Delta 9178-SS-DST Leland Single Handle Pull-Down Review

Delta 9178-SS-DST Leland Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, StainlessIf you want a touch of elegance and class in your kitchen, the Delta 9178-SS-DST Leland Single Handle Pull-Down faucet is definitely what you need. Many have described it as “the tea-pot faucet” because it actually resembles a teapot. Many have already been forgiven for assuming it to be an “extremely” modern teapot.

Other than aesthetic appeal, this faucet has been reported to function satisfactorily, especially because of its ability to spin up to 360 degrees.  This means that with such a faucet, you don’t have to necessarily wash and rinse your utensils from the sink.

The faucet is made from solid brass, a feature that you must look out for if you want a faucet that will last your lifetime. Brass ensures overall quality and durability. The seal valve is diamond-sealed which means that your water will never come into contact with lead and other harmful components.


Features and Specifications

  • Single lever for easy usage.
  • Magna tide dock for securing spray wand
  • Venetian bronze, arctic silver, stainless steel and two other finishes


  • The diamond seal technology prevents mineral build up.
  • The tide dock secures the spray wand strategically without any difficulties.
  • The pull-down wand makes it possible for the water to reach far and wide.


  • Many customers have complained that the installation process is quite complicated.
  • Installation requires professional assistance, so you have to spend more.
  • Some have reported that it is not an easy faucet to get accustomed to.

Functionality (4/5)

Just like we have already seen, the faucet is well equipped with superior features that raise functionality to unbelievable heights. For example, by merely extending the spray wand, users will effortlessly clean all corners of their sinks and the entire countertop as a whole.

However, installation proves to be a very difficult affair and it would be wise to hire a professional to get the job done.


Style (4/5)

The brand boasts of up to 5 different styles with 3 of them differing in style but offering the same functionality.

The top three styles are the following:

  • Stainless steel
  • Venetian bronze
  • Arctic silver

Durability (5/5)

The mere fact that the faucet is made from pure brass guarantees utmost durability. You can, therefore, expect the faucet to last your lifetime and more. You also don’t have to worry about rusted valves, seeing that the valves are diamond-sealed.

Extras (4/5)

Looking at this faucet, it is undeniable that it comes with some extra features that were once unheard of in a faucet. For example, it‘s ability to swivel 390 degrees is still something I am still trying to get used to. The fact that you can easily switch from a single steam mode to a spray mode within the blink of an eye is also quite extraordinary. A lot of new kitchen faucets have this capability.

Warranty and Repair (5/5)

The news gets even better with warranty and repair. The manufacturers offer a 5-year warranty for all parts and accessories. It also offers free replacements in case of defects including workmanship defects during the warranty period.

Overall Rating (4.4/5)

Based on its superior technology updates and its price, the Delta 9178-SS-DST is definitely a faucet worth buying.  If you’re still looking around you should check out the Moen 7594CSL.