Q: I like the concept of touchless kitchen faucets and want to install one, but I want more than just that one feature if I’m going to upgrade. What other options are available when making the move to an electronic kitchen faucet?
A: A touchless faucet is a great addition to any kitchen, especially if you do a lot of hands-on food preparation and you want to keep the faucet a little cleaner. And now that these electronic faucet models have been on the market for a while, some other nice options are also available.
You can find faucets that include LED status indicator lights, bypass water controls (in case of power loss), voice-control faucet activation with preset fill measurements, and Wi-Fi and smartphone pairing to display water-use information and notifications.
Bottom line: If you decide to install a new touchless kitchen faucet, chances are you’ll find other “handy” features, as well.
Ed Del Grande is a master plumber, contractor and author. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.