Boiling and chilled water taps remove the need for a kettle, freeing up space on kitchen worktops. The smart taps by Zip and Billi come with a mini boiler (usually 3-5 litres) that heats water quickly at the touch of a button.
They can also dispense chilled filtered water to encourage proper hydration. They are available in various styles and colours.
Instant Boiling Water
A Boiling water tap dispenses steaming hot water at the push of a button, saving you time and energy from boiling kettles and the cost of running up your electricity bill. They work on a similar principle to electric showers, heating water with an element and storing it within a heavy-duty insulated tank.
Most models have a capacity of up to four litres which means you can enjoy constant boiling water without draining the tank, or worrying about it emptying and running dry. Look out for designs with a filter to ensure your water is clean and healthy to drink, as well as a child-safe locking mechanism in case of accidents.
Unlike traditional kettles, many boiling water taps can also offer ambient and chilled drinking water – perfect for those who like to hydrate throughout the day. They are designed to be a seamless addition to your kitchen space, sitting neatly under your sink and offering an attractive and modern appearance.
One of the main benefits of a Boiling and Chilled Water tap is that it costs significantly less to run than a standard kettle, with Fohen reporting that their models use as little as 3p a day on standby. That’s less than your phone charger and way cheaper than a kettle. You’ll also be reducing your carbon footprint, as well as eliminating the need for those countless disposable plastic water bottles.
Instant Chilled Water
Having chilled water on tap means no more filling and emptying jugs or bottles, which can be a pain. It also makes entertaining easier – instead of boiling the kettle over and over for guests, they can have their own instant hot water tap at the touch of a button.
These taps dispense filtered boiling and chilled water at the push of a lever. There are different styles, sizes and finishes to choose from. These include the popular Armstrong range from Perrin & Rowe which is hand-made in the UK and is very robust with thicker plating than industry standards. It can operate with just 1.5 bar pressure, which is a lot lower than some rivals. There’s a dual-lever design which doesn’t look high-tech and you control it by pushing down on the ring to unlock it, which lights red for boiling and blue for filtered cold water.
Other models like the Grohe Red are rated A for energy efficiency with a titanium boiler that’s insulated so it requires very little electricity to keep it running. It has a capacity of 3 litres, which is plenty for most households. These taps can be combined with a chiller to have fresh filtered and chilled water all year round. It’s also great for encouraging healthy hydration as it is easier to drink the recommended five glasses of water a day if you have a chilled option on tap at home.
Instant Sparkling Water
Ditch the kettle and save money, energy and space with a sparkling water tap that offers instant boiling, chilled and sparkling filtered drinking water. These clever taps allow you to cook, clean and drink with a single appliance and come in an array of stylish tap designs to suit any kitchen style.
The latest tap innovations offer a range of settings to meet your specific needs including a high-speed setting that delivers up to 3 litres of near-boiling water in 60 seconds without having to keep your finger on the button. Alternatively, there’s a manual tap that allows you to control the temperature and flow of your water.
Our sparkling water taps are the perfect addition to any home or office and provide you with instant, filtered sparkling water. This is a great alternative to buying sparkling bottled water and will save you money in the long run.
A wide selection of features are available depending on the model you choose including LED lighting and a child lock. Grohe Blue and Red taps also include a five-step filtration process that provides perfectly tasting, unbottled, filtered water. This removes all impurities including small amounts of dissolved minerals which are beneficial to health. The Blue and Red taps are easy to install and are a stylish addition to any modern kitchen.
Instant Filtered Water
Drinking the recommended amount of water daily is essential for hydration and good health. Drinking filtered water promotes healthy skin, aids digestion and helps the body to flush out toxins. Instant boiling and chilled filtered water taps provide convenient on-demand drinking water that is fresh, safe and clean.
4 in 1 taps provide boiling and ambient (room temperature) filtered water at the touch of a button, eliminating the need for kettles, making worktops clutter free and saving energy. The boiling water taps utilise a stainless steel heating element within the sink to boil the water instantly, whilst the filtered cold water comes from a separate filtered bottle under the sink.
Both Zip and Billi undersink instant boiling systems come with a built in safety feature that prevents accidental scalding. They have a button which, when engaged, needs to be pressed and held down for the system to dispense hot water. This makes it almost impossible for users to scald themselves.
A high quality filtered tap will have an internal carbon and scale filter that removes impurities, bad taste and odours from your water as well as reducing chlorine, heavy metals, cysts, bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms. They will also have a child lock function to keep little hands away from the hot water and a self-resetting mechanism that resets the water tank automatically after every use. Boiling and chilled water tap