Pfister GT529-FLS Lita Xtract Kitchen Faucet Review

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Pfister GT529-FLS Lita Xtract Kitchen Faucet

  • 1.8 GPM Flow Rate
  • 1.0 GPM in Filter Mode
  • 3 Function Pull-Down Sprayer

Product Overview

This kitchen faucet offers an in-line filtration system to offer you clear and refreshing water for your hydration needs without worrying about different contaminants. This is a single-hole mount, but you can get an optional escutcheon or deck plate to allow you to install it on a three-hole sink. The faucet has a high arc, with the top of the spigot reaching 16-23/32 inches above the mounting height. The outlet is 9 inches from the base, and 8-29/32 inches high, letting you fill those big pots with ease.

This faucet also has a sprayer attachment at the outlet. It extends outward and is designed to allow you to stretch and point it with ease. There are two different spray settings. When you first turn the sprayer on, it will be in stream mode. Press the lower button on the rear of the sprayer to activate the spray mode. To turn it back to stream, press the top button. A second press of the top button will turn the sprayer off.

This is a single-handle model with the control mounted on the side. To turn on the water, move the handle away from the faucet. The temperature is controlled by pulling the handle towards and away from you. The more you move it towards you, the hotter the water gets. If you want to use the filter, push the handle away from you to get cold filtered water.

When installing the faucet, it is recommended that you install the inline filter underneath the cabinet along one of the side walls to allow for easy access. The filter should be changed every six months, or when 300 gallons has been filtered, whichever occurs soonest. This model uses the GE Replacement Filter model FQK2J. While it does filter out contaminants like lead and mercury, as well as chlorine taste, it is not a purifier and will not make unpotable water safe to drink.

The warranty on this faucet is a lifetime limited warranty against drips and leaks. It also covers the finish. The filter assembly is warrantied for a year, while the filters each have a one month warranty.

The Cost of Filtered Water

A home filtration kit is a great way to ensure that you get filtered water without the environmental impact and high cost of bottled water. After all, bottled water comes in single-use containers, and must be recycled. But even though people know that, nearly five out of six bottles don’t make it to the proper recycling plant. When you consider that nearly 35 billion plastic bottles are thrown away every year in the United States, the hidden cost of bottled water is apparent.

But how much can filtering your water at home really save you when it comes to your wallet? Let’s look at some concrete numbers. If you purchase this model of kitchen faucet and four filters, the cost is estimated at about $675 for the first year. Replacement filters cost roughly $20 each, so a year’s supply is $80. So each year after your initial purchase, you have to spend $80 plus the cost of the water. Take for example, Midland, Texas. The cost of water is $21.61 for 2000 gallons of water. That’s about 92 cents per gallon. That’s $265.88 per year for 289 gallons (6-16.9 fluid ounce bottles over a year) So, a total of $345.88 per year after the initial cost.

On the other hand, a bottle of purified water costs about a dollar if purchased individually. When purchased as multi-packs, you can expect to pay about $0.50 per bottle. So, six bottles of water per day would cost $3. Over the course of that first year, you can spend roughly $1095, and the same every year after that. That much water is about 289 gallons.

So you can see that the inline water purifier already saves you an enormous amount of money that first year; roughly $420. That’s almost enough to pay for the faucet itself. The second year and every year after that, the savings gets even more extreme. You’re going to save nearly $750 just on your bottled and purified water alone.

  • Source First Year Second Year Third Year and Beyond
  • Bottled Water @ $0.50 each, 6 bottles/day $1095 $1095 $1095
  • Purified Water $675 (purchase of faucet plus filters) $345.88(4 filters per year) $345.88
  • Savings $420 $749.12 $749.12

It’s easy to see how much money you’re going to be saving, but don’t forget about the reduced environmental impact as well.

Features

Shopping for a kitchen faucet is a long-term investment and we understand that. That’s why we strive to provide unbiased reviews for you. It’s also why we list the important features at the end, so you can compare and contrast with our other Pfister kitchen faucet reviews to get the best one for your lifestyle.

  • 1.8 gpm unfiltered
  • 1.0 gpm filtered
  • Filter Replacement: FQK2J
  • Stainless Steel Finish
  • Single-Hole mount
    • Triple-hole adaptable with base plate sold separately
  • Filters out the following:
    • Lead & Mercury
    • Select pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides
    • Chlorine taste and smell
    • Reduces the following pharmaceuticals:
      • Atrazine, Lindane, Toxaphene, Atenol, Carbamazepine, Trimethoprim, Linuron, Estrone, and Nonyl Phenol
  • Filter Life: 6 months or 300 gallons
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty against Leaks, Drips, and Finish

Conclusion

This Pfister single-handled kitchen faucet is a great option. With the clean lines, high filtered water flow rate, and clean stainless steel finish. But if you aren’t completely sure, or if you want to take a look at some of the motion sensor kitchen faucets available, we have you covered with more reviews and in-depth buying guides. With our help, you can make sure you’re getting the best kitchen faucet for your needs.

PRODUCTS
DETAILS

Pfister GT529-FLS Lita Xtract Kitchen Faucet

  • 1.8 GPM Flow Rate
  • 1.0 GPM in Filter Mode
  • 3 Function Pull-Down Sprayer

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.