The popularity of the “hot-water tap” is continuing apace, there are an increasing number on the market and appear to be a regular item now on the “appliance” list.
We probably see around a third of our customers fitting them as part of their kitchen project – they are relatively expensive but there are a number of arguments to be made on them paying other longer term dividends. Apart from the fact it’s less destructive of the environment – lots of surveys show we all overfill our kettles for each cup of tea – they also offer instantaneous boiling water that both speeds up tea making and your cooking, so time saving as well.
As well as the stand-alone hot-water tap there are also an increasing number of makes that are offering the combi-tap with both a hot / cold mixer as well as the boiling water option.
Some people are concerned around safety particularly those with smaller children but they all have worked on ensuring strong safety features – some have push and turn handles to child-proof them; in many cases the water doesn’t come out in a single jet but a spray; when not depressed for water they cut-off (so no continually running, boiling water). Ultimately the hot tap is probably safer than the normal worktop kettle with their twisted cords.
We also love that the hot water tap helps keep our worktop clutter to a minimum helping with the sleek lines & minimalist look that people want with their kitchens and is obviously a difficult one to achieve in any busy kitchen!
We’ve integrated a number of brands into our kitchens and these include Quooker, Franke, Insinkerator and Grohe many of which are well-known names in taps & sinks.
We are always happy to discuss pros and cons of appliances and also ensure that your choices fit with the rest of your kitchen.