First of all, let’s admit the fact that there is not much difference between pull down and pull out faucets, at least as far as their looks are concerned. There are, however, some subtle yet important differences that can dictate your whole experience of using one in your kitchen. Let’s take a close look at both and find out which one is better suited for your kitchen.
These traditional looking faucets come with longer spouts and shorter spray heads. This could be an issue if the overhead space above your sink is not generous. The name pull down suggests that the spray hose is designed to be pulled down over the sink and used. Due to the shortness of the spray head, you cannot use them on your countertop.
Pull Out Faucets:
These faucets look similar to pull down faucets but their spouts are usually shorter, which is great if the overhead area of your sink is cluttered. The spray heads are usually longer so you can pull them out and use to fill up larger utensils that cannot be fitted in the sink. These faucets provide much more flexibility as you can pull the spray head in many direction and use as per your wish.
Both these faucet types have certain negative aspects as well. Let’s take a look at those:
Pull Down Faucets:
- As mentioned earlier, limited flexibility when it comes to usage.
- Due to the taller spouts, water pressure might be less in some households.
- Difficult to use if there is not much space above the kitchen sink.
Pull Out Faucets:
- Difficult to fill tall utensils such as pitchers using these faucets.
- If you have big hands you might find it difficult to operate certain models.
- Chances of kinks and dinks increase as you pull the spray head in different directions.
So there you have the most important pros and cons of both pull down and pull out faucets. The choice is yours, you can choose Moen, Delta and Kraus but do remember to buy the one that suits you and your kitchen the best.