Why consider installing a boiling water tap?

Why consider installing a boiling water tap?

Quooker Boiling water taps provide instant hot water on demand, providing hot water much more quickly and easily than a kettle. They make it simpler to use just the amount of water you need as you can fill your mug or pan directly from the tap making boiling-water taps more efficient than a kettle and therefore less expensive to run. Quooker says that its taps cost 3p per day if left on standby. The cost of boiling a litre of water in a kettle is just over 2p. So, if you boil your kettle several times a day - if you're having a brew in the morning, again when you get in from work, and before bed for example, then you do stand to save on your energy bills. 

Other advantages include:

  • Childproof handles and insulated sides should help to avoid singed fingers
  • More streamlined worktops - you won't need a kettle so you can save on worktop space. 
  • People who have problems filling, lifting and pouring a conventional kettle may find a hot water tap easier to use.
  • If you prefer filtered water, most models will also remove harsh-tasting chemicals and in some cases soften and aerate the water too making it more palatable

When you dispense water from your Quooker tap, you use the exact amount of water you need. Unlike with a kettle, whereby people often boil more water than needed...or decide to re-boil it because the water has cooled down, wasting lots of energy!

Quooker's patented vacuum tank allows for water to be kept at 110 degrees under pressure. This technology keeps the water hot without needing to use much energy. Think of it as an electrically powered flask, from which no energy can escape. The water only boils when it exits the tap - so it is not constantly boiling inside the vessel. 

The COMBI reservoir has also been awarded Energy Label A. This reservoir not only supplies boiling water, but also hot water for washing up.

Quooker strive for sustainability in all fields. With people and protection of the planet at the forefront of thier minds. In 2016, their premises were rebuilt and covered with 900 solar panels. This supplies ALL of the energy needs! In Quooker's Return and Recover departments, they recycle old products and manage their waste flows in a sustainable way, in compliance with the WEEE (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Act.

In addition, a Quooker is easy to maintain which increases its longevity. These taps typically last between fifteen and twenty years!

Climate change is upon us and is showing no immediate signs of slowing down. We must make conscious choices on an individual level in order to collectively expedite its prevention. We must consume less and make eco-friendly choices. Although it might feel like luxury to have filtered boiling, chilled and sparkling water on tap, a Quooker is a sustainable purchase. With a Quooker in the kitchen, you save water and energy and you help to reduce the use of disposable plastic bottles.

Who are Quooker?

Quooker is a family firm, based on enthusiasm and entrepreneurship. The pride of Henri Peteri, father of Quooker directors Walter and Niels Peteri and inventor of the boiling-water tap, is still tangible.

The Quooker was the very first boiling-water tap in the world. Inventions like the high-vacuum insulated tank, the all-in-one taps Quooker Fusion and Flex and the series of black boiling-water taps brought about a revolution in the kitchen. Innovation 'around the sink' still continues every day.


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Quooker's story started in 1970. Rotterdam-born Henri Peteri worked for Unilever and was visiting the head office in London when he had an idea that would change his life for ever. It was during a presentation about instant soup. They showed how you could dissolve soup in boiling water in just five seconds. 'And to do that, you have to heat water for five minutes?' Peteri thought. 'That's stupid! Why can't we get boiling water from the mixer tap in our homes?!' When he got home, Peteri went down into his basement to develop a prototype of the first boiling-water tap in the world. It took a lot of time and money. But when the first model was made, Peteri sold it to friends and acquaintances who were very enthusiastic. Once people had used a Quooker, they couldn’t live without it.

When his son Niels finished his studies and joined his father, the idea became a product. In 1992, the first Quooker ('quick cooker') was introduced, the Quooker Basic. From the moment son Walter joined the company, Quooker gradually began to gain ground on the market. From 2000, things really started to take off. The boiling-water tap became a success in the Netherlands. In 2004, the first batch of Quookers was exported abroad.

Now, Quooker produces 300.000 Quooker-systems a year, there are over thousands of dealers, the turnover doubles every three years and we have factories in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland. This is the result of years of development, testing and technical innovation.

The Peteri brothers always aimed to produce the most sustainable, energy-efficient and high-quality product. Now they lead an internationally successful company. But, continuing in the spirit of their late father, they are still innovating.

Niels Peteri: 'The fact that more people are embracing the Quooker as an indispensable tool in the modern kitchen is reflected in the sales, which are soaring. We're very proud of that. However, resting on their laurels is not an option. We want to keep innovating. For example, by developing our own production resources, which enables us to think up original solutions.'

Quooker is about to conquer the rest of the world. The ambition: to supply as many private kitchens as possible with boiling water, in a smart and responsible way. To achieve that, Quooker in Ridderkerk, Holland, has more than 450 people working on new technical ideas and design solutions to make the taps even more efficient, even easier to use and even more attractive.