Best Kitchen Faucet for Low Water Pressure

It is crucial to have a reliable flow of water in the modern kitchen. The kitchen faucet should always have water, should not leak or drip, and should maintain consistent water pressure. Low water pressure in the kitchen faucet may make it more difficult to scrub clean your pots and pans or it might take a long time to fill up vessels with water. Long-term low water pressure issues are typically caused by low pressure from the water source. That is why we have created this list of the best kitchen faucet for low water pressure.

These faucets work well specifically under low-pressure conditions and will help mitigate the issues of low water pressure. If water comes out of your kitchen tap very slowly, then this list is particularly for you. Go through it, see which faucet meets your needs, and enjoy that steady jet of water pouring over your hand. Happy cooking!

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Editor’s Picks: Best Kitchen Faucet for Low Water Pressure

Best “smart” faucet

DELTA Leland Pull Down Kitchen Faucet as the Best “smart” faucet

DELTA Leland Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

The DELTA Leland is the first entry in our best kitchen faucet for low water pressure list. The Leland has sturdy built quality (made from brass) and has a classy arctic stainless finish. This faucet uses patented diamond seal technology to reduce leak points which lasts twice as long as other faucets. Furthermore, the magnetic docking for the sprayer will always snap it right into place. The spray itself is powerful yet controlled, such that everything around you doesn’t get drenched as well.

The DELTA Leland is easy to install and designed such that there are minimum leak points that may be damaged during installation. This faucet also comes with a lifetime warranty, so you could think of this faucet as a lifetime investment. The DELTA Leland comes in 3 styles: standard, Touch2O, and VoicelQ. Touch2O allows you to activate the faucet by tapping it with your forearms or elbow and VoicelQ allows you to use voice-activated smart home devices such as Alexa and google assistant to connect to and operate the faucet.

Features:

  • Maximum flow rate: 1.8 Gallons per minute
  • Spout height: 7.5  inches
  • Spout reach: 9.2 inches
  • Installation method: deck mounted
  • Plug profile: deck mount
  • Handle type: lever
  • Number of handles: 1
  • Material: brass (standard style), Zinc (Touch2O style and VoicelQ style)
  • Finish type: arctic stainless
What we liked
  • Great water pressure
  • Very solid construction
  • Spare parts readily available
  • Excellent warranty service
  • Optional soap dispenser
What we disliked
  • The retainer for the extension hose is made from plastic

Longest spout reach faucet

Longest spout reach faucet - DELTA Essa Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

DELTA Essa Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

The DELTA Essa is the second DELTA branded faucet on our best kitchen faucet for low water pressure list. This faucet is similar to our previous entry (the DELTA Leland). The Essas body is made from metal (type of metal unspecified) and has a stunning arctic stainless finish. As with most DELTA faucets, the Essa comes with the diamond seal technology that ensures leak-free use for twice as long as other faucets and has a magnetic docking feature for the sprayer, so that the head snaps right into place with ease.

The Essa is extremely easy to install and designed to avoid taking damage while installing. Furthermore, the Essa is very easy to clean as any buildup can be wiped away without the use of chemical cleaners. Finally, this faucet comes with a lifetime warranty as well. It should also be noted that the Essa comes with 3 styles (similar to the Leland): standard, Touch2P, and VoiceIQ. Touch2O allows you to activate the faucet by tapping it with your forearms or elbow and VoicelQ allows you to use voice-activated smart home devices such as Alexa and google assistant to connect to and operate the faucet.

Features:

  • Maximum flow rate: 1.8 gallons per minute
  • Spout height: 9 inches
  • Spout reach: 9.5 inches 
  • Installation method: deck mounted
  • Plug profile: deck mount
  • Handle type: lever
  • Number of handles: 1
  • Material: metal
  • Finish type: arctic stainless
What we liked
  • Great water pressure
  • Very solid construction
  • Spare parts readily available
  • Excellent warranty service
  • 360-degree swivel
  • Optional soap dispenser
What we disliked
  • The Touch2O style has some water pressure issues and activates on its own if the wires are not properly connected.

Most compact faucet

WEWE Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer - Most compact faucet

WEWE Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer

The WEWE Faucet is compact and does not compromise on features. The small size makes it suitable to fit into almost any sized kitchen. The package includes plates for single-hole or three-hole deck mounting, so you should be able to fit this into almost any home kitchen sink. The pull-down sprayer has rubber spray holes which gives it a powerful splash-free spray, making it one of the best kitchen faucet for low water pressure. The faucet itself can be swiveled 360-degrees for convenience.

The WEWE faucet is made from stainless steel and food-grade PEX inner hoses, so the water is not contaminated by the faucet as it contains no lead or unsafe materials. Furthermore, this faucet is designed for ease of use and compactness. The high arc spout makes cleaning more comfortable and the short handle, low backsplash clearance, and low spout height give the faucet a low profile and compact design.

Features:

  • Maximum flow rate: 1.8 gallons per minute
  • Spout height: 4.6 inches
  • Spout reach: 8.5 inches 
  • Installation method: deck mounted (single hole or three holes)
  • Plug profile: deck mount
  • Handle type: lever
  • Number of handles: 1
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Finish type: matt black, stainless steel
What we liked
  • Sleek and compact design
  • Easy to install
  • Powerful spray
  • 360-degree swivel
What we disliked
  • Spout reach may not be long enough for large kitchen sinks

Most compatible faucet

Most compatible faucet - Vfauosit Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer

Vfauosit Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer

The Vfausoit kitchen sink faucet is the 4th entry in our best kitchen faucet for low water pressure list. The height of this faucet (14.2 inches) has been designed such that it can fit under 99% of kitchen cabinets. The Vfauosit faucet has a full 360-degree swivel and a 7 layer finishing process to protect the body for up to 10 years from any signs of rusting (manufacture claim). The spray head has a very unique safety feature which sprays cold water when it is pulled forward, reducing the chances of accidentally drenching yourself or others with scalding water.

Features:

  • Maximum flow rate: 1.8 gallons per minute
  • Spout height: 7.5 inches
  • Spout reach: 8.2 inches 
  • Installation method: deck mounted (single hole or three holes)
  • Plug profile: deck mount
  • Handle type: lever
  • Number of handles: 1
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Finish type: brushed
What we liked
  • Size is compatible with most sinks
  • Tall faucet (so large pots easily fit under it)
  • Powerful spray
  • 360-degree swivel
What we disliked
  • Installation may require fittings not included in the box (i.e. no plate to cover up three holes)

Easiest to install faucet

WEWE Single Handle Pull Out Kitchen Faucet - Easiest to install faucet

WEWE Single Handle Pull Out Kitchen Faucet

This is the second WEWE faucet in our list of best kitchen faucets for low water pressure. This faucet has a sleek design and is easy to install. The pull-down hose and water line hose are preinstalled into the faucet so you won’t have to get your hands dirty while installing this faucet. It is also very easy to operate as the faucet is designed for single-hand use.

In fact, you can control water temperature, water flow, the swivel, and the hose head, all with one hand. Furthermore, it comes with superior corrosion and rust resistance, which prevents dirt from sticking to the faucet and allows you to clean the metal body with the wipe of a cloth. This faucet is also available in a wide range of colors and finishes (brushed nickel, chrome and black, matt black, oil rubbed bronze, and polished chrome)

Features:

  • Maximum flow rate: 1.8 gallons per minute
  • Spout height: 8.5 inches
  • Spout reach: 8.5 inches
  • Installation method: single hole deck mount
  • Plug profile: deck mount
  • Handle type: lever
  • Number of handles: 1 
  • Material: metal
  • Finish type: brushed nickel, chrome and black, matt black, oil rubbed bronze, and polished chrome
What we liked
  • Easy to install (minimal tools required)
  • Excellent customer service
  • Spare parts included in the packaging
  • 360-degree swivel
What we disliked
  • The counterweight for the pull-down hose retraction needs fine adjustments

Things to consider when buying Best Kitchen Faucet for Low Water Pressure

Things can get quite complicated when you are looking to buy the perfect faucet for your kitchen. That is why we have included this “buyers guide” section in our best kitchen faucet for low water pressure list. If you are having trouble understanding the large number of things that you have to consider when buying a faucet, go through the points outlined below and all will be clear.

Deck mount vs wall mount

Deck-mounted faucets are installed on top of the sink, whereas wall-mounted faucets are installed on the wall behind the sink. Deck-mounted faucets are typically easier to install and repair because of easier access to the inner plumbing.

Number of mounting holes

Your sink will usually come with a number of pre-drilled holes to install things like faucets and soap dispensers. The number of holes in the sink must match the number of holes in the faucet.

Clearance space (spout height)

You need to make sure that there is adequate space above your sink to fit the faucet. The spout height refers to the distance from the base of the faucet to the top of the faucet. Therefore, the clearance space above your sink needs to be at least as large as the spout height. Keep in mind that some manufacturers have different measurements for spout height, so it is always better to read into the details of the faucet before making a purchase decision.

Sink size (spout reach and pull-down head length)

The spout reach refers to the horizontal distance from the base of the faucet to the faucet head. This length needs to be such that the faucet head is positioned somewhere near the center of your sink. You will also need to consider the length of the pull-down head hose. If the hose is too short, the head will not reach near the bottom of the sink.

Minimum Backsplash clearance

Backsplash clearance refers to the amount of empty space that must be kept behind the faucet (between the faucet and the wall behind it). This amount varies from one faucet to another, but a typical backsplash clearance is 2.5 inches. Be sure to check the manufacturer requirements to see if you have the necessary requirements.

Pull-down vs pull-out faucets

Pull-out faucets typically need less space. On the other hand, pull-down faucets need more space but typically compensate by having a 180-degree or 360-degree swivel. 

Smart features

Plenty of new manufacturers are offering smart features with their faucets. The faucets can be touch-sensitive, connect to smart devices, and offer plenty of energy-saving and water-saving features. The cons of smart features are the fact that they need the battery replaced (every 1-2 years) and that there may be calibration issues (i.e. touch sensors may activate on their own, etc.)


FAQs on Best Kitchen Faucet for Low Water Pressure

Why would the water pressure be low in the kitchen faucet?

Low water pressure can be caused by 3 reasons

  • Clogged aerator
  • Clogged cartridge
  • Clogged supply line

How do I increase or fix low water pressure in my kitchen faucet?

Try and follow the instructions given in the 3 questions below. First, try unclogging the aerator. If the water pressure is still low, try unclogging or replacing the cartridge. If the water pressure still does not increase, it’s time to call a professional to check and clean the supply lines or replace the faucet.

How do you unclog a faucet aerator?

The aerator is the little mesh located at the very tip of the water sprout. It is the last the water touches before flowing out of the faucet. To clean the aerator, you must,

  • Unscrew the aerator
  • Remove the metal or plastic screen on the inside
  • Clean by scrubbing with a toothbrush
  • Soak in vinegar overnight (optional)
  • Screw everything back into place

If cleaning the aerator did not help increase water pressure, try checking the cartridge.

How do you unclog a faucet cartridge?

The cartridge is cylinder-shaped, made of plastic or brass, and usually located in the handle of the faucet. Cartridges are only used in single-handle faucets (two-handle faucets do not use cartridges). Cleaning the cartridge can be challenging, so be sure to follow these instructions carefully,

  • Remove the handle (there are usually a set of screws located at the bottom of the handle, some handles pop off as well)
  • Unscrew the ring-shaped cartridge cover
  • Inspect the cartridge
  • If there is minor debris inside the cartridge, simply clean it. If there is major debris or the cartridge is old, replace it.
  • Put everything back into place

If cleaning/replacing the cartridge did not help increase water pressure, it’s time to call a professional.


Final thoughts

We hope that this list of best kitchen faucets for low water pressure has helped you find the perfect faucet for your kitchen. If you have been thinking about renovating your entire sink, please try taking a look at our article on Best Undermount Kitchen Sinks for Granite Countertops. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again to help you create your perfect dream kitchen. Happy cooking!

James is a plumber and handyman hailing from the southwest with over 20+ years of experience in his field. He has incredible knowledge on all the brands in the market and how to perform installation, maintenance and repairs of anything you need in the kitchen.

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