Moen Kitchen, Bar Faucets Review: Pulldown, One, Two-Handle; Chateau, Banbury, Camerist, Castleby, Other
Moen Kitchen Faucets
The vast majority of Moen's hundreds of kitchen faucets arrive in centerset or single-hole installation modes, operated by one or two handles. Single handle types divide, in turn, into two main categories: those in which the handle extends from the top or side of the spout – the more modern design – and those that position the lever beside the spout – a more traditionally oriented fixture.
Either way, kitchen faucets are notable more conscious of space (and saving space) than their lavatory and bathroom brethren which will often put aesthetics and visually appealing spacial organization on the same level of importance as quality functions. Like all of their competitors, starting with Delta and ending with Price Pfister and Grohe, Moen are aware of the kitchen's unique characteristics of a workplace.
Pulldown and pullout faucets address the needs of contemporary kitchens by enabling the head of the fixtures to be detached from the main metallic frame and, by conducting water from an addition hose, allow a more intense, effective stream manipulation. Low and high arches installation also broaden the range of of where aqua can reach in the vicinity of the sink.
Let's take a closer look at some of the collections (all ADA compliant):
Chateau presents a classic modern design: industrial-inspired, this faucet features a low yet long arc, a chrome finish, and a generally calm, confident appearance. Dispensing with decorative embellishments, this direct, highly functional fixture projects readiness for work, and more work.
Banbury opts for a more traditional, nostalgic architecture, which though less artistic and expressive than some of the Victorian era bathroom faucets, invites something unique and atmospheric from that time.
Camerist: defined as “Transitional” by Moen, this collection combines a spout reminiscent of brass instruments bell mouths – quite traditional in appearance – with clear-cut modern plumbing architecture for the rest of the fixture.
Castleby displays another classic design with an interesting twist: an unusually elaborate handle lever for the single-handle variations. Either in high or low arc designs, these slender, long spouts anticipate Moen's other utility products: bar, laundry, and butler faucets.
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