Faucet Style: Restaurant-Style Pre-Rinse
Distinctive Features: Pre-rinse faucets are the typical faucets you see in a restaurant or commercial kitchen. They have a high-arc spout with a very high-pressure pull-out spray nozzle to blast off food from plates. Traditional commercial faucets are way too big for residential installments, but a few notable faucet brands have created smaller versions for home kitchens that keep the basic design elements and functionality of the larger pro versions.
Installation: Deck or wall-mounted: if your water lines are under the counter, choose a deck mount faucet; if the lines are running through wall, then a wall mount option is best. Make sure the spray nozzle has an aerator to cut down on the water usage.
Pros: Industrial and professional looking for the "home chef"; powerful spray is great for cleaning a large amount of dishes in a short time; usually made with high-quality materials, so they're very tough and durable; very helpful for cooks who entertain large parties often.
Cons: Expensive; usually pretty tall so you can't have cabinets above the sink; uses a lot more water than a regular faucet.
Price range: $650 - $1,200
Kitchn Reader + Editor Reviews:
We loved using these when we worked in restaurants, and the splurge on a really good sink faucet or spray nozzle like this can really pay off. - Faith Durand, Executive Editor of The Kitchn
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