When making this guide, I had to decide, based on market trends, customer needs (and obviously, personal bias) what should be the factors to take into consideration when comparing all the faucets. Here are all those factors that were observed to review the best kitchen faucets under $100, in no particular order:

  • Will the design fit into standard kitchen sinks?
  • What are the materials used in the making of these faucets? Are they durable?
  • What are the features and how well do they work? Are there any important features that are missing? 
  • Where does the faucet falter? What is its biggest weakness?
  • The ease of installation and, more importantly, are there things that you need to buy separately?
  • What about warranties?

After I review all of these things in detail, I will lay before you the pros and cons so that you can take a look and decide whether a particular faucet is good for you or not.

So, before starting, I will declare the top 3 faucets for those who are busy and need to take a quick decision.

Winners: The Faucets that made the top 3

WEWE Pullout FaucetOverall Sleek Design,
great durability, and
awesome features
Appaso Pull Down FaucetModern Design protected
by 5 layers
galvanized metal
with 3 flow modes
AROFA A01LYBeautiful unique block designed.
Built with brass and
stainless steel that
enhances durability

Making or remodeling a house is a daunting decision. There are so many things to consider. So much money is at stake here. And most of all, you want your house to look like your dream house. A big part of that vision is undoubtedly the kitchen.

Talking about the kitchen, have you ever realized the amount of time you spend in your kitchen every day? Your day starts with breakfast. So, essentially your day starts with you realizing the importance of your kitchen. And so when it comes to furnishing it with the proper appliances and equipment you can’t take a chance. One wrong decision can cause lasting annoyance and discomfort while also laying hard on your wallet.

Now that I have made you realize the importance of a well-furnished and efficient kitchen, allow me to introduce you to the center of attention of a kitchen i.e. the kitchen faucet. If you want to buy a faucet to beat all faucets on the market and you can spend cash without worrying about it then go ahead and choose something from companies like Moen and Kohler. These companies make great faucets. So, there is no reason not to look at them.

But I would be a fool not to recognize that not all people have the luxury of careless buying. Most people have a hard time spending hundreds on something that can be bought at much less of a price. As a result, many people don’t want to spend ridiculous amounts of cash on a faucet. And people are often scared that there aren’t that many good products under a hundred dollars. And even if there are, most people are scared to go for them since they believe the long known notion that cheaper the product the more defective and less durable it is.

But hear me out: This is a misconception.

Sure, affordable products may not compare to the flagships but there is no reason why these products can’t be good. On the contrary, many of the products mentioned in this guide are quite the catch when it comes to price to performance ratio. You won’t believe how good a product you can get even with budget constraints.

So, here I am with a list of 10 faucets that are great performers. All of these cost less than a hundred bucks.

Disclaimer: Before going any further, it is important to remember that there is not a single fit-for-all faucet. While choosing a faucet you will have to consider various factors that are unique to you. For example, do you want a faucet for rinsing fruits or veggies, do you want the faucet to clean utensils, or do you want one to fill out bowls? Moreover, the kind of sink you have, kitchen space, aesthetics, etc. are other factors that should be considered with sincerity.

Lastly, a good budget faucet is not one that has the least initial price but costs a lot in the long run due to maintenance. 

We have a long journey ahead of us. So, without wasting any more time, let us dive into the top 10 best faucets for under a hundred dollars:

1. WEWE Single Handle High Arc Brushed Nickel Pullout Kitchen Faucet

Pros
  • Stainless steel spout
  • The excellent finish makes the faucet looks more expensive then it is
  • The body is Brass which will resist rusting and corrosion
  • Zinc alloy handle is plenty durable
  • The faucet employs a high arc design that reduces splashing
  • 3 water modes make a lot of sense and they can be turned on and off quickly
  • The pause mode is a nifty little feature
  • The single lever operation simplifies a lot of things
  • Retractable sprayer head comes in handy quite often
  • Can be installed on either a 1-hole or a 3-hole sink setup
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Plastic sprayer head and aerator are good but not ideal since they can break pretty easily
  • The lack of a magnetic dock means that the sprayer head might hang loose after a while.

There are a lot of faucets in the market that claim to provide quality at a lower cost. However, only a handful of these products manage to deliver on their promises. WEWE Single Handle High Arc Pullout Kitchen Faucet is one such product. It does everything you expect from a great faucet.  

Starting with the design of the faucet and you will be forgiven for thinking it costs way more than its finish suggests. The main body of the faucet is brass which is a pretty good thing. The sprout, on the other hand, is stainless steel. Similarly, the handle is made of zinc. All together the materials used in this faucet is top-notch which means the faucet will stand the test of time. 

To top it all off, all of these components have brushed Nickel finish. The main advantage of a brushed Nickel finish is that aside from looking sleek, this finish also protects against rust and corrosion. Another major advantage of this finish is that it resists fingerprints and watermarks. And even if the faucet ends up getting one, you can clean it off with a cloth. 

As a result, based on looks alone, most folks probably can’t tell the difference between this and something much more expensive such as KunMai. This is also the main draw of WEWE Single Handle Pullout Kitchen Faucet as despite costing considerably less than substantially more expensive offerings, it still manages to look the part. 

Moving on to the sprayer head and we come across some of the decisions that helped WEWE cut costs. The sprayer head is made from ABS plastic. On one hand, it is retractable which is quite a good feature considering the added versatility it provides. On the other hand, the docking mechanism isn’t magnetic. This means that you will have to guide the sprayer head back in place. It is a minor annoyance but is not a deal-breaker by any means. However, if you insist on buying a faucet with magnetic docking then you can consider Delta Faucets– one of our favorites ( Mid range price and Made in the USA ).

Looks aside, the functionality is where the WEWE Single Handle Pullout Kitchen Faucet shines the brightest. For starters, it comes with a simple one-lever operation mode. You get to control everything with one lever. From water pressure to temperature adjustment, everything can be done with this one-lever. This is great since you don’t have to fumble around with multiple levers and the added cost that they bring.

Continuing this trend of functionally simple design is the sprayer head. The spout on this faucet has two buttons on it. The bigger button is there to easily toggle between water flow modes while the smaller one is there to pause the flow. At first glance, it may look confusing but overall it is not that difficult.

You see the WEWE Single Handle Pullout Kitchen Faucet supports 2 water flow modes. The spray mode and the stream mode. Both of these modes are meant to be used for specific purposes. 

First up, the spray mode, when turned on, causes the flow to take the form of a spray. This high-pressure spray of water is great at cleaning stains like sticky food and leftovers.

Secondly, the stream mode is there for the times when you need to fill up containers such as buckets. 

The pause button is not a mode. WEWE calls it a mode but I beg to differ. What the pause button does is to stop the flow of water completely. So as long as you keep holding that button-down, the water won’t flow. It is not apparently useful but there are times when this button comes in handy. One such instance is when you are using the sprayer head in its extended form and you need to stop the water quickly. If you were to reach out and pull the lever the water may splash. This is where that pause button makes sense. You press it and voila the flow stops.

Other important things to note about the WEWE Single Handle Pullout Kitchen Faucet is that it has a ceramic valve which is a pretty good sign since ceramic valves are less likely to leak. And it comes in the box with all the mounting hardware you need. 

All of these things at its asking price and with a 5 years warranty? It sure is a sweet deal in my opinion.

 Note: Sometimes the fittings are a bit loose so you may have to tighten them yourselves 

2. APPASO Matte Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer

Pros
  • It features a high arc design that reduces splashing
  • Absolutely gorgeous patented design with an understated matte black finish
  • Durable materials with rust and stain-resistant zinc alloy coating with a brushed Nickle finish
  • 360-degree swivel that lets you position the faucet however you like
  • The ceramic cartridge is a welcome addition
  • Single lever operation is a simple solution that, both, keeps the costs down and provides an intuitive way to control the rate of flow and temperature
  • The 3 different water flow modes, spray, stream, and pause let you choose the appropriate for the situation
  • Retractable nature of the sprayer head adds to the flexibility of the product
  • ABS nozzle resists the buildup of scale and hard water and it can be cleaned with just your finger
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • The retractable dock isn’t magnetic which is a little disappointing to see
  • The sprayer head has a tendency to hang loose so make sure to adjust the counterweight whenever you spot it
  • Instructions could be difficult to follow and highly recommended to be installed by an expert
  • Not very sturdy – if we were to give it a score out of 10, it would be a 6

APPASO is a well-known manufacturer of affordable faucets. The APPASO Matte Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer is another step in the right direction. 

There are a lot of things that make this faucet great for folks who are on a tight budget. The chief among these things is the way this faucet looks. APPSO has done an excellent job designing this thing. The design is unlike anything else on the market. The shape is fluid and has curves that make it way more appealing than traditional faucets. And to make the matters even sweeter, the matte black finish is something to die for.

Just like the design, the materials APPSO used are also quite good. The body is stainless steel with a zinc alloy cover. Stainless steel gives the faucet its rigidity and strength while the zinc alloy resists corrosion. The whole package is topped off with a multi-layer coating of brushed Nickel.

Brushed Nickel is a pretty smart choice as it resists rust and corrosion. This finish even fights against fingerprints and watermarks. So, your APPASO Matte Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer won’t be looking ugly anytime soon.  

On a similar note, the cartridge is also plenty durable and frankly, it needs to be. The single biggest downfall of affordable faucets is that these employ cheap materials for the cartridge. As you can probably guess, it is not a good idea. Such cartridges end up leaking which ruins the whole setup. So, it is refreshing to see that APPSO has paid close attention to this matter and employed a ceramic cartridge to make sure there are no leaks.

Moving on to the usability side of things and I am happy to report that APPASO Matte Black Kitchen Faucet is a champ. The faucet uses a one-lever design which means that you can control the rate of flow and the temperature of water by using just one lever alone. You pull the lever towards you for cold water and you push it for hot water. 

The usability enhancements don’t stop here. The sprayer head is retractable. It uses a gravity-based system to make the retractable system work. Sadly, there is no magnetic docking present so you will have to make do with what you’ve got.

Now because there isn’t any magnetic docking system in play here, the hose may hang loose over time. This issue is not unique to this model as there are other faucets that suffer from this too. So, if it ends up happening just the counterweight appropriately. In order to address this issue, the packing comes with a weight. It is to attach to the hose under the sink. When adjusted correctly, it works like a charm, however, you can check out Appaso’s 133 series that has magnetic docking and get rid of the hassle.

Aside from the retractable nature of the sprayer head, there are also 2 buttons on top of it that control the different flow modes. The bigger one is there to toggle between the spray and stream modes. 

As you might already know, the stream mode is there for times when you need to fill up the buckets real quick. It also comes in handy when you need to wash up the sink. 

On the other hand, the spray mode comes in handy when you want to clean the dishes. The higher pressures spray is perfect for cleaning morsels, and to get rid of sticky food.

The third function of the button on top of the sprayer head is the pause button. The pause button may not make so much sense at first but it does serve a pretty novel purpose. Think about all the times when all you wanted to do was to turn down the pressure a bit but you got yourself wet. The pause button solves this problem by letting you stop the flow of water upon the push of a single button. So, push the button and you can then easily stop or change the water temperature.

Other noteworthy features of the faucet include easy to clean ABS nozzles. The nozzle resists the wear and tear of hard water and the buildup of scales. And when everything is said and done you can clean the nozzle by rubbing a finger over the nozzle.

Additionally, it supports 360-degree swivel, easy to assemble parts, and a 90-day money-back guarantee to ensure that if you don’t like the faucet you can return it without any hassle. 

In short, the APPASO Matte Black Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer does almost everything perfectly. It has elegance in its design. It is beautiful, affordable, and best of all, it packs some useful features. So, if it wasn’t on your list before, it’s time for you to put it there.


3. Arofa A01LY Commercial Modern Kitchen Sink faucet

Pros
  • Sleek, modern design suitable for both a home and a professional kitchen
  • The brass construction with the brushed Nickel finish makes the faucet plenty durable
  • One-lever operation is simple, elegant, and just works
  • 3 water flow modes come in handy quite often and so they are great additions
  • The retractable nature of sprayer head is a big plus in my books
  • High arc designs result in reduced splashing
  • Pretty easy to install
  • A 5-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Economical
Cons
  • The counterweight system is a little finicky and, more often than not, will require a little modification to work properly
  • It is only compatible with one-hole systems. So, if your sink is a 3-hole, you will need a deck plate. This is an unnecessary complication but fortunately, the deck plate comes inside the box

Many people want to design their homes in contemporary fashion. This includes the kitchen too. And few spots in a kitchen are as important as the sink. Consequently, the faucet receives much consideration. So, for people who want a faucet that will look at home both in a personal as well as professional kitchen, the Arofa A01LY Commercial Modern Kitchen Sink faucets are a pretty good choice.

Arofa A01LY comes with 5 years of warranty.

Well, if you look at the Arofa A01LY Commercial Modern Kitchen Sink faucets, the first thing you’ll notice is how modern the design of the faucet is. Gone are the gentle curves and contours. Things that can be called remnants of the past. Instead, the overall shape of the faucet is blockier and squarer. Granted there is still that high arc design. But almost everything else has adopted that modern contemporary look many people crave.

While we are on the subject of the high arc design it is good to see the faucet employing it. A high arc not only looks charming but is also practical since it keeps the splashes to a minimum.

Moving on to the materials, Arofa has used Brass to make the structure of the faucet durable. To double down on durability the brass is protected under 5 layers of galvanized metal. In our case, this metal happens to be brushed Nickel. 

The use of Nickel is a no brainer. On one hand, it looks sleek while on the other it makes the faucet rust and corrosion-resistant. Not only that the coating also keeps the faucet clean by resisting the buildup of fingerprints and watermarks on the body. 

Next up is the retractable sprayer head and if I were to describe it one word I would say Functional.

See the retractable sprayers is the centerpiece here. It pops out of place and extends (hence the ‘Retractable’ moniker). Plus, it gives users the ability to choose between 3 water modes. These 3 water modes are:

  • Spray
  • Stream
  • Pause

The spray mode creates an aerated spray of water that is perfect for washing away leftover food and cleaning dishes. 

The stream mode, on the other hand, creates a stream of water. The streamflow comes in handy when you need to fill up buckets and such.

Finally, the pause is not a flow mode per se. It comes in handy at times when you need to stop the water flow quickly.

All of these options have their use cases and it is nice to see Arofa giving consumers the options they need.

Let us discuss the one-lever operation to bring this list of features to a close. Personally, I like it. Making a faucet with a single lever has several advantages. For starters, it reduces the cost of manufacturing which is good for the end consumer. Next up it greatly simplifies the installation as well as the operation of the faucet. Taken together I think these reasons are enough to justify it. 

Finally, the Arofa A01LY supports 360-degree swivel to add to the convenience of the users. Additionally, it has a ceramic valve to ensure leak proof operation. Couple this with a 5-year warranty and you have a product that hits above its weight.

Overall, I am really impressed with the Arofa A01LY Commercial Modern Kitchen Sink faucet. It looks sleek, works like a charm, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. So, it’s a win-win situation all around.


4. OWOFAN Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer

Pros
  • A refreshing design that is both sleek and functional
  • Top-notch build quality with brass as the base and brushed Nickle finishing
  • Detachable nature of the hose is a big plus
  • One lever operation greatly simplifies the operating the faucet
  • 2 water modes, spray, and stream, are welcome additions
  • 360-degree swivel
  • Ceramic valves and stainless steel supply lines
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • There is no deck plate in the box so you will have to buy a separate one
  • The supply lines that come in the box are rather short so you may need to buy these too

The faucets we have seen until this point have all, more or less, adopted the same kind of design. The OWOFAN Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer strays from the traditional design and offers contemporary looks that feel like they belong in a professional restaurant. You can call this faucet’s looks like an expression of ‘Function over form’.

So, let’s talk about the design in more detail. From the looks of the faucet alone, you can figure out that the sprayer head is detachable. The wire frame around the supply line, the single lever function, and the docking station everything on this faucet gives off an air of sophistication. Nothing stands out too flashy or out of place. 

In short, the design just works. It is not obtrusive. It is not out of this world beautiful. Understated and yet professional looking. So, I will say it again, it just works. However, if you are looking for something flashy, then you could try out Appaso’s APS175BRG.

Moving on to the function, the single lever is a pretty clever way to provide all the necessary features without the extra cost. The lever controls the water flow, and the water temperature just as you would expect it to.

Similarly, the sprayer head is also cleverly designed. Immediately upon seeing it, you know that it is meant to be detachable. There is no fancy magnetic docking here and frankly, at this price point, I didn’t expect to see it anyway. Instead, there is a docking station that holds the sprayer head in place when it is docked. It looks cool but most importantly, the docking and undocking work perfectly.

However, when it comes to using this sprayer head I miss a little feature. Don’t get me wrong. The flow modes on offer here are sufficient. Especially when you consider the price, but there is still a part of me that wants a dedicated pause button. The pause button makes so much sense that not including it feels like a missed opportunity. So, I was a little bummed when I found out that it didn’t have one.

Aside from this little misstep, everything else is as expected. The two flow modes that I talked about work as you want them to. The spray mode helps in cleaning up leftover food in dishes with increased water pressure. On the other hand, the stream mode provides an aerated stream of water to fill up containers like buckets quickly. 

You can’t talk about the features without talking about the quality of the product because no matter how good a product is if it can’t stand the test of time then it is of no use to the average consumer.  Fortunately, the OWOFAN Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer cuts no corners here. The faucet, like all quality faucets, is made of brass. To protect the brass structure from stains, rust, and corrosion OWOFAN has covered it with a multi-layer brushed Nickel finish. As a result, the build quality of the faucet is top-notch. 

In addition to excellent build quality, the faucet has another nifty feature up its sleeves:

It has a 360-degree swivel. That means there is no corner of the sink that your faucet can’t reach.

Of course, there are areas where OWOFAN Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer stumble. One of these areas is the lack of a deck plate in the box. I understand that this decision may have been made to keep the costs down but it’s still a bummer. Now depending on what kind of a sink you have, you may need to buy an additional deck plate in order to fit this faucet.

Another minor annoyance is that the supply lines that come in the box are rather short. 

All in all, the OWOFAN Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer holds its own against more expensive products from brands like Moen and Kohler. It looks sleek, is durable enough to withstand years of abuse, has all the necessary features, and costs less. What is not to like about it?


5. Keonjinn Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucets

Pros
  • The design is sleek and clean albeit a bit boring
  • Stainless steel with brushed nickel finish is a recipe for success since it makes the faucet both durable and stain resistant
  • Retractable sprayer head works well
  • 360 swivel is a welcome addition
  • 3 water flow modes to make cleaning and filling up containers easy
  • Comes pre-packed with everything needed for installing including a 10-inch deck plate
  • Amazing value for money
Cons
  • There is no instruction manual in the box which is a bummer
  • No magnetic docking facility
  • No instruction manual available at the time of reviewing this faucet

You may not have heard of Keonjinn but they make quite quality faucets at fraction of the price some bigger companies like Moen charge for their products. Their Keonjinn Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet has managed to impress me in more than one way.

The first thing that caught my eye was how simple the Keonjinn Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet looks. A smooth surface with a single lever and a high arc. It’s a tried and tested design that just works. This classic look is complemented by the durable nature of the materials used here. Namely, stainless steel for the structure and a finish of brushed Nickel. The finish gives the faucet an elegant appearance while at the same time making it able to resist rust, corrosion, fingerprints, and watermarks. 

The design is not the only thing that is classic: the feature set also follows the same route. All the features that Keonjinn Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet boasts are also industry staples. Here is why this is a good thing:

Since there is no novel feature on display here you can compare it directly with other products on the market. An Apples to Apples comparison is always the most effective way to find out which products are bad and which are not. And if you think about it, it won’t be fair to the Keonjinn Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet if I compare to faucets that cost considerably higher. 

So, what are these features that I am talking about here? Well, the Keonjinn Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet has a detachable sprayer head. It works as you expect it to. And it also has the shortcomings you expect it to. For instance, the sprayer head retracts using a counterweight system. So far so good. But it doesn’t have a magnetic docking system. Granted at this price range no other product has one either. But, nonetheless, it would have been nice to see one. 

On a similar note, 3 water flow modes make an appearance here. We have the usual spray, stream, and pause mode. The spray mode, once activated, generates pressurized spray of water that comes in handy while cleaning leftover food.

The stream mode, on the other hand, generates an aerated stream of water for times when you need to fill up some buckets real quick. Believe me, it does come in handy.

The third and final mode, the pause mode, is as its name implies. When you press the pause button the flow of water stops. This is useful in situations where if you didn’t pause it, the water would splash and we don’t want that, do we?

Finally, completing the feature list are features like the 360-degree swivel and the single-lever water control of the Keonjinn Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet. The 360 swivel enables the faucet to rotate 360 degrees. This way you can direct the water wherever you want to inside the sink. While the single lever present here lets you control things like water flow rate and the temperature with ease. 

Like everything else on this list, the Keonjinn Kitchen Faucet is not free from shortcomings, the biggest of which is the lack of an instructions manual. While I understand that manufacturers do these kinds of things to keep the costs down, it is still a hassle especially for people that don’t want to spend money on a plumber. Now because there isn’t any sort of a manual in the box, newbies will find it hard to install the faucet on the first go.

Oh, and it comes with everything inside the box so you don’t need to buy anything else to install it. Trust me, there is nothing quite as frustrating as finding out that the shiny new faucet you bought doesn’t come with all the parts needed to install it.

Aside from these two minor grips, there is nothing wrong with Keonjinn Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet. 

All in all, the Keonjinn Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet is a solid performer. It does everything a faucet should quite comfortably and manages to remain quite affordable while doing so. Good job Keonjinn.


6. OWOFAN Single Lever Pull Down Sprayer Spring Kitchen Sink Faucet

Pros
  • The faucet looks absolutely stunning with its industrial design and matte black paint job
  • Brass construction, stainless steel parts, and ceramic cartridge ensures that the faucet will last a long time
  • Two water modes
  • 360-degree swivel
  • Single lever operation makes the faucet easy to operate
Cons
  • There is no pause button which is a sort of a bummer
  • The supply lines are rather short

Ask anyone about the sexiest color and you will get an overwhelming response in favor of matte black. Matte black is one of those finishes that fit in any setup and looks good no matter how you look at it. The OWOFAN Single Lever Pull Down Sprayer Spring Kitchen Sink Faucet brings the matte black goodness in a modern form factor.

While we are on the subject of form factor let’s discuss it in a bit more detail. The design that OWOFAN has decided to utilize at first glance doesn’t look like it belongs in a home kitchen. But on closer inspection, it has that sort of a professional look which not only works in a home kitchen it looks rather good. Obviously the matte black paint job has a lot to do with it.

The aesthetics alone would have been enough for most people but the OWOFAN Single Lever Pull Down Sprayer Spring Kitchen Sink Faucet includes a solid amount of useful features that it is impossible not to recommend. The features that I am referring to include a high arc design with a single lever on one end and a detachable hose on the other. Because the faucet incorporates a high arc design it effectively reduces the chances of splashing.

The detachable hose is not fully retractable. It is held in place by a docking clamp attached to the main faucet body. While the hose is not retractable in the true sense of the word, it detaches and falls back in place when needed. So, there is no problem here. 

Other useful features of the OWOFAN Single Lever Pull Down Sprayer Spring Kitchen Sink Faucet include two water flow modes. These flow modes are:

  • The stream mode
  • The spray mode

The former is used when you need to quickly top up buckets and the latter is used when you want to clean the dishes and to remove those annoying sticky food bits. All in all, these water modes, although not novel, work well and are quite a welcome addition. 

In addition to the flow modes, the single-lever action is also a welcome addition for more than one reason. The first reason is that the inclusion of a single lever reduces the cost of production. Additionally, using a single lever operation makes controlling the flow and temperature of the water quite easily.

Other notable features include 360-degree swivel and compact 16-inch height. With this, the feature list comes to an end.

Couple all of these features with brass and stainless steel construction, ceramic cartridge, and 24-inch stainless steel pipelines and you may get why I like the OWOFAN Single Lever Pull Down Sprayer Spring Kitchen Sink Faucet so much.

With that out of the way let us look at some of the most obvious pain points. The first of which is the lack of any pause mode. Secondly, the water lines are quite short. So, you will need to buy separate ones. The hose, although it is detachable, is still quite short.

Long story short, the OWOFAN Single Lever Pull Down Sprayer Spring Kitchen Sink Faucet is quite a remarkable option when it comes to affordable faucets. It has an amazing design which is further enhanced by the matte black finish, has all the features one needs, and it also costs way less. There is practically no viable reason not to like it.


7. Moone Commercial Single Handle Kitchen Faucet

Pros
  • The design is simple and yet sleek
  • The combination of brass and stainless steel provides increased structural rigidity to the faucet
  • The body is Lead-free
  • Brushed Nickel finish resists rust, corrosion fingerprints, and watermarks and also makes the faucet easy to clean
  • The retractable sprayer head increases the reach of the nozzle to about 20 inches which makes cleaning the sink all the easier
  • The different water modes work perfectly
  • It is pretty easy to install and comes with everything needed for installation inside the box
  • The ceramic cartridge reduces the risk of leakage
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • The supply lines that the faucet comes with are relatively short so you might be on your way to the hardware store sooner than you think.

Fancy features are great, striking design is even better but these things also add to the overall cost of the product. And this is why most people argue that you don’t need all of these things if it means shelling hundreds of dollars. Whether you believe it or not, money is still the primary factor here. 

So, what if you want a product that doesn’t have any fancy features, nor a striking design but a product that just works. A product that does what it says and doesn’t cost hundreds.

If you want such a product, then take a look at Moone Commercial Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet. Let me explain why it might be the only faucet that you will ever need.

All of this starts with its design. The Moone Commercial Single Handle Kitchen Faucet has a no-nonsense design. There are no flashy parts to it nor any attempts to look extraordinarily contemporary. It features a classic high arc design that reduces splashing. At one end of this high arc design is the single lever that controls the water and on the other end is the detachable sprayer head. 

Overall the design is simple yet elegant and just works.

An elegant design is one thing but it is useless if it can’t stand the test of time. Fortunately, Moone has made this faucet with brass and stainless steel. Strong, durable materials ensure that the equipment won’t break down any time soon. Additionally, making the faucet even stronger is the brushed nickel finish. The finish protects the faucet against rust, corrosion, fingerprints, and watermarks. As a result, the Moone Commercial Single Handle Kitchen Faucet will remain clean and if it ever gets smudgy just wipe it off with clean cloth.

So, how does the Moone Commercial Single Handle Kitchen Faucet fare when it comes to functionality? Well, it turns out pretty good. As I have said before, there is nothing fancy about this faucet. Everything present here can be found in other faucets as well. But unlike so many other faucets out there the features present here actually work. That means the detachable sprayer head once detached returns back to its original position and, most importantly, there have been no complaints of it hanging loose. 

On a similar note, the three mode selection buttons present on the sprayer head allow you toggle between different modes. The three modes on offer here are:

  • The stream mode for times when you’re short on time and you need to fill up a container
  • The spray mode comes in handy when washing dishes. It enables a pressurized water spray that is strong enough to wash away sticky food bits and such
  • The pause mode for times when you need to stop the flow of water quickly

Moving on, the faucet is controlled by a single handle. Water flow, temperature, and the rate of flow everything can be controlled with this lever alone. Including a single lever is a good decision since it not only reduces the cost of production but also simplifies the operation of the faucet.

Completing the features list is the 360-degree swivel capability. 

When it comes to installation, the Moone Commercial Single Handle Kitchen Faucet can be installed either on a 1-hole setup or a 3-hole setup with a 10-inch deck plate. Kudos to Moone for including the deck plate in the box saving consumers some bucks in the process.

Aside from the deck plate, all the necessary mounting hardware is present inside the box. And the whole setup is easy to install. So, Moone gets full points for the ease of installation.

All in all, the Moone Commercial Single Handle Kitchen Faucet has really set the bar for what you can expect from a faucet that costs less than a hundred bucks. It looks elegant and works like a charm. It even comes with all the things you need inside the box. It is an all-round winner for me.


8. VC CUCINE Commercial High Arc Single Handle Kitchen Faucet

Pros
  • The faucet is expertly designed and it can fit in a professional as well as home environment pretty easily
  • The sprayer head is detachable and once detached its range increases to about 8 inches
  • Two water modes, the stream, and the spray mode add into the usability of the faucet
  • Brass and stainless steel construction with a brushed Nickle finish give the faucet its durability and resistance against rust, corrosion, fingerprints, and watermarks
  • 360-degree swivel
  • Comes packed with everything you need inside the box
  • 10 year limited warranty
Cons
  • There is no pause mode which is a bummer
  • It is quite tall so if you have a setup that does not fit a tall faucet, then you need to look at something else

More and more people are craving that ultramodern look for their houses. Straight lines, single color muted looks, and cold, hard metal. This contemporary design is an obsession that won’t stop anytime soon. From the bedroom to the bathroom, this design knows no boundaries and so that includes the kitchen setup too. Seeing this it is not surprising that many people are drawn to the looks of VC CUCINE Commercial High Arc Single Handle Kitchen Faucet.

The main thing that catches the eye of prospective buyers is how striking the VC CUCINE Commercial High Arc Single Handle Kitchen Faucet’s appearance is. It looks bold, ultra-modern, and, most of all, it looks different. The looks may be the biggest selling point here but everything else is nothing to scoff at either.

Now, its time to take a look at the actual features that this faucet packs. We have the usual industry staples like a detachable sprayer head. Once detached the sprayer head has a reach of about 7.87 inches. The overall height of the faucet is 20.8 inches. This is a little taller than I expected but is not a deal-breaker for people who have the necessary headroom in their kitchen. But for people who don’t, you may want to look elsewhere. 

Moving on, the sprayer head has two mode selection buttons on top of it. We know what that means, don’t we? That means although the VC CUCINE Commercial High Arc Single Handle Kitchen Faucet has the usual stream and spray modes, it is lacking a pause mode. I know I know it is a minor inconvenience, a nitpick so to speak. But when other companies are able to pack in that feature while maintaining the price point it becomes hard to justify its absence. 

Well, moving on the faucet under discussion manages to include 360-degree swivel. And these folks conclude the list of features. 

But what if it breaks after a while? Surely all of these features don’t make up for that? 

Well, if it does break despite it having brass and stainless steel construction and all the features that people care about then you can get a replacement free of charge. This warranty runs for 10 years after you make the purchase. So, rest assured that you are covered. 

Finally, the VC CUCINE Commercial High Arc Single Handle Kitchen Faucet comes with everything inside the box. That means you won’t have to run to the hardware store. Coo, right?

In short, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the VC CUCINE Commercial High Arc Single Handle Kitchen Faucet. It is durable enough to last for years to come and it looks pretty. Couple this with a relatively low price and it is a wonderful option with surprisingly fewer compromises.


9. Comllen Commercial Single Handle High Arc Brushed Nickel Pullout Kitchen Faucet

Pros
  • The design looks and feels good
  • Brass, stainless steel, and zinc is a combination providing durability at a reduced cost
  • The retractable hose extends to about 24 inches in range
  • Two water flow modes, the stream, and the spray
  • 360-degree swivel
  • Single handle lever
  • Amazing price
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Cons
  • No pause mode
  • There is no deck plate in the box so if you have a 3 hole sink design you will need to buy a deck plate separately
  • The retractable hose has no magnetic docking system or any gravity-based system, so it tends to dangle loose

Decisions like:

Should I purchase this faucet because the price is amazing or should I invest in something more premium?

Are sometimes tough to make. There are pretty solid, logical reasons as to why? 

On one hand, there is the opportunity to save a considerable amount of money by going with a lesser-known brand.  And on the other hand, this decision can backfire big time since the lesser brand doesn’t have the kind of sales that in their wake leave reviews that detail the weaknesses. 

So, the choice is really tough. Having said that, if you can find a product like Comllen Commercial Single Handle High Arc Pullout Kitchen Faucet which admittedly is from a lesser-known manufacturer, then I say you should seriously consider it. 

There are several reasons as to why I feel like recommending it even though it has its shortcomings. 

The biggest reason why I recommend it is because of the Comllen’s extremely good effort of combining a simple design with a tried and tested feature set. You won’t believe how many companies mess that up. Some get the design right, while others nail the features. Not a lot of companies combine these two almost perfectly. 

So, it is refreshing to see a manufacturer, especially at this price level, put in the effort.

Talking about the effort and we see that a lot of it has gone towards the features and not the design itself. And I don’t blame Comllen for it. At the end of the day, a faucet is as good as the work it does. Fortunately, aside from a few omissions, everything else is present here. This includes a retractable sprayer head that makes washing dishes real easy. The sprayer head extends to about 24 inches. This is enough to cover the length of the sink and even beyond that. But this is also where the Comllen Commercial Single Handle High Arc Pullout Kitchen Faucet stumbles a bit.

You see to keep the costs down, companies sometimes make decisions that seem moronic. But upon closer inspection, these decisions aren’t really that moronic. This exact thing is on display here. The retractable hose isn’t really retractable. There is no magnet to pull it back nor is there any counterweight system to pull the hose back. You have to do all of this manually. Now, this is a problem. Since sometimes using force to jam in the hose can break things. And even if it doesn’t, with nothing to hold it back the hose tends to come loose and dangle an inch or two.

The above-mentioned issues are not a total deal-breaker. But if the aesthetic appeal is more important to you than saving money than please look elsewhere. 

With that out of the way, let’s look at something that works reasonably well. That something has to be the single-lever operating system. You can adjust the flow rate and the temperature with only one lever which is a good thing as it simplifies a lot of things including the assembly.

Similarly, the button on top of the sprayer head allows it to change the water flow mode. You can toggle between two modes, a spray mode and a stream mode. You know what the spray and stream mode do so I’ll skip it.

What I won’t skip, however, is the lack of a dedicated pause button. Once again, I understand it’s a compromise made to reduce the costs but when some other companies are able to do it, it makes no sense to give this feature a boot. I am a little sad it’s not here but you can’t have everything, can you? 

So, finishing up our discussion about the features of the Comllen Commercial Single Handle High Arc Pullout Kitchen Faucet is that it has 360-degree swivel and that it is made from brass and stainless steel. Additionally, the handle is zinc alloy. So, overall the build quality is top-notch and with the inclusion of the brushed Nickel finish, there is nothing to complain about here.

Oh, and it has a limited lifetime replacement warranty.

In short, the Comllen Commercial Single Handle High Arc Pullout Kitchen Faucet is a good faucet no matter how you look at it. And it becomes an even sweeter deal if you consider the price. So, if you can look past some of its main shortfalls, then it is an absolute bargain.


10. Rulia’s Kitchen Sink Pull Down Faucet – RB1022

Pros
  • Upgraded structure, user friendly make,
  • Budget and a pocket-friendly option,
  • Equipped with advanced technology to suit the needs of the user,
  • Aesthetic and beautiful finishes to give your kitchen the right kind of glow,
  • A considerably long length of the extendable hose,
  • Rust and corrosion free,
  • Easy to install and set up.
Cons
  • The hot and cold hose pipes are of unequal length, which might be unpleasant for some people.
  • After some time, you might encounter problems in the temperature settings, mainly because of the above-mentioned problem, but this was observed in only those user’s faucets who used it with constantly changing the temperatures, and did not use one single temperature.

Ever since they got introduced into the markets, not more than a decade ago, the manufacturers at Rulia have done nothing but produce excellent quality useful and durable products.

This sleek, stylish, and innovative pull-down kitchen faucet from Rulia manufacturers is going to be a creatively aesthetic and powerful addition to your kitchen. It will suit best in a kitchen of any setting, be it contemporary or modern, for its simple yet modern looking design will never make it appear out of place.

This faucet is available in four different colors which represent the different finishes that it comes in and includes Gun Black, Brushed Nickel, Copper Rose Gold, and Gold.

This particular faucet from Rulia’s is an easy-to-install faucet that comes in a fully complete packaging including all the components needed for its installation. It requires a single hole for installation, but you may go for a 3-hole option too if you plan to install the Escutcheon that is included alone too. The installation is quite an easy one and could be done alone as a DIY, without involving any plumbers in between.

The faucet weighs around 6.4 pounds, which is not exactly heavy and makes it perfectly suited to be installed easily without any lagging or drooping issues. It is preferred to be installed as a deck-mounted faucet, as it is specifically designed to be installed that way.

This pull-down kitchen faucet is single-handled, and the handle is made out of metal. It can be maneuvered easily, which makes changing between hot and cold temperatures quite a simple task.

The best feature of this faucet is that it has an accelerated, or boosted-up stream of water. There would be no need to worry over a slow, dripping stream of water, because this faucet will, in no way give you such a lagging stream. The accelerated stream will not only prove comfort of work to you, but would also make cleaning, rinsing, and filling to be carried out in a breeze.

Similar to the powerful stream, the faucet also has the feature of producing a powerful spray of water, one that is strong enough to flush away all the stubborn stains, or debris away from your dirty plates and pans. Thus, cleaning and washing the dishes will longer be a task that requires an endless amount of scrubbing and scouring.

As obvious from above, this faucet provides two different alternating settings of water flow, with the accelerated flow common in both of them: The Spray and the Stream. The button to alternate between these two settings of water can be found right at the top of the spray head, so you don’t need to worry about making the entire faucet head dirty while trying to alternate between the water settings.

To solve all customer problems, the manufacturers have kept in mind all the possible issues that might hinder the performance of this faucet, and have equipped this faucet with an upgraded, modern-day structure. This means that now, this faucet will provide smooth swivel access for a long time, and would be quite smooth in its durability for most of its lifetime. Special care has been taken to assure the problem-free and long-term durable performance of the faucet.

The extendable hose of the Rulia pull-down faucet can be pulled out to a length of about 24-inches, which again, is a brilliant and thoughtful feature incorporated in this faucet. This is a considerable amount of length, which is enough to cover almost the whole of the sink area and will provide the user from unnecessarily bending over to do the dishes.

It will also provide the comfort of filling in large pots, containers, or vessels with water while keeping them out of the sink, on the floor, which would garner protection to both your sink and kitchen countertop from cracking.

The faucet is easy to clean, and a simple swipe with a moist cloth towel would leave the faucet squeaky clean. This makes it a low maintenance faucet and helps in saving time for the cleaning tasks.

The overall faucet has a height reaching about 15.8 inches, which is a compact height and would perfectly fit in any kitchen area, without causing any constricted space or problems of fitting in between cabinets.

The overall built and finish of the faucet has been done to make it resistant to rust and corrosion of all kinds. This ensures the long lifetime of the faucet, making it a lasting investment in the long run.

The spray head is made out of brass, a material that itself is known for its durability and excellent functioning.

The brilliant and aesthetic finishes remain shining and bright for a long time, and there is no kind of discoloration or dulling of color observed in them. The paint wouldn’t shed from the faucet after some time as it is observed in some faucets.

All in all, this pull-down kitchen faucet will not only be a useful and sturdy addition in your kitchen but would also add to the radiance of the kitchen. It has a decorative design which makes it a perfect fit for all types of kitchens. Also, it is a great quality product which will work perfectly for a long time.


Phew, this was exhausting. We took a detailed look at 10 of the most promising faucets that cost less than a hundred bucks. These ten, stand above the rest. They do everything you will ever need a faucet to do.

Conclusion

One of the biggest decisions homeowners have to make while designing their ideal living place is what to buy and what to not. This is true especially for places like the kitchen and the bathroom. These are the places where aside from the major appliances and equipment a lot of smaller things pop up.

Talking about the kitchen, you not only have to consider the décor or the appliances you fancy, but you also have to consider the aesthetics and functionality of your sink. The biggest factor that makes or breaks the sink is, of course, the faucet. Get a good faucet and you’ll be set for years to come. But get a terrible one and between the costs of repairs and replacements you’ll end up way over your budget. Therefore, the balance between cost and quality should be taken into consideration quite carefully.

People think there is a correlation between how much money you spend and the quality you get. Frankly, that is not always the case. Look closely and you will find examples where even faucets that cost hundreds of dollars end up failing.

I feel like I have to explain something here:

Saving money is fine. But being a cheapskate is never the right solution to a problem. In fact, it is like digging your own grave. If you need a faucet and you can spend money on a premium one then that is what you should do.

Now, there is a time when all we need is something that just works. In that case, spending less than a hundred dollars is absolutely fine. 

So, if you want to buy a faucet that doesn’t cost more than a hundred dollars, you need to pay attention to a couple of factors. Read the article above carefully, and choose what works best for you. There is something there for everyone. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the winners above.

Happy Buying!