Boiling and chilled water taps instantly dispense hot, cold and filtered drinking water. They can be a great alternative to a kettle and will free up space on your kitchen bench top and in the fridge for bottles and jugs of water.
Our premium pick is the Franke Omni boiling water tap which dispenses filtered water and 100degC boiling water in C or Swan Neck designs. It also has low energy costs, compared to a kettle, at 9p per day.
Instant access to hot and cold water
When you get a boiling water tap installed it will dispense hot water instantly, which can be really helpful when it comes to making tea, coffee or even cooking pasta. Having the kettle on your bench can be quite a distraction when you’re busy in the kitchen, so having instant access to boiling water means you can quickly prepare meals or drinks without having to wait for the kettle to boil.
These types of taps are becoming increasingly popular in homes and offices as they offer a stylish and efficient alternative to the traditional kettle. They can sit alongside your current tap and typically feature a separate lever for filtered cold water, so you won’t need to fill up your kettle on the stove or microwave a jug of water every time you want a quick drink.
Most of these taps have a child safety lock so you can be sure that your children will not be able to accidentally activate the hot water function and scald themselves. In addition, they usually have an aerated water flow so the stream of boiling water is not solid – this reduces the risk of accidental contact and minimises the heat that is generated. Additionally, most models come with a filter that is designed to remove impurities such as chlorine and bad taste and smells from your tap water.
Great for everyday refreshment
A boiling water tap is a great kitchen appliance to have if you often drink tea or coffee. It will save you time as you can dispense boiling water on demand without having to wait for your kettle to boil. The taps are also energy efficient and eco-friendly as they only use energy when you need hot water, so it’s a much more sustainable choice than using a traditional kettle.
The taps are available in a range of colours and styles to suit any kitchen style, so they can blend in seamlessly and be an attractive addition to your home. They also help declutter your bench top and free up space in your fridge by eliminating the need for jugs and bottles of water. Some models even dispense chilled and sparkling water for a refreshing beverage.
There are many models to choose from and they are available in a wide variety of prices. However, you should bear in mind that there is a one-off installation cost for most taps. This will be offset by the cost savings and convenience of having instant access to filtered boiling and chilled water.
We recommend looking at options that incorporate water filtration systems to improve the taste of your drinking water, especially if you live in a hard water area. This will ensure that your drinks are fresh, crisp and delicious.
A stylish addition to any kitchen
The latest kitchen taps are designed to fit into any style of home and add function as well as fashion. Instant boiling water taps declutter bench top space by eliminating the kettle and save energy by only heating the water you use. They are available in monobloc, deck-mounted and single lever designs in both traditional and contemporary styles. You can also choose from a wide range of finishes to suit your décor.
Some taps have a built-in filter to reduce impurities that affect the taste of the water and some can also provide filtered cold water as well as boiling. Others have a smart design that allows you to set the temperature of the boiling water so you can always get it just how you like it. Many also have safety features to prevent scalding or burning yourself when you use the tap.
One tap that does it all is the Qettle which dispenses true 100degC boiling water and filtered drinking water with a simple press of a button. It’s a good option for people with busy lifestyles who want all the benefits of a boiling water tap without the cost of more premium models that don’t quite reach boiling point and dispense cooled rather than hot water. There’s a Fusion model with a contemporary look and a Classic version that has more detailing for those who prefer a more traditional look.
Save space in the fridge
If you opt for a boiling water tap, or Quooker, in your kitchen it’s a convenient feature that will save you time and energy. It’s great for more than just a cup of tea too; you can use it to sterilise baby bottles, rinse dishes and pans or make quick soups. It’s also perfect for staff kitchens, as it means your team can get on with work without having to wait around for a kettle.
Boiling water taps come in a range of styles, so you can find one that matches your kitchen décor. You can choose from a simple, standard boiling water tap that just dispenses boiling water; models with chilled filtered water or 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 taps that offer a choice of hot, cold and sparkling drinks. They’re a stylish addition to any kitchen, and help you declutter your bench top space and free up room in the fridge for bottles of water.
Most models are designed with child safety in mind, and a spring lock that keeps the spout cool to the touch even when it’s dispensing boiling water. Most will also have a filter that removes impurities, like chlorine, so the water has a fresher taste and your appliances stay clean and free of lime scale build up. Keeping your boiling water tap clean is a simple process, and can be done using warm soapy water or white vinegar. Boiling and chilled water tap