Delta 9159-AR-DST Trinsic Review

The Delta 9159-AR-DST is a great option for people who are looking for a sleek looking, high quality kitchen faucet. It’s a pull down, single-handle faucet that comes from one of the most reputable brands in the industry. So you know that the brand cares about their product quality, building their faucets with the most advanced features and providing the best warranty and customer support. If you’re not sure if this faucet is the right choice for your kitchen, read on our Delta 9159-AR-DST Trinsic review to learn more about its features.

Our Review

Style And Design

This Delta kitchen faucet features a simple, yet sleek design. It will look excellent in any contemporary kitchen setting. The faucet also has nice smooth lines, giving it a soft and elegant look.

The high arc spout, which has a height of 15-11/16 inches, gracefully reaches out over the sink. You can swivel the spout 360 degrees, which is very convenient if you have two kitchen sink basins or if you have a large undermount kitchen sink.

This kitchen faucet also comes in a variety of colors. You can choose either arctic stainless for a more urban style, champagne bronze for a luxurious look, chrome or matte black for a more modern look.


The Delta 9159-AR-DST Trinsic has a solid brass body, so the construction quality is very sturdy. The faucet also comes in a high quality finish. They have corrosion and rust resistant qualities and are sure to continue looking good during the long-lasting performance.

Another feature that adds to the durability of this kitchen faucet is the Diamond Seal technology. According to Delta’s claims, it can last twice as long as the industry standard, so it should last up to 5 million uses. This technology uses a diamond-embedded ceramic disc, which works perfectly fine without any lubrication and is designed to eliminate wear on seals and prevent leaks.

Delta 9159-AR-DST is also a pull down kitchen faucet and so it features a spray wand that can be pulled down for up-close tasks in the sink. This spray wand is kept securely in place using a powerful integrated magnet. So you can easily extend and then when not in use, it will quickly snap back into its original position. The advantage of a magnet is that it doesn’t wear out and so it prevents dropping of the spray head over time.

Pull Down Design

The pull down spray head is connected on a 20-inch hose. So you can easily pull it down for up close washing or rinsing tasks and have plenty of coverage over the sink. By pushing a button on the spray head, you can also choose either the spray or stream mode. So if you need to fill a pot of water, you can just use the stream mode. If you need a more powerful stream, you can switch to the aerated spray mode.

Delta also designed the faucet so that it will be easier to prevent mineral buildup on its spout. The spray head features soft rubber nozzles, so if you’ll see any mineral buildup collecting, you can easily wipe it away with your fingertip for an instantly refreshed look.


For a cleaner look of your kitchen sink area, considering doing a 1-hole installation of this Delta faucet. However, if you already have 3 pre-drilled holes in your kitchen sink, you can get the optional deckplate for this faucet. However, it’s not included in the package.

It fits 6” or 8” installations and in the box, you’ll find all the necessary mounting hardware, including the Inno-Flex supply lines.

Optional Touch2O Technology

For those who like technologically advanced features, you can also get this faucet with the Touch2O feature. It allows you to turn the water on with just a touch anywhere on the tap. So if your hands are messy, you can still get the water flowing without getting the faucet dirty. This feature is very convenient and you can also still use the lever.


One of the advantages of buying a product from a well known brand is that you get a good warranty as they want to assure you of the good quality they provide. Delta offers a limited lifetime warranty for this 9159-AR-DST Trinsic kitchen faucet. It covers any defects in material or workmanship of the faucet’s parts and finishes. However, keep in mind that if you’ll be installing this faucet for commercial use, the warranty period goes down to 5 years only.

Delta 9159-AR-DST Pros and Cons


  • Durable construction.
  • Great coverage over the sink with the spray head.
  • Strong magnetic docking for the spray wand.
  • Durable cartridge.
  • Easy installation.


  • Doesn’t include the deckplate for 3-hole installation.
  • The spray head is made of plastic. However, that is commonly used in pull down kitchen faucets.

Bottom Line

So if you’re for a minimalistic looking, but rich in features kitchen faucet, the Delta 9159-AR-DST is a great option. The reviews have a lot of great things to say about it. It’s durable, it’s functional and it looks amazing. It’s also available at a competing price.

Fakrul Islam

I am a plumber and faucet reviewer by heart. I have been in the business for over 2 years and I have seen about every type of faucet on the market. I started this blog as a way to share my knowledge and help people make informed decisions when it comes to choosing a faucet for their homes.