"The K-560-VS’ simple, elegant design does a good job of disguising a very versatile, multi-functioning faucet with some outstanding features."
At the cost of between $180 and $250, the Kohler K-560-VS is a brilliant example of a great value kitchen faucet. The K-560-VS’ simple, elegant design does a good job of disguising a very versatile, multi-functioning faucet with some outstanding features. This kitchen faucet has a spout that rotates 360 degrees and three finishes which all have Kohler’s typical industry-leading corrosion and tarnish resistant coating. The Spray head retracts back into place with the help of a durable magnetic pull, and Kohler offer their limited lifetime guarantee with it, making this one of the best value kitchen faucets on the market.
The Kohler K-560-VS has a simple yet elegant design, with some ornamental shaping, making it suitable for most domestic kitchen styles. This kitchen faucet comes with three finish options which some may not consider to be many, however they cover all bases with stainless steel, polished chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze. There is a finish for every kitchen interior design. Kohler finishes’ corrosion and tarnish resistance exceeds industry standards, which makes them one of the best kitchen faucet manufacturers on the market. The spout on the K-560-VS is arced and 16.8 inches tall which provides plenty of space for more substantial dishes, as well as allowing it to fit under most over-sink kitchen units. The spout on the K-560-VS also rotates a full 360 degrees, which is a really handy feature, especially if your kitchen has an island as it means you don’t necessarily need to use it over the sink. The Kohler K-560-VS is a pull-down kitchen faucet which most people prefer as it gives an extra level of versatility; allowing you to reach awkward angles with the spray.
The Kohler K-560-VS’ built-in spray head fits smoothly into the main spout. The hose is 19.5 inches long and is constructed with Nylon using Kohler’s ProMotion technology. This means it not only doesn’t get caught on surrounding fixtures and fittings but also does not degrade over time. This a great feature to look out for in any kitchen faucet review. The spray head on the K-560-VS is easily retractable, and the dock has a magnetic force which draws it back into place. This is another example of how Kohler have focused on the longevity of this kitchen faucet as magnets maintain their strength over time. The spray head also has an impressive three functions which is more than can be said for a lot of the best kitchen faucets. These are controlled by buttons on the spray head itself, and these buttons have been carefully designed to have a rubber coating; meaning your fingers are more likely to be able to grip them, even when wet.
The water flow for the Kohler K-560-VS is a strong 1.8 gallons per minute which will have plenty of cleaning power. Most kitchen faucets are limited to this water flow so that they meet regulations. The multi-functional spray head offers three functions, an aerated flow, powerful spray and the ability to pause the water flow. An aerated flow is great due to the fact it does not splash and the fact that it is designed to save water whilst maintaining power, meaning that you can rest in peace knowing you are being environmentally friendly. The more powerful spray is excellent for tough dirt. There single lever used on the K-560-VS not only gives this kitchen faucet a sleek, minimal look but also has temperature memory. This is really handy as it helps you to save time by not having to adjust the water temperature every time you use it. Kohler have also used ceramic disk valves in the K-560-VS to ensure the smooth functioning of all joints, meaning there will be no jarring water flow. There are no electronic features on the Kohler K-560-VS, which is the norm for kitchen faucets in lower price brackets, however they have more than made up for it with these impressive features.
One of the features of the K-560-VS which some users have spoken negatively of is the instruction manual; saying it is difficult to understand, however Kohler have ensured that this kitchen faucet is easy to install. It has the option of 1 or 3-hole installation, with the associated base plate even included in the price, which is not always an option with other kitchen faucets. The K-560-VS, of course, meets all safety standards, team this with the fact the Kohler K-560-VS kitchen faucet also comes with a Kohler limited lifetime guarantee, and you have plenty of reassurance that this is a high-quality kitchen faucet.
The Kohler K-560-VS showcases some brilliant features, for example a three function spray head offering aerated flow, powerful spray and pause options, and Kohler’s ProMotion technology. Kohler have also made sure the buttons on the spray head of this kitchen faucet are rubber coated for ease-of-use and ceramic disk plates have been used to ensure the smooth functioning of all fittings. As you can see, despite a couple of faults such as a hard-to-understand instruction manual, the Kohler K-560-VS is a high-quality kitchen faucet that you should definitely consider for your kitchen.