Your kitchen faucet can be the centerpiece of the room, or it can be something you barely even take note of. Just because you use it to clean your dishes and wash your hands, doesn't mean you shouldn't put some thought into the kind of faucet you want in your kitchen. Both Delta and Moen make large lines of faucets that are meant to be decorative, useful and even good for the environment.
Moen designs kitchen faucets to be an attractive addition to your kitchen area. Even its lowest-priced, simplest model was created to add to the visual appeal of the sink area. Many Delta faucets were also designed with style in mind, but this company also focuses on making faucets that are friendly to the environment and also user-friendly.
There are around 173 models in the Moen line of kitchen faucets. They are available in styles such as traditional, modern, transitional and basic. Although some of the faucets come with only one finish option--usually stainless steel--other options, such as chrome, brushed bronze, matte black and ivory, are available on the higher-end models. Delta has 109 models of kitchen faucets, which can come in a variety of finishes, such as oil-rubbed bronze, black, white, stainless steel and chrome.
Moen faucets give you options on how many handles you would like, how many holes you need to fill around your sink (such as one for the spout and one for a handle, or just one for the faucet) and how much arc you would like in your spout. Spouts can come in either a high or low arc shape. Delta faucets also offer a choice of handles and how many holes you would like to fill. Spouts come in either a standard or a high arc.
Moen faucets offer a variety of special features depending on the model you purchase. They can come with soap dispensers or filtering systems or in compliance with ADA guidelines. Delta takes its faucets a few steps further, offering features such as ADA compliance, water efficiency gauges and even the Touch20 technology that allows you to just touch your faucet anywhere on the spout or handles to turn the water on.
Price and Where to Buy
Moen faucets can run from about $80 up to almost $700 (as of fall 2009). Delta tries to stay a bit lower, though its prices are really comparable to Moen. They can run from around $75 to $585. Both brands can be found at large home and hardware stores such as Lowe's and Home Depot, as well as at online vendors. Moen is also found in some wholesaler showrooms, and Delta can be found in smaller hardware stores.
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