Waterstone 5500-CH Annapolis Kitchen Faucet Review

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by Lisa Ward

Updated on: 12/31/2020

Product Overview

This beautiful faucet features many unique details that give it a signature look. The Waterstone 5500 Annapolis Kitchen Faucet Single Handle with Pull Out Spray in Chrome is a great choice for a kitchen that is all about style. The classic C-spout will give you extra clearance in the sink by elevating the source of your water.

Of course, this faucet comes with Waterstones positive lock pulldown handheld sprayer. Unlike the common toggle that you find on many faucets, this model uses as a lever that can be squeezed to shift from a single stream that is aerated for consistent flow to a sharper spray function. The single handle makes it easy to adjust the flow and temperature of the water, without causing a forceful stream that will splash back out of your sink.

The 5500 Annapolis will look great with cabinets that include chrome accessories or handles. The detailing on this faucet will make your sink faucet the focus of your kitchen. It has an old-world feel to the design and will compliment any high-end kitchen design or décor. Waterson includes their signature compass rose logo as a beautiful finishing touch.

Waterstone 5500-CHAnnapolis Kitchen Faucet

Waterstone 5500-CH Annapolis

  • Traditional C-Spout Design
  • Solid Brass or Stainless Steel Construction
  • 1.75 GPM flow rate
  • 13.89 pounds weight

What the Waterstone Name Means

Waterstone has been designing and manufacturing faucets since 1999, though they started with a focus on parts and pieces. The top quality of their parts quickly led them to begin making their own filtration faucets that were known for being some of the best quality available. Since these faucets were designed to provide filtered water in high-end kitchens, Waterstone saw the need to match their look with that of the standard kitchen faucet.

It was this recognition of a need for matching designs for high-end kitchens that led Waterstone to begin designing and creating entire suites of faucets. Waterstone now manufactures standard kitchen faucets, water filtration faucets, soap/lotion dispensers, side sprays, and air switches and gaps among other products to allow them to create a custom design in their kitchen that focuses on the kitchen sink.

Throughout its history, the Waterstone company has been focused on creating high-quality faucets using only the best parts. They also wanted to use the best labor to manufacture their faucets, so Waterstone has always built all of their products in the United States. When you choose a Waterstone faucet or suite, you can be sure that you are getting the best design that will meet your highest standards.

Positive Lock Pulldown

Waterstone’s positive lock pulldown is a one-of-a-kind system that uses carefully placed counterweights to allow you to pull the handheld sprayer down without it trying to snap back into place. It is another example of Waterstone’s willingness to think beyond existing technology and create a truly amazing experience for their customers. This faucet meets expectations that you may not have even thought to imagine.

When using the Annapolis 5500 kitchen faucet, you are able to pull down the sprayer and let go of it without it going anywhere. The specially designed counterbalance system will hold the hose so that it is extended to exactly however far you have pulled it out of the spout. The sprayer will not fall down into the sink, nor will it slither back into the c-shaped spout. It will simply hold it's position.

No Sag or Wobble

When you do decide that it’s time for the handheld sprayer to go back to the spout, simply lift it up. The weights will retract the hose allowing you to easily slot the sprayer back into place. The fit is tight and secure, so you won’t have to worry about it sagging or dropping into the sink. It also won’t wobble, wiggle, or sway when the water flows.

Waterstone created a secure mount that makes it easy to free the sprayer and equally easy to replace it. When it is in the home position, it is fully secure. It only takes a gentle pull to release it, though. From there you can pull the hose that is made using a flexible braided design out to let you reach every part of your kitchen sink.

Waterstone’s positive lock pulldown offers a flexibility that you may not have even realized you wanted, but now that it’s there, the possibilities are impressive. Imagine being able to let go of the sprayer to grab another dish without it pulling back and shooting water all over. Picture the freedom of pulling gently without having to tug against unbalanced counterweights. It is one of those little details that demonstrate that faucets from Waterstone are of high quality.


  • The beautiful design will add elegance to any kitchen
  • Built in the United States
  • Part of a suite of products that are all designed to look good together
  • Positive lock pulldown sprayer to avoid the sprayer getting pulled back into the spout before you’re ready


  • The attention to fine detail on this faucet may leave it looking out of place in a modern kitchen focused on clean lines and sharp corners.


If you are looking for a faucet that has well-crafted details in the design and want something that will match the rest of your high-end kitchen design, be sure to look at Waterstone. The Waterstone 5500 Annapolis Kitchen Faucet with Pull Out Spray is one of the highest quality faucets and has a charm that will draw the eye of your guests.

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.