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“This is so superior to the faucets I’ve owned or installed before…”

Delta 19922-SSSD-DST Ashton is tall, robust and sculptural. It has a number of great features that have kept it on the bestseller’s list for quite a time.
Delta Ashton faucet with smooth lines and flower-like shape

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But there are also a number of things that are good to know about before going into a deeper research.

Things To Be Aware Of With Delta Ashton Kitchen Faucets

  • A sink needs to be selected carefully. The faucet is high, and if the sink is not deep enough, the splashes can get over its lip and land on the cupboard, cabinet door or floor.
  • There are no matching bar faucets, bathroom faucets or accessories. You practically don’t have the ability to furnish the whole house with coordinating items. I think that’s actually a disadvantage. If you too feel that this is a significant drawback, you might want to consider Delta Leland or Delta Addison which are the kitchen faucets with most coordinating items available in the collection.
  • The soap dispenser feels cheaply made.

How Delta Ashton kitchen faucet is different from other kitchen faucets

First off, Ashton kitchen faucets form Delta are big and high. And I mean it’s really high. Not that the goose-neck itself would be much higher than others, even though it is, too. But the height form the deck to the sprayer is very high. It is more than 10 inches high while similar faucets with goose-neck about the same height have only between 7 and 8 inches.

Two Delta Ashton Models

There are two Delta Ashton kitchen faucet models, and the only difference between them is that one is touch sensitive but the other is not. Otherwise, they both are of the same shape and performance.

Non-Touch Sensitive Version of Delta Ashton Kitchen Faucet

The most popular model, however, is Delta 19922-SSSD-DST Ashton Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dispenser, Stainless. It is the non-touch sensitive one.

Pros

  • Sits firmly on the sink
  • Looks beautiful, resembles a flower bud on a stem
  • The pull-out is long enough to reach with the stream the whole sink and beyond
  • The spray fits snugly in its seat at the end of the spout due to a magnet
  • Smooth flowing lines do not catch dirt
  • Easy to operate
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Coordinating accessories not available
  • Can give splash-back from the bottom of a shallow sink
  • The soap dispenser is made of plastic and feels cheap even though it suits the design of the faucet
  • Looping the water lines can be a bit scary when installing. Works well though when ready.

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Touch Sensitive Version Of Delta Ashton Kitchen Faucet

Delta Ashton faucet model Delta 19922T-SSSD-DST Ashton Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet Featuring Touch2O Technology, Stainless is the touch sensitive version.

This faucet looks and feels the same as the regular model except that it can be turned on or off just with a single touch anywhere on the faucet body or handle (not on the spray wand, however).

The technology providing the touch sensitivity is patented by Delta and called Touch2O®.

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Delta Ashton series faucets are equipped with a set of Delta patented advanced technology solutions called Smart solutions. But they are not what distinguishes Ashton from other Delta series. These features are common for many Delta faucet models.

Even though it is never said aloud, I would venture to say that the only thing that makes Delta Ashton kitchen faucet an Ashton faucet is its tall and slim shape in combination with smoothly flowing rounded lines, and any angled edges completely removed. Delta get their inspiration in nature, so Ashton has come to resemble a flower with a tall stem and roundish bud whereas the handle represents a leave. The characteristic spray head resembles a cone-shaped bud rather than a bell.

The tall body of the faucet gives enough clearance for even the deepest pots and kettles go freely under it. The pull out feature extends the working area and allows easy reach within the sinks and beyond. It can also be used for filling a pot on the counter like a pot filler faucet.

Pros

  • Makes operating a fun
  • Easier for children to help themselves for water
  • Sits firmly on the sink
  • Looks beautiful, resembles a flower bud on a stem
  • The pull-out is long enough to reach with the stream the whole sink and beyond
  • The spray fits snugly in its seat at the end of the spout due to a magnet
  • Smooth flowing lines do not catch dirt
  • Easy to operate
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Batteries will have to be changed at least once a year
  • Coordinating accessories not available
  • Can give splash-back from the bottom of a shallow sink
  • The soap dispenser is made of plastic and feels cheap even though it suits the design of the faucet
  • Looping the water lines can be a bit scary when installing. Works well though when ready.

Leak Proof, Durable and Long Lasting

Diamond™ Seal technology makes the valve leak-proof and makes it last up to 10 times longer that the industry standard. A thin layer of diamond, the hardest substance known so far, embedded on the surface of a ceramic disc makes it extremely wear-resistant. It is estimated that devices with the Diamond™ Seal technology can hold around 5 million operation cycles.

Another pleasant thing that enhances the user experience with Delta Ashton faucets is the magnetic spray head dock on the spout. In the pull-down wand, there is a built-in powerful magnet which, reinforced by the weight on the hose, pulls the spray head back in place with elegant action finishing click where it stays snugly seated. This technology is also patented by Delta and is known as Magnatite®.

Watch a video here to see how the Magnatite® works

Installation

Installation is easy, and the manual is provided but a person with at least some DIY capability may not even require them because the layout is pretty obvious and self explanatory. I have even heard an opinion that the manual is a little too detailed and can mess up the idea.

Watch a video on Delta Ashton Kitchen Faucet

Things to be aware of when installing:

  • The waterlines may turn out to be too long, then they need to be looped. Be careful not to damage them by bending too harshly. Take care not to produce kinks.
  • The compression fittings on the ends of the lines are 3/8 inches. They should be screwed directly onto the valve of the water supply. If it is another size, then you will have to get the adapters. The closest place to get them might be your local hardware store.
  • Screw the nuts on by hand and tighten them with a wrench. Take care not to overdo. One turn past the fingertight is optimal.

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3 Comments for this entry

  • James says:

    @Don – Thank you for sharing your experience. I’ve seen a lot of positive feedback on Touch – did you speak to customer service?

    Touch technology should not be in any connection whatsoever with the pressure. There must be some other catch…

  • Deborah K says:

    They say easy installation!!! My man got sick getting the hose all the way through.

    • Don G says:

      I hired a plumber to do my install. The “Touch” version is a pain in the ass. It works only sometimes for both on or off. I also noticed the GPH output is a lot less.

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