Heavily loaded with features, Kohler Bellera stands out as a beautiful design for a beautiful kitchen.
The Praiseworthy Pull-Down Spray Head
Depending on how much room is under your sink, the quiet nylon hose of Kohler k-560 can reach even as far as 34 inches. It’s light in weight and can easily be used to fill water into buckets and pots that won’t fit your sink.
Pulling the spray head out is an effortless task and the DockNetik Magnetic Docking System will ensure it goes right back in. You don’t have to fear about it loosening up over time either - the magnet will keep it securely in place.
There’s more, however, such as the MasterClean spray head. It prevents the accumulation of hard water minerals and makes cleaning easier. It also features a ‘pause’ button that shuts the water off, and nozzles with touch control that can be used to adjust the flow of water from a powerful blast to a unique Sweep spray for added convenience.
Another fact worth mentioning is that the force of the spray that blasts out of the faucet is powerful enough to wash your dishes away in a jiff. However, you can adjust it to a level and avoid possible splashes through the single handle of the faucet. The spout rotates 360 degrees too for complete sink access.
The Kohler K-560 Bellera is the type of faucet that’ll make you want to steal a second glance, whether you want to buy it or not. Similar to a swan-neck, the curvy spout proudly stands high with a stainless steel finish. On the inside, it’s pure metal and that pretty much explains the weight.
Once installed, it’s sturdiness and build quality will boast luxury to the user. It’ll compliment any kitchen you wish to upgrade too, and even a moderately shallow sink can accommodate it without having to experience unpleasant splashes.
Overall, the quality of the faucet is very good and it’s safe to hope for years of use without rust, corrosion or leaks.
With the option to stick to one, two, three or four hole installation, swapping Kohler Bellera with your previous faucet won’t be difficult. The manufacturers have also included an escutcheon plate to use when needed.
The supply hoses are pre-attached, and for a newbie plumber, the installation is fairly easy to do. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d say that the difficulty factor is 3. Instructions mentioned on the manual has been improved over time to a near-perfect level. So I’m pretty sure you’ll have no issue following it, like the buyers had a couple of years ago.
However, the take-home message from installation is that the length of the hose depends entirely on how you loop it under your sink. So if you want it to be longer, decide it beforehand.
What To Look For
If your kitchen is small, then Kohler Bellera is not for you. It stands 16 inches exactly from the countertop to the point where it starts to bend, and may look as big as an elephant trunk. So don’t buy it without taking your tape out and measuring it.
Another point to consider is the Sweep spray, which is unique and useful in sweeping dishes clean. But if by any chance you prefer a normal spray better, it unfortunately doesn’t have one.
Warranty Keeps Worry At Bay
When you make a triple-digit purchase, a warranty is of the utmost importance. That’s why, the limited lifetime warranty of Kohler Bellera is meant to set your mind at ease. The manufacturers will take care of the faucet, and send you immediate replacement parts at absolutely no cost.
However, in order to reap the benefits of your warranty, you need to make sure you stick to its conditions. The warranty period also changes depending on the vendor who sells the product, place of installation and purpose of use.
- Polished finish with an elegant goose-neck spout
- The spray head has 3 main functions including a ‘pause’ button
- The length of the hose is convenient
- Cleaning is very easy with the MasterClean sprayface
- Solid construction
- Installation is fairly easy
- A magnet firmly keeps the spray head in place
- The spout height, combined with a full blast splatters water
- A tad complex to use
What's the bottom line?
The K-560 Bellera is one of Kohler’s least expensive faucets with many useful bells and whistles. It has very fewer quirks, and all of them combined is as insignificant as a drop in the ocean.
That’s why I don’t hesitate recommending it to anyone, specially for those who don’t want to pay through the nose to enjoy the convenience of a kitchen faucet.
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