Make Your Next Kitchen Hands-Free with Moen
- Nov 27, 2012
Clean hands and a clean sink are a must for any aspiring apartment chef. A hands-free sink not only simplifies the prepping process by reducing the chances of spreading food borne illness, but it also becomes a fun piece of technology that can also help a building save some water.
Moen has incorporated motion sensors into two of their newest faucets, Haysfield and Delaney. The units have a ‘wave sensor’ at the top of the faucet that starts and stops water flow with a simple hand movement. There is also a ‘ready sensor’ near the base that turns on when an object (like a cup or your hand) is placed beneath the spout. Waters flows as long as the item is in range of the sensor and automatically shuts off when the object is removed. Of course, there is also a manual handle on the side of the faucet that adjusts temperature and water flow.
The sensors are powered by a battery pack that uses six AA batteries, which typically last for over a year before needing to be replaced. There is also an option for an AC power adapter that can be installed underneath the sink. An LED light provides visual feedback when the unit turns on or off, and additionally when the batteries are low.
Both faucets come in a stainless steel finish and retail for around $399 depending on the region.