This touchless faucet from Moen brings together an elegant design with modern technology in a stunning package. The touchless sensors included are a motion sense sensor which allows you to turn the water on and off with a wave of your hand over the top of the curve. There's also a ready-sensor which detects when something is underneath the spigot and automatically turns the water on for you. This means you can fill up a heavy pot without having to put it down.
This faucet is designed to be installed through one or three holes with a 1-1/2 inch minimum diameter. The included base plate well cover the other two holes because this faucet really only needs a single hole for installation in the sink. The spray handle allows exceptional maneuverability allowing you to easily clean and rinse your sink. It comes with a 68 inch braided hose with counterweight as well as the reflex pull down system to ensure secure docking when you are finished.
Moen Haysfield - 87350ESRS
This faucet also comes with a soap dispenser that can be installed in a fourth hole if wanted. The soap dispenser is 2-5/8 inches high above the counter and extends 9-7/8 inches below the counter with the reservoir. The faucet itself is 15-1/2 inches tall with the sprayer head 7-7/8 inches from the base and 8-1/4 inches from the installation deck. The control box is 4-1/8 inches by 6-5/32 inches and requires a 36-inch clearance at the bottom for easy installation and accessibility. The battery box is 5 inches by 2-5/8 inches and requires installation within 36 inches of the control box.
This faucet is covered by Moen's limited lifetime warranty against drips and leaks. Should the faucet ever start to drip, Moen will supply the cartridge necessary to restore the faucet to original working conditions. The finish is also warrantied so if it should ever fade then they will replace the necessary parts. There's also a five year warranty on electronic operation for the original purchaser only.
4 Things to Keep In Mind When Shopping For Touchless Faucets
It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for a faucet for your kitchen or your bathroom; a great touchless faucet brings a lot of benefits. But there are things that you should keep in mind when shopping for one.
- Flowrate – the flow rate will determine how fast do you water comes out of your spigot. In most cases, modern faucets are limited by the new EPA regulations. That means you are looking at a 1.5 to 1.8 gallon per minute flow rate at most. However, features such as aeration can make it seem as though there is more water coming out and increase the cleaning power of the spray.
- Power Source – all touchless faucets require some sort of power. In most cases, this is through a battery box which holds up to 6 alkaline batteries. While the battery lifetime is usually about two years, if you don't want to have to remember to change batteries, look for a faucet that has an AC adapter.
- Mounting System – your touchless faucet is usually for a single-hole mounting. However, in most cases you can get an escutcheon which will allow you to adopt it for a three-hole mounting system. In some cases your faucets will come with additional accessories such as a soap dispenser. In that case, you may need to drill an additional hole, so be aware of that.
- Type of Sensor – There are three main types of sensors that are available for touchless faucets.
- Infrared - an infrared sensor is essentially a small infrared light next to the sensor. When your hand or another object gets close enough to it reflects the infrared light back and the sensor picks it up and activates the faucet.
- Touch-Sensitive - some touchless faucets actually allow you to touch them to activate the sensor. These faucets use capacitance to detect when you touch it. Essentially, when the faucet is installed it establishes a baseline capacitance level. When you touch it, that increases the capacitance level and the sensors detect that and activate, causing the water to start flowing. Likewise, when you touch it again the sensor trips and the water will turn off.
- Proximity Sensor - this is just a simple proximity sensor that is designed to detect when a person gets close. This can be an ultrasonic field that activates the sensor when you disrupt it, or just a simple presence sensor.
Purchasing a new faucet for your kitchen is a buying decision you’ll have to live with for a long time. The Moen faucet brand has a lot of options; comparing and contrasting the features only makes good sense. Here are the features of the Moen 87350ESRS so you can easily compare them to other options.
- 1.5 gpm flowrate
- Cartridge based system
- Mounts to single-hole or three-hole system
- 68-inch spray hose
- Uses 6 AA batteries (not included) or optional AC adaptor
- Motion sensing and Ready sensing
- Spray nozzle uses patented Reflex system for easy motion
- ADA compliant
- Moen Lifetime Limited Warranty
Moen faucets are a smart choice for any home owner. From the Lifetime Limited Warranty to the exceptional craftsmanship, they make a smart and attractive addition to any kitchen. If you’re still not sold on this model, we have multiple unbiased reviews for you to look at on both Moen touchless faucets and other manufacturers’ offerings. Let us help you get the best faucet for your needs.