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Wow-factor faucet performs flawlessly: Delta Trinsic

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Delta Trinsic 9159T-DST

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A few weeks ago you were introduced to the big chrome faucet known as the Trinsic by Delta. That article presented the myriad features of the handsome, high-arcing Trinsic which include its two-function pull-down sprayer, Touch20 technology, auto shut-off, Touch-Clean nubbins, and Magnatite Docking, to name a few. That article proclaimed that these were all nice features, but there was still some apprehension about the reliability of this rather complex faucet. Consumer reviews are mixed, at best, with roughly the same amount of people who bought this faucet being satisfied as not.

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Regardless, I ventured forth with the installation, and in no time, from the Trinsic gushed water. The installation, thanks to the clear, almost IKEA-esque, pictographic directions, it was unmistakable what parts went where and in what order the whole procedure needed to be performed. It really was surprisingly simple, even if fumbling about under the kitchen sink for a hour, or so, is rarely anyone’s idea of a fun Sunday afternoon.

Since its installation, the Trinsic has performed flawlessly. That flawless performance, however, only happened after a brief period of learning how to touch this Touch20 faucet. The Trinsic is not overly sensitive. It doesn’t necessarily respond to every single touch input that comes its way, which, be assured, is a good thing. Because of this, it is possible to adjust the temperature of the water without shutting it down. It is also possible to swing the faucet from one sink to the next without turning it on or off. Turning the Trinsic on and off merely requires a quick, but decisive and intentional, split-second touch anywhere on the faucet neck or mixing handle base. Once this is learned, the faucet performs consistently and reliably time after time.

The mild apprehension originally felt about the complexity of this faucet has been ameliorated by its outstanding and nearly effortless touch-controlled operation. Yes, someday the replacement of the six AA batteries that make the whole thing work will have to be faced, which, as that time approaches, the functionality of the faucet may be compromised. Until that moment arrives, however, it appears that life with the Delta Trinsic will be uncomplicated. It’s like a regular, highly efficient, well-made, strikingly designed faucet, but with a particularly nice wow-factor built in.

For more information about the Trinsic, or any of Delta’s fine products, click here.

**Full disclosure: This faucet was provided at no cost for editorial consideration, to think otherwise would be silly.

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