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by Lisa Ward

Updated on: 10/30/2020

For those who want a home kitchen worthy of a chef, Kraus offers the KPF-1640 Nola Kitchen Faucet. It has a modern design with a double-coil that allows you to pull the faucet down to where you need the water to spray. It also includes an easy transition between a standard, aerated stream of water and a wider spray of water. Just a simple flip with your thumb or click with your finger will swap between the two modes.

Kraus kept the lines of this faucet clean to match any modern kitchen. The nozzle is kept in place with a simple magnetic feature that will make it easy for you to pull out the spray and then return it to a standard faucet position. Of course, the high arch of the hose offers you the added benefit of extra clearance space to move large pots and pans into your kitchen sink.

Kraus KPF-1640SS Nola Kitchen Faucet Review

Kraus KPF-1640SS Nola

  • Flexible
  • Durable
  • Powerful
  • Easy to install

Commercial vs. Residential Kitchen Faucets

When you think of a commercial kitchen, you likely picture a large number of people bustling around all completing different tasked with efficient choreography, and you would be right. Now consider how long and how often this dance occurs. Commercial kitchens are designed to run with this holiday-like level of intensity 365 days a year for many hours each day.

Your residential kitchen doesn’t likely run that ferociously for that long on most days, but you may still want to experience some of the convenience and benefits of commercial grade appliance. When it comes right down to it, though, what’s the difference?

Commercial Kitchen Appliances

Due to their high demand, commercial kitchen appliances are designed to withstand much more frequent and vigorous use. They are made of materials that are slow to wear out and focus on the function and form. A Kraus commercial kitchen faucet will be designed with the highest quality screen for aeration, the most solid seals and materials, and handles and nozzles that can really take a beating.

Since commercial kitchens must meet all local health codes, a commercial kitchen faucet will be designed to be easily cleaned and have design features to prevent the growth of bacteria. Most municipalities require two or three sink designs in the area set aside for dishwashing. To accommodate all of the sinks with just one faucet, most commercial kitchen faucets include a sprayer that hangs from a long hose.

This is wonderfully convenient, but not always attractive. No one wants a giant gray nozzle dangling all around above their kitchen sink. In a commercial kitchen, it makes sense to leave the nozzle dangling most of the time with just a hook to tuck it out of the way when it's not in use because it's almost always being used.

Home Kitchen Faucets

Kraus recognized the need for the convenience of a commercial faucet in a design that still complements and enhances the look of well-designed home kitchens. The took the best of both worlds and created the KPF 1640 Nola model. It has all of the function that comes with a handheld sprayer made of durable and high-quality materials while meeting the specific needs of a home kitchen.

The Nola 1640 includes a convenient magnet connector to keep the nozzle anchored above the sink when you want it to function as a standard kitchen faucet. When it’s in this position it looks like any other faucet with a high arch to offer added clearance for tall pots and pans. It has a slim toggle button that will let you easily shift from the spray nozzle to a traditional stream that is aerated to provide a steady and quiet flow of water.

When you have a wash job that requires a bit more reach and direction, the handheld sprayer can easily be pulled from the magnetic mount. The house will then allow you the freedom to reach, twist, and aim the sprayer wherever you may want the water to go. Before you know it, you’ll be tearing through dishes like a professional.

Best Features

Kraus includes the best of both a commercial and residential faucet in this model. It’s got every feature that you want while keeping a streamlined and clean look that will perfectly match your contemporary, modern, or classic kitchen design. These features include the following:

  • Single Handle - Flow controlled by a single lever, so you won’t need more than one hand to turn the water on or off. You can easily adjust the temperature with just one hand, too.
  • Easy Docking - Magnetic docking for the spray head that can be pulled down and set to spray or flow by pressing a sleek toggle button.
  • Easy Cleaning - You won’t need to worry about build-up; these rubber nozzles are designed to be easy to clean.
  • Ceramic Cartridge - Leaks aren't a concern since ceramic cartridge for great performance.
  • Great Finish – Kraus uses a finish that will resist rust and corrosion.
  • Water Savings – Aerator screen ensures a low flow while keeping performance high.
  • Flexible Installation – Whether your current sink or counter has one hole or three, this faucet work with either design.


Every kitchen needs a faucet, but some kitchens different faucets than others. The Kraus KPF-1640 Nola Kitchen Faucet is the ideal choice for home chefs who want the convenience and function of commercial faucets while keeping the beauty of a faucet designed to pair with any kitchen décor.

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.