By Anneloes Docter. Kitchen Faucet. Published at Friday, March 02nd, 2018 - 11:02:50 AM.
Fear 2. Touch sensitive faucets will be turning on and off when you clean them. You may wonder what to do with a touch sensitive faucet when you want to clean it or just push its spout out of the way. What if the faucet keeps turning on and off all the time? A good faucet will distinguish a "touch" from a "grip" or "push". A "touch" from the point of view of the faucet is a short contact. You need to remove your hand in a fraction of a second for the faucet to react. If the hand stays longer, the faucet identifies it as a "grip" and does nothing.
However, within the price range between $120 and $200, there are a lot of faucet models from well-known brands that offer leak proof operation for a lifetime, a set of handy features and eye-catching design.
Some use strong magnets that do a good job to hold the wand in the dock. Others use a smart combination of weights, extremely precise docks and flexible hoses. Whatever the method used in the faucet to keep the spray wand in its place, it might be wise to consult the users' feedback to see if there are problems with loose fit. Apart of that, you may want to know how long a distance the wand retracts from. On some faucets, the wand will come back to the dock from any point where you release it. Others will need to be brought close to the dock to activate the forces that pull it in.
Be aware though that even the best faucet won't work as expected if installed on a metal sink with insufficient insulation. In this case, the sink itself can become a "continuation" of the faucet, and it will turn on just by touching the sink. The problem will be gone when the faucet is installed with a proper insulation.
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