"A superb all-round kitchen faucet, designed to fit into just about any kitchen."
There are so many kitchen faucets on the market currently, it’s hard to find a reliable one at an affordable price. That’s where the Delta Windemere comes in. Priced at between $60 and $120, the 21996LF model from the Delta’s Windemere collection is one of the most affordable kitchen faucets available right now. Not only is the Windemere faucet great value for money, but it’s also ADA compliant and CSA and IAPMO certified. The Windemere kitchen faucet measures 8 x 2 x 8 inches and weighs a very light 3.5 lbs, so it’s easy to maneuver and fit into your kitchen with ease.
The Delta Windemere kitchen faucet is classically elegant in its design, complementing any kitchen theme from the traditional to the more modern styles. The construction of this faucet also includes a separate sprayer for more comfortable use that comes in a matching finish. The sophistication of the design is one of this faucet’s highlights that would add luxuriousness to any kitchen. The Windemere kitchen faucet comes in three finish options, either polished chrome, oil rubbed bronze or stainless steel, so there’s plenty of options to find the best finish option for your home. The Windemere faucet also boasts an elongated spout, with a height of nearly 12 inches and reaches 8 inches. The high arc on this faucet’s spout swivels 360 degrees, making everyday kitchen tasks far more convenient. Not all kitchen faucet reviews have faucets with a full 360-degree swivel, so it’s a bonus that the Windemere model provides this, especially as it’s one of the cheaper kitchen faucets on the market.
The other fantastic thing about the Delta Windemere’s faucet design is that it’s easy to clean and maintain thanks to the smooth finish quality and minimalistic approach Delta have taken when manufacturing this faucet. The overall quality of the design makes this kitchen faucet very durable, thanks to the metal construction and metal valves. Although the sprayer material is plastic, this doesn’t affect the superior quality of the Windemere kitchen faucet, manufactured by the renowned band Delta, one of the leading manufacturers in kitchen appliances.
Although the sprayer is separate to the main body of the Windemere kitchen faucet, it is still easy to install and comfortable to use. A lot of the best kitchen faucets have a spray head incorporated into the spout itself, but this is where the Windemere model is different. The powerful sprayer located on the side of the faucet functions separately and has a retractable hose for ease of use. The great thing about the sprayer being detached from the faucet itself it that it makes for more efficient cleaning and minimizes splashing. The sprayer is great for washing pots and pans, vegetables and for cleaning in and around the sink.
Waterflow from the Delta Windemere kitchen faucet gives a flow rate of 1.8 GPM at 60 psi. This is efficient water flow for both usage and efficiency. Kitchen faucet reviews for the Windemere model state that it provides a good amount of water pressure too, which is good to know. The last thing you want is a kitchen faucet that provides low water pressure. The only downside however with this faucet is that it doesn’t offer different water flow options other than the regular flow that comes out of the faucet and spray head. Although it only comes with one spray mode, the fact that the water pressure is reported as good and the sprayer is efficient at more heavy-duty removal means it’s still a handy faucet to have, especially for the price. Also, the Windemere faucet comes with a washer-less stem cartridge valve type, again highlighting the quality and durability of this kitchen faucet by Delta.
The Delta Windemere kitchen faucet requires a deck mounted 4-hole installation. This is due to the unique design of the faucet as well as the individual sprayer. Although this may not suit all kitchens, the Windemere comes with the deck plate included and instructions of how to install. The deck plate measures 10.25 inches wide and measures 8 inches between each of the holes, so it’s advisable to measure your sink first before installation. Delta recommends getting a plumber to install the faucet, but many customers have praised the easy installation of the Windemere kitchen faucet. As always, if you are in doubt, you can always check out other kitchen faucet reviews relating to the Windemere model for videos and images on how to install it, but feedback given by other users is that it can be done with ease.
Overall, the Windemere kitchen faucet by Delta is a fantastically stylish kitchen faucet that would undoubtedly become an outstanding feature in the kitchen. While the overall style of this kitchen faucet is the big talking point because of its charming design, it’s also extremely durable and hard-wearing, having been built to last. Delta’s lifetime limited warranty also backs this faucet so you can rest assured that the manufacturer will fix any problems that may arise quickly and efficiently. Although the Windemere kitchen faucet doesn’t come with sensor technology and has limited water flow options, it’s exceptionally well-priced for what you get and will add a touch of class to your kitchen.