The Perfect Faucet for At-Home Chefs and Cooking Enthusiasts
If you’re looking to do a handful of simple upgrades in your kitchen, swapping out your kitchen faucet for a pre-rinse faucet would be a great option! Pre-rinse kitchen faucets are most commonly found in commercial kitchens and restaurants but have recently made their way into home kitchens. These faucets are a popular choice for professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts alike because of their design, tall height, and ability to clean well due to the high water pressure. Vevano Home carries a wide selection of pre-rinse faucets in modern, rustic, industrial styles and more.
What is a Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet?
A pre-rinse kitchen faucet has a high arc spout with a large spring, allowing your faucet to reach everywhere in your sink. This type of faucet also gives you the ability to rinse hard food off your dishes because of the high water pressure and powerful spray. A spray head in a pre-rinse faucet is often held in place by a magnet. This magnetic docking means you don’t have to worry about it drooping down over time.
Types of Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucets Styles
There are a couple of different mounts, styles, and designs you can choose from when selecting a pre-rinse faucet. One of the biggest advantages of having a pre-rinse kitchen faucet is the design. It is a statement piece in your kitchen—and a staple for home gourmet kitchens— so you’ll want to choose what looks best for your style.
The first thing you’ll need to decide is the mounting style that you prefer. There are two types of mounting that you can choose from—splash mount and deck mount. Splash mount faucets attach to the vertical splash mount at the back of the sink, also known as a wall mount. Deck mount faucets mount to the counter at the back of the sink.
You can choose which mount you prefer based on personal preference, but more often than not, it will depend on how much space you have in your kitchen. You will also need to access the kitchen sink plumbing to install, and you’ll need to measure the available height that you have for your pre-rinse faucet. The mount that you select will also affect the installation, so keep that in mind.
Pre-rinse kitchen faucets are available in two types of styles—roto-flex and gooseneck faucets. Roto-flex faucets offer more flexibility, making it easier to move your faucet around. On the other hand, gooseneck faucets are stationary. However, gooseneck faucets do include a spring that allows directional positions. As a result, you are more likely to find this type of faucet in a home.
Once you have decided which mount you will install and what style of faucet you’d like, you’re ready to determine the design of your faucet! Vevano offers several designs that you can choose from, including modern, rustic, contemporary styles.
Modern pre-rinse faucets, polished with nickel or made of stainless steel, offer a sleek and elegant look and would look great in any modern kitchen. Rustic pre-rinse faucets provide a more worn look, made of solid brass and polished with rustic bronze. If you’re looking for a darker color or your kitchen has a more rustic feel, this is the design for you.
Pre-Rinse Faucets vs. Pull-Out Faucets
Like a pre-rinse faucet, pull-out faucets are another population option. Both faucets have a spray nozzle that rests inside the faucet when not in use and pulls down when in use. In addition, pull-out faucets offer a tall faucet sprayer, which extends down into the sink. This type of sink faucet also comes in several different styles, making it easy to find a style that matches your kitchen.
However, keep in mind that pull-down kitchen faucets don’t have as much water pressure as pre-rinse faucets and reach a shorter distance. Pull-down faucets prioritize design, whereas pre-rinse faucets focus on function.
FAQs About Pre-Rinse Faucets
How Much Do Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucets Cost?
Because pre-rinse faucets are often made out of stainless steel, they end up being a bit pricier than your average faucet. The average price for a pre-rinse kitchen faucet ranges anywhere from $300–$1500. The price will depend on what material your faucet is made out of, the labor required for installment, and more.
Can I Put Pre-Rinse Faucets in Other Rooms?
Of course! Although the pre-rinse faucet is most commonly found in the kitchen, you can also install a pre-rinse faucet in a laundry room or at a garage sink if you desire.
What is a Faucet Spread?
The faucet spread is the distance between the mounting holes for the hot and cold handles. For a widespread faucet, the distance between the hot and cold handles is typically between 8” and 16” while a 4” spread for a centerset faucet (often referred to as mini-spread faucets) is standard.
Why Do Some Faucets Cost Much More than Others?
As with most items you purchase for your home, the price range for faucets is wide. Budget faucets start at around $20 to $30, but they are made of plastic and won’t last more than a few years.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are faucets over $1,000. These are made of premium materials like copper, brass, and bronze. They are often handmade, and the valves are made from brass or ceramic materials designed to last for decades. In more contemporary faucets, smart features like touch or touchless designs, precise flow, voice control, and more are often the reason for a high price.
Choose the Best One For You!
There you have it! Everything you need to know about pre-rinse kitchen faucets. We hope the above information is helpful in selecting your faucet. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our designers. You can consult with our virtual interior designers by calling 855.483.2629 or email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!