A quick guide to choosing your boiling water tap

One of the most used appliances in the British kitchen is the humble kettle. However, the new kid on the block is the boiling water tap. These taps promise instant boiling water straight from a storage container under the sink. Most models can also dispense cold and warm water from the same tap.

Although boiling water taps are more of an investment, we highly recommend them as they are cheaper to use than kettles and a more efficient solution.

The humble kettleIt’s not just a stereotype that we love our tea; a YouGov survey published in April 2015 found that adults drink an average of 17 cups of tea in a week, that’s 876 cups every year! Even if you’re not a serial tea drinker, having a boiling water tap that ticks all the boxes is essential.

What to look for in your boiling water tap

  • Design – The boiling water taps tend to look slightly different to normal taps. There is less variation than the standard at the moment, so shop around to see what options are available.
  • Safety – Having boiling water coming out of a tap is an obvious hazard so making sure that any tap you get is child-safe is a must. Most will have a child-safe handle but double check this even if you don’t have children.
  • Ease of use – The tap must be simple to use, especially for those who may not have come across one before.
  • Price – Hot taps are definitely more expensive than your average kettle with prices ranging from around £500 to £1500 so getting bang for your buck is essential.Boiling water tap next to regular

If you keep these considerations in mind while doing your research, you’ll come out with the tap you want and be making great cups of tea in no time.

If you’re looking at getting a new fitted kitchen in Bristol, Kitchens By Design cares about all the small details that need to fit together to produce the bespoke kitchen you’ve dreamed of and can advise on all aspects of the design process. To talk to one of our team call us on 0117 962 2599.

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