Best Kitchen Faucets?

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  1. brokenRPM

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    I have these $300 faucets that leak after 6 months...Delta is the brand. Any recommendations on leak proof stainless steel faucets? The Home Depot guy said that they all leak....Dang, can the US build anything good anymore?
     
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  2. millicurie999

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    "they all leak"...what a bunch of crap. Mine is from Ikea five years ago. No leak.
     
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  3. ollinger

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    An old girlfriend of mine years ago worked for American Standard, always said Delta was the worst crap, thought her own company's faucets were quite good.
     
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  4. brokenRPM

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    Thanks, let me get an AS or a IKEA. Thank you all very much!
     
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  5. mad dog1

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    all the brands make crap and they all make good stuff. just depends on what line you buy. but having said that, $300 is a good chunk of change for a kitchen faucet so it should not be leaking after only 6 months unless the water in your area is really hard with high mineral content causing calcium build up on the washers, discs and seals.

    but yeah, American Standard and Kohler make solid faucets. i've never had any experience w/ ikea faucets, but having owned some of their furniture and seen the quality, i would hestitate to try their faucets.
     
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  6. LeeD

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    So far, all CRAP faucets, the worst and cheapest money can buy.
    I don't know all the good companies, but Groehe is near the middle, a mile better than those cheapo discount store faucets.
    Go to a discount store, get discount store faucets.
    Try a real builder supply store, specializing in plumbing.
     
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  7. Nostradamus

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    I like those gold ones that they have in the white house or Ceaser's palace in Vegas.
     
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  8. LeeD

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    Oh, for mid range, don't get HansGroehe, as that is their cheapo stuff.
     
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  9. coolblue123

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    had moen's that lasted 10 years before the unadjustable knob became too loose. it came with the new house. I pretty much gave up and got a $60 faucet from costco. figured if it breaks, Iwill go back and exchange for another. been almost a year, so far so good. now if they stared to make racquets that way..,
     
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  10. hollywood9826

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    Have had good luck with Price Pfister in the past. Dont remeber what i just put in my house Wanna say it was Moen. But Faucet started leaking after a couple months.

    Just took the cylnder off the hot water handle and tightned the screw to hold in place better. Havent had any problems since.

    Maybe yours is as simple as that.
     
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  11. Dave M

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    either check as Hollywood says or have you looked to see if the rubber washer is seated correctly?I've never had a ap leak (used whatever was inexpensive/on sale at the time) and it's normally not installed tight enough or the washer had dried out
     
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    In the faucet world, it's the cartridges that leak, but the $ goes towards the faucet itself (which doesn't leak), so it is totally possible for an expensive faucet to "leak" (as you experienced). Changing out cartridges is not that difficult. If you are in the $300 range then you (or your wife) are probably into what the faucet looks like, a lot more than other folks. So get what appeals to you, aethetically, and verify with the salepeople that it has a good cartridge for the brand.
     
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