Moen is a well-known brand, famous for its boundary-pushing design. The Moen 7175 pull-out kitchen faucet comes with a unique cutting-edge design. The design is unlike any other faucet available in the market.
Its base is made of pure stainless steel. It comes with a chrome finish which suits almost every kitchen. It might seem a bit too shiny to you at first, but trust me, it is just perfection. It brings class to just any kitchen.
The Moen 7175 comes at a mid-range price. As this is one of Moen’s highest-selling kitchen faucets, the price is kept pocket-friendly. The escutcheon plate has to be bought separately. But it is very high quality and worth the extra money spent. The faucet is also rich feature-wise.
It is an overall traditional styled kitchen faucet, which has recently again gained popularity among consumers. This review will thoroughly discuss some of its features in detail. Hopefully, by the end of this review, all your questions regarding the Moen 7175 will be answered.
Features of Moen 7175
Moen has included some useful and unique features in this faucet. These features enhance your faucet-using experience. They make working in the kitchen easier. Some of its best features are:
- Life Shine non-tarnish finish: The chrome finish on this faucet makes it look very lively and bright. It is so shiny, you will hesitate to use it regularly and leave spots on it. But rest assured, the finishing is stain proof. It is also corrosion and tarnishes proof. It will last you for years without flaking off or corroding.
- Single-handled: Its single-handle design makes the Moen 7175 easy and flexible to use.
- High-arc spout: The spout’s high-arc design allows a better flow of water and clearance. It has a height of 24inches. The flow rate is around 1.5 gallons per minute.
- Rotating handle: The handle rotates 100 degrees and gives the user much-needed flexibility of use.
- Duralast Cartridge: The Moen 7175 comes with 1255 Duralast cartridges of the highest quality. These cartridges work in sequence with two check valves. This prevents water from back flowing.
- 68-inch hose: If you ever need more flexibility while working near the sink, you can easily extend the hose. The hose extends up to 68 inches. It retracts back automatically into place when not in use.
- Hydrolock technology: Hydrolock technology allows you to install the Moen 7175 without any kind of hassle or complications with fitting.
Things to know about the Moen 7175
The Moen 7175 is a fully metal-made kitchen faucet. Some parts are made of plastic to make it corrosion-proof. Though the faucet has a metal construction, it does not have any added weight to it. It feels very light in the hands while using it.
The faucet lags toggling function for pause and sprays functions. You have to push down on the pause button pretty hard to halt the water flow. The high arc design makes it a perfect fit for large sinks. It turned out to be quite different from the pictures I had seen on the internet. It actually stood out among all other things in the kitchen.
The chrome finishing gives it that extra shine, even when it is not under the spotlight. The chrome finishing goes perfectly with any kind of kitchen. The manual it comes with is very easy to follow. Instructions come in the form of easy-to-follow pictures.
The Moen 7175 can be best compared to the Dyconn Faucet PLK402-BN Platinum Series Gila Single Handle Pullout Kitchen Faucet. I would say they are identical-looking kitchen faucets. What sets them apart are the price ranges they come in.
The Dyconn is lower priced and has almost similar features. The Dyconn lacks the Moen 7175’s high-quality chrome finishing, though. But if you are more into features than design, go ahead and purchase the Dyconn PLK402-BN.
Ease of Use
The Moen 7175 is a high-performing kitchen faucet. Big pots can be filled with water easily due to their perfect height clearance. The units’ main feature, the pullout hose, makes cleaning dishes not feel like a chore. Rinsing dishes properly feels easier. Water can be sprayed at an impressive force of 60 pounds per square inch.
The pause feature responds pretty quickly but has to be pressed down on, to make it work. The faucet handle rotates 100 degrees giving the user good maneuverability. The handle can be set up anyway you like, giving you more free handling capabilities.
Ease of Set-Up
Installation is easy and quick due to the faucet’s Hydro lock feature. Have no fear of in-installation damages as the faucet weighs just 5.7 pounds. The parts can be quickly connected without any fitting issues whatsoever.
All the parts are high-quality premium stainless steel. The plastic parts make the faucet corrosion-proof. Minerals hardly form on the spray head, even after years of rough use.
Comfort and Convenience
You can expect the highest level of comfort and convenience when using Moen’s line of kitchen faucets. The Moen 7175 is no exception either. Handling is pretty smooth and doing regular kitchen chores does not feel tiring with this faucet in hand.
It is not that heavy at all and no strain or pressure is felt by your hands. The spray hose conveniently snaps back into its holder when not in use.
The price of this faucet has stayed the same since its launch. The price of the escutcheon plate has increased, though. You might just be lucky and get a discount on the plate and faucet as a set during the holidays. The chrome model sells like hotcakes.
So if you plan to buy the chrome model of this particular model, make sure to keep an eye on the market. Stocks might run out soon, so if you have the cash, don’t hesitate to buy this faucet.
Not including the escutcheon plate with the faucet was a big turn-off for me at first. But the Moen 7175’s brilliant quality blew away all my regrets and confusions. Its traditional design packed with modern features and functions amazed me.
The hydro lock installation system was also a win-win for me. Installation felt very easy, and I installed it all by myself without the help of my plumber. You won’t be disappointed with its overall quality, especially if you can get your hands on the chrome version.
Features like its retractable spray hose and 100-degree rotating handle can usually be found on higher-priced models. This kitchen faucet just glorifies the décor of your kitchen.
- Escutcheon Plate sold separately (SKU 141002)
- High-arc spout provides more clearance
- One-handle lever design for ease of use
- Pulldown spout
- Single hole mount
This is Moen’s highest or bestselling kitchen faucet. If I was told to make a list of the top 10 Moen kitchen faucets, this would be on the top of my list. It comes with the perfect design and features that are the latest and state-of-the-art. No tools are required to install the faucet, which is a brilliant feature.
The faucet can be installed within 1 hour or even less if you have previous experience in installing faucets. The Moen 7175 Level pull-out kitchen faucet is a Moen product you will never regret buying. It will provide you with years of service with low maintenance.
It comes with the perfect design and features that are the latest and state-of-the-art. No tools are required to install the faucet, which is a brilliant feature. The faucet can be installed within 1 hour or even less if you have previous experience in installing faucets. The Moen 7175 Level pull-out kitchen faucet is a Moen product you will never regret buying. It will provide you with years of service with low maintenance.
The Moen 7175 Level pull-out kitchen faucet is a Moen product you will never regret buying. It will provide you with years of service with low maintenance.