As kitchen products manufacturers vie to make cooking and cleaning up as easy as possible, two companies have recently introduced faucets that allow busy cooks the freedom of hands-free operation.
Late last month, Grohe launched two hands-free kitchen faucets that operate via foot control technology that allows the user to switch the water flow on and off with a tap of the foot on an activation plate installed in the toe space of the cabinet.
Available on the company’s LadyLux 3 Café and K7 models, the enhancement frees hands for added maneuverability that also helps reduce the spread of germs and bacteria around the kitchen. In addition, because the activation plate can be installed anywhere along kitchen cabinets, users in wheelchairs can install the plate within a close arm’s reach—meaning a simple press of the plate will operate the faucet without an uncomfortable reach out of the chair to turn the faucet lever, the company says.
The LadyLux3 Café faucet has a transitional design statement that can fit into a variety of home aesthetics while the K7 is designed for cooking enthusiasts interested in restaurant-level performance and a professional look.
Manufacturer Cinaton also recently introduced a hands-free faucet that allows users to control water volume as well as temperature control via sensors. The K2002 pull-out faucet’s five strategically placed infrared sensors provide a full range of touch-free operation, the firm says.
Three user-defined settings are available for personalized convenience, while maximum temperature settings prevent an accidental scalding. With a sleek contemporary look, this faucet comes in polished nickel or brushed nickel and is ADA compliant and WaterSense certified. It comes with a five-year warranty and battery backup for power outages.