Waaaay back in April I attended the Food Bloggers of Canada's very first food blogging conference. It was a blast spending the weekend with so many talented food bloggers and finally putting faces to names (a challenge for me, I am terrible with names.). After a weekend of eating and learning and mingling we left the resort with our suitcases stuffed with swag.. so.. much.. swag.
Amongst jars of free peanut butter and packages of cookies was a little black box from Delta that contained a card saying each and every one of us would receive a free faucet from them. And not just any faucet.. one of those super-fancy touch technology faucets (Touch2O) that turns on and off when you touch it.
Seeing as my current faucet was very old and very small, I was extremely excited at the prospect of having something that my big pots would actually fit under. There is one particularly huge pot that needed to be washed in the shower because it didn't fit under the tap in the kitchen. As glamourous as it is to be washing dishes in your bathtub, I was looking forward to trying something new.
Plus you can pull the nozzle out and easily wash smaller things. Really handy for anyone like me who creates small mountain ranges of dishes on a daily basis.
Installation should have been easy (and it was for the other people who received taps) but while moving things around we discovered that our super-old pipes were all corroded inside. And by 'discovered' I mean the stupid things were as thin as my fingernail and snapped right in half. And - as is the case with old houses - one discovery led to another and suddenly we were ripping out old pipes and cutting new holes in our counters.
Actually, I say 'we' but I wasn't doing any of this. My boyfriend was busy installing my beautiful new faucet + new plumbing + fixing the counter and I was simply baking around him (and washing the dishes in the bathtub.. of course).
I managed not to trip over the tools and sink and he managed to get all new plumbing installed and the kitchen back into working order.
For those of you whose plumbing hasn't corroded to the thickness of an eggshell, putting the tap in just means taking your old one out, and hooking the new one up to the water supply (no ripping out your sink necessary!)
And the very best feature is that you can turn it on, adjust the temperature, and then just tap it anywhere to turn it on and off. Perfect for messy baking hands, and also really really handy while doing dishes because you don't need to adjust the temperature each time you want to rinse your dishes off. Just tap, rinse, then tap off again.
The nice people at Delta want you to enjoy one of their magical Touch2O faucets at home, so they are giving one away to one of my readers! You would receive the one in the photo here which is a Pilar with Touch2O Technology.
HOW TO ENTER:
There are THREE ways to enter. You can do one, two, or all three of them and each will count as a separate entry (leave a separate comment for each)
1. Leave a comment with why you'd like a new faucet
2. Follow Delta on twitter : https://twitter.com/deltafaucetCAN then leave a comment here with your twitter handle
3. Tweet " I entered to win a Touch2O Faucet from @DeltaFaucetCAN and @Clock_worklemon #touchon #touchoff " - then leave a comment here with a link to the tweet.
This giveaway is open to Canadian Residents only
Winner will be chosen randomly on June 25th 2013 and contacted by email.
WINNER!! Congratulations Noelle! I hope your mom enjoys her new tap
Full Disclosure: Delta supplied the faucet as part of the FBC Conference swag, I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own. Delta is also supplying the faucet for the Giveaway at no cost to myself or my readers.