Kohler K-596-BL

Matte Black Simplice Pullout Spray High Arch Gooseneck Kitchen Faucet with DockNetik, ProMotion, and MasterClean Technologies

Item # BCI1316449   |   Model # K-596-BL   |  Simplice Collection

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  • The video review and some customer reviews mention adding an additional weight to make sure the spray head remains in place, what weight is optimal from the ones offered on your website? I could not find one specific to Kohler.

    A. The Kohler K-596 comes with a weight in the hardware pack, which is the weight Kohler recommends.

    A. Thank you for your question. The head of the Kohler K-596 pulls out 30". The hose is 66" in total length.
  • Can this faucet be installed WITHOUT the escutcheon plate?

    A. Yes, this can be installed as a one hole installation without the escutcheon.
  • can this faucet be mounted on 1.5" granite

    A. The Kohler K-596 can be installed on any surface up to 2 1/2" thick.
  • Does this faucet have a "constant on" spray function?

    A. Yes, the Kohler K-596 will spray continuously until you turn off the handle. It also includes a pause function to temporarily pause water flow to permit movement of sprayhead out of sink area to fill pots.
  • In terms of characteristics, what is the difference between stainless and chrome? Is one more resistant to water stains than the other?

    A. The Kohler K-596 in Chrome is a polished finish. As where the stainless is more of a satin finish and has a tendency to show less water spots.
  • Is it possible to turn the handle to the front?

    A. The Kohler K-596 Base may be rotated during installation so that the faucet handle is located in any position.
  • Is the pull-out hose metal mesh or nylon? What about the water supply lines?

    A. The Kohler K-596 has a mesh hose and the supply lines are made of plastic.
  • Is the retractable sprayer magnetized?

    A. The Kohler K-596 sprayer is NOT magnetized, rather has a counter weight at the end of the hose that keeps the sprayer in place.
  • Is the stream to spray control a true toggle? That is can you switch from stream to spray and then switch back to stream without having to turn the water off?

    A. The Kohler K-596 can switch back and forth between stream and spray without having to turn the water off. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    A. Thanks for your question. The Kohler K-597 is the faucet used for the bar.
  • Is this CSA APPROVED?

    A. The Kohler K-596 is CSA B651 approved.
  • This question was asked before but I am not sure it's correct. Went to HD to check out the faucet and it does seem to have a magnetic ring to hold the sprayer. Can someone please confirm? it doesn't say it on the box either. I guess it would violate Delta's patent?

    A. The Kohler K-596 sprayhead is held by a weight, it is not magnetic.
  • What material is the sprayhead made of? Is it plastic or metal?

    A. The Kohler K-596 is a metal piece. Hope this helps!
  • Can the handle be mounted on the left as well as the right? Thank you.

    A. The Kohler K-596 faucet rotates 360 degrees, so yes, you can mount the handle on the left side! Very flexible faucet. I mounted it with the handle at about 25 degrees because I have no room behind the faucet.
  • does the pull out spray have a magnet and is the pause button color matched to the stainless

    A. The Kohler K-596 uses a retractable hose to secure the spout to the faucet. Yes, the pause button is matched to the finish of the faucet. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
  • The escutcheon plate is included with the product. What is the width of the plate?

    A. This comes with a 10 1/2" escutcheon to cover up a pre-existing 3 hole installation.
  • The material listed is "Stainless steel" is this an all-stainless faucet, or is brass or other metal used in the internal construction?

    A. The Kohler K-596 facuet body is made of Stainless Steel and the spray head is plastic.
  • We are installing new granite countertops and I want to doa single hole isntallation. What is the size of the rough in we should drill for a single hole installation?

    A. The Kohler K-596 faucet Rough-In Guide recommends a 2" hole for single hole installation. This guide is located on the product page below the product details.
  • will the stainless steel k-1895-c soap dispenser match with the moen ca7594 faucet in stainless steel

    A. The finishes are very close in appearance. Because they are from different manufacturers we can not say they will match perfectly. I would recommend you going to your local plumbing store and comparing the finish samples in person. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
  • can it be install without plate?

    A. The Kohler K-596 can be installed without the plate.
  • Can this be used with an undermount sink?

    A. The Kohler K-596 can be used with an undermount sink. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
  • does the pull out spray have a magnet

    A. The Kohler K-596 has a magnet for the pull out spray.
  • Does this faucet come with the handle mounted on the front of the unit rather than on either side?

    A. The Kohler K-596 does not come in this model with the handle on the front.
  • How far back does the handle rotate? Or does it just pull forward?

    A. The Kohler K-596's handle is activated by pulling down to the side and then rotates about 45 degrees in both directions to designate hot and cold.
  • How far does the pull out actually extend?

    A. The Kohler K-596 has a 31.25" long hose.
  • I am interested in installing this model, however I currently have a 4th hole on the far right of my sink for the side spray. I am wondering whether it is possible to order a round matching cap for that hole?

    A. We do carry cover plates for single holes, you can find them on our site by searching for "hole cover".
  • Is a stainless supply line included?

    A. The Kohler K-596 does include the stainless steel supply lines.
  • Is the K-596 available in matte black?

    A. K-596-BL is the model number for the Matte Black.
  • Is the matte black finish plated or painted on?

    A. The Kohler K-596 matte black is plated on.
  • What clearance is needed in the back to operate the handle?

    A. The Kohler K-596 clearance that is needed in the back to operate the handle is 1 1/2".
  • Will this faucet look good with the Kraus KBU22 32 inch stainless steel sink? And can the sink be mounted on granite?

    A. Yes, the Kohler K-596 will look good with the Kraus KBU22 stainless steel sink, and yes it can be mounted on Granite.
  • Does the faucet automatically retract when pulled out?

    A. It does not automatically retract but it does have a weight on the hose to assist in returning it to its docked position.
  • How far does the pull-out hose extend?

    A. The Kohler K-596's hose is 31.25 inches long.
  • I understand this comes with the escutcheon plate, but can the K-596 it be installed WITHOUT the plate?

    A. Yes, this does NOT need the escutcheon plate for installation.
  • I'm buying a 9-10" deep rectangular sink with inside bowl dimensions of 23x16. Which Kohler faucet, K-596 or K-597, would be a better fit?

    A. The Kohler K-596 is about 16.625 inches tall versus the K-597 that is 15.38 inches. Either unit would work fine with a 9-10 inch deep sink.
  • Is the pull out spray head made of metal or plastic??

    A. As with a majority of Pull-Out Spray kitchen faucets, The pull out spray for the Kohler K-596 is made of plastic. There is a safety reason as to why this is so. By not using metal, The heat from your hot water is not translated to your hand. This will also minimize the chance of damage to your sink if dropped. - John Thomas
  • Need your advice regarding the K-596 or K-597 for my 2-bowl undermount stainless kitchen sink size: 17-5/8"x18-3/8"x 9" and 13"x16-1/4"x7". Thanks!

    A. The Kohler K-596 is a large faucet, but your sink won't determine how large the faucet should be, but rather the surrounding hardware.
  • Can you define the differences between K-596 and K-597? I have an 8" depth sink and am concerned about overspray & splashing.

    A. The Kohler K-596 is slightly larger than the K-597. The 596 has a spout height of 9.625" and the 597 is 8.625".
  • Are supply lines included in the Kohler K-596?

    A. The Kohler K-596 does come with the supply lines to properly install the faucet.
  • Hot water flow rate is less than cold water flow rate. How do I adjust it for full flow?

    A. The Kohler K-596 has a flow rate of 1.8 GPM for both hot and cold water.
  • What is the height between the base and the bottom of the spray handle?

    A. The height from the base to the bottom of the spray is 9 5/8".
  • what is the total length of the pullout hose


    The K-596 has a hose length of 31.25".

  • is the "Vibrant Stainless" finish shiny or brushed? How is it different from polished chrome?


    The Kohler k-596 in "vibrant stainless" is a brushed nickel finish, which is darker and more matte than a polished chrome.

  • How do I remove the aerator for cleaning?


    According to Kohler, the pull out just screws out to allow you access to the aerator. You then just take the aerator out, clean it and put it back in.

  • Can you define the differences between K-596-VS and K-R596 N-VS?


    These are the same faucet, most commonly listed under model number K-596-VS, but the "R" refers to retail. Some retailers will include this letter in the model number.

  • Does this item include all the pieces required for proper installation?


    The K-596 will come with all necessary components for installation including the faucet itself and supply lines that install below the counter top. 

  • What is the newer DockNetik technology?


    The Kohler K-596 has the sweep spray function.

  • Is there a way to increase the water flow on the k-596??


    The water flow on the K-596 is limited to 1.8 gallons per minute.

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