When it comes to selecting the right and proper faucet, some people pay attention to its functionality whereas others want the item to be beautiful and stylish. And 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 N110 01 as it is sleek, stylish and qualitative at the same time. It is definitely worth checking out.
Belle Foret N110 01 Review
TRADITIONAL 2 HANDLE BRIDGE FAUCET
The name of this kitchen faucet is perhaps not the easiest to remember though it absolutely doesn’t mean that its amazing and unique features shouldn’t be described and admired by potential customers.The N110 01 is a kitchen faucet that is considered to be modern/fashionable as well as traditional and old-fashioned at the same time. The idea is that this type of faucets with 2 handles first appeared more than a century ago. Later it was getting less and less popular and with the time lost it fame at all. This is perhaps other styles were coming into fashion and of course people were trying to follow them.
Yet some people couldn’t stand the idea of using something else than a 2 handle bridge faucet, therefore it remained in fashion and society all this time until it became popular again as fashion always comes back from the past.Some people wonder why it is called “bridge”. The answer is very simple – as when looking at the faucet below and above, without paying any attention to the sink, one will see the so-called “bridge”.
Having a two handle bridge faucet means having 2 taps (hot and cold), central pipe in the faucet itself that is fed by the hoses. That’s how the system of a traditional yet so modern and popular nowadays 2 handle faucet looks like.To my humble opinion, the 2 handle faucets will never come out of fashion as 2 handles literally mean style that will last forever. The bridge of the Belle Foret N110 01 is explicit and this feature is also stylish. The style is also added thanks to different versions by Belle Foret. For example, stainless steel model – BFN110 01SS and chrome model – BFN110 01CP.
Chrome versions of kitchen faucets have been existing for more than 60 years already and they are still considered to be modern, stylish and one of the most preferred by the buyers. The point that chrome came into fashion in the 1940s and is still there is just amazing and proves its quality and longevity.
Though there are people who prefer bronze to chrome. For the bronze fans, the Belle Foret offers 2 more options:
- tumbled bronze BFN110 01TB;
- rubbed bronze BFN110 01ORB;
Whatever type of faucet you prefer, choosing one of the Belle Foret versions will give you satisfaction while usage along with quality, style, and reliability.
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.