Boiling water taps have rapidly gained popularity in recent years as homeowners look to reduce the need for multiple small appliances and streamline kitchen surfaces. Simply put, they provide boiling-hot water on demand without the need to fill a kettle and wait for it to boil. Whilst they are initially more expensive to buy than a kettle, they are considered to be more energy efficient and therefore cheaper to run as with a boiling tap you only use what you need rather than repeatedly boiling a kettle throughout the day or boiling more than you need each time.
There are various types of boiling tap: most dispense boiling, regular hot and cold water, whilst some include a filtered option and even a sparkling water option and most now feature child-locks and insulated sides to prevent any accidental burns.
Quooker and Franke are two of the most well-known brands of boiling tap, along with Perrin and Rowe, Abode, Grohe and Zip etc and they all come in a multitude of designs and finishes to suit your style of kitchen.
By Jenny Lester.