What's your #1 choice for your kitchen?

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Washing dishes can be tedious and sometimes not fun, especially for those without dishwashers. However, with the right faucet, maybe it doesn't have to be that way. Which would you prefer in your kitchen, the arching spout of a pull-down faucet or a pull-out faucet with its extending spout?
pros and cons of pull out and pull down kitchen faucets, kitchen design
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  • Teri Broberg Teri Broberg on Dec 25, 2014
    I love my pull-down Delta, BUT I have real problems controlling the water temperature. Next faucet will have separate hot and cold handles, but hopefully I can still have the pull down sprayer feature.

  • Debra Debra on Dec 25, 2014
    Pull down would be my choice as the water would be more flexible as to where you want the spray to go.

  • Meredith Black Meredith Black on Dec 25, 2014
    I have the pull out now after a couple of years it doesn't want to go all the way back in but I do like it.

  • MaryStLouis MaryStLouis on Dec 25, 2014
    I don't like either type. The pull-down is too tall and bulky for my taste and the pull-out, at least the ones that I have had, fail to retract after time. I like my current traditional faucet with its separate sprayer.

  • Pat Green Pat Green on Dec 26, 2014
    i have pull and I really like it

  • Emy Emy on Dec 26, 2014
    pull down

  • Kathie Iverson Nitz Kathie Iverson Nitz on Dec 26, 2014
    I think i would like the pull down. i use the sprayer a lot but a pull down would be handier.

  • Mlcapaci Mlcapaci on Dec 26, 2014
    I have had both. Pull down gets it hands down!

  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Dec 26, 2014
    I would not buy either one. The more moving parts you have, the more can go wrong with the faucet. Give me a traditional hot and cold handles anytime.

  • Clarisse Langlois Clarisse Langlois on Dec 26, 2014
    I have both and I prefer the pull-out

  • D,W.TAYLOR D,W.TAYLOR on Dec 27, 2014
    Either one is the hot set up. Enjoy. Happy holidays

  • Ale805628 Ale805628 on Dec 27, 2014
    I have had both faucets, the pull down is aesthetically my favorite but it has its downfalls. Because the hose is taller it creates more of a splash when spraying. The second issue I noticed, if you try to spray the front of the sink your aiming towards yourself. The coils are too stiff to give you much flexibility.

  • Mandy Hall Mandy Hall on Dec 27, 2014
    Definitely pull down. Have had two pull outs and not very reliable.

  • Connie Mar Connie Mar on Dec 27, 2014
    We've had a pull-out faucet in our kitchen for over 7 years and love it! Has one knob for water temp. We've had no issues with retraction or water temp control like others have mentioned. Might depend on the brand/quality/warranty of the product. Years ago when I was a dishwasher at a Holiday Inn restaurant, I used the pull-down faucet. Loved it back then. If you have a huge sink, the pull-down type would be more to scale. For my home, with residential cooking, I prefer the pull-out. If I was doing commercial scale cooking, the pull-down might be my preference.

  • Kathy T. Kathy T. on Dec 29, 2014
    Pull down

  • Becky Greenwald Becky Greenwald on Mar 12, 2015
    Moen Aberdeen

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 28, 2018

    Brizo, pull down, self locking faucet, with built in sprayer and high arc.