When we design a new kitchen in the house or remodel an old one, we put a lot of thought in buying the new kitchen faucet. Faucets are available in variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. However off late the pull-out and pull-down faucet have been in vogue. These are shaped like a goose-neck. They rise up from the sink and bend down on the bowl. These faucets have considerable height. They look very streamlined in shape and stylish and sleek in looks. The sprayer of the faucet can be pulled out or down from the spout for a convenient use. Although a bit pricey compared to other faucets, they are being preferred by customers. The notable difference between a pull-down faucet and pull-out one is that in case of the former the sprayer comes down and the latter can be pulled horizontally towards outside the sink. It can swivel around the sink and reach counter spaces. Now let’s take a look at the pros and cons of these faucets-
• The pull-down faucets have high arches. They a have enough height to fill up biggest pots and pans in the sink. It also makes washing vegetables and fruits quite convenient as you can bring the sprayer close to them fora more effective washing.
• The design of pull-down faucets is also ergonomically correct. Operating them needs a single hand motion (pulling down). There is no need to twist and maneuver er the hose to the side.
• However, as pull down faucets have additional spout height they can cause the water pressure to go low.
• Pull-down faucets increase the chances of splashing from the sink, unless there is enough depth in the bowl.
• The hose of the pull-out faucets can also fill pails kept on the floor.
• Both pull-out faucets and pull-down ones cannot be installed in kitchens where there is no enough space above the sink. If your sink has a shelf or a sloping roof over it then you cannot install these models.
• For a pull down faucet there should be enough depth in the sink bowl. The faucet will be useless instead of an enhancement if it does not move freely.
• Both pull out and pull-down faucets are integrated with docking facility that keeps the sprayer stuck to the spout when not being used. Usually the system works with magnet that keeps the sprayer in place. You hear a click sound when docking the sprayer which confirms that it has been put precisely at the right place. You have to be very cautious about buying from top brands as poorly made units can cause the sprayer to dangle.