Boiling Water Taps: 7 Uses For Around the Home
Fancy a nifty way to save some pennies and make life easier? Say hello to boiling water taps. These state-of-the-art taps come with heaps of uses in your home, from whipping up meals to sanitising baby bottles. If you're trying to persuade your other half why a boiling water tap is a must for your kitchen, stick around to discover how they'll quickly become your new best friend.
Cooking & Drinking
Part of what makes the kitchen so important is the fact it's the place where meals are created. Boiling water taps will take your cooking and drinking game to a whole new level, as you're able to access boiling hot water at the push of a button.
1. Brew tea & coffee
Fancy a cuppa or a steaming mug of coffee? Boiling water taps mean you can brew your favourite beverages quicker and to the exact temperature required. Plus, with an adjustable boiler, you can pick the perfect setting for whatever drink you're making - whether that's a mellow green tea or a livening coffee. No more waiting for your outdated kettle to boil, you can simply turn the handle and pour away. What's more, with a 2.4l boiler tank capacity, you can complete the whole tea round in one go without having to refill and reboil.
2. Cooking vegetables
Boiling water taps are all the rage in kitchens nationwide, and for good reason - they make cooking veggies a piece of cake! No more waiting for a pan of water to come to a boil - you can pour instant hot water over your veggies and enjoy perfectly cooked dishes in minutes. Whether it's broccoli, kale, carrots or onions, you can boil them tender in a flash using a boiling water tap.
3. Cooking pasta or noodles
Boiling water is a must when it comes to cooking pasta or noodles, and the boiling water tap makes this process a doddle. Say goodbye to waiting for a pot of water to boil on the hob – these taps provide instant hot water at your fingertips.
Connected to your regular mains supply, these taps come with an under-sink boiler to ensure a constant flow of boiling water. They're a fantastic addition to any kitchen, but safety always comes first. Don't worry, our taps are equipped with a child-safe mechanism to keep little fingers away from the boiling water function.
While cleaning isn't high up on our list of things we enjoy, wiping, mopping and sanitising is an unavoidable part of life - or at least it is if you value your kitchen hygiene. With a boiling tap, you can finish your cleaning chores that little bit quicker and get back to the things you love.
4. Sterilise baby bottles & cutting boards
If you're a new parent, you know how much work it is to sterilise those little bottles before and after each feed. Instead of filling the sink with hot water or using your kettle, you can use your boiling tap instead to fill a pan and bring it to a boil in seconds. The NHS then recommends leaving the bottle/feeding equipment in boiling water for 10 minutes.
You can also quickly sanitise cutting boards or chopping blocks when you're preparing food, helping you create a hygienic kitchen.
5. Fill hot water bottles
As we all try to avoid the temptation of turning on the heating, hot water bottles are fantastic for staying cosy during chilly winter months. To fill them safely and avoid burns, use a boiling water tap, which ensures a steady flow of hot water without spluttering. You can also use a funnel for precise pouring - just make sure the funnel is suitable for use with boiling water.
Once it's full, secure the top tightly and wrap the bottle in a towel or blanket to retain heat and prevent burns.
6. Kill unwanted weeds
Unwanted weeds can be a nuisance, competing with your flowers and vegetables for resources. While there are chemical herbicides available, boiling water offers an inexpensive, effective, and eco-friendly alternative. Keep in mind that boiling water can damage any plant it touches, so exercise caution around desirable plants.
Using boiling water also destroys weed seeds, preventing new growth. To apply this method, pour the boiling water directly onto the weed's leaves and roots. This will break down the plant's cell walls and cause it to wither. For optimal results, repeat the process every few days until the weed is completely eradicated.
7. Kill mould and bacteria
Discovering mould or bacteria in your home can be both unsightly and hazardous to your health. Fortunately, there's a simple solution for getting rid of these unwelcome intruders – boiling water.
The high temperatures of boiling water effectively kill most moulds and bacteria, making it an excellent cleaning and disinfecting agent. This approach is fast, easy, and efficient, ensuring that your home remains free of mould and bacteria. If the mould remains after you've used boiling water, you may need to use a specialist cleaner, as some species are resistant to high temperatures.
Is a boiling water tap safe?
Yes, boiling water taps are safe to use. They feature a child-safe mechanism that prevents water from flowing unless the handle is in the fully open position, reducing the risk of scalding accidents for you and your family. Additionally, our taps come with carbon filters that remove impurities, ensuring you have access to cleaner and purer water.
What's more, compared to a kettle, which can be dropped, a stationary boiling tap is a far safer alternative.
How expensive are boiling water taps?
When it comes to boiling water taps, there is a wide range of prices on the market. At the high end, you can find taps that cost upwards of £1000 whereas our Avista tap is only £299. In general, the price of a boiling water tap depends on a few factors, including the brand, the features, and the design.
Some brands are more expensive than others, and some features, like filters or temperature controls, can add to the cost. However, boiling water taps can be a great investment for any kitchen, as they save time and energy while providing an endless supply of hot water.