Buyer's Guide & Information

Hansgrohe Faucet Reviews: Faucet Brand Comparisons

We have thoroughly reviewed the Hansgrohe faucet range. Find out if this faucet brand is best for you.

by PlumberAndy

Buyer's Guide & Information

Hansgrohe Faucet Reviews: Faucet Brand Comparisons

We have thoroughly reviewed the Hansgrohe faucet range. Find out if this faucet brand is best for you.

by PlumberAndy

by PlumberAndy

If you're in the market for a new faucet for your kitchen or bathroom, you're probably focusing your efforts on well-known names like Moen and American Standard.

The Hansgrohe brand might be a bit under the radar compared to big industry names like these, but Hansgrohe faucets meet - if not surpass - the same standards in terms of functionality and design.

Hansgrohe is a German company that has been dedicated to using quality materials since it was founded in 1901. The company was started by a German man named Hans Grohe in a town in southern Germany called Schiltach.

They started off by manufacturing a variety of metal pressing products, like watch parts and brass pans, but quickly started to focus only on home fixtures like faucets and showerheads.

The company is owned by a large corporation called Masco group. Masco works closely with several similar brands, such as Delta and Brizo. The majority of Hansgrohe products are produced in Germany, but Hansgrohe branches can be found around the globe in countries such as Singapore, Great Britain, and the US. 

Hansgrohe Faucet Types

Pull Down Vs. Pull Out Kitchen

The pull-down or pull-out function of a faucet is beneficial for the kitchen sink. A pull-down faucet does just that; the faucet head pulls down into the sink from its base. This type of faucet has a higher arc, making it a better fit for a more large kitchen sink.

A pull-out model pulls outwards instead of downwards and is better suited to smaller sink spaces.

Traditional Vs. Commercial-Style

Hansgrohe offers both residential and commercial style faucets. Commercial faucets are used in kitchen spaces that experience lots of fast-paced activity. These are made with the most durable materials possible, like solid brass and stainless steel. They often have a spring feature rather than a pull-down or pull out faucet head.

The best commercial-grade faucets at Hansgrohe can be found at tons of commercial cooking spaces around the world.

Modern High Arc Vs. Pot Filler

More modern faucets tend to have an extremely high arc, resembling a swan's neck. This high arc gives an air of elegance and is the perfect design feature for modernizing any kitchen. Hansgrohe also offers the option for a pot filler style faucet.

This type has swing-out capabilities using a long jointed arm that extends over the stovetop instead of a sink. It makes filling pots with water more effortless than ever since you won't have to transfer the pot from the sink to the stovetop.


Why Choose Hansgrohe?

There are plenty of reasons to choose a Hansgrohe faucet over the competitors. The company is doing something right if it has remained a frontrunner in the faucet market since 1901. With over a century in the faucet-manufacturing business, Hansgrohe has learned the ins and outs of developing a quality product.

Their innovative engineering practices combined with beautiful design features, keep them ahead of the game. One of the major perks of shopping with Hansgrohe is that you have options; they have plenty of faucets to choose from, ranging from modern pull-downs for the kitchen to 2-lever systems for the bathroom.

On top of this, Hansgrohe products are reasonably priced, considering the high-quality materials used and come with reliable warranty coverage.


Faucet Buyers Guide

Style & Finish

When faucet shopping, you most likely have a certain “look” in mind that you’re aiming for. This look depends on the general design of your kitchen or bathroom space and whether it is more modern, traditional, or industrialized. Hansgrohe can help meet your design needs since their products fall into every design category.

Size

To determine the faucet size that is right for you, you need to consider the size and depth of the sink you’ll be using it in.

Larger sinks can accommodate faucets with a greater spout height and reach. Smaller sinks, on the other hand, might do better with a low-arc faucet that does not have a far reach. Hansgrohe faucets come in a variety of shapes and sizes that fit well in any sink space.

Operation

Nowadays, a faucet doesn't just operate by turning it off and on to let the water flow. There are quite a few operational features to choose from, the first being single vs. dual handle system. A single handle system has just one handle to control the temperature and water output, whereas a dual handle faucet has two handles (one on each side).

Another operational feature that is increasing in popularity is the touch vs. touchless faucet. Unfortunately, Hansgrohe doesn't have much to choose from if you're hoping for a unit that is motion-activated. They do, however, have a line of faucets that can be turned on by clicking a button rather than using a handle/lever.

Flow Rate

According to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the maximum flow rate for residential faucet fixtures is 2.2 gallons per minute. Hansgrohe doesn’t just follow this regulation, but also offers several models with a lower-than-average flow rate. These low-flow faucets save a significant amount of water within the home.

Durability

Durability has to do with the materials and manufacturing practices used. Hansgrohe puts a strong emphasis on the durability of its products. They understand that faucets - no matter if they are in the kitchen or bathroom - are the most-used fixtures within a home or commercial building. Having a durable faucet is a must, and Hansgrohe delivers on this.

Mounting Style/Installation

Most faucets are installed with a deck-mounting system, meaning they are mounted directly on the sink top or countertop. This type of installation is relatively simple, and just about anyone can turn faucet installation into a DIY project.

There is another mounting style that is not easy, but it sure does look good. This type of faucet is installed on the wall behind the sink and requires a bit of plumbing work. Hansgrohe offers both, but you'll find a greater selection of deck-mounted faucets. 

Number of Holes Required

Before you make a purchase, it is essential to know your current faucet hole configuration

SFGate says that “when you replace your bathroom faucet, you need to know how many holes your sink has, then determine the look and style of the faucet you want to determine the number of holes your faucet will require.”

Luckily, Hansgrohe has faucets with a variety of hole configurations.

Warranty

Finding a faucet with adequate warranty coverage is vital since this is one of the most-used fixtures within a residential or commercial property. Most Hansgrohe products provide you with either a 5-year or Limited Lifetime warranty, covering specific parts and defects during that time.


Special Features of Hansgrohe Faucets

  • Magnetic Docking
    Hansgrohe offers a magnetic docking feature for pull-down and pull-out kitchen faucets. When you're finished using the faucet head extension and ready to dock it back into its original place, it will gently and securely dock with a gentle magnetic force.
  • Boltic Handle Lock
    One of the most common problems experienced by a faucet over time is the loosening of the handle. The patented Boltic Handle Lock by Hansgrohe prevents this from happening, even after years of use.
  • QuickClean Silicone
    Hansgrohe’s QuickClean feature means that all faucet heads are coated with anti-limescale silicone material that keeps mineral deposits from building up. If there is any buildup, it can be easily rubbed off.
  • AirPower Faucets
    Hansgrohe faucets use aeration technology, allowing air bubbles to be introduced into the water stream. There are a few benefits to an AirPower faucet, including a powerful yet soft water flow as well as conservation of water output.
  • MagFit Magnetic Hand Spray
    A Hansgrohe faucet with a hand sprayer utilizes a hose that noiselessly extends and retracts, magnetically docking back into place within the tap spout.
  • EcoSmart
    Hansgrohe EcoSmart faucets come with a compact yet clever water dimmer, helping Hansgrohe customers save on both water and money. The company says that their “showers and taps equipped with EcoSmart technology consume up to 60% less water than conventional products. Moreover, the lower hot water consumption reduces the energy requirement.”

7 Best Hansgrohe Faucets Reviewed

For the Kitchen

1. Hansgrohe 10821801 Starck 

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AXOR Starck Luxury 1-Handle 18-inch Tall Stainless Steel...
  • Ceramic cartridge
  • Ergonomic pull-down with full and needle sprays
  • Product Dimensions - 10.5 x 5.4 x 17.8 inches
  • Non-locking spray diverter, MagFit magnetic sprayhead docking

We're starting on the right note for these Hansgrohe kitchen faucet reviews with this pull-down kitchen faucet, the Stark 10821801. The high-arc design gives any kitchen a fresh modern look, and the pull-down spout is ideal for large sink spaces. Although the aesthetics focus on sleek minimalism, the 2 spray settings are far from minimalistic.

This sink has a single-hole configuration and is deck-mounted for easy installation. It comes in 2 different finishes, chrome and steel optic, and has a 150-degree swiveling spout. Some people prefer a 360-degree swivel, but problems arise with a spout that swivels all the way around. This 150-degree design provides optimal maneuverability, with no risk of spraying water onto the countertop.

This Hansgrohe model has a standard flow rate of 2.2 GPM. It uses the company's signature MagFIt technology so that the pull-down spray head docks safely into place as soon as you're finished using it. The only drawback of this Hansgrohe is the hefty price, but the lifetime warranty makes up for this.


2. Hangrohe Talis S 

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hansgrohe Talis S Easy Install 1-Handle 9-inch Tall...
  • 6-1/2 Inch spout height; 8-3/4 Inch spout reach
  • Single-control operation, Solid Brass
  • M2 ceramic cartridge, and a 150 degree swivel spout
  • Features an ergonomic pull-down spray with two spray modes, full and needle

A pull-down faucet isn't for everyone. That's where the Talis Lowrider Hansgrohe Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet comes into play. This faucet features 2 spray settings, a full-spray and a needle-like aerated spray. Just like the last Hansgrohe model, this one has a 150-degree swiveling capability. However, unlike the last one, this Talis has a lower-flow rate of just 1.5 GPM.

There are several unique models within the Talis line to choose from, including the bar, high-arc, prep, semi-arc, and the Lowrider. The most popular of these is the Lowrider since it is sleek, functional, and easy to install. It comes in either a chrome or steel optic finish and is constructed of solid brass.

The QuickClean silicone nozzles make for quick and painless maintenance. You never have to worry about mineral deposits building up in your faucet, all you have to do is wipe the nozzles clean with your fingers while warm water is running.

The aesthetics of this pull-out faucet might not be for everyone. It is designed with sharp angles and bold forms, giving it a modern - if not futuristic - look.  If this isn’t for you, you can purchase a different Talis model, like the more elegant high-arc or simple bar design, which we’ll review next.


3. Hansgrohe Talis S (Bar Faucet)

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hansgrohe Talis S² Premium 1-Handle 15-inch Tall Kitchen...
  • German design and engineering delivers optimal performance for all of your kitchen faucet needs
  • With the pull-out spout's extended range, 150-degree swivel spout and two spray modes, kitchen tasks have never been so easy
  • Single-hole faucet; can also be installed over existing multi-hole counter configuration (baseplate and soap dispenser sold...
  • Solid brass construction; ceramic cartridge ensures long-term, leak-free operation

This Hansgrohe pull-down bar faucet is similar to the last Talis, only with an extremely different look. It has the same general function with its 2 spray settings and 150-degree swivel.

The bar style is also called a “prep” faucet since it is more suited to a secondary kitchen sink, or one found in the bar area of the home. This means that it is smaller than the typical Hansgrohe model and not ideal for large sinks, like a massive farmhouse one.

While using only 1.5 GPM, you can choose between the aerated needle spray and the powerful full spray. It's a single-hole faucet but can also be installed into a multi-hole countertop configuration. Installation steps are easy to follow, and the durable inner ceramic cartridge ensures no leaks over time.

 This won't be everyone's go-to choice due to the small faucet size. It is ideal, though, if you have a small sink or secondary sink that requires a sleek faucet fixture.

DIY.com says that for prep and bar sink faucets, “it is recommended that you match the design and style of your prep faucet with that of the main kitchen sink. However, if your main sink is small, you can also use this type of faucet as your main kitchen sink fixture."


4. Hansgrohe 04218800 Talis C 

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Hansgrohe 04218800 Talis C Pot Filler Wall Mounted, Steel...
  • 25-15/16-Inch spout reach
  • Wall mount with 1/2-Inch female inlet
  • Installation flange for stability
  • Extended maximum is 26-1/2-Inch

This Hansgrohe wall mount faucet is unique from the others. The Talis C Pot Filler is designed to mount over the stovetop rather than the sink. It reaches far over the stove and makes filling pots with water hassle-free. Not to mention, it is a much safer method since you won't have to lug the heavy kitchenware across the room and lift it onto the stovetop.

Although pot filler faucets aren't seen as a necessity like the conventional faucet that goes over the sink, it is a luxury that is entirely worth the investment.  This pot filler is no exception, and your local plumber will have no issue with installation.

The faucet reaches nearly 26 inches via an extendable arm that reviewers call "necessary for every kitchen renovation." It comes with 2 on/off valves, allowing you to better control the flow of water into your pots and pans.

The only drawback is that this faucet is by no means a necessity (even if reviewers say it is), but it will indeed make everyday kitchen tasks more manageable.

According to All About Pot Filler Faucets by Kitchn, “most pot filler faucets only require a single one-half inch cold water supply line, which a plumber can install in 30 minutes or less."


5. Hansgrohe Cento-Chrome

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Hansgrohe Single Handle Semi-Pro Kitchen Faucet with Toggle...
  • PVD Finish Resists Corrosion, Tarnish, Scuffs and Flaking
  • 2 Spray Modes
  • Easy Installation

The aesthetics of the Hansgrohe Cento Semi-Pro kitchen faucet aren't for everyone, mostly since this type of faucet is more common in a commercial cooking space.

But if you are looking for a modern industrialized look, this Hansgrohe with toggle spray is a great option. It offers 2 spray settings - full and aerated - and is easy to maneuver through any sink while using only 1.75 GPM.

The surface is coated with a physical vapor deposition (PVD) finish that helps to resist tarnish, corrosion, and flaking over time. It is easy to clean with the signature Hansgrohe QuickClean feature that allows for the removal of dirt and limescale deposits. Anyone can do an installation since this faucet utilizes flexible hose connections and deck-mounting. These features especially help with installing within a small countertop space.

The faucet body is made from a combination of zinc and brass and can be coated with a chrome or steel finish. The entire thing can swivel around 360-degrees, which is a feature that some reviewers seem to love, and some aren't as fond of.

Another potential drawback is the coil system for extending the faucet head. Unlike the extendable hose, this coil was described by one purchaser as "too stiff and difficult to pull down into the sink.”


For The Bathroom

6. Hansgrohe 32040001 Talis S 

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hansgrohe Talis S Modern N/A-Handle -inch Tall Bathroom...
  • German design and engineering delivers optimal performance for all of your bath faucet needs
  • Single-hole faucet; can also be installed over existing 3-hole counter configuration (baseplate sold separately)
  • Solid brass construction; ceramic cartridge ensures long-term, leak-free operation
  • Boltic lever lock prevents handle from becoming loose during repeated operation to ensure optimal long-term performance

One of the top-rated options for a bathroom sink fixture is the Talis S Single-Hole Hansgrohe Lavatory Faucet. Its German design and engineering deliver on its promise for optimal performance while outputting only 1.2 GPM with an aerated stream.

Since this is specially designed for a bathroom, the 32040001 does not swivel but instead is just fixed in one place using single-hole deck-mounting installation.

The Talis S Single-Hole uses the Boltic Lever Lock system, ensuring that the handle does not become loose with time (a common problem experienced by bathroom faucets). The sharp angles and clean lines of the design are contemporary yet simple, and you can choose either a chrome or brushed nickel finish.

For easy DIY installation, everything is included in the box, including the required ⅜” connection hoses. Even though this is a single-hole faucet, you can install it even on a 3-hole countertop configuration when you purchase the 6” baseplate.

You’ll love the sturdy construction of this faucet - it is made from solid brass - and the QuickClean silicone nozzles for easy maintenance.


7. Hansgrohe 4369000 Focus Montreux 

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hansgrohe Focus Modern 2-Handle 5-inch Tall Bathroom Sink...
  • German design and engineering delivers optimal performance for all of your bath faucet needs
  • Widespread faucet; must be installed in 3-hole counter configuration
  • Solid brass construction; ceramic cartridge ensures long-term, leak-free operation
  • Boltic lever lock prevents handle from becoming loose during repeated operation to ensure optimal long-term performance

If you’re looking for a sink faucet for the bathroom with 2 lever handles, the Hansgrohe Widespread Bathroom Faucet is as good as any bathroom faucet on the market. It is constructed entirely of solid brass, except for the silicone nozzles, which of course have the QuickClean feature.

In the main faucet piece, the smooth ceramic cartridge is what helps the water to flow smoothly with no risk of leakage. The handle features the Boltic Lever Lock, keeping it fixed in place with no room to wiggle. Just like the last Hansgrohe lavatory faucet, the Focus Montreaux uses 1.2 gallons of water per minute. The low-flow capability is one of the most raved about features.

HGTV says that investing in a  low-flow faucet is one of the best things you can do around your home to save money. Even with less water streaming out each minute, you won't suffer from reduced water power or pressure thanks to the advanced aerated technology.

The only potential drawback of this faucet is the measurements, both in height and reach. It is only 4.6 inches in height, but this is acceptable for a bathroom faucet with a smaller sink.


Hansgrohe Faucet Models Compared

Model

Faucet Type

Flow Rate (GPM)

Install

Type

Hose Length
(from spout)

Spout Reach
(Inches)

Spout Height (Inches)

Price

AXOR Starck Luxury 1-Handle 18-inch Tall Stainless Steel...

Stark
10821801

Pull-Down High-Arc

2.2

Deck Mount

15-18”

9.25

10.3

hansgrohe Talis S Easy Install 1-Handle 9-inch Tall...

Talis S
Lowrider

2-Spray
Pull-Out

1.75

Deck Mount

12-15”

8.75

10.1

hansgrohe Talis S² Premium 1-Handle 15-inch Tall Kitchen...

Talis S
Prep

Pull-Down
Bar

1.75

Deck Mount

12-15”

7.3

15.1

Hansgrohe 04218800 Talis C Pot Filler Wall Mounted, Steel...

Talis C 04218800

Extendable Pot Filler

2.2

Wall Mount

N/A

26

NA

Hansgrohe Single Handle Semi-Pro Kitchen Faucet with Toggle...

Cento
Semi-Pro

Toggle Spray

1.75

Deck Mount

N/A

13.2

24.2

hansgrohe Talis S  Modern N/A-Handle  -inch Tall Bathroom...

Talis S
32040001

Single-Hole
Bathroom

1.2

Deck Mount

N/A

4.25

7.3

hansgrohe Focus  Modern 2-Handle  5-inch Tall Bathroom Sink...

Focus
4369000

Widespread
Two-Handle

1.2

Deck Mount

N/A

4.75

4.6


Installation of Hansgrohe Faucets

The installation process involved with your Hansgrohe faucet depends on its specific mounting system, its hole configuration, and whether it operates with a single or dual handle. For installation of the popular Hansgrohe Metris bathroom faucet, follow this video tutorial.  

This specific model is relatively easy to install on your own, but for a more complicated wall-mounted faucet you'll want to call your local plumber. 

The cost of professional faucet installation varies, but according to Angie’s List, it should cost somewhere between $114 to $189 for a professional plumber to install your new faucet. If the plumber also needs to remove your existing faucet, it will cost more like $250.

Keep in mind that these are only an estimate and installation fees do not include the cost of the actual faucet.


Hansgrohe Faucet Maintenance

We all know the importance of caring for and cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry space. However, cleaning the faucet is a task that is often overlooked. Regular cleaning of your Hansgrohe faucet is the best way to keep it looking as new as the day you purchased it.

When cleaning your Hansgrohe faucet, try not to be too aggressive. Don't use any scouring cleaning tools or harsh chemicals, but instead use a soft cloth or sponge paired with a mild cleaner. Improper maintenance can potentially harm your Hansgrohe, and what's even worse is that the manufacturer's warranty won't cover this.

As far as maintaining the inner mechanisms of your faucet, there are a few things you can do to keep it functioning like new. One of those things is to clean or replace the aerator, the part that mixes air with the water stream.

Over time, small mineral deposits can get lodged in the aerator, not allowing water to pass through the faucet head smoothly. Either remove and clean it by soaking it in vinegar or replace it with a brand new one.


Common Faucet Issues & Problems

Over time, it is inevitable to experience one, two, or all of these common faucet problems:

  • Rust and corrosion
  • Low water pressure
  • Dripping or leaking
  • Excessive faucet noise
  • Faulty spray attachment
  • Uneven spray pattern (or no water at all)

Most of these issues are avoidable, like rust and corrosion, especially if you follow the maintenance tips above. Repairing a leaky faucet on your own is doable, but you might want to call a plumbing professional depending on the severity of the issue. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact Hansgrohe for assistance?

To get in touch with Hansgrohe customer service, you can fill out the contact form found directly on the website. You can also get in touch by calling 1(800)334-0455 or sending an email directly to customerservice@hansgrohe.com.

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

Contact Hansgrohe with the information above and tell them about the issue. You'll need to provide some information, like the product serial number. As long as the Hansgrohe warranty covers the defect, you'll receive either a part replacement or a brand new faucet.

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

For the quality of materials used and the design features available, Hansgrohe is priced very reasonably. The models reviewed above range in price from about $150 to $570 depending on the design and functionality features you’re looking for.

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

Amazon. There is no better place to find exactly what you’re looking for (at the price you’re hoping for) than on Amazon.com. Not only can you purchase a brand new Hansgrohe faucet here, but you can also find additional Hansgrohe faucet parts and fixtures as well as the appropriate faucet cleaning supplies.


Conclusion

Out of all of the faucets we've covered, our top pick is the Hansgrohe Starck Pull-Down model for the kitchen. Its modern design and high-arc spout can improve any kitchen space, and the extendable hose is excellent for large sinks. For the bathroom, you might consider the Talis S Lavatory Faucet.

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