Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Bar/Prep Faucet Featuring Touch2O Technology
Big Bar Faucet
When we bought this faucet for our bar/counter online, we had never seen one in person. It's a little bigger than we expected. The pipe is very big in circumference, check one out in person first. If we would have known this, we might have shopped around a little more, but online, the style was very sleek and contemporary. It's a pretty cool look and the pull out spray nozzle is very handy for rinsing around the sink rim and filling various items of glassware etc.
We had it installed by a knowledgable plumber so I can't share any install horror stories, but after it was in, I took a peek under the counter and it looked simpler than the instructions lead me to believe.
I'm not real happy with the touch technology. It's really awesome when it's working with the blue LED "on" light, but sometimes it doesn't work and takes a couple of taps or more to get the water flowing. Sometimes when it's running and I re-adjust the temperature, just touching the handle shuts it off, then I have to touch it again to get the water flowing. The Touch feature should work on everything BUT the handle.Very frustrating, especially if your hands are holding things or they're soapy. This defeats the purpose of the Touch20 feature, right? I've even had it come on when nobody was near it. (The handle was in the open position obviously, as water started flowing) I would suggest making sure the handle is in the shut position if you ever leave the house for any amount of time. I think in hind-sight I would have gone old school and opted out of the Touch2O feature altogether, which is offered on the exact same faucet. As for the handle itself, I think they could have done a little better with the design. There's not much to grab on to, as I would have preferred more of a paddle design to the "stick" on this model. I guess it wouldn't matter much if the Touch20 feature worked 100%, but like it said, it's a little quirky. Maybe I could get better performance if I mess around with the wires, but everything looks clean, well connected and grounded. Who knows.
As far as construction and quality, just the feel and mechanical function is top drawer. I don't see any reason why this faucet shouldn't last for many years.
January 16, 2013
I had plumber install, but directions so good, I could have installed it. Son has a similar one. Like ours best. Love how eazy it is to use. Matched it with two pumps for hand soap and dish soap.Faucet Direct had best price. Was part of a order which included the two Kohler K-1995 16 ounce soap / Lotion Dispensers,plus 3 Meon 6400 Single Handle Batrhroon Faucets, 1 Moen YB28886 Towel Ring, 2 Meon YB2808 Single Post Toilel Paper Holders, 2 Meon YB2818 18" Towel Bars. Meon products were the Eve Collection which we could not find else where.We had them in a previous home and like the style. Great addition to our home.
August 30, 2012