Grohe is a well-known and reputable name in the faucet scene. In fact, they may be in the running as the most well-known name out there. The German faucet-maker has been around since 1936, so they definitely know a thing or two about creating high-quality, dependable and stylish faucets. Whether you’re planning a contemporary or a more traditional design, Grohe’s lineup of European-style faucets will provide an elegant addition to your kitchen or bathroom.
While not all Grohe faucets are made in Germany (many still are, but an item from the US line is likely to be made in Portugal or China), they still carry that sense of German-engineered design and quality that they’re known for. With some of the lower-end and mid-priced faucets, you may come across some occasional quality-control issues – such as leaky O-rings. But the overall build quality of the faucets themselves is known to be superb. Grohe also constructs most of their faucets from metal – usually solid brass – as opposed to the chrome-plated plastic construction most other brands use.
Ready to look at The Best Kitchen Faucets from Grohe? Keep reading to see our picks.
|Faucet Model||Style||Flow Rate||Material||Finish(es)|
|Concetto Single-Handle Pull-Down High Arc Kitchen Faucet||Pull-Down||1.75 gpm||Brass||Starlight Chrome, Silver|
|Grohe Eurodisc||Pull-Out||1.75 gpm||Brass||Chrome, Starlight, Stainless Steel|
|GROHE 30295000 Essence New Semi-Pro Single Handle Kitchen Faucet||Fusion-Style||1.75 gpm||Brass||Starlight Chrome, Supersteel InfinityFinish|
|Ladylux Touch Electronic Single Handle Pull||Touch||1.75 gpm||Brass||Starlight Chrome, Super Steel|
|Classic II 2-Handle Bar Faucet||Two-Handle||1.75 gpm||Brass||Starlight Chrome|
Each Grohe faucet is also backed up with a Limited Lifetime Warranty – so if there are any defects, Grohe will replace any parts or faucets for free.
The Grohe Lineup
As mentioned, whatever style faucet you’re looking for, it’s likely Grohe makes it. Their specialty is generally European-style Modern and Contemporary faucets, but they have a smattering of traditional French, German and other old-world style faucets too; these look excellent in old-fashioned and country homes. The Bridgeford, for example, is a beautiful Old-World style faucet that comes in a variety of finishes and doesn’t cost as much as a higher-end model might.
Fronting their line of kitchen faucets are classic designs such as Pull-Downs and Pull-Outs, which you can find for as little as $100. And if spending a bit more is worth it to you, you could also easily spend as much as $600 for a top-of-the-line Grohe faucet. Most, however, can be found in the $200-300 range, which is enough to get a quality, stylish product, but not so much as to break the bank.
Grohe also makes some new, modern designs, such as the Essence New Semi-Pro. It’s an updated take on the classic industrial style faucet (also known as Fusion style), with a flexible, insulated hose taking the place of the traditional spring. They also make Touch-Activated faucets (not touchless), like the LadyLux Touch, which turn on and off and can control temperature with a simple brush of the wrist.
And, Grohe just makes some simple, easy-to-use staples, like the Classic II. Almost all these faucets are made of durable, quality brass, and come in an array of finishes – Chrome, Stainless Steel, one that Grohe calls Supersteel Infinity Finish, and their flagship finish – Starlight Chrome, which protects the surface and prevents tarnishing and corrosion.
Grohe also makes great use of their SilkMove cartridges, which ensure the handle moves smoothly and consistently, as well as SpeedClean – which prevents calcium build and lets you clean it up with a single wipe.
Best Grohe Kitchen Faucet Reviews
Pull-Down: Concetto Single-Handle Pull-Down High Arc Kitchen Faucet
For sleek, modern style, the Grohe Concetto Single-Handle Pull-Down looks as good as it gets. Grohe describes it as a “visual feast on the outside and a tempting delight on the inside” – elegant praise for a faucet, for sure, but not too far off.
- The Concetto has Grohe “Silkmove technology”. This makes controlling the water temperature and flow volume super easy – even with one finger – as the handle moves smoothly and evenly. No sticking or jumping.
- The dual-spray head has a push-button lock, allowing to easily switch between spray and full flow, and then lock that spray mode into play.
- The head swivels 360 degrees, making it versatile and convenient, and making filling up large pots and cleaning out the nooks and crannies dishes easy.
- Grohe SpeedClean technology prevents limescale and calcium build-up, making cleaning the spray head effortless – just wipe your finger across it – and ensures water flow is never obstructed.
- Water pressure is weak. A lot of users find it slow and that it takes forever to fill or wash anything. This is perhaps the largest and most popular complaint people have with the Concetto, and the one most worth being concerned about.
- The aerator can splash water everywhere. Grohe uses a custom-size aerator that doesn’t always work properly and causes water to flow unevenly.
- It sometimes leaks under the sink. Typically, at the part where the hose attaches to the spray head.
Pull-Out: Grohe Eurodisc
It’s not quite as modern in style as the Concetto, but the Grohe Eurodisc Single Handle is our pick for best Grohe Pull-Out Faucet. The design is a bit more conventional, making it appropriate for contemporary or more traditional kitchen designs, and the three finishes – Chrome, Stainless Steel and Starlight – all work perfectly in any home.
- Grohe Starlight Finish adds scratch and tarnish-resistance, and gives the faucet a smooth, silky shine.
- The handle boasts a SilkMove cartridge, ensuring easy, one-handed use and control, pinpointing exact water temperature and flow. It’s easy and intuitive to use and pinpointing exact water temperature and flow is effortless.
- Two spray modes – regular flow and spray – are easy to use, thanks to the locking push button control.
- The faucet body is made of metal. In this case, it’s made from a metal casting plated in chrome or stainless steel. Many faucets – even a lot of expensive ones– are simply plastic with a decorative plating.
- The pull-out faucet and hose are long enough to use comfortably. At the same time, however, the hose is short enough to retract easily, and it doesn’t droop from the faucet.
- It’s not as durable as it could be. From a reputable brand like Grohe, you would expect it to lasts years – but for some people, it stops working or starts leaking badly after a year or so.
- Again, water pressure is low. This seems to be a running problem with some Grohe faucets, and may point to incorrect installation or quality control issues.
Industrial/Fusion Style: GROHE 30295000 Essence New Semi-Pro Single Handle Kitchen Faucet
The Grohe Essence is the perfect blend of an industrial/fusion-style faucet and a modern, sleek, in-home style. Instead of the traditional spring usually found on the extra-tall faucet head, it boasts a flexible GROHFlexx Santoprene hose, which lends some flexibility and springiness, while also remaining streamlined and stylish. It’s one of Grohe’s most premium, high-end offerings.
- The usual Silkmove cartridge ensures easy, smooth control of the water and temperature – even with one hand.
- Magnetic docking is integrated into the spray head, making it easy to put back into place. No fiddling or around or trying to snap it into the right spot; simply bring it close to the dock and let it snap itself into place.
- The Grohe Smoothturn spring arm inside the faucet gives 360-degree rotation. Pair that with the flexible hose and you get complete coverage of the entire sink – and even around it, if needed.
- The Santoprene hose surface prevents dirt and grime from sticking. The result is a clean, germ-free hose that is easy to wipe down and clean.
- The extra-tall spout makes filling and washing large pots easy. This is one of the benefits of a Fusion-style faucet (besides looking great); you can work with industrial cookware and pots.
- It sometimes ships without mounting hardware. This isn’t as much a problem with the faucet as it is with Grohe’s shipping, but it can be frustrating and difficult to open a faucet without everything you need. The installation instructions are also poor.
- The Smoothturn head isn’t as smooth as it could be. It’s great to be able to swivel the faucet head 360 degrees, but it can sometimes stick and be difficult to move with one hand.
Touch Faucet: Ladylux Touch Electronic Single Handle Pull
The Grohe LadyLux Touch combines elegant minimalism with modern touch technology. Technically, it’s not touchless; it’s a pull-out faucet with a sensor that turns the water on with nothing more than a touch of your wrist or forearm, while looking classy and stylish the whole time.
- EasyTouch Technology starts water flow with just a touch. No need to touch the handle with dirty or bacteria-laden hands. Simply brush it with your wrist or forearm and stick your hands under the flowing water. Moving the faucet will also not set off the water.
- Water Temperature can be controlled by touch, too. No worries about burning your hands.
- Touch-Activated Cleaning Mode is activated after touching the sensor for 8 minutes. Combined with SpeedClean, this keeps the faucet head clear of dirt and limescale buildup.
- Water turns off automatically after 60 seconds. If you forget to turn the water off, it will just do itself; you can even adjust the length of time before it automatically turns off, as you see fit.
- There’s an adjustable flow rate limiter, which lets you determine the maximum amount of water flow.
- It’s hard to setup. The Ladylux Touch can be a bit difficult to assemble, at least for first-timers installers. It comes in several different pieces requiring some instructions and assembly.
- The Touch isn’t flawlessly sensitive. Using the faucet us super easy, and the touch functionality is awesome – but it can be harder to turn on and off than you might expect. Some people complain it might take a second touch to work.
Two Handle: Classic II 2-Handle-Bar Faucet
Finally, we’re big fans of this classic, no-frills faucet. The Classic II bit different than the others on our list; much simpler and less flashy. But it’s unique and an excellent faucet that doesn’t break the bank.
- It’s very high-quality and well-built. The simplicity of the design cuts out a lot unnecessary moving parts, and Grohe put effort into creating a piece that delivers on quality and durability; it’s made from solid brass – no plastic in sight.
- The two handle knobs are easy to use. Yes, they’re smaller than most other faucet handles, but they’re super-smooth and make achieving consistent water temperature easy. They’ve got Grohe’s Silkmove cartridges.
- It’s Easy to Install. The Classic II requires only one mounting hole to install and does not require a deck plate. Installation should be quick, even if you’re not experienced.
- It’s heat-insulated. The faucet and spout will not heat up when running hot water through, so you can grab it and swivel it the full 360 degrees comfortably, without burning yourself.
- It sometimes leaks. The overall build quality is superb, but as with a lot of Grohe faucets, there can be some issues with the o-ring; specifically, where the hose attaches to the water supply. If this happens with your faucet, you’ll need to find a thicker o-ring that creates a worthy seal.
- The hold/cold handles turn in opposite directions. Seems like a small thing, but it can also seem counter-intuitive and take some getting used to.