Boiling water taps provide instant boiling filtered water at the touch of a button. They are a convenient alternative to kettles – and they help reduce kitchen clutter and waste.
They also save energy as they use less power than a kettle to heat the water. They have built-in safety features to prevent burns.
There seems to be a new must-have kitchen gadget popping up every week, but in the whirlwind of innovation it can be hard to spot what’s actually useful. A boiling water tap fits the bill perfectly, providing filtered, steaming hot water instantly at the flick of a lever – freeing up space on your worktop and reducing the need for kettles and jugs.
A boiling water tap works by taking water from your property’s mains supply and then heating it to a high temperature within an insulated tank. The taps dispense this steaming hot water through an insulated spout, which keeps the outside of the tap cool to the touch and safe for children to use. The taps are designed to be as stylish as possible and offer a range of sleek finishes to suit any contemporary or modern kitchen design.
For added safety, most models are fitted with a catch mechanism that only allows the tap to dispense hot water while it is depressed and not in a fully closed position. This ensures that the tap cannot be accidentally activated and sprayed out by kids or adults alike. Many of our taps are also fitted with a built-in water filter to help reduce the risk of harmful substances in your drinking water. To maximise the effectiveness of the filtration, it is advised that you change the filter regularly, or more frequently if required.
Easy to use
Boiling water taps are designed to dispense steaming hot, filtered water whenever you need it. They work by heating water in a heavily insulated tank using electricity. They then dispense it when you press the button. This is a more efficient process than boiling a kettle and reduces energy costs.
The 2.4L tank keeps the water ready to use at a perfect temperature and can be adjusted to suit your needs. It also includes a built-in nano-phosphate filter which improves the water’s taste and clarity. This will help to remove hundreds of harmful contaminants found in tap water.
Unlike a kettle, you will only use the amount of water you need, so you will save water waste. This is particularly important for the environment and could reduce your energy bills considerably.
Another advantage of the boiling water tap is that it can sit alongside your regular kitchen taps. It is very easy to integrate and will look and operate just like your standard taps. Having it in the same place as your normal taps means you can save space and keep your countertops clean.
The safety features of a boiling water tap can vary depending on the brand, but most have a catch that must be depressed before the tap will release steaming hot water. This makes it very difficult to accidentally scald yourself.
Safe to use
Boiling water is a quick way to make it safe for cooking, washing hands, and drinking. It kills most bacteria and viruses, and reduces the numbers of harmful parasites like Giardia and Cryptosporidia. However, boiling water doesn’t remove chemical toxins from the water, so you’ll still want to use other methods of water purification if your local water supply is affected by chemicals or radioactive materials.
When a water main break, hurricane, or other disaster affects your tap water, it’s important to follow recommendations from state, local, and tribal health departments regarding the safety of drinking the tap water in your home. During an emergency, the best option is to drink bottled or boiled water until you can get your water tested.
If you do have a boiler or instant hot water tap, make sure it has specific safety features that prevent accidental scalding. Most models have a double push and turn switch or a child lock that prevents anyone from dispensed scalding hot water at the touch of a button.
In addition to a double push and turn safety system, the latest versions of instant hot water taps such as those by Borg & Overstrom also come with sensors that detect motion to stop them from dispensing boiling water if it has been left on for too long. This is a great feature to help protect your family from accidents and avoid unnecessary energy waste.
Reduced water waste
Unlike a kettle that constantly boils water, which can waste a lot of electricity and fuel, the boiling tap only uses energy when you need it. This means you can save a lot of money in the long run. Having a boiling tap is also much more efficient than using a hot water heater, because it reduces the amount of heat that is lost while travelling through pipes.
The boiling process is effective at reducing water hardness and TDS. However, it does not remove common contaminants such as chlorine and lead. Moreover, it does not kill all bacteria and chemicals in the water. The best way to eliminate these contaminants is by using a water filter.
In addition to reducing the risk of disease, boiling taps can also lower your energy bills. They use less energy than a hot water heater, which can save you up to 80% on your power bills in the long term. This is because the boiling water tap has a small tank that can be heated instantly.
Water waste in homes is caused by the amount of time it takes for hot water to travel through the pipes. This can be reduced by installing an instant boiling tap, which has a small thermally-insulated tank that can be heated instantly. This can be a good option for households that use a lot of hot water. It can also be an ideal solution for households that have a limited budget.