Every family’s daily life is inseparable from water, frequent contact with faucets is very necessary. The reporter visited some of Panyu’s kitchen hardware stores, found that there are many brands of faucets on the market, the price also varies greatly. The leading brand of high-end brands are generally a few hundred yuan, some unknown brands dozens of yuan can be bought. So, how can we choose a beautiful, good quality and useful faucet?
Tips for buying and selling faucets
The chrome finish of the faucet is very particular. The quality of the faucet depends on its brightness. The smoother and brighter the surface is, the better the quality. A good faucet does not have much gap between the faucet and the switch when you turn the handle, and the switch easily and without slipping. Inferior faucets not only have large gaps, but also a sense of obstruction. A good faucet is cast brass overall, and the sound is dull when you knock on it. If the sound is crisp, it must be stainless steel, the quality will be inferior. Moreover, the spool of the faucet also determines the quality of the faucet. Therefore, in order to choose a good faucet, we must first understand the valve core of the faucet. At present, there are three main types of valve cores: ceramic core, metal ball core and shaft roller core. The advantages of ceramic cartridge is inexpensive, less water pollution, but the ceramic texture is brittle, easy to crack; metal ball cartridge is not affected by water quality, accurate control of water temperature, with the advantages of energy saving; the advantages of the cartridge handle rotation smooth, simple and convenient operation, comfortable and easy to feel, resistant to aging and wear.
The water consumption in the kitchen is very large. The faucet is used for washing dishes, washing fruits, washing dishes and washing vegetables. It is used very frequently. Choosing a good kitchen faucet can bring a lot of convenience to the operation of the kitchen. The kitchen faucet must be used smoothly. You see, kitchen faucets can usually rotate 360 degrees. For convenience, the height of the kitchen faucet should be higher and the spout should be longer. Ideally, it should extend over the drainpipe and not splash. Pay attention to the length of the basin and the faucet when you buy. If the kitchen is a double basin, pay attention to the length of the spout to swivel to the sides of the sink.
A pull-out faucet is a faucet that has the faucet portion pulled outward. The original faucet faucet is attached to a hose, which allows it to retract freely and is very easy to use. The pull-out faucet can be pulled out for easy cleaning to the sink The disadvantage is that when you pull out the spout, you must free a hand to hold the spout.
Kitchen faucets are generally made of brass, which is the most common pure brass faucet on the market. However, pure brass faucets may not always be the best choice due to the unique nature of the kitchen environment. All pure brass faucets have an electroplating layer on the outermost layer. The plating serves to prevent corrosion and rusting of the brass inside. If you are going to choose an all-copper kitchen faucet, make sure that the plating is excellent, otherwise it can easily cause rust and corrosion of the faucet. Some brands of faucets are now made of high quality 304 stainless steel faucets. High-quality stainless steel faucets are lead-free, acid-resistant, alkali-resistant, non-corrosive, do not release harmful substances, do not pollute the tap water source, and so on. It is very easy to clean.
Due to the large amount of water consumed in the kitchen, so you can choose a water-saving faucet when you buy the 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 splash, to maintain the flushing effect. At the same time, it can also slow down the water flow and reduce the flow of water to achieve the purpose of water conservation; the other is the handle reminder design, when the handle is lifted to a certain height, there will be an obvious pause, reminding the increase in water consumption.