Forte Pullout High Arch Kitchen Faucet - Includes Escutcheon
SLEEK AND STYLISH
I spent a lot of time selecting a faucet for my new kitchen. I needed something to look more contemporary without being industrial, and to blend in with my overall home theme, which is semi-victorian. The curved lines of this faucet gave me just the look I wanted. Its arc allows for filling pots, and the pullout spray feature is smooth and easy to use. I plan to purchase the coordinating bath sink faucet and other accessories for the nearby powder room when I get that remodeled.
My experience with FaucetDirect was outstanding. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The order arrived well before I expected.
March 10, 2010
Very Low Flow Rate!
Neither a profesional plumber nor I can find why this unit has extremely low flow rate. We dissasembled the pull-out twice, removed screens etc but still have very low flow, less than advertised 2.2GPM. We have high pressure and flow rate up to the pull-out, very poor thereafter. Perhaps the EPA requirement for 2.2 GPM has caused a defect in this unit? I called Kohler who said yes there have been problems, and will ship me a new pull-out, but I don't expect that will help. Perhaps the "check Valve" has a bearing on this? All screens are removed- still no help.
Any Ideas? Other wise this new unit goes back, we will buy another model.
October 3, 2009
Looks so Good
This faucet in the brushed bronze looks so up to date. We got new Corian counter tops, and cabinet hardware and this faucet just pulls everything together. It is very easy to use, lifetime warranty, and Made in the USA are all pluses. My husband is as happy with it as I am.
April 20, 2011
My daughter recently bought a house, and we completely gutted it. It is a small house but nonetheless doing it over correctly is paying off. We gutted the kitchen and she wanted a more contemporary look and this filled the bill. The faucet is well made, was easy to install and the finish on it is gorgeous. It cleans easily, and has quite a power to it. It appears as though it may be small in the pictures, but it far more substantail then it looks. I loved the hose and the coupling holder to the faucet head, it was well made and you can tell it will not crack or break. This is an excellent product. I would recommend this product to anyone.
May 6, 2010
The faucet is very easy to install and works perfectly. The low-pressure setting stays low (and does not slide to off like our last faucet.) The high pressure is strong and fast. The pullout is quiet and smooth. The ball bearing at the end of the pullout is a nice feature. The button sliding from spray to flow is easier to use then the ones located on the top of the spray head.
I bought the polished chrome, saving $50 and it looks great. I am very happy with this faucet and with this website’s service.
January 23, 2010
Excellent and great price
Only problem is the plastic button for spray/stream selection. If it pops out on your, take it off and crazy glue it back on. DON"T just keep pushing it back in, you will bend the little plastic clips that hold in in place and then it's a problem.
Otherwise, I LOVE this faucet. Great action on the swivel/pull out head. Easy to switch from stream to spray.
Looks very smooth/cool/modern.
Can mount for single hole (throw out the plate) or 3 hole and use the plate.
I called Koehler Tech Support and they were WRONG when they told me no, it's only for 3 hole. And that's even tho I asked them to check with a supervisor!
Great deal. Fast ship. Factory sealed box
August 15, 2011
Just got this faucet-
It looks great and seems to function well too. Had read a couple of reviews that said they were disappointed in the flow, but I think it's great! In fact, I have to make sure I don't turn it on too hard or else it splashes out of the sink! Just a very light touch works great.
Only downside is I got it for a one hole drop in stainless sink, and the faucet isn't too sturdy on it's own, it has some movement. The plumber said that this is because it's typically used in a granite etc for a drop in sink. I had read that if you put some wood underneath that will do that trick, so will try that and see what happens. It's not horrible, but just has a little more movement that what I'd like.
August 2, 2012
The pics do NOT do this faucet justice. Kholer makes beautiful fixtures and this is no exception. I ordered my faucet on Wed and it arrived Thursday. I say, go FD! That is impressive. Packaging was fantastic...I knew this faucet would be in fine condition and it was. Opened the box and there lay a shiny chrome, elegant faucet for my kitchen redo to go with my Kraus KBU24 sink. The price was great too (I also had a coupon code) which only aided in my decision to upgrade from an old funky white and chrome Moen. I hope this will look good for years to come. I will use Barkeepers Friend to keep my new sink and faucet glowing like new. FD (and Kholer) does it again!!!
October 8, 2011
Form and function!
I finally replaced my existing faucet that had such a small outflow of water -- it took forever to perform cleaning tasks let alone just fill a pot of water. I needed a faucet that looked great, was reasonably priced and had more water pressure. I selected the shiny chrome finish and I am very happy with this Kohler product. Your website was easy to navigate and your delivery was fast. No problems here. Just a happy customer experience. Thank you.
April 29, 2011
Looooove this faucet
We redid our kitchen, and I had purchased another faucet. I hated it. It dripped a million times after you turned it off among other things. So, I took it back and purchased this faucet. Love it - have had it for 2 months and no problems so far. Just a couple of drips after you turn off the faucet. The part I love the best is switching it from the steady stream to the spray mode. Very easy and the spray mode stays on no matter how much water pressure there is. Some faucets (like the 1st one I bought and my neighbor's), the spray mode will go back to the steady stream if the water pressure is too light. I love the sleek, also. Very classy looking. I would definitely recommend this faucet!!
October 17, 2009