The new Kohler Sensate touchless kitchen faucet won not one but two show awards from the National Association of Home Builders at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas: best kitchen or bath product, as well as best in show.
Judged by a panel of attendees, reporters, and building professionals, the best kitchen or bath product award was given to the Sensate touchless faucet for showing the best combination of design, functionality, and innovation.
The Sensate touchless faucet then went on to win the best in show award, topping the winners from the four "best of" product categories.
To equip the Sensate faucet with touchless functionality, Kohler developed Response--technology with a state-of-the-art sensor to respond in 20 milliseconds for consistent and reliable on/off operation.
Sensate offers truly touchless and intuitive use--no bare-skin taps or awkward waving necessary. With an activation area strategically placed on the underside of the spout, use is precise and natural. Simply wave your hand, cup, pan, or kitchen utensil through the activation area to start or halt waterflow.
When it came to the faucet's design, function drove its form. Because the sensor drastically reduces handle interaction, it serves more as a setting control that is smaller in scale, allowing the user to easily tweak the water temperature and flow when transitioning to new tasks.
Sensate's signature aesthetic element is the black bonnet--an unexpected touch that adds a subtle detail to its design. A finish-matched bonnet is also available to match the available finishes of Polished Chrome and Vibrant Stainless.
The Kohler Sensate touchless kitchen faucet offers the following:
Response Technology utilizes a state-of-the-art sensor to respond in 20 milliseconds for consistent and reliable on/off operation.
DockNetik, a magnetic docking system in the faucet's spout, securely locks the sprayhead into place.
AC power source eliminates the hassle and expense of crawling beneath the sink to replace batteries.
ProMotion Technology connects the sprayhead hose to the sprayhead with a swivel ball joint, which provides effortless and smooth maneuverability.
Two Function Sprayhead with spray and stream functions help make light work of kitchen tasks.
Optional manual operation offers homeowners choice and flexibility of use, which ensures the faucet works during power outages.
MasterClean Sprayface features flexible nozzles for an easy-to-clean surface that resists mineral buildup and wipes clean with a wet cloth.