When remodeling or replacing a kitchen faucet, the number of options can be overwhelming. Learn how to identify kitchen faucets to find the right one for your needs.
Look at the spout style. Although kitchen faucets are normally labeled at stores, you also should be able to identify them by looking at the spout. Most will have a raised U-shaped or other tall spout. Some, such as pot-filler faucets with jointed arms, are quite tall and long.
Check the handle style and accessories. While some faucets--such as bathroom-sink faucets--have separate hot and cold taps, many kitchen faucets have only a single handle. They also may have a separate sprayer or a pull-out sprayer in the spout head. If the model comes with a soap dispenser and sprayer, you can be fairly sure that it is a kitchen-faucet design.
Find out whether the faucet swivels. Since many kitchen sinks are equipped with two side-by-side sinks, kitchen faucets usually are designed to rotate to reach both sinks.
Find the model number of your existing kitchen faucet if you want to replace it with the same or a similar model. This may be printed somewhere on the faucet. Some manufacturers also have online applications that allow you to describe the faucet and determine its model number.