Moen is yet another household name in faucets, and they’ve been around for now over 8 decades. Legend has it that one night in 1937, Al Moen went to wash his hands in a regular two-handle faucet but was greeted unceremoniously by a burst of scalding hot water – prompting him to go about creating the one handle faucet. Fast forward a few decades, and virtually every kitchen sink now uses a single-handed faucet design based on Moen’s original.
Today, Moen faucets come in virtually any style – not just single-handle faucets. Most of their faucets are made from brass, making them far more hefty and durable than other faucet brands, which often use plastic with a metal plating. All Moen Faucets also come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty (shortened to 5 years in Commercial Settings) against leaks, drips and finish defects.
Moen Customer Service is also known for being excellent. Should you have any problems with your faucet, they will assist you and help you find the replacement parts or expertise that you need – something you can’t always count on from other brands.
The Moen Faucet Lineup
Whether you’re looking for a faucet for your modern or contemporary kitchen, or one for an Old-World style, you can find a Moen faucet that will get the job done. Prices range from less than $100 for a basic metal kitchen faucet with no frills, to over $600 for some of their more expensive models – such as the 90-Degreee Pull-Out Faucet. In the middle, you’ll find mainstays of their line such as the Arbor line and the Align.
Moen’s top-of-the-line faucets generally come with a few features that add to their attractiveness, such as Power Boost, which increases water pressure and force up to 50% without increasing water usage, to make cleaning dishes even easier. Another technology that Moen faucets include is their DuraLock Quick Connect system, which eliminates the need for tools for installation, and makes installing the faucet easy. Real Easy – faucets with Quick Connect take no more than a few minutes to get up and running.
As for finishes, you can usually grab Moen faucets in one of several different finishes – Brass, Chrome, among others. But Moen’s own favorite is their SpotResist Stainless Steel, which repels grease and fingerprints to keep the faucet smooth and clean all the time.
Finally, if you’re interested in a touchless faucet, Moen MotionSense faucets include two sensors that detect motion and activate the water with nothing but a wave of your hand. They’re more responsive than many other motion or touch-activated faucets and make hands-free operation easy.
|Faucet||GPM||Style||Finishes||Compatible Hole Mounts|
|Moen Arbor One-Handle Pulldown Faucet||1.5||Pull-Down||Chrome, SpotResist Stainless Steel, Oil-Rubbed Bronze,||1-hole and 3-hole|
|Best Pull-Out Faucet: Moen 90-Degree Spot Resist Pull-Out||1.5 GPM||Pull-Out||Stainless Steel, Chrome||1-hole and 3-hole|
|Moen 5923 Align One-Handle Pre-Rinse Spring Pulldown Kitchen Faucet||1.5||Industrial-Style||Chrome, Matte Black, Stainless Steel||1-hole and 3-hole|
|Moen Arbor MotionSense Two-Sensor Touchless Pull-Down Faucet||1.5||Pull Down, Touchless|
|Moen Belfield Two-Handle High-Arc Faucet||1.5||Chrome, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Spot-Resistant Stainless||Oil-rubbed bronze, Stainless Steel, Chrome.||1-hole and 3-hole|
Best Moen Kitchen Faucets Reviews
Best Pull-Down Faucet : Moen Arbor One-Handle Pulldown Faucet
Aesthetically smooth and simple, the Moen Arbor is an elegant faucet with a transitional style that works in almost any kitchen – contemporary or more traditional.
- It has a Pull Down Reflex system, which gives the hose a strong reflex and spring, and helps it retract quickly into the faucet handle. The spout swivels a full 360-degrees.
- Power Boost technology gives increased water power for powering off dishes with a simple press of a button – increasing spray power up to 50%.
- Moen includes their DuraLock quick connect system, which eliminates the need for tools and makes installing faucets easy. It works on both 1-hole and 3-hole sinks and countertops and includes an escutcheon to work with both.
- It’s made from metal, ensuring it’s durable and high-quality, as opposed to the plastic used in so many other faucets and brands.
- The Stainless-Steel Finish has SpotResist, which resists spots and stains from hands and fingers.
- It develops some leaks after a few years. This is a common complaint from users, who find the o-rings and tightening nuts will come loose after time and need to be tightened regularly.
- It’s loud. Some people find the combination of the aerator and the water a bit loud for a faucet.
- GPM is only 1.5. This is a bit lower than the GPM from many other faucet brands, which tend to be closer to 1.75 to 2 gpm. While that doesn’t seem like much, it definitely makes some tasks (like filling a pot of water) take much longer.
Best Pull-Out Faucet: Moen 90-Degree Spot Resist Pull-Out
The Moen 90-Degree line features modern styling for modern, minimalist kitchens – with the clean lines and square corners to prove it. Moen calls it a “study in minimalism.” The 90-Degree Pull is designed for easy maneuvering and flexibility of the faucet head, among many of the other features you would expect from Moen.
- It’s super stylish. This goes without saying, but it looks fantastic in any contemporary or modern kitchen.
- The DuraLock Quick Connect System makes installation super easy and allows it to work with both 1-hole and 3-hole kitchen designs. Installation is fast and quick and requires minimal tools.
- Different modes – aerated stream for everyday jobs and heavy-duty rinse for tougher jobs – let you work in almost any situation. Just flick a switch and change modes.
- There’s a pause function, which lets you conveniently pause the water flow without turning the faucet or water temperature. This is an unusual find on a faucet, but one that is most welcome; it helps reduce water waste and makes some tasks a lot easier.
- The Spot Resist finish ensures that fingerprints and grease don’t make a mess of the faucet. The build is also metal, ensuring it’s durable and high-quality.
- It’s expensive. The Moen 90-Degree is one of the most expensive faucets Moen (and virtually all other name brand faucet brands) makes.
- GPM is a low, at only 1.5 gpm. Filling pots can be slow and water pressure can be somewhat low, as well.
Touchless Faucet: Moen Arbor MotionSense Two-Sensor Touchless Pull-Down Faucet
The Moen Arbor MotionSense is the touchless version of the Moen Arbor, with the same sleek transitional styling but a few more high-tech features that really set it apart.
- MotionSense sensors placed at the top and bottom of the faucet allow you to turn the water on with a wave of your hand. No need to touch the handle with dirty hands, or when your carrying a large pot of water.
- The sensors are responsive and accurate. On many other brands, touchless sensors can be a bit finicky and unresponsive, requiring multiple waves of the hand to really work.
- Moen’s Reflex System with 68” hose gives you flexibility with the hose, 360-degree swivel, and lots of room to maneuver the hose. Everything from filling pots to washing vegetables is quick and easy, and the handle can be positioned virtually anywhere. And, it docks easily and firmly back into the faucet.
- It has the same Power Clean technology as other Moen faucets, increasing water pressure and cleaning power without requiring a higher rate of flow. This also reduces overall water consumption, as less water is required for the same jobs.
- It’s very easy to install. Thanks to the DuraLock Quick Connect System, installation is quick and painless and requires few tools.
- It requires an electricity source to power the sensor. Faucets don’t usually require any electricity, but the Arbor Motionsense requires either 6 AA batteries to run, or to be plugged into an AC adapter, which can be purchases separately.
- Flow rate is low and unsatisfactory. At only 1.5 gpm, it’s slow for many tasks, but the Power Clean system does ensure strong enough water pressure for cleaning.
Industrial/Fusion Style: Moen Align
The Moen Align brings the functionality and looks of a modern industrial kitchen to your home, with its clean, minimal Fusion-style pre-rinse faucet and spring design. It’s one of the more-expensive Moen faucets on our list, but worth the hefty price tag.
- At 22” high, with a 10” spout reach, and extra-long pulldown wand, it’s a versatile, flexible faucet for virtually any use. Two spray modes – aerated and rinse ensure you can do everything from powering dried food off your dishes, to thoroughly scrubbing your vegetables. Filling a large pasta pot of water is easy. According to Moen, it has roughly 4x the reach of other spring faucets.
- It comes with the DuraLock quick connect system to make installation easy. It also works with a very wide variety of different sinks and countertops – both one and three-hole setups.
- It’s made of metal. Compared to cheaper plastic faucets, this one is durable, hefty and built to last.
- It looks great. Does anything else really matter? Available finishes include Chrome, Matte Black and Spot Resist Stainless Steel.
- The spray head itself is not metal, but plastic. This could compromise quality and durability but should not affect looks or overall design; it’s just disappointing to spend several hundred dollars on high-and faucet and receive plastic components.
- The Align suffers from low water pressure. A common complaint with Moen faucets, but the flow rate is low, even with Moen’s Power Clean Technology.
Two-Handle Faucet: Moen Belfield Two-Handle High-Arc Faucet
Finally, if you’re looking for a more traditional and two-handle faucet design, look no further than the Belfield. With it’s two-handle design, side sprayer and classic detailing, it’s a classy but understated faucet for any traditional or Old-World kitchen.
- Two different handle letters make it easy to adjust the water temperature. Control both hot and cold at the same time.
- It comes with the DuraLock quick connect system for easy installing. No complicated setup or tools required – setup takes only minutes.
- The metal build is substantial and durable. You can feel the quality and heft in your hand, and the faucet feels like immovable when properly installed.
- It has a side sprayer. You can’t pull the faucet head itself out, but the side sprayer allows you to reach around the sink for cleaning, filling pots, etc.
- Comes in three finishes: Chrome, Oil-Rubbed Bronze and Spot-Resist Stainless.
- There isn’t enough water pressure. Flow rate is lower, as with a lot of Moen faucets.
- It cannot be installed on one-hole or three-hole sinks. This should be obvious considering that is has 4 parts and means it can only be installed on a few select sinks; 4-hole sink mounts are not as popular as 1-hole or 3-hole.