When it comes to collating design ideas and deciding what elements you want to invest in, taps are not often at the top of the list. However, if you want the latest in modern kitchen gadgetry, a boiling water tap is a must-have. These trendy taps are convenient, sustainable and stylish, perfect for those who lead fast-paced lives or simply love a cup of tea.
With a boiling water tap, you will always have the convenience of instant hot water without having to stand around, waiting for the kettle to boil. This sleek tap sits on your work surface, which is then connected to a tank underneath. All you need is an electric point and water supply close by.
With a Quooker boiling water tap, your water stays exceptionally fresh as the tank uses an active carbon filter. When looking for a system, it’s always best to look for tanks that have this purification filter; this will not only make the water taste better but prevent limescale build-up in the long run.
You can choose between a compact single tap accompanied with sleek mixer, a stand-alone flexi tap for extra functionality or a classic round design. Whether you have a traditional country style or an elegant modern kitchen, there is bound to be a style that fits your space. Take a look at brands such as Quooker or Franke that have a fantastic selection of designs.
Speed and convenience is clearly the number one draw for a boiling water tap; however, there are also many more pros to having one installed. The kitchen has become such a dynamic space within the home and often has more than one function. A boiling water tap not only allows you to grab a tea on the go it’s also a fantastic tool for food prep if you’re a keen chef.
Install on the kitchen island for convenience when cooking food or create a separate space with a second sink for dishes and ingredients prep. It can even help when steaming veg or cooking eggs.
Know you’re doing your bit for the environment with this sustainable tap. Not only does it tackle one use plastics if you have your own filtered or fizzy water at home, it also ensures you have the exact amount of water you need without waste. There’s no more running the tap to wait for hot water, and with tank insulation, it means your saving energy and money.
For many people, the first question is, is it family-friendly. All boiling water taps have safety features which make them a fantastic choice for every household. Quookers safety features include childproof handles, insulated, so it doesn’t feel hot to the touch, adjustable height to stop splashing, a fine spray system and child proof push and turn handle that lights when in use.
If you want your kitchen to stand the test of time, be experimental with colour choices, hardware and appliances to give your design that cutting-edge feel without compromising on the craftsmanship of the cabinetry.
Just like traditional kitchen taps, boiling water taps can come in a range of finishes, from classic polished chrome to brushed copper and luxurious powdered gold. When it comes to choosing your kitchen taps and sinks the range we have at Tom Howley is simply exquisite. We trust only industry-leading brands such as Perrin & Rowe, Franke and Quooker, to deliver the quality you expect.
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