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.
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.
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.
Of course, the water can come out in a spray and a steady stream…
…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.
The faucet can also be operated manually, simply by turning the handle on and off
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.
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.
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.
It is also amazing to have a pull-down sprayer, so I can easily rinse down the sink after washing my brushes.
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.