For me, one of the highlights of home ownership has been updating our incredibly outdated kitchen. Whether I’m baking, cooking a meal, making wine or even (ugh) cleaning, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. In fact, the kitchen table is where I do my blogging too! No amount of updating is going to make our fairly small kitchen any bigger, but I am gradually learning that making the kitchen more functional and stylish can be just as effective.
Function and style is something that Delta understands very well. A Delta faucet is immediately recognizable thanks to the company’s gorgeous designs, but it is also renowned for its ease of use and ultra-modern features. I was delighted when I was given a chance to review one of the company’s stunning kitchen faucets for myself.
I received the Delta Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser in the Brilliance Stainless finish to review. The tall and sleek high-arced design of the faucet was gorgeous, but that was just the first of the many things there were to love about the Pilar kitchen faucet.
My husband handled the installation and he commented afterwards on how easy the process had been. He said the detailed illustrated instructions were very clear and he had no problem following the steps to get the faucet working properly. When he was done, he turned on the water using the pull-up handle and adjusted the temperature until it was nice and warm. Then, he stepped back to let me test the most uniquely convenient feature of the Delta faucet.
The Touch2O® technology that the Pilar faucet uses allows a person to turn the water on and off with a brief touch anywhere on the faucet or handle. I eagerly tapped the top of the handle gently and was delighted when the discreet blue sensor at the bottom of the faucet flashed and the water turned off! When I wanted to move the tap without turning it on, I merely had to grasp it with my hand rather than just touching it lightly.
My husband and I both had a lot of fun testing out the technology that first night; I never would have expected to have such a good time turning on a tap! But what started as a fun feature quickly became an absolute essential for me.
With the hard water in our town, we have had to replace more than one faucet in the seven years we’ve lived in our home. Drops of water repeatedly splashed on the faucet invariably resulted in mineral deposits and in the end, the tap would just stop functioning properly. I noticed within the first week that with the Delta Pilar faucet there was an immediate decrease in water spots on the faucet because there was no need to touch it with wet hands! Instead, I merely tapped the faucet with my forearm to turn the water off when I was done washing my hands or doing the dishes. And because I did the same thing when my hands were dirty or sticky, the tap stayed clean longer too!
An additional advantage of the Touch2O® technology is that it saves water. Since warm water is what we require most of the time, having the faucet set to a warm temperature with the handle means that we no longer have to waste time and water adjusting the temperature when we first turn on the faucet!
The other major highlight of the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser is the pull-down spray head. While the Touch2O® technology was something that I became comfortable using almost immediately, it took me a little longer to really start using the pull-down spray head. I was just so used to a stationary faucet that I had to practice using the feature a little before I started remembering it was there. But once I was more accustomed to it, I was using it all the time! Jobs that had always been so difficult before like rinsing the high chair tray or cleaning the sides of the sink were suddenly a breeze thanks to the pull-down sprayer. And Delta’s amazing MagnaTite docking system quickly and easily locked the head back in place magnetically when I was done.
The convenient features are rounded out with a push-button switch on the pull-down spray head to switch between streaming or spraying water, a Touch Clean head that lets you remove calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger and Delta’s patented Diamond Seal technology which uses a valve with a tough diamond coating that results in a faucet that lasts ten times longer than a regular faucet. The Delta Pilar faucet was stunning to look at, but the ingenious features were really what made it stand out!
I love our new faucet and the sophistication it adds to our kitchen. It’s beautiful to look at and it’s so incredibly convenient for a busy household. I can’t imagine anyone that wouldn’t benefit from the phenomenal Touch2O® technology! For faucets that offer the absolute best in style and function, Delta is the only name you need to know. Check out their amazing collection of faucets for yourself!
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