Semi-pro faucets good for foodies
Dear Ed: I have been looking around for a new kitchen faucet and have a couple questions about faucet types. Beside the price, what’s the basic difference between a standard kitchen faucet and a semi-professional kitchen faucet?
Paula, Maine If you consider yourself to be a home chef or foodie in a high-traffic residential kitchen, you might want to upgrade to a semi-professional kitchen faucet.
Basically, semi-pro kitchen faucets are attractively styled and offer extra features not normally found in standard kitchen faucets.
Features can include easyto-clean and easy-to-access faucet finishes and surface areas, a powerful multi-function spray head to help with dish, pan and sink cleanups, and a high arching or springloaded faucet spout for filling up large pots. Another good thing about semi-pro faucets is they can be installed on most existing or new residential kitchen sinks.
Bottom line: If you’re a home chef or just looking for an easier cleanup, a semi-professional faucet style can be a faucet that works for any kitchen.
Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is author of Ed Del Grande’s House Call, the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Always consult local contractors and codes.