Kohler K10433VS Forte Single Control Pullout Faucet Review

The feature that seems to endear the Kohler K10433VS Forte Single Control Pullout Faucet to the public is its compatibility to both dual and single sinks. This is largely due to the height of its spout which is approximately 6 inches high. The overall design of this faucet can simply be described as magnificent.

It comes with one lever function which makes it simple to use. Unlike multiple control operations, the one lever manages the surge of water with a button located on the head of the spray. This button allows users to pause water pour temporarily.

This brand is available in various finishes, including Brushed bronze, Brushed nickel and Stainless steel.

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Features and Specifications

  • It limits water temperature to prevent scalding.
  • Its finish prevents tarnishing and corrosion.
  • It is equipped with a dual operation mode and a pull-out spray head with a quick pause button.
  • Ceramic disc valves that serve to increase longevity and durability.
  • Optimal reach with the single lever faucet made from stainless steel.
  • MasterClean sprayface to prevent mineral deposition.

Pros

  • It has a simple but elegant design which makes it very easy to use.
  • It comes with a lifetime warranty that is limited.
  • It has braided flexible plumbing lines and an optional deckplate.

Cons

  • The chrome finish is not fingerprint and dust resistant.
  • Leakage has been reported especially after 1-2 years.

Functionality (5/5)

The good thing about Kohler, the manufactures of this brand is that they tend to reflect past purchase, which is why they offer braided, stainless steel lines together with the faucet to ease the installation process. As long as you follow their instructions to the letter, you will not need the services of a plumber. However, if you have never changed a faucet before and still don’t want to call a plumber, ask a friend or relative to help you, after all, two heads are better than one.

Other than easy installation, the faucet’s pull-out feature works really well with effortless extension.

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Style (5/5)

Its style definitely deserves a 5 out of 5 rating. All the finishes available are very attractive, but most people seem to prefer the polished bronze and the stainless steel. The chrome finish in particluar has been reported to retain fingerprints and smudges so it needs to be polished regularly.

Durability (3/5)

The counterweight will probably loosen after some time based on customer reviews. Those who have used the faucet for roughly a year or two have also reported noticing slight delays in retraction and a noticeable gap between the spray head and the neck. Other than that, the faucet is durable and you can expect it to retain its shine and classiness for a number of years.

Extras (5/5)

The extras include temperature throttle, diverter controls, pause button function and optional deckplate mounting, not forgetting others like ceramic cartridge valves and flexible braided stainless steel fittings. Kohler offers all these for around $200 which makes it a great buy.

Repair and Warranty (4/5)

It comes with a lifetime warranty that is limited and will cover everything from drip issues, to finishes, all the way to ultimate wear. Their after-sale assistance and customer care is excellent and so is their reputation on the whole.

Overall rating (4.5/5)

If you want class, technology, style and function all rolled into one kitchen faucet, the Kohler K-10433-VS Forte Single Control Pullout Kitchen Sink Faucet is a must buy.

If you’re still in the researching phase and are looking to check out other models, have a look at the Grohe 33 759 SD0.

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