Swirl Allegro Mono Mixer Sink Kitchen Tap Chrome
Excellent value mixer tap
A good, solid mixer tap that beats others costing a lot more.
Having done the rounds of the major DIY stores checking prices and quality, I can honestly say that this unit would cost Â£40-Â£50 more elsewhere.
Heavy brass construction and smooth valves, it performs perfectly.
(I highly recommend getting a set of box spanners to make the fitting a breeze - a normal spanner just won't have room to tighten once the unit is in place.)
16 Mar 2015
Swirl Allegro Mono Mixer Sink
I have shopped for taps elsewhere and this is by far the cheapest I found this tap for. On the shelf, good warranty, never had any trouble returning anything to screwfix yet. I haven't had the tap long enough to really rate the performance but so far seems spot on. Nice feel and all.
29 Jan 2015
Ok For price
Ok For the price, not especially quality feel, and design is Economy rather than top notch.
My particular tap had its thread misaligned making fixing a much more awkward process then necessary - I'm sure Screwfix would have exchanging it without fuss as my experience has been they have good customer service, but I needed to get it in so perservered.
14 Dec 2014
Have a shower when washing up
Had this tap fitted as a replacement for one of a similar style that had tarnished.
Great looking tap and certainly would appear more expensive than it was.
Tap handles each side are nice and responsive.
Tap base stands high off sink so easy to clean.
Blasts water out when turned on full. This is also not a good point (see Cons).
The 'shower' type head on the tape means you either have it on so slowly that it takes ages to fill up a washing up bowl or you risk wet clothes every time you put it on full. It's brought me to the conclusion I need a dishwasher.
Not easy to fill a steam iron from it due to the 'shower' effect. Water goes everywhere, not just in the refill hole.
Put it on too full and even a cordial drink looks like it's fizzy!
Would I buy this tap again? No. Definitely not. Despite its good looks, I am seriously considering changing it for one with a single spout rather than this infernal 'shower' effect.
10 Nov 2014