Touch Faucet Video. Watch it work.

So you don’t know if you really need a touch faucet. You have questions. Concerns. Queries.

I didn’t think I needed one either, but now that I have one there’s a little bit of elation that runs through my body every time I turn on the tap to wash salmonella, virus, grime, dirt, destruction or evidence off of my hands. There are practical reasons for owning a touch faucet which I’ll get into in a minute, but for someone as easily amused as myself the sheer fun of it is reason enough to buy one.

You can touch the Brizo tap anywhere and it will turn on or off. And any body part will do the trick. But don’t tell the man in your life that for obvious reasons.

 

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Oh, O.K. in case they aren’t obvious to you, you can’t tell your husband/boyfriend/son/spousal equivalent because you just know you’re going to come home with friends one day and he’s going to be up on a stool in the middle of the kitchen trying to turn the faucet on and off with his meat and potatoes. It’s just the way boys are. They can’t help it.

There’s no need for wiring. It just installs like a regular faucet and has a small battery pack that runs the touch feature.

In terms of practicality the benefits of a touch faucet are astonishing. If your hands are covered in meat juice (actual meat just from say a roast, not “meat & potatoes” juice) you never have to touch the handle of the faucet to turn it on, therefore you aren’t at risk of cross contamination. You just whack the faucet with your forearm or any other part of your body that doesn’t have meat juice on it and you’re good.

If you come inside from digging in the dirt you can turn the faucet on without touching it and getting it filthy with dirt.

If your hands are full, (with say a 25 pound turkey or vase of flowers or vase of turkey) you can turn the faucet on without having to put anything down.

After owning the faucet for a while I discovered a few additional benefits as well. If you leave the water running, it automatically turns off after about 2 minutes. So no fear of your sink ever overflowing.

If you keep your hand on the faucet to say spin the faucet around to wash out the sink the faucet stays on. It only goes on and off if you give it a small tap. Holding it doesn’t affect it so it isn’t always turning on and off on you.

I promised you a video of the faucet in action last week and here it is …

 

 

Want one now? You can get it for $300 (free shipping) right here.
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53 Comments

  1. Tracy says:

    “not ‘meat and potatoes’ juice…” good one, Karen!

  2. Becky says:

    I was wondering if your nose would work.. thanks for answering that for me. Now I can sleep lol

  3. Raymonde says:

    This is what it says on your Amazon link:

    Currently unavailable.
    We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.

    So, basically, you’re just messing with us…

  4. Auntiepatch says:

    LOVE the bare foot!

  5. Debbie says:

    No water was harmed in the making of this video. Love it and the mason jar soap dispenser. Way cool!

  6. Karen too says:

    The “kiss off” was my favourite!

  7. Cred says:

    Amazing! I’m so envious.

  8. Diane says:

    I want one. I really really really want one. I just told the man that’s the next big gift. (He doesn’t do gifts) – Love that thing. I might have to tell him he can use his meat and potatoes on it. ONCE

  9. Grammy says:

    I love that faucet. My husband, The Old Fart, would most certainly try the demonstration you describe, but after he lost his balance and fell backwards and embarrassed himself he most likely wouldn’t try it again.

    The automatic shut-off is a real selling point — The Old Fart is always turning the faucet on and walking away (can’t hear it running) and I never know how long it’s been going when I come in from playing in the dirt. It’s never overflowed, just irks me.

  10. Debbie D says:

    Love it! That is quite a reach with the foot. I see the Rockettes in his future……

  11. Tigersmom says:

    So glad to see that you are happy with your new toys. : )

  12. marilyn says:

    my sis has one too..its on our list when we do our kitchen

  13. mayr says:

    You are so awesomely bawdy and hilarious girl.
    AND, if I see anyone leave WATER running for TWO ENTIRE MINUTES with no action going on underneath it, I send the psychic ghost of Monsieur Jacques Cousteau to haunt and disturb your slumber. Or I get shrill and shriek ” What would Jacques say?”
    Water ? Finite anyone?

  14. Dagmar says:

    OMG…mine jumps on top of our bathroom counter all the time to wash his unmentionables after every bathroom trip. It drives me up the wall. When you described it in the kitchen, I just about dropped dead. I think I would booby trap the hell out of that place and never let him enter that kitchen EVER EVER again. Thank goodness the counter is higher, and he has a bad back. Sorry, TMI ?

  15. jainegayer says:

    Loved the faucet, loved the comments and Dagmar, I will never get that visual out of my head! LMAO!!

  16. Denise says:

    We have one in our kitchen sink and enjoy it for the most part. (They can be purchased for a lot less than $300 too, ours is a different style). There are drawbacks … cats can accidentally turn it on, you have to use another body part if you are washing dishes in rubber gloves and turn it on and off to rinse (I use my nose – don’t judge me, it is always handy!), when I go other places I always touch their faucet automatically (multiple times, cause I’m a slow learner) and surprisingly it is a hard habit to break! 😀

    • Ginny says:

      I was going to ask Karen if her cats had learned to turn it on yet. I have one kitty that would spend hours doing that!

  17. Denise says:

    I’m dying over the “meat and potatoes juice”, I can’t believe you went there….but it is hilarious that you went there. This post made my day.

  18. Mary says:

    Love it! This makes so much more sense to me than those taps at the stove for filling big pots of water. Don’t see the point of that at all – you still have to move the full pot at some point so why run another tap there? But not having to touch the tap with grubby hands is fabulous. I could use one these in the pottery studio.

  19. Ev Wilcox says:

    Well, I really like my kitchen faucet too, but I have never kissed it! I am glad you like the new kitchen’s features and appliances, but now I am slightly worried about you….

  20. Carrie says:

    I love your soap dispenser jar! Did you do a “how to make it yet”? Might be a good side business!

  21. Kris Wilson says:

    Karen, you’re hilarious. And flexible! So happy for you that you’re kitchen is turning out to be just as you wanted, you waited soooo long! On another note, I just reread your old post about when you’re computer crashed, very funny. I wanted to pass along the name of my ‘guy’, just in case you every need any computer work done. You don’t have to take your computer to him, he comes to you, or fixes it remotely. And he doesn’t work for one of those big companies. Let me know if you want his info, and how to send it to you. Have fun with you’re faucet today!

  22. Lynne says:

    I have two sinks in my kitchen and I’m afraid such a device on my main sink would be constantly turned on and off by one of my cats who likes to sit in the window directly behind the sink. It would be a lovely thing to have on my island sink though.

    And do I spy black window frames behind that sink? That looks so sharp surrounded by all that white. I’ve been contemplating painting my interior doors and window frames black for a while now.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lynne – Yup. Those are black windows. I painted them during the renovation. LOVE them. As far as a cat turning them on … they can’t. It has to be skin that turns the faucet on. I’m not sure if the nose of a cat would do it, but I can test it out later and let you know, lol. ~ karen

  23. Melissa in North Carolina says:

    I’m thinking you might be horney…

  24. Robin says:

    Call me crazy, but I am more interested in your mason jar soap dispenser than the faucet! Is that something we can purchase from one of your many suggested sites?

  25. I like the idea of a touch faucet. I spent a few days with my sister last week. She has a new kitchen and her faucet has a motion/spatial sensor that turns on when you stick your hands or pot underneath it. Drove me batty. Sometimes I just want to put something in the sink! I don’t want to always have water gushing out at me. My other sister accidentally drenched her sleeve when she inadvertently put her arm too close to the sink. Yours seems like a much better option.

  26. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Love it..and the three little pigs..

  27. Laura Bee says:

    Meat & potatoes juice hahaha! Are they available for bathrooms? Because that’s the sink I use when I have ucky hands. Unless I use the garden hose.

  28. Linda B says:

    Try this…hold the faucet and have someone tap your other hand. we had fun with that on touch lights. Got a chain of about 4 people and it still worked

  29. nancy w says:

    Thanks Karen! Now I’ve got to get one, er, TWO. One for the bath and one for the kitchen!

  30. taria says:

    we have a cat that likes to drink out of the tap. gross but true. the sink on a large open peninsula so she has too easy access. Would a cat be able to turn that tap on? Golly she would love that although at this point she thinks we are the water gods.

    • Robin says:

      Ooh…I never thought of that. Both my cats love to drink fresh running water from any tap in the house. I wonder if I could train them to use one!

  31. jBess says:

    Exactly my first thought! What about the cat? It could take weeks or years, but eventually I think mine would discover and figure it out. I have trained him to stay off the counters, which means he only goes on them when I’m not around. But I can still hear his paws hit the floor from the other room.

    It sure is purty though. I love it with the plain sink.

  32. Dot says:

    I thought that tap was supposed to have a sprayer attached . The company will be taking it back because. It wasn’t well represented ! Get with it girl. If I’m wrong about the sprayer, just ignore me, I’m used to it!

    • Karen says:

      You’re right. I didn’t show the sprayer. (I showed it in the first post though) Regardless … BAD BLOGGER. BAD BLOGGER. I will now only be flogging, not blogging. ~ karen!

  33. Vicki says:

    The touch faucet certainly has it’s advantages. But if I were replacing my faucet, I would buy one that has foot pedals. I have them in my operatory at work and they are delightful! One never has to touch anything with hands, just step on a pedal and that’s all she wrote!

  34. Maria says:

    I have noticed an interesting trend in your blog over the past few weeks. Pictures of a naked woman in a tree. Pictures of a naked breast sculpture in your grand parents house. Pictures of naked mannequins at the antique show. Repeated references to body parts, especially sexually oriented body parts. I suggest that perhaps you are getting ready for a new man friend somewhere down deep in your psyche. Or your girl parts.

    Nice faucet. As the song lyric goes, “everything is a phallic symbol if it’s longer than its wide.”

    Just an observation.

  35. Maria says:

    Who needs a man when you got that spiffy battery powered faucet?

  36. Diane says:

    My cats are evil, and would spend all day turning the water on if we had a touch or touchless faucet. As it is, we need to have knobs on all of our sinks, rather than handles…

  37. Stephbo says:

    I’m wondering how many sets of batteries you’ve already gone through from all of your playing with the faucet. It’s pretty cool!

  38. Alisha says:

    My parents had one at one point. It got ripped out the second time my dad reached past it, accidentally touched it and got water up his sleeve. He wasn’t too impressed with having to change batteries in it either. I definitely see the perks though. My current faucet has a stupid handle on it and with dirty hands, it’s challenging to turn the water on, adapt the temperature and then clean the damn thing.

  39. Olga says:

    I remember when we installed our faucet, 6 months later Kohler came out with their touchless faucet, and I was quite disappointed that I had no idea about it sooner. But shouldn’t you have touchless soap dispenser as well an automatic door opener?

  40. Leslie says:

    I can see how that would be totally awesome.

  41. Dave says:

    I have the Touchless model…I have never been so in love with a kitchen gadget.
    Think of how happy you are with your touch model and times it by 1000 for the Touchless.

  42. I have faucet envy….damn and maybe a bit of meat and potato envy, cuz that might be cool to turn a faucet on with your meat and potatoes! Cheers.

  43. Barbie says:

    OMG! you TOTALLY crack me UP!!

  44. stefani says:

    Love it! I’m sure a cat could operate it with her paws (and maybe her nose) because mine can make the screen change on my iPad.

  45. Erin says:

    Pretty sure my cats would spend the day turning it on and off…

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