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Hot Water Taps Buying Guide

Boiling Water Taps 

When using a kettle you waste energy, money, time and water. We have a solution! Install a hot water tap where boiling water flows instantly. The versatility of a hot water tap is second to none and the reason why kitchen designers, chefs, celebrities and the press all recommend them. They have, in recent years become the 'must have' appliance in every kitchen.

It has never been easier to find a boiling water tap to match the style and interior of your kitchen.If you are searching for a boiling water tap with a modern, edgy appearance you will find the square, angled ‘u’ spouts provide a more contemporary aesthetic. Models featuring rounded, arced spouts are equally striking and elegant and look superb in both traditional and modern kitchens.

With the increasing popularity of boiling water taps, manufacturers have opened up their range to include single boiling water taps, 3-in-1 boiling water taps and even 4-in-1 boiling water taps. What is the difference between these options? Find out by reading our helpful Hot Tap Buying Guide!

FAQ - Hot Water Taps.

Q1 - Are hot water taps more efficient than a standard kettle?

Holiday Mode Setting On Hot Tap

There is no doubt about it, instant boiling water saves time, energy and water. Statistics reveal that Brits waste a whopping £145 million a year overfilling and boiling kettles.

Boiling water supplied on demand, means you only use the water that you need, when you want it. When you use a boiling water tap you simply fill a pan or cup with water straight from the tap. This process allows you to see the water level to ensure you never use too much water making a boiling water tap an environmentally friendly option.

It will save you time too. Instant boiling water means no waiting around for the kettle to boil, reducing cooking and preparation times for pasta and vegetables. They're great for sterilising baby bottles and preparing hot drinks instantly!

All the modern hot water taps we sell come with a boiler tank. The tanks have excellent insulation properties meaning less energy is needed to maintain the high temperatures required. If you go away on holiday or if the office is empty over the weekend you can change the boiler settings to holiday mode to save energy too.

Before making a final decision always consider the tank size. Boiler tanks for hot taps range from around 2.5L up to 7L. Smaller tanks with a capacity around 3L are ideal for average sized households. If you're buying a hop tap for an office, look for a larger tank.

Does A Hot Water Tap Need To Be Installed By A Plumber?

Hot Water Tap Boiler Installation

Boiling water taps must be installed by a qualified plumber. When you purchase a boiling water tap you will receive all the necessary items required for installation.

If you are adding a boiling water tap to an existing kitchen you may find you do not have sufficient room to store the boiling water tank in the unit beneath the sink. If this is the case, installation may take longer as connectors will need to be fed from the tank to the tap. Dependant on the brand and type of boiling water tap you choose, installation time scales average between 20 minutes to 2 hours.

Boiling water tap holes range from 32mm – 35mm wide. If you are planning to replace your tap with a new boiling water tap then please ensure you check the dimensions of your existing tap hole. If you are in the process of designing a brand new kitchen the tap hole size will be irrelevant as a new worktop would be drilled to accommodate the tap during installation.

Are Hot Water Taps Safe To Use?

Lock Function On Hot Water Tap

Once a boiling water tap is installed you will instantly eliminate the risk of knocking over a kettle as your traditional kettle will no longer be required. This alone will make your kitchen a safer place. It is imperative that boiling water taps are safe to use too. With this in mind, all boiling water taps have been designed with plenty of useful safety features.

Magnetic hotkeys on Abode models and child proof locks and levers across the brands prevent children accidentally turning on the boiling water function.

An insulated spout allows users to touch the tap straight after the boiling water function has been activated. Water flows as a fine spray from a boiling water tap, often with the inclusion of air in the water. This variation in flow helps to prevent scalding unlike water being poured from the kettle or a hot pan.

3-in-1 Boiling Water Taps.

3-in1 Hot Water Tap

A tap that dispenses hot, cold and boiling water all from one spout!

All 3in1 hot taps include safety features and child locks. Different manufacturers provide varying child lock systems.

As the popularity for a 3-in-1 hot tap has surged over recent years so too has the array of choice. Finding a design to suit your decor is easy. We have hot taps available in brushed chrome, stainless steel, black, copper and brushed nickel.

4-in-1 Boiling Water Taps.

4-in-1 Boiling Water Tap

These taps are a fabulous choice as they supply hot, cold, boiling and filtered water too!

If you often buy bottled water from the supermarket then a 4-in-1 boiling water tap is the ideal tap for you. Water is filtered to remove any impurities, in some cases it is even chilled to provide taint free, great tasting water with each use.

Single Boiling Water Taps.

Single Boiling Water Tap

As the name suggests, single hot taps dispense boiling water only.

They are a great option for those who wish to take advantage of the convenience of boiling water on demand but also want to keep their existing mixer tap. They are installed alongside your existing tap so you'll have two smart looking taps sat neatly side by side.

Buy Your Hot Water Tap On Finance.


We are pleased to offer our customers easy alternatives to pay for your new hot water tap allowing you to spread the cost of payment on a plan that suits you best.

We offer customers the option to pay regular low monthly payments over 1,2 and 3 years on orders over £250. Alternatively you can choose our 3 month, interest free payment plan. An affordable and easy payment option.

Applying for finance couldn't be easier. Once you've added the products you wish to buy to your basket you can select 'Buy on Finance' at the checkout. We will send you a secure link to complete the credit agreement. Sign it online and get an instant response. If accepted, pay your deposit and you're done. T&C's apply.

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