Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Regular readers of Listen to Lena will remember my “Reno-Cation” of 2011, when I overhauled my home – making small changes with lasting effects. In addition to painting, redecorating and de-cluttering rooms, I was fortunate to be able to upgrade our kitchen faucet to a Delta Addison Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet Featuring Touch2O Technology.
(I totally recommend that you click the link above to view the faucet in all its glory. To this day, it’s one of our VERY FAVOURITE products in the entire home.)
Of course, just as soon as the kitchen faucet was installed, I found myself wishing they made one for the bathroom as well. As a certified germophobe, I have a HUGE problem with touching taps, mangy hand towels, etc… even in my own home. Plus, with our recent transition from tots to hand washing toddlers, I constantly worry if the water temperature is too warm… if the kids will make a mess of the sink… and in Ryder’s case, if he’ll remember to turn off the faucet.
(Let’s just say I have super-hearing when it comes to running taps.)
So you can bet I was thrilled to pieces when Delta announced their new Lavatory Faucets with Touch2O.xt Technology:
“Almost immediately after we launched Touch2O Technology for the kitchen, we heard from consumers that they wanted a similar solution for the bathroom. Our designers and engineers ultimately landed on two options to help homeowners use water more intuitively – with less waste, less mess and more functionality.” – Anita Griffin, Marketing Brand Manager
The Delta lavatory faucets employ the same technology as their kitchen counterparts – touch on, touch off with ease! – PLUS an extra technology for an entirely hands-free experience. The technology enables the user to use the faucet in THREE different ways: utilizing the hands-free mode where the entire faucet acts as a sensor; utilizing the Touch2O tap functionality – tap anywhere on the spout or handle to turn the faucet on; or the faucet can be operated manually with the handle.
What does this mean to you? THREE times the convenience, water conservation, and in the case of toddlers – FUN! It’s a well-known fact that anytime we can offer up a giggle-moment to wee ones, they’re more likely to engage in mundane routines – in this case, tooth brushing and hand washing. Ryder simply loves activating the Touch2O Technology with a quick thump, and I have peace of mind knowing that the water temperature, flow and even duration (auto shut-off after a minute, baby!) is all within my control.
Here’s the faucet in use (Addison model pictured) –
(Warning: Ryder had A LOT of fun filming this video. Like, silly-giggling-robotic-voice-gestures-fun. But riddle me this: when was the last time your toddler asked to wash his hands three times? That’s the fun of Touch2O.xt Technology!)
In case you are wondering, my husband and I installed the faucet ourselves (that’s not a typo) in just under an hour. It was ridiculously easy peasy!
And as today is Earth Day, I’m happy to share this bit of green news:
“After one use of Touch2O Technology or Touch2O.xt Technology the user can imagine how much water one can save. Take teeth brushing for example; to achieve good oral health, dental professionals recommend tooth brushing three times a day for a minimum of two minutes. With just over 30 per cent of Canadians leaving the faucet running while brushing their teeth, Touch2O and Touch2O.xt technologies can help save water with their smart on/off functionality. In addition, they also offer a reduced flow rate of 1.5 gpm. Users who turn off the water flow every time they brush will save nine gallons of water every day – hands-free and touch functionality make it easy!” – Delta Faucet
We love our new Delta Touch2O Faucet just as much – maybe even more! – than our kitchen version. They both receive a lot of traffic throughout the day and are definitely up to the challenge. Safety, mess-free use and water conservation? YES PLEASE!
One lucky Listen to Lena reader will win a Delta Touch2O.xt Lavatory Faucet (Addison) in your choice of finish (value $479)! To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck every one!