The idea of getting a faucet that turned on and off with a simple touch was pretty exciting.
We do a lot of cooking at home and the one thing that is consistent is that the faucet gets pretty mucked up while we cook, and often some of the muck includes raw foods that would be better off not being on our kitchen surfaces while cooking.
I saw the Touch2O faucet from Delta Faucet as the perfect way to keep our kitchen more sanitary and make cooking just a little bit easier.
I almost thought I was wrong, but it all worked out in the end.
But before I get into that, take a look at before and after pictures of my kitchen and some photos of the installation process.
Before Delta Touch2O
I liked the looks of my old faucet for the most part. It did the job but for some reason we always had trouble getting it to turn off all the way.
It was nothing special but it did the job.
Delta Touch2O Installation
My husband is pretty handy and tackled the installation of the Delta Touch2O himself. Overall it took him less than an hour to get it setup and working. Because the Touch2O has the touch feature, it requires some wiring and a battery pack, but that didn’t seem to cause him any issues.
And he got it first try – no leaks!
After Delta Touch2O
As I mentioned before, my kitchen style is a combination of modern and traditional to create a “transitional” style. I love the Tuscan outdoor cafe feel with iron and grapes and wine combined with slick, shiny stainless steel. It’s still a work in progress, but I like the direction it is taking. The Delta Lewiston Touch2O faucet fit right into my kitchen.
The Lewiston Touch2O Faucet I selected from Delta Faucet not only has the Touch2O technology, it has a pull-out feature so it doesn’t need a separate sprayer. Mounted underneath the handle are two buttons to control the spray style, either full aerated center flow or a spray mode.
I love that I have the option of setting the faucet to spray. I use it to make rinsing fruits and vegetables easier, I can set the colander in the sink and not have to hold the sprayer while it rinses off my produce.
The Lewiston model also comes with a coordinating soap dispenser.
Using the Touch2O Technology
I have to admit that the touch feature of this faucet caused us a bit of trouble at first.
I caution you to ensure that the wire that leads to the battery pack does not touch the handle hose under the sink – the touch feature will act CRAZY.
So after install, double check and make sure that the wire is completely away from the hose and will not happen to contact the hose as you pull it out and put it back. We spent a good week thinking the touch feature wasn’t working right before we figure that out, so learn from our mistake.
Your faucet is not haunted!
To use the Touch2O technology, you set the handle to the temperature you want (we leave ours on cold by default so the kids don’t burn themselves) and then you simply touch anywhere on the faucet to toggle it on or off. The blue light at the base indicates that the touch feature is activated.
At first we kept forgetting about the touch feature and turning the handle off. It took awhile to get into a rhythm and remembering to leave the handle on. Now when one of us happens to turn it off, we are constantly tapping the faucet trying to figure out why the water isn’t turning on.
My husband is still trying to get the hang of pulling the handle out while the water is running without turning it off. I admit it’s a bit tricky but once you know how to do it (touch the faucet on both sides at the same time) it becomes second nature.
Well, if you are a woman it does.
If you are a man apparently it can’t be done…so he has to pull the handle out while the water is off, and it turns on as he pulls it out. Adapt and overcome!
Smart solution for our lifestyle
Overall this faucet not only looks great in my kitchen, it has really improved our routine. No matter how dirty our hands are, we can tap the faucet with a knuckle or wrist or even forearm to turn it on and not have to worry about cleaning or disinfecting the faucet later on. It has improved the speed at which we can prepare meals and means less cleanup afterwards.
The soap dispenser has come in handy because it means no ugly bottle sitting on the counter for when I hand wash items. It blends right in yet is right there for easy access. The container seems to hold quite a bit too so we aren’t refilling it too frequently.
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The Lewiston Touch2O faucet from Delta is a smart solution for our lifestyle, would a Touch2O faucet improve your routine?