Kitchen faucet made for more work and less play

  • A touchless kitchen faucet allows you to turn the faucet on and off electronically without touching the handle. Kohler—TNS

Tribune News Service
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Q: Dear Ed: I’m a pretty serious home chef and would like to upgrade my current kitchen faucet. I’m looking for a heavy-duty work faucet, but I don’t want a commercial-looking faucet in my nice kitchen. Can you suggest the type of kitchen faucet I should search for?

— Jackie, New York

A: I recommend you check out a semi-professional kitchen faucet. These faucets are great for serious home chefs since they do combine performance and style.

Most semi-professional faucets have arched spring-loaded pull-down spray heads, great for a multitude of food prep and cleaning tasks. The special faucet head may also feature different spray settings that you can use for things like washing fruits/veggies, filling pots and power cleaning pans.

Other features can include single-handle operation and magnetic docking to securely lock the spray head in place when not in the pull-down mode.

Bottom line: If you consider yourself a semi-pro chef, installing a semi-pro kitchen faucet can be the way to go.

Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelg@cs.com. Always consult local contractors and codes.