Isn’t it frustrating to know exactly what you need but are unable to find it — simply because you aren’t sure what it is called? That’s the problem that reader Jennie had when she emailed us trying to figure out where to find the one missing piece for her kitchen sink.
Pam, or anyone out here: I am trying to find those swivel sprayers that would attach onto the end of any threaded kitchen faucet. I remember ours from the 1950-60s era. I think they were rubber? with metal where the water actually came out. They allowed the housewife to divert the water in different directions as she rinsed the dishes, without having to move the whole faucet arm back and forth.
Does anyone remember what they were actually called, or know where to find them?
I had no idea, so I asked Pam. She quickly suggested I search for “aerators” — and BaM PoW!! There they were. We found quite a few designs — the one shown above — and more kitchen faucet aerators here. Note, this is an affiliate link; if you buy anything from Amazon after clicking through a link on the blog, the blog gets a little spiff; part of how we keep the blog boat afloat.
Some of these also are designed to be water-saving: A wonderful feature that to conserve water.
Oh, and Pam wanted me to add this:
I find it pitiful that I knew, in a heartbeat, no hesitation, what these were called. It’s like being at a cocktail party and having fascinating, lively, engaged conversations about ice dams, reverse mortgages and whether Social Security is really a “tax” or “insurance”. Shoot me.