How to Find A Good Stainless Steel Faucet?

- Apr 27, 2018 -

Stainless Steel Faucet Identification Method

    A good SUS304 stainless steel faucet will definitely have a beautiful appearance. You can feel free of burrs, pores, spots, etc. by hand when purchasing. Generally smooth and smooth appearance of smooth lines. High-quality SUS304 stainless steel faucet surface technology is very important, must go through machining, semi-hand sanding, semi-manual drawing and high-pressure flushing several processes can be completed.

    Then gently turn the handle of the faucet to see if there is excessive clearance between the faucet and the switch, whether it is light and flexible, and whether there is any sense of blockage and stagnation. Some of the cheaper products on the market use lower-quality spools, and the technical coefficients do not meet the standards, and their prices actually differ by 3-4 times. Therefore, the difference in price at the time of purchase often reflects the difference in quality. At the same time, the parts of the faucet are carefully inspected, the core part is to see whether the parts are complete, and whether the assembly of the main parts is tight and loose.

    After checking the material, the material of the faucet is very difficult to distinguish. Really SUS304 stainless steel faucet body can only be precision casting and welding, casting the main body of high pressure, smooth and natural shape after brushing drawing, the price is slightly higher; welding interface is more rigid, polished fluency after drawing will be slightly worse.

Stainless Steel Faucet Purchase Considerations

1. Look at the appearance

     The chrome plating process on the faucet surface is very particular, and it usually takes several steps to complete it. Resolving a faucet depends on its brightness. The smoother and brighter the surface, the better the quality.

2. Turn the handle

     When the faucet turns the handle, there is no excessive clearance between the faucet and the switch, and the opening is easy and free from slipping. Poor quality taps not only have large gaps but also have a large sense of resistance.

Listen to the sound

     The material of the faucet is the most difficult to distinguish. A good faucet is cast copper as a whole and it sounds boring when struck. If the sound is very brittle, it must be stainless steel, and the quality will be inferior.

4. Identification mark

     If you can't tell, you can choose a regular brand. General regular goods have manufacturer's brand identity, and some non-regular products or some quality products often only stick some paper labels, and even without any mark, we must pay attention to when purchasing.

With the development of science and technology and manufacturing processes, the use of stainless steel faucets becomes possible. Stainless steel is an internationally recognized health material that can be implanted into the human body. It is lead-free, acid-resistant, alkali-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and does not release harmful substances. Therefore, the use of stainless steel faucets does not pollute tap water sources and can ensure human health and hygiene.

The advantages of stainless steel kitchen faucet

1, security protection

The stainless steel kitchen faucet is safe and unleaded, free from corrosion and exudates, and has no odor or turbidity issues. It will not cause secondary pollution to the water quality, maintain the pure and hygienic water quality, and ensure complete safety and safety.

2, long service life

Corrosion test data in the field shows that the service life of stainless steel can reach 100 years, requiring little maintenance during the life cycle, avoiding the cost and trouble of tap replacement, and low operating costs. Realize the same life span of stainless steel faucet and building.

3, the material does not contain lead

There is no exudation material, no odor, to ensure that the quality of the water is healthy and hygienic and does not pollute the water. At the same time, stainless steel faucets do not require electroplating during production, which greatly reduces the harm to the environment. There is no need to worry about the electroplating layer falling off, and the polishing of the surface of the stainless steel faucet is less polluting to the environment.

Comparison of Brass Kitchen Faucet with Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet

Kitchen faucets are generally made of brass, which is the most common copper faucet on the market. However, due to the characteristics of the kitchen environment, pure copper faucets are not necessarily the best choice. All copper faucets have electroplating on the outermost layer, and the role of electroplating is to prevent internal brass corrosion and rust. The fumes in the kitchen are large, plus the greasy and clean hands on the hands when washing the dishes, will often need to clean the faucet. If you do not use the correct method for cleaning, it is likely to damage the plating of the faucet, causing the faucet to be corroded and rusted. If you want to choose a full copper kitchen faucet, be sure to determine the excellent plating, otherwise it is easy to cause the faucet to rust corrosion

Some manufacturers already use high-quality 304 stainless steel faucets. Compared with pure copper faucets, high-quality stainless steel faucets do not contain lead, acid, alkali, corrosion, release harmful substances, and do not pollute tap water sources. And the stainless steel faucet does not need to electroplating, very difficult to rust, the hardness, the toughness are more than twice than the copper product, therefore is very convenient to clean. However, due to the high degree of difficulty in the processing of stainless steel, the current high quality stainless steel faucets are generally relatively expensive.

The copper faucet surface needs to be electroplated, and the electroplating brings about serious environmental pollution. The copper surface treatment method is nickel and chromium plated. The surface is not acid and alkali, can not use washing water and hard towel cleaning, care is not convenient, fast is 1 to 2 years, slow, then 3 to 5 years gradually lose surface luster, pits, and finally plating off, exposed copper rust.

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