- Modern, Contemporary faucet in a Matte Black finish. The M70MB Sapphire's full 360 degree rotation of the spout allows the valve handles to be positioned wherever you choose. Install on your sink or countertop. Three brushes are included.
- Why Dishmaster? The convenient wand delivers hot, soapy water at the touch of a button then simply release the button for a clear water rinse. Scrape, wash, rinse, done in one easy motion.
- Diverter must be closed manually if water pressure is low or if adverse water conditions exist: well, cistern, spring, sediment, lime, iron, etc.
- All your dishes and cookware clean easily with a Dishmaster. Save energy, detergent and water by using only just what you need to get the job done. Great as a pre-rinse for the dishwasher. Safe for china and crystal. Perfect for electric cookware, pots & pans, skillets and coffee pots.
- Install on your sink or countertop surfaces up to 1-3/4" thick. Requires two holes spaced minimum 4" on centers for installation and fits all standard kitchen sinks. Position the wand on either side of the spout for right-hand or left-hand use. An easily accessible 72-ounce detergent reservoir is conveniently located beneath the sink.
- Brass. Manufactured in the USA of US and foreign parts.
Follow these links to dig into the details:
Gallery - see it in other people's kitchens
Video - See how it works
Specifications - see how the faucet fits on your sink or countertop
Compare - Height and Reach of Spouts on Dishmaster Faucets
Warranty - Limited Manufacturers Warranty
Manual - How to operate and maintain your faucet
Installation - How to install your faucet
Example Installations - Different ways you can install your faucet
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I wanted to wait till I'd spent some time with this faucet before I left a review, so here we go after about 2 months. For the short version, a summary of pros and cons is at bottom.
First off, I couldn't be more impressed with the customer service. Prompt responses to all emails with clear, informative answers, including detailed info on where parts are made. Awesome. That, coupled with the assurance that parts will be easily available in the future, sets this faucet in a unique class. Go to any of the big name faucet makers and you might get a long warranty (with lots of limitations), but when it comes to make a claim on that warranty, you'll also get a long wait on a phone tree and a customer service representative who might replace the part (if still available) but might have very little knowledge about the faucet itself.
As to the faucet itself, I love it. Very heavy and impressive when I took it out of the box. Very high-quality feel to the bypass valve and mixer valve. Some reviews complain about the short handle, I actually kind of like it. But it might be a good idea for Dishmaster to sell an accessory handle with a set screw that attaches to the existing handle. If it were a vintage-looking porcelain handle, I would buy it. The look and finish are all top notch. Hoses were nice and long so no extensions were needed. I had no problem installing it myself. Really the only thing I could suggest is that the hot/cold decal could be a little nicer looking/more thought out design-wise. It seems a little cheap in contrast to the quality of the faucet.
From other reviews, it seems like a lot of customers grew up with Dishmaster in their homes. I did not, so wanted to give my perspective as a newcomer. I think the spray nozzle is nice for certain things, especially for cleaning out the sink. For me, that's the biggest benefit and pays for the cost of admission. As for dishes, I don't know, it is a bit splashy, especially when the kids use it (the kids love it by the way). You can reduce the water flow after the diverter is engaged, which helps with that. The splashiness is also not entirely a bad thing, because it forces you to clean up behind the faucet and the backsplash after every wash. I will say for certain that our sink has never looked this clean and stayed this clean. The wand is also great for bowls and pots, where the soapy water can collect and you can then turn off the faucet and wash other things in that water. The faucet is very tall, which, when the wand is not in use, leads to some splashiness just because of gravity. There is a cool little aerator inside the nozzle that can be angled so the water stream goes straight into the garbage disposal. This minimizes the splashing, but it still splashes more than the old faucet, which was just shorter and had its own problems because of that (couldn't fit a stock pot or water filter pitcher under without clearing out the sink, tipping it in such-and-such a way etc).
Speaking of the old faucet, we bought it at Ikea, and it lasted for 6 years before leaking like crazy out of the faucet stem. After hours on the phone with customer service, they told me no parts or replacement faucets were available, but it has a 10-yr warranty (not documented anywhere) and I could come in and get store credit--no need to bring in the old faucet. Then, after driving 30 minutes to the store and waiting in the return queue for an hour, they told me that, actually, I did need to bring in the old faucet, and that the woman who had told me I didn't need to (their own customer service staff) "didn't know what they were talking about." How convenient. I left empty-handed, minus several hours of my life, and still unsure if I'll ever go back. Maybe a different employee will tell me that, actually, the person who told me there was a 10-yr warranty "didn't know what they were talking about." I waste space here on that unfortunate tale because it shows the importance of available parts, good customer service and a staff that knows their product. Dishmaster seems to be top-notch in all those areas.
Oh and one more thing, I don't know if this is my imagination, but I could swear that water tastes better out of this faucet than out of the Ikea one. And it's not just the bad taste that the Ikea experience left in my mouth. The hoses on this faucet are very high-quality--could that affect the taste of the water? I honestly don't know, but thought it worth mentioning.
Pros: Awesome customer service. Made in USA (a few parts for Sapphire are imported at time of writing). Knowledgeable staff. Great look and finish, heavy-duty, high-quality feel. Side sprayer is great for cleaning out sink, large pots. Soap button is super handy and the kids love it.
Cons: Aesthetics of hot/cold decal could be improved. A bit splashy, but I think this is just the reality of a side sprayer and a tall faucet.
The aerator at the end of the spout puts air bubbles into the water stream and the bubbles 'soften' the stream to reduce splash. The bubbles begin disappearing immediately. The further it is from where the water stream exits the spout to the bottom of the sink, the more splash there will be.
We really love this up to date design and the extra range and height over the sinks. We cannot live without a Dishmaster. Only minor issue being that the diverter does not automatically disengage upon turning water off. Have been caught a few times. It did the first few times but quickly went to something we have to consciously look to do. Other than that small inconvenience we love it! We also have three holes from early model dishmaster but just put a chrome plug in left side. Looks great!
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We have owned a dishmaster since 1983 just moved to Florida and HAD to have one here love it!!!