Down with pop-up drains
The sink in my hall bathroom hasn’t held water since my last wrestling match with the finicky lift rod on the pop-up drain in the bottom. So when California Faucets announced it was introducing its pop-down ZeroDrain, I was ready to listen.
The ZeroDrain’s simple tube is fitted with a piston that closes and reopens when pressed with a finger. With no lift knob, you do have to stick your hand into standing water to release the drain. It’s the price you pay for not having to crawl under the sink to fiddle with those annoying rod-and-clip contractions. Without those pesky parts, installation is straightforward.
Made in California, ZeroDrain is available in 30 finishes (including 14 PVD variations). The chrome-finish unit retails for $129, or $61 when purchased with one of the manufacturer’s faucets. Available at bath suppliers nationwide.