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Yes, I know you can dial down the faucet and have the benefits of low water pressure. But ask yourself-
Do you ever do this?
Saving the planet is one of the biggest responsibilities of this century. If we fail, the challenge of the next century will be getting out of the mess we made in our home.
And this is coming from a person who can give the plumbing system all day to get his pot filled quicker. But there are better solutions. And that is the best kitchen faucet for low water pressure.
I have found pretty awesome features in these faucets. Some of them also have separate pot fillers and power-boost modes.
But before getting into them, you first have to read the next section. It is very important.
Don’t Mess Up the Difference between Water Pressure and Water Flow
(You only need to know the flow rate)
If I am not absurdly wrong, you are talking about the flow rate when you say water pressure.
Let me explain.
What you are looking for is the speed of cold water or hot water coming out of your faucet. This is what saves water and ensures the convenience of water usage. You also have to match it with your home water supply rate.
Whereas water pressure is the amount of force, the water is exerting when coming out of the faucet. You can also say this is the force that is required to get the water moving at a certain speed. The gravitational pull causes a major portion of it.
The units of these two measures are given below-
- Unit of flow rate: GPM (Gallons per Minute)
- Unit of water pressure: Bar, kPa, PSI
So, let me get it very clear that you don’t need to know the water pressure. You just need the water flow. However, you have to remember that flow rate is measured in a certain water pressure, which is irrelevant to the faucet because, in most cases, the facet can’t control that.
I will use the terms water pressure, speed of the water, and flow rate interchangeably as you are comfortable with it. I had to make everything clear to avoid confusion.
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Best Low Water Pressure Kitchen Faucet Review
Low flow kitchen sink faucets are most of the time deemed as low tier faucets. However, that is not true for most of the kitchen sink faucets with low flow rates. And the following five faucets are the proof.
1. delta kitchen faucet for low water pressure: Best Choice
- Flow rate: 1.8 GPM
- Two functions: Spray & Stream
- DIAMOND Seal Technology
- Pull down Sprayer
- Faucet and finish limited lifetime warranty
All the delta faucet reviews have a clear appreciation of their durability. Their patented diamond seal and tough brass construction are ruling the market for a long time. But this faucet from Delta is also known for its hot water and cold water conservation.
I had it for quite a while now. It is very easy to use. The pullout spryer was nicely balanced and smooth to work with. However, I don’t think the plastic retainer was a good idea with the 20″ long hose of the brass faucet. It seemed okay, but I had these kinds of retainers broken before.
However, everything else was top class for the price. You have magnetic docking and easy to clean aerators. Overall, less mineral buildup, and it is also ADA compliant.
The installation was quite smooth. All the supply lines and hardware came with the faucet. This is surely one of those toys that you can play rough.
- Very convenient
- One of the most convenient kitchen faucet
- Less splatter
- High-quality finish
- Plastic retainer
- Plastic water lines
READ OUR FULL REVIEW: Delta Leland Kitchen Faucet
2. Moen Motionsense High Arc Kitchen Faucet for Low Water Pressure
- Touchless activation with wave sensor
- Flow rate: 1.5 GPM
- Two functions
- Duralock quick connect system
- Moen limited lifetime warranty
We all know that Moen is known for making luxury kitchen faucets. And this gooseneck faucet is nothing less than a luxury faucet.
The tough construction is available in spectacular finishes. They are fingerprint-proof. The spray functions are superior to any other brand.
That’s why when I saw some negative comments on this faucet, I reviewed it to know what is real. The only inconvenience I found was if anything is in front of the faucet sensor when it is connected to the power sources for the first time, it shows some inconsistencies. Just call a plumber if you are confused.
Other than that, everything was as flawless as we see with typical Moen faucets.
The version I went for had the wave sensor. There is also a standard version with a slightly lower price and a voice control faucet with the best technology available.
- Stylish design
- Strong power clean
- Convenient and flexible design
- ADA compliant
- A little expensive
- Sensor can be a bit tricky
READ OUR FULL REVIEW: Moen Motionsense Kitchen Faucet
3. KOHLER Bellera Kitchen Faucet for Low Water Pressure
- Flow rate: 1.8 GPM
- Tree function faucet
- Limited lifetime warranty
Kohler was a very interesting kitchen faucet. It has three versions- bar faucet, semi-professional faucet, and standard faucet. The interesting part is the semi-professional has a flow rate of 1.5 GPM. I haven’t seen that in any professional-style kitchen faucets.
Cleaning sticky mess on plates and pots were very easy. You can also use the spray to clean fabrics. The magnetic holder gives you a premium feel. I think the sprayer is the best part of the faucet.
Inside the metallic body, you will have a state of the art ceramic valve faucet. It is the best in the industry in this budget.
Kohler’s customer service is great. But it is not 24/7 from my experience. So, messing up my faucet on Friday was a bitter experience. Otherwise, they are very good in after-sale service. They even give you all the necessary parts, including the escutcheon plate and replacement for parts for free.
- Excellent sweeping spray pattern
- You don’t have to hold the spray pattern
- Easy to install
- Stylish look
- The zip tie to secure the weight in place is small
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4. APPASO Commercial Pull Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dispenser
- Flow rate: 2 GPM
- Two functions: spray and stream
- 5-layer ORB metal treatment process
- Ceramic Valves
- Single handle kitchen faucet
This is our top pick for the best kitchen faucet for low water pressure.
Three reasons- Design, Water-saving technology, and price.
Appaso dedicated this faucet for maximum water conservation while keeping the water flow rate to a minimum of 2 GPM at 60 PSI. Appaso also says that it has water-saving technology. I saw measuring the water wastage, and it was lesser. However, I don’t know how they did it while keeping the flow rate relatively low.
Moreover, it is filled with amazing features. Firstly, the body is made with an alloy of zinc and brass. While the spout and handle are made with stainless steel and zinc alloy, respectively. Secondly, all of the finish have a thick and spotless appearance. Inside it, you have the best ceramic disc cartridges in the world.
Installation was easy. You can change the placement and direction of the handle when installing. You are also getting all of the installation hardware with an adapter, gravity ball, deck plate, and a free soap dispenser. So, you can use this with any sink configuration.
It should be mentioned that I got a 5% coupon on this product, so it was extra cheap for me. After these features asking anything more would be a shame.
- High safety standards
- Long and flexible 20″ hose
- Fast reply and replacement
- Best low-pressure faucet for the money
- Best design
- Spray Head
- The finish of the deck plate and the faucet are not the same quality
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5. Delta Faucet Linden Single-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Out Sprayer
- Flow rate: 1.5 GPM
- DIAMOND Seal Technology
- Three function
- Spray Head
- Powerful Spray
- Limited lifetime warranty
If you were looking for a low arch low-flow single handle kitchen faucet, then this is your choice. It is comparable to its tall spout facets.
You know I am not a big low arch fan. However, I will not have any problem with it in my main kitchen sink. It looks cool, and the price is great, especially when you consider this is a solid brass faucet with three functions- spray, stream, and high flow. Yes, it can increase from the average flow rate of 1.5 GPM to fill pots.
It will also go well with your laundry room sink for its convenience and toughness. The hose is also flexible enough, but the spout only has 120 degrees of swivel capability. The deck plate given is also very thin like a true made in china product.
Don’t let the low arch deceive you. It is a pretty big faucet with a reach of nearly 10 inches. It is also a foot long. So, this is a pretty unique design. And that is why I love it.
- Flexible long hose
- Superior features
- Robust construction
- Unique design
- Convenient for all kinds of uses
- The deck plate is not high quality
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Low Pressure Kitchen Faucet Buying Guide
Getting a kitchen faucet is easy. But getting one considering the water pressure is a little hard. Because you have to consider a few technical terms, but it’s all for the better.
Now, this is your main concern when picking a kitchen faucet with low pressure. As I have already made the difference between water pressure and water flow clear at the beginning of the article, I will only talk about GPM (Gallons per Minute) here.
My advice is to get a 1.5 GPM faucet. You guys know that I am not a big fan of low pressure. But for the sake of the planet, we can get down to 1.5 GPM. Going below 1.5 GPM will cause major problems in cleaning.
1.8 GPM is also a viable option. However, going above 2 GPM is also not a good idea if you are thinking of low flow of water.
Do you know that we spend 900 billion gallons of water every year just for leaks? That is more than the total water consumption of 101 countries. So, durability is as important as anything else.
Option for high flow rates
This is an important factor when you are in the market for a faucet with a low flow rate. The people who are accustomed to speeds of above 2 GPM will feel very annoying to get a pot filled. So, look for faucets with separate pot fillers and power boost mechanisms.
Information on aerators is not very open in many faucets. However, you can check them in the physical stores and after you get them on hand. Aerators can give you a greater speed in lower water pressure. So, this is essential for having the perks of higher water pressure faucets.
Low pressure faucets are often limited on functions. But as we have seen in the review section, it is not nonexistent. Spray and stream are possible in faucets with lower pressure. You can also have a power boost function.
Frequently Asked Questions
We get a lot of questions on low flow kitchen faucets. Here are the answers to some of the most common queries.
Q: What is the relation of my house water system to the faucet flow rate?
A: Faucets are designed to reduce the flow rate of water for a certain amount of pressure. If your water pressure is below that, it won’t do much. So, low-pressure faucets are for establishments that have a higher pressure.
Q: How to meet the high flow requirements with a low water pressure faucet?
A: There aren’t many ways to do that. But you can buy one with a pot filler or a boost mechanism that increases the power of the sprayer rapidly when you need it.
Q: Why brands provide PSI reading if that is not necessary?
A: PSI is not necessary when buying a faucet because you can’t control it with the faucet. But the flow rate is given for a certain water pressure, which is generally 60 PSI. So, brands might provide PSI rating to tell you the exact water pressure the flow rate is measured in.
Q: Is there any way to reduce the flow rate of my current faucet?
A: You can always use aerator. The Niagara Conservation is a wonderful example of that, which gives you down to .5 GPM.
Most of us take water for granted. But this is a vital resource that we are running out of.
No one cared for the atmosphere until it was on the brink of collapse. We shouldn’t do the same with water. And the best kitchen faucet for low water pressure can help you with that.