The Elevate EXT faucet from Pfister (formerly Price Pfister) takes customization to new heights, literally: The arching spout is height adjustable.
Depress a button near the spout base, and pull the spout up to any of three set heights: 8 in., 9-1⁄2 in., or 11 in. above the counter. To lower it, depress the button while pushing down on the spout.
By making the faucet more adaptable, Pfister aims to make this kitchen workhorse more useful. At its 8-in. height, the integral pullout spray head is closer to hand, and the spout is less visually obtrusive. At its maximum height, the feature makes it easy to fill tall pots and vases.
The Elevate EXT cuts a sleek profile in matte stainless steel. It blends with contemporary surroundings, yet looks at home in a traditional kitchen. The control-lever action feels like the faucet looks: satin smooth. The spout swivels 360°, and the integral pullout spray head (attached to a 70-in. hose) offers both stream and spray functions.
Your sink configuration and backsplash (if any) may govern how you’ll need to orient the faucet control lever. Some kitchens may demand front placement to allow the lever full range of motion. A front installation means reversing the hot and cold connections from how they are connected for a right-side control.
The faucet sells for about $200.