Commercial Kitchen Faucets
Commercial kitchen faucets are not just for commercial use anymore. Although commercial kitchen faucets are normally found in restaurants, hotels, schools, medical facilities and other businesses, it is becoming a popular choice for homeowners.
Commercial Kitchen Faucets for Home Use
Many homeowners prefer an industrial-type kitchen complete with top of the line appliances and commercial kitchen faucets. Whether you are remodeling or building a new home, a commercial faucet will add an aesthetic appeal to your kitchen with a multitude of functions. A commercial faucet can be wall mounted, allowing you more sink space. If you have an open kitchen with no wall behind the sink, consider mounting the faucet on the side of the sink. A side mount also works well with vessel sinks.
Commercial Kitchen Faucets for Commercial Use
Commercial kitchen faucets are manufactured to withstand vigorous daily use. In a busy restaurant, dishes are washed often and in restaurants that are open 24 hours, an efficient commercial kitchen faucet is essential. Choosing a quality built faucet for this type of use is a wise investment. Imagine what would happen if the faucet failed during a busy time. When you purchase a kitchen faucet for an industrial use, it is not a time to cut corners. The well known manufacturers make faucets that last a lifetime, so consider this an investment. A commercial kitchen faucet offers flexibility and accurate control. If the kitchen sink is full of dishes, a commercial pullout faucet allows the user to rinse the dishes quickly and efficiently.
Considerations for Purchasing Commercial Kitchen Faucets
Regardless of whether you are considering using a commercial kitchen faucet in a home or industrial setting, there are several things to take into consideration. For a commercial setting that has a large kitchen sink, a faucet mounted on the deck with a high arc spout is a good choice. Another consideration for either a restaurant or a kitchen that will be used for entertaining large groups is a commercial sink faucet with a high arc spout. The high arc spout allows the user to fill large pots of water with ease. A lever style handle makes the faucet easy to use - the water can be turned on and off with one hand or an elbow.
Another consideration is the aerator. The aerator is what controls the water flow. A powerful spray is important in both settings, but more so in a restaurant or industrial setting. The more force the sprayer has, the easier it is to wash dishes. Restaurants use many dishes and making sure the kitchen faucet is capable to handle a large volume of dishes at one time is important.
Another option to look for is a vacuum breaker. This device is used to stop the backflow of water. An adjustable nozzle is a great feature as it allows you to adjust the nozzle, changing the flow of water. Outfitted with a compression spring, the commercial kitchen faucet will be easy to pull down the spray head and it can reach a long distance, a perfect feature to wash dishes fast.
There are many commercial kitchen faucets on the market. The most common product is finished in stainless steel. The steel will not corrode or rust and it is easy to clean. Stainless steel is also a metal that is not prone to collect bacteria or germs.
Before you make your decision, consider the style of your kitchen and the functions you desire.
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