Kohler Simplice K-596 and K-597 Reviews

It is often tricky to choose the right faucet for your kitchen, due to varying prices, finishes, materials, and styles. You will probably use the new faucet for many years to come. Many people buy a kitchen faucet based on its looks alone, which is a mistake. Your priority should be long-term dependability and convenience. Kohler Simplice kitchen faucets are known for their perfect mix of functionality and design. Among its many faucet models, you should consider Kohler Simplice K-596 and K-597.

Washing dishes

In terms of features, the Kohler Simplice K-596 and K-597 are generally similar. They have the same water output at 1.5 GPM or gallons per minute, which is convenient for cooking and doing the dishes. Both have three spray options. To use 45 percent less water, you can choose the steam spray mode. For maximum water pressure, you can choose the power spray mode, which is ideal for filling up a bucket or large pan. If you want to rinse off dishes easily, you need the sweep spray mode. With the pause option enabled, you can prevent the water from splashing on you and making a mess. The Kohler Simplice kitchen faucets are more expensive than many competing models, due to their higher quality and better reliability. With a period of warranty, each unit is tested for reliability, functions, and defect-free operations.

Kohler Simplice K-596

When walking into a hardware store, you will see an enormous collection of kitchen faucets and it is time-consuming to find a decent one. But if you are looking for a sleek, modern-looking faucet, the Kohler Simplice K-596 is the right one for you. It is made of stainless steel with vibrant colors. Weighing at 6.75 lbs and measuring at 16.6 x 9 x 9.6 inches, the K-596 is easy to install in any kitchen. Using this faucet is quite straightforward. After pulling down the head, you can use the buttons to control the water spray settings. You can do this with just one hand and it is convenient when you are holding something with another hand. The K-596 has all three spray modes: steam, sweep and power spray, with a pause water flow option and touch buttons. However, it doesn’t have a swivel ball joint and magnetic head.

Kohler Simplice K-596 features
Kohler Simplice K-596
  • Size: 16.6 x 9 x 9.6 inches
  • Weight: 6.75lbs
  • Color: Vibrant stainless steel
  • Steam Spray: Yes
  • Sweep Spray: Yes
  • Power Spray: Boost spray extra 30%
  • Gallons per minute: 1.5GPM
  • Magnetic head: No
  • Touch buttons: Yes
  • Swivel ball joint: No
  • Pause water flow option: Yes
  • Warranty: Minimum 90 days

Pros:

  • Stunning metal design that matches your kitchen interior
  • Easy to install
  • Reasonable pricing for its brand, build quality, and functions

Cons:

  • Water may stop flowing sometimes when you change from spray to steam mode and vice versa
  • Only a 90-day warranty

Kohler Simplice K-597

Although it’s slightly lighter at 6 lbs, the Kohler Simplice K-597 is taller at 28.8 x 12 x 3 inches. There are three color options to choose from: chrome, matte black, and stainless steel. This makes it easier to find one that matches your kitchen interior. For extra reach, the K-597 has a stretchable hose inside. Compared to other faucet models from Kohler Simplice, the K-597 is relatively affordable. The K-597 comes with all three steam, sweep, and power spray modes, as well as touch buttons and pause water flow options. But unlike the K-596, there are magnetic head and swivel ball joints for easier installation and more convenience.

Kohler Simplice sink faucet K-597
Kohler Simplice K-597
  • Size: 28.8 x 12 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 6lbs
  • Color: Chrome, Matte Black, Vibrant stainless steel
  • Steam Spray: Yes
  • Sweep Spray: Yes
  • Power Spray: Boost spray extra 30%
  • Gallons per minute: 1.5GPM
  • Magnetic head: Yes
  • Touch buttons: Yes
  • Swivel ball joint: Yes
  • Pause water flow option: Yes
  • Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty

Pros:

  • More color options to match your interior
  • Easy and quick to install
  • Magnetic head for securely and comfortably fitting the head in place
  • Swivel ball joint ensures more convenient uses
  • More affordable
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cons:

  • Reports of leaky hoses after a period of constant use

Final Verdict

It’s easy to see that you should choose the newer Kohler Simplice K-597, over the K-596. It’s more affordable and with two extra color options. With its significantly longer warranty, you get direct assurance from the manufacturer that the K-597 will last for a long time. If you want something other than vibrant stainless steel, the K-596 doesn’t provide an alternative color option. It’s unfortunate because some kitchen interior designs work best with matte black or chrome-colored faucet. Both the Kohler Simplice K-596 and K-597 are very easy to use. When filling up bottles, buckets, or pans, you can use the power spray mode. If you want to rinse out the dirty sink quickly, you can use the sweep spray option. The steam spray helps you to reduce water usage.

The magnetic head of the K-597 makes a huge difference because the head slots easily back into place without any issue. In terms of size, the K-597 is noticeably taller, so you will have extra space for washing up and rinsing under the faucet head. This makes the K-597 more convenient and practical to use. With the swivel ball joint, you can turn the K-597’s spout 360-degree, further enhancing its practicality. Due to its more limited design, the K-596 can’t do the same. The Kohler Simplice K-596 is still an amazing kitchen faucet with some useful features, but it’s obvious that the K-597 is more affordable and functional.