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Pull Down vs. Pull Out Kitchen Sink Faucets

Choosing a kitchen sink faucet is an important part of the process of remodeling or designing a kitchen. However, with so many different kitchen faucet options including installation type, functionality and design, the idea can be overwhelming. One key factor when choosing a kitchen sink faucet is the type of spray hose. At the Weinstein Bath & Kitchen Showroom in Broomall, we aim to make it easier for our customers to choose a kitchen sink faucet that works best for their perfect kitchen.

Types of Kitchen Sink Faucets

To help with the selection process, we’ve laid out the pros and cons of each kitchen sink faucet, as well as provided information about today’s trending and popular options from leading manufacturers.


Throughout most of the history of the modern kitchen sink faucet, side sprays were the only spray option presented to homeowners or designers. Kitchen sink faucets were usually mounted on decks that covered three separate holes on top of the sink & often featured a fourth hole to the right which housed the side spray.

  • Pros: traditional & aesthetically pleasing, can work with all types of faucets, may be necessary to fill extra holes in sink or countertop
  • Cons: additional hole in countertop, spray is removed from temperature and can be difficult to use, less pressure than a built-in spray


Pull out faucets feature a spray head that can be pulled directly out of the faucet body. The spray heads usually come with a secondary spray function that is more powerful or concentrated for rinsing purposes. Pull out faucets can be used with undermount or top mounted kitchen sinks.

  • Pros: work great in small sinks or small kitchens, usually feature 180-degree or 360-degree swivel spouts, usually point into the center of the sink when stationary
  • Cons: usually low-arcing and harder to fill pots or do dishes, can be awkward to use, limited in number of unique designs


Pull down faucets are the current dominant trend in kitchen design. Known for their dramatic high arcs and stylish designs, pull down faucets are available in countless designs and finishes. Like their pull-out counterparts, pull down faucets usually feature one or more spray patterns, depending on what functionality the user is seeking.

  • Pros: most popular, can provide a design statement piece in a kitchen, widely available in many different styles and finishes, high arc allow for more workspace, usually feature the latest technology & innovations
  • Cons: can be too tall for certain kitchens, can create additional splashing in shallow kitchen sinks

Find the Perfect Faucet for Your Kitchen at Weinstein Bath & Kitchen Showroom

At Weinstein Bath & Kitchen Showroom in Broomall, we know choosing the right kitchen faucet can be overwhelming, but with the wide variety we have on display we make it as fun and easy as possible. Schedule an appointment today to get started on designing a new kitchen that you’ll love and our knowledgeable staff will help you determine which kitchen sink faucet is the right one for you.

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