Moen 7185ESRS Spot Resistant Kitchen Faucet Review

Moen 7185ESRS Kitchen Faucet Review

The Moen 7185ESRS is a faucet that comes with flawless performance. It is a totally hands-free pull-down kitchen faucet that comes in some beautiful colors and styles. It is guaranteed to provide you with fresh water at one touch.

Moen’s Motion-Sense technology is just state of the art. The Motion-Sense feature is an AC adapter powered, which gets rid of the hassle of continuously changing batteries. Installation is pretty simple with this faucet.

This faucet comes from the Brantford line of Moen kitchen faucets. This faucet is resistant to any type of fingerprint or stain. It comes with an elegant and polished look that enhances the decor of any kitchen. The look of the faucet is very traditional.

Today I will give a thorough review of this faucet and look at some of its best features. Many of your questions will be answered in this article. I will try my favorite to clear your confusion about this particular kitchen faucet. So without any further ado, let’s proceed with the review.

Best Features of Moen 7185ESRS

This faucet has some impressive features in my opinion. They truly change the experience you’ve had all these years using kitchen faucets. Let’s talk about some of the best features this faucet has to offer.

  • MotionSense

This feature provides you with some convenience that you always desired.  A sensor is set just above the manual operation handle. Get close to it and the faucet will turn on. This is a handy feature that allows you to do small tasks like washing your hands or just have a drink of water. The water flow stops as soon as you take away your hands from the proximity of the sensor. Another sensor is placed on top of the faucet. This sensor also turns on the water flow of the faucet. This is convenient for filling pots with water or for cleaning up the sink.

  • Spot resistant body

The faucet has a body that is completely spot-resistant. You will never leave behind any fingerprints on this faucet. No more worrying about water spots forming on the body.  This gives your kitchen a more clean and tidy look.

  • Duralock system

This feature allows the user to install the faucet without any hassle. No extra tools or parts are required. All the components fit tightly in place. Installation becomes more fast and secure for the user.

  • Reflex

The Reflex system makes the water hose very flexible and easily retractable. The spray head can be locked more securely and you will be able to work more freely due to this feature.

  • Single-hole mount

The Moen 7185ESRS comes with a single-hole mounting system. This gives the sink and countertop a more tidy look, which is absent in custom countertops.

  • One-handle lever

The Moen 7185ESRS has one handle or lever only. This helps adjust the water flow and temperature.

Moen 7185ESRS Brantford Motionsense Two-Sensor Touchless One-Handle High Arc Pulldown Kitchen Faucet

  • Eco performance

This feature helps the faucet waste less water and also maintains perfect performance without compromise.

  • AC powered

You will not need to change batteries constantly as the sensors can be powered with an AC adapter.

Things to know about the Moen 7185ESRS

The Moen 7185ESRS has a well-designed installation kit. This kit makes installing the faucet easy as pie. The kit has all the tools required for installing a single-hole kitchen faucet. The faucet also comes with a plate adapter. The sink comes in a variety of stylish designs.

The most useful option I found on this faucet was the option of shutting off the sensors. This is extremely useful when guests who are not used to it, want to use the faucet. The hose can reach nearly every corner of the sink due to its reflex feature.  New users at first might not feel free to use the motion sensor option.

I most of the time tend to turn on the faucet accidentally when I got too close to it. Operating this kitchen faucet is very simple once you get accustomed to it. The faucet is also very easily cleanable if it gets too messy. The overall build quality is 100 percent rustproof.

Best Comparison

The Moen 7594SRS is the only kitchen faucet that is comparable to the Moen 7185ESRS. It has the same build quality as the 7185ESRS. What it lacks is the Motion sense feature. The faucet has nearly all the features available on the Moen 7185ESRS, except the motion sensor feature.

The build quality of the 7594SRS is very durable and robust.  If you are opting for a faucet without the MotionSense feature then go ahead and buy the Moen 7594SRS.

Ease of Use

Using the Moen 7185ESRS is quite easy once you get used to its motion sensor technology. You can turn on the water at the flick of the hand. Just go in front of the faucet and extend your hands, and the faucet turns on automatically. Or just hold a drinking glass under the faucet and easily fill it.

The MotionSense sensors are very precise and accurate when it comes to sensing your movement. You could also turn off the sensors and use them as any normal kitchen faucet. That is if you are not familiar with this technology and tend to turn on the faucet accidentally.

Moen 7185ESRS Brantford Motionsense Two-Sensor Touchless One-Handle High Arc Pulldown Kitchen Faucet

Ease of Set-Up

The set-up is simple with the Moen 7185ESRS due to its Duralock feature. All the tools are provided with the faucet. There are no installation issues with the Moen 7185ESRS. All the pipes fit in place and you don’t need to apply force. No extra tools are needed for installation, like wrenches or screws.

The installation guide provides you with proper instructions to install this kitchen faucet. Forget about hiring a plumber. You can install this faucet all by yourself if you follow the instructions properly.  If you have previous experience of installing faucets, installing this faucet will take less than 2 hours.


The Moen 7185ESRS is made from the highest quality Brantford stainless steel. The material it is made from is very robust and will last you for years to come.

The hose pipes are very flexible, yet not flimsy or easily breakable. The finishing is superb. It makes the faucet fingerprint and stain proof.

Comfort and Convenience

This is very comfortable to use kitchen faucet. The spray hose is very flexible, so you can easily cover half of the kitchen. Washing and cleaning up dishes take less time. This so fun to use that it quickly integrates into something you will use daily.

Price Changes

The price of the Moen 7185ESRS is currently very stable. The increase in price is very unlikely, as the stock is readily available in the market. But I will suggest you buy this as early as possible if you have decided to buy this particular faucet. As demand is high now for the Moen 7185ESRS, the stock might run out soon.

Moen Brantford Spot Resist Stainless Motionsense Two-Sensor Touchless One-Handle High Arc Pulldown Kitchen Faucet Featuring Reflex, 7185ESRS
  • SPOT RESISTANT: Spot Resist Stainless finish resists fingerprints and water spots for a cleaner looking kitchen
  • TWO SENSORS: MotionSense delivers exceptional hands-free touchless convenience with double sensors, allowing a simple hand movement to trigger the flow of water
  • POWER CLEAN: Power Clean spray technology provides 50 percent more spray power versus most of our pulldown and pullout faucets without the Power Clean technology
  • RETRACTABLE: Equipped with the Reflex system for smooth operation, easy movement and secure docking of the spray head
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Features Duralock quick connect system for easy installation

Personal Opinion

Personally, I found no issues with the Moen 7185ESRS. The sensors worked for me most of the time. At first, I found it hard to adjust myself to the MotionSense technology. But once I got a hang of it, using it became pretty simple and fun too. I was able to install it myself without any help from a professional.

Final Verdict

Overall the Moen 7185ESRS is a brilliant product from Moen. This is a very high-quality and standard product that changes the entire look of any kitchen. It impressed me not just look-wise but also performance-wise. Moen is an industry leader when it comes to kitchen faucets.

So don’t give a second thought when buying the Moen 7185ESRS. It will not disappoint you. Moen is an industry leader when it comes to kitchen faucets. So don’t give a second thought when buying the Moen 7185ESRS. It will not disappoint you.

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