If you’re ready to upgrade to a new faucet for your kitchen sink, but don’t have a lot of room, a pull out faucet may be in order. Pull Out kitchen faucets take the best of a pull down faucet (the ability to pull the spray wand out on a hose) and combine it with a low profile; pull down faucets tend to be large and high-arc, but pull out faucets come in shapes and sizes generally more appropriate for smaller sinks and kitchens – whether that’s a small corner in your contemporary apartment or part of a newly-renovated farmhouse kitchen.
With a pull out faucet, you still get all the benefits of a detachable spray wand, and you’ll be able to fill large pots that don’t fit in the sink, wash countertops and spray down pans – without as much bulk. Here’s our take on the best pull out kitchen faucets of 2018.
|Faucet||Flow Rate (Gallons Per Minute)||Material||Finishes||Style|
|Delta Collins Single-Handle Kitchen Pull-Out Faucet||1.8 gpm||Brass||Chrome, Spot Resistant Stainless||Contemporary|
|Moen Brantford One-Handle High Arc Pull Out Faucet||1.5 gpm||Brass||Spot Resistant Stainless, Chrome||Traditional|
|Hansgrohe Allegro E Single Hole Pull Out Faucet||2.2 gpm||Brass||Steel Optik, Chrome||Contemporary|
|Kraus Modern Oletto Single Lever Pull-Out||1.5 gpm||Brass/Metal||Chrome, Stainless, Spot Free Stainless||Modern|
|KOHLER K-7505-BL Purist Primary Pull out Kitchen Faucet||1.5 gpm||Brass||Matte Black, Polished Chrome, Vibrant Polished Nickel, Vibrant Stainless||Modern|
What Do You Need To Look For In A Pull Out Kitchen Faucet?
Choosing a pull out faucet starts with the basic considerations you must look at for any faucet – such as fit, style, build quality and water pressure.
How Many Mounting Holes Does Your Sink Have?
Most newer sinks have one hole for installing a faucet, and for that reason, so do most faucets. If you like two-handle faucets or faucets with side sprayers, however, your sink will probably 3 or more holes. Many newer faucets are now designed for one-hole sinks but can install on three-hole sinks with an optional escutcheon or mounting plate.
Does It Have Ceramic Or Rubber Valves?
Very few faucets have rubber valves anymore, though they can still be found on cheaper models. Ceramic disc valves are a huge improvement in terms of quality, smoothness of operation, and withstanding leaks, as they create a much better seal and don’t wear out as quickly as rubber valves. Some cheaper models also use stainless cartridge valves, which are less expensive but still offer a good seal.
Pay Attention To Water Pressure and Flow Rate
Water pressure and flow rate are important; there’s nothing worse than weak water pressure that can barely even clean the dishes. Look for a minimum of 1.75 gpm at 60 PS, and above 2 gpm is even better. Many faucets also now have spray-boosting systems that increase the spray power without requiring more water – essentially a Jet mode – for cleaning dishes.
So What Do You Need To Know About Pull Out Faucets In Particular?
How Tall Is the Arc And Reach? How Deep Is The Sink?
One reason people opt for pull out faucets over similar pull-down styles is their lower profile. Pull out faucets are usually somewhat shorter than pull down models and have a lower arc, which makes them fit better in smaller sinks and kitchens or those in front of a window or underneath cabinets, where a high arc faucet would be out of place. Make sure the faucet you choose fits your sink, in both size and style. (And if you do want something a little more high-arc, you can find pull out faucets that fit that look).
Is the Hose Long Enough? Does It Lock In Place?
Before you settle on a faucet, see if the hose is long enough to pull out and reach as far as you need it to. Also make sure it retracts firmly into the faucet, either by trying it yourself or reading reviews to see how homeowners like it. Finally, pay attention to docking systems and magnets, such as Delta’s MagnaTite Docking.
Is The Spray Wand A Full Handle?
Also pay attention to whether it’s a full handle – where essentially the whole faucet comes out from the base – or just the wand end, which is less common on pull out faucets than it is on pull down. A full handle gives you more grip and control over where you spray the water, while a smaller wand is more convenient and often more attractive.
Best Pull Out Kitchen Faucet Reviews: Our Top Picks For 2018
Delta Collins Single-Handle Kitchen Pull-Out Faucet
You’re looking for a something stylish but simple – a pull out faucet that doesn’t steal the attention from the rest of the room or take up too much space. The Delta Collins Single Handle Pull Out is exactly what you’re looking for; simple, sturdy and reasonably priced.
- It rocks Delta’s MagnaTite docking. Magnets integrated into the faucet help the spray wand lock neatly into place and stay that; it also keeps it from drooping over time.
- Delta’s DiamondSeal Technology uses diamonds embedded in the valve to ensure smooth operation, reduce leak points, and increase durability and lifespan. It will last a very long time – Delta claims twice the industry standard. On/Off and Water Temperature are very easy to control. The handle runs smooth and easy, thanks to the embedded diamonds.
- It installs on both 1-hole and 3-hole sinks, is super easy to put together. Everything you need is included, such as their InnoFlex PEX water piping and cable, and an optional escutcheon for use on 3-hole sinks.
- Water pressure is excellent. At 1.8 gpm and coming right out of the straight faucet, it’s powerful high-flow enough for virtually any job.
- It only swivels 30 degrees. Full rotation, or at least 180 degrees, is far more preferable, allowing you to access the entire sink and reach far corners.
- It sometimes dribbles water. Be sure to tighten it up firmly if you’d like to avoid any drips or leakage from the spout.
Moen Brantford One-Handle High Arc Pull Out Faucet
You’re still looking for something simple and easy, but also want a bit of decoration and style to finish out your Old World kitchen. That’s where the Moen Brantford comes in. This pull out faucet with a moderate arc, comes from trusty faucetmaker Moen, and delivers a real punch in a very reasonably-priced package.
- The arc is high enough for even the largest of pots. It complements kitchens of all styles and sizes.
- It has Moen’s PowerClean spray tech, which increases spray power by up to 50%. It does this without increasing water consumption, which stays at 1.5 gpm, but allows it to power grease and grime off the dirtiest of dishes.
- The spray wand is smooth, retracts snappily, and docks firmly into place. Moen’s Reflex system makes sure it doesn’t droop or hang over time.
- It installs easily. The Moen DuraLock system quickly connects into place within minutes. It also works on both 1-hole and 3-hole sink mounts.
- It has a Spot-Resistant Stainless Steel Finish. Cleaning fingerprints and grease is easy – simply wipe down with a rag or paper towel.
- Moen backs it up with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
- Flow Rate is low without PowerClean technology. At only 1.5 gpm, it can take a while to fill a pot.
- The spray wand is plastic. A full brass faucet set is far better and more durable, while plastic is known to have more problems with leaks and fittings.
Hansgrohe Allegro E Single Hole Pull Out Faucet
How about another contemporary faucet with a bit more arc, and this time, something a bit more sleek? The German-designed Allegro E from Hansgrohe will get the job done. It’s a modern faucet in the upper-middle price range, and enough style to fit in any home – exactly what you would expect from a trusted name like Hansgrohe.
- It has a 150-degree swivel range, giving access to the entire sink. Two flow modes – Full Spray and Needle Spray (Aerated).
- The ceramic valve is virtually leakproof and gives super-smooth operation. Controlling water temperature is effortless, and it should last years of heavy use.
- The silicone QuickClean Faucet Head prevents buildup of calcium and lime and is easy to clean. All it needs is to be wiped with your fingers or a rag.
- The quality is excellent. The Allegro is made entirely from brass – even the faucet head – and will hold up to years of use. Properly installed, it rarely leaks or cracks.
- Homeowners find it extremely easy to use and install. Hansgrohe includes flexible 3/8” hoses to make installing even easier.
- It doesn’t have magnetic docking. This would help the hose and spray wand retract into place and lock it in place to prevent drooping.
- Flow rate isn’t as high as advertised. Some models advertise 1.75 to 2.2 gpm, but in reality, it can more between 1.5 and 1.7 gpm. Water pressure is good, but if you like high flow, this may not be the faucet for you.
Kraus Modern Oletto Single Lever Pull-Out
Sturdy and affordable, the Kraus Oletto is another silky smooth, modern faucet for modern and contemporary kitchens. It features an all-metal build and exceptional quality you can count on for years of durable use.
- It uses Kraus’ QuickDock installation system, which eliminates any need to fasten the faucet under the sink. Just drop the base into the mounting hole, tighten, and drop the faucet into the base and connect the piping. Installation is really that easy, and takes a matter of minutes.
- A low-flow, Neoperl Aerator increases water pressure without increasing water consumption. And it’s easy to clean, with a rubber faucet nozzle that prevents calcium buildup.
- There are 2 spray settings – Spray and Stream – as well as a pause setting. The pause feature is very welcome and gives much more control than a lot of other faucets.
- The single-handle with ceramic valve is silky smooth. Controlling water and temperature is as easy as it gets, the lever is almost fun to use.
- It comes with a Kerox ceramic cartridge, tested to last over 500,000 cycles. That is years upon years of use.
- The spout only swivels 120 degrees. We always recommend at least 180 degrees, and 360 degrees is even better when available.
- Parts can be hard to find. When repairs or replacements are warranted (usually after a few years of use), Kraus parts must often be shipped from overseas.
KOHLER K-7505-BL Purist Primary Pull Out Kitchen Faucet
Ready to go completely modern? Want your kitchen sink to really stand out? The Kohler Purist is a pull out faucet that is as clean and elegant as it gets, with a very high-arc spout (for a pull out) and 360-degree rotation that allow for max versatility when filling large pots and cleaning dishes.
- It rotates 360 degrees, allowing you to reach virtually anywhere within range of the hose – far corners of the sink, countertops, odd and irregularly-shaped dishes are all within reach.
- The three-function spray head toggles easily between spray, laminar flow and pause. Switch the water on and off without reaching for the handle to change flow rate and temperature.
- Kohler’s ProMotion technology features a lightweight and nearly-silent nylon hose with ball-joint. The hose is smooth and dexterous to use and retracts easily into the faucet head.
- There’s a built-in temperature memory, which keeps water at the last-used temperature. When you turn the water back on, it will be as hot or cold as you left it. Combine that with the pause feature for a super-convenient faucet.
- Kohler’s MasterClean Sprayface makes cleaning the faucet easy; it withstands mineral build-up and can be wiped clean with a towel.
- The drip-free ceramic disc valves are rated to withstand years of heavy use.
- Flow rate is low. At only 1.5 gpm, it’s slow and could be much higher. This is a common complaint among similar faucets, but one you’d expect to be resolved at this price range.
- It’s expensive. It’s one of the priciest faucets Kohler makes, and one of the most expensive on our list, but none of its features demand that price tag.