You may have seen some funky looking instant hot water taps from the likes of Quooker & Insinkerator and wondered why they are so expensive. Well, these aren’t just any kind of tap, these taps can give you constant hot water without ever having to boil a kettle again and some taps can even give you filtered cold water in seconds, and, all from just the one tap!
The hot water when it comes out of the instant hot water tap is 100°C (boiling point), so it’s just perfect for:
- Making tea and coffee
- Boiling eggs on the hob
- Making gravy
- Sterilising baby bottles and dummies
How do these instant hot water taps work?
The example below will show an Insinkerator unit that has a hot water tap and filtered cold water tap in one unit. This will cover the 2 main functions that these taps provide.
Inside the unit that holds the sink, the insinkerator hot water tank and cold water filter all plumb into your existing pipe work and they are powered by one standard plug. All the new flexible water tubes carrying your boiling hot water and filtered cold water are sent back up the main tap through the small hole created for the tap.
As you can see from the picture below, the instant hot water tap that sits on your worktop looks just like a normal tap and they come in different styles so it can blend in with your current traditional hot and cold taps.
Who makes instant hot water taps?
When looking for an instant hot water tap, the three brands below are the ones to look out for.
Instant hot water taps can be as cheap as £200 right up to £800 and beyond, so have a little shop around before you buy one and ensure you get all the features that you need from your new tap.
Not quite decided if an Instant Hot Water tap is for you? Here are 5 key benefits that may sway you.
- You’ll never have to buy another colour coordinated kettle
- You’ll save about 15mins+ each day waiting for a kettle to boil
- You can make your partner a cuppa in less than a minute!
- You’ll never run out of hot water when washing the pots
- You’ll have more work surface for an even bigger toaster:-)
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