The latest taps offer filtered boiling and chilled water at the touch of a button. They remove the need to boil a kettle, fill and empty jugs or buy expensive bottled water, helping you to save time and money. They are also more environmentally friendly and healthier than buying bottled water and are ideal for those who struggle to reach their recommended daily intake of fluids.
Boiling water taps are available in a range of finishes to match your kitchen style and are easy to install. The running cost is low too. Brands such as Grohe quote 3-10p a day to keep the water hot, which is significantly cheaper than boiling and reboiling a kettle or using your heating to heat water for cooking. You will need to replace the filter every six months.
What is the normal tap water temperature?
The temperature of your tap water will vary depending on where you live, the type of home you have and whether you get your water from a town supply or a private well. If you live in a city, your tap water will generally be the same temperature as the mains, while those who use a private well or have a tank at home will likely have cooler tap water.
In the modern world, there are few things more convenient than instant boiling water for tea and coffee, as well as fresh chilled water for drinking and cooking. But how exactly do they work? Today’s WONDERER takes a closer look at how these taps operate, from the technology inside to the process behind it.
The taps featured here provide a wide range of options to suit any household and all budgets, from the high-end options such as the Quooker Fusion to more affordable models such as the Qettle. All of the models are energy efficient, with a minimum of A rated energy efficiency. Some also feature child-safe spring locks to help prevent accidental use of the boiling water and a number are fitted with a filter that helps remove impurities such as sediment, chlorine and bad taste and odours from your tap water.
Most taps dispense boiling water at temperatures of 99degC to 100degC, which is a lot hotter than the boiled water you get out of a kettle, but they still have a few degrees less than the true boiling point of water which is 100degC. If you want to be able to make tea directly from your tap or sterilize baby bottles, then a tap capable of providing boiling water at the true boiling point is the best option, such as the Dutch-designed Quooker, which was the first boiling water tap to be invented.
If you’re looking for a new boiling and chilled water tap that will revolutionize the way you cook, clean and drink at home, check out our full range here. Or, if you have any questions about how these systems work or would like further advice on finding the perfect tap for your home, get in touch with our team of experts.