All About: Restaurant-Style Semi Professional Pre-Rinse Faucets

All About: Restaurant-Style Semi Professional Pre-Rinse Faucets

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Jul 30, 2012

If you've already renovated a kitchen or are just beginning the process, you know how overwhelming the details can be. Our Fittings and Material Spotlights are quick guides to basic kitchen fixtures to familiarize you with terminology, pros and cons, and relevant reader reviews. Today we look at an restaurant-style faucet that's becoming increasingly popular in home kitchens: the commercial pre-rinse faucet.

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
The sink is a typical restaurant, stainless steel operation with a high-pressure hose spray nozzle. It gets the job done when dishes for eighteen or more (lots of guests/friends are invited) are frequent dinner numbers. - via this Kitchen Tour

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