"A superb all-round kitchen faucet, designed to fit into just about any kitchen."
The Kohler K-72218-VS is packed full of innovative features making it one of the best kitchen faucets on the market. For example, you could enjoy touchless sensor technology, a pull-down sprayer, and two separate water steam options to name just a few. Some kitchen faucets have more spray options than this, however two is easily enough to tailor your cleaning to a wide variety of dishes and levels of cleanliness. If you’re looking for your next great-value kitchen faucet, take a look at the Kohler K-72218-VS.
Kohler have really kept the user in mind when designing this stylish kitchen faucet. The K-72218-VS has an elegantly modern look to suit a wide variety of kitchen interiors and comes in a range of optional finishes. The finishes even come with the option of black accents which is an interesting feature that you don’t find in many kitchen faucet finishes. If you’re looking for an affordable kitchen faucet, go for the chrome finish but there is also a stainless-steel option if you’re looking for something a little more extravagant. Kohler have even included a choice of either a black or matching bonnet, so that you can tailor the K-72218-VS to your tastes even more.
All the finishes are also corrosion resistant, creating long-lasting kitchen faucets that you don’t need to keep replacing. They are also pretty easy to clean which is good to know; you’d just need to wipe them clean with a cloth. The spout on the K-72218-VS is purposefully high arcing, giving plenty of room for large dishes in your sink. In terms of controls, as well as the impressive sensor controls that we’ll go into in more depth later, there is a single handle to adjust the temperature and power of the water. Single handles are brilliant as they have temperature memory, so you don’t have to adjust the temperature every time you use your kitchen faucet. A key feature of the K-72218-VS is the pull-down sprayer; a must-have for all modern kitchen faucets. The sprayer fits seamlessly into the spout creating an ultra-sleek look.
When it comes to pull-down sprayers, the Kohler K-72218-VS really stands out from the crowd; showcasing Kohler’s Sensate Touchless technology. Touchless controls are brilliant for freeing up your hands if you’re cooking and cleaning, as well as being a much more hygienic option when you have messy hands. You can even use an object like a pan to switch the stream on and off. This technology is powered by an AC connection, and if you’re wondering what happens in a power cut don’t worry; this efficient kitchen faucet still functions perfectly well without the use of its sensors. Kohler’s Sensate feature is particularly impressive as it responds in less than 20 milliseconds, giving you an immediate reaction.
Electronic features on kitchen faucets can often lack the intelligent design to predict possible flaws however the Kohler K-72218-VS has a precision activation window which helps to prevent false activations. It even has an LED light that tells you when the sensor is ready to use, making it one of the most intelligent touchless kitchen faucets on the market. The touchless controls on the K-72218-VS can be used to switch the water on and off, as well as for going between different stream options. As well as these impressive controls, the sprayer has Kohler’s Docknetik technology which uses magnetic force to create a secure spray head dock. This also ensures smooth hose retraction. Features like this help the hose to maintain its strength and longevity so you don’t have to keep replacing parts. The hose itself is a handy 28-inches long allowing for greater reach for tricky angles. Kohler’s Promotion technology also uses a lightweight, nylon material for the hose to avoid tangles. Lastly, the Kohler K-72218-VS has a MasterClean spray face which uses soft rubber spray hole covers to create an easy-to-clean sprayer. As you can see, the K-72218-VS is packed full of useful features to make your life as easy as possible.
The overall water flow from the Kohler K-72218-VS kitchen faucet is the industry maximum, 1.8 gallons per minute. This water flow provides plenty of power for tougher cleaning. The sprayer has two functions; a gentle stream for everyday rinsing and filling, and a sweep spray. The sweep spray is a powerful blade of water created by specially angles nozzles, to help you tackle tougher dirt. There is even an auto on/off feature in case you forget to turn off the water. Kohler really have thought of everything in order to create such a top-quality kitchen faucet.
The K-72218-VS has a simple single hole installation process. Unfortunately, there is no escutcheon available if you have a 3 or more-hole countertop. You will need an electricity supply under your sink to be able to install the touchless sensor features on the K-72218-VS however, most kitchens already have this. You will not need any additional tools either which helps to make this an easy-to-install kitchen faucet. Kohler have even used flexible supply lines for this kitchen faucet which also helps to make installation less tricky. Although there is no DiamondSeal technology to help avoid leaks, Kohler have used durable ceramic valves which will further improve the longevity of the K-72218-VS.
If you’re looking to replace your kitchen faucet with a faucet that’s stylish, easy to use and durable, look no further than the Kohler K-72218-VS. This great value kitchen faucet has a brilliant range of finish options, DockNetiK technology and uses ceramic valves to maximize longevity. There are a couple of ways in which Kohler could improve the design of the K-72218-VS for example by providing an escutcheon to enable 3-hole installation however, overall this is a great-value kitchen faucet.