My family and I realized we needed a new kitchen when, at the start of the pandemic, the lever of our pull-out faucet snapped. Although we scrambled together a temporary replacement, our 1980s-built kitchen continued to crumble around us. Now, a few months into our DIY smart home renovation, we’ve come full circle: I just splurged on one of the smartest, most feature-packed sink faucets money can buy.
Moen has always been known for faucets, but its U by Moen sub-brand has grown into a key player for plumbing system-based smart home devices. Not only do the company’s smart faucets help regulate water flow to kitchens and bathroom sinks, but they pack motion sensors and pair with Alexa or Google Assistant so you can control them with your voice, too.
While motion-sensing has become a popular faucet feature, letting you turn the water on and off with a wave of your palm, it doesn’t let you change the temperature hands-free….