SOURCE: Moen Incorporated

Moen Incorporated

October 06, 2011 10:59 ET

Available at The Home Depot, Moen's New Benton™ Kitchen Faucet Offers Style and Convenience

First Retail Faucet to Feature Reflex™ Pulldown System Offering Smooth Operation, Easy Movement and Secure Docking

NORTH OLMSTED, OH--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - Bring modern convenience to your kitchen with the new Benton pulldown kitchen faucet from Moen®. This exquisitely styled kitchen faucet, with a "V" shape design, is the first model available at a retail location to feature Moen's new Reflex pulldown system, which offers unmatched performance with smooth operation, easy movement and secure docking.

"When purchasing a kitchen faucet, today's homeowners want it all," said Andrea Conroy, director of retail marketing, Moen. "Style, finish, price and especially functionality are all important considerations... and Benton provides the solution for all."

The Benton pulldown kitchen faucet features a consumer-friendly, multi-function pulldown wand (allowing users to switch between several water-flow patterns with the touch of a button, including aerated spray, stream or Moen's unique pause button) and new Reflex pulldown technology.

Reflex technology addresses the top issues and concerns defined by consumers -- making Moen pulldown faucets at least 40 percent easier* to extend than other pulldown systems:

  1. Ease of Operation

    Reflex works with the user's movement; not against it -- for convenient, easy use every time. Its hose extends and retracts effortlessly; while its overall design is optimized for fast, uninterrupted hose return. Plus, Moen even redesigned the weight of the hose, to provide the perfect amount of retraction force, while preventing snags on under-cabinet obstructions.

  1. Range of Motion

    Designed for everyday life, the exceptionally flexible hose in the Reflex pulldown system responds to user movement for improved ergonomics. It also features a ball swivel joint between the hose and wand, which offers generous range of motion that works naturally and effortlessly with the movement of the wrist and easily directs the flow of water from the wand.

  1. User-Friendly Self-Docking Action

    Finally, consumers requested a wand that would dock perfectly every time. Reflex returns to the docked position after use without additional assistance -- no matter where it is released. The Reflex wand stays securely in place when not in use; yet extracts easily with only a gentle pull, even with just one hand. This smooth docking feature is due to perfectly matched geometries in the wand and dock; the wand is shaped to fit securely in the spout, ensuring a flawless alignment every time.

Additionally, Benton faucets feature Moen's 1255® Duralast® cartridge for a consistently smooth handle feel, as well as the Hydrolock® installation system, which snaps the faucet and supply lines together with a telltale "click" for a quick, easy and secure connection.

Benton faucets are available at The Home Depot in Moen's exclusive Spot Resist™ Stainless finish -- a unique finish that actually resists water spots and fingerprints ($198)** -- and Mediterranean Bronze ($218)** finishes. Benton faucets are ADA compliant and offer a limited lifetime warranty.

For more information about the new Benton kitchen pulldown faucets from Moen, visit moen.com or call 1-800-BUY-MOEN (1-800-289-6636).

*Test measured pounds of force required for straight extraction of sprayer from spout
**Prices are approximate and vary by region

About Moen
As the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen® offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products and kitchen sinks for residential and commercial applications -- each delivering the best possible combination of meaningful innovation, useful features and lasting value.

Moen has worked diligently to support, promote and advance sustainability within the organization and the plumbing industry. The company has been recognized with the 2011 EPA WaterSense® Excellence Award, as well as the 2010 EPA WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award, for its work to protect the future of our nation's water supply through the introduction and ongoing support of water-efficient products, programs and practices, while keeping consumers' needs top-of-mind.

Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. The company is a leader in the home and security industries and features well-known and trusted brands like Moen faucets, Master Lock, MasterBrand cabinets, Therma-Tru® entryway systems and Simonton windows. For more information, please visit www.fbhs.com.

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