The Retro style magic
The Danze D454557 kitchen faucet which reminds us of the Victorian era, its a retro fit faucet which rests on a single hole mount.
Most of the faucets comes in one or two finishes, but this kitchen faucet has five absolutely different looks, namely the Conventional Victorian rubber bronze, stainless steel, chrome, full black satin and antique copper.
We can feel a handcrafted design from the detailing and curved design.The full swivel allows you to use a dual sink setup.The faucet head offers a dual flow mode of spray that you can use according to the purpose.
The Danze D454557RB uses ceramic valves and is an oil rubbed bronze colour kitchen faucet.
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How it Works
Shortly , this is a great piece of work .It gives a retro feel to your kitchen in the first phase.Honestly, these are just few of the plus points. The installation was a nightmare.As a single hole faucet the water feed pipes were kinda short for my sink.
After the installation I had a decent time with the Danze D454557RB , I stress just decent as the pull down sprayer got struck at times when i pulled beyond its limits. The only way to maintain this is by pushing slowly the sprayer back.
The spray head provides dual modes-stream and spray which can be toggled easily. It is not completely metal. The nozzle part is made up of plastic. If you really rough use the faucet, the chances are the plastic may get crack.
The cheap looking nylon hose of the faucet may not reach very deep into the sink. Even it is difficult to reach the hose to all the parts of a 10" deep sink.You must be aware about this before you buy.
Look and Feel
Danze offers you with five different styles , all of them having an antiquated look and feel.
I was surprised with the stainless steel finish as it matched well with my stainless steel sink.
The Danze D454557 does only an "okay" job when it comes to the durability part. The antiquated look doesn't last longer and there are also issues with the counterweight. Mishandling the counterweight to get the sprayer back can corrode and breakdown the interior portion of the faucet. I expected a little more from Danze, but the Lifetime warranty clears up all the woes.
As far now , the styling is the most highlighted factor, along with the five different styles available. This single feature differentiates Danze D454557 from other kitchen faucets. There are nothing more special rather than a good spray system.
Danze is awesome when it comes to the customer support, they provides a lifetime warranty for this model.However you might need to pay for the replacement parts, as Danze provides limited lifetime warranty. This faucet should last at least for the next eight to ten years.
- Elegant design
- Retro finish
- Available in 5 styles
- Sturdy material
- Ceramic valves
- Counterweight operation
- Spout is heavy and good quality
- Not easy handling
- Hard to operate and clean
- Nozzle is made up of plastic
- Pull out sprayer operation not very smooth
What's the bottom line?
If we avoid the installation part, I had a good experience with the Danze D454557 kitchen faucet.
Though I'm a little biased towards the Retro models, even in my skeptical views, this faucet is a good upgrade to your kitchen.
If you aren't interested in Retro designs, this faucet is not for you.
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