Kraus KPF-1650SS Nola Spring Pulldown Kitchen Faucet Review

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Kraus KPF-1650SS Nola Spring Pulldown Kitchen Faucet

  • Flow rate (GPM) 1.75
  • Overall height 26.25 inches
  • 1 or 3 Hole w/ Deck Plate

Product Overview

This is a commercial style faucet produced by Kraus, an American company headquartered in New York. They have been producing stylish and innovative kitchen and bath fixtures since 2007. This Nola faucet is a spring pulldown sprayer model whose spout does double duty as both a spray head and spigot. This restaurant style kitchen faucet has a dual function flow. It can produce either an aerated stream or an intense spray that is perfect for pre-rinsing dishes or rinsing off produce.

This faucet comes in a stainless steel finish that is water spot resistant and easily wipes clean. It offers a 1.75 gpm flowrate, so it is in full compliance with every state regulation regarding water conservation. As a spring pulldown, the spray head does not separate from the neck. Instead, the spring holds the arc shape of the faucet while allowing you to move and flex the spray head where you need it.

This is a single handle faucet. It uses a precision Kerox cartridge system to provide water flow. The cartridges are produced by Kerox in Hungary using ceramic disc valves for years of leak-free operation. The faucet will work through hundreds of thousands of uses, all while operating under 60 psi. The aerator in Kraus faucets is made by NeoPerl in Switzerland, one of the leading manufacturers of aerators around the world.

The faucet has an overall height of 26-3/16 inches when measured from the mounting deck. The spout is 7-1/5 inches from the mounting deck, providing plenty of clearance. The spout reach as measured from the center of the faucet base to the spout is 8-3/16 inches. The faucet mounts into a single-hole system with a maximum deck thickness of 1-3/4 inches. It does include an escutcheon to convert a three-hole system if needed.

Kraus’ warranty is a limited lifetime deal, covering the original purchaser only. It protects the faucet from all defects due to error during the warranty period. Kraus will provide replacement parts provided that the product has been maintained properly. One point that is worth noting is that Kraus may decide to refund the purchase price in exchange for the return of the faucet.

Faucet Holes and You

If you’re renovating or upgrading your kitchen faucet, then your sink likely already has predrilled holes. If your current faucet has a baseplate, you may be surprised by the number of holes that are there. Depending on the age of your sink, you can find one to three openings. Here is a brief rundown of what those holes mean for you and your future kitchen faucet.

  • One-hole – This type of mounting system is for the newest and most modern faucets. These faucets usually have a single handle that deals with volume and temperature control. The single hole accommodates the stem of the faucet.
  • Two-hole – These are for when your single-hole faucet has a companion accessory. That accessory can be a dish soap dispenser or a side-sprayer. Although, given the current trend of having the spout double as a spray head, it’s more likely that you’ll have a soap dispenser.
  • Three-hole – A three-hole system is usually found in older faucets and sinks. The center hole is meant for the faucet to be installed and the holes on either side are for the individual hot and cold handles. These can be easily converted to a single-hole mount by using and escutcheon or a base plate. The plate has a single hole in the center to allow the single-hole faucet to be installed and then stylishly covers the holes on either side.
  • Four-hole – This system is similar to the two-hole mounting style in that the extra hole is for an accessory. This is likely meant for a side sprayer, because the current pull-out sprayer style wasn’t around when four-hole systems were created. These use the main three holes to mount the faucet and the two handles, while the fourth is for the accessory. If you need to convert this style, an escutcheon or deck plate likely won’t cover all four holes. To cover the fourth hole, you may need a hole cover or plug to prevent water and debris from falling in.

With modern conversion kits, it really doesn’t matter what type of mounting system your sink has. Going from three or four-hole systems to a one or two-hole system is extremely easy with deck plates and escutcheons. If you convert in the other direction, however, you will need to drill a custom hole individually.

Features

It is important that you are able to see clearly what the individual features of this faucet are. That way, you can compare them to our other Kraus kitchen faucet reviews or reviews of other faucets. This will make it easier for you to make the best purchase decision possible for your lifestyle.

  • 1.75 gpm flowrate
  • Stainless Steel finish
  • Ceramic Disc valve Cartridge system
  • Single-hole mount
  • o Escutcheon included for three-hole installation
  • Spout Clearance: 7.25 inches
  • Spout Reach: 8.625 inches
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Conclusion

This Kraus kitchen faucet brings some serious value to your kitchen. With NeoPerl aerators and a Kerox ceramic disc valve cartridge system, you’re getting old-world precision with new-world know how. However, if you’d like to continue shopping for the best kitchen faucet for your needs, we have multiple nonbiased reviews to help you make the best shopping decision. Let our experts help you get the best kitchen faucet for your needs.

PRODUCTS
DETAILS

Kraus KPF-1650SS Nola Spring Pulldown Kitchen Faucet

  • Flow rate (GPM) 1.75
  • Overall height 26.25 inches
  • 1 or 3 Hole w/ Deck Plate

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.