The decisive factors for the choice of the kitchen tap

The replacement and assembly of a kitchen faucet is now within everyone's reach thanks to the technological developments that led to the introduction of single-control taps, that is, operated by a single mixer, which almost completely supplanted the old double-control taps (equipped with i.e. two separate knobs for cold and hot water). Kitchen faucet If the plumber is required to install the latter, this is not the case for single-control taps: the operation is simple enough to be able to be completed successfully even without specific skills. Hand in hand with technology, design has also made great strides: the quantity of styles, shapes, shapes and colors we can choose from is vast and offers a solution suitable for any type of furniture, from the most classic to the futuristic .
It is clear, however, that we cannot rely only on style in the choice of our new kitchen tap: there are some aspects that we must consider and which are directly related to our desires, our habits in the kitchen and the characteristics of our sink. For extra info about utility sink faucets go to

Water management

As trivial as a tap may seem, one should not make the mistake of thinking that everyone does the same things, because this is not the case. There are several features that a tap can have and that allow it to perform some particular functions.
Pull-out spray

A trend of recent years borrowed from professional kitchens is to integrate a pull-out spray in the kitchen taps. From a stylistic point of view this translates into different solutions: the hand shower can be an integral part of the tap, so that there is only one water outlet, or it can be an element in itself, a second spout in addition to the fixed one. Kitchen faucet pull-out spray The usefulness of the spray is revealed in the washing of both the dishes, and the sink itself, or of fruit and vegetables: thanks to it we can bring water comfortably where we need it, rather than hurrying to pass dishes or vegetables under the jet of water.
Temperature limiter

Some high-end models, called thermostats, are distinguished by the presence of a temperature limiter. You have certainly happened to burn your hand by putting it under the hot water jet: a thermostatic tap is used to prevent this from happening. Thermostatic kitchen tap The temperature limitation system consists of a special thermostatic valve that allows you to adjust the desired maximum temperature: usually, in fact, on these kitchen taps there is a graduated knob dedicated to selecting the temperature.
Jet adjustment

Another very nice feature to have available is the regulation of the water jet. Naturally, we are not referring to the possibility of regulating the intensity of the water that all the taps have, but to the possibility of changing the jet itself. Double jet kitchen faucet Some models, in fact, in addition to the normal homogeneous or column jet that we all know, provide the possibility to switch to a shower, or separated in many thinner jets.
The adjustment of the jet is useful again in the washing of vegetables and fruit, especially the softer and more delicate one.
Three-way mixer

Normally a tap receives and mixes (hence the alternative name of "mixer") two water lines, one cold directly from the aqueduct and one hot from the home boiler.
If, however, we have installed or want to install a water purifier we will need a kitchen tap set up to manage three lines: the two standard ones plus a third coming from the purifier. Kitchen purifier tap This allows you to choose when to use water taken directly from the system and when instead opt for purified water: this is especially useful if we live in a location where the water from the aqueduct is not drinkable (in fact rare) or is particularly hard, that is, rich in limestone deposits.