Form and function
- Modern aesthetic with flawless chrome finish
- Smooth lever actuation requiring little force
- Good reach and vertical clearance to get large items underneath
- 20 year warranty (but only with installation by licensed plumber)
- Reasonably priced
Nitpicks:...- The flow rate of 7.5L/min is a bit low, however this is easily remedied by swapping the aerator for a full flow one. Although I wonder if the internal components were only designed or tested for 7.5L/min. The warranty and terms don't say if this voids the warranty. As a precaution I ended up settling on a 9L/min aerator, which also helps equalise the flow rate across the temperature range. - 3 out of 4 units on the shelf at Bunnings had slightly bent-inwards copper pipes, which places some unnecessary strain on the crimped hose connectors. - The nut on the male end of the hoses is only ~7mm tall and I couldn't find any spanner thin enough to fit. Therefore I could only hand tighten them by grabbing the length of the hose and twisting. - The large black nut which secures it under the sink is quite wide and may not fit as many sinks compared to the smaller semicircle clamp used by most other models. I had to remove a clip underneath my sink to make room for it. - As it's quite tall, this creates additional leverage on the stem which makes it flex slightly when actuating the lever. - On the box it says 15 year warranty. Installation tip: When tightening the nuts on the female ends of the hoses, remember to hold the hose body, otherwise once the nut's internal rubber washer grabs, the hose itself will start rotating, which causes the male end to start unscrewing (since clockwise at female end = anticlockwise at male end). Long term testing: I will revisit this review if any issues occur, such as leaks, corrosion, sediment in water, handle falling off etc. Otherwise you can presume I did not experience any issues.
- Verified purchase
Clean, modern and elegant sink mixer.
This is a beautiful flick-mixer for kitchen basins. It appears tall and hence efficient as the tap rises high up above the tap/sink join giving plenty of room to move dishes/pots from basin to basin. The finish is sparking high quality. Instillation was easy if you want to DIY (but this voids the manufacturer's warranty).
No negatives so far with this tap.
Bought this mixer and installed by licensed plumber in last week April 2016. Handle fell off may 2016. Warranty claim through caroma who manufacture Dorf products. Their response we will mail you a new handle with instructions how to fit the replacement. If this product is so inferior in the first place it will just fall off again. Never buy one of their products again. Thought I was buying quality?
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