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Default faucet/sink quality

I am preparing to renovate my kitchen and will be purchasing a new
stainless sink and faucet. I was told by the salesperson in a local
plumbing supply company that there are differences in the quality of
faucets sold in plumbing stores vs. large chain stores (like Home
Depot) and internet retailers. She noted that they look the same, but
have different internal parts and there may also be warranty issues
with the manufacturer with online purchases. There seems to be a
large price difference as well. Does anyone know more about this
issue? And, why, isn't this issue publicized more? For example,
checked out the Consumer Reports (C.R.) website and they make no
mention of this on their faucet ratings.

Also, C.R. does a feature on sinks and basically says that there is
little difference among brands within each type of sink (stainless vs
enamel, etc.). Does anyone have suggestions on a quality manufacturer
for a stainless steel 1 1/2 bowl sink for 33 in sink base. Was
looking at Blanco, Elkay, and Am Standard.

Thanks.

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