"Featuring some outstanding qualities such as MagnaTite technology, ShieldSpray technology, and DiamondSeal technology, the 9197-AR-DST is one of the best kitchen faucets on the market."
The Cassidy 9197-AR-DST is the latest model in Delta’s top-quality kitchen faucet range. Featuring some outstanding qualities such as MagnaTite technology, ShieldSpray technology, and DiamondSeal technology, the 9197-AR-DST is one of the best kitchen faucets on the market. There are some additional, optional parts which would need to be purchased separately, however for the majority of users everything is included in the reasonable $290-$420 price.
The Delta Cassidy 9197-AR-DST has a detailed, stylised design which gives it a more up-market, elegant appearance. This stylish kitchen faucet comes in a wide range of colors including the innovative champagne bronze and Venetian bronze finishes for a more extravagant look. So, if you’re looking for a head-turning kitchen faucet, look no further than the 9197-AR-DST. The controls consist of a single handle to control the temperature and flow of water, which makes it nice and easy to use.
The central spout is a high-arc spout which has been designed to not only improve reach but also to make room for a wider range of dish sizes beneath it. The spout also swivels a full 360 degrees, which is handy as it means you’re not restricted to only using the faucet over the sink. Seamlessly connected to the main spout, is a pull-down sprayer which is a fantastic feature found on all the best kitchen faucets now. There are even matching extras available for the Delta Cassidy 9197-AR-DST, such as a soap dispenser so you can get other items to match the faucet. These do cost extra but it’s nice to know that you can create a complete set if you want to.
The pull-down sprayer on the 9197-AR-DST has some brilliant features, helping to make this one of best-quality kitchen faucets on the market. For example, it has two different water stream options to choose from, which not all kitchen faucets have. This allows you to tailor the stream depending on what kind of dishes you’re cleaning and their level of cleanliness. The hose itself is an outstanding 68-inches long which really helps you to access the more difficult angles on your dishes. It also means you can use it outside of your kitchen sink.
When it comes to retracting the hose, Delta have also included their innovative MagnaTite technology which uses magnetic force to create a secure docking system for the sprayer. This helps the hose to maintain its structure and strength; making it last much longer and meaning you don’t have to keep replacing parts every couple of years. Unfortunately, there is no sensor technology on the Delta Cassidy 9197-AR-DST however, it does have Delta’s TouchClean system. This consists of soft, rubber covers over the spray holes, which mean they can be easily wiped clean to stop the build-up of Calcium and Lime. Features like this really help to extend the lifespan of your kitchen faucet. If you’re looking for a long-lasting kitchen faucet, you should definitely check out the Delta Cassidy 9197-AR-DST.
The overall water flow of this efficient kitchen faucet is 1.8 gallons per minute. Considering this is a maximum limit which most kitchen faucets must adhere to, this can’t really be improved upon! Luckily, 1.8 gallons per minute provides more than enough power to tackle tough dirt on your dishes. The sprayer on the 9197-AR-DST has the ability to switch between two different stream options; stream and spray. The stream can be used for gentle rinsing and the spray can be used for more stubborn dirt. Delta have also included their innovative ShieldSpray technology in this top-quality kitchen faucet. This works by creating a protective sphere of water around the strong spray, which is proven to reduce splashing by up to 90%. This is a great feature if you’re fed up of being covered in water after washing your dishes!
Many of you will be pleased to hear that the Delta Cassidy 9197-AR-DST has also been designed to have easy installation, so you shouldn’t need any professional help to fit it. It has 1-hole for installation into your countertop, however if you have a countertop which is compatible with 3-hole installation, you can purchase an escutcheon to cover the remaining holes for a cleaner look. All other hardware for the kitchen faucet is included in the price.
Another brilliant feature on the 9197-AR DST kitchen faucet is DiamondSeal technology. This has been designed to create a leak-proof faucet which has been proven to last twice as long as the industry standard. For its entire lifetime, this kitchen faucet is leak free, Delta have even integrated the supply lines; taking additional care to reduce the number of areas which water could escape from. The 9197-AR-DST is also ADA compliant making it a safe kitchen faucet and comes with Delta’s limited lifetime guarantee, which gives you all the reassurance you need that this is a top-quality kitchen faucet.
All in all, if you’re looking for a stylish, good quality kitchen faucet with some outstanding features, take a look at the Delta Cassidy 9197-AR-DST. It lacks some extra- luxurious features such as sensor control, however it does come in 5 brilliant finishes, has an outstanding 68-inch hose and comes with Delta’s limited lifetime warranty.