Delta Faucet contacted us about testing and reviewing their kitchen faucets with Touch2O technology. By simply touching the faucet, water will begin to flow! The thinking behind this is meant to be out of convenience when your hands are messy from prepping and cooking.
We thought this was pretty neat and agreed to give it a try (our previous faucet was getting old and leaky anyways). Looking through the choices - Delta Trinsic, Delta Pilar, and Delta Addison) - we decided on the Trinsic model in an Arctic Stainless finish. Because of where our kitchen sink is located, we have cabinets above. This posed a problem as the faucet reached fifteen inches high, meaning it would barely fit without hitting our cabinets, we didn't have enough clearance! Kindly, Delta agreed to send us the Trinsic Bar/Prep model for review since it was only thirteen inches tall.
I never knew there were so many factors in picking out a faucet! There are 1 to 4 hole installations and you have to take into consideration if your sink is top mount or under mount. Then of course there are the many features of the faucet itself, like flow rate and if you want a pull-down hose. You can probably tell by reading this that this was our first faucet upgrade experience!
This was probably the most challenging part. We cleared the storage area under the sink, gave it a good wipe down, and turned off the water in the house. We waited a few minutes for all the water to drain out and my dad crawled under the sink to take a look. With a few twists and pulls, we managed to disengage the old faucet.
1, 2, 3, and 4.) My dad said that it was really easy and told me to make sure I include that in my post. So here it is, the installation was really easy!
So now we've had over a week of getting used to the Touch20 technology. We have to pull the handle on the right to unlock the water. Leaving the handle in that position allows us to touch the spout or the handle to activate the water flow. It is also indicated by the blue light at the base. At night or in between meals, we lock it at "off" so that nothing (like a fly) will come by and turn on our water!
My mom did have to troubleshoot when she wore rubber gloves - it's not as sensitive, but she claims that it works if you tap the faucet a little harder.
Overall, I have found that it is helpful when you've got your hands full. A quick touch with the wrist or arm and I've got water! The only thing to note, and it could be that we have older pipes, is that I can now hear a jolt when water is activated.
Disclaimer: A publicity representative for Delta Faucet contacted us about their kitchen faucets with Touch2O technology. No incentives were used to produce a positive review. No monetary exchange took place. All opinions are our own.