Buyer's Guide & Information

Pfister Faucet Reviews: Faucet Brand Comparisons

We have reviewed the Pfister faucet range for kitchens, bathrooms, showers and laundry’s.

by PlumberAndy

Buyer's Guide & Information

Pfister Faucet Reviews: Faucet Brand Comparisons

We have reviewed the Pfister faucet range for kitchens, bathrooms, showers and laundry’s.

by PlumberAndy

by PlumberAndy

In the world of plumbing, there are a few household names that stand out. These brands are tried and tested enough that even non-specialists know they will provide excellent products for your home. One of these old and iconic brands is Pfister.

Founded in 1910 by Emil Price and William Pfister under the name Price Pfister, Pfister started out selling garden faucets. Soon, Pfister branched out into bathroom and kitchen faucets and have not stopped innovating since. While parts were initially made in the US, production has been outsourced to Asia in the last few decades.

A faucet is the handle of a shower that controls the flow and temperature of the water before it comes out of the shower head or bath tap. There are a few basic types of faucets to choose from that can come with fancy features and designs to suit any taste. With conserving water and saving money the chief concern for customers, we have put together a list of the best Pfister faucets we could find to help you out.

Pfister Faucet Types

Single VS Dual Handle

Your faucet choice plays a huge role in the overall aesthetic of each room. A good faucet choice is not just a convenience; it is a luxury that ties the theme of your home together. One big player in faucet design is the handle.

Typically, there are one or two handles on one faucet, sometimes serving multiple functions. Having one handle provides simplicity and a modern style, but two handles have a traditional and comforting look to them.

Pull Down VS Pull Out

One luxurious feature that can come with modern faucets is pull-down or pull out function. Being able to pull the spout down or out makes for more convenient washing or filling.

Pull down faucets are beautifully designed and have great spray heads and more functions; however, they are not suited for low water pressure areas. Pull out faucets, while less common in home kitchens, have shorter spouts and save space but do not come with as many design choices.

Various Finishes

Pfister has designed a wide range of finishes for their faucets over the years. Along with quality finishes like bronze, stainless steel, and brushed nickel, there are a few more advanced options.

Their most iconic is the Pforever Pfinish, which is protected by a lifetime limited warranty quickly followed by SpotDefense, which repels dirt and fingerprints. It is worth bearing in mind that all other finishes except the Pforever Pfinish have a five-year warranty and not all models come in each finish.

Pfister Marielle Single-Handle Pull-Out Sprayer Kitchen Faucet

Why Choose Pfister?

Pfister faucets have the kind of high quality that only comes with decades of experience and experimentation. Each Pfister faucet is professional grade quality and comes with a reasonable and affordable price tag. Whether you are looking to purchase a Pfister kitchen faucet or a bathroom faucet, you can trust Pfister to deliver a reliable product.


Faucet Buyer’s Guide

Style and Finish

Picking the right design and style of faucet seems like an easy task, but it can be one of the most challenging steps. A faucet that fits with the décor of your bathroom is usually the correct choice. Purchasing accessories of the same collection can tie a room together nicely. If you cannot afford to splurge, finding items with the same finish that already exists in the room can be a cheap way to spruce things up.

Size (Spout Height and Reach)

Another unexpectedly important aspect of choosing a faucet is the size. On average, sinks are around 10-39 inches high. If you have a smaller kitchen or bathroom or a small sink, a large faucet with a considerable reach may throw the balance of the room. In short, the smaller the room, the smaller and sleeker faucet you should buy.

Operation

Pfister Faucet

How you use each faucet in your home plays another significant factor in choosing the right faucet for you.

Location will be the first consideration. Will your faucet be for the kitchen or bathroom?  

If you cook often, a touchless faucet may be preferable. Some folks love having control over water temperature and may choose a dual handled faucet. It is helpful to take your daily activities into account when deciding on handle numbers and extra features.

Flow Rate

The flow rate is the pressure of the water coming out of the tap and is usually measured in gallons per minute or gpm. The most common flow rates are between 1.5 and 2.5 gpm. In some areas the flow rate is restricted to a certain level, so please check your local specifications before purchasing.

Durability

The most durable materials that a faucet can be made of are brass, chrome, nickel, bronze, and steel. These materials are easy to clean and maintain so that they can last throughout years of regular use. Always check the product description, label, or brand website for the faucet’s warranty as that can save you money in the future.

Mounting Style/Installation

People who love saving some cash often prefer to install new faucets themselves rather than hire a professional. While it is possible to install a Pfister faucet alone, especially those with their unique easy installation features, it is not always so simple. If you are unsure of what to do or run into complications, it is always better to call a plumber for help and advice.

Number of Holes Required

When installing faucets, depending on the design and potential special features involved, there could be anywhere from one to four holes needed in your countertop.

Simple modern faucets with one handle often only need one hole while faucets that come with built-in side sprays or soap dispensers need one hole each.

If you purchase an all in one faucet, but an old one used multiple holes, you can cover those with a metal backplate.

Pfister Stellen Touch-Free Pull Down Faucet

Warranty

Purchasing faucets from well-known brands increase the likelihood of finding a faucet with a warranty, which can last anywhere from a year to a lifetime. The most common warranties last between three and ten years. The Pfister Pforever Warranty covers some faucets while some finishes and faucets are only covered for five years. Always read the label and description to avoid a headache later.


Special Features of Pfister Faucets

  • Decorative Deck Plate
    Having a decorative deck plate can help tie the design of your faucet together and cover any extra holes or scuffs from previous faucets.
  • Spray/Stream Mode
    Some Pfister faucets can switch between two water streams for increased convenience. With two different water streams, this faucet gives customers options during their daily tasks.
  • Xtract™
    No-one wants nasty chemicals in their drinking water, which is why Pfister created the Xtract™ range of faucets. The faucets have a double filtration system that allows both filtered and unfiltered water to pass through.
  • React
    If you would prefer a hands-free washing experience, the React collection is for you. Battery-powered touch-free activation and temperature control make washing a breeze.
  • Smart Stop
    Usually available with React faucets, SmartStop automatically shuts off your faucets after a couple of minutes of inactivity to save water and money on bills.
  • AccuDock™
    Made to secure pull-down faucet sprayheads, the AccuDock™ uses spring-loaded arms hidden inside the spout to grip the sprayhead in place with every single use.
  • SpotDefense™ Finish
    Tired of constantly cleaning your faucet only to see fingerprints appear immediately after? Pfister’s SpotDefense™ finish repels dirt and fingerprints for a cleaner faucet experience.

10 Best Pfister Faucet Models Reviewed

For the Kitchen

1. Pfister G13310SS Pfirst Series 

Pfister G13310SS Pfirst Series 1-Handle...
  • Rated to meet or exceed CALGreen criteria, which helps...
  • Product complies with NSF/ANSI 372 and conforms with...
  • Compatible with 1 or 3-Hole installation
  • High arc spout for added clearance and reach

Flexible and stylish, the Pfirst series pull-out kitchen faucet combines simplicity and convenience into one neat package. A faucet that complies with NST/ANSI 372 and CALGreen requirements, this faucet ensures a lead-free stream while conserving water and saving money on the water bill.

Whether you have a one- or three-hole installation, this faucet is perfect for you either way. The pull-out spray head increases utility in your everyday chores with spray and stream options available at the mere touch of the toggle button.

The pull-out spray head and handle are shaped with comfort and ease in mind while providing a reliable 1.8 gpm water stream. The high arching spout allows for excellent reach and clearance when washing the dishes or using the sink.

Not only can this be a convenient kitchen faucet, but it can also function as a laundry faucet and comes in a tub, shower, and bathroom versions in chrome, steel, bronze, and white.

Also make sure to check out our guide to the best overall kitchen faucets.

Barbara from Utah was so happy with her purchase that she just had to leave this review on Wayfair: "It's perfect. Just what I ordered and just what I wanted. It was installed today and I am very pleased."


2. Pfister Clarify Xtract

Pfister Clarify Xtract Pull Down Kitchen...
  • Functions like any other kitchen pull-down faucet and...
  • Includes GE's 2x high flow filtration system, an...
  • Simple installation in 1-hole or 3-hole configuration;...
  • Installs with or without included deckplate.Faucet...

If a modern and sleek faucet is what you need, look no further than the Pfister Clarify Xtract. Not only is it a beautiful faucet, but the Clarify comes with some excellent added features. The AccuDock™ spray head docking ensures a secure and safe sprayhead experience every time, and the advanced filtration system gives you fresh drinking water whenever you want.

The filters are recyclable, and the faucet is ADA and CALGreen compliant, meaning that this faucet can help both you and the environment. Available with a PVD finish and EZ Clean technology, caring for and maintaining this faucet is a breeze.

The spout swivels 360 degrees, and the Pforever Warranty covers the faucet.  With all the parts you need in one package, the Pfister Clarify Xtract is easy to install thanks to Pfister's quick install tool. If reach and space are what you need, the high arc will ensure that you never feel obstructed in your daily tasks. 


3. Pfister LF072M1YY Marielle

Pfister LF072M1YY Marielle 1-Handle Bar/Prep...
  • Product complies with NSF/ANSI 372 and conforms with...
  • 1.8 gpm bar faucet includes decorative deck plate
  • Spout swivels 360 degrees for maximum maneuverability
  • Single post mounting ring for 1-hole installation

A beautiful antique style faucet, the Pfister Marielle 1-handle faucet is perfect for your bar or prep space. The single handle gives ultimate and easy control over both the temperature and the 1.8 GPM flow. Compliant with the NSF/ANSI 372 requirements, you can rest assured knowing that your drinking water is lead-free.

The beautiful and flowing spout swivels 360 degrees and has plenty of clearance for added convenience. Available in bronze and stainless steel, there is a style to suit any bathroom in this little luxury. The one-hole installation makes installing this faucet as easy as pie.

With such style and elegance in one useful product, it is no wonder that it is so popular with customers across the globe. 


4. Pfister LG529ESAS Stellen React 

Pfister LG529ESAS Stellen Touch-Free Pull...
  • 3 Function pull-down sprayer - spray, stream, and...
  • - Open valve system - visual indicator when touchless...
  • - Motion activated faucet comes with plug-in cord....
  • - 3 Function pull-down sprayer - spray, stream, and...

If a touch-free faucet sounds perfect for you, look no further than the Pfister Stellen React. Available in stainless steel, polished chrome, and matt black, the high arc and single handle provide a sense of modern utility and simplicity. Pfister's React technology automatically shuts off after a few minutes of inactivity to save water, and the faucet has three stream options for flexibility.

Stellen faucets also come with an open-valve system and a visual indicator for convenience. The pull-out head is comfortable and easy to use. With a three-hole deck plate, a check valve, and both battery and plug-in options, the Stellen make sure that you are covered no matter your needs. With the Pforever Warranty, this faucet is easily one of the best on the market.

One Wayfair customer had this to say: "Very happy with this faucet. I love the design with sleek, clean lines. the touchless feature is awesome. Water pressure is good."


For the Bathroom

5. Pfister LF042JDKK Jaida 

Pfister LF042JDKK Jaida Single Control 4"...
  • Single control waterfall bathroom sink faucet/trough...
  • Includes pop-up drain, valve, cartridge, optional...
  • Push & Seal easy install drain assembly installs in...
  • Meets ADA/ANSI A117.1 requirements, ensuring...

Available in brushed nickel, polished chrome, and bronze, this waterfall style bathroom faucet is truly a sight to behold. An understated look, this one handled Pfister faucet provides ultimate comfort, style, and control over water flow at either 1.2 or 1.5 gpm. With one- or three-hole installation options, a Push and Seal drain and a   Pforever Seal guarantee, installation is as easy as can be.

The spout is unobtrusive and unique with a good reach and height. The flowing design can really bring your bathroom aesthetic to new heights. The Jaida faucet looks beautiful in all three finishes and is built to last thanks to Pfister’s fantastic quality and experience. 

One ecstatic Lowes customer was brimming with praise: "I absolutely LOVE this faucet. Stylish, modern design, quality parts, and construction and easy install. The new drain stopper is AWESOME!"


6. Pfister Cassano

Pfister Cassano 2-Handle 8" Widespread...
  • Meets ADA/ANSI A117.1 requirements, ensuring...
  • Pforever Seal—advanced ceramic disc valve technology...
  • Meets or exceeds EPA WaterSense Standards, which...
  • Faucet mounted on sink deck or countertop

If you are looking to combine superior design and traditional function, the Cassano 2-handle widespread faucet could be just what you need. Meeting both the ADA. ANSI A117.1 and EPA WaterSense requirements, this faucet can be mounted on a sink deck or countertop with ease.

The TiteSeal deck plate eliminates any need for putty and other sealants, making for a smooth installation. This faucet’s Pforever Seal means that you never have to worry about the ceramic disc valve leaking. The handles and spout have a smooth and flowing design that is both comfortable and functional while the water stream is a consistent 1.5 gpm. The polished chrome look would match almost any bathroom or décor style. 

This eBay customer wanted to share their thoughts: "Perfect size for my bathroom. I've had this for a couple of months and it works great. The chrome finish still shines and the style is very unique. It was also very easy to install."


7. Pfister LG49-DA0B Deckard 

Pfister LG49-DA0B Deckard Widespread Bath...
  • Square modern widespread bathroom faucet with 8" to 15"...
  • Valve, cartridge, and all metal pop-up included with...
  • All metal construction bathroom sink faucet for...
  • Pforever seal - ceramic disc valve technology for...

A much more modern design than others on this list, the Deckard widespread bath faucet really makes a statement. The angular block design stands out from the crowd and brings some contemporary style to your home.

The design melds with the more traditional two handle widespread design and gives excellent reach. The Deckard meets ADA, CALGreen, NSF, and WaterSense standards, so you can rest assured of the quality of your stream. Available with a TiteSeal deck plate, valve, and cartridge as standard, installation truly is refreshingly simple.

The all metal construction of this Pfister Deckard faucet means that this faucet will continue performing for years to come. This faucet looks remarkable in nickel, chrome and matt black. If this style suits your tastes, there is an entire Deckard collection so you can uplift your entire home. 

One customer had this to say on the Deckard: "Bought this in matte black. Love the way it looks against the marble countertop that has some black lines through it."


8. Pfister LF040YP0U Ashfield 

Pfister LF040YP0U Ashfield Single Control...
  • Includes single post mounting ring, metal supply nuts,...
  • Pforever seal—advanced ceramic disc valve technology...
  • Traditional waterfall faucet for bathroom sink; Rustic...
  • Meets CEC, Watersense, and Cal Green criteria for water...

Another beautiful antique style design, the Ashfield brings some traditional elegance to your home. There is no need to go to the countryside when this faucet brings its own country charm. The waterfall design is elegant and looks great in polished chrome, rustic bronze, satin nickel, and Tuscan bronze.

The Pforever Seal makes sure that you can rest easy knowing that your faucet will withstand regular use for a long time. A 1.2 gpm is perfect for everyday bathroom activities and is easily controlled with a single handle. If this vintage style is up to your alley, there is an entire Ashfield collection for you to bring into your home. Pfister Ashfield faucet reviews often cite its quality, beauty, and affordability as excellent reasons to pick it up and we cannot help but agree. 


For the Shower

9. Pfister 8P8-WS2-JDSGS Jaida

Pfister 8P8-WS2-JDSGS Jaida Tub and Shower...
  • Shower faucet with Restore shower spray mode allows you...
  • Pulsating massage spray applies direct pressure to help...
  • Includes valve and cartridge. 3-hole installation. Spot...
  • Forever seal—advanced ceramic disc valve technology...

For those looking to install a tub and shower set, the Jaida tub and shower faucet set is an excellent choice for any bathroom. Available in polished chrome, nickel, and bronze, the nickel edition is available with SpotDefense and wipe-clean technology to make cleaning even more straightforward.

The Restore shower spray mode allows you to twist the shower head like a camera to give you the perfect water stream. The massage spray is a relaxing and luxurious delight and is guilt-free thanks to this set's CEC, CALGreen and EPA WaterSense standards. The Pforever Seal provides peace of mind, and this set comes with the valve and cartridge and three hole installation.

For those with families, the Temperature Limit Stop provides a safe showering experience for everyone without the risk of scalding. 

This Wayfair customer just had to give their opinion on this Jaida set:

"I bought this in the oil rubbed bronze and I am more than happy. This is a gorgeous set, heavy with a nice flow from the tub faucet."


For the Laundry

10. Pfister Pfirst Series 

Pfister Pfirst Series 2-Handle Laundry...
  • Meets ADA/ANSI A117.1 requirements, ensuring...
  • Faucet mounted on sink deck or countertop
  • Includes metal supply nuts
  • Includes valve and cartridge

If a compact and stylish laundry faucet is what you need, the Pfister Pfirst series two handled laundry faucet is perfect for you. Classic style meets quality function; this traditional Pfister laundry faucet is affordable and straightforward. ADA/ANSI A117.1 compliant, this faucet can be countertop or sink deck mounted and comes with metal supply buts, valve, cartridge, and a decorative deck plate to make installation as easy as possible.

The double handled centreset design provides ultimate flow and temperature control. The chrome finish is beautiful and goes with most interior designs, and the spout is unobtrusive and sleek. If simplicity, convenience, and affordability are leading factors for you, the Pfister Pfirst laundry faucet is a fantastic addition to your home. 


Model Specifications

Model

Faucet Type

Flow Rate (GPM)

Lever Placement

Hose Length

Spout Reach (~Inches)

Spout
Height (~Inches)

Pull-out

1.75

Centreset

38 inches

8.5

6.25

Pull-down

1.8

Centreset

55 inches

9.25

16.5

Bar/prep

1.8

Centreset

N/A

5.8

9.5

Pull-down

1.8

Centreset

71 inches

9

16.35

Standard bathroom

1.2

Centreset

N/A

4.5

5.75

Standard bathroom

1.5

Widespread

N/A

4.75

6.25

Standard bathroom

1.2

Widespread

N/A

7.9

4.85

Standard bathroom

1.2

Centreset

N/A

4.5

8.15

Tub and shower

1.8

Wideset

N/A

2.85

7.5

Laundry

2.2

Centreset

N/A

5.5

N/A


Installation of Pfister Faucets

With the increase of people looking to install faucets on their own, Pfister has taken the initiative and put how-to videos on their site. Some Pfister faucets have added features for easy installation such as Top Pfit, Quick Connect, and Clicklock.

Installing a faucet can cost anywhere between $50 and $550 depending on materials and the contractor, with old faucets and location raising the price. Hiring a professional and experienced plumber, while costly, means that you get a quick and secure installation without any effort on your part.


Pfister Faucet Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, Pfister faucets can last an incredibly long time. In most cases, wiping a damp soapy cloth over your faucet after each use can keep things running smoothly. Avoid detergents, abrasive cleaners, and solvents as they will nullify any lifetime warranty and damage the finish. Give your faucet and piping an inspection every week to keep on top of leaks or corrosion.


Common Faucet Issues

Leaky Faucet

If your shower faucet is leaking, there is no need to worry. First, determine where the leak is occurring. Check your water supply, the pipes, and connections for loose or corroded parts. Tighten all of the valves and connections. Perhaps the water pressure is too high and needs to be checked. Arrange for replacements if necessary.

Limescale Buildup

Limescale buildup is incredibly common in hard water areas. While some faucets have self-cleaning systems or rubber nozzles to remove limescale and mineral build-up, others need more careful attention. Soaking the buildup areas in clear vinegar and baking soda or limescale remover overnight then scrubbing the area with a toothbrush should do the trick.

Corroded Parts

If you see that some of your faucet components are corroded or heavily rusted, you can replace the parts by contacting Pfister customer service first and then ordering the correct parts from the Pfister website or Amazon. Double check your warranty to see if the parts are still covered.

Stiff Spout

If your spout is too rigid to turn, there are a few ways of fixing it. Check your hoses, identify the faucet, and try to keep moving the spout tube from side to side to break the mineral deposits. If the spout is new, give it a few days before doing anything. If after trying these solutions the spout is still stiff, contact Pfister directly.

Finish Issues

If your finish is fading or flaking, it is best to call Pfister customer service directly and follow their expert advice. Contacting them directly or looking on the website is the best course of action as they know their products best. You may need a new product, so please prepare for this.

Replace Cartridge

If you need to replace the cartridge, you can either do it yourself following this videos or contacting Pfister or a professional plumber for assistance. Ordering replacement parts is easy thanks to Pfister’s customer services and online store.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact Pfister for assistance?

If you need advice, replacements, or assistance, you can call 1-800-PFAUCET (1-800-7328238) if you live in America, contact their Facebook page, or use one of these contact details. Pfister customer service has certain opening hours, so make sure to contact them during those times for efficient service.

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

To make a warranty claim on your Pfister faucet, find your proof of purchase or home ownership and call the above number to talk to customer service. Be prepared to order a replacement or contact a professional plumber if necessary when it is time to install the new part or faucet.

How do I request faucet parts under warranty?

Calling Pfister customer service or sending a question online is the fastest and easiest way to make a warranty claim. For more information regarding their warranty details, see this page. Be prepared to order new parts or get some custom ones should they be discontinued or pay for out of warranty part.

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

The price range for the products featured in this article range from about $30 to over $300. Prices may vary or change over time depending on the seller and if there is a sale or reduction in cost. This is just a small sampling of the Pfister kitchen faucet, and the price Pfister bathroom faucets are very reasonable.

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

While buying directly from Pfister's website or in a local hardware store are usually recommended as the best places to go for new parts, there is another good place; Amazon. When purchasing a Pfister faucet on Amazon, you are choosing convenience, efficiency, and a sometimes-reduced price. With a click of a button, you can have a faucet delivered to your door in hours rather than days.


Conclusion

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to stick with Pfister faucets. From the style to the quality to the features, Pfister faucets are a household staple for a reason. We would love to recommend the Pfister LG529ESAS Stellen React for your next shopping spree.

If you need a little more time to think, check out other faucets here.

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