"Look no further than this kitchen faucet review for your next high quality, stylish appliance."
At the cost of between $320 and $380 you would expect some great features from the Moen Arbor Motionsense kitchen faucet, and it does not disappoint. The Arbor has a classic and elegant yet modern visual design, a pull-out extendable sprayer with some really impressive features, is compliant with ADA, AB1953 and S152 safety standards and uses some excellent technology such as Motionsense, to make it one of the best kitchen faucets around. There are a couple of minor negatives to consider but the Moen lifetime limited warranty can give you peace of mind for these. Look no further than this kitchen faucet review for your next high quality, stylish appliance.
If you’re looking for the best kitchen faucet, the Moen Arbor Motionsense certainly ticks the box for aesthetics. The Arbor has a simple, sleek and elegant design with some ornamental shaping, to reflect the fact that it is a high-quality kitchen faucet. The Moen Arbor Motionsense comes with four different finish options so you can match it to your kitchen. You could have matte black (known as oil), brushed gold tinted steel or brushed silver steel and there is also the option of a chrome finish too. The steel used on this great kitchen faucet is stainless steel, meaning it's splash and dirt resistant, making your life easier as you won’t need to constantly clean it, and keeping the Arbor looking like new. A vital aspect of any good kitchen faucet is the ease of use of the product. The Moen Arbor Motionsense has one simple lever which extends and retracts allowing you to adjust water pressure and rotates allowing you to adjust water temperature. The spout height of the Arbor Motionsense is 14.5 inches in total which is good as it gives plenty of room beneath the water stream. If you’re looking for the best kitchen faucet in terms of style and versatility, the Moen Arbor Motionsense has an extendable sprayer which fits seamlessly into the main spout, giving it great versatility as well as a sleek silhouette. The Arbor comes with some optional extras like a base plate or soap dispenser if you’d like to make this kitchen faucet look even more impressive.
The sprayer on the Moen Arbor Motionsense has lots of great features in itself. As well as its typical pull-out style which makes the sprayer fit pleasingly into the spout, the sprayer is 68 inches long and braided, which is a clever design trick to make sure it does not develop any kinks or get caught on any under-sink components. The length of the sprayer is great for tackling those hard to reach areas on dishes and in your sink. The extendable spray head uses Reflex technology which makes it extend and self- retract smoothly; keeping its neat look intact. The sprayer on the Arbor Motionsense also has two stream options which is a great feature for any kitchen faucet; an aerated stream for everyday cleaning and powerful rinse for your more stubborn dishes. There is even a pause function on the Arbor sprayer in case you need a short break from the water jet. This is yet another great feature that makes the Arbor Motionsense a big contender for the title of best kitchen faucet.
The Moen Arbor Motionsense has an impressive two gallons per minute water pressure, which is something to look out for in any kitchen faucet review. The Arbor has Motionsense technology meaning the water can be switched on and off by moving your hand in front of a sensor on the main spout. This is a great kitchen faucet feature as it not only keeps it clean and stops bacterial cross-contamination, Moen also designed this feature to help minimise water wastage. Some customers have reported that this function can become faulty, as digital features often can, however it does come with a five-year warranty, therefore can be fixed or replaced. The digital components can be powered by six AA batteries or, if you’d prefer to use an AC adapter to reduce potential corrosion, you can buy one separately. Moen have even thoughtfully included a small blue indicator light at the base of the spout to tell you when the batteries need to be replaced.
Now to the more technical features of the Moen Arbor Motionsense. The Arbor is fully compliant with the Americans with disabilities act (ADA), as well as meeting current legislation for lead ingredients such as the AB1953 for California and the S152 for Vermont, meaning there is no more than 0.25% lead content in the Arbor’s pipes and fittings. So, you can rest easy in the knowledge that you will not be harmed by any contaminants with this top-quality kitchen faucet. When it comes to installation, the Arbor Motionsense makes excellent use of Moen's Duralock Quick-Connect Installation System, which makes installing faucets quick and easy and removes the need for any tools, which is great! A single hole mount has been used for the Moen Arbor Motionsense, mainly for aesthetic reasons as it looks nice attached to a kitchen countertop, however it is also available with a three-hole construction option. This kitchen faucet has supply lines with 3/8" compression fittings attached and despite not having many over-the-top features has an overall high build quality.
All in all, the Moen Arbor Motionsense doesn’t leave much to desire from a kitchen faucet. As well as easily meeting all the basic requirements you might expect from the best kitchen faucet, the Arbor has some more impressive design features such as optional spray streams, Reflex technology to create a smoothly extendable and retractable sprayer, a two gallon per minute water pressure, optional extras such as a base plate and the all-important Moen Duralock Quick-Connect Installation System. If you’re looking for a great value kitchen faucet, look no further than the versatile Moen Arbor Motionsense for your kitchen.