How Do Quooker Taps Work?

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At The White Kitchen Company we love Quooker Taps and regularly recommend them to our customers who want to be rid of their kettles to make way for a modern, space saving alternative. With a boiling water tap , you never need to wait for water to boil, saving you time on the days you need it most. They also help to prevent wastage of water and, with cool sparkling and filtered water, it also saves plastic water bottles too!

As it is still a relatively new invention, the most common question we get asked is 'how do quooker taps work?'. In this blog post we will explain all of the finer details in a simple way so that by the time you have finished reading, you shall be a Quooker expert!


High-Vacuum Insulation

The Quooker system consists of a small tank in the kitchen cupboard that is linked to the boiling water tap. The tank acts like a vacuum flask connected to your water system and the air here, which is in the insulated wall, is so thin that the heat cannot escape. This means that only a small amount of energy is needed to keep the water at 110°C in this tank.

The water only starts to boil when the tap is turned on and the temperature of the outflowing water then drops to 100°C ready for your cup of tea! To simplify it further, it works in a feedback loop system whereby when you use the tap, more water flows into this tank ready to be heated up ahead of its next use. 

So, you may be wondering if this means that your bills will shoot through the roof. Well don't fear, the standby power consumption is as little as 3p a day, so you don't have to worry about this at all.

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So How Does the Quooker Cube Work?

The Quooker Cube works by providing you with cool filtered and sparkling water and is installed beside the boiling water tank in your kitchen cabinet. The cube contains a hollow fibre filter that purifies the water, as well as a Quooker Co2 cylinder that attaches to your tank to give you sixty litres of chilled sparkling water to enjoy at any time.

So now we have answer your question of 'How do Quooker taps work?', all that is left to do is choose the design and finish of your hot tap. There are many varieties available such as the Flex, Fusion and Nordic which offer you and your kitchen different advantages. There are also many different finishes such as gold, stainless steel, brushed brass and many others that you will be spoilt for choice!


Have you tried a Quooker tap out before? If not, why not book an appointment at our showroom where we have a variety of cabinets and appliances on show- to book call us on 01604 435835. Here we can show you all of the different styles that Quooker have to offer and you can even try them out for yourself. This way you will be able to get a brilliant understanding of how exactly they work and which would suit your kitchen the most. We can't wait to show you!

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