The Delta Faucet 4353-AR-DST Linden Faucet is another great addition to Delta Faucet’s ever-growing lineup of household fixtures. I’ll be focusing on the AR (“Arctic Stainless”) model specifically in this review, although you can pick from 4-5 different finishes within the 4353-DST Linden line of faucets.
As an overview, the 4353-AR-DST is a single handle, water-efficient pull-out faucet that looks both modern and stylish in appearance. It boasts a very simple installation and ships with a number of Delta Faucet-specific features that you won’t find baked into just any old faucet out there.
From the Multi-Flow technology to the nature-inspired design, the 4353-AR-DST is a strong contender for anyone looking to upgrade their kitchen.
Delta 4353-AR-DST Style
Delta Faucet clearly had the aesthetic of the faucet in mind when designing the 4353-AR-DST, and the whole Linden line, for that matter. According to the manufacturer, “The design was inspired by a strong presence in nature like that of tree with reaching branches.”
I don’t particularly see the “tree” aesthetic they’re going for, but I’m still very happy with the overall style of the faucet. It has a sort of…simplistic modernity to it, and I was honestly surprised by how striking it looked after I had it all set up for one of my clients. It won’t be the centerpiece of your kitchen, but it does lend your whole kitchen a sleek look.
I’m a big fan of the Arctic Stainless Steel model, although you can also pick between Chrome, Stainless Steel, and Venetian Bronze finishes. The physical shape of the faucet goes with any kitchen out there, so you can just pick whichever finish best suits your style and off you go!
Delta 4353-AR-DST Specifications
I’ll get the numbers out of the way first. It’s always important to measure everything before an installation – there’s nothing worse than getting stuck with a faucet that doesn’t quite fit into your sink!
The 4353-AR-DST faucet measures in at 9.9 x 10.5 x 9.9 inches – fairly standard measurements for most kitchen sinks out there – and the hose is a whopping 59 inches long. The spout itself is 10 inches long, and right around 8 inches high. These dimensions are large enough to accommodate just about any pot or container out there.
Note: There are some user reports that the listed 59 inch hose length may not be correct. Some buyers claim to have measured the hose and found it to be 54 inches instead of the advertised 59. I’ve reached out to some of my clients that have gone with this unit during kitchen renovations, and will update this review if/when I hear back about the hose length.
You can go with a one or three hole deck installation with this particular model, and there’s an optional 10.5 inch escutcheon included. The whole unit weighs a little under 6 pounds.
Last but not least, you’ll see a dual flow rate with this faucet – either 2.0 GPM or 1.5 GPM streams depending on what settings you use (more about that later).
- LASTS 2X LONGER. Patented DIAMOND Seal Technology reduces leak points and lasts twice as long as the industry standard-ensuring leak-free operation for the life of the kitchen faucet (Industry standard is based on ASME A112.18.1 of 500,000 cycles)
- EASY INSTALLATION. Designed to fit single-hole or 3-hole, 8-in. configurations. Everything you need is together in one box, including an optional deck plate for 3-hole installation and InnoFlex PEX supply lines that are integrated into the faucet for one less leak point
- COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY. The pull out design swivels 120 degrees with a 20-in. retractable hose for added convenience during everyday kitchen tasks
Delta 4353-AR-DST Features
Like I said earlier, this is a single handle “water efficient” pull-out faucet. The spout features a standard 120 degree maximum swivel angle, which is all most people will ever need in a home kitchen sink. The movement is smooth and “solid”-feeling – it’s easy to swing back and forth, but it also stays exactly where you leave it.
The pull-out sprayer head is probably my favorite part of this faucet. The host is quite long, which means there’s nothing you can’t do with the 4353-AR-DST. But, not only is the pull-out sprayer long, it features Delta Faucet’s special Multi-Flow technology. Basically, you can switch between a 1.5 GPM flow rate that’s intended to conserve water, and a 2.0 GPM flow rate that’s more powerful whenever you need to.
This really is a cool little feature – a very common complaint for many faucets out there is that the water pressure ends up being too high or too low. I’m not sure why other manufacturers aren’t implementing their own sort of “dual flow” technology, but Delta is definitely ahead of the curve with theirs!
Unfortunately, this setting does not have “memory” – that is, whenever you turn the sink on, it defaults to the water conserving flow rate.
Delta 4353-AR-DST Extras
One very cool extra with the 4353-AR-DST Linden faucet is Delta Faucet’s classic DIAMOND Seal Technology. This just means that the faucet valve is literally embedded with diamonds. In other words, you genuinely won’t see any performance degradation, even over long-time use.
It’s also worth noting that the faucet does meet standards laid out by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is rated as being “No-Lead” compliant.
Delta Faucet 4353-AR-DST Durability
As with all Delta Faucet fixtures, the 4353-AR-DST strikes me as being especially durable. The entire thing is made out of steel and/or zinc, and parts of it literally have diamonds embedded in the metal. You can’t get much more durable than that!
The movement of the faucet, along with the connection hoses and the pull-out hose, are all meticulously constructed. They fit together and operate perfectly, and I really can’t see a breakdown happening for years and years to come.
Delta Faucet 4353-AR-DST Warranty / Replacement
Speaking of breakdowns, Delta Faucet has you covered with their limited warranty policy. To quote their exact policy: “All parts (other than electronic parts and batteries) and finishes of this Delta® faucet are warranted to the original consumer purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship for as long as the original consumer purchaser owns the home in which the faucet was first installed or, for commercial users, for five (5) years from the date of purchase.”
If your issue falls within those guidelines, Delta Faucet will repair or replace that issue free of charge. Again, Delta is very well-regarded within the renovation industry, and I’ve always found them to be extremely helpful and willing to assist whenever problems crop up (which is rarely, if ever to being with!).
Delta 4353-AR-DST Conclusion
The Delta Faucet 4353-AR-DST Linden Faucet is another homerun product by Delta Faucets. They have a reputation for selling high quality, stylish, and functional home fixtures, and this unit is no exception.
For any eco-conscious consumers out there, the 4353-AR-DST just might be your dream faucet. As far as I’m aware, it’s one of a select few models that allow you fine control over your water flow rate – and it defaults to the low-flow setting to boot!
From the sturdy construction, remarkably long sprayer hose, easy installation, and diamond-embedded valves, to the great-looking finishes available – you won’t regret choosing this Delta faucet when upgrading your kitchen.