“This is so superior to the faucets I’ve owned or installed before…”
How Delta Ashton kitchen faucet is different from other kitchen faucets
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.
The Non-Touch Sensitive Ashton
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.
~ Precision sprayer dock
~ Single handle operation
~ Diamond valve coating
~ Simple installation
The Touch Sensitive Ashton
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®.
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.
Leak Proof, Durable and Lasts Long
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 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.
- 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
- 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.
What Does „Ashton” Mean
The word „Ashton” is widespread as a human surname, but basically it originates from „Ash-tree-town”. Towns called Ashton can be found in nearly all English speaking countries.
What connection does this name have with the Delta faucet Ashton model?
Delta boasts having got inspiration for many products from nature. If we take a careful look at the faucet, we will find that the lines of its shape resemble a little those of an ash tree.
Obviously, this resemblance of the ash tree reinforced by the name will associate the kitchen faucet with an ash-tree image.
Ash wood is profound, heavy, efficient as material and light colored. That goes very much for the Delta Ashton kitchen faucet, too.
Delta 19922-SSSD-DST Ashton Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dispenser, Stainless is the most popular finish and configuration.