Observe the surface craft.
High-quality all-copper faucets have superb surface workmanship, which is usually polished and electroplated, so the surface looks more bright and shiny. When you buy, you can check the quality of surface plating workmanship in sufficient light. If its surface looks bright and mirror-like, it means the surface workmanship is good. If its surface doesn’t look too bright or has etch marks, oxidation spots, etc., it’s best not to buy it because its plating process is not guaranteed.
Observe the cross-sectional interface.
Many copper faucets on the market are often copper-plated on the surface and the internal material is not copper, so you must pay more attention when buying and carefully observe whether the cross-sectional interface of the faucet is made of copper.
Touch it several times.
To ensure that the faucet you choose is made of copper, it is recommended that you touch the surface of the faucet as many times as possible during the purchase process. After the copper material has been plated, the product feels heavy to the touch and has a high surface resistance. If the surface feels smooth to the touch, it is not a copper material.
Check the fittings.
When choosing an all-copper faucet, you also need to check the fittings. Good fittings are usually made of copper. While other materials have an overly thick surface coating, its color will fade and yellow during use, affecting its use. It will also affect the aesthetics.
These are some of the key points to keep in mind when buying a copper faucet. High-quality copper faucets are usually more expensive, and those cheap ones are usually copper-plated. They are prone to various problems over time, so it is not recommended to buy them.