Delta Faucet Essa Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer Review is reader-supported. We may earn a commission through products purchased using links on this page. Learn more about us here.

by Lisa Ward

Updated on: 12/23/2020

Product Overview

The Delta Faucet Essa Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer is a high-quality kitchen sink faucet by Delta, a respected manufacturer of kitchen appliances, that has a simple elegant design. Visually, the simple sloped faucet will not affect the current decor of your kitchen in any way other to make it look even cleaner. It will also complement other stainless steel accessories in the house. Stainless steel is the best material for sinks and faucets because it is so clean it is even used in medical/health settings.

The pull-down sprayer is very sensitive to your every move, so it is very easy to control. When you’re done, it easily snaps back into the faucet to sit flush with the spout. It has a few high-tech features that make it an especially luxurious, and cool, product. It has an L.E.D. light feature which displays the temperature based on color. This is great for helping to prevent burns.

The best thing about this faucet is probably the single-touch control feature. It isn’t completely hands-free like some of Delta’s other top-rated touchless faucet models, but it takes only the slightest touch of skin to start the faucet running. That way, if your hands are dirty, you can start the water to wash them using another part of the arm. In emergencies, it will also be an added benefit to not have to waste time turning the water off and on. For those who love to cook and use their kitchen a lot, over time a lot of time can be saved by using the one-touch feature instead of traditional handles.

Delta Faucet Essa Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer

Delta Faucet Essa 9113T-AR-DST

  • Delta Touch2O Technology
  • Tempsense LED Light
  • Diamond Seal Technology
  • MagnaTite Docking System
  • 3 AA Batteries Required


  • Magnetic Nozzle Docking

The pull-down sprayer is great for reaching hard to reach spots on dishes and other cleanings. Some faucet’s nozzles will eventually start to hang down over time, which doesn’t look nice and can make it harder to use. That will never happen with this kitchen faucet because the nozzle snaps back into place using a powerful magnet. It’s never been easier to use a pull-down sprayer nozzle and put it back.

  • Easy to Clean

The surface is naturally resistant to soap scum, germs, and dirt. Sometimes calcium can gather on the surface of sinks and eventually cause corrosion or discoloration. With this faucet, all it takes is a swipe of a finger to remove anything from the surface. You won’t need to do any soaking or use any harsh chemicals. Keeping the kitchen faucet clean is essential for preventing the spread of disease from recontaminating freshly cleaned hands and dishes.

  • Leak-Free for a Lifetime

Delta is one of the most trusted manufacturers in the business. They offer a full lifetime manufacturer’s warranty on their kitchen faucets. The lifetime warranty not only protects against any sort of parts defects, but it also guarantees leak-free functioning for a lifetime. This is an incredible offer considering that event the most high-quality sinks can develop leaks over time. Delta takes care of their customers and products.

  • Easy to Install

The installation process is very uncomplicated. It doesn’t require any extensive, messy remodeling or tools. It also comes with an instruction manual that walks you through the installation in easy to follow steps. Everything needed for installation is included in the box. This faucet is suitable for three-hole or single hole configurations. There’s also an optional plate included that can be installed for one fewer leak points.


  • No Dual Water Flow

Unlike other faucets that have both a regular faucet and a separate spray head, on this model the two are combined. This makes it very convenient to use, but you will not be able to run both a regular flow of water and use the spray function at the same time. (If this feature is important to you, there are more Delta faucets available that do offer dual water flow.)


The Delta Faucet Essa Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer may very well be the perfect kitchen faucet for your kitchen. It has a simple appearance but has several high-tech features. Notably, the faucet displays the temperature using a color-changing L.E.D. light to help prevent burns. It also is a “touch” faucet meaning that it takes only one touch of skin anywhere on the faucet to instantly start the flow of water. This is great for when you’re in a hurry or when your hands are dirty so you don’t want to touch the handle.

It’s made out of only high-quality materials that are certified durable and long-lasting. The factory offers a warranty on all the parts and an additional promise of leak-free function for an entire lifetime. The stainless steel surface is beautiful, clean, and hygienic. It is super easy to clean and naturally resistant to most kinds of surface blemishes. You don’t need any expensive soaps or long soaks to keep the parts clean. It takes only a swipe to wipe away soap scum, grime, and dirt.

About the author

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 is not working, you might find her doing home improvements at her own house, reading, or flipping through home design magazines at her favorite coffee house.