16 Dec

Delta – Delta Pilar kitchen faucet ($600) – CLOSED

How many times have you had completely messy hands and when it comes time to wash them you say to yourself, “now on top of messy hands, I also have a messy faucet”. As a Mom, I say this regularly. I end up cleaning the one thing that is suppose to clean me – this is the classic definition of irony. The other option is trying to turn your tap on with your elbow and we all know how well that works, your hands inadvertently end up on your clothing and now, not only are your hands full of paint/salmonella/beef blood, your shirt is too. I’m sure I don’t have to go on explaining – you ALL know where I am coming from – we have ALL been there.
Delta has answered our prayers (and has heard all of our swearwords). Gone are the days of trying to fiddle with dirty hands to get them clean again – hurray! The new Delta Pilar kitchen faucet is equipped with Touch2O™ technology that enables you to turn the faucet on and off with just a touch anywhere on the faucet’s body or handle.
To say I was ecstatic about trying out this new system is an understatement. Is there anything more excited than ecstatic? I’m not sure, but this is what emotions I was feeling. My husband was also very excited (he’s a frequent user of the kitchen sink especially for cleanups after supper time – thanks hunny).
Installing the Delta Pilar kitchen faucet was actually quite simple. The hard part was getting our old taps out. It took us over 45 minutes to get the nut at the bottom of the tap loose enough to the point where we could unscrew it with our hands. The bottom part of the sink was in the way so we only had about 8 mm of space where we could actually unscrew the nut. Seeing as we are not plumbers, we were unaware that there is a special wrench that takes care of this problem. Guess what? That special wrench came with the new taps – heavy sigh. Live and learn! I learned that it’s important to wear protective safety goggles while under the sink trying to unscrew a nut because little dust particles hurt when they land in your eye. This part of the job was so frustrating, we all took turns.
Once the old faucet was out, the rest was smooth sailing. I don’t think my husband could get the taps in quickly enough. We weren’t quite sure how the tap got power. We were worried that we would have to get an electrician in to do a hook-up or something, but it is actually only a few C batteries that are required – easy peasy.
There are 3 holes required for this set, 1 for the faucet, 1 for the on/off/hot/cold tap and 1 for a soap pump (this feature is optional). We had an extra hole for our sprayer, so we have to get a little cap to cover it up. We still have a sprayer, but it’s just on the end of our new faucet.
We knew things were working out when we saw a little blue light appear on the faucet, and we were getting very excited to test out the new toy (oh how times have changed – getting excited about a faucet, it’s official, we’re adults). But first, we had to put in the soap pump and we noticed that while the tap and faucet both had matching black strips along the bottom, the soap pump didn’t. A very small detail, but it would be nice if the set was completely matchy-matchy. I also would have liked if the tube for the soap was a little longer as we would have stuck it right into our 4L soap in the bottom of the cupboard. Oh well, we will just have to make sure that we refill the pump every so often.

Finally, it was time to officially test out the new tap, and it really impressed us. Each time we touched the faucet with our fingers, arms, elbows, it magically turned on, then once repeated, it turned off – amazing! If you’re not into the new technology, there is still an old school tap that you can move up or down to put the water on, and here’s the thing, the tap needs to be in the up/on position for the magic to happen, so there’s no need to worry that the tap is going to accidentally be turned on by your cat going by if it’s in the down/off position. So, if you know that you are going to be cutting up a chicken, make sure the tap is in the up position and it’s ready to be turned on just by a single touch.
We have been having lots of fun with this new system. It’s simple to use and it’s pretty darn impressive. Eventually, we will remember that we just need to touch the tap for it to come on, it might take a while (we have been in our house over 4 years and I can’t remember which light switch does what, or where the cups are), but I am hopeful that soon enough I will be able to break my habit of 30 years of turning the taps on by twisting the hot and cold water.
The touch system knows the difference between a touch (to turn on the system), and a grab (to move the tap around).  It’s actually pretty smart, and if you leave the tap running (or it accidentally turns on by itself, which hasn’t happened, but you never know), the water turns its self off after a few minutes – so no need to worry.  The Touch2O™  technology is super smart!
I love the look of the stainless steel and how elegant the faucet looks that I do plan on taking these with me when we move. Despite the effort it took to take the old taps off, it has been completely worth it and I am willing to do it again to make sure these amazing taps make it into my next home – we love them.
You can watch a video about the Pilar here http://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/collection/pilar.html

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1,868 thoughts on “Delta – Delta Pilar kitchen faucet ($600) – CLOSED

  1. I Love the Kitchen faucet and it would be great…
    I stopped by Delta and I found the Foundations Windemere Collection
    I would love to have that for my Bathroom.
    Thanks for the chance
    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

  2. I love all their products, but we just redid our bathroom and looking at theis
    for taps.
    Addison Two Handle Mini-Widespread Lavatory Faucet

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  4. I LIKE you on Facebook and shared this on mine…hope my friends come over
    to check out MWV and this cool giveaway!

    eileen r.

  5. I commented on your Dec. 13 Groupon offer for American Apparel. thanks
    for keeping us in the know…we all like to save $ !

  6. This is an easy one! Our bathtub faucet is in desperate need of replacement, so I’m definately going to choose the Innovations TempAssure® 17T Series Tub and Shower Trim!

  7. The In2ition showerhead looks neat. I’ve always felt that hand-showers don’t really provide enough water, although they can be convenient for bathing small animals and children.

  8. I think the Delta Single Hole Electronic Lavatory Faucet is cool.
    Whenever I rinse my son in the sink he turns off the faucet… this
    would solve the problem.

  9. We need a new kitchen faucet so bad! I love the Linden Single Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet in Brilliance Stainless. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  10. I would also love the Vera touchclean rainhead shower. But this kitchen tap would be a totally awesome
    Christmas gift.

  11. I need a new kitchen faucet! I would choose the Delta 4380-DST. It’s a single handle faucet in a bronze finish.

  12. Another product I would like is for my shower:
    Carlisle Monitor® 17 Series Tub and Shower with In2ition®
    Two-In-One Shower. Model: 174939-SS-I

  13. I went through the Perfect Bath Faucet picker and would also like the Lockwood TempAssure® 17T Series Tub and Shower Trim with all the extras 🙂

  14. The Vero TempAssure® 17T Series Shower Trim
    is very different. I haven’t seen anything
    like that before.

  15. I would really like to have theVero TempAssure® 17T Series Tub and Shower Trim in my home.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win the faucet.

  16. Awesome giveaway! We’re building a house and haven’t started the kitchen yet.
    I really like the Delta Slide Bar Handshower. Thanks!

  17. I need a new shower head so bad it isn’t even funny. Our current one is held together with a hair elastic. Seriously. I’m looking at the Delta In2ition 2-in-1 shower head and seriously wishing I could pick one up.

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  19. oh that it just too cool! I think I’d like to have thier Vero TempAssure® 17T Series Shower Trim. I like having the water come from right above you then diagonally across the shower. I have to bend all funny with our current shower head. :/



  21. Oh this would be so nice:
    Arzo Roman Tub with Handshower Trim
    its beautiful!

    elliott_gyal at hotmail dot com

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  24. I would like to have the Dryden TempAssure 17T Series Shower Head from Delta. I love the design and I like the fact that it keeps the temperature regulated. We already have several Delta products in our home. They are a great company who stands by their products. Thank you for offering this contest. I love the faucet!

  25. I like the Arzo collection for the bathroom. We are doing a never ending reno(as money allows) and stuff like this makes me drool