Why choose a boiling water tap & why choose Quooker.
By Jess Whitehead
Whatever the reason for you to be thinking of buying a boiling water tap I would personally only recommend one product on the market – Quooker. The only tap to guarantee 100°c boiling water.
Be it for efficiency, environmental, safety, versatility, space saving, or design features, the Quooker boiling tap range does it all.
With a Quooker in your home, everything goes faster. You never need to wait for water to boil, you just fill your saucepan with boiling water, add your vegetables and simply place the saucepan on the hob. Making a cup of tea takes only seconds, easy, fast and better for the environment.
So how does it work:
The Quooker system consists of a small tank in the kitchen cupboard that is linked to the boiling water tap on the worktop and the tank acts like a vacuum flask connected to the water mains. The air in the insulated wall is so thin that the heat is unable to escape, and it therefore takes very little energy (just 10 watts) to keep the water in the tank at 110°C. The water only starts to boil when the tap is turned on and the temperature of the outflowing water drops to 100°C. While the water is flowing out of the tap, fresh water immediately flows into the tank.
With a Quooker, you never need to wait for water to boil. It is available instantly, saving you time on days when you are trying out complicated recipes on friends and particularly on days when you are busy with work, school, sports, and clubs. Saving time is always good. To easily draw a second cup of tea, within 3 seconds of using the boiling water function you can again draw boiling water by pushing and turning the handle just once.
We all know it is important to be economical with water and yet, so many households unnecessarily waste it both in small amounts – for example if you boil twice as much water as you need – but also in larger amounts, when you let the tap run for a while until the water heats up. A Quooker tap helps save these wasteful times and is also cheaper than a kettle. Anyone who needs boiling water several times a day will not use more energy with a Quooker than with a kettle. According to my research when using the most popular 3ltr tank (the Pro3) your average costs are 2p per day to operate the tank and 1p thereafter per litre of water used, so when compared with a kettle costing around 3p per boil the sums soon add up.
One of the main reasons people shy away from a boiling water tap is the safety aspect, as they believe the tap to be more dangerous than a kettle. Nothing can be further from the truth. It is impossible to turn the boiling water on accidentally as it requires a double-push and turn operation through the inconspicuous ring mechanism, which is completely separate to the regular hot and cold water operation. The flow of water is delivered as an aerated spray, not a solid jet, preventing the risk of serious scalds or burns. And perhaps most importantly: a Quooker cannot fall over, unlike a kettle or a pan.
Make a quick pot of tea. Make filter coffee. Cook pasta. Blanche asparagus. Prepare a bottle of milk for a baby. Pre-heat dinner plates. Rinse that dirty casserole. You will be amazed by what you will use your Quooker for, including the things you might not even have bought it for. And with the Quooker Flex with its extendable hose, rinsing your sink or cleaning that chopping board just became even easier.
A Quooker saves precious space on your worktop. The space occupied by a kettle can be freed up to slice, knead and chop. And because the tank is so compact, there’s still usable space under your sink or in your kitchen cupboard.
Fusion Round – Chrome & Pro3 Quooker Tank
Design Features and Options:
You can buy a stand-alone Quooker tap that only produces boiling water (without regular hot and cold – the Nordic range) but for me, the simple option is to include everything in one tap with either the Fusion or Flex ranges.
The fusion comes in round or square versions in Chrome, Stainless Steel, Black, Patinated Brass or Gold, with a ‘Classic’ version also available with the added finish of Nickel but not available in Black or Gold.
If you prefer your tap to have a flexible pull-out hose then go for the Flex which is available in Chrome, Stainless Steel & Black.
There are also 2 sizes of the tank, 3 litres, and 7litre, with the added ‘Combi-Tank’ that can also produce your regular hot water as well as the boiling water.
What is the Quooker Cube?
To maximise the Quooker tap even further there is the option to add chilled filtered still water and sparkling water.
The innovative ‘Cube’ can be added next to the Quooker boiling water tank and all operated and dispensed from the one Quooker tap:
- Cold Water
- Hot Water
- Filtered Boiling Water
- Filtered Chilled Still Water
- Filtered Chilled Sparkling Water
For me, there is only one choice for my water requirements in my kitchen, and that is Quooker.
For further information contact Studio 35
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