Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet Featuring Touch2O Technology
We have had this Delta Trinsic Touch2O faucet for several months now and are generally quite pleased with it. Of course, although it appears solidly and well made, only years will tell how well it lasts, which is a major issue with nearly all manufactured items these days.
Operationally it has a good feel, the single lever works smoothly and the spout swings easily, but not so much that the slightest touch would send water where you do not want it. The pull-out spray hose extends and retracts smoothly. The manual switch to turn the sprayer on and off is conveniently located but designed so that it is not easily actuated accidentally. The faucet will turn on and off with the lever like a regular faucet whether or not batteries are installed or the batteries are good. If the batteries die while it is operating, it will shut off. If it is turned on accidentally in the middle of the night or while you are out of the house, because you left the lever in open position and your cat touched it with his nose, it will not run indefinitely. The only minor negative for us is the volume of water flow: we have good water pressure, but find the maximum aerated cold water flow slower than necessary to fill a large pot as quickly as we would like. On the other hand, if the water flow is at maximum (where you may normally keep it) the force of the sprayer will bounce water out of a pot and out of the sink if you are not careful. So, for the price, a pair of hidden but easily accessible set screws to adjust water pressure for the two modes would have been an excellent feature.
April 13, 2013
The Delta faucet is very stylish and it looks fantastic in our kitchen. The touch20 technology is great. It took a while to get used to it and I still turn the water on/off by accident at times as does my cat Calvin.
I would highly recommend this as a high quality, durable product.
November 28, 2012
I bought this faucet as a finishing touch to my newly renovated IKEA kitchen. I liked the sleek look of this faucet and the price was cheaper than I found online or at Lowes. It arrived promptly and I had it installed in two hours. I have no plumbing skills, but am handy. The touch on/off feature is cool. My wife and I love it so far. It does require 6 AA batteries to operate it. So far so good. No complaints.
August 21, 2012
Great matching faucets, two sizes!
Two years ago we remodeled our kitchen and ordered two of the original Touch20 faucets, one for the main sink and one for the smaller island sink because we wanted them to match. It was a little large for the island sink, but decided it was okay. Now we've built a new house and this time we decided to get the Delta 9159T-DST with Touch20 for the main sink and 9959T-DST Touch20 for the island sink. They're perfect! They match but each one is relatively sized for the sink they're at! We turned the base so that the handle is in the front of the faucet, facing the sink. That way, water doesn't drip from wet hands onto the countertop when you reach up to change the water temperature or water flow, it drips back down into the sink! I also like the look better than it being at the side of the faucet. We also got two soap dispensers for the main sink (one for dish detergent and one for hand soap), and one for the island sink (for hand soap, since we don't wash dishes there anyway). The tall arch of the faucets still allows plenty of room, and they swivel out of the way when you need them to. The water flows almost straight down from the end of the faucet rather than shooting out like the original Touch20 faucets. Note: if you keep the handle at the side of the faucet (either side) and you get soap dispenser(s), you need to be sure to allow enough space between the handle and the soap dispenser when mounting. We've had them just a couple months now and love them both. Faucet Direct shipped them quickly, and I was very happy with the process.
May 20, 2012
this faucet is fantastic! we just remodeled the kitchen and i searched and searched for a simple and clean designed faucet (most have pretty bad lines on them) and this one fit the bill well. but the touch20 feature is the best thing to come along for a long, long time. its so wonderful to just turn the faucet on and off by touching it. it saves lots of water when washing up. also helps keep cross contamination down as you dont have to touch the faucet handle with raw meat contaminated hands then touch the contaminated faucet handle with freshly washed hands! just tap this faucet with the back of your hand!
the spray head is also perfect to wash out a sink with. since it points straight down and is very small its great to just pull out 3-4" of hose straight down to easily spray out the sink. most spray heads are large and come out at angles and are tough to use for a quick rinse out of the sink and you end up getting more water on you than in the sink at times! but this one is a perfect for this and works like a charm. the magnetic spray head holder is also a neat feature and works great, no clipping or pressure fit of the spray head, it just sucks itself back up and holds itself in place.
could not be happier with this faucet, its really worth the extra money to get the one touch feature! its rare to see all these features line up so well in a product like this these days as design these days tends to be copy this and that and throw it together in cad, done. this product had some though and work done on it.
March 23, 2012
I LOVE IT ! ! !
I could not be happier with the decision to purchase. At first, my husband thought this faucet was too pricey, but given the overall cost of our kitchen remodel, the purchase was incidental. The faucet has been installed for two weeks now and works perfectly. So glad we spent a bit more for this item!
March 22, 2012
The quality is very good and looks fantastic. The touch feature is reliable, however, placement of the battery pack is crucial for reliable operation. Read and follow through on the directions carefully. Also, would prefer use of much more compact batteries...using the double A's is cumbersome.
July 19, 2012
Delta Touch Faucet
Company was very responsive to questions, provided quick shipping and a great product. A touch faucet may seem a little gimmicky but we love it and so does everyone who tries it. Works like a charm every time.
June 28, 2012
Love our new Faucet
The faucet looks great very modern.
Build.com shipped it right on time and t arrived in fine shape.
I love the sleek pullout features works great and looks great.
November 28, 2012
When I ordered this faucet I had some guilt about spending the extra money for the "touch" feature. Soooooo glad that I did. My husband and kids even agree that this is the coolest feature to ever hit the market. It makes me very aware about how often our hands are dirty/sticky. So nice to use the back of your hand or your wrist to turn on the water. Coincidentally I'm a custom cabinet designer and I will be suggesting this to all my clients.
March 26, 2013