Delta Addison 9192T isn’t just a simple kitchen faucet as it might seem from the first glance. In this appliance, a few technologies are included. For example, from the one side it looks like a simple and ordinary faucet. Though from the other side it has almost no-hands technology that is becoming more and more popular not only in the US but also all over the globe. Therefore to understand what the Delta 9192T really is about, let’s look at it more precisely and accurately.
DELTA 9192 / 9192T Review
Speaking about its design, it doesn’t differ very much from its competitors. For instance when looking at the Addison 9192T chrome model one wouldn’t be capable of seeing much difference with other models. Whether it is a plus or a minus, that’s already for you to decide.Apart from chrome version, the manufacturers have also designed stainless model – 9192T-SS-DST and arctic model – 9192T-AR-DST. There are two more models that are especially attractive to person’s eye and therefore well sold. They are: champagne 9192T-CZ-DST bronze version and venetian 9192T-RB-DST. Being beautiful from the outside, it also hides unique treasures inside, such as options, functionality, technologies and of course longevity.Looking at its treasures more precisely, everyone will see 1.5 GPM flow at 60 psi – these features are not special, though not worse than standard. The spray comes in two ways:
– spray wand detached;
– multiple pin-hole spray;
Whatever spray you have, it would be easy to change them thanks to ergonomic toggle diverter. Changing of the spray will also help to fill different pots, pans, sinks with water much faster than with a usual spray.
In the name of this kitchen faucet, one sees the three letters DST which mean Delta’s DIAMOND™ Seal Technology. This is a special diamond-coated technology that makes sure that all the parts that are located inside the handle, work perfectly, smoothly and of course long. The technology is made in a way that the metal doesn’t have any contact with the water which means longevity and excellent performance of the faucet.
Yet another its technology or advantage is the docking system – Delta’s Magna Tite. From the name, it can be understood that a special magnet is located around the spray wand. Its main aim is to organize secure clamp between the hand unit and the spout. This feature helps in dealing with such issues as shaking of the handle as it often happens with pull-down or pull-out faucets. After some time, people start complaining that they simply don’t stay at one place but move. Though having a Magna Tite, you will never experience such problems.
One more Delta 9191T plus is its extremely long hose comparing with its competitors. To be precise, it is 62” inches though it is absolutely not seen. This length will be especially useful when filling up some large pots etc.
The main feature that distinguishes this faucet from all the rest is the letter “T” that is included in the name Touch20. This Touch20 technology means that one can begin or stop the water flow almost without using hands. Sometimes it is also called Hands-free technology. For some people such feature is a real advantage though for others it is not. Before describing its pros and cons, let’s look closer at how the Touch20 works.
The technology works in a very similar way as the smartphones when we want to change the icon, for example, and for that press on it. The same thing happens with the faucet – the electrical field from our hands goes to the touch screen and changes its stored electricity. Consequently when we move our hands, the handle and spout work together making the water flow or stop.When one needs to make the faucet work in an almost hands-free technology, some source of power is still needed. For instance, it can be a battery. For our model, one will need to have six 1.5 volt AA batteries. They are pretty long lasting, to be exact – if using on average the batteries will work about 2-2.5 years.
Some people might think that it is dangerous and unsafe to have batteries in a faucet as they might come in contact with water. Though it is absolutely safe and there is nothing to worry about as the batteries are located under the sink and there isn’t water at all. Moreover, the batteries don’t have much voltage and current, thus they are absolutely safe.If everything is installed right, the Touch20 technology should work jus perfect. Though there were a few minor complications mentioned by customers: sometimes the water flow could stop without touching anything etc.
Though such cases are extremely rare and happen in 1 percent out of 100. The majority of people are very happy with it. That’s also perhaps one of the reasons why trusted customers on Amazon.com give it such a high rating. And the problem with glitches is getting improved.
The installation of the Delta 9192T isn’t complicated at all. In fact, it is very much similar to those of standard faucets. Therefore, if you have already had some practice and experience with ordinary ones, there will not be any problems with the Addison as there are only a few additional steps to follow. Moreover, one shouldn’t be a great expert when installing a faucet as it is pretty easy even for a woman. It is just a connection if wires, batteries, and some other parts. Even no plumber is needed in this case.
After the installation, the Delta 9192T will immediately start showing its excellent performance. However being an almost hands-free faucet, one will still have to use hands to adjust water temperature in the same way like in all other types of kitchen faucets. When the water runs for about 4 minutes and the system doesn’t sense any activity, it automatically stops the water flow.Having such a faucet one can adjust the needed temperature and the next time turning the faucet on, the adjusted temperature will be there.
There are two very identical versions by Delta – Delta 9192 and Delta 9192T. The only difference between these two is the presence of Touch20 technology in Delta Addison 9192T. As a result, the price is different too.Simple installation, reasonable price, quality, durability, and reliability – that’s exactly what people are looking for.
The Delta 9192 T might be not the most attractive from the “look” side though from the functional side it is absolutely worth buying. Here everything depends on person’s taste.The presence of Touch20 technology makes the faucet more comfortable and reliable while using. The simple installation also adds to its pros. Out of 100%, only 10% are not completely satisfied with its job. Though the rest 90 are happy having it and don’t experience any problems with it.
Speaking about the Delta 9192 which is without Touch20 technology yet with all the rest of the 9192T’s features would cost you about 100 dollars less.Thereby the choice is after you. But one fact that is certain is that these 2 models by Delta are worth buying.