The Plumber: Show off your kitchen faucet when it's safe to entertain guests

Ed Del Grande
Tribune News Service

Show off your kitchen faucet when it's safe to entertain guests

 Dear Ed: I look forward to when we can have friends over again for a big dinner. In the meantime, we're going to remodel our kitchen. Any ideas for a hardworking kitchen faucet that is also great for entertaining guests?

— Linda, Massachusetts

Dear Linda:  Your key question ingredient was when you asked about a hardworking faucet. Whenever I hear that request I automatically recommend homeowners check out kitchen faucets in the semiprofessional categories.

Semiprofessional faucets are designed for residential kitchens and inspired by the restaurant industry with similar working features. (Kohler)

Semiprofessional faucets are designed for residential kitchens and inspired by the restaurant industry with similar working features. Some of my favorite semiprofessional kitchen faucet features can include:

— A high arching pulldown spring supported spray spout that can be moved in any direction

— A multifunctional spray head that can include sweep wash settings for easier sink cleaning

— A magnetic docking port to secure the spout assembly in place

As a bonus fixture, you might want to also get a professional-looking countertop touchless soap dispenser to complement the clean, modern look of your new semipro kitchen faucet.

Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book "Ed Del Grande's House Call," the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelg@cs.com. Always consult local contractors and codes.