If there is one place you can justify not having a low-flow faucet, it’s the kitchen. That might seem counter-intuitive, but we have a low-flow kitchen faucet and trust me — I can practically bake a cake in the amount of time it takes to fill a stockpot with water! …Okay, so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but it does take a long time.
Delta faucets have some great options to help you save water in the kitchen. Delta faucet’s “Multi-Flow” technology has been designed into two different kitchen faucet styles and offers two different flow rates. It delivers water at 1.5 gpm (gallons per minute) as a default setting. This is perfect for rinsing hands, dishes or vegetables. However, when you need an additional boost for, say, filling that stockpot or kitchen sink, press a button and the flow rate becomes 2.0 gpm. Once you turn the faucet off it automatically resets to 1.5 gpm.
Delta faucets offer a few different styles of kitchen faucet with these technologies:
The Addison kitchen faucet includes both Touch2O and Multi-Flow technologies. It also includes a pull-down sprayer so you can easily wash fruits and vegetables. It’s available in three finishes: Chrome, Venetian Bronze and Stainless Steel.
The Linden series kitchen faucet also offers Multi-Flow technology, but not Touch2O technology.
Faucets with flow rates of 1.5 gpm are 32% more efficient than standard faucets with 2.2 gpm flow rates and can help you save money on your water bill.
There are 3 series that offer Touch2O technology: Addison, Pilar, and Trinsic.
Delta Faucets has a great website which allows you to select kitchen faucets with specific features. There are also several videos explaining how their different technologies work. For more information about Multi-Flow technology, watch this video: http://www.deltafaucet.ca/smart-solutions/multiflow.html
For more information about Touch2O technology, watch this video: http://www.deltafaucet.ca/smart-solutions/touch2o-technology.html
To find a Delta distributor near you, visit the Delta Faucet website.
I LOVE my touch faucet. I even find myself tapping other faucets when I’m not at home because I’m so used to the convenience of it. It’s great when cooking because you minimize contamination – it’s just so easy to tap the faucet with a clean arm or wrist rather than dirty fingers. I also find even the kids use less water simply because they like turning the faucet on and off.