Fitst comment here suggests that you cannot alternate between spray and stream flow without turning water off. Is this true?A.
The Hansgrohe 06462 can be switched to spray from stream function, but in order to go back to stream, you will need to turn off the water.
Is the faucet head metal or plastic?A.
The Hansgrohe 06462 is made of solid brass construction.
What is the hose made of? Does it retract with a spring, a weight or some other way?A.
The Hansgrohe 06462 has a braided steel hose with a weight to allow the sprayer to retract.
Does the Steel Optik finish show water spots and finger prints?A.
The Hansgrohe 06462 in Steel Optik should not show water spots or finger prints. It is more of a "brushed" finish as opposed to a shiny one.