Tired of washing dishes the old-fashioned way? If you're like me, you hate washing dishes. It's a necessary evil, but it's not exactly my favorite thing to do. That's why I love a touchless kitchen faucet- they make dishwashing so much easier! Not having to touch the faucet makes a huge difference when your hands are covered in soap and water or other yucky stuff.
A touchless kitchen faucet will make dishwashing so much easier and faster, you won't believe the difference! Not only is it more efficient, but a touchless kitchen faucet also looks sleek and modern in any kitchen. You'll love how easy they are to use, and how much time they save you during dishwashing.
In this blog post, we will take a look at 5 of the best touchless kitchen faucets on the market today. We'll compare their features so that you can find the perfect one for your home!
How We Choose the Best
Touchless kitchen faucets are all the rage, but it can be hard to know which one to buy. Some are called "touchless" and some are called "touch-on". What's the difference? We'll clarify the difference for you in our review.
With so many on the market, it can be tough to figure out which one is the best touchless faucet for your needs.
Bertie's Buzz has done the research for you. We've looked at factors like installation ease, hose performance, sensor design, and power source as well as other features to bring you our top picks for the best touchless kitchen faucets.
And if that's not enough, we've also got a list of Frequently Asked Questions about these products so you can make an informed decision before you buy.
Moen Arbor Smart Touchless Faucet
Has total convenience with the Moen Smart Water App!
Looking for a faucet that offers maximum convenience? Meet the Moen Arbor 7594EVSRS Smart Faucet, your new kitchen best friend.
We Love It Because:
It has 4 ways to control water flow: Moen Smart Water App, voice, hands-free, or manual.
The sensor is on the front of the faucet if you choose the hands-free ability to connect to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for voice control, and it allows custom presets for filling things like your coffee pot or water bottle.
This beauty also has precise water and temperature measurements for disbursing just what you need and just how hot you need it.
There are four beautiful finishes to choose from - Stainless, Bronze, Chrome, and Matte Black (pictured is the Spot Resist Stainless).
The maximum flow rate this Moen is 1.5 gallons per minute
What’s Good to Know
The spout height is 15.5 inches giving plenty of room for large bulky pans or meats like a big turkey.
As stated above, it allows for preset of exact temperature control and water amounts for routine, daily use. And, you can personalize the settings to control when it turns on and off.
The voice control for hands free operation does require a Smartphone, an Amazon or Google Smart speaker, and Wireless Internet (all sold separately.)
The Moen Arbor Smart Touchless Kitchen Faucet is easy to install, but be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully.
It also requires 6D batteries which are included in the package.
Delta Faucet Essa Voice IQ Touchless Kitchen Faucet
Totally touch free; can be voice activated
Delta Faucet Essa VoiceIQ Touchless Kitchen Faucet
This Delta faucet is also high on our list but needs the extra expense of electrical work to install an under-sink outlet.
We Love It Because:
- This amazing touchless kitchen faucet is totally touch-free because it is also voice-activated and works with Google Assistant or Alexa (must purchase separately).
- With the touch of a button, you can add water in metered amounts like a cup, or fill containers like your water bottle or coffee pot.
- The special Diamond Seal Technology used by Delta boasts no leaks and that the seals will last twice as long as the industry standard.
- The lever can be used manually or the spout can be touched anywhere to start or stop the water flow. And if your hands are messy, you can touch anywhere on the faucet with a wrist or elbow to wash up easily without getting anything contaminated.
- The TempSense LED light changes color according to the water temperature (blue=cold; red=hot), so you always know when the water is just right.
- All you need for installation is supplied in the shipping box.
What’s Good to Know
- An under-sink outlet is required, and the outlet must not be controlled by a switch.
- Although it is touted to be an easy installation, this will depend on your experience with installing kitchen faucets. It may be more difficult than expected so be prepared. View installation videos to help if you opt to install your new Delta faucet DIY.
- 6 AA batteries are needed for the touch activation and are supplied.
- You can get an AC adapter (EP102157) if you don’t want to deal with the batteries.
- It has Delta’s MagnaTite Docking so the spray wand stays docked when not needed.
- The Touch2O Technology reduces the chances of a false activation.
- A soap dispenser can be purchased to go with your new faucet but will add to the price.
- The maximum flow rate is 1.8 gallons per minute - a bit faster than the Moen rate.
Moen Arbor 7594ESRS Touchless Kitchen Faucet
Top of the line with 3 ways to turn it on!
Moen Arbor 7594ESRS Touchless Kitchen Faucet
Not a big fan of voice-controlled faucets? Looking for a high-quality, easy-to-install touchless faucet? Look no further than the Moen Arbor Motionsense Kitchen Faucet 7594ESRS (not to be confused with the above Smart Moen EVSRS.)
We Love It Because:
- This top-of-the-line faucet offers 3 ways to turn it on – either by using the handle or 2 separate sensors installed in the spout.
- You can also use either batteries (6 AA) or a plug-in adapter.
- Plus, the Moen Arbor Motionsense Kitchen Faucet 7594ESRS has power clean technology that gives 50% more power in the spray with 3 options for spray pattern.
- The stainless finish resists fingerprints and water spots.
- The high arc allows plenty of space for working with large objects.
What’s Good to Know
- This faucet is easy to install but be sure to carefully read and follow the provided instructions. You can also watch several videos on removing your old faucet and installing your new one.
- This unique faucet boasts two sensors that activate the water flow with just the movement of your hand over the spout or a pot or object under the spout.
- The Reflex system ensures a smooth operation and easy docking for the spray head, making it a breeze to switch between tasks.
- This model can be installed through either one of three holes in your sink, with a deck plate (escutcheon) included.
- With a spout height of 15.5 inches when installed, this faucet is sure to make doing dishes and other kitchen tasks even more convenient.
- This Moen also has 1.5 gallons per minute as maximum flow rate.
- It comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
- Note that this particular model does not offer voice activation but Moen has another model that does (Model 7594EVSRS) and that model is the first review in our blog.
Kohler 22036-VS Simplice
AC Powered Only - Pull-Down Spray Head
This model is great if you don't want to deal with batteries! If you don't already have an electrical outlet that is unswitched under your sink, you will need to get a qualified electrician to install one for you.
We Love It Because:
- The pull-down spray head has three functions, so you can switch between a regular spray stream, a sweep spray for powerful cleaning, or a boost spray that increases the flow rate by 30% to keep your kitchen sink spotless.
- The magnetic docking system (called Docknetic) keeps the spray head securely in place
- The 360-degree swing spout provides added convenience
- The sensor located under the spout is designed to prevent false activations
- Easy installation makes this faucet a great choice for any kitchen. (Be sure to read and follow the installation instructions carefully.)
What’s Good to Know
- This Kohler Simplice model is AC-powered only; no need to worry about batteries
- A switch-controlled electrical outlet must not be used for power. An unswitched outlet below the sink will have to be provided.
- A good feature is a manual switch in the box under the sink for power outage situations.
- An LED light show when your faucet is ready for use.
- The corrosion and tarnish-resistant finish means you won't have to worry about replacing it due to wear and tear anytime soon.
- A spout height of 16.58 inches is perfect for filling large pots or washing bulky items.
- Comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
- The maximum water flow rate is 1.5 gallons per minute
It may be a bit pricier than the Moen model we reviewed, but if you don't feel you want to mess with a battery pack, this Kohler 22036-VS Simplice with its reliable features and long-lasting durability is well worth the investment.
Delta Leland 9178T-DST
Features Touch20 Technology!
While we are all familiar with the old adage “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too!” perhaps you just can with this beautiful Delta Leland 9178T-DST model. It has a classy modern style with a pull-down sprayer and features the Touch20 technology at a very affordable price.
We Love It Because:
You can tap anywhere on the spout to start and stop the flow of water, but it is still considered hands-free in operation.
- It offers two spray modes in the pull-down sprayer
- You can select from 4 different finishes – Chrome (pictured), Artic Stainless, SpotShield Stainless, or Venetian Bronze
- MagnaTite Docking uses a strong magnet for the pull-down sprayer so it will stay docked when not in use
- Like the Delta Voice Activated model above, this also has the Diamond Seal Technology touted to last twice as long for leak-free operation.
- The LED light changes color to let you know the temperature of the water.
- The ShieldSpray Technology offers a very strong stream of water with a protective shield that helps contain spatter as you tackle those hard-to-clean pots and pans.
What’s Good to Know
- Easy installation to fit 1 or 3 holes with optional deck plate included.
- We highly recommend you watch the DIY video Delta offers before you begin the installation.
- It is battery-operated so no extra electrical work is required. You can use the 6 AA batteries included for up to a 2-year battery or can opt to use 6 C batteries to last up to 5 years. (The C batteries are not included.)
- The maximum water flow rate is 1.8 gallons per minute - a bit faster than the Moen rate.
- Delta does offer an add-on that you can get to use plug-in electricity instead of batteries.
Bertie's FAQ & Guide Section
We found that while a touchless kitchen faucet is becoming more and more popular, there are still a lot of questions about them.
People are hesitant to switch to a new technology, especially if they're not sure how it works or if it's worth the investment.
Now that you've read our reviews, we feel sure you have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most asked questions about touchless kitchen faucets we found during our research. Read on to learn more!
How does a touchless kitchen water faucet work?
A touchless kitchen water faucet operates on the principle of electromagnetic induction. When your hands are near the faucet, you create a magnetic field. This field interacts with a coil inside the faucet that creates an electric current. The current passes through a circuit that turns on the water flow.
As long as your hands are near the faucet, the current will continue to flow and the water will remain on. When you remove your hands from the faucet, the current stops and so does the water flow.
Is a touchless kitchen faucet worth it?
There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding if a touchless kitchen faucet is worth it. For example, how often will you be using the faucet? And what type of sink is it for? A touchless kitchen faucet can be a great option for people with busy lives who want to save time and conserve water.
They work by sensing when your hands are near and will then turn on the water flow. This is a convenient feature because you don't have to worry about accidentally turning on the faucet with your elbow or hip. Plus, you'll use less water because there's no need to let the water run until it gets hot enough for washing dishes or hands.
Which is better – a touch or touchless faucet?
There is no clear consensus on this issue as there are both pros and cons to both types of faucets. A touch faucet can be more convenient in that it allows you to turn on the water without having to touch any germy surfaces. However, some people find that these faucets are too sensitive and they end up turning them on or off unintentionally.
A touchless faucet is less likely to get turned on by accident, but some people find them germ-ridden because you have to wave your hands under the sensor in order to activate the water flow. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and what you think will work best for your needs.
Are touchless faucets more hygienic?
Some people believe that touchless faucets are more hygienic because you're not touching the faucet with your hands. However, there is no scientific evidence to back up this claim.
In fact, some experts say that touchless faucets may actually be less hygienic because they can breeding grounds for bacteria. This is because the motion detectors on touchless faucets often don't get wet, which can create a perfect environment for bacteria to grow.
Do touchless faucets save water?
Yes, touchless faucets save water because there is no need to use excess water to rinse your hands off after you've turned the tap off.
Touchless faucets work by using an infrared sensor to detect when your hands are under the faucet. So rather than having to reach up and turn the tap off with your hand, you simply move your hand away from the sensor and the faucet turns off automatically. This eliminates the need for you to use extra water to rinse your hands off.
In fact, recent studies have shown that the best touchless kitchen faucets can save up to 30% more water than traditional taps. So if you're looking for a way to conserve water in your home, touchless faucets are a great option.
What are the disadvantages of touchless faucets?
One of the biggest disadvantages of touchless faucets is that they can be more expensive than traditional faucets. Plus, they require batteries to operate, and/or extra electrical work under your sink.
Can a cat turn on a touchless kitchen faucet?
There's no definitive answer to this question since cats' abilities and behavior vary from cat to cat. However, in general, cats are very curious creatures and are known for being very agile and resourceful. So it's certainly possible that a cat could figure out how to turn on a touchless kitchen faucet if it was motivated enough to do so.
Some people have even reported that their cats have learned how to activate the touchless faucet by jumping up onto the countertop and pawing at the sensor. Others have found that their cats prefer to drink from running water, so they'll stand next to the faucet waiting for it to turn on. So it really just depends on the individual cat!
Do all touchless kitchen faucets have a pull-down sprayer?
No. Not all touchless kitchen faucets have a pull-down sprayer, but the vast majority do.
It's important to note that not all touchless kitchen faucets are created equal. Some models have a pull-down sprayer while others do not. All of the models we reviewed do have pull-down sprayers offering several spray modes.
That said, the vast majority of touchless kitchen faucets do come with a pull-down sprayer because it's one of the most convenient features available. Having a pull-down sprayer allows you to easily rinse vegetables or dishes without having to reach up and turn the water on and off with your hands.
How do you install a touchless kitchen water faucet?
There are a few different ways to install a touchless kitchen water faucet. The easiest way is to have a professional do it for you. They will be able to connect the faucet to the appropriate water lines and ensure that it's properly functioning.
If you want to try installing it yourself, you can find instructions and videos online. Be sure to read the installation manual carefully and watch recommended installation videos, as each faucet brand may have its own specific instructions. You'll also need some basic tools, like screwdrivers and wrenches.
In general, here's what you'll need to do:
1) Shut off the water supply valve on the wall behind your sink. This is usually done by turning a knob or lever clockwise.
2) Remove the old kitchen faucet. You'll need to unscrew it from the water lines and then remove it from the sink.
3) Install the new touchless kitchen faucet according to the manufacturer's instructions. This will involve connecting it to the water lines and then attaching it to the sink. Make sure everything is tightened properly.
4) Turn on the water supply valve and test out your new touchless faucet!
What is a smart faucet?
A smart faucet has voice control. It is a faucet that has been outfitted with sensors and a processor in order to allow it to be controlled remotely. This could include turning the water on or off, changing the temperature of the water, or altering the flow rate. Smart faucets are becoming more and more popular as people look for ways to make their lives easier and conserve water.
What is an electric kitchen faucet?
An electric kitchen faucet is a type of kitchen faucet that is powered by electricity. This means that the water flow is controlled by a switch or button, as opposed to being controlled by the natural pressure of the water in the pipes.
Electric kitchen faucets are often considered more convenient because they allow users to better control the water flow. They are also thought to be easier to clean because there are no crevices where dirt and grime can accumulate.
However, electric kitchen faucets do require more maintenance than traditional kitchen faucets, as they can corrode over time if not properly cared for.
They do require internet capabilities as well as tools like Amazon's Alexa or Google's Assistant for operation.
What is a commercial-grade kitchen faucet?
A commercial-grade kitchen faucet is a kitchen faucet that is built to withstand the rigorous demands of a commercial kitchen. It is typically made from stronger materials and features a more robust design than a standard kitchen faucet.
Commercial-grade kitchen faucets are ideal for businesses such as restaurants, cafes, and catering companies that require a high level of durability and performance in their kitchen fixtures.
They feature heavy-duty construction that can withstand frequent use and abuse, and many models come with options like extended sprayers and powerful rinse jets that make them perfect for cleaning large pots and pans. The best touchless kitchen faucet available that is commercial grade will usually be found in up-scale restaurants.
We did not review any commercial-grade touchless kitchen faucets.
What is an escutcheon?
A kitchen sink escutcheon is a decorative metal or plastic plate that covers the area around the faucet hole in your kitchen sink. It's also known as a sink hole cover, a deck plate, or a faucet plate. The escutcheon is usually attached to the sink with screws and comes in different shapes and sizes to match different sinks. Some escutcheons also have a built-in sprayer hose guide which helps keep the hose from getting kinked or tangled.
Well, there you have it! Thank you for reading our review on the best touchless kitchen faucets available today. We hope that we were able to help narrow down your search and clarified some of your questions give you a better idea of what features to look for depending on your needs.
These top-quality products will make cooking and cleaning much easier, so we encourage you to get out there and find the perfect model for your home. Happy hunting!
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