"This a great-value kitchen faucet!!"
Moen’s latest kitchen faucet, the 7430 has been priced at between $80 and $100 which puts it in the lower end price bracket. In order to achieve this, Moen have had to sacrifice some luxury features such as a multitude of spray options but have ticked all of the most important boxes to create an attractive, fully-functioning, reliable, versatile and long-lasting kitchen faucet. With optional hard-wearing finishes, an additional side sprayer, and a decent 1.5 gallon per minute water flow, this a great-value kitchen faucet!
The Moen 7430 has been designed to have a very classic, timeless look. This kitchen faucet comes with the option of three different finishes, including reflective chrome, bright glacier, and brushed chrome. All finishes on the 7430 faucet are tarnish and corrosion free, hard-wearing and durable which means they will stand the test of time in your kitchen. Moen have used modern but rounded shaping on the 7430 kitchen faucet which creates a contemporary elegant look which would suit most conventional kitchens. The Moen 7430 also has a low arc spout which some people see as a negative as it doesn’t provide much room for larger dishes, however this also means that this kitchen faucet is unobtrusive, with the added benefit of limited splashback which is always a plus. Furthermore, there is an additional, matching sprayer which has been designed to help you reach a much larger range of tricky angles on your dishes. The spout itself also rotates a full 360 degrees which also helps with overall reach.
This kitchen faucet has a completely separate sprayer rather than an integrated sprayer like most of its competitors. Creating separate functioning parts usually means that each part functions more effectively and has less chance of faults. The inclusion of a separate sprayer means that you can have a more thorough cleaning experience without sacrificing the Moen 7430’s subtle style. The sprayer on the Moen 7430 kitchen faucet matches the main spout perfectly with the same classic, attractive design. Sprayers are a great feature to have on kitchen faucets as they give you far more cleaning power. The sprayer hose on the Moen 7430 also extends and retracts smoothly which minimizes the chance of regular breakages and repairs. A lot of the more expensive kitchen faucets which have integrated sprayers, have high-tech features like MotionSense technology, however for such an affordable price the sprayer on the Moen 7430 handles the most essential functions really well.
The Moen 7430 has an overall water flow of 1.5 gallons which is more than enough for effective everyday cleaning. Most kitchen faucets have to meet certain regulations which minimize the level of water flow they can provide, therefore 1.5 gallons is about as powerful as Moen’s competitors too. Moen have chosen to use an aerated stream in its 7430 kitchen faucet, this is a great feature for two reasons; firstly an aerated stream minimizes splash back and secondly it cuts down on water wastage which gives you great peace of mind in terms of your carbon footprint. This is all achieved without sacrificing any of the power. A lot of the more expensive kitchen faucets have a variety of stream options such as heavy stream and pause, but for this affordable faucet you’re still getting plenty of value for your money with its top-quality simplistic functions. Moen are known for their strong performance and reliability and the 7430 only helps to maintain this reputation.
Moen have used their innovative Dura-Lock Quick Connect easy installation system with the 7430 kitchen faucet, meaning that parts can be connected easily, even giving a re-assuring ‘snap’, making the overall installation process quick and easy. There are no additional tools required which is a real plus and all of the necessary mounting hardware is included in the price. There is a 4-hole installation process with the Moen 7430 however the relevant escutcheon is included to help you create a smoother look for your countertop. All assembly parts have also been designed for standard US plumbing which is another handy plus. The Moen 7430 meets ADA regulations as well as AB1953 (California) and S152 (Vermont) regulations which mean it is not only suitable for use by disabled people but also does not contain more than 0.25% lead. This is important so that your water is not contaminated with lead from your faucet, which can be harmful. Moen have also included their limited lifetime guarantee which gives further assurance that this is a top-quality kitchen faucet.
All in all, Moen have managed to balance affordability with functionality really well with their 7430 kitchen faucet. They have included a 360-degree swivel spout for extra reach, an aerated stream to minimize environmental impact and their innovative Dura-Lock quick installation system to name just a few of its impressive features. The fact that the Moen 7430 has a low-arc spout can be seen as a negative by some however this does also give it an unobtrusive classic style to suit any kitchen. If you’re currently looking for your next kitchen faucet, the Moen 7430 is a low-budget yet top-quality kitchen faucet which is sure to be an asset to your kitchen.