The first thing I learned was that the people of Delta truly care about their company, their customers their products and their employees. Everyone I met was passionate and so knowledgeable about their brand and products. It was inspiring to be in such a environment.
As a company Delta is always thinking about their customer. The take the design of their products very seriously. And what I didn’t know? Not only are Delta’s products beautiful, but there is SO much thought about how the products work and perform that they really are functionally beautiful as well. I was pretty impressed with that factor, because before? Before, in my mind, a faucet was a faucet and all one-touch and touchless faucets performed pretty much the same. Not so, my friend, not so.
While at Delta headquarters we got to explore and compare several other comparable featured faucets: the Kohler Sensate™ Touchless Kitchen Faucet, Grohe Minta Touch Kitchen Faucet, Moen Arbor MotionSense Kitchen Faucet and a Delta Trinsic Faucet with Touch2O®. In my humble opinion, the Delta faucet performed the best.
– DELTA’S TRINSIC FAUCET WITH TOUCH2O® TECHNOLOGY –
Makes it possible for anyone to turn on or off the faucet by touching anywhere on the spout or handle of the faucet. Delta was the first company to create a touch faucet and they have a patent on their touch technology. That means that no other faucet company can use the same technology, therefore they have to create work around. Bottom line? They just don’t work as well, even the touchless ones. The Delta faucet knows to turn on/off depending on the length of your touch. Therefore if you’re moving the faucet around it won’t turn on or off unless you want it to. The touch sensor is very responsive and I found I only had to touch it once to respond. The Grohe wasn’t as reliable. Delta’s faucet is powered by batteries and they’ll soon be releasing an electric option as well. Delta made sure that their faucets function like a normal faucet first, so there won’t be any confusion on how to turn the faucet on and off when guests use it. Another fun fact? Delta’s faucets turn off after a certain period of unuse, so if your toddler or pet turns it on, it won’t stay on for long.
– GROHE minta TOUCH –
Was the closest comparison with Delta’s Touch2O® Technology. They’ve developed a touch faucet as well, but the response time after touching was super slow and kind of clumsy. Also you can only use the cold water when using the touch on/off feature. The Grohe touch can also be confusing to people who aren’t familiar with the touch on/off. For example if you turn the faucet on using touch it disables the handle, so you won’t be able to use the handle to turn it off (!!). Which would be super confusing to most anyone, right?
– MOEN ARBOR WITH MOTIONSENSE –
The Moen has two touchless sensors on the top of the faucet, so you can wave your hand over the top and on the inside of the faucet near the handle. Drawbacks? The faucet can turn on accidentally when you’re working near the sink, just by moving your arms near it. I also noticed that the sensor on the top of the faucet was not very responsive, sometimes you’d have to wave your hand over the faucet several times for it to turn on or off. The sensor on top also got confused when you went to move the handle of the sink by sometimes turning on or off when you didn’t need it to. Also if you’re using the handsfree mode, you can’t adjust the temperature of the water using the handle(s), you have change the temperature using a preset gauge on the control box under the sink. Not too convenient.
– KOHLER SENSATE™ TOUCHLESS –
The Kohler faucet has a touchless sensor on the inside neck at the top of the faucet. Therefore you have to wave your hand up to the inside of the faucet. Kind of awkward and at one point I accidentally got my sleeve wet trying to wave my hand in the right position under the spout to turn it off. Not fun. Also the placement of the sensor affects the design of the faucet. AKA since the sensor is pretty thick, you won’t ever be able to get a thinner and more streamlined looking spout. The Kohler faucet has to be hardwired, which is pretty inconvenient for those with no access to electrical under the sink.
Okay, whew, that was a lot of text. Hopefully you found it as interesting as I did when learning about these faucets 🙂 Now onto the giveaway! As you know, Delta is always exploring new product ideas to make our lives easier when using them. One of Delta’s latest award-winning innovations is their Temp2O™ Technology. It hasn’t even been released to the public yet! Coming soon, Delta’s showerheads and hand-held showers will feature Temp2O™, which shows you the exact temperature of your water. The LED-lighted screen will either light up blue (<80), magenta (80-110) or red (110+) and will display the actual temperature reading as well. So cool right? I know this will come in handy with a baby in the house!
Delta has generously offered to give one lucky winner either a Temp2O™ shower head or a Temp2O™ handheld shower (your choice). You can enter to win using the rafflecopter widget below! Good luck!