Why Should I Install a Pot Filler Faucet?
A pot-filler faucet is a faucet installed on the wall above your stove or the countertop near your stove. Its purpose is to make filling pots and other containers easier, and it’s a must-have for any home chef who spends a lot of time perfecting meals. Here are some benefits you’ll enjoy after installing a pot filler faucet in your kitchen.
The sink seems to be the place in the kitchen that gets dirtiest the fastest. While you’re cooking, it fills up with used dishes. When you need to squeeze a stock pot in there to get water, things can get messy fast. The pot might bump into those dirty dishes, or you might accidentally splash water all over the place.
Sometimes you leave the sink on while you turn around to do something else, and the pot you’re filling overflows. If it’s balanced on the edge of the sink because there’s no room for it anywhere else, you’ll reach for the mop before you can finish crafting your meal. Filling a pot at the stove reduces the potential for this mess and means you’re free to fill the sink with dirty dishes. As soon as you experience this convenience, you won’t want to go back to your old kitchen setup.
Good cooks know how hard it is to time a meal perfectly. You want everything to get done at just the right time so no dishes are cold or congealed when it’s time to serve them. Having to move from the stove to the sink to fill pots while you’re also sauteing vegetables or reducing sauces makes multitasking more difficult and puts your food at risk of burning.
Because it’s impractical to have a sous-chef in your home kitchen, a pot filler faucet is the next best thing. Stick the pasta or the potatoes on the stove to boil at just the right time without taking your eyes off the meat in the frying pan.
People who love to cook know how amazing it is to have gadgets that make the task more convenient and enjoyable. Instead of focusing on doing things the hard way, you can enjoy the parts that make it fun, such as trying new flavor combinations and recipes. All kinds of gadgets exist to add convenience to the kitchen, from food processors to electric kettles.
Because so many recipes start with a boiling pot of water, the pot filler faucet is a feature that will make your life in the kitchen so much easier. If you have your pots and pans hanging from a rack above the stove, imagine reaching up for one, popping it onto a burner, and filling it with water right there.
Water is heavy. One gallon of water weighs more than 8 pounds. Carrying stock pots full of water from the sink to the stove can cause muscle strain or even back injuries. Plus, if any water spills out of the pot, it can create a slip and fall risk.
Families with small children will especially understand the necessity of kitchen safety. Adding a pot filler faucet means you won’t be transporting pots from the sink to the stove while the kids are underfoot. The reduction in potential kitchen accidents, whether those be slips from spilled water or injuries from heavy pots, are major points in favor of pot filler faucets.
You can have a pot filler faucet that’s mounted on the counter next to your stove, called a deck-mounted faucet, or one that’s mounted on the wall above it called a wall-mounted faucet. Each has advantages to consider before you make a choice.
A deck-mounted faucet requires less mess during installation and can fill pots on the countertop or your stove. A wall-mounted pot filler faucet has an arm that swings and folds, allowing you to fill pots while they sit on the burners and to push the faucet flush with the wall when you’re not using it. This type saves space on the countertop — you just have to remember to push it back while you have the stove on so it doesn’t get splashed with food.
A professional plumber can install a pot filler faucet relatively quickly if the pipes in your walls are placed correctly. Even if they aren’t, a professional will know exactly how to extend your existing pipes during a remodel. While pot filler faucets are traditionally installed over the stove, you don’t have to place yours. Over the counter next to the stove can be just as convenient, especially if you get one with a long arm that can extend where you need it.
Pot filler faucets are attractive upgrades that give your kitchen a professional feel. When it comes time to sell your house, it’s the kind of detail dedicated home chefs will notice. Because you can get them in a variety of styles and finishes, it’s possible to match your current aesthetic or create a statement.
Plus, whether your kitchen is big or small, filling pots, kettles, and watering cans is easier at a faucet dedicated to this task than it is to maneuver these containers into the sink. Home design trends are all about a nice blend of convenience and aesthetics, and pot filler faucets hit both marks beautifully.
Allied Plumbing & Heating Co provides you with a cultivated selection of pot filler faucets to ensure you get the design that matches your kitchen and has the functionality you need. For more than 30 years, we’ve been supplying contractors and DIY-ers in the Chicago area with the very best in kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Contact us, or come to 6949 W. Irving Park Rd. to see our showroom yourself so you can envision the perfect pot filler faucet for your kitchen. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you have and make recommendations.