By Dorine Haakman. Kitchen Faucet. Published at Sunday, December 17th, 2017 - 10:15:49 AM.
4. Touch sensitive faucets are uncontrollable. Uncontrolled operation is the main fear that makes people who would otherwise have chosen a touch sensitive faucet decide to have a non-sensitive one. It is easy to believe that such faucets are not suitable for families with young children or pets that stay in the kitchen. For modern faucets, the truth is quite opposite though. The touch function is reliable and under normal conditions always works as expected. These faucets cannot be activated by pets, and they are helpful for families with children. The cleverly engineered touch sensitivity system distinguishes between "touch" and "grip". When you tap it, your hand needs to be removed from the faucet within a fraction of a second. If the hand stays on the faucet, it is identified as a "grip", and the faucet does not respond. So it is practically impossible for pets to activate it.
Somewhere deep inside, many people would have loved a touch sensitive faucet in their kitchen. However, the ability of a faucet to turn on with just a light touch may sound too tricky, unbalanced, unpredictable and uncontrollable. What if there are young children or pets in the kitchen that can activate the faucet by accident? The most widespread reason for rejecting touch sensitive faucets is just the fear that it may not be suitable for families with children or pets.
The decision may be tough at times. But it does not have to be like buying a pig in a poke. With a little research, you can find a lot of useful feedback from existing users about how the touch sensitivity works in different kitchen faucets. Some faucets have tens, if not hundreds, of reviews on the largest online vendor websites like Amazon. The number of reviews and the ratings given can be a good indication of the quality of the faucet. You can see if there are a lot of people having issues with the touch sensitivity in a particular faucet.
Single Handle Kitchen Faucets with Side SpraySingle handle faucets still make up more than 80% of faucet sales and are popular with builders. These faucets are basic and have a single handle that controls temperature and flow. These are available with a side spray which is much less expensive than the pull-out spray faucets. They also allow you to have a spray with a vintage-look faucet.
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