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anyone have a pot filler?

i'm planning on installing one. 14 inches above the 36" range. smack center. we're going to have a subway tile backsplash. i'd love to hear opinions.....

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  1. Something like this could EASILY be on my list of things to get IF I ever won the lottery!!

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    1. re: kseiverd

      i hear ya. but with the wall open, it didn't cost much more than the cost of the pot filler to install. and we had an unfortunate rotten cabinet situation which necessitated wall opening/renovation.

    2. My brother got one so his petite wife didn't have to lift the pot from the sink, now she can't lift the hot pot from the stove......guess who paid for the filler and still moves the pot?

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      1. re: Raffles

        Cuts down the lifting by half, though.

        1. re: mwhitmore

          i also like the idea of conveniently being able to add water to a pot on the stove.

      2. My Dad had one in his last house. It was like a trash compactor to him. He never saw the need for one until he had it. Then he didn't understand why he didn't get one sooner.

        1. I love mine. It's been 11 years since we built this house and I use the potfill daily. Naysayers will point out the possibility for leaks - but our water heater can leak and I don't want to go without hot water. Also, yes the water-filled pots do need to be emptied but with a potfill heavy lifting is reduced by half.

          A potfill is a lovely luxury and something I would hate to be without.
          NB: we have 'soft' water throughout the house but I made certain this spigot is 'regular' water. I use it to water house plants as well as the innumerable cooking chores. Until I had this, I never realized how often I needed/wanted just a little bit of water. Now, a simple turn of the handle and I'm set.

          Ours is installed a bit higher than your 14" so my large stockpot fits. We also have a shelf above the cooktop, the potfill fits underneath it perfectly. Lovelovelove the potfill!

          1. thanks. for those who have one, what is the location?

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            1. re: eLizard

              Mine is to the (far) right of a 48" cooktop. It reaches three of the four right side burners. The griddle and left side two burners are without water, although I have been known to slide water around.

            2. My opinion is that if you think you're going to use it then run with it. For me, the need arises one a month, maybe more in the summer. My current kitchen has an island, so no pot-filler possible. But I'm also a quick turn away from the sink with it's pull-out faucet, so I can fill the pot on the countertop and pivot and place it on the cooktop. Simple solution to a not-so-problematic problem.

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              1. re: ferret

                is your sink in your island? i have an island, too. but the cooktop and sink are on the wall.

                1. re: eLizard

                  It's the other way around; cooktop is on the island, sink is on the wall (it was like this when I bought the house last year) All the appliances are high-end and the layout is actually pretty good.

              2. I've always wanted one, can easily see the functional advantage to having one, but for logistical and cost reasons was never able to get one.

                My advice is to get it, enjoy it and bask in the envy of people like me who wish we were you. What are you waiting for? Go on, get it! :)

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                1. re: DuffyH

                  hee hee. we had an unfortunate leak in a cabinet which caused major rotting. we had to open the wall. and with the wall already open, the cost of the potfiller is pretty much just the cost of the potfiller. and i got a deal on mine.

                  1. re: eLizard

                    It's not a major expense even if you didn't have these conditions, it's just not an essential item for most people.

                    1. re: ferret

                      no, not an essential. i've managed to successfully boil water without one for decades.

                      1. re: ferret

                        Not essential here. I think it's great for folks who have the plumbing to work it. For me - I just don't fill enough pots to warrant the expense. It sure looks nifty though!

                        Go for it - especially if you have the option for little cost!!

                        1. re: breadchick

                          Now me, I'm filling a pot or two nearly every day. And sometimes I just want a little water, like tonight when I simmered a bit too much liquid out of my black beans. I'd love a pot filler.

                          But I also want a foot pedal for my pre-rinse faucet and that's not happening, either. <sigh>

                          1. re: DuffyH

                            tell me more about this food pedal.

                            1. re: eLizard

                              It's an appendage for faucets that allows for hands-free operation. Like so....


                      2. re: eLizard

                        See, that's my problem... there's no water anywhere on that wall. If there were, well, who knows what might happen? LOL

                    2. Our sits to the right of the range, out of the way of cooking.

                      1. I'd have to put a whole house filter to make it worthwhile I don't cook with my tap water.