Pot Fillers—Where Style and Convenience Meet
Want to streamline your cooking and elevate your kitchen’s style? Look no further than the pot filler. Conveniently located near your oven range, this charming kitchen faucet cuts down on cooking prep time and kitchen messes.
Browse our curated collection of pot fillers to find the best style, mount, and finish for your kitchen today.
What is a Pot Filler?
Pot fillers, also known as pasta faucets or kettle faucets, are faucets that are mounted above or near the range that make it easier and faster to fill your cooking pots with water. These conveniently located faucets often feature high flow rates, filling your pots even faster than most normal kitchen faucets!
Pot fillers are designed with an extendable arm that can be pulled out to fill your pot and then pushed back against the wall and tucked away so it is out of your way when you’re not using it.
Is a Pot Filler Worth It?
Once more of a trendy “nice-to-have” kitchen feature, pot fillers are quickly becoming a kitchen staple, especially for gourmet kitchen design or those who use their kitchens often.
Not only are they incredibly convenient for cooking, but pot fillers also save you time cleaning unwanted spills and splashes that normally occur when transporting filled pots from the sink to the stove.
Pot fillers also cut down on physical exertion in the kitchen, making cooking more accessible to friends and family members who have physical limitations but want to assist in the kitchen.
Between the added convenience and increased accessibility, pot fillers add excellent resale value to your kitchen, helping it stand apart if you plan on selling your home.
How to Select a Pot Filler
Because there are several designs and styles of pot fillers to choose from, you’ll want to know the options that you have. We’ll cover how to work with the space you have, the two different types of mounts, and the various styles that you can choose from.
You’ll first need to know how much space you have above your range. This will affect the installation and what size your pot filler can be. You’ll also want to think about how far you need your faucet to reach, which will affect the length and height of your faucet.
Number of Handles
When selecting a pot filler, you’ll also need to consider the number of handles you want to have and the spout reach. Some pot fillers have two lever handles—one to turn on the water and one to turn it off. The shut off valve acts as a safety to help minimize leaks from a dripping faucet.
Pot fillers can be installed in two different ways—either as a wall mount or a deck mount. The type of mount that you choose will depend on the space you have and how your plumbing is set up. Wall mount pot fillers are installed above the range and are mounted on the wall, like the name implies. Deck mounts are installed on the back of the range and require a little more space.
You’ll also want to think about the style of your kitchen and how you can incorporate that style in your pot filler. If you’re going for a modern look, consider purchasing a stainless steel pot filler.
A contemporary style-pot filler could be brushed gold, to go with white cabinets and brushed gold hardware in your kitchen. If you have a rustic style kitchen, you can purchase a rust colored pot filler. There is a pot filler for each style!
How to Install a Pot Filler—The Basics
When mounting your pot filler, there are a few things you need to decide. First, you’ll need to measure the height behind the range for installation. This can be done by placing the faucet high enough for the tallest pot, but also accessible for the shortest user. This measurement will be essential for when you are installing your mounting plate.
Next, you’ll need to figure out your existing plumbing and how it will line up with your pot filler. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional plumber so you can have their advice and expertise on where to place your pot filler. Shut off your water, then drill a hole where your pot filler is going to come out and attach a pipe to your water line hose.
From there, you’ll install the mounting plate and set up the pot filler with the threaded pipe that you already installed. For a finishing touch, you’ll build drywall and make everything look nice and polished. You’re ready to enjoy your pot filler!
Get the Perfect One For You
We hope that the above information on pot fillers is useful for you. Make sure you purchase a pot filler that fits your existing space and plumbing, matches the style of your kitchen, and is installed properly.
If it’s time for a kitchen upgrade or you need help designing a new kitchen, our Vevano Home design consultants are happy to help! We offer free consultations with 3D rendering, and we’d love to help you design your dream kitchen and pick out the perfect pot filler!