loading, one second please...

A Gorgeous Brushed Nickel Fixture

Reviewing: Price Pfister Ashfield Lavatory Faucet  |  Rating:
By glent on
Badge: Publisher | Level: 5 | General Decor Expertise:
Image for A gorgeous brushed nickel fixture

Price Pfister is a very well-known maker of plumbing parts. I'm not a huge fan of brushed nickel finishes, but when these folks did it, they did it right. Many of the cheaper versions tarnish or even rust, and mineral deposits ruin the finish quickly. I don't know (and it's probably a secret) how they did it, but the brushed nickel finish on this faucet is bulletproof. The Pedestal sink in the second bath got one of these faucets, and it is simple to use, easy to keep clean, and beautiful.

As with most faucets, the drain plumbing and release come with, but very few are packaged with almost everything you need to install it. Short of the plumber's putty to seal the drain, it was all there. Handles on some sinks aren't easy to adjust, install or change out. These are intuitive - pull toward you and the water flows. Push back and it stops. You don't even have to think about it. When you turn off the water, it just stops. No drips, no runs, no errors. You don't have to smack it back, it just cuts itself off.

Maintenance is always an issue with bath faucets. Whether the handles are too close to the spout or too complicated to wipe easily, most faucets are just a pain. This one is so intuitive it is scary. It's like the designers actually thought about maintenance as they put it together! The high-rising spout is a delight, too. Not too tall, it is plenty high enough to get any glass or even a small watering can under the thing. I just love it when something works without frustration. As a division of Black & Decker, I guess they have learned to review products before they hit the shelves. This faucet is absolutely gorgeous, too. Price Pfister hit a home run in my book.