Technology is advancing in all aspects of our lives, bringing added convenience and a splash of magic to mundane tasks. Imagine having a touch less kitchen faucet that has the ability to actually sense what you are trying to accomplish and responds to that need accordingly. Imagine the convenience of having the ability to produce water from your faucet without even having to touch it. A motion sensor kitchen faucet will provide this convenience while impressing your friends, becoming a surprising party piece when entertaining guests.
In this post (click to jump):
- How a Motion Sensor Faucet Works.
- Best Motion Sensor Faucets.
- Comparisons Between Best Rated Motion Sensor Faucets.
Benefits of Having a Touchless Kitchen Faucet:
It isn’t all for fun and show, a touch-less sensor powered kitchen faucet has quite many benefits:
- Less mess when cooking; If you’ve got your hands full of batter for example, you don’t have to smudge your faucet handle, simply wave and it’ll get going!
- No pause between tasks: when you use a touchless kitchen faucet for the first time, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. It simply frees your hands to do what it’s supposed to do. No need to pause while doing a task just to pull that handle up or down. You’ll get things done quicker and without a mess.
- If you ever need the handle, it’s still there! We won’t give up on the traditional handle just cause we’ve got a state of the art motion sensor. The handle is still there to adjust temperature or any other use.
- All touchless faucets we’re featuring here are also pull-down faucets. So you’re getting more function for easier kitchen operation.
How Does a Motion Sensor Faucet Work?
Motion sensor faucets combine technology with traditional faucets. Like any other faucets, they have handles to turn the tap on or off. They also feature a battery-powered sensor that you activate when your hand goes near it. So by waving your hand for example, it will start running the water. Depending on the model of the faucet, this sensor could be located on the top of the faucet or in the front.
Here’s a video that demonstrates how the Moen MotionSense works:
Let’s get to it… here are the best touchless kitchen faucets you can buy today:
Delta Faucet 9192T-AR-DST Addison Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet With Touch2O Technology:
- Contemporary design, inspired by the fragile scallops of a sea shell
- Elegant curves produce a delicate beauty combined with a 360 degree swivel spout
- Touch20 technology is used for touch activation
- Multi-Flow delivers stream and spray settings offering flexibility
- DIAMOND Seal technology eliminates worry of water dripping
- LED light indicator changes color according to water temperature.
- Option of one or three hole mounting
- Easy to follow installation instructions
- Lifetime faucet and finish warranty
- Available in 4 finishes: stainless steel, chrome, bronze and brushed stainless steel.
- Powered by 4 AA batteries (not included).
Moen 7594ESRS Arbor With Motionsense One-Handle High Arc Pulldown Kitchen Faucet:
- Functional, high arc design for maximum water coverage
- Motion Sense technology offers excellent convenience with simple hand movement to activate the flow of water
- Pull-down design provides water delivery where it is needed
- Reflex system offers smooth operation, easy movement and secure docking of spray head
- Pause function allows immediate halt of water from spray head
- Single hole mount offers a smoother look against counter surfaces
- Spot Resist finish resists fingerprints and water spots
- Eco performance uses less water
- 5 year warranty
- A/C Powered, adapter included.
KOHLER K-72218-VS Sensate Touch less Kitchen Faucet:
- Slick, high arc design will compliment any surrounding
- Response technology allows reliable touch less on/off operation with response in under 20 milliseconds
- Precision activation window helps to prevent accidental activations
- Sweep spray feature uses angles nozzles to form a powerful stream of water
- DockNetik system is used to ensure the spout is secured with a magnetic docking system
- ProMotion technology makes using the spray head easy and comfortable
- Master Clean ensures the spray face is easy to clean and withstands grimy build-ups
- Temperature memory allows faucet to be turned on/off at a pre-set temperature
- Flexible supply lines for simple installation
- Available in 4 finishes.
- AC Powered.
Moen Arbor vs. Brantford vs. Hayesfield, What’s The Difference Between Them?
Brantford and Hayesfield are other models by Moen that also feature the MotionSense technology. Torn between the thre models? Here’s a quick comparison:
As you can see from the chart, there isn’t any difference in specifications when it comes to the three models. The only difference is the design, so your choice between them should be based on your kitchen style. The Arbor and Hayesfield have the modern look, with only a slight difference in the handle design. The Brantford is more suitable for a traditional style kitchen.
With all three models, you have the choice of:
- Finish: Classic Stainless steel, Spot-free stainless, Chrome or Oil rubbed bronze.
- Technology: You can also choose whether you want it with MotionSense or without it.
Delta Addison vs. Ashton vs. Leland, What’s The Difference?
Same with the Moen faucets, there aren’t any spec. difference between these Delta faucet models except for the design. If there’s one difference we could mention is:
- The Addison and Ashton models include matching soap dispensers.
- The Leland does not include a soap dispenser.
Faucets are available in your choice of Chrome, Stainless steel, Arctic stainless steel or bronze.
KOHLER Sensate vs. Moen MotionSense, Which Should You Choose?
Both Kohler and Moen offer great sensors, but there’s a bit of a difference in how they operate:
- Kohler’s Sensate is powered by AC power source.
- MotionSense is battery operated and the batteries required are included.
Location of the Sensor:
- On Kohler’s Sensate, the sensor is located on the inner side curved part of the faucet.
- On Moen’s, there are two sensors: one is on top called the Wave sensor, by waving you’ll activate or deactivate the water flow. The second sensor is by the base called the Ready sensor: this one identifies when there’s an object (like a pot for example) and runs the water for as long as its there and stops it automatically when removed.