This brilliant and modern-design inspired industrial kitchen faucet is the stainless steel version of the popular Kraus Bolden line of kitchen fixtures. With a sleek look and a single-hole mounting system, this faucet is sure to change how you use your kitchen. If this finish doesn’t amaze you, the Bolden line is available in nine other finishes. These range from the lustrous Brushed Gold (1610BG) to the combination finishes of stainless steel with matte black accents (1610SSMB). The full line of finishes is listed here:
- Brushed Gold (1610BG)
- Chrome (1610SSCG)
- Matte Black (1610MB)
- Matte Black / Black Stainless (1610MBSB)
- Spot Free Stainless Steel (1610SFS)
- Spot Free Stainless Steel / Chrome (1610SFSCH)
- Spot Free Stainless Steel / Matte Black (1610SFSMB)
- Stainless Steel (1610SS)
- Stainless Steel / Chrome (1610SSCH)
- Stainless Steel / Matte Black (1610SSMB)
This industrial style kitchen faucet features a heavy duty sprayer that doubles as the primary spigot. You get two different stream options; you can alternate between an aerated stream with a Neoperl aerator and a powerful spray that will rinse dishes quickly. Unlike other standard spring pulldown faucets, this Kraus kitchen faucet offers 20-inches of retractable hose, so you can reach farther with less effort. This faucet also features premium Kerox ceramic disc valve cartridges for years of smooth operation.
The spout is designed to swivel a full 180-degrees to allow you full access to your kitchen sink as well as provide unparalleled reach with the sprayhead.
This system is designed for installation in a single-hole sink system. If you have a two or three hole system, an escutcheon plate is available separately that will let you convert the installation. The body of this faucet is constructed of brass, while the handle is made of zinc and the sprayhead is made of ABS plastic for ease of use. The retractable hose is made of braided nylon for durability.
Kraus offers a limited lifetime warranty on this faucet that guarantees it against manufacturer defects and errors in craftsmanship.
Making Your Kitchen Eco-Friendly
Water conservation is one of the key goals for nearly every major faucet manufacturer as they seek to comply with EPA guidelines for WaterSense certification. But beyond a low volume faucet, there are numerous other steps you can make to ensure that your kitchen is a little more eco-friendly. Here are three tips that can help you go a little greener.
1. Chill Out Ahead of Time
It’s important to hydrate, but rather than stand there and let the water run until it gets cold, put a pitcher of water in your fridge ahead of time. Double up and use a great water filtering pitcher to get clean and refreshing hydration that’s also icy cold. Keeping a pitcher full helps remind you to stay hydrated and you won’t waste water getting that cold drink.
2. Compost instead of Dispose
A garbage disposal may seem like a great way to get rid of kitchen scraps, but using one can waste water while you’re using it. They also require electricity and can become clogged if you aren’t careful. An eco-friendly way to dispose of fruit and veggie scraps is by composting. Use a countertop compost bin to save water, energy, and create a great way to add nutrients back to your windowsill herb garden.
3. Use Your Dishwasher Correctly
A dishwasher is a great way to save water on doing dishes provided you only run it when it’s full. An EnergyStar rated dishwasher can use as little as 3 gallons of water versus using up to 27 gallons of water to do them by hand. There’s nothing wrong with loading your dishwasher up to keep your sink and counters clean, but don’t run it until it’s completely full.
Features of the Kraus KPF-1610SS Bolden Pulldown Faucet
Not every purchase is like that of a kitchen fixture. This is something that you’re going to be using for a long time, and we recognize the importance of that purchase decision. That’s why we have listed the most significant features of this faucet here. That way, you can easily compare it to other faucets until you find the best industrial spring pulldown kitchen faucet for your needs.
- Spout Height: 6-3/8 inches
- Spout Reach: 8-11/16 inches
- Overall Height: 17-15/16 inches
- Hose Length: 20 inches
- Flow Rate: 1.8 Gallons Per Minute
- Water Connection Size: 3/8 inch
- Faucet Hole Size: 1-5-16 inch
- Kerox Ceramic Disc Valve Cartridge
- Optional escutcheon available for installation in 3-hole systems
- Kraus Technology
- Kerox Ceramic Cartridges
- Lifetime Warranty
This Kraus Bolden kitchen fixture is a great choice for someone who’s looking to add high-performance to their kitchen while keeping things looking great. With a stylish single lever single-hole installation, you’re sure to get years of enjoyment from this faucet. Of course, if you’re still looking, please consider looking over our other non-biased faucet reviews. And as always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know.