Brizo. The wand of the MVP award-winning Solna pull-down faucet hides within the spout, pulling out with just an index finger hooked around the back. The firm says it easily snaps into place because of MagneDock technology. The sleek, minimal design is easy to clean, and a self-polishing diamond valve prevents mineral build-up for a valve that lasts 10 times the industry standard, the company claims. 877.345.2749. www.brizo.com.
Kohler. Featuring a high arc for filling tall pots, the Bellera pull-down faucet uses ProMotion technology for a sprayhead that is quiet, lightweight, and easy to maneuver, says the manufacturer. The sprayhead has three functions: aerate, spray, and pause; the pause feature allows users to extend the sprayhead beyond the sink basin. The design, a combination of modern and traditional, uses a single-lever handle to adjust water flow and temperature. 800.456.4537. www.kohler.com.
Moen. Engineered to swivel, retract, and dock effortlessly, the high-arc Arbor pull-down faucet now comes with Reflex technology, requiring less force to extend than previous systems, the company claims. The hose weight has a slight football shape to bounce off pipes beneath the sink and prevent hang-ups. The flexible hose and ball-swivel joint create a wider range of motion when aiming the spray. 800.289.6636. www.moen.com/reflex.
Pfister. Claiming it to be an industry first, the manufacturer says the Elevate EXT pull-down faucet adjusts any time to accommodate large pots or to reduce splashing with three height settings from 8 to 11 inches. The spout swivels full circle, and an extra-long hose extends 70 inches. The sprayhead has two functions: spray and stream. Available in stainless steel, the faucet comes in one-, two-, three-, or four-hole configurations, with or without a deckplate. 800.732.8238. www.pfisterfaucets.com/elevate.