Blanco 440557 Meridian Spring Pulldown Kitchen Faucet Review

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Blanco 440557 Meridian Spring Pulldown Kitchen Faucet

  • Solid Brass body
  • Ceramic disc cartridge
  • 2. 2 GPM flow rate.360 degree spout swivel

Product Overview

This Blanco commercial style faucet uses a spring pulldown model to provide exceptional strength and beauty in a polished chrome or satin nickel finish. The spray head offers two separate flow options. You can either use an aerated flow that is good for hand washing and dishes or a more intense spray that is good for quickly filling pots or pre-rinsing dishes.

The polished chrome finish comes with a fingerprint resistant coating and the satin nickel is brushed to be naturally resistant. Both finishes wipe clean with a damp cloth. The flowrate of this faucet is 2.2 gallons per minute, which means that it is not designed for use in the state of California or any other state with more stringent water conservation laws.

This single handle faucet uses arc and lift to control pressure and water temperature. It has a ceramic disc valve system held in an easily replaced cartridge. The ceramics are tested for years of use with normal operation, and should provide leak and drip free use.

This faucet is a medium size with a total height of 19.25 inches from the deck to the height of the faucet. The spout has a 5.75 inch clearance from the installation deck to the spigot, and has a reach of 8.375 inches. The faucet is meant to install into a single-hole mount. If you have a multiple-hole mount, you can get an escutcheon separately to convert to a single-hole system. The maximum deck thickness for installation is 2 inches.

Blanco has a limited lifetime warranty that covers the normal operation of the faucet. It guarantees that the finish and the operation will be free from defects, and if something happens, they will either provide the part to restore operation, or they will replace the item.

Four Features to Pay Attention

There are numerous commercial faucet benefits, which makes choosing one a great decision. You don’t have to be a professional chef to appreciate the benefits either. But when you’re looking at a commercial style faucet, there are a few things that you should be paying attention to.

  1. Flowrate – Depending on where you live, different regulations may be in place that limit the flowrate of any fixture in your home. Make sure you know the regulations in place in your state so you can be sure you’re getting the appropriate faucet. Keep in mind that there aren’t flowrate police that come around to check your faucets, but rather that a model you select may not be able to be shipped or sold in your state.
  2. Your Sprayhead Dock – In commercial faucets, the sprayhead will usually double as the regular spigot. That means you need to pay attention to how the sprayhead docks and is held in place. Some various options are via magnets; others use resistance clamps. Whatever type you choose, you want a variety that will be easy to operate, yet keep the spigot still while the water is at full flow. Otherwise, you’ll get a spray wiggle and that can end up being a little messy.
  3. Installation – There are a lot of different factors for installation. There are the number of holes you have in your sink, the depth of your installation deck, and even the water line sizes. Make sure that you know all of the pertinent information, so you can get a faucet that fits. In some cases, you can get items to convert, such as an escutcheon to convert a three-hole system to a single-hole system. When looking at your waterlines, most modern faucets take a 3/8 inch size. Older water lines are 1/2 inch in size and if you have them, you’ll need to convert them to the appropriate sizes.
  4. The Faucet Size – When shopping for a commercial faucet, you’re going to have an arch design. If your faucet is going to be installed underneath an overhead cabinet, make sure that your chosen design will fit. Additionally, look at the sprayhead clearance and reach. Clearance is how much space there is between your spigot and the deck. If it’s too little, you won’t be able to fit larger pots in for filling.

This isn’t a complete list of things you should be looking for when it comes to your new faucet; it’s just a start. You also want to consider things like the finish of the faucet, the various control options, and if needed, is the faucet ADA compliant.

Features

One of the best ways to ensure that you’re getting the best kitchen faucet for your needs is by comparing the various features. We list them here separately so that you can easily contrast and balance the various stats. This makes it easier for your shopping and eventual purchase decision.

  • 2.2 gpm flowrate
  • Two finishes available
    • Satin Nickel
    • Polished Chrome
  • Ceramic Disc Valve cartridge system
  • Single-Hole Mount
    • Escutcheon available separately for three-hole installation
  • Total Faucet Height: 19-1/4 inches
  • Spout Clearance: 5-3/4 inches
  • Spout Reach: 8-3/8 inches
  • Maximum Deck Thickness: 2 inches
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Conclusion

Purchasing a kitchen faucet is a decision that lasts for a long time. We understand that, and our goal is to make your purchasing decision as easy and painless as possible. If you are still uncertain about the Blanco Meridian faucet, be sure to check our other commercial faucet reviews and buying guides. With our help, we’re sure you’ll find the best faucet for your home.

PRODUCTS
DETAILS

Blanco 440557 Meridian Spring Pulldown Kitchen Faucet

  • Solid Brass body
  • Ceramic disc cartridge
  • 2. 2 GPM flow rate.360 degree spout swivel

About the author

Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward is the owner and main author of Sink and Faucet. She has a degree in marketing and a passion for home design and architecture. When she isn´t working, you´ll find her doing home improvements at her own house, reading or flipping through home design magazines at her favorite coffee house.