Following up on a question I asked a while ago about the new Delta Faucet Splash Guard heads. We purchased one recently and it kind of took us off guard so I called delta and they shipped me the older kind.
1) Splash guard head - three settings.
..b Split spray
..c Spash guard (shown in pic with arrows.)
2) Regular head - three settings
..a Regular - lightly restricted
..b Full on spray
..c Regular - full flow (Unrestricted.)
I like both, but not at first. The splash guard is weird until you realize what it can do. The stream in the center really is high power to remove stuck on stuff the others Wont... Really! This is not apparent at first. (Not until you see it in action or put your hand in it.) The surrounding water cone does eliminate most of the splashing that would otherwise ensue. The cone is also very efficient at cleaning the sink of bits of debris like a broom. It is very good at what it does, more so than the full spray of the regular head.
The spray mode is not as pleasing on the new head. It is split apart and splashes a little more... It does not cover as much in one pass, but it is a bit more powerful and does as good of a job... It does not feel as good. (Feel?) By that I mean kind of like slicing a tomato with a sharp knife good.... or feng shui good... but you get used to it after a long while.
The water saving feature is nice on the regular head, but is of no use to me. There are other ways to conserve water.
End comment, if you are resistant to change, don't get it. It is hard to change habits developed over years and years of robotic training. (Like a new way to control your faucet after 40 years!) If you are willing to step outside your comfort zone and try something new... the new head is pretty cool... it does not come with instructions or explanations... you just have to get used to it and learn how to use its strengths... and if you do not like it, call delta and maybe they have an original head you can use. I was lucky enough to get the chance to try both... so I am passing it on as I know many of you are upgrading too.
To some people this kind of thing matters. I spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen. One can achieve a certain amount of grace and flow. (With two people it can be amazing.) Having things work properly and well... having the right tools, sharp knives... multi tasking... it is a labor but it is kind of like tai chi or dancing and pleasing until you hit a snag. No one likes it when the needle gets dragged across the record. At first the head was a snag, but now I really like it.
.No one asked for this information... but I do feel that if you ask a question and there is no defining answer... you should come back with answers or closure. Hope you enjoyed it.