When it comes to selecting faucet, some people pay attention to its functionality whereas others want the item to be beautiful and stylish. It is always a comprise as very few kitchen faucets combine beauty and quality in 1 piece. Though that’s absolutely not a problem for the Belle Foret BFN11001CP.
The Foret Belle BFN11001CP is a kitchen tap that is considered to be modern as well as traditional and old-fashioned at the same time.
Belle Foret BFN11001CP Bridge Faucet For Kitchen Sink
The dimensions of the Belle Foret are the following:
- spout height – 12 1/8 inches;
- spout reach – 8 inches;
- aerator clearance – 9 5/16 inches;
Earlier in the 19th and 20th centuries, the faucets tended to be higher and wider. Though now the smaller the faucet is the better as not everyone lives in a huge house. Therefore for a flat or house its dimensions would be just perfect. One should realize that the size of the faucet should correspond and match with the size of the sink. Only in this case the kitchen will look in harmony.
Though being of a traditional style, it does include and combine all the latest and advanced technologies of the 21st century. On of them is the ceramic disc cartridge. This cartridge has a long life and shouldn’t be replaced often. In fact, it is one of the long lasting and best functioning parts of any faucet if not comparing with the diamond-coated items. They are more expensive and, therefore, surpass the previous ones.
When purchasing this particular kitchen faucet and starting installing it, you will feel its weight, though it is not more than 9 lbs. Though when holding it for the first time it always feels like more than that. Feels like it is made of lead, yet there is none. The only materials that are used there are the finish material and the brass. Therefore when holding it, it feels firm and solid. Also being solid means easy and smooth swivel of the handles.
The faucet works very fast due to its central pipe letting the pot be filled up in seconds. When wishing to wash, a pan, for example, the 60 psi will definitely do its job and show excellent work.
When installing, don’t forget to make 4 holes – 3 for the faucet and 1 for the sprayer. The unit, unfortunately, doesn’t come with the soap dispenser, consequently you can easily get it in any matching finish.
All the above-mentioned features and characteristics of the Belle Foret BFN110 01 sound amazing and thrilling though there is one minor con – the sprayer. Some customers mentioned that it doesn’t perform at its fullest though it looks fine. Another minus about the sprayer – if you have long fingers, then most probably it will not be comfortable to use it.
The main problem is that the sprayer is simply not well-made and, therefore, all the problems like dripping for several seconds may appear. It is not that pleasant to wipe the sink afterward just because of some drops. Hopefully, the manufacturers will take this issue into account and improve it as soon as possible.
Other people were concerned about the color of the center part/component. It is a mixture of white/gray and speaking frankly that absolutely doesn’t suit the bronze kitchen faucet versions. It would be much better if the center component was of some dark color, for instance, black. The combination of such colors personally for me would be more interesting.
Despite these cons, the faucet itself is of a very high quality as it is made of good materials. All the parts are assembled together nicely and there nobody will find any disadvantages. Moreover, thanks to such great fitting, there will never be any leaking. It is also very easy to move the handle that is a big plus.
Looking for a traditional or classic kitchen faucet model have a look at the Belle Foret BFN 110 01. This particular model will not only remain in fashion for many years but also will demonstrate high quality and reliability. All its functions are amazing, except the sprayer, that is standard though not like in a more advanced versions. To conclude, this model by Belle Foret will be great for those searching for beauty and quality at the same time.