Having instant boiling and chilled water on tap is a kitchen game changer, it saves energy by eliminating the need to boil a kettle. It also eliminates the need to fill up water bottles and is better for the environment.
Boiling and chilled filtered water taps are usually plumbed into your existing plumbing so you don’t need to get a separate boiler. They come in a range of styles and finishes to suit all tastes and budgets. You can choose from simple taps that just dispense boiling water or you can add on a Quooker Cube to also dispense chilled and sparkling filtered water.
Most boiling water taps use a boiler with a capacity of 2-5 litres that heats the water to a pre-set temperature. The water is then pumped through a filter to remove impurities like bad taste, odour and chlorine which results in great tasting pure h20. There are a wide variety of filtration micron ratings from the very basic to more sophisticated options that remove cysts and heavy metals.
To control the tap there’s often an easy-to-grip textured metal ring that you push down to unlock and then turn to operate. The ring glows red to indicate it’s in boiling water mode and blue to show it’s dispensing filtered cold water. It’s easy to adjust the flow manually and you can add on a hot water booster for a faster flow or a tank sensor to monitor your usage to ensure your boiler doesn’t run out.