Walter Shillington writes about products he knows firsthand. His articles focus on healthcare, electronics, watches, and household items.
I decided to replace my elderly kitchen faucet with one that worked better—one that didn’t drip when I turned it off—and was more appealing to the eye.
Pricing would not pose a problem. The cheapest replacement could be purchased for $23.00, and there were hundreds of faucets within my $100.00 budget.
What I really wanted was one of those tall spring-loaded faucets that looked equally at home in a busy restaurant or a fancy home-based kitchen. These devices typically come equipped with a pull-down sprayer and various other useful features.
After checking out what was available on Amazon, I ordered the Watersong Spring Kitchen Sink Faucet.
This faucet, which is 19.8 inches in height, hovers above a 9.7-inch brushed stainless-steel deck plate.
The faucet’s main pillar rises eight inches and includes a handle that controls water flow and adjusts the ratio of hot and cold water.
Connected above is the unit’s 2.5-inch upper pillar. An attached 7-inch stainless-steel shaft runs perpendicular to the pillar, terminating in a fitting intended to hold the faucet’s sprayer in place. This pillar can be easily swiveled, allowing the faucet to swing over a double set of sinks.
A thick and sturdy stainless-steel spring rises from the upper pillar and curves forward and down toward the sprayer holder.
The bottom section of this faucet fits through the deck plate and the back of the sink. It is held in position by a gasket, washer, and locking nut.
A hot and cold-water line extends from the bottom of the faucet and can be quickly connected to the appropriate water source.
The water output controlled by the faucet’s handle is fed to a line that terminates a few inches below the bottom of the faucet. When assembling, this line can be quickly and easily be connected to the fourth and final water line.
This final water line leaves the main pillar and feeds through the upper pillar and spring. It terminates at the sprayer. This line is quite lengthy, providing the ability to pull the sprayer free from its holder when cleaning vegetables. A weighted ball is attached to the bottom of this water line. This weight provides pressure on the line, preventing it from stretching to full length unless pulled.
The standard sprayer can be set to three different types of streams. It can easily be unscrewed and replaced with an accessory sprayer with its own set of water streams.
WaterSong is trademarked by the Kaiping Jumel Sanitary Technology Co.
- Brand: WaterSong
- Item Weight: 3 kilograms (6.69 pounds)
- Mount: Deck plate
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Finish type: Brushed
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel
- Spout Height: 13 centimeters (5.12 Inches)
- Spout Reach: 20.9 centimeters (8.2 inches)
- Maximum Flow Rate: 1.8 Gallons Per Minute
- Number of Handles: 1
- Number Of Holes: 1
- Rotation: 360 degrees
- Sprayer head: 1 attached plus alternative
- Main head modes: Stream, rain, and spray
- Alternate head modes: Stream, rain, spray, and flake
- Overall height: 50 centimeters (19.8 inches)
- Extendable sprayer reach: Approximately 1 foot
No design that includes a heavy spring—even one composed of stainless steel—can be considered classic. The WaterSong faucet, however, does display a rather charming industrial appeal. One could easily imagine this faucet perched atop the sink of a busy restaurant kitchen. It most definitely provides a bold and assertive aspect to my kitchen counter.
This device is composed mainly of stainless steel and appears to be designed to withstand years of hard use.
My old faucet could produce a solid stream of hot and cold water or a mixture of both. Its spout could be shoved from its position above one sink to the other when required.
The WaterSong faucet is fitted with several additional features. Instead of a spout, it is equipped with a sprayer that can produce a stream, a rain effect, or a spray when the appropriate button is held firmly. This sprayer can be replaced with a secondary unit with its own set of streams.
Those that like a lot of suds—such as myself—will select the rain mode when filling the sink. The spray mode packs a punch, efficiently removing the residual food that sticks stubbornly to plates.
While it required force to shove the spout of my last faucet from one sink to the other, the upper portion of the WaterSong can be shifted anywhere within its arc by the pressure of a single finger.
The sprayer of this device may be pulled free of its holder and significantly extended. This allows a quick cleanup of the interior of my sink. It is also handy when cleaning vegetables.
Someone who knows what they are doing could probably hook this faucet up in less than 15 minutes.
I, however, was installing the faucet through the elderly counter of a very old house. While the main opening in the sink was of the correct size, the wood boarding beneath was pierced by a larger hole. The gasket slipped inside the hole, and the faucet’s washer and locknut ended up angled partway inside the opening.
I solved this problem by inverting the original faucet’s deck plate and shoving all the water lines through its circular opening. Then I pushed the deck plate upward until it lay flat against the wooden boarding with the bottom end of the faucet protruding through its opening. When I installed the gasket, washer, and locknut, the old deck plate was squeezed firmly against the boarding, providing the support required by the faucet.
It was also very cramped beneath the counter, providing little room to work with my wrench. Despite this series of difficulties and pitifully poor plumbing skills, I completed the job in about 90 minutes.
Of all the items I’ve reviewed this year, three of them stand out. One was a robotic vacuum that could also effectively mop my floor. The second was an air fryer. I still scratch my head in puzzlement, wondering how I managed to survive without one of those gadgets.
This faucet is the third. It looks great, is well built, and includes many handy features that ensure my dishwashing and cleanup is quickly and effectively completed. If you are searching for a versatile faucet capable of handling the dirtiest of dishes, take a close look at the Watersong Pull-out Spring Kitchen Faucet.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Walter Shillington