We purchased the Blanco Culina Mini faucet for our main kitchen sink, and couldn't be happier. We were looking for a pull down faucet with a semi-industrial look - a simple design without too many nooks and crannies for water deposits to linger in. We have a modestly-sized kitchen, and many of the industrial style faucets were overwhelmingly tall for our space. There are a few out there that are a more reasonable height, but we felt like it was too cumbersome to detach/re-attach the faucet head from the normal clip style holder. Since virtually all faucet heads are painted instead of solid metal, I was also worried the constant docking and undocking of the head would eventually chip the paint. I saw the Blanco Culina in a showroom, and loved the way the faucet head docked and undocked with a magnet - what a great design! And it even came in a smaller size! I was a bit scared that the "mini" version wouldn't look right in a main sink, but we found the size to be just perfect - it definitely doesn't look "mini"!. The faucet is beautiful and sleek looking, and a pleasure to use. I almost don't mind doing the dishes now. My plumber said it installed like a dream, and couldn't stop talking about how much he loved it. After using it for a couple of weeks now, we are still totally thrilled with it and would buy it again in a heartbeat. There are 2 minor things that could be improved ever so slightly though: 1) The reach of the coil/hose is not as far as you might expect. I can definitely spray down every corner of my 10" deep sink, which is great, but I wish that the reach was just a couple of inches further.. 2) The positioning of the handle seems just a bit too high. I think it was positioned closer to the base of the faucet. But even with the above 2 "wish items", I still give this faucet 9.5/10 stars. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a commercial-style faucet! This was our first purchase from Quality Bath, and the price, communication, delivering, and packaging were all top notch.
|Brand||BlancoShop All Blanco|
|Collection||CulinaShop All Culina|
|Alternative SKU||Blanco 441622, Blanco 441623|
Fits perfectly. Performs incredibly. With all the professional, chef-inspired details of our BLANCO CULINA faucet, in a smaller profile - perfect for open floor plans. Features sleek closed coil magnetic spray holder.
Matching Soap Dispensers available separately!
|Distance from Aerator to Deck||7.5|
|Faucet Type||Primary Kitchen Faucet|
|Style and Installation||Culinary Faucet|
|Number of Faucet Holes||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Spout Style||Gooseneck Spout|
|Ceramic Disc Cartridge||Yes|
Blanco has discontinued the deck escutcheon plate for this faucet. However, the hole is a standard size and any manufacturers escutcheon will work. Hansgrohe and Grohe make a few but you may be able to pick one up at your local hardware store.
I'm thrilled with my kitchen faucet and have now been using it for about 4 months. It's durable, stylish and very functional. I was concerned at first about ordering the "mini" vs the full size faucet, but this mini version is perfect for a full-size (34" wide) kitchen sink in a standard kitchen. I love the flexible hose and magnetic spout catcher (that swings out of the way when I want) and chose this style because I don't like the more industrial look of the open spring. I definitely recommend this faucet.