From extra power to a gentle rinse, today's high-tech spray heads can do it all.

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Q: I’m a regular reader of your column and enjoy the topic of new plumbing technology. I’ll be shopping for a new kitchen faucet soon and want a pullout spray type. Since I want cool features, what new spray head options are available?

A: Take some notes because pullout and pull-down spray head kitchen faucets are very popular. And with popularity come a lot of new features. Here are five of my favorite new kitchen faucet spray head options.

Spray boost. With the push of a button, give your spray head a controlled burst of extra water-spraying power.

Soft spray. Gently rinse delicate produce and fruits without bruising.

Sweep spray. Special angled nozzles create a blade of water to sweep away stuck food.

Ring spray. Target your spray area with a narrow ring of water.

Pause feature. Pause the water flow instantly — and that’s my cue to stop right here.


Ed Del Grande: Ed Del Grande is a master plumber and contractor and is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call.”