Updating your kitchen, or even just replacing your backsplash? Now’s a good time to consider adding a pot filler. These handy faucets need their own water supply, so if you’re already tearing into your walls, it’s a perfect opportunity to install one.
Filler faucets save the labor of carrying pots of water from sink to burner, no small task if you need to boil enough H2O for a lobster feast or supply the pasta for a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser. But a pot filler eases everyday tasks, too. A gallon of water weighs more than 8 pounds; all those stockpots of bone broth and bean soup add up to a surprising amount of lifting. Today, even lower-priced models are made with a brass body and ceramic valves—including the ones shown here and on the following pages—so this cook’s luxury doesn’t have to be a major splurge.
Here, 10 fabulous fillers.