Types and nuances of the choice Gappo mixer
Sooner or later, everyone has to face the problem of finding a quality mixer, the cost of which fits into the family budget. The trial and error method is not applicable here, because poor-quality plumbing can lead to significant costs to remedy the effects of a leak. We advise you to consider the variety of mixers brand Grappo, as well as the nuances of choosing among the variety of their model range.
The Gappo brand is a subsidiary of the mixers manufactured by the Chinese company Frap. Both the factories and the office complex of the company are located in the capital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou. Frap sanitary ware produced in the Russian market has been supplied since 2002. During this time, the company has gained the confidence of Russian plumbers, and its dealer networks are spread almost throughout the country. Frap Holding considers it important to improve the production technologies used, therefore, the company's specialists are in constant contact with leading European and American production associations and regularly undergo training. The factories of the holding use only the most modern and high-quality machines, the accuracy of which is provided by digital control. For the production of plumbing company uses components of the highest quality.
Such a progressive approach to the manufacture of plumbing allowed the company to obtain certificates of the European standardization of the CE, American standardization UL, international standardization IS0 9001 and eco-efficiency ISO 14001. The company's official dealer claims that the products supplied to Russia have all the necessary Russian certificates.
The main difference between the Gappo brand mixers and the rest of the company's products under the Frap and Ledeme trademarks is in the positioning of these products as luxury in quality and at the same time being budget-priced. All Gappo mixers are manufactured under license for models that were previously produced by the German company Grohe. So in fact, these products are German products embodied by Chinese workers, and therefore, there is no need to fear constructive defects.
The company managed to achieve the optimal price / quality combination due to the almost complete abandonment of stainless steel in the manufacture of its products and its replacement with high-quality brass alloys. Also, the high level of technologies used, effective management and lower salaries of employees than those of western competitors help reduce costs.
Buying Gappo plumbing equipment will also save you during operation, since compliance with European standards means using European savings standards. And the high-quality protective chromium or nickel layer applied to all models will allow not to worry about the safety of the product surface.
The official dealer of the company in Russia offers only 3 main models of Gappo shower faucets - this is a single lever G2011 and two-valve G2030 and G2012. All of them involve wall mounting on two mounting points, have a chrome finish without the possibility of choosing colors and are not equipped with a spout.
There is also a model range equipped with a hygienic shower, which includes models G1208, G7207, G7248, FG2041, G7248, G7297 and G7207. All of them are also single-lever and are mounted on two holes, the base color for all is chrome. The G7207 and G7297 models are additionally available in a bronze color scheme, and the G7207 can be purchased in white chrome.
The Gappo bathroom faucet range is much wider and includes single-lever and two-valve. The base color of most models is the same chrome. The following color schemes are available:
- sateen - for single-lever models G2205, G3005, G3007 and G2207;
- bronze - for two-fan G7107, G3263, G2263, G2231 and G3031;
- white chrome - for lever G3217, G3202, G3048, G2280, G1148, G3080, G3248 and G3207-8, as well as for two-valve G3249, G2249, G2248;
- gold - in this variation available lever G2280 and G3080, as well as two-valve G3263 and G2263;
- copper - available only for models in the form factor with two cranes G2265 and G3265, differing in vintage design;
- black - this elegant color can be boasted by lever mixers of models G2250, G3250 and G3281, as well as two models in the form factor with G3251 and G2251 taps.
Only two models are equipped with a futuristic spout of the "waterfall" format - these are G3240 and G1148. The length of the spout is in the range of 100 mm (G3001) to 400 mm (G2212). Almost all products are equipped with an aerator. Only one model comes complete with a shower - this is the G7107.
In addition to the standard lever and valve mixers for the kitchen, Gappo offers the ultra-modern G521 touchscreen model, which has an elegant design and a bronze color scheme. The base color of all other kitchen options is chrome. Similar to the bathroom options, some models are available in other colors:
- sateen - lever G4205, G4399, G4007, G4398 and G4307;
- bronze - vintage valve models G4163, G4063, G4031, G4398, G4391 and G521;
- white chrome - in this scheme, only two kitchen models are available (lever G4048 and valve G4049);
- gold - G4163 and G4063 valve styled as luxurious antiquity, futuristic lever G4080 and single lever G4390 with two outflow openings;
- copper - in this variation only the G4065 mixer, made in retro style, is available;
- black - in this strict color variation, both the lever G4550, G4150, G4398 and G4390, and the valve G4051 are made.
Most models are equipped with both an aerator and a built-in filter. Models G1052, G6099, G6037, G1052, GLD1908, G1052 and Y4003 are also equipped with an original and practical pull-out spout.
The features and options of Gappo sink mixers are in many ways similar to models for other uses. From the entire model range stand out mixers equipped with a motion sensor - this is G515, G516, G517, G518, G519 and G520. All of them, except for the bronze G520, have a silver chrome color. In addition to the sensor, the G515 and G516 models are equipped with a thermostat, which means that once the set water temperature will not change, regardless of external conditions.
The base color of most models is silver chrome, almost all shell options are also available in a white color scheme. Some models can be supplied in other colors:
- red (the only Gappo mixer in this color scheme is the lever G1096);
- satin - lever G1005 and G1007;
- bronze - lever G1007, valve G1063 and G1031;
- gold - futuristic lever G1080 and luxurious and elegant valve G1063 and G1163;
- copper - massive classical two-valve 1065;
- black - lever G1050, G1081 and G1096, as well as a strict valve G1051.
Almost all owners of Gappo mixers in their reviews agree that the company managed to achieve high quality products at a low price. Many liked the stylish design of products, borrowed from German prototypes. With self-repair, some product owners point out the difficulty of dismantling the aerator. Only a few of the hundreds of users complained that the product became unusable before the end of the warranty period.
In the next video you will find an overview of the mixer Gappo series G4398 suite.