Touch or Touchless Kitchen Faucets ?
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Need to replace our kitchen faucet. I'm a gadget guy but yesterday I talked my wife out of these auto-controlled faucets and bought a pure mechanical one (not installed yet). Now I'm having second thoughts. I read about some having battery issues and see you have to have the water on all the time.

Those with these electronic controlled faucets - do you like them?

Thanks,

Mike
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  Re: Touch or Touchless Kitchen Faucets ? by mbg (Need to replace our ...)
(01-03-2019, 10:30 AM)mbg Wrote: Need to replace our kitchen faucet. I'm a gadget guy but yesterday I talked my wife out of these auto-controlled faucets and bought a pure mechanical one (not installed yet). Now I'm having second thoughts. I read about some having battery issues and see you have to have the water on all the time.

Those with these electronic controlled faucets - do you like them?

Thanks,

Mike

I don't have one, but we spend a fair amount of time with family and friends and it seems like everybody has them now.

The only way it's "touchless" is if you never change the temperature or flow. It's easy enough to use, I suppose, but it seems like a solution to a problem that doesn't really exist. At home, I am often changing temperature and switching between aerated flow and spray, so it would just be made more difficult with one of these new ones. Additionally, the electronics seem to complicate things since it's more stuff that can (and will) fail.
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  Re: Touch or Touchless Kitchen Faucets ? by mbg (Need to replace our ...)
Do you have any cats?
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  Re: RE: Touch or Touchless Kitchen Faucets ? by FS7 ([quote='mbg' pid='77...)
(01-03-2019, 10:45 AM)FS7 Wrote: I don't have one, but we spend a fair amount of time with family and friends and it seems like everybody has them now.

The only way it's "touchless" is if you never change the temperature or flow. It's easy enough to use, I suppose, but it seems like a solution to a problem that doesn't really exist. At home, I am often changing temperature and switching between aerated flow and spray, so it would just be made more difficult with one of these new ones. Additionally, the electronics seem to complicate things since it's more stuff that can (and will) fail.

(01-03-2019, 11:04 AM)Phil Thien Wrote: Do you have any cats?

Ha no cats but I agree with FS7 - keeping the mechanical.
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  Re: RE: Touch or Touchless Kitchen Faucets ? by mbg ([quote='FS7' pid='77...)
(01-03-2019, 12:02 PM)mbg Wrote: Ha no cats but I agree with FS7 - keeping the mechanical.

Guess I'll be the first one to disagree. 

We installed one for our kitchen faucet when we built our new house 8 years ago- a Delta one touch.

I love it. It's usually just me and my wife cooking meals and we don't use the dishwasher unless we have guest and have more dishes to wash.

Saves a lot of water when washing dishes by hand. Also very handy to turn water on and off if you have something on your hands.
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  Re: Touch or Touchless Kitchen Faucets ? by mbg (Need to replace our ...)
My wife is a gadget geek, I'm just the opposite. Pretty sure she'll want the touch-less when we get to that part of the remodel. To me, it's just one more thing to fail that I'll eventually have to fix. No sense arguing about it. Some battles (most) aren't worth fighting. It is good to hear both sides of the argument. Good to hear those who have them, actually like them.
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  Re: Touch or Touchless Kitchen Faucets ? by mbg (Need to replace our ...)
We've had a Moen touchless for close to 2 years. We like it very much. It uses 6 AA batteries. We put in new batteries after the 1st year, but not because they were dead. I don't know how long they would've lasted. Regarding reliability, even 100% mechanical fixtures can have problems. The convenience of touchless is a big plus for us. If you plan your workflow, it requires less periodic cleaning of the fixture.
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  Re: RE: Touch or Touchless Kitchen Faucets ? by dav (We've had a Moen tou...)
(01-04-2019, 01:50 PM)dav Wrote: We've had a Moen touchless for close to 2 years. We like it very much. It uses 6 AA batteries. We put in new batteries after the 1st year, but not because they were dead. I don't know how long they would've lasted. Regarding reliability, even 100% mechanical fixtures can have problems. The convenience of touchless is a big plus for us. If you plan your workflow, it requires less periodic cleaning of the fixture.

I have the Moen touchless as well, however, I disabled the sensor and use it as a regular tap.  It lasted about 3 months and did not turn on when we wanted it to.  I have a new Delta touch one that I will eventually install sitting in my garage.  For the most part, the faucet is in the off position, the touch/touchless feature is only really used when handling things like chicken, greasy foods/baking.  My wife loved it (I don't cook, unless you want to die.....) when it worked.  Hopefully we will have better luck with the Delta.
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  Re: Touch or Touchless Kitchen Faucets ? by mbg (Need to replace our ...)
jvanbrecht,

You should call Moen. I'm almost certain they would send you a replacement at no charge.
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