Brand Comparison

Danze Faucet Reviews

We have thoroughly reviewed the Danze faucet range for kitchens and bathrooms.

by PlumberAndy

Brand Comparison

Danze Faucet Reviews

We have thoroughly reviewed the Danze faucet range for kitchens and bathrooms.

by PlumberAndy

by PlumberAndy

When it comes to faucets, the brand Danze is often considered a “newbie” or young company. While it’s true that they are only approaching 20 years in business, the Danze brand is far from inexperienced in creating high-quality faucets with beautiful designs.

Based in Woodridge, Illinois, the Danze company is a sister company of Gerber Plumbing Fixtures (not to be confused with the baby food brand). Together, Gerber and Danze have over 100 years of experience in professional faucet work.

This article focuses on our favorite Danze faucets and digs deeper into the brand itself so you can see why we recommend Danze faucets.

Danze Faucet Types

Single Handle vs. Dual Handle

Single-handled kitchen faucets use a lever type handle to control the temperature of the water that comes out, whereas the traditional dual-handled faucets still have the two separate levers for hot and cold water.

What you choose will depend mostly upon personal preference, as the functionality of the two types is nearly identical. For practicality and convenience, in my opinion the single-handled faucet wins.

Pull Out & Pull Down

A pull-out faucet refers to the type of faucet that has a separate, pull-out sprayer that is installed next to the faucet spout. A pull-down faucet also has a sprayer, but it is a part of the spout nozzle and can be pulled down for convenient spraying. Both options have become popular in modern day kitchens.

Pre-Rinse Faucets & Pot Fillers

A pre-rinse faucet, like the Danze Parma that we review below, is a commercial-style faucet like what you would find in most restaurants. Pre-rinse faucets are known for their high arcs and heavy-duty sprayers. Pot filler faucets are made pretty much for the sole purpose of filling pots, as their name suggests.

These faucets are often installed right over your stove range and have articulated pieces that can fold out of the way.


Why Choose Danze?

We can think of a lot of reasons to choose a Danze Faucet for your next kitchen or bathroom remodel, but here are our top 4:

  • 1
    All Danze Faucets come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. All electronic components come with a 5-year warranty. Danze is a company that is confident in its ability to provide high-quality products, and they stand behind their warranties 100%. 
  • 2
    Danze Faucets bring high-end luxury style to your kitchen. Whether you’re looking for something sleek and modern or completely vintage, Danze has a faucet for your kitchen or bathroom.
  • 3
    Danze is a company that is consistently reinventing the wheel; I mean faucet. With the latest features like Snapback and articulated pieces, Danze is always working on their products to make them even better than before.
  • 4
    Danze is known for their outstanding customer service. With representatives in the United States and Canada, customers rave about their friendly staff and eagerness to fix any faucet you may be having.

Faucet Buyers Guide

Style & Finish

Danze faucets come in a variety of different styles, from modern to traditional to antique inspired. No matter what your style or personal preference, Danze has a faucet to fit your kitchen or bathroom.

For finishes, the Danze company uses six different selections, but it should be noted that not every finish is available for every faucet. The finishes Danze uses are:

  • Chrome
  • Satin Black
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Tumbled Bronze
  • Stainless Steel
  • Chrome/Red

Size (Spout Height and Reach)

Faucets, especially kitchen faucets, come in a variety of heights. What you choose will mostly depend on your personal preference and the overall size of your sink.

Sinks with pull-down sprayers are often taller than those with pull-out sprayers. The “reach” of a faucet refers to how far the faucet reaches into the sink. An average reach for a faucet is about 8-9”.

Operation

Beyond having a single handle or two handles and whether or not there is a pull-down or pull-out sprayer, faucets with electric components are becoming popular to the market. These faucets often let you turn on the water with a motion sensor (wave of the hand) or with a simple tap anywhere on the spout.

We have reviewed many of these touchless options here. Danze did have a couple of touchless faucets on the market for a while (the Did-U-Wave and eFoodie), but the products fell short of customer expectations, so they were discontinued.

Flow Rate

According to Hunker, the average flow rate of a kitchen faucet is 2.2 GPM (or gallons per minute). In America’s effort to be more energy efficient and eco-friendlier, a lot of the models that we look at have a more restricted flow (around 1.75 GPM).

This is something to consider when purchasing your faucet, but shouldn’t necessarily be a deal-breaker, as some jurisdictions are even beginning to regulate how many GPMs are allowed.

Durability

When it comes to faucets, you will want to make sure that the product you purchase is durable and can stand up to everyday wear and tear. Most Danze faucets are built with a heavy-duty brass and are made to last.

You might find yourself paying more for a Danze faucet than other name brands, but we feel that it is worth the money to assure a high-quality product.

Mounting Style/Installation

There are three standard ways to mount and install a faucet. The first is sink mounted. Traditional sinks have holes built right in them for the addition of a faucet.

Secondly, it is deck mounted. This means that the faucet is installed on the countertop (usually behind the sink). The third way to mount a faucet is directly into the wall. This is popular for pot filler faucets that are installed directly over a stove range.

Number of Holes Required

Sinks have between 1 and 4 holes in which to place a faucet. If you're replacing a faucet, it will be evident how many holes you need to cover when you remove the old faucet. But the number of holes doesn't necessarily limit your choices on sinks.

If you really love a faucet that requires 1 hole, but you currently have a 4 hole sink, you can install a baseplate (usually included with purchase) to cover remaining holes or an accessory like a soap & lotion dispenser.

Warranty

All Danze Faucets are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty, except for any electronic components. A 5-year warranty covers all electronic components. Danze will replace any broken parts at no cost to the buyer; however, labor and installation are not included.

As always, we recommend keeping a paper trail of your product (the purchase receipt, installation receipt if done by someone else, etc.) to keep your warranty from becoming void. 


Special Features of Danze Faucets

  • Ceramic Disc Valves
    Two fire-hardened ceramic discs slide back and forth to create a super tight, leak-proof valve on your sink. These valves are virtually maintenance free and known for their reliability over long periods.
  • Articulated Pieces
    Articulated pieces means that the faucet is either double or multi-jointed. These faucets can often be manipulated to clean or fill pots or pans quickly, and can also be moved out of the way entirely by folding towards the wall, etc.
  • Twist to Change Patterns
    This unique feature refers to the changing on the spray modes (typically on pre-rinse styles). Instead of having to use a button to change the mode, you can twist the sprayer head to the desired pressure mode.
  • Snapback/Spring retraction system
    The Snapback feature (or "Snappy" as some descriptions call it) refers to the particular spring retraction on pull-down hoses. You can use the hose as desired, and when you let go, it will literally "snap back" into place. These hoses can be adjusted underneath the sink to your length preference.
  • Swivel Flexibility
    Swivel flexibility refers to how the faucet can move in rotation. Many modern faucets are made to swivel so that you can maximize your reach and move the faucet out of the way, should you need to.

7 Best Danze Faucet Models Reviewed

For the Kitchen

1. Danze D455158 Parma

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Danze D455158SS Parma Single Handle Pre-Rinse Faucet,...
  • Danze Parma single hole mount kitchen faucet
  • Ceramic disc valve provides smooth turning action and prevents drips
  • Two function spray includes aerated and stream spray
  • Spout measures 22 3/4-inches high and 10-inches long

Pre-Rinse faucets are incredibly popular right now, thanks to in part the many cooking and home renovations shows they are featured in.

This Danze Parma kitchen faucet has the classic pre-rinse design, which is the high arc (reaching almost 23 inches) and solid chrome build. I love that it has a truly minimalist design but can make a statement in your home kitchen. 

This Danze faucet uses a ceramic disc valve, which we highly recommend. These tight, leak-free valves originated in high-end European faucets. They are slightly newer to the states, but currently in high demand because of their ease of use and ability to be nearly maintenance free. 

One of the great things about the Danze company is their superb customer service. After using the faucet for a few years, Amazon customer Mark H. began to face some general wear-and-tear issues. 

In his review, he writes, "I purchased this in July 2013. Here it is, July 2016, and over the last several months, the spray head is sticking to the arm that holds it in place. Today, I called to see how much it would cost to replace those two parts. To my surprise, they simply took my address and said the parts would be here in 3 business days - No Charge!”


2. Danze D401557SS Opulence

Danze D401557SS Opulence Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet with...
  • Danze Opulence two hole mount kitchen faucet
  • Ceramic disc valve provides smooth turning action and prevents drips
  • Spout is 12-inch high and 9-inch long
  • Matching brass side spray

The Danze Opulence Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet is a beautiful faucet that has the traditional pull-out sprayer. It comes in four finishes that will appeal to any kitchen, and the style truly reflects vintage charm.

The Danze Opulence Single requires a 2-hole sink installation. If you’re working with a 3-hole sink, you can use the base plate that is included in your purchase, or you can opt to install one of Danze’s accessories, like the Opulence soap and lotion dispenser for the third hole.

You will want to make sure that you have a couple of inches of clearance for the handle to maneuver correctly back and forth as you adjust the temperature. A few customers have opted to install the handle on the front of their spout instead of the side, and this is not only unsightly but also extremely awkward to manipulate. 

On the Danze website, user rttuler goes as far as to say that it is their favorite product! They state, "I was delightfully surprised and impressed by its aesthetics AND function. The mechanics of the faucet operate very smoothly and with immediate response.

The side spray is of substantial weight, operates perfectly, and seems to be ergonomically designed to rest well in the palm of my hand. The Danze Opulence kitchen faucet with side spray is my new favorite of all time!”


3. Danze D404557 Opulence

Danze D404557SS Opulence Two Handle Bridge Style Kitchen...
  • Matching brass spray.
  • Bridge style faucet.
  • Compliant with low lead content requirements of California AB-1953 and Vermont Act 193. Standards
  • NSF 61-9

For a trip back to the early 1900s, look no further than the Danze Opulence Two Handle Bridge Style Kitchen Faucet. This vintage-styled faucet will bring the antique elegance to your modern kitchen. The Danze Opulence Two Handle has the traditional hot and cold water faucets on either side of the spout.

Unlike many of the newer faucets on the market, this faucet sticks with the classic feel and the spout has a rather low clearance – it only reaches 10” high (compared to some of the other faucets we look at, like this one reaching nearly 23”).

I really like the bridge style of this faucet (or the visible "hill" you see on the spout). It's a style that you don't see that often but really adds character to the product. It's a product that interior designers are turning to in modern kitchen remodels. 

Designer Penny on Build.com says “This faucet has been everything our client had hoped and more! It is efficient and sleek, but classic and beautiful all in one! Couldn't recommend more!”


4. Danze D151558 Parma 

Danze D151558SS Parma Single Handle Bar Faucet, Stainless...
  • Single post mount
  • Ceramic disc valve
  • 13-1/16-Inch high swivel spout; 5-3/16-Inch spout reach; 9-3/16-Inch aerator clearance
  • 3/8-Inch OD inlet

The Danze Parma Single Handle Bar Faucet is primarily built for smaller sinks like that in your home wet bar or small prep area. I love the simple design and clean lines of this bar faucet. It doesn't include a sprayer and is much smaller than a standard kitchen faucet, but it is perfect for a bar area and gets the job done. 

When reading the various reviews for this sink, we found over and over that people were impressed by how luxurious the sink looked and felt. 

Amazon reviewer Jeff H. is undoubtedly happy he spent the extra money to purchase this Danze model. He says, "I wanted a good-looking goose-neck single-handle design and I paid $150 more for this unit. It's a true stainless-steel material that looks great atop the Artisan stainless wet bar sink.

The handle is smooth in operation and provides a very contemporary look for the area. Installation was very easy. Water flow and stream is perfect for the setting.”


5. Danze D205058SS Parma Pot Filler

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Danze D205058SS Parma Wall Mount Pot Filler, Stainless Steel
  • Two ceramic disc shut off valves provide smooth turning action and prevent drips
  • 2-piece articulated spout folds out of way when not in use
  • Designed for cold water hook up
  • Spout reach extends up to 22-inches

Wall mount faucets are often a sign of a luxury chef’s kitchen. These “pot filler faucets” are installed directly above a stovetop range for easy access and are typically only run on a cold-water line. This Danze Parma Wall Mount Pot Filler comes in three lovely finishes (stainless steel, satin black, and chrome) that will instantly provide an upgraded feel to your entire kitchen.

The modern lines on this Danze Parma Pot Filler are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they are also highly functional. This pot filler can easily reach out to 22" to fill any of the pots on your stovetop and be cleanly tucked away with its articulated pieces when not in use. 

For a complete match, you can look at the entire Danze Parma collection, which includes a variety of kitchen faucets including a pre-rinse pull-down faucet and a single handle faucet.

On the Danze website, home remodeler Pb states that “Quality and price cannot be matched! I have installed several, and every client was very happy with its performance.”


For The Bathroom

6. Danze D304658 Parma(Lavatory)

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Danze D304658 Parma Two Handle Mini-Widespread Lavatory...
  • 9" high spout, 5 ¼" spout length.
  • 3 hole mount, 4" - 12" installation
  • Ceramic disc valve provides a tight seal for drip free performance and ensures durability over time.
  • With metal touch down drain assembly

As you can probably tell, we really like the Danze Parma Collection! It's no wonder either because the faucets in the collection are as durable as they are eye-catching.

This two-handle mini-widespread lavatory faucet has the same sleek, modern design as the Danza Parma Kitchen faucets that we looked at, but is made especially for bathrooms and has the classic two-handled (hot and cold water separate) design. 

This Danze bathroom faucet has a flow rate of about 1.2 GPM. When a lot of customers see this number, they think that the faucet is going to have a reduced flow rate. Companies are aiming to reduce flow rates in areas where we typically don't use as much water, such as bathrooms.

Compared to all the reasons you use a kitchen sink, a bathroom sink is generally reserved for washing hands, brushing teeth, and shaving. We can attest that 1.2 GPM for your bathroom is pleasant enough, and you might even save a few dollars on your water bill. 

Overall, we feel that the Danze Parma Lavatory Faucet is a great choice for your home bathroom, and Amazon reviewer Lauren S. agrees.

In her review, she says, "We love these faucets. Bought 2 for our master bath renovation. Look great and work well. Good customer service too. One piece arrived scratched and the company replaced it right away.”


7. Danze D305658T Parma Roman Tub

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Danze D305658T Parma Roman Tub Faucet Trim Kit, Chrome...
  • 2 handle with solid brass spout
  • Soft Touch Personal Shower with integral diverter system*
  • Spout plug for pressure testing & plaster guard
  • Fits 1 3/8" to 1 1/2" diameter mounting hole Standards

It once was losing popularity to the shower, but Roman Bathtubs are making a comeback in the US, and this Danze Parma Roman Tub Faucet Trim Kit will add style and sophistication to your bathroom. Like their other bath fixtures, it comes in chrome or brushed nickel only, which is a little bit of a bummer if you’re a fan of the satin black like I am. I digress, though!

Many of the Danze products are slightly more expensive than other name brands, but when it comes to chrome tub trim kits, we found that this kit is practically and steal, and other customers agree! 

It should be noted that this model does not include a shower fixture, but you can purchase a matching shower faucet here.

On the Ferguson Showrooms website, user Lorax writes, "I love this faucet set it looks great in our new bathroom. It was easy to install and is as high of quality as all of the other more expensive models -- which I also have. I would truly recommend.”


Danze Faucets Compared

Image & Model Number

Faucet Type

Flow Rate (GPM)

Finish

Installation Type

# of Handles

Spout
Height & Reach(Inch)

Price

Danze D455158SS Parma Single Handle Pre-Rinse Faucet,...

D455158

Pre-Rinse Kitchen

1.75

Chrome, Stainless Steel

Single Hole Mount

1

22.87”

10"

Danze D401557SS Opulence Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet with...

D401557SS

Single Handle Kitchen

1.75

Stainless Steel, Black Satin, Chrome, Polished Nickel

2 Hole Mount

1

18.12”

10.87"

Danze D404557SS Opulence Two Handle Bridge Style Kitchen...

D404557

Dual Handle Kitchen

2.2

Chrome, Polished Nickel, Satin Black, Tumbled Bronze

4 Hole Mount

2

10.75”

9" 

Danze D151558SS Parma Single Handle Bar Faucet, Stainless...

D151558

Bar Faucet

1.75

Chrome, Satin Black, Stainless Steel

Single Hole Mount

1

13”

5.25"

Danze D205058SS Parma Wall Mount Pot Filler, Stainless Steel

D205058SS

Pot Filler

2.2

Chrome, Satin Black, Stainless Steel

Single Hole Wall Mount

1

Up to 22”

NA

Danze D304658 Parma Two Handle Mini-Widespread Lavatory...

D304658

Dual-Handled Bathroom 

1.2

Chrome, Brushed Nickel

3 Hole Mount

2

9”

5.25"

Danze D305658T Parma Roman Tub Faucet Trim Kit, Chrome...

D305658T

Dual-Handle Roman Tub

2.5

Brushed Nickel, Chrome

3 Hole Tub Mount

2

6.67”

9.12"


Installation of Danze Faucets

Installing a kitchen faucet isn’t necessarily a job that you’ll need to call a plumber for, but you will need to understand a few plumbing basics to ensure that you hook up your new Danze faucet correctly (without making a huge mess). This handy guide from The Home Depot can walk you through the process step-by-step.

That being said, it's never a bad idea to get your new faucet installed by a plumber. Having a professional do you install means that you don't have to purchase extra tools for the setup, you'll save time, and you can count on it being done the first time. (Did you know that most broken faucet calls are related to a poor install)

Having a professional plumber install your faucet will also ensure that you don't accidentally do anything to void your warranty. In the US, plumbers usually work for an hourly rate of $45-$150, so you might want to shop around first.


Danze Faucet Maintenance

Taking care of your Danze Faucet is not a difficult task. Thanks to their exceptional craftsmanship and ceramic discs, most of these faucets are almost maintenance-free. You will, however, want to keep it clean and free from debris to make sure that it continues to run smoothly.

We recommend a gentle soap cleanser on your faucet, and to regularly brush away any build-up you see around the sprayer. This is mineral deposits and will be more prevalent if you have hard water.

For mineral deposits that are difficult to remove, simply tie a Ziploc bag with white vinegar around the sprayer and allow to soak for an hour or two. The vinegar will break down the minerals, and your sprayer will look as good as new.


Fixing Your Danze Faucet

Should your Danze faucet leak or malfunction, your best bet is to start by calling Danze Technical Support. They are often able to walk you step-by-step through the situation, and if they can diagnose the issue, they will also mail you any new required parts as part of their Lifetime Limited Warranty.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact Danze for assistance?

Danze customer service and technical support can be reached in a variety of different ways. For immediate assistance, call 1-877-530-3344.

How do I make a warranty claim for my Danze faucet?

All Danze faucets come with a lifetime limited warranty on non-electric parts, and a five-year warranty on all electric components. To make a warranty claim on your Danze faucet, contact their technical support staff at 1-888-328-2383.

What are the proper flushing procedures for a new faucet?

When you install a new bathroom or kitchen faucet, it's a good idea to flush the water lines from any debris that may have gotten in the line during installation. This is an easy task that requires removing the aerator from the nozzle and running the water. This video from Home Depot can show you how.

What is the price range of these models on our list?

In general, the prices of the Danze faucets on the list we’ve reviewed varied from around $150 to upwards of $500+ depending on size and functionality.

Where is a good place to buy new Danze faucets and older parts?

We recommend purchasing your Danze faucet through Amazon, not only for their great prices but because Danze is a trusted seller on Amazon and you can rely on their fast shipping.

Especially for replacement parts, Amazon is a great place to shop because they will often still carry the parts for models that have been discontinued/updated since the time you purchased them. (But remember, Danze customer service is your first stop for replacement parts with your warranty!)


Conclusion

Danze is a high-quality kitchen and bathroom faucet manufacturer that we recommend!

They have several different options for faucets and a variety of different styles to match everyone’s lifestyle and preferences. We hope that our research has helped you decide whether a Danze faucet if the right fit for you.

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