I previously had a Danze tap in our bathroom for several years now. It was beautiful and still worked perfectly after years of use, but unfortunately a tiny chip had come off one of the handles about a year ago. Once that first chip was in the handle, the chip in the chrome slowly started to spread (and chipped chrome can be quite sharp if you’re not careful).
When I saw the “Pfister Fullerton Single Control Bath Faucet” on Amazon, it looked like a perfect fit. The shape of the tap was identical to my old Danze (even the handle looked identical) except this was a single control unit versus a separate handle for hot and cold. The unit came with a plate for either a single or 3 hole sink so it still fit my sink perfectly.
As usual, removing the old tap took longer than installing the new. This tap was easy to install following the instructions. I’ve not had to install a tap for years now, so something I noticed was the adapters that came with it for attaching to the hot/cold water lines. I’m assuming that the standard braided hoses with the nut on the end for connecting the lines must have changed over these last few years, so they included these brass fittings for those of us that may have an older setup.
The drain+plug for this tap is pretty cool. It’s a spring loaded mechanism (no rod sticking out from the tap, you press on the plug directly to operate). One thing I particularly love about this setup is there’s no hardware to operate this sitting in the middle of your drain to catch hair or any other solids going down the drain. The spring loaded mechanism has been built into the outer wall of the drain so you get a straight drop down into your goose neck. This setup could have it’s theoretical drawbacks as well, however. Like if you were to fill the sink with hot water for instance. You can always use the handle of a toothbrush or something to operate it in circumstances like that, but I thought it was worth mentioning. The pros outweigh the cons in my opinion.
Although I have nothing against single handle setups, another warning I thought I’d throw out there. I have 2 young children, 5 and 7, who’re not familiar with single handle faucet use. After I had finished installing the new tap I was explaining how to use it to my son. As I’m explaining it to him he turns on the hot water before I can grab his hand. He wasn’t hurt, but he did quickly figure out which direction turns on the hot water.
Overall I’m very happy with the tap. The handle operation is very smooth and I like the fact that the tap is high enough to comfortably get my hands into the sink without actually touching the sink. I left the aerator in the tap (the sink comes with a plastic tool to remove them without damaging the chrome if you wish) and the pressure is still plenty for my liking.
Check out the Pfister website for the official tap documentation.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary “Pfister Fullerton Single Control Bath Faucet” through the Amazon Vine program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.