The faucet is the workhorse of a kitchen. Whether you’re scrubbing vegetables or cleaning countertops, your kitchen faucet plays a supporting role in the job at hand. That’s why it’s important to have a faucet that not only looks good in your kitchen, but performs reliably and is easy to maintain. There are a number of kitchen faucets on the market, but the Delta Essa Faucet offers some features that are worth considering. Our Delta Essa Faucet review will help you decide if this is the faucet for you
What Is the Delta Essa Faucet?
Delta offers a full line of kitchen faucets that come with a variety of finishes and features. The Delta Essa is a pull-down faucet with soft, contemporary lines that will fit into a variety of kitchen decorative styles. The tall, graceful spout stands 16 inches above the sink. Our Delta Essa Faucet review found that this faucet blends contemporary design with high functionality and an affordable price.
Our Delta Essa Faucet Review found that this faucet has a water flow of 1.80 gallons per minute, meaning you can fill the sink with water in a timely manner and make quick work of the dishes. This faucet also has an automatic water shut-off after four minutes that helps conserve water.
Our Delta Essa Faucet review found that this faucet has a sleek, simple look. Tall and beautifully arched, the Delta Essa was designed to be a modern take on euro design. The dimensions of this faucet are 15.2 x 1.2 x 11 inches. The Delta Essa is available in four different finishes — arctic stainless, chrome, Venetian bronze, and matte black — making it easy to work this faucet into a range of home decorative styles.
Pulldown Faucet Advantages
Pulldown faucets like the Delta Essa are a popular option among homeowners because of their wow factor. These beautiful high-arching faucets tend to have the best spray heads as well as functions not commonly found in other styles of faucets. The height of pulldown faucets, however, means they take up more space and can be difficult to install beneath kitchen cabinets. And the height of a pulldown faucet can also open up the possibility of splashing, depending on your water pressure.
Pulldown faucets are an attractive option, but in our Delta Essa Faucet review we found that it’s a good idea to take some measurements and give some thought to your overall kitchen space before committing to a pulldown. Make sure your kitchen sink is large enough to support a pulldown faucet, which will need to be installed squarely in the center along the rear of the sink. Keep in mind that a pulldown faucet usually has a 190-degree to a 360-degree swivel, which also requires space.
How It Compares
We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.
- Kraus KPF-2110 Single Lever Stainless Steel Pull Out Kitchen Faucet
- Moen 7594SRS Arbor One-Handle Pulldown Kitchen Faucet
- American Standard Colony Soft 1 Handle High Arc Pull Down Kitchen Faucet
Delta Essa Faucet
The Delta Essa Faucet has a detachable spray head that can be pulled down into the sink for convenient washing and rinsing. The spray head is attached to a 20-inch flexible hose, which allows it to be maneuvered around to reach all corners and angles in the sink area. The head can be set in either regular stream or spray mode and features a toggle button for switching between the two. When not in use, a powerful magnet holds the spray head in place on the spout. The magnetic system prevents the pull-down system from drooping over time.
The Delta Essa also comes equipped with a high-quality valve that makes it easy to install and ensures a leak-free performance. The tough diamond coating on the valve also protects the water from contact with metal contaminants.
One especially helpful feature on the Delta Essa is its one-touch operation. If your hands are full or messy, simply touch the faucet with your forearm or the back of your hand to start the flow of water and tap it again when you’re ready to shut it off. This unique feature operates using 6 AA batteries. This faucet is also equipped with an LED light that shows the current water temperature by changing color from blue for cold to magenta for warm and red for hot water.
Our Delta Essa Faucet review also found that this faucet is easy to clean thanks to the soft rubber nozzles on the spray face. Calcium or mineral buildup on the surface can be easily wiped away with the touch of a finger.
Ease of Installation
This faucet comes with everything needed for a seamless installation. The Delta Essa is designed to fit single-hole, 3-hole, or 8-inch configurations. It requires a 3/8-inch water supply connection and a 1.5-inch minimum clearance. Install it on your own or inquire about professional installation.
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The Delta Essa faucet comes with a 5-year warranty.
- Available in 4 different finishes
- 360-degree swivel
- Leak-proof valve
- ADA compliant
- Touch functionality
- Easy to clean
- Plastic internal parts
- High water pressure creates splash
- Requires more space than some other faucet styles
Kraus KPF-2110 Single Lever Stainless Steel Pull Out Kitchen Faucet
The Kraus KPF-2210 Single Lever Stainless Steel Pull Out Kitchen Faucet is a simple and easy-to-use option that fits into just about home decor. This faucet has a single handle that controls water pressure and temperature and a pull-out sprayer that allows you to reach all corners of the sink. The stainless steel faucet can be swiveled over the sink up to 180 degrees. This faucet’s low-maintenance and straightforward design make it a popular option.
This Kraus faucet has a pull-out head capable of producing either an aerated stream or a powerful spray. A high performance water-efficient aerator and a precision ceramic cartridge ensure reliable drip-free use. Both water pressure and temperature can be controlled with a single lever handle that is easy to grasp and use. This faucet, which stands just over 12 inches above the sink, is constructed with lead-free brass. The hose that the faucet head is attached to is fairly heavy, which bodes well for durability but requires monitoring when washing fragile dishes.
This faucet is easy to keep clean, a feature that users will come to appreciate over time. The Kraus faucet has rubber nozzles that prevent hard water built-up, making maintenance easy. Another feature that should not be overlooked on this faucet is ease of use. Blending hot and cold water for a comfortable middle temperature is easy with this faucet’s swiveling handle, and adjustments to the water pressure are equally easy.
Ease of Installation
This faucet clamps onto the countertop. The Kraus faucet comes with everything needed for installation as well as an instruction manual. Installation requires a moderate level of effort, and some users have turned to plumbers for professional installation.
The Kraus KPF-2110 Single Lever Stainless Steel Pull Out Kitchen Faucet comes with a lifetime guarantee.
- Dual-function spray head
- Sleek, contemporary design
- Corrosion and rust-resistant
- Rubber nozzles prevent hard water build-up
- Space efficient
- Some internal plastic parts
- No filter
Moen 7594SRS Arbor One-Handle Pulldown Kitchen Faucet
The Moen Arbor faucet is a pulldown faucet with a water flow of 1.5 gallons per minute and 2 different spray modes. By simply flipping a switch, this faucet can switch between a steady aerated stream and a more powerful rinse for heavy-duty cleaning. The faucet head is attached to a 68-inch retractable hose that automatically returns to its original position after use. The overall look of this Moen faucet is one that will fit into either traditional or contemporary kitchens, thanks to the slight flair on the handle and the subtle curve on the spout.
The Moen 7594SRS is available in 3 different finishes: chrome, spot resist stainless, and oil-rubbed bronze. The spot resist stainless finish resists water spots, fingerprints, and smudges, making it possible for you to spend less time clean cleaning your kitchen and more time enjoying it.
This Moen faucet stands 14 inches above the sink and boasts PowerClean technology, which provides a boost of water pressure when you’re working to clean dishes that are especially sticky and messy. The spray head and hose on this Moen are designed to offer a great deal of flexibility and can be easily docked even after heavy use and lots of twisting and turning. The spray head is also equipped with a plastic water restrictor that will control the flow so that splashing is not a problem. The water restrictor can be removed prior to installation by those who want an unfettered flow.
This faucet is equipped with a motion sense feature that allows users to activate water flow with the wave of a hand. The spray button on the Moen Arbor must be continuously pressed in order to maintain spray action; a unique feature that discourages children from playing with the faucet.
Ease of Installation
This Moen faucet boasts an easy tool-free installation thanks to its Duralock quick connect system. The faucet is compatible with a one or 3-hold installation and comes with an escutcheon.
The Moen 7594SRS Arbor faucet comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
- Spot-resistant stainless finish
- 2 spray modes
- Flexible 68-inch hose
- Touch activation
- Easy installation
- Fits into a variety of kitchen styles
- Prone to leaking
- Takes up more space than some other faucets
American Standard Colony Soft 1 Handle High Arc Pull Down Kitchen Faucet
The American Standard Colony Pull Down Kitchen Faucet features a tall swivel spout, a pull-down sprayer with adjustable spray patterns, memory position valving that keeps water at your preferred temperature, and a single ADA-approved leer handle. This faucet, available in a polished chrome or stainless steel finish, has a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute, making it easy to quickly fill the sink with water.
This faucet may not have as many bells and whistles as some other faucets, but it is a reliable performer. This American Colony faucet is considered to be of transitional style, meaning it can fit into just about any kitchen decorative style.
This American Standard faucet has a ceramic disc valve that keeps the faucet maintenance free and provides smooth handle control, even in extreme temperatures and with hard water. This faucet weighs almost 6 pounds and measures 22.1 inches by 14.2 inches by 3.3 inches.
The pull-down spray head on this American Standard Colony faucet will help you reach all the corners of your sink. It even has an adjustable spray pattern and a pause feature.
Ease of Installation
This American Standard faucet requires a deck-mounted installation and can be mounted with or without the supplied base plate with a moderate level of difficulty.
The American Standard Colony faucet comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
- Adjustable spray patterns
- Memory position valve
- Tarnish, scratch, and corrosion-resistant finish
- Contemporary design
- Solid brass body
- Water-saving design
- Head doesn’t always fully retract
Delta Essa Faucet Review: Conclusion
We gave the Delta Essa Faucet 4 out of 5 stars. Although there are fancier faucets on the market, our Delta Essa Faucet Review found that this faucet offers just enough features to have a high-end feel while still being affordable enough to be worked into the average household budget. From a purely aesthetic standpoint, the Delta Essa will fit into most kitchens, and its features will serve most homeowners for years.