Every family’s daily life is indispensable for water, and it is necessary to have frequent contact with faucets. The reporter visited some kitchen and bathroom hardware stores in Panyu and found that there are many leading brands on the market, and the prices vary greatly. The leading brands of middle and high-end brands are usually a few hundred yuan, and some unknown brands can be bought for dozens of yuan . So how can you choose a faucet that is beautiful, good in quality and good to use?
Tips for buying faucets
The good chrome plating process on the surface of the faucet is very particular. The quality of the faucet depends on its brightness. The smoother and brighter the surface, the better the quality. When a good faucet turns the handle, there is no excessive gap between the faucet and the switch, and the switch is easy and unobstructed, and does not slip. Inferior faucets not only have a large gap, but also a large sense of obstruction. A good faucet is cast copper as a whole, and the sound is dull when struck. If the sound is very crisp, it must be stainless steel, and the quality will be inferior. In addition, the spool of the faucet determines the quality of the faucet. Therefore, to choose a good faucet, we must first understand the spool of the faucet. At present, there are three main types of valve cores: ceramic valve cores, metal ball valve cores and shaft-rolling valve cores. The advantages of the ceramic valve core are low price and less pollution to the water quality, but the ceramic texture is brittle and easy to crack; the metal ball valve core is not affected by the water quality, can accurately control the water temperature, and has the advantages of energy saving; The advantages of the spool are that the handle rotates smoothly, the operation is easy and convenient, the feel is comfortable and easy, and it is resistant to aging and wear.
The water consumption in the kitchen is very large. The faucet is used for washing vegetables, fruits, dishes and dishes. The frequency of use is high. Choosing a good kitchen faucet can bring a lot of convenience to the kitchen operation. The kitchen faucet must be used smoothly. You see, the kitchen faucet can generally be rotated 360 degrees. For convenience, the kitchen faucet should be higher and the spout should be longer. It is best to extend it above the drain and not to splash water. Pay attention to the length of the water basin and faucet when buying. If the kitchen is a double basin, pay attention to whether the length of the spout can rotate to the sink on both sides.
The pull-out faucet pulls the faucet part of the faucet outward. The original faucet’s faucet is connected to a hose, which can be freely expanded and contracted, which is very convenient to use. The pull-out faucet can draw the faucet out, which is convenient for cleaning to the sink The disadvantage of each corner is that when pulling out the spout, you must free up a hand to hold the spout.
The kitchen faucet is generally made of brass, which is the most common pure copper faucet on the market. However, due to the particularity of the kitchen environment, pure copper faucets are not necessarily the best choice. All pure copper faucets have electroplating on the outermost layer. The role of electroplating is to prevent the corrosion and rust of the brass inside. If you want to choose a full copper kitchen faucet, you must make sure that you have excellent plating, otherwise it is easy to cause the faucet to rust and corrode. Some brands now use high-quality 304 stainless steel faucets. The faucets made of high-quality stainless steel have the characteristics of no lead, acid resistance, alkali resistance, no corrosion, no release of harmful substances, and no pollution of the tap water source. , Very easy to clean. Because the kitchen consumes a lot of water, you can choose a water-saving faucet when purchasing a faucet. At present, there are two main types of water-saving faucets: one is to use a good bubbler to inject air into the water to prevent falling water from splashing and maintain the flushing effect. At the same time, it also slows down the water flow speed and reduces the water flow to achieve the purpose of water saving ; The other is the handle reminder design, when the handle is raised to a certain height, there is a noticeable pause, reminding that the water consumption has increased.