LadyLux3 Pull-Down Spray Kitchen Faucet with Forward Rotation Lever, SilkMove Cartridge - Hold & Release Spray Control
Has some problems
I bought this faucet because I thought it looked great, but it has some serious design flaws. So after 2 months, I'm taking it out and putting in a different faucet. As the other reviewer noted, the pull-out doesn't spring back in very easily. The sprayer does not stay on unless you keep your hand on the faucet-head button. The regular flow is so strong that you end up spraying water everywhere if you don't have your dish at the bottom of the sink (I have a 9" deep sink). And I tend to get my sleeve wet when adjusting the side handle. In my opinion, a top handle faucet with an on/off spray button is a better way to go.
January 20, 2010
Very nIce, but not perfect
This faucet was ordered on a Canadian credit card, but shipped to a US residence with a different name than the credit card. This seemed to cause problems with the processing system. Had to call customer service several times to get shipping to go ahead. All customer reps were very helpful and apologetic for the delay.
The faucet looks great - one feature that is missing is that you cannot turn the spray feature on and leave it on - you have to be squeezing the button the whole while. Also the pressure seems significantly reduced from my old tap, but I think I will get used to it and perhaps it is a good thing in order to prevent splashing. All in all, a very good experience.
September 12, 2010
Very Good But
The neck of the faucet is a little short so it does not reach into the sink very far. This is a must have faucet however if you have a large sink and the backsplash is granite and reduces the space between faucet handle and wall. This new design allows the handle to move further in the frontward direction rather than back into the backsplash before it can reach maximum water flow. The faucet itself is a quality product.
Would not order the SuperSteel again as the finish retains normal oil from fingers and does not clean well. Buy S.S. or Chrome when possible.
September 5, 2010
Buyer beware! I have never written a review on anything before, but this faucet has been such a nightmare that I feel compelled to warn. I am back on this site to replace it, even though it has a life time warranty. I bought it 7 years ago and started having problems with it after the first year. Many times when the handle is rotated from cold to hot, the extension portion of the handle disengages from the body. I have to make a conscious effort to rotate in a certain way to avoid it. The actual handle has fallen off so many times that the screw is now stripped. I had a portion of the handle replaced once from the company and we are now having problems with it again. I can't believe I paid $400 for what I consider a sub-standard product. I don't care how high Grohe is rated, I will never buy another one!
March 22, 2013
The faucet is solid. I like its simplicity. It is easy to use. It has a great turning range. My only concern is the pullout is a bit stiff. This may loosen in time. Although stiff is better than too loose. It is a bit pricey but not as much as some.
April 24, 2011
Since this was not my first Grohe I expected nothing else than this quality.
I'm sure it will last me as long as I live in this house.
Installation including taking out the old faucet took under an hour.
February 6, 2010
The Perfect Faucet
I work as a professional chef doing a lot of in home catering on Chicago's wealthy North Shore. I've seen and used many high-end faucets. When I worked with this one, I knew I had to have it - regardless of price.
Elegant, yet simple. Works perfectly and has a minimal foot print on the counter top. I could not recommend it more.
May 23, 2011
Spray head is loose
the spring tension device does not firmly pull the hose/faucet head/spray head back into the faucet neck. Really annoying.
Worse, it could have been so easily avoided by a manufacturer who put a little effort into the design.
December 25, 2009
Fabulous kitchen faucet
I ordered this faucet for my recent kitchen remodel and I love it. I was impressed with the service I received from build.com when I called with a shipping question and I was impressed with how quickly my faucet arrived. My plumber commented right away on what a high quality faucet it was and he was impressed with the price I paid for it. I got it on sale. This faucet works beautifully and it looks like a piece of art in my kitchen. It has great pressure and the nozzle goes back in crisply and snugly. I would recommend this product to friends. I have seen similar faucets in designer kitchens on HGTV
February 3, 2014
Been using the faucet about 2 months, and have no complaints. The finish is beautiful, it was fairly easy to install - only difficult part was the spring installation (really need two people). Another beautiful thing is you will not need any sink hoses, as this faucet comes with them, but had to do some plumbing to get them to reach. The handle mechanism is beautifully made (as with all the Grohe stuff), and I expect to get years of service out of it!
January 9, 2013