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This faucet was a bombshell right from the beginning of its journey. Now more advanced faucets have come out, but it is still lucrative in the market for the steadily dropping price point. Hence we wanted a closer look at it.
Coming from the Arbor series of the Moen brand, it is one of the best faucets among the Moen motion sense reviews I have done so far.
It has three spray modes, stylish and spotless finishes, and a handy pulldown design. The installation process of the faucet is also straightforward. And everyone knows the efficiency of Moen aftersales services.
To know more about this faucet, read the complete review of the faucet below.
Review of Individual Features of The Kitchen Faucet
Just like any other top-of-the-food chain product, this kitchen faucet also has multiple features that give it a spotlight in the market. Here are the full description of those features.
Stylish and effective finishes
There are four awe-inspiring designs available for this faucet. They are-
- Matte black
- Oil rubbed bronze
- Spot resistant stainless steel
All of them are water spot resistant. We highlighted the steel one as stainless steel is almost like a magnet for water spots. But not in this case. On top of that, it also resists fingerprints. So, now you can spend more time using the faucet than cleaning it.
And, I don’t think I have to boast much about the looks. Because you are already looking at the pics. We can only assure you that this is the same as it looks on the picture.
Installation of moen Motionsense
Moen always focuses greatly on the installation process of their mid-range faucets. Primarily because their purchasers might want to DIY the kitchen faucet. Even though this faucet is filled with premium features, the price is still in the middle of the spectrum.
Moen delivers its full installation process in the manual. We have a diagram of the different parts of the faucets here. In the diagram, the part number of every part is noted. If you ever need to replace any of them, you can just order them from Moen. You have to order by those part numbers.
It features a Duralock quick connect system with a compression type connection that makes the installation process very easy. Moreover, you will also be delivered the supply lines. You will get most of the installation equipment with the faucet.
This faucet is deck-mounted. So, you have to be concerned with the mounting locations and sink holes. This particular Moen faucet is compatible with both one and three sink hole decks. But two and four holes won’t be compatible with it as it was made for being compatible with majority American kitchens.
And you will be able to install it on a deck up to 2.5 inches thick. There will also be a 68-inch hose and a premium quality deck plate to further reduce your total cost of ownership.
Click Here to see the full moen motionsense installation manual.
This faucet uses motion sensors for detecting objects and the gesture of our hand. It has two of them. One near the base of the faucet and the other on the top of the spout.
The top one detects hand gestures. One swipe over the spout will release a continuous stream, and a second swipe will stop that stream. Note that it is not a heat sensor. So, it will also detect inanimate objects of different temperatures.
These sensors are also optional. If you want, you can turn all or any of them off. Optional convenience is convenience itself.
The maximum flow rate of this faucet is 1.5 GPM (5.7 LPM). This is an outstanding performance for a faucet of this budget.
It has the classical arc of a gooseneck design. It swivels 360 degrees and has a reach of 7.87 inches, giving it a total range of 194.58 square inches. But practically, you will only use half of that. So, you have a total usable area of nearly 100 square inches.
On top of that, you will also have a spout height of 15.5 inches. So, you will have a good stream even in a large sink.
Other design factors and dimensions
The spout design elevates it to a posh status, and the rest of the faucet follows it. Although it has two sensors, it also has a right-hand handle. You can get this handle in all types of finishes if you ever need a replacement. With a maximum faucet height of 15.5 inches, it gives you a sophisticated and elegant look.
I couldn’t have mentioned it as one of the best mid-range faucets if it hasn’t had a pull-down spout. You can easily use the pull down feature to have the best effect while cleaning. Furthermore, it also features a reflex system for smoother operation.
Docking is super easy. Nevertheless, a magnet would have been better. The hose of the pull down is also flexible and never compromises the power of the stream. It is 50% more powerful than other pull-down faucets.
If you have worked in the kitchen, you know different types of water streams are needed for various activities. In this faucet, you will have the following spray functions-
- Pause function
- Powerful cleaning rinse
- Aerated stream
The sensors will need electricity. You will be given a battery pack of 6AA alkaline batteries along with their holder that can run the faucet 24/7. If you want to connect directly to the wall, you have to buy an AC adapter separately.
In America, the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) outlines the regulations that a faucet has to meet to be deemed safe for public consumptions. And the Moen 7594ESRS arbor touchless kitchen faucet earns the badge for being safe for all Americans.
On top of that, it also complies with the current legislation, including ab1953 of California and s152 of Vermont.
Commercial and Residential Use
This faucet has one of the most premia looks at a very compatible price. Although it was designed for personal use, commercial places have also found it very useful. So, if you are setting up an office, you can go for this faucet.
Here are some criticisms of the faucet.
No stay on feature
The spray doesn’t have any stay on feature between automatic uses. You have to select the spray mode each time, and there has to be enough water to keep spray when the spray button is released.
Water is not hot enough with sensors
This might be confusing for some new users. When you activate hot water with the sensor, you will have a mix of hot and cold water. To get really hot water, you have to use the lever.
No magnetic ring
The pull-down spout should have had a magnetic docking system.
Frequently Asked Questions
There could be a few questions if you are new to the market. Here are some of those questions and their explanations-
Q: How to change the heat feature in the motion sensor?
A: If you have a gray box installation, you can change it from there. But if you have a black box, you will have to use the handle for changing the temperature.
Q: Will I be able to turn off the motion sensor in this faucet?
A: Yes, you can. You will be able to turn it off from the control box.
Q: What is a Kohler equivalent to this faucet?
A: The K-99261-CP Artifacts is almost the same thing and comes at almost the same price.
Q: Are the sensors visible?
A: Yes, you will be able to see them.
Q: Can I order the parts separately?
A: Yes, parts can be ordered separately. But you have to know the part number for that purpose.
Q: Will the different parts be of the same finish?
A: You won’t have a problem with that. You will have part numbers of all the finishes so that you can order them separately.
Among all the Moen motionsense Touchless Kitchen Faucet Reviews I have done, this has one of the best prices to performance ratio. It gives you all the features and the after-sale services that you can ask from a premium brand.
So it won’t be a bad purchase for your kitchen.