Kohler Sensate is a sensational faucet, designed with convenience in mind.
Electrically powered, the KOHLER Sensate Touchless faucet is the closest definition for convenience.
Before I delve into its operation, let me tell you that you don’t have to go through the exhausting and expensive process of changing batteries. Just plug it in to an electricity outlet, and set to work!
If the power is out, why is the handle for! Simply go manual until the power is back. When it comes to operation, this faucet has one of the quickest sensors in the industry. Once you place your hand or an object underneath the spout where the sensor is, it’ll take only about 20 milliseconds to activate the spray.
Better still, the sensor is placed in such a way that working near the faucet will not spring it to life. It also has built in safeguards to prevent false activation. You’ll love its automatic shut off feature too, which happens after 4 minutes of continuous use.
You can adjust the spray or the temperature using its handle. The best part, however, is the memory of the faucet. Unlike most faucets on the market, this one remembers how you left it when you shut it off and continues from there. You no longer have to experience sudden gushes of water that’s strong enough to cut a hole right through your hands.
Designed To Fit Any Kitchen
Kohler Sensate Touchless has a high arc design brushed with many finishes from stainless steel to polished chrome and more. One of them is meant to fit into your kitchen and many customers say that the advertised pictures don’t do it any justice. It’ll not corrode, rust, wear or scratch over time.
The design of this faucet is pretty simple and it has only one handle that takes control. It comes with double ceramic valves to cover many drip-free and leak-free years. Everything from the top to the bottom is made up of metal and high grade material unique to Kohler alone. So it’ll last, proving time and again why this brand has managed to survive in the industry for more than a century.
A Convenient Pull-Down Spray Head
Not all sprayers even come close to Kohler’s Sensate. The hose of the sprayer itself is well made, with braided nylon for quieter performance and ball joints to make it easy to move.
It features the patented DockNetik magnet which ensures the spray head that comes out goes right back in one smooth move. It also has a dual function spray – the unique Sweep spray and the stream to match the task at hand.
If you’ve hard water, you no longer have to worry about using a faucet for the fear of having to clean it up too often. The MasterClean spray face will take care of it. It’s made to resist mineral build up. In the meantime, the entire faucet will only need an occasional wipe because for the most part, its finishing will keep itself clean.
Important Points On Installation
First and foremost, make sure you have a power outlet under your sink to hook the faucet up. Then go about mounting it by following the instructions on the manual. The faucet basically needs a single-hole installation but you’ll get a 3-hole escutcheon kit along with your purchase.
If you’ve installed faucets previously, then this isn’t going to be difficult. The only added step would be the installation of the electronic box. The flexible supply lines further simplifies the entire process of installation
- Beautiful design and high quality
- A dual-function spray head
- Operates using electricity
- Spares you the expense of battery replacements
- Easy to clean
- Doesn’t default
- On the expensive side
- Sensor won’t work when the electricity is out
- The solenoid is prone to breakage
What’s the bottom line?
If you’re a person who do a lot of cooking in the kitchen, then the comfort of Kohler K-72218 Sensate Touchless faucet is something you shouldn’t miss. In fact, having it installed will make you wonder why it took you so much time to get there!
After all, the quality, design and value of this faucet is incomparable. If you’ve owned a Kohler faucet before, then you’ll know exactly what’s being said.
It’s of course a bit on the expensive side, but you’ll be making a long-term investment backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
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