Solid Brass Basket Strainer with Flange and Tailpiece from the Duostrainer Collection
I purchased the 'french gold' basket and flange to replace a standard old set I had and it fit perfectly. The quality of the Kohler basket/flange met my expectations--quality workmanship; nice heavy weight; beautiful, durable finish--no scratches or marring in the 6 weeks I've had it installed. I put it in a brown sink basin and the french gold looks beautiful with it! It also came well-packaged and I had an excellent customer service experience! I highly recommend it! I also bought the Kohler K-11352 disposal flange in french gold--also a great product and matched the basket/flange perfectly. Good prices too--I checked around on the internet and locally.
August 7, 2009
I purchased these for my stainless steel (SS) main/cleanup sink [Ticor] and SS prep sink [Kohler]. The SS of the DuoStrainers matches the SS of both sinks.
The quality of the product is the best I've seen after one year of use.
* The strainers are heavy-duty and are constructed such that they never accidentally close/seal. When you do want to close/seal them, you don't have to push them to or wiggle them to make a good seal...just turn & drop...they seal & stay sealed!
* No finish problems whatsoever.
Note: I also purchased the disposal flange (K-11352 ) and it is of similar quality.
August 1, 2009
Glad I bought this with the sink
When I bought the Kohler sink, the handyman told me that we could buy a less expensive basket at one of the home builder stores. I believed him, but decided that I didn't want any possibility of a fitting problem (that I had recently faced with another product). I ordered this basket thinking it a bit pricey, but that it might save me future issues. Boy, am I glad I did!! This basket is solid, adds to the feel of the quality sink, and is obviously the same high quality as the sink. I shudder to think how the install might have gone if had I taken the handyman's advice.
December 21, 2009
Worth the price difference
We were surprised by the price difference between a high end sink drain and what is commonly available in the DIY stores.... it's the difference between tinny, light weight metal and a fine, quite heavy piece of quality nickel steel that is properly crafted. We opted for the top shelf item above to go into a new soapstone sink I put in. Not at all sorry we got the best! I wanted to do the job only once and know that it would last the life of this house (and probably outlast me also). Ordered easily. Got it speedily, installed it without a hitch. Great doing business with Faucet Direct.
January 29, 2013
Oil Rubbed Bronze finish is PLASTIC!
It's been nearly two years since we purchased these in the Oil Rubbed Bronze finish. With the price of them, I would figure they are a genuine oil rubbed bronze. They should really be called an oil rubbed bronze colored PLASTIC finish because that's what it really is. The strainers have chipped and the finish is coming off in large flakes. I'm not at all satisfied. But, the Kohler warranty is for only a year and they don't pay for installation or replacement anyway. I really am disappointed that a well known brand such as Kohler would put out such poor quality and then charge huge prices for it to make it look like it must be the real thing. The old adage of "you get what you pay for" isn't true in this case. Now I have the hassle of getting replacements from some other brand, installing them, etc. I figured they would outlast our ownership of this house.
Bottom line: Don't buy them! They are absolutely no good!
February 15, 2011
High Quality Strainer Baskets
After ordering the Kohler sink, we realized that the basket strainers were not included in that price and had to be ordered separately. Needless to say the price seemed quite steep, but after 35 years of lousy sinks, faucets, and strainers, we decided to go for it. We are totally impressed with the high quality of these strainer baskets - very heavy weight, all metal construction, they fit precisely and they work like a charm - no leaking, no give or slosh, etc. They are worth the money. I don't think we'll be needing to replace these for a very long time - if at all. I guess you get what you pay for!
November 22, 2013
The product is very well made and very please with the product, but the color Oil Rubbed Bronze is simply BLACK. Very disappointed in color no bronze on it. Ordered the same product in Brazen Bronze and it matched the faucet much better. Would recommend it for workmanship but be careful of the colors when ordering bronze tones.
January 27, 2009
shiny chrome is perfect
I bought a brushed stainless sink and worried that the shiny chrome finish might not look right with the contemporary style sink bowl. I am an artist so I'm picky about looks. I'm pleased to say it looks perfect, and the quality of this basket and strainer is super high quality - the best I've ever had in the many upscale kitchens I've had in my career. It looks great, doesn't spot and works very smoothly. It's easy to clean and I'm very happy to recommend this product.
November 20, 2012
This strainer is just what I wanted. A strainer that I can forget about. It just always does what it's supposed to do - letting water down when I want it to drain, and keeping it in when I want to fill the sink. Other kitchen sink drainers I've didn't do this consistently. And, the Kohler looks good while doing it. It has the mass, the heft, and the quality to let me know this will be here, continuing to work perfectly, for a long time to come. Well worth the price. Well worth it at even twice the price!
May 5, 2013
Great purchase, superb service
This is a beautiful faucet, and the height is perfect. I could not be more pleased. One reviewer mentions that the sprayer doesn't stay all the way up; not a real problem (an 1/8 inch sometimes) if the included weight under the sink is properly adjusted. I phoned faucetdirect because I needed it in a hurry, it wasn't in stock, they phoned the manufacturer and it was here the next day. Can't do better than good price, beautiful product and exemplary service. I had also ordered a granite sink from faucetdirect and am perfectly pleased with it also.
August 9, 2008