The 10 Best Delta Kitchen Faucet Reviews

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What would you say is the no.1 mistake people make when choosing a faucet for their home?

If you ask me, it’s overspending on frills that add little value.

Today, I’ll do my best to help you avoid that and still get a top-notch Delta faucet.

I have two missions in this guide:

  1. Choose & recommend the best Delta kitchen faucets – units that I would spend my hard-earned money on
  2. Give you some clarity about which of these is right for your home (and which would be a letdown or an overkill)

If I do a good job, within the next 7-10 minutes you should know exactly which Delta faucet is right for you.

If You’re in a Hurry – My Top Picks at a Glance

First things first – why choose Delta?

It’s one of the three brands I recommend to customers when they ask (did I mention I’m a plumber?).

I’ll talk more about why Delta stands out (both in terms of quality and value) in the individual Delta faucet reviews.

Instead of going into the nitty-gritty here, let me just list the awards that the brand got in the last few years:

  • Manufactuer Partner of the Year from WATERSENSE® – awarded to companies with an uncompromising commitment to EPA standards (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Money-Saving Product Award from Buildings Magazine – presented to companies that spearhead cost-saving production
  • Edison Awards, Silver and Bronze – awarded to companies that lead the way in innovation
  • Chicago Skyline Award from the Public Relations Society of America aka – Delta got this award in 2015 for their touch technology
  • Adex Gold Award from the Design Journal – presented to Delta for their Temp2O technology
  • Most Innovative Product Award by Better Homes and Gardens – a prestigious award presented to 30 home products each year

This tells you more about Delta products than I could if you gave me a day.

Best Delta Kitchen Faucet Reviews – Top 10

1. Best Overall - Essa Single-Handle Touch

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DELTA Faucet Essa Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull...
  • TOUCH ON. TOUCH OFF. Messy hands, Touch anywhere on the...
  • MAGNETIC DOCKING: MagnaTite Docking uses a powerful magnet...
  • LASTS 2X LONGER: Patented DIAMOND Seal Technology reduces...

Specs:

Spout height / reach (in inches): 15.75 / 9.25

Weight: 1 lb

Type: Pull down kitchen faucet, battery operated (AC adapter available separately)

Material: Metal

Installation: Deck mount, 1 or 3 holes

Max. flow: 1.8 Gallons Per Minute (GPM)

Warranty: 5-year limited

Finishes: Matte Black, Venetian Bronze, Chrome, Arctic Stainless

Features:

*take a moment here and make a mental note of the feature’s names, in the following reviews, I’ll just be listing the features without explaining each every time – to save us both some time.

  • Touch on. Touch off (Touch2O) – allows you to start/stop the faucet by touching any part of it with any part of your arm, hand, or wrist. Great for those messy wash-ups. (also available with voice activation – VoiceIQ)
  • TempSense LED indicator – gives you an idea about the water temperature by changing the light, even if you’re on the other side of the room
  • MagnaTite magnetic docking – Delta’s proprietary magnetic system uses a powerful magnet to snap the sprayer back into place and keep it there
  • Diamond Seal Technology (DST) – aimed at minimizing leaks over time. This is the feature that allows Delta to boast about their faucets lasting twice as long as the industry average. And bein leak-free, too.
  • Touch-Clean – the spray holes make cleaning any buildup a breeze, using just your finger
  • Automatic shutoff – if you leave the water running, this Delta faucet will shut the flow off after four minutes

What makes Essa better?

If you gave me a limited budget and asked me to get kitchen appliances with the best value for money, this faucet would be the first thing I’d get.

It features all the innovative Delta “stuff” that makes your life easier and none of the razzmatazz to jack up the price. I know this is an overused phrase, but it’s at the sweet spot between usability and price.

It will also be the choice of those who prefer clean, minimal design over curves.

PROs:

  • Great quality-price ratio
  • Stylish design
  • Excellent temperature control
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to install
  • Unparalleled durability in its price range

CONs:

  • I’ve seen a few reports of on-arrival problems that required replacements, but that’s what the warranty is for

2. Most Popular - Leland Single Handle

DELTA Faucet Leland Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull...
  • TOUCH ON. TOUCH OFF. Messy hands, Touch anywhere on the...
  • MAGNETIC DOCKING: MagnaTite Docking uses a powerful magnet...
  • LASTS 2X LONGER: Patented DIAMOND Seal Technology reduces...

Specs:

Dimensions: 11.47 x 10.44 x 14.84 “

Weight: 7.36 lbs

Type: Single handle pull down kitchen faucet

Material: Zinc

Installation: Deck mount, 1 or 3 holes

Max. flow: 1.8 GPM

Lifetime Limited Warranty

Finishes: Arctic Stainless, Chrome, SpotShield Stainless, Venetian Bronze

Features:

  • Available with VoiceIQ, Touch2O, or standard activation
  • Magnetic docking
  • Diamond Seal – 2x the longevity and minimal leaks
  • ShieldSpray – one of the innovative technologies that Delta is famous for. It gives you a more powerful stream and focused stream while lowering the splatter by about 90%.
  • Battery operated – 2 or 5-year battery life, depending on which batteries you choose – the 6AA or 6 C (adapter is optional)

What makes the Leland better?

I’m always cautious when recommending a zinc faucet. However, based on all the data I have, Delta’s zinc units are every bit as durable and live as long as those made of stainless steel.

I can’t be certain on whether it’s the quality of the alloy or the Diamond Seal, but it doesn’t really matter, as long as your faucet works as advertised. And the Leland does, in all aspects that make a difference.

On top of the features we’ve seen in the Essa, the Leland comes with a more powerful sprayer and a limited lifetime warranty. It doesn’t get much better than that.

PROs:

  • Great value for money
  • Looks great and will “work” well with most interior design styles
  • Low leakage percentages
  • Superior durability and longevity
  • Easy to clean
  • Warranty terms are second to none

CONs:

  • The force of the spray stream takes getting used to
  • I’ve seen a small percentage of defects with the Touch2O system

3. Best Commercial Style - Trinsic Pro

DELTA Trinsic Pro Single-Handle Spring Spout Kitchen Sink Faucet with...
  • LASTS 2X LONGER: Patented DIAMOND Seal Technology reduces...
  • MAGNETIC DOCKING: MagnaTite Docking uses a powerful magnet...
  • EASY INSTALLATION: Designed to fit single-hole or 3-hole,...

Spout height / reach (in inches): 18.75 / 9.5

Weight: 7.84 lbs

Type: Single handle kitchen faucet, spring

Material: Brass

Installation: Deck mount, 3 holes

Max. flow rate: 1.8 Gallons Per Minute

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Finishes: Venetian Bronze, Chrome, Arctic Stainless

Features:

  • DIAMOND Seal Technology
  • Magnetic docking
  • High arc spring
  • Touch clean technology

PROs:

  • Great for cleaning
  • High pressure spray
  • Different colors options
  • Available in touch and voice activate

CONs:

  • Amazing quality but it can be out of peoples budgets

Who will choose the Trinsic Pro?

Delta doesn’t make many ‘spring’ models and, in that category, the Trinsic Pro is the obvious choice.

It comes with all the innovative goodies found in other Delta kitchen faucets and has an impressive user satisfaction percentage (currently 92%).

4. Best Low Arc - DELTA Linden Single-Handle

DELTA Linden Single-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Out Sprayer,...
  • LASTS 2X LONGER. Patented DIAMOND Seal Technology reduces...
  • EASY INSTALLATION. Designed to fit single-hole or 3-hole,...
  • COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY. The pull out design swivels 120...

Specs:

Spout height / reach (in inches): 8 / 9.89

Weight: 5.39 lbs

Type: Single handle pull down kitchen faucet, battery operated (Ac adapter available separately)

Material: Brass

Installation: Deck mount, 1 or 3 holes

Max. flow rate: 1.5 Gallons Per Minute (GPM)

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Finishes: Venetian Bronze, Chrome, Arctic Stainless

Features:

  • Diamond Seal technology for a longer lifespan
  • 120-degree swivel
  • Long, 20-inch retractable hose
  • The sprayer toggles between 3 options – stream, spray, and high water flow

What makes it one of the best Delta faucets?

PROs:

  • Sturdy and durable
  • Easy to use – flexible spout reach and long hose
  • Easy installation
  • Low incidence of leaks
  • Smooth operation of the handles, even after prolonged use(which is not a given in this faucet type)

CONs:

  • No magnetic docking

5. Best Wall Mount - Delta Contemporary Wall-Mount Pot Filler Faucet

DELTA FAUCET Contemporary Wall-Mount Pot Filler Faucet, Matte Black...
  • PERFECT FOR FILLING POTS: Wall-mounted pot fillers are the...
  • LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY: You can install with confidence,...
  • 24-INCH REACH: Delta pot fillers can reach 24 inches when...

Specs:

Spout height / reach (in inches): 8.13 / 21.56

Weight: 4.8 lbs

Type: Pot-filler, battery operated (Ac adapter available separately)

Material: Brass

Installation: Wall mount, 1 hole

Max. flow rate: 4 GPM

Lifetime Limited Warranty

Finishes: Matte Black, Venetian Bronze, Chrome, Arctic Stainless

Features:

  • Dual-joint with a 24-inch reach – great for filling pans and pots
  • Dual shut-off valves
  • ADA Compliant (ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • Simpl single-hole installation

What makes it better?

This delta faucet will appeal to those looking for more than a faucet. The design is a work of art in its own right.

It might not be the most convenient unit for a primary faucet, but as a pot-filler, it’s second to none.

Granted, it’s not cheap, but if you forego the premium finishes (like black stainless or champagne bronze), it’s still affordable compared to similar units from more expensive brands.

PROs:

  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Long reach
  • Smooth joint operation
  • Lifetime warranty

CONs:

  • Versions with premium finishes are expensive

6. Delta Faucet Cassidy Single-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet

Delta Faucet Cassidy Single-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down...
  • LASTS 2X LONGER: Patented DIAMOND Seal Technology reduces...
  • MAGNETIC DOCKING: MagnaTite Docking uses a powerful magnet...
  • POWERFUL SPRAY: ShieldSpray Technology cuts through stubborn...

Specs:

Spout height / reach (in inches): 14.63 / 9.38

Weight: 6 lbs

Type: Single handle pull down kitchen faucet, high arc

Material: Zinc

Installation: Deck mounted, single hole

Max. flow rate: 1.8 GPM

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty on the faucet and finish

Finishes: Champagne Bronze, Polished Nickel, Chrome

Features:

  • Patented Diamond Seal Technology for longevity and leak protection
  • Magnatite docking for the sprayer head
  • Protective sphere of the ShieldSpray Technology provides a powerful stream with minimal splashback
  • InnoFlex PEX supply lines are integrated into the faucet (InnoFlex PEX is the name delta uses for their system that allows for a more efficient 3-hole installation)

What makes Delta Cassidy better?

This Delta faucet is pretty similar to the other units in the Top 10. The one thing that stands out about Cassidy is the universal design that can work well in both classic and modern interior design.

I’ma fan of the Polished Nickel finish and it’s a mystery why Delta doesn’t offer it with more of their units.

PROs:

  • Smooth powerful stream
  • Durable
  • Long life-span
  • Sound warranty terms
  • Stylish design

CONs:

  • Costs a peg more than similar models from Delta

7. DELTA Keele Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

DELTA Keele Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, Kitchen Sink...
  • Lifetime warranty: You can install with confidence, knowing...
  • Magnetic docking: Magnatite Docking uses a powerful magnet...
  • Easy installation: Designed to fit single-hole or 3-hole,...

Specs:

Dimensions: 10.75 x 10.13 x 15 “

Weight: 6.6 lbs

Type: Pull down kitchen faucet, gooseneck design

Material: Zinc

Installation: Deck mount, 1 or 3 holes

Lifetime limited warranty

Finishes: Matte Black, Chrome, Spotshield Stainless

Features:

  • Magnetic Magnatite docking for the spray head
  • 360 Degrees swivel
  • Retractable hose, 20 inches long
  • Touch-Clean sprayer head
  • Indicators of hot and cold
  • Two-function flexibility – spray and stream
  • Dual valves in the sprayer

What makes it better?

If you read through this whole guide, you’ll remember that I mentioned that some of the great value proposals among Delta kitchen sink faucets get lost in the noise of people pushing more expensive models.

The Keele is a prime example of that.

It comes with all the key technologies that make Delta faucets better at a lower price point and, more importantly, have a user satisfaction rate of over 96% in the existing Delta faucet reviews. I almost never see that kind of number in any appliance I review, let alone a kitchen faucet.

The only reason it’s not at the very top is that not everyone will like the minimal design. If you do, Keele will not disappoint.

PROs:

  • Flexible use – full rotation
  • Stable docking
  • Reliably leak-proof over time
  • Works well in both modes – smooth stream and powerful spray
  • Temperature markings

CONs:

  • Only one – you won’t notice it in the pictures, but the pull-down sprayer is plastic

8. Delta Faucet Traditional Wall-Mount Pot Filler Faucet

DELTA FAUCET Traditional Wall-Mount Pot Filler Faucet, Stainless...
  • PERFECT FOR FILLING POTS: Wall-mounted pot fillers are the...
  • LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY: You can install with confidence,...
  • 24-INCH REACH: Delta pot fillers can reach 24 inches when...

Specs:

Spout height / reach (in inches): 7.22 / 23.63

Weight: 5.5 lbs

Type: Pot-filler

Material: Brass

Installation: Wall mount

Max. flow rate: 4 GPM

Warranty: Lifetime Limited

Finishes: Arctic, Champagne or Venetian Bronze, Chrome, Nickel, Classic Stainless

Features:

  • Multi-joint with an impressive 24-inch spout reach
  • Ceramic handle
  • Folding design allows you to push it almost flush to the wall when not in use

Who is it for?

This classically designed pot-filler might be your choice if the interior design of your home leans towards vintage. It can also be an accent piece in animalistic kitchens.

PROs:

  • Classy design
  • More affordable than similar pot-fillers
  • Flexible design – long reach, yet closely foldable
  • Lifetime warranty
  • ADA Compliant
  • Very easy to install

CONs:

  • One too many reports of leaks that resulted in replacements

9. Delta Faucet Victorian 2-Handle Widespread Kitchen Sink Faucet

Delta Faucet Victorian 2-Handle Widespread Kitchen Sink Faucet with...
  • LASTS 2X LONGER. Patented DIAMOND Seal Technology reduces...
  • EASY INSTALLATION. Designed to fit 4-hole, 6-16-in....
  • COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY. The low arc design swivels 180 degrees...

Specs:

Spout height / reach (in inches): 9 / 9

Weight: 7.12 lbs

Type: Classic two handle

Material: Brass, low arc

Installation: Deck mount, 4 holes

Max. flow rate: 1.8 GPM

Warranty: Lifetime Limited

Finishes: Venetian Bronze, Chrome, Stainless

Features:

  • DIAMOND Seal Technology
  • InnoFlex PEX supply lines included – one less potential leak point
  • Powerful sprayer
  • 180-degree rotation

Is it right for you?

This elegant Delta faucet will be the choice of people looking for a unit with a solid sprayer but aren’t willing to sacrifice design to get it.

Typically, unis with a side sprayer feature a much more basic design. This one is a looker and conversation starter.

PROs:

  • Elegant design
  • Matching spray head
  • Powerful stream of the sprayer
  • Wide-spread handles

CONs:

  • Water control not as precise as in single-handle units
  • Costs more than classic units with a sprayer

10. Delta Pivotal Single-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet

DELTA Pivotal Single-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer...
  • Magnatite docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to snap...
  • Diamond seal technology is less hassle to install and helps...
  • Everything you need is together in one convenient box,...

Specs:

Spout height / reach (in inches): 9.31 / 9.5

Weight: 1.6 lbs

Type: Pull down kitchen faucet

Material: Metal

Installation: Deck mounted, one hole

Max. flow rate: 1.8 Gallons Per Minute (GPM)

Warranty: Lifetime Limited on the finish

Finishes: Matte Black, Venetian Bronze, Chrome, Arctic

Features:

  • Patented Diamond seal technology (DST)
  • Optional 3-hole installation (escutcheon available separately)
  • Magnetic docking of the spray head

What makes it better?

This unit is one of my favorite on the list of the best Delta faucets, simply because I love the minimal design.

PROs:

  • Stylish, minimal design
  • Installation optional for single or 3-holes
  • Excellent stats in temperature & flow control
  • DST technology for a longer lifespan

CONs:

  • The design might not work with some classic kitchen sinks

What to look for in a Delta kitchen faucet? 

In this section, I’ll go over some of the key innovations built into a Delta faucet. And help you zoom in on unique technologies that’ll make your life in the kitchen a lot easier. 

Innovations of Delta kitchen faucets

Touch2O Technology

Touch2Go is a unique signature feature on the faucet market.

You can turn your faucet on or off with a gentle touch. It saves a ton of water and keeps you from spreading the mess from your hands to your faucet. 

Delta kitchen faucets use the same touch-sensing technology found in modern smartphones. They are extremely sensitive and can even distinguish between a tap and a grab. In other words, you can pivot the spout or adjust the temperature without turning your faucet on or off.

All the best Delta kitchen faucets come with Touch2O as an optional feature.

VoiceIQ

The VoiceIQ audio-command technology allows you to control your faucet by pairing it with other connected home devices. As of Jan’ 01 2018, all Delta faucets with Touch2O are compatible with Voice IQ.

You can connect any Touch2O Delta faucet with your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. This allows you to use voice commands to turn your faucet on or off, use metered water dispensing or issue container commands. 

You don’t have to install any apps or go through complicated setups. All setup is done via web pages you can access on any phone or computer. 

After setup, you can use these pages to customize commands and monitor water usage. 

VoiceIQ recognizes liters, milliliters, ounces, cups, pints, gallons, and quarts. It also understands fractions like ½ cup or ¼ cup. 

ShieldSpray

When it comes to spray patterns, Delta introduced a (welcomed) innovation for laser-precise cleaning with 90% less splatter and mess. 

You still have your regular stream and spray, but you’ll never use them again when you see what ShieldSpray can do. 

It activates at the press of a button and it will save you hours of soaking and scrubbing. 

DIAMOND Seal

The idea behind DIAMOND Seal technology is simple – reduce leak points and last at least twice as long as the industry standard. 

The secret lies in a one-piece InnoFlex supply line topped off with a diamond-coated valve. It allows you to get no less than 5 MILLION uses from your kitchen sink faucet!

MagnaTite Docking System

All Delta pull-down faucets come with a powerful integrated magnet that snaps the spray wand tightly into place. 

Delta decided to follow Kohler in that regard and rely on powerful magnets rather than the so-called “reflex” system employed by Moen. 

The reflex system provides more flexibility (says Delta), but in my experience, both systems work equally well. It comes down to personal preference. 

One advantage I saw in MagnaTite docking is that the hose never starts drooping over time. Since the magnet removes any strain on the hose when not in use.

What it means for you

Delta offers some of the most jaw-dropping innovations on the market, without pumping the prices sky-high, like some of the competing brands. 

It gives you the flexibility to control your kitchen faucet with your voice, touch, or the old-school way. Or all three! 

Superior spray patterns reduce splatter and time wasted scrubbing your kitchen. And touch operation keeps your faucets safe from greasy and soapy hands. 

The tough diamond-coated valves make them last for ages with no leaks whatsoever. 

Finally, the strong magnetic docking mechanism keeps the water hose in top shape in the long run. 

If you’re more of a Meon fan, here’s our top Moen kitchen faucets, or check out our Moen vs Delta faucets head to head.

FAQs

Is Delta a good faucet?

YES! Delta is one of the premium faucet companies that has maintained top quality since its founding in 1954. Its products are packed with cutting-edge traits designed to make your life easier and make your kitchen tasks as effortless and fun as possible.

The best Delta kitchen faucets are also some of the highest-rated units on the market.

Does Delta make different quality faucets?

All faucets come with their trademark quality. Different price ranges are based on the extras included, but the quality remains constant throughout their portfolio.

How long does the Delta kitchen faucet last?

Thanks to its unique DIAMOND Seal technology, an average Delta faucet can last up to 5 MILLION uses, which is twice longer than the industry standard.

How do I get my free Delta faucet parts?

All repair parts for your Delta faucet can be found on the company’s Customer Support page. If you don’t know your product number, there’s a handy product wizard that will help you identify your faucet.

If you can’t find your model, you can always reach out to the support team at 1-800-345-DELTA (3358) or through the email contact form on the site.

About Delta

Delta Faucet Company was founded back in 1954 by Alex Manoogian. That year, the first Delta ball valve single handle faucet was introduced. 

After their initial model, the company offered an extensive line of top-quality commercial and residential faucets and bathing products. Across three renowned brands: Delta, Peerless, and Brizo. 

Delta is not just about building amazing faucets. They implement consumer-inspired innovations to transform the way you feel every day.

That’s my main takeaway from the Delta kitchen faucet reviews I’ve seen when preparing data for this guide.

In Conclusion

Whether you’re a busy parent looking for an extra hand in the kitchen or a designer looking for a centerpiece for your client’s bathroom, one of the Delta units will fit the bill.

Every piece that leaves their factory is a monument to the company’s commitment to innovation and excellence.

If you’re looking for our overall top choices in regards to kitchen faucets check out our best kitchen faucets reviews.

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