Kitchen faucet with pull-out spout
We spend a very large part of our life in the kitchen. Therefore, think over every detail here is especially important. Technical progress does not stand still. Innovation touched such frequently used sanitary products as a mixer. Relatively recently, products with retractable spout appeared on the market, expanding the capabilities of their fellows.
The retractable spout device has the appearance of a conventional mixer. At the end of the gander is a special nozzle, which, if necessary, can be pulled out. Such devices are stationary, that is, when pulling the nozzle just increases the length of the gander by 5-15 cm. In this case, in some models, the extended spout of the crane can be movable. Another option is with a flexible hose. The length of such a hose can reach 1.5 meters.
Among the advantages of these types of mixers are the following:
- convenient to use if the sink is equipped with several bowls;
- allows to fill with water very high capacity;
- no problem to fill the container, which is located at a distance from the sink.
How to choose
Pay attention to the material of the product, which can be made of:
- granite - natural material. Adds zest to the interior of the room, adding luxury to it. Rather expensive material, but also very durable. It consists of an alloy of mica, feldspar and quartz. Products from this material have an exceptional appearance.
- of stainless steel - differs in the long term of operation. Products from this material will last more than one year. It has a high cost. Mixers from this material do not lose their appearance and do not change color for a very long time.
- ceramics - products from this material differ in stylish appearance. Requires a high-quality water treatment system, if the internal elements are made of this material. Otherwise, impurities in water can damage the device. Fragile enough material. With a rough mechanical effect on ceramic products, chipping can easily occur.
- silumin - an alloy of aluminum and silicon. From this material made the most inexpensive options for mixers. It has low wear resistance.
Fixing the spout
- special weights
- a return spring connected to a switch located on the nose of the gander
To pull the hose in the device with weights will require effort, but his hands will be free to work. In the second variant, it is easier to pull the hose, but you have to hold the switch with one hand so that it does not go back. This means that one hand will be busy.
- single lever The regulator is preferred by the majority of users, considering it the most convenient among the rest. It is not necessary to adjust the temperature of the water every time. It is enough to set the lever once in the desired position. Such a lever, as a rule, always closes tightly, thus avoiding water leakage. All single-lever devices have a common drawback - they can fail due to impurities present in the water. This is more expensive than the two-valve.
- two-valve the type is not as comfortable as the first and not so economical, because when setting the temperature a lot of water flows away. In case of failure, repair of a mixer with such a construction will be more expensive.
- sensory the regulator reacts to the approach of hands or any objects and supplies water. The water temperature is adjusted on the touch panel. This is an innovation in the world of mixers. This type of regulator has a high price.
- short - its length is within 20cm
- medium - the length of such a hose is from 20 cm to 24 cm
- long - the length of such species is 24 cm and higher
- up to 140 degrees is found in economy class models;
- 180 degrees inherent for middle-class models;
- around its axis is characteristic of rather expensive models.
Cast It is considered the most reliable, since the whole mixer is a single device without seams.
Prefab consists of several parts of it. The wear resistance of such a mixer is lower than in cast structures.
Additional diversion of water for drinking needs
Outwardly, it usually looks like an extra tap. Water in such a system is purified using a special filter.
Water type switch
The presence of the switch types of water supply, which is a point or a shower.
Flexible eyeliner is considered less durable and consists of polyethylene or polyvinyl chloride with a plastic base and a metal coating. Such liner is easier to install.
Hard eyeliner is a metal or brass tube. More reliable option, but more trouble to install.
The mixer can be attached to the tabletop, sink, or wall, which saves space.
Those users who have already managed to try out such innovation as a mixer with a retractable spout, note the high functionality of the product and ease of use.
Thanks to such a device, it is now possible to bring the crane to the container, and not vice versa, while avoiding splashing. In the opinion of users, it was much more convenient to wash the sink, since the spout can be brought closer to any point of the sink.
Such delicate fruits like grapes or, say, peaches need careful washing. Shower watering is very saving in this case.
And the water purification system for drinking needs eliminates the need to buy drinking water, which, according to consumers, significantly saves the budget.
In some models, it forms a leak from the watering hole when turned on, which, even with the full range of advantages, can not but upset users. The problem is indicated by reviews of the Talis S model 32841000 of the German company Hansgrohe. Also, users note the low durability of the medical part of the device. After a short time it was on this part that many consumers had cracks. Although the price of such a model ranges from 16,000 to 30,000 rubles.
The weakness of the return spring is also often noted by consumers in the model Eurostyle 31126002 of the German company Grohe. Thus, when buying, pay attention to this part of the device.
In general, among the disadvantages of users most often note the high cost of the product.
Among the manufacturers of this type of mixers can be identified firm Blanco. In the diverse product line of this company there are models with relatively inexpensive cost compared to other options. The price of such options ranges from 5,000 to 10,000 rubles.