If you are an avid tea & coffee drinker, or spend time cooking on your hob, then an instant hot water tap is the perfect kitchen companion. It eliminates the need for a kettle taking up space on your worktop, as well as saving energy and making cleaning much easier.
Unlike a kettle that needs to boil every time it is used, an instant hot water tap has the ability to keep the water at a constant temperature. This is achieved by using a thermocouple and electronic sensor to control the heating process. This also means that you won’t be wasting energy by boiling more water than needed.
This is especially important if you have young children living in the house or you are a busy professional who can’t waste time waiting for a kettle to boil. In addition to saving time, it also saves energy, money and reduces the amount of waste water that is poured down the drain.
Not only is an instant boiling water tap more efficient than a kettle, but it also has a lower carbon footprint than conventional point-of-use hot water systems. This is because it only uses the minimum energy required to heat the water at a pre-set temperature. Typically, it will only require 10-12 minutes to reach boiling temperature from cold.
Having a boiling water tap in the home is ideal for tea and coffee lovers, but it’s also useful for cooking pasta or steaming vegetables and it can even be used to sterilise baby bottles. There are several different types of instant boiling water taps available on the market. Some offer a choice between boiling, hot and cold water while others provide filtered or fizzy water as well. Some taps also have safety features, such as child locks and insulated pipes to prevent injuries from contact with hot surfaces.
With an instant tap, you have access to boiling water when you need it. This saves you time and the hassle of heating a kettle, and means that there is always hot water available for tea and coffee.
Boiling water taps can also help declutter your kitchen by eliminating the need for a kettle, freeing up space on your counters. They also tend to have a sleek, modern design that can add to the aesthetic of your home.
A key benefit of an instant hot water tap is the safety features they include to protect against accidental scalding. These taps typically have a button you need to press and twist to activate the function, which is designed to prevent children or pets from turning on the appliance and potentially being scalded.
Moreover, most models feature an aerated flow of the boiling water to reduce the risk of splashing and scalding. This is a good option if you have young children in your home, or if there are anyone in your household with difficulty lifting a kettle or pot.
The aerated flow of the water is also designed to reduce the amount of energy used, as it prevents wasting heat by heating the water more quickly than it would without the aeration. This feature is a great way to keep your bills down while enjoying the convenience of an instant hot water tap.
The convenience of a boiling water tap will not only save you time in the kitchen, but will also reduce your energy consumption. Instant hot water taps are more efficient than kettles because they only boil the amount of water that you need to use. They also require minimal maintenance. However, you should make sure to clean the tank regularly to prevent build-up of minerals.
Boiling water taps are usually safe to use around children, thanks to their built-in safety mechanisms. For example, most models have a spring-loaded handle that automatically turns off the flow of near-boiling water if it’s left unattended. The spout is also insulated, which helps prevent burns or spills.
It is recommended that you choose a model with a safety lock for added peace of mind, especially if you have young children in the house. This feature will prevent the accidental activation of the tap, which could result in scalding accidents. Our Quooker range, for example, features a complex press-turn system that ensures the boiling water only activates when you are actually pressing and turning the tap.
Other models, like our Alessio and Adrianna taps, even go one step further with an IntelliProtect safety function that allows you to choose your own personalised safety level. This feature lets you know exactly how many seconds the tap has been on and also warns you if the temperature is above the maximum safe level.
Unlike regular taps that consume significant energy just keeping water heated on standby, instant hot water taps use only the energy needed to heat water at your set thermostatic temperature. This translates to savings in your energy bill and is environmentally friendly.
Another way to reduce your energy consumption is to buy a water filtration system for your kitchen tap. This will ensure that you only dispense fresh, clean drinking water from your kitchen sink rather than wasting energy heating up the same old tapwater again and again.
Boiling water taps also help to reduce your environmental footprint. They can be used to wash vegetables, cut fruit, cook pasta, clean dishes and many other tasks that would normally require a kettle or pan. This can significantly reduce the amount of energy you consume as well as reducing the volume of single-use plastic that ends up in landfill.
Most models of boiling hot water taps are installed under the sink and plumbed directly into the main water line for an automatic refill of constant 98°C filtered water. The installation is relatively straightforward and consists of connecting the pipework as per the manufacturer’s instructions and plugging the unit in to a power outlet. Once plugged in you simply activate the additional rap lever or press a button and instantly enjoy a cup of instant 98°C boiled water.