What’s the deal with hot water taps?
If you’re a dedicated tea lover, or if you can’t get by without a steaming cup of coffee every hour, on the hour, the thought of having hot water on tap is probably enough to get you reaching for your favourite mug. Offering unlimited hot water at the touch of a button (or a flick of a switch, or a turn of a tap depending on the style you opt for) these useful gadgets are fast becoming a must have kitchen accessory.
Like Which UK says: “If you find kettles bothersome to lift, fill, carry or pour, or just like the idea of dispensing a speedy cup of hot water without waiting around, a hot water dispenser could be a practical solution.” But the question for those investing in a hot water tap is ‘can I finally ditch the kettle?’ Taking up space on the work surface, and now essentially redundant, could your old kettle’s days be numbered?
Unlimited hot water
Unlike a kettle that needs refilling after every use, a hot water tap offers you unlimited heated liquid whenever you need it. So, whether you’re making a round of tea for the family, filling up a large pan to boil enough pasta for a small army or just making yourself a warming mug of coffee first thing in the morning you’ll be able to enjoy hot, steaming H2O straight away.
If your kitchen is on the bijou side, getting rid of your cumbersome kettle will free up valuable space. This will give you more room for cooking, help your kitchen to feel less cramped and give you more freedom over where you place your appliances and gadgets.
One of the main concerns for those thinking of replacing their kettle with a hot water tap is the cost. The average cost of using a hot water tap is around 1p per litre. In most cases, this works out to around 3p a day. To heat a full kettle of water (1.5 litres) costs around 2.5p every time. If you’re boiling a few kettles a day, a hot water tap is definitely more economical to run, however you will need to take purchase and installation costs into account when doing your sums.
How reliable is it?
Another issue that commonly comes up is reliability. Buyers want to know that their new hot water tap will work day in, day out before they get rid of their kettle. As long as you use a reliable company when buying and installing your new hot water tap, you’ll be able to rely on it just as much as you do your old kettle, allowing you to enjoy unlimited tea and coffee whenever you like.
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