When we moved in and renovated our house two years ago, we didn’t think about the style of the kitchen. We didn’t give it a second thought and went for a similar look to the one we had at our old house. We chose the same type of kitchen tap as there was nothing wrong with the style. However, after seeing other kitchens, we have come to realise our old kitchen tap looked plain and boring. It didn’t have the ‘wow’ factor we were looking for especially as this is a modern white kitchen.
When the opportunity to review this Cobbe kitchen sink mixer tap came up, we were delighted. It looks really stylish and it’s a nice refresh for the heart of your home. Most importantly the kitchen tap works for us.
This polished chrome tap is a serious upgrade at a good and affordable price, which is sold on Amazon for RRP£49.99. It’s a sprung tap with a pull-down sprayer and two water outlet modes: Stream or Spray. The overall height is 42 cm, width is 21 cm and sprayer height is 13 cm. It is a single handle with a hot and cold water inlet. The handle can be placed to any side with a 360-degree swivel. It comes with a braided explode-proof hose.
Inside this well-packed box, it comes with a kitchen tap, fixed foot, O-ring, washer, gasket, two flexible hoses and instructions. The flexible hoses are marked with red for hot water and blue for cold water. I find this is so helpful as it is so easy to identify and place the hoses to the correct hot/cold water pipes.
Before I did any plumbing, I closed all the water inlet valves to ensure no water was coming through. I also had a bucket and cloth to pick up any residual water in the old flexible hoses when I unscrewed and detached them. Then, using a plumber’s clamp, I removed the existing tap nut and bolt. Once I removed my old tap, I gave the sink a good clean before placing the new tap down.
I first placed the main body together with the fixed foot. I then put silicone sealant around the main body and the fixed foot. This is to give a good seal around the rim and prevent water from slipping through any gaps and leaks into the cupboard. I screwed just the red flexible hose onto the main body and placed the half-prepared kitchen tap into the sink. I then placed the O-ring, washer and gasket loosely onto the red flexible hose.
At this point, I placed the blue flexible hose through the bottom of the sink onto the O-ring, washer and gasket on it. From there, I screwed the blue hose onto the main body of the kitchen tap. It took me a moment to pick up the thread before it was secured.
Once all the flexible hoses are on the main body, I used my fingers to screw the gasket upwards and tighten it with the plumber’s clamp. At this point, make sure you remember to check that your tap handle is pointing in the right direction. Then screw the hoses onto the water inlets. Once all components are tight, I tested it out by turning on the water valves.
I am lucky that this is a very straightforward installation as we only had our kitchen done two years ago so everything is still relatively new including the water inlets. It took me less than an hour with guidance from a helpful neighbour.
The surface of the nozzle is made of ABS plastic. It is removable and replaceable if you want to change the nozzle. Switching over from stream to spray is so easily by simply press the button. The default reach (distance between the base and the tap) is quite short. However, I simply leave the hose free standing so that it naturally reaches further which works fine and doesn’t splash everywhere. In my video, you can see the unboxing and how the two water outlet modes work.
The kitchen tap is extendable and swivels. It is so flexible and easy to use when I need to change the direction or intensity of the water flow. I really love the finish of this tap. It has a sleek look and is also very functional. I particularly enjoy using the spray mode. Now I can wash all the sink surfaces simply by pointing the tap to the desired area and spraying. I would recommend this tap, especially as it is relatively inexpensive for such a modern look and easy to install.
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