Moen MotionSense Haysfield vs Arbor

Moen MotionSense Haysfield vs Arbor

Looking for a touchless kitchen faucet?

The Moen handsfree kitchen faucet is a recent technological development designed to make cooking fun and way easier. If you want to have one of these fascinating techy faucets in your kitchen but are caught between two wonderful options: the Moen MotionSense Haysfield vs Arbor, never fret. This page serves as a handy guide, providing you with every bit of information you need to help in deciding which touchless kitchen faucet is just right for you.

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Moen MotionSense Hayesfield vs Arbor - Which Touchless Kitchen Faucet is Right for you?

Design

The Moen Haysfield and Arbor faucets are similarly designed. They both have high arcs with long pull-down spouts, and a slim neck gives them a graceful, swan-like appearance. The width of the stem gradually increases as you leave the neck and approach the base which in itself is slightly bulbous yet streamlined. To manually operate the faucet, a handle is attached to the base.

There are two differences in the design style of these faucets despite the obvious similarities. The handle of the Hayfield’s faucet is flat with a simple design while that of the Arbor has a sleek, curvy design and a slight flare. Also, the base of the Haysfield features a circular rim at its bottom; this rim is non-existent in the Arbor faucet.

Finish

The Moen Arbor is available in three different finishes: Chrome, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, and Spot-Resistant Stainless. Choosing between these three options depends on your color preferences, but based on customer reviews and personal research, I strongly recommend the Spot-Resistant Stainless Finish. Just like its name suggests, this finish is resistant to water spots and fingerprint stains, giving it an undeniable edge over the other two finishes. You do not have to waste time cleaning your faucet on a daily basis, and when you do need to clean (presumably after a considerable period of use), just wipe with a clean cloth. An added advantage to the time-saving ability of this finish is the fact that its brushed stainless appearance would match other stainless-steel appliances in your kitchen and enhance the overall décor.

The Haysfield saves you from having to choose between several finishes as it can only be purchased in a Spot-Resistant Stainless Finish.

Ease of Installation

Both faucets can be easily and quickly installed. The Duralock Quick Connect Installation System makes the connection of the faucets to your water supply lines a walk in the park. You can mount the Haysfield faucet on one-hole, two-hole, three-hole, and four-hole sinks while the Arbor faucet works only with one-hole and three-hole sink applications.

MotionSense Technology

The beauty of these Moen MotionSense faucets lie in their ‘touchless’ ability. When cooking or washing dirty dishes most times, your hands get messy. You want to turn on the faucet without staining it with bits of food or transferring dirt and germs. This familiar dilemma can be easily solved with either MotionSense faucet. With the MotionSense technology, you don’t have to touch your faucet to use it. The Wave Sensor at the top turns on the faucet once any hand movement is detected around it. To stop the flow of water once you’re done using the faucet, wave your hand again over the sensor. The Ready Sensor at the faucet’s base turns on the faucet sensing that an object – either a cup, jug, pot, or even your hand – is under the spout. Once the object is removed from the vicinity of the faucet, the water stops running.

A variant of this MotionSense technology, known as MotionSense Wave, can be found in some Moen Arbor models. This technology uses only one sensor, the Wave Sensor, and it is located at the base of the faucet rather than the top as found in the double-sensor MotionSense.

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This touchless feature however is not without its complaints. In the first few months of use, chances are your hands would unintentionally hover around the faucet, the faucet would inevitably turn on, and the sleeves of your clothes can get wet. Or worse, you’re working in the sink, and the sensor at the base senses an object and switches on the faucet, drenching whatever it is you are preparing. These ‘accidents’ could become frustrating, but you can always disable one or both sensors easily. Despite these little drawbacks, most users say they are satisfied with the MotionSense technology of the Haysfield and Arbor faucets, and the ease, efficiency, and convenience they provide in the kitchen.

Spray Type

With both faucets, you can choose either a steady stream of water for normal cleaning tasks or a powerful spray (via Moen’s PowerClean technology) to get rid of tough messes from dirty dishes with little time and effort.

Retractable Hose

Thanks to their in-built Reflex system, these Moen faucets makes it possible to pull down the spout and extend the hose over a considerable distance. The hose is flexible and can be easily used in carrying out several kitchen tasks far from the sink. A button on the spray head helps to pause the flow of water while the hose is still extended. To return the spray head back to the sink, simply let it go, and it will self-retract and re-attach itself firmly to the faucet. The hose length of the Arbor faucet is significantly longer than the Haysfield’s.

Power

The touchless sensors in these faucets work with batteries or the faucet can be connected to a power source via an AC adapter. The faucets come with 6 AA batteries but the AC adapter has to be purchased separately. Lots of users complain that the batteries do not last long and need to be replaced constantly, so your best bet would be the AC adapter. If the batteries are dead and there is a power outage, you can always operate your faucets manually with the handle at the base.

Pros and Cons of the Moen MotionSense Haysfield

Pros

  • Touchless sensors for convenience
  • Available in a spot-resistant finish
  • Comes with a soap dispenser

Cons

  • Shorter hose length

Pros and Cons of the Moen MotionSense Arbor

Pros

  • Touchless sensors for convenience
  • Available in a spot-resistant finish
  • Longer hose length

Cons

  • No soap dispenser

Summary

Either of these Moen MotionSense faucets can satisfactorily meet your need for a handsfree faucet in the kitchen. The soap dispenser accessory in the Haysfield faucet and the longer hose length in the Arbor faucet are the main deciding factors in this comparison. If you will be making use of the pull-down hose feature on a regular basis, then you should go with the Arbor faucet. The Haysfield faucet is the right choice for you if you’re quite particular about having a soap dispenser in your kitchen.

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