Hello Ed: I like the concept of touchless kitchen faucets and would like to install one. But I want more than just this one feature if I’m looking to upgrade. What other options are there when switching to an electronic kitchen faucet?
Dear Paul: Touchless faucets are a great addition to any kitchen, especially if you prepare a lot of “hands-on” food and want to keep the faucet a little cleaner. The good news is that touchless electronic kitchen faucets have been around for a while, some other nice options are also available.
Aside from the main touchless function, you’ll find electronic kitchen faucets that can include: LED status indicator lights, bypass water control in the event of a power outage or battery loss, voice activated faucet activation with preset fill measurements, even Wi-Fi and smartphone pairing to display water usage information and notifications. These are just some of the options available on the electronic side and other faucet options are also available on the plumbing side.
Bottom line: If you take the step of installing a new “touchless” kitchen faucet, you’ll likely find other “handy” features!
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