You may have seen that you have hard water coming through your kitchen faucet and causing the formation of some spots on your kitchen faucets.
Well, you are probably not the only person who is facing a situation like that. The high amounts of calcium and magnesium that can be found in hard water can lead to some unwanted deposits and spotting on the plumbing fixtures in your kitchen.
The best way to get rid of these spots and prevent you from having to clean your kitchen faucets every day is to install only the best kitchen faucets in your kitchen.
Today, there are a lot of options you can choose from when it comes to the selection of faucets for your kitchen.
You can make your selection from the top brands in the plumbing industry. The top brands in the industry have been able to design some finishes that can resist the spots and stains caused by hard water.
They can even resist fingerprints from touching as well.
Some owners later find out that they do not need to worry about the spots and the stains anymore after they bought the right faucet for their kitchen.
Using spot-resistant faucets in your kitchen is the best way to get the job done. This can be seen when the spot-resistant faucet is tested side by side with standard faucets.
One drawback about this is that it is not every finish that is spot resistant. For example, if you are a fan of oil-rubbed bronze faucets, I am sorry to tell you that there is no such spot-resistant finish around for you.
The main reason is that the oil-rubbed bronze finish does not simply mix with hard water due to the minerals in the hard water being able to eat away at the oil-rubbed bronze on the faucet.
However, there are several options that you can choose from that will match your kitchen. In today’s article, we are going to take a look at some of the best kitchen faucets you can buy to tackle the spots and stains caused by the hard water running through your plumbing.
In this article, we will not just mention the names of the faucet. We will also look at the pros and cons of each faucet so that you will be able to choose the one that will suit your kitchen perfectly while tackling the damage caused by hard water.
Let us get underway now.
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Moen 87028SRS Edwyn Spot Resist Kitchen Faucet
This faucet features the signature spot-resistant stainless finish and it is an elegant model made by the company.
This faucet is a favorite of people who have hard water in their residential areas. The finish on this faucet which is spot resistant helps in reducing the appearance of fingerprints and water spots.
Another feature of this elegant faucet is the location of its handle. The handle has been placed on the sides and this stops water from dripping onto the faucet, thereby preventing any hard water stains.
It also has a smooth finish with minimal groves also makes it easier to wipe the faucet down quickly when it is time to clean it.
There is also a pull-down sprayer which helps in preventing splashing when you are rinsing your plates after washing them.
This allows you to pull the sprayer down below the rim of the sink. You are also able to get more coverage when you are rinsing the sink itself, preventing spots in the process.
One drawback of this faucet is the height. If you like looking out the window while you work, you may want to get a low faucet.
- Spot resistance is not a gimmick, it works
- Fewer water streaks
- Prevents water spots through the side handle on the faucet
- Does not show fingerprints
- Can be installed easily
- There is no pause button
- Temp adjustment may feel a bit sensitive and desire more water pressure
Delta 19744Z SPSD DST Foundry Kitchen Faucet
This is one of the best faucets for people who deal with hard water. The only reason why I put this faucet in the second spot is that it has a design that not everyone will love.
However, those who love the design will find that it is one of the best faucets to get against hard water.
This faucet was made by SpotShield and it is their answer to the faucet above in the first place.
This faucet works to prevent the appearance of fingerprints and water spots. There is also a reduced metal surface to allow water to settle on the faucet.
Most of the features that come with this faucet are great for tackling hard water.
It has diamond-embedded ceramic discs that help in reducing the wear on the seals. It has touch-clean spray holes and Delta ShieldSpray technology as well.
With the touch-clean rubber spray hole, you can remove mineral build-up easily with just one swipe of a cloth or duster.
The ShieldSpray technology is better at reducing the splashing and splatter when you are rinsing your dishes after they have been washed.
According to the company, the ShieldSpray technology that has been installed on the faucet can reduce water splashing by as much as 90%.
Aside from that, it also manages to provide a powerful bell-shaped stream that removes food debris from the dishes.
One of the best features of this faucet is the external hose that has a 20-inch reach. Therefore you do not need to have a long retractable.
- The Shield Spray is one of the best features and it delivers on its promise
- The finish on the faucet does resist spots, stains, and fingerprints
- It has an external hose that is very convenient and can be maneuvered easily
- Matches with stainless steel appliances
- Comes with a matching soap dispenser
- Can be installed easily
- You may need to use the installation instructions when installing it
- Having a hose that is exposed may not please everyone.
Kohler K-R562-SD-VS Malleco pull-Down Kitchen Faucet
Unlike the brands that made the two faucets I just talked about earlier, Kohler does not offer any finish specifically with this faucet that was made for spot resistance.
However, the stainless finish of the Malleco faucet and its seamless finish present this faucet as one of the best options to choose from when you are looking for faucets to tackle hard water in your home.
This faucet is more affordable when compared to the two above in this article. This is also the model that gives you the most value for the money you pay for it.
It comes with a ceramic disk that extends the lifespan of the faucet. It also has magnetic docking and can be operated quite smoothly.
There is a soap dispenser included with this faucet as well. It also comes with a fan spray pattern aimed at reducing splatter.
Although it does not have a ‘spot resist’ feature, this faucet is still able to resist hard water spots and it does quite a good job at that.
- No water stains
- Affordable than most hard water faucets
- Can be installed easily
- Made of high-quality materials
- It matches well with your stainless steel appliances in the kitchen
- The spray setting has to be switched on manually
- Does not have pause spraying
Delta 9159-AR-DST Trinsic Kitchen Sink Faucet
This is one of the most fitting faucet models to use from the ones listed in this article. It has a super clean minimal design that allows one to keep it clean easily without much effort.
Its arctic stainless is also the preferred choice in dealing with the spots created by hard water.
Apart from the finish of this faucet, buyers can choose from three models according to what may suit them. The models to choose from are the:
- Delta manufacturer standard
These models can fit your budget and are not all as expensive as you may have thought.
The Touch20 model is the most popular out of the three and it allows for the faucet to be turned on with the back of a person’s hand or forearm. This makes it easy for you to turn it on when you are working with raw meat.
However, if you are someone who uses Alexa and Siri a lot, you may opt for the VoiceIQ model.
- It has a small pull-out sprayer
- Does not show water spots easily
- It is very sturdy
- It has the sleekest design among the faucets in this article
- Has received lots of positive reports after 3 years
- It splashes more water than the foundry model
- A magnetic docking system can wear down after years of use
- Could be a little too big for your sink
So, ladies and gentlemen, these are some of the best kitchen faucets you can choose from if you live in an area with hard water.
With these faucets, you do not have to worry about the spots created by the hard water at all.
I hope this article has been quite helpful today. You now know that the easiest way to deal with hard water is to get a spot-resistant faucet and that is what exactly what you should be thinking about doing after reading this article.