finally, a faucet that listens…

by | Jul 27, 2020 | All Things Home, Kitchen, Laundry Room, My House | 21 comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Delta.  As always all words and opinions are honest and my own.

You never realize how much you’re at your kitchen sink until you set up a camera to capture your activities.  (Or when you’re doing a kitchen renovation and don’t have a sink!)  In just making breakfast for everyone, filling up the water bowl for Sebastian and the kitties, wiping down the counters, washing the dishes, watering some plants, I visited the sink again and again.  The kitchen is the heart of the home and the kitchen sink and faucet are definitely important fixtures.

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We recently upgraded our faucet to the Delta® Dunsley® Kitchen Faucet with VoiceIQ™ and Touch2O®  Technology.  I must admit that I didn’t really know how high tech faucets could get until we installed and started using this one.  It addresses so many issues with ordinary faucets like figuring out the best way to turn them on when your hands are covered in sticky dough or paint and wondering what temperature the water is before you stick your hands under, to name just a couple.

I was pleased with how the Dunsley faucet works with my tradition/country aesthetic.  The simple design visually opens the sink area so much and I love the higher neck that offers more room when washing dishes or watering taller plants.  After trying it in my kitchen, I think Dunsley’s graceful arch would work with a wide variety of styles.

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Plus, the functionality of this faucet has completely won me over!  Because it’s easier to show a faucet in action, here is a video to showcase a couple of my favorite features including VoiceIQ™ (yes, I can talk to my faucet) and Touch2O®

Some of the other features I have enjoyed that are not highlighted in the video are all of the options for how water comes out of the faucet’s spray wand.   I can switch them depending on the task, just by pressing a button on the back of the spray wand.

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Of course, the water can come out in a spray and a steady stream…

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…but it also has the ShieldSpray® option, which can power off stubborn, stuck-on foods without splattering water all over you and/or the counter.

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The faucet can also be operated manually, simply by turning the handle on and off

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A smart water-saving option I like is that the faucet will automatically turn off, so I don’t have to worry about a cat “touching-on” the faucet and then walking away as the water runs for hours.

And a safety feature that I appreciate is the small light at the base of the faucet indicates the water temperature.  It’s blue when the water is cold, purple as it heats up, and red when it’s hot.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve scalded myself when I turn the faucet on and the water is unexpectedly hot.  Now I can do a quick visual check before I stick my hands under.

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We also replaced the cheap (and very small) faucet in the laundry room with the Broderick™ Prep Faucet, also with Touch2O® Technology.   The industrial-style is perfect for this space.

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What an enormous difference it makes to have a higher faucet and to be able to touch it on and off when I have paint all over my hands, which is almost every day!  I have enjoyed that feature even more than I thought I would.

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It is also amazing to have a pull-down sprayer, so I can easily rinse down the sink after washing my brushes.

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Whenever we’re making an upgrade to our home, whether it’s a big project or a small tweak, I expect to enjoy the change.  We’re customizing the house to suit our needs and tastes, so that expectation is reasonable.  But I love it when I am pleasantly surprised beyond those expectations.  Such is the case with these faucets.  An upgrade to improve functionality and look has set a whole new standard for faucets in hard-working spaces like the kitchen and laundry room.

I don’t know if I would ever want to go back…

The Delta® Dunsley® Kitchen Faucet with VoiceIQ™ Technology is now available for purchase at Lowe’s.

Click HERE to learn more about the Delta® Dunsley®  Kitchen Faucet with VoiceIQ™ Technology and the Broderick™ Bar/Prep Faucet with Touch2O® Technology.


  1. Heidi

    Wow. Who knew it could be so technical. It’s not going to happen for me anytime soon as I’m saving for major extension when this is done I hope there is enough in the budget for me to enjoy some high tech water play too. Enjoy x

    • Marian Parsons

      Yeah, I had no idea there were voice-activated faucets!

  2. Sharon

    I guess your kitchen facet by Delta that was 3 years new, wasn’t so great, if you replaced it so fast!!!

    • Marian Parsons

      No, it’s still in great working order and I love the style, so I had to really think about replacing it, but I loved the idea of being able to touch the faucet on and off. I wash my hands, brushes, etc. so often and it’s a feature I have really enjoyed. We are either going to put the old kitchen faucet in our bar sink downstairs or we’ll donate it.

  3. beverlee b lyons

    I love it……I have a Delta faucet for 12 years that looks like that, without all the ‘extras’ which I am not a fan of, but to each his own.
    Delta replaces parts….free…….forever. I have had 4 parts replaced free from them, and I will never own another brand.
    The high faucet and the pull out sprayer are wonderful. I have a deep sink and it allows for big pots. I like one handle faucets in the kitchen….with messes that inevitably occur!

    • Marian Parsons

      yes, I am sold on Delta. Their faucets and fixtures are so high quality. We’ve been slowing changing them out in the rest of the house.

  4. Cheryl

    We had a touch faucet in our last home and I miss it so much! In fact I’m still touching my new one 3 mos. later ( and getting absolutely no!) you will find you will be touching faucets everywhere after a few mos. we even would touch the faucet in the rv! I will have to look into the one you just got for our new kitchen

    • Marian Parsons

      Yes, I’ve started touching our bathroom faucets now!

  5. Mildred

    Where did you get the white soap dish behind the sink?
    Also, what are all the different brushes used for that are in the old blue/white piece? Do they all have a use or are some just for “Looks”?

    • Marian Parsons

      I use the brushes daily and yes, they are for different things. A couple are basic dish brushes, one is a scouring brush, one is for bottles, etc. The white soap is Savon De Marseille soap.

  6. Julie | Home On The Hill

    Hmm, not convinced. I’m happy to stay with the manual tap as we call them here in Australia, the more tech in something the more to go wrong with it & the harder to fix, especially if the part you need is made overseas. A vulnerability Covid has brought to the fore. I’m a web/graphic designer so not afraid of tech, just prefer simple.

    I also much prefer the look of your laundry tap which is similar to my kitchen one that is black, the new one you have isn’t unattractive at all, but doesn’t work as well with your style, so for me that would be the priority, but I can understand you finding the practicality for your lifestyle of the new one worth the sacrifice in aesthetics. 🙂

    Interesting review though.

    • Marian Parsons

      I love the style of the laundry room faucet, too! They are both great in different ways and show some diversity.

  7. Gloria

    Does Delta give these to you? They are so very pricey for the average American most would have a really hard time justifying such a large purchase. Or maybe that is just me.

    • Marian Parsons

      No, they don’t give them to me. They are a part of my compensation for working with them, but I have obligations to meet (there is a contract and everything.) So, sometimes I get paid in faucets and other times I get a more typical paycheck.

  8. Lyn

    Proverbs 14:30
    A heart at peace gives life to the body,
    but envy rots the bones.

  9. Lydia

    I have one and Marion’s information is spot in.

  10. Sandra

    Does it work without Alexa?

    • Marian Parsons

      The faucet does along with the touch feature, but the voice activation requires Alexa. There are versions of the faucet without that specific feature.

  11. Rebecca

    OMG! The cost of that faucet is mind boggling! I’m glad you love it!❤️

  12. Julie

    When we remodeled our kitchen 5 years ago, I got a Delta that was a touch on/off. It never really worked. We would be sitting at the island and all of a sudden it would go on. I hated it. Called Delta and they had me taking pictures of underneath the sink and never did get it to work. I had it disconnected. I agree with another post, the more complicated things are the more things can go wrong.

    • Marian Parsons

      Oh, I’m sorry to hear that! I wonder if the technology was newer then and therefore not as reliable. I have two touch-on faucets and they both work great.


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