Kraus Pre-Rinse Faucet – Better than it Looks?

The Kraus Pre-Rinse Faucet has a very industrial design. In fact, it looks like it just came out of a commercial kitchen.

Commercial Kraus Pre-Rinse Faucet in Residential Kitchen, Stainless Steel Finish, Model KPF-1602SS

The hefty spout grip along with the wide coil spring and high arch make this spring spout faucet impressive. Actually, it could easily become the focal point of a kitchen island.

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Note: If the Kraus is out of stock, check out the Homax Commercial Faucet. It looks almost identical, plus it comes with a matching deck plate.

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This Kraus Faucet Offers a Surprisingly Good Value

Close-Up View of Kraus Pre-Rinse Spring Coil Kitchen Faucet SpoutHowever, the Kraus faucet has more going for it than just its looks. Underneath everything, this product uses top quality components.

For example, it has a Kerox ceramic cartridge to prevent drips. Plus, the spout has a low-flow Neoperl aerator to save water without impacting water pressure.

Kraus manufactures a wide variety of kitchen and bathroom faucets as well as sinks and accessories. They combine advanced technology with cutting edge designs, which make their products look and function like they are expensive.

However, don’t be deceived. Their products cost less than you might think. Plus, they include a limited lifetime warranty, so that adds even more value to the faucet.

What’s the Downside?

These commercial faucets are designed for large, deep sinks. If you have a shallow sink, you might experience some overspray when you wash dishes.

However, you can minimize this problem by not turning up the water all the way when you use the sprayer. Alternatively, you could use the horizontal arm with the aerator, which produces much less splash.

How to Install a Kraus Pre-Rinse Faucet

Kraus Pre-Rinse Faucet Installation Guide and Instruction Manual, Model KPF-1602SSThis faucet is easy to install, mainly due to its single-hole mounting. In addition, the package includes all of the hardware needed to complete installation.

The only tools you will need include a phillips head screwdriver and an adjustable wrench. Plus, you may want to have a bucket, safety goggles and silicone sealant on hand.

You can find complete step-by-step installation instructions here.

Kraus Pre-Rinse Faucet Specs:

  • Faucet Height: 29″-32″
  • Spout Height: 11.5″
  • Spout Reach: 8.5″
  • Max Deck Thickness: 1.75″
  • Spout Swivel: 360 degrees
  • Flow Rate: 1.8 GPM
  • Finish: Stainless Steel or Chrome
  • Model #: KPF-1602SS
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Cost of the Kraus Commercial Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet

At about $300, this spring spout faucet falls in the center of the median price range. For example, higher-end models run around $600, while lower-end versions cost about $120.

With all the functionality and style that com along with the Kraus, I personally think it offers a good value. Not to mention an impressive look that will last a long time.

Note: That said, Kraus makes a cheaper alternative: the KPF-1612 chrome commercial style pre-rinse kitchen faucet. It does not feature the cool-looking hand grip sprayer, but it costs about 50% less.

Kraus KPF-1612 Commercial Pre-Rinse FaucetIn addition, this model is approximately 11 inches shorter than the pre-rinse faucet above. Although some people prefer the taller faucet, the shorter version can look better in some smaller kitchens (and it still has plenty of height).

By the way, the KPF-1612 still includes the powerful pre-rinse feature and swiveling spout. It also has a more residential-looking contemporary design.

Plus, this model also has some other limitations. For one, it only has one spout (versus 2). And, you can only get it in chrome, but stainless steel.

All that said, the price is a definite plus. Kraus makes high-quality kitchen fixtures, and I don’t think you can go wrong with either version. They even offer live support at their toll free phone number, should you have any questions. 1-800-775-0703