Here you have a set of Delta Touch Faucet reviews for your convenience of choice as you consider bringing changes and advanced features to what is most likely the „heart” of your house – the kitchen.
There are several models of Delta faucets that feature Touch2O™ technology. They are touch sensitive which means that the water stream can be toggled on and off just with a gentle touch on the faucet body or the handle. Handles are touch sensitive also for the Pilar model where it stands separately from the faucet. A word needs to be said about the technology itself and the faucets that are equipped with it.
How Delta Touch Faucets Work
The touch sensitive activation of the faucet is based on the fact that both a human body and the faucet body both have a certain amount of electrical charge. The system „knows” what the baseline charge of the faucet spout and handle is. When it is touched by human, the charge will increase. That change will be detected by the sensor which sends a signal to the device to switch the water on or off.
The touch sensing system is powered by 6 AA size batteries arranged in a cascade. Ordinary batteries should last up to 2 years at average use. The battery block needs to find a place in the sink cabinet, as close to the cabinet floor as possible. The best solution is to put it flat on the cabinet floor and take care that the wires are kept as far as possible from the sensor wires because the closer the get the worse will be the sensitivity.
There is also the safety feature that the faucet will turn off after 4 minutes if activated accidentally by a child or a pet.
What Touch Sensitive Kitchen Faucets Are There In Delta Supply
The following models are available with the touch sensitivity technology Touch2O®:
- Pilar 980T pull-down kitchen faucet
- Pilar 4380T kitchen faucet with spray
- Pilar 1980T bar/prep faucet
- Ashton 19922T pull-down kitchen faucet
- Addison 9192T pull-down kitchen faucet
- Addison 9992T pull-down bar/prep faucet
Which Delta Touch Faucet Do I Need
For your further research, it might be useful to note that the „T” at the end of the model number denotes the touch sensitiveness.
Pilar features a remote handle, can be pull-down or with side spray
If you need a faucet with a remote handle which you can place at your convenience on either side of the faucet, then Pilar is your choice. The converging conical and cylindrical shapes give it a look resembling a pillar. By the way, „pilar” means „pillar” in Spanish.
But further on, you will have to decide whether you want the Pilar with the pull-out spray head that is kept in its place not only by the force of the weight that strains the hose from the cabinet under the sink but also by strong magnets. Or you may choose the „seamless” type with the side sprayer.
The front activation of the side sprayer is sensitive. You have to remember it when you first use it. Do not touch the activation button while directing the stream to yourself. You may get soaked.
Ashton and Addison are pull-down with handle on the body
But if you want to have the handle right on the faucet body, then your choice is either Ashton or Addison. The only difference between them is in fact only the shape. While Ashton embodies the mild rounded lines of a flower bud, Addison draws its inspiration from ocean shells with sharper edges and more sophisticated curves.
Pull-down bar faucet is Addison
Bar faucets are usually smaller and feature less functions than sink faucets. But the touch sensitive Addison bar faucet offers is a pull-down faucet that allows you more flexibility when you need it.
All the faucets spoken of in these reviews are equipped with the advanced DIAMOND™Seal technology that makes them easy to install and serve much longer. The all the pull-down faucets feature MagnaTite® Docking which means that the spray head is held firmly in its place not only by the force of the weight on the hose but also by strong built in magnets.
Since Delta touch faucets are powered by batteries, they do not need grounding and stay fully functional even during power outage. But when the batteries are out, the faucets will operate just like any faucet – with the handle.