If you think the items on Ali Express and proven reliable brands are the same, they are not. If you look at amazon, there are a lot of copy of expensive designs at a fraction of the cost. There are so many bad reviews for those items. If you can just "look" and think they are the same, you can't. I bought one from amazon "hoping" that it would work. It worked.. until it didn't. Ended up leaking hot water everywhere, luckily somebody was home while it happened and managed to turn the water off from the shutoff. If nobody was home, then who knows how much water damage it would of cost me. I don't know how much, but I know it would of been much much more than the really really expensive faucet I could have bought. After that, I was thinking of buying water leak sensors. Anyways, I replaced the "unknown china source" faucet with something a little more reliable. I should of done that from the start...elfion wrote: ↑ I know this particular thing I bought it not the same style, yes, but in the same category on aliexpress there are a lot of options (even cheaper than the integrated one I bought) that look exactly like the one mentioned in this thread including the one from germany. yes, different brand, obviously. but they work and they look the same.
However, if there is a B&M store you can check out the made in china type of faucets, I would recommend that as they tend to source a little bit more reliable products if they have to carry warranty.