A kitchen faucet of one kind or another has been in kitchens almost ever since there have been kitchens and despite all the modern technology of today, they will probably still remain a major feature in any kitchen for many years to come. Of course, though that does not mean that all kitchens look the same or even that all the kitchen faucets look the same because they don’t there are many different styles of kitchen and always an increasing number of different faucet styles to choose from when designing a kitchen’s layout.
The first faucets which are known to exist date back to 1700BC on the Island of Crete and are from the Minoan Palace of Knossos and featured faucets of gold, silver or marble and had terra cotta-based piping. During the Roman Empire days between 1000 BC – 476 AD, the Romans also used silver faucets but their fittings were made of gold or marble and sometimes both. The Romans used lead for their piping and these faucets were used at their public bathhouses.
It is not just Al Moen designed faucets available today though and so before buying and it is perhaps best to visit a website which reviews the best kitchen faucets available today and that way you can ensure that you get not only a faucet which looks good but also one which is effective and efficient and can perhaps not allow you to suffer the misfortune of Al Moen and scald your hands.
There are several review sites online for kitchen faucets and most of them will have reviewed a wide range of different ones, enabling them to make certain recommendations but of course, they are only recommendations as many people’s views are not always the same. The sites do however usually offer you the opportunity to compare prices from one brand to another but there can be considerable differences in prices depending on the type of faucet you prefer, however, most of today’s modern faucets are very efficient as well as being very effective. Often the type of faucet you have in your kitchen can make a difference as to how comfortable you feel in that kitchen.