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.
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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