17 best faucets for bath, shower, kitchen and washbasin

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The modern mixer has ceased to be an exclusively plumbing device for obtaining the optimal water flow in terms of temperature and pressure. Many owners of apartments and houses pay close attention to design when buying. The range of mixers has significantly expanded, not only due to the attempts of manufacturers to satisfy all design fantasies, but also due to the emergence of a division of the model range by purpose. Today, faucets are used not only in kitchen sinks or in the bathroom, but there is a separate group for washbasins, bidets, showers. In each case, it is necessary to choose a mixer taking into account the purpose and requirements for functionality.

Mixer selection criteria

  1. First of all, it is worth deciding on the material from which the device is made. It is best to avoid plastic or silumin products. The greatest durability of the mixer is provided by brass, bronze and stainless steel. Non-ferrous alloys are always subjected to galvanic chrome plating, stainless steel is sometimes simply polished well.

  2. There are several different types of valves available for mixing hot and cold water. Traditional valves are less and less common when it is necessary to regulate the pressure of each type of water. Today, the most popular are single-lever designs, where by turning the joystick up / down and left / right you can quickly achieve the desired pressure and temperature.

  3. Increasingly, manufacturers began to install useful options in faucets. The aerator saturates the water with oxygen, making the stream even and soft. The thermostat allows you to automatically maintain the water temperature within the specified range. Many models have an economical mode of operation, which reduces water consumption.

  4. When choosing a mixer, you should pay attention to the package bundle. Not all models are equipped with fasteners, flexible hoses, shower heads. And this will entail not only a waste of time looking for missing accessories, but additional financial costs.

The best mixers are included in our review. When selecting applicants for inclusion in the rating, factors such as purpose, functionality, price, expert opinion and consumer reviews were taken into account.

Rating of the best mixers

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best Bath Faucets 1 Grohe Grohtherm 1000 New 34155003 RUB 12,200
2 WasserKRAFT Wern 4201 RUB 8,361
3 Hansgrohe Talis S2 32440000 RUB 10 618
4 WasserKRAFT Lossa 1201 6 670 RUB
5 Lemark Luna LM4145C RUB 10,510
Best kitchen faucets 1 Grohe Eurosmart Cosmopolitan RUB 4340
2 Jacob Delafon Carafe E18865 RUB 23,313
3 Hansgrohe Focus E 31806000 RUB 6,965
4 ZorG Grantis SZR-1339F-A RUB 12,314
Best shower faucets 1 Grohe Grohtherm-1000 34143000 RUB 11,340
2 Hansgrohe Ecostat 13116000 RUB 10,252
3 Oras Nova 7460 RUB 8 666
The best washbasin faucets (washbasin) 1 WasserKRAFT Aller 1063 RUB 4,580
2 Grohe Concetto 32629 RUB 8 620
3 Grohe Eurodisk Joystick 23425000 RUB 6 480
4 RAVAK Rosa RS 011.00 RUB 4,984
Best universal mixer 1 WasserKRAFT Aller 1062L RUB 8 687

Best Bath Faucets

A mixer is an integral part of every bathroom. These models are equipped with spouts and shower heads with hoses. Several successful models have come to the attention of our experts:

Grohe Grohtherm 1000 New 34155003

Rating: 4.9

Grohe Grohtherm 1000 New 34155003

The leader in the rating among bath mixers is the Grohe Grohtherm 1000 New. The experts believe that the main advantages of the product are the famous German quality and a rich set of functions. Despite the high price, the mixer is in steady demand among domestic users. It is equipped with a thermostat and aerator. These options split the water stream, making it softer and more even. The outer surface is reliably isolated from streams of hot water, so the case always remains cool. The left handle has a special lock to prevent accidental scalding.

The chrome-plated coating provides reliable protection of the metal body from corrosion. It is scratch-resistant and effectively repels dirt.

Advantages

  • high quality;

  • thermostat;

  • aerator;

  • scalding protection.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

WasserKRAFT Wern 4201

Rating: 4.8

WasserKRAFT Wern 4201

Its striking design combined with an affordable price has put the WasserKRAFT Wern 4201 mixer on the second place in the ranking. The product from Germany has a single-lever design and a short spout. A plastic aerator is installed inside the case, which evenly distributes the water flow. There is an automatic push-button switch to switch to shower mode. The model is equipped with a ceramic cartridge. This mixer loses to the winner due to the lack of a thermostat and protection from scalding.

The body of the model is made of chrome-plated brass. Includes a 3-position anti-scale shower head, 1.5 m metal hose and wall bracket.

Advantages

  • affordable price;

  • aerator;

  • full set.

disadvantages

  • lack of a thermostat;

  • short switch for shower.

Hansgrohe Talis S2 32440000

Rating: 4.7

Hansgrohe Talis S2 32440000

Another German mixer Hansgrohe Talis S2 is among the top three in the rating. This single lever model is made of durable chrome-plated brass. Over time, the shiny surface does not fade, lime streaks and dirt can be easily removed from it. Thanks to the eccentrics, the manufacturer has achieved good sound absorption. A ceramic cartridge is responsible for the smooth rotation of the handle. The presence of a fixing system increases the service life of the product.

The mixer has a number of modern options. In order not to accidentally burn yourself, a temperature limiter is provided. A special valve prevents backflow of water. An aerator is installed to soften the water and saturate it with oxygen. No limescale build-up on the silicone nozzles.

Advantages

  • temperature limiter;

  • aerator;

  • silicone nozzles.

disadvantages

  • lack of a thermostat.

WasserKRAFT Lossa 1201

Rating: 4.7

WasserKRAFT Lossa 1201

The WasserKRAFT Lossa mixer is on sale at the most attractive price. Affordability is combined with good quality, which became the determining factor for getting into the rating. The model has a two-handed design, ceramic crane trailers with a 90 degree rotation are designed to work smoothly for 20 years. The product compares favorably with competitors by the ability to work even at zero pressure. The body is made of brass with a copper content of more than 59%, which is beneficial for strength and durability.

The mixer has such a useful option as an aerator. It is made of silicone so that no limescale builds up on the surface. The set includes a watering can with a 3-position system, a metal hose (1.5 m) and a wall holder.

Advantages

  • quality material;

  • the ability to work at zero pressure;

  • silicone aerator;

  • low price.

disadvantages

  • limited functionality.

Lemark Luna LM4145C

Rating: 4.6

Lemark Luna LM4145C

One built-in model Lemark Luna LM4145C got into the top five of the best mixers. For horizontal installation, 3 mounting holes are used. The model is equipped with an aerator that oxygenates the water and makes the stream even and soft. The chrome-plated brass body has an eco-cartridge that saves water consumption. The push button switch is compact and can be manually locked. The manufacturer is confident in the quality of its product, so a 10-year free service has been introduced on the faucets.

The model is equipped with such accessories as a 1-position watering can, a metal hose (2 m) and a plumb line.

Advantages

  • built-in construction;

  • eco cartridge;

  • aerator;

  • 10 year free service.

disadvantages

  • narrow eyeliner;

  • small set of functions.

Best kitchen faucets

Kitchen faucets for every housewife must perform specific tasks. Some require a high spout, others choose models that can be used on a two-section sink. We have selected some interesting products.

Grohe Eurosmart Cosmopolitan

Rating: 4.9

Grohe Eurosmart Cosmopolitan

German kitchen faucet Grohe Eurosmart Cosmopolitan won the rating thanks to its combination of low price and good design. The single lever model is made of chrome-plated brass. Thanks to the quick installation system with centering rail and flexible connection type, the mixer can be easily installed on the sink. There is a high spout for ease of use. The experts praised the combination of durable technology and modern design. The ceramic cartridge allows smooth rotation of the lever throughout the entire service life.

Thrifty owners will like the efficiency of the mixer. The manufacturer has provided a setting for a minimum consumption of 5.8 l / min.

Advantages

  • convenient adjustment of pressure and temperature;

  • stylish design;

  • easy installation;

  • low price.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Jacob Delafon Carafe E18865

Rating: 4.8

Jacob Delafon Carafe E18865

The second line of our rating was taken by a mixer from France Jacob Delafon Carafe E18865. The model is ahead of many competitors due to the built-in filter for deep water purification. One lever is responsible for supplying tap water, and when the second lever is turned on, access for the filtered liquid is opened. The spout with an elongated shape is very convenient for washing dishes and filling tall pots. It can be swiveled, allowing comfortable work with two-part sinks.

The brass construction is well protected against corrosion with a chrome plating. Additional features include aerator and built-in diverter. The latter option allows you to connect the dishwasher without altering the water supply.

Advantages

  • Beautiful design;

  • high spout;

  • built-in filter;

  • aerator.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Hansgrohe Focus E 31806000

Rating: 4.7

Hansgrohe Focus E 31806000

Ergonomics and precise dimensions are the hallmarks of the Hansgrohe Focus E kitchen mixer. User reviews helped the product to get into the top three of the rating, where they praise the comfortable operation of the model. The high spout (155 mm) with 360-degree rotation allows you to conveniently wash large dishes or fill tall pots with water. The mixer can be used with instantaneous water heaters, the maximum water temperature is 90 ° C. The device works perfectly in the pressure range from 1 to 6 bar, and the approximate flow rate at 3 bar is 12 l / min.

Despite the low price, the manufacturer managed to complete the model with an aerator with silicone inserts and a ceramic cartridge. The set includes 2 flexible leads 40 cm long and fasteners.

Advantages

  • simplicity of design;

  • aesthetic design;

  • rich equipment.

disadvantages

  • limited functionality;

  • fragility.

ZorG Grantis SZR-1339F-A

Rating: 4.6

ZorG Grantis SZR-1339F-A

The most important advantage of the ZorG Grantis SZR-1339F-A kitchen sink is its versatility. Thanks to the use of stainless steel as a material, the model is suitable for different sinks. The product is not afraid of the influence of sunlight, the shiny surface is preserved for many years. The mixer is resistant to mechanical stress. The manufacturer has provided for the possibility of connecting a drinking filter. For this, there are two channels through which, without mixing, ordinary and filtered water enters the spout. There are two levers to control the channels.

Both channels are equipped with an aerator and a ceramic cartridge contains disc plates. The connection is made using a flexible hose.

Advantages

  • made of stainless steel;

  • two-channel system;

  • efficient aeration system.

disadvantages

  • poor equipment.

Best shower faucets

Shower faucets stand out for their special style. Among the wide variety there are representatives of this category, attractive in terms of functionality and price.

Grohe Grohtherm-1000 34143000

Rating: 4.9

Grohe Grohtherm-1000 34143000

Grohe Grohtherm-1000 shower faucets are very popular among domestic homeowners. Experts agree with the opinion of consumers, giving the model the first line of the rating. The mixer has a number of convenient features. The built-in thermostat maintains the set temperature regardless of the water pressure. Dirt filters and backflow protection are also available.

There are two handles for adjusting the water jet, which are made of durable plastic and covered with a shiny chrome layer. The left valve is responsible for the temperature of the water, and the right valve (equipped with a button for economical flow) regulates the force of the jet. The model is equipped with a built-in filter, but there is no shower head and spout included.

Advantages

  • Beautiful design;

  • built-in thermostat and filter;

  • check valve;

  • S-shaped eccentrics.

disadvantages

  • poor equipment.

Hansgrohe Ecostat 13116000

Rating: 4.8

Hansgrohe Ecostat 13116000

Despite its lower price and many functions, the Hansgrohe Ecostat mixer did not manage to become the leader in the ranking. The reason for this was the users who revealed some shortcomings during the operation. But still it is worth noting some of the advantages of the model. It is equipped with a thermostat with a 40 ° C fuse. The manufacturer took care of safety while taking a shower by installing a water temperature limiter. For comfortable washing, noise-canceling eccentrics are used. The faucet has an Ecostop button that limits the water flow from 20 to 10 l / min.

Chrome plated brass was used for the mixer. Despite this, the design was not entirely reliable. Consumer complaints relate mainly to the operation of the thermostat cartridge and knobs.

Advantages

  • Beautiful design;

  • quiet work;

  • comfortable handles.

disadvantages

  • not a reliable thermostat;

  • poor fixation of the temperature knob.

Oras Nova 7460

Rating: 4.7

Oras Nova 7460

The Oras Nova 7460 shower mixer managed to get into the top three of the rating due to the optimal combination of price and quality. The Finnish manufacturer used brass for the construction. The metal surface is protected by chrome plating. The double-lever control system allows you to select the most suitable operating modes. A ball cartridge is used as a shut-off valve. Thanks to the quick installation system, the installation process will take a little time.

However, the package lacks such a useful option as an aerator. The mixer is sold without a watering can and a spout, which will require additional costs from the user.

Advantages

  • low price;

  • double-lever control system;

  • thermostat;

  • fast assembly system.

disadvantages

  • there is no aerator;

  • sold without watering can and spout.

The best washbasin faucets (washbasin)

When the washbasin is located far from the bathroom, you have to install a separate mixer on the washbasin. Usually such a device has a compact size and a fixed spout. The experts have selected several attractive samples.

WasserKRAFT Aller 1063

Rating: 4.9

WasserKRAFT Aller 1063

The WasserKRAFT Aller model is the winner of the rating in the basin mixers category. Among the main advantages of the product, experts point out an affordable price and impeccable German quality. The rectangular shape of the case looks stylish in combination with a fixed spout 87 mm long. The model has standard dimensions of 143×109 mm. The connection of the water supply system to the body is carried out by means of a flexible hose.

The mixer also attracts with the presence of such a useful function as an aerator for leveling the stream. Water flow is controlled by one lever. A high-quality ceramic cartridge plays the role of a shut-off valve in the mixer.

Advantages

  • attractive appearance;

  • excellent workmanship;

  • convenient operation;

  • flexible hoses included;

  • acceptable price.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Grohe Concetto 32629

Rating: 4.8

Grohe Concetto 32629001

The Grohe Concetto mixer has a classic shape and an unusual type of lever. Thanks to the combination of aesthetics and modern technology, the model earned a high place in the ranking. One of the modern technologies is used in the manufacture of the cartridge, which has a positive effect on the smoothness and precision of the lever control. Another innovation is used to obtain a mirrored chrome finish. Another innovation is implemented in the aerator, it makes the water pressure uniform, and the consumption is minimal.

The manufacturer did not forget about safety, for which he equipped the product with a thermostat. A special valve prevents backflow of water. The set includes hoses for connecting to the water supply.

Advantages

  • application of modern technologies;

  • high level of security;

  • high-quality assembly.

disadvantages

  • bulky view.

Grohe Eurodisk Joystick 23425000

Rating: 4.7

Grohe Eurodisk Joystick 23425000

The Grohe Eurodisk Joystick mixer differs from the competition with its unusual control lever design. It is designed as a joystick and is located at the top of the case. In combination with a shiny chrome finish, the model has a mesmerizing effect on customers. In addition to the look, the experts praised the functionality. The aerator does not retain lime deposits. GROHE EcoJoy is a water-saving technology (5.7 l / min). The integrated GROHE SilkMove cartridge ensures smooth adjustment. The quick installation system simplifies the mixer installation process.

With this equipment, the model could claim the first line of the rating, if not for the quality. Users complain about the poor performance of the joystick already a month after the start of operation.

Advantages

  • unique design;

  • stylish design;

  • economical water consumption.

disadvantages

  • rapid wear of the lever pivot mechanism.

RAVAK Rosa RS 011.00

Rating: 4.6

RAVAK Rosa RS 011.00

The mixer RAVAK Rosa RS 011.00 is a part of the whole bathroom collection of the Czech manufacturer. It matches perfectly with the Rosa washbasin. However, the sleek exterior will easily blend in with other interiors. Specialists consider a feature of the model to be rounded shapes, which are in harmony with compact dimensions. The massive control lever is practically equal in size to the 11.3 cm spout. The body is made of brass, with chrome as a protective coating. The ceramic cartridge ensures smooth and durable faucet operation.

The product can be quickly installed on the washbasin, since the kit includes a flexible hose, as well as a stem and a waste valve. At a low price, it was not possible to place higher in the rating of this model due to the lack of such modern options as aerator or economy mode.

Advantages

  • affordable price;

  • interesting design;

  • high-quality assembly.

disadvantages

  • limited functionality.

Best universal mixer

In small bathrooms, where the washbasin rises next to the bathtub, it is most profitable to install universal faucets. They have a long swivel spout that allows you to take water treatments in the bathtub and washbasin. There are not very many universal models on sale.

WasserKRAFT Aller 1062L

Rating: 4.9

WasserKRAFT Aller 1062L

The only representative of universal mixers worthy of rating, according to experts, is the WasserKRAFT Aller 1062L model. It has a reasonable price and wide functionality. The device is made of durable brass, which is reliably protected from corrosion by a chrome plating. The product has a mirror-like shine, resistant to mechanical stress. Eccentrics are supplied to fix the mixer to the pipes. The set also includes a shower head with a hose, a swivel spout, a wall holder.

Of the options, experts note the built-in silicone aerator, which ensures an even distribution of the stream. The water flow is controlled by a ceramic rotary switch and the shut-off valve is a Spanish cartridge.

Advantages

  • wide functionality;

  • mirror surface;

  • full set.

disadvantages

  • not detected.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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