DH and I moved into our new house to discover the kitchen and bar faucets could use some maintenance, if possible, or to be replaced. We're having a hard time finding a manual and parts for the faucets, and so may need to replace. Either way, can you help?
The faucets are identical to the ones pictured on this page as "Grohe Greens." Link
. The faucets don't say Grohe anywhere, and we can't find any other reference to this model, so I have no idea if that link is right. The aerator screens on each faucet are almost falling out, and spray button the kitchen faucet is broken. The lever is also a little funny, like it needs to be tightened (it kinda flops around, but doesn't leak). It seems like these should be cheap and easy fixes if we could find parts. Help?
If we can't find parts, we'd replace them, ideally with a matching pair of kitchen and bar faucets. Both are drilled for a single-hole faucet, and we'd want a pull out or pull down sprayer (maybe not necessary for the bar faucet, but we'd like them to look alike). We like that the lever is on top of what we have now, since that seems easier to use when your hands are dirty and takes up less space than the faucets that have the lever on the side. Side levers seem more common. :| We don't like the fact that neither faucet swivels. Both are fixed in position, except the sprayer. I don't know whether that's bad installation or design, but it makes the sinks harder to use.
We don't know who makes good faucets though, and there are so many makers! We're not looking to be penny wise and pound foolish, but we don't know the difference between a Kohler and a Grohe, or a Hansgrohe, which is apparently a different company. We want to buy quality that will last years and will be easy to find parts for. Is Grohe good? Is Kohler cheap? Can you get parts for a Moen? We really have no idea. Can you tell us?