I believe that every part of the home is just as important as the other and no item should be taken for granted, especially when it comes to quality. If you want your household items to be long-lasting, you should invest in quality materials and equipment. This is exactly why I make sure that I only use American Standard faucets in my home. And for my kitchen, I bought the American Standard Pekoe Semi-Professional Kitchen Faucet. I wrote this review so you can also decide if you want to buy it, but I have to speak ahead and say that it’s really worth the money.
This is a very classy faucet. It’s definitely deserving of the throne as main kitchen faucet and it looks stunning in my kitchen. What a wonderful addition to my home dcor! It has a forged brass body that’s completely designed to be durable and long-lasting so you have no fears of replacing it from time to time. The swivel spout and swing arm are also made of brass. The lever handle is made of metal which is also very durable.
The lever is unlike other faucet operators which you push down, lift up, or twist with effort. All you have to do is pull the lever away from the faucet body and it smoothly glides through the stainless finished metal valve and allows the water to flow. It’s definitely beautiful and elegant and I can no longer count the many compliments I received from friends who have seen this beautiful piece in my kitchen.
The spray is designed to be pull-down for easier manipulation, and you can use this function to reach different areas which ordinary faucets usually cannot. There are two different spray patterns so you can change them depending on how you want to use the faucet. The single flow pattern is best for washing hands, dishes, and collecting water. On the other hand, the shower flow is great for rinsing, washing foods, and better water distribution.
The ceramic disk valve is washerless, which means that it is smoother and easier to manipulate. This valve is designed for lifetime use and is perfectly engineered to be drip-free and maintenance-free for easier and more secure performance. These excellent features are what make me stick with American Standard faucets regardless of the price.
For additional security, the faucet is designed to have less than or equal to 0.25% of total lead content in its entire body, making it very safe and toxic-free for wholesome family use. There are two integral check valves included in the faucet which secure the water from back flowing. There are also two different finishes which you can choose from to better match the faucet with your home dcor: polished chrome or stainless steel finishes. The polished chrome I think is much better finish because it has this silver color that’s very elegant in appearance, as compared to the stainless steel which looks as bit bare and not so elegant.
This faucet is one of the most beautiful American Standard faucets that I have ever had in my home, and I have to admit I was never wrong in sticking with the brand. This is a perfect kitchen faucet. It optimizes work and makes maintenance so much less of a worry for homeowners. So if you’re planning to get a good kitchen faucet, whether you’re renovating, building a new house, or replacing your broken one, the American Standard Pekoe Semi-Professional Kitchen Faucet is the best recommendation that I could give you.