Kitchen Faucets: Pull-out or Pull-down?

If you are someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen then your kitchen faucet is probably pretty important to you. In fact for many of us it is one of the most used products in the kitchen. Pull-out style faucets have been popular for a long time and in recent years pull-down models have become more common. Of course there are tons of choices so let’s look at some of the possibilities.



Ladylux Pro Dual Spray Main Sink


– OK, in the interest of full disclosure I have to admit that Grohe has been a favorite of mine for years. The

Ladylux Cafe

 original Ladylux was one of the first pull-out spray faucets available in the United States. Today, the Ladylux is available in several variations with the Ladylux Plus 3 being today’s version of the classic high neck pull-out and the Ladylux Café 3 as a pull-down. The recently introduced Ladylux Pro has a sleeker, more contemporary look but still offers a multi-spray option. Price range on Ladylux models is $399 to $640, depending on model and finish. We display all models of the Ladylux.



Allegro E Gourmet Pull-down


– When I started with General Plumbing in the mid 90s one of our most popular faucets was made by Hansgrohe. They discontinued that model in the early 2000s and for several years did not have a strong presence in the kitchen. That changed a few years ago with the introduction of the Allegro E series.  The Allegro E 2-spray Gourmet is

Allegro E Pull-out

 available in both a pull-out and a pull-down. Both feature a side mount handle that has been designed so as not to interfere with the backsplash in even the closest installation. The Allegro pull-out has a lower spout with top mount handle. All are available in chrome and Steel Optik. Prices range from $342 – $600 and are on display in our showroom.


KWC Eve Luminaqua

KWC EVE AND ONO– KWC has always offered innovative product. They were also one of the earliest makers of pull-out faucets and the KWC Domo was for a long time a top seller. It was distinguished by a locking spray head that was unique.

KWC Ono Pullout

 Today’s KWC includes unique designs in their Ono, Ava and Eve series. The Eve features the Luminaqua option, a lightedwater stream. The Suprimo and Deco styles are more traditional. Finally Systema series takes it’s inspiration from commercial equipment and translates it to residential use.  KWC faucets are available in a wide range of finish and price.



Brizo Talo SmartTouch Pull-down


– in 2010 Brizo introduced their Smart Touch technology to the “Talo” and “Venuto” kitchen faucets.  SmartTouch allows the user to turn the faucet on/off with just a touch to any part of the faucet. This allows you to work “hands-free” which keeps the

Venuto Smart Touch Pull-down

 faucet clean and helps you save water by making it easy to turn the water off and of while working. Both models also offer a pull-out spray with a magnetic housing that guides and secures the spray head after each use. We display both these models in our working faucet installation in our showroom. Prices range from $475.00 to $650.00.



Showhouse Ascent Pull-down


– Showhouse is a division of Moen, a company that got it’s start when Al Moen created a washerless cartridge that lead to the creation of single handled Moen faucets. Now Moen has introduced their new Duralast cartridge to several of the Showhouse models. This

Showhouse Woodmere Pull-down

 cartridge uses ceramic disc technology which provides for a smooth, more precise operation. The Showhouse “Woodmere” is a traditional design pull-down available in both main sink and prep sink models. The “Ascent” offers a more contemporary design in both a pull-out model and a pull-down for main sink and prep sink. Most models are on display in the AC Showroom. Available in chrome and stainless prices range from $450.00 to $760.00.


 This is a sampling of some of the most popular models but there are many more available. Please come visit us and see our working display.

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