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Ultimate Guide to Boiling Water Taps

19 March 2022

Boiling Water Taps are becoming a trend in the UK.

Read our guide below to find out everything you should know about boiling water taps…

What is a boiling water tap?

Think of a boiling water tap like a regular tap – but with the capability of providing instant boiling water at the touch of a button or turn of a lever depending on the style of tap, without the need to wait for a kettle to boil.

Different types of hot water taps

There are a few options when it comes to boiling water taps:

  • Boiling Water only: These only dispense boiling water only and are completely separate from your hot and cold tap.
  • 3-in-1 Boiling Water Tap: These taps dispense normal hot and cold water, in addition a third option for filtered boiling water
  • 4-in-1 Boiling Water Tap: These give you an additional option of both filtered cold and boiling water

Benefits of getting a boiling water tap


There are safe measures in place which make risk of water burns very minimal. Boiling water taps are also heavily insulated which makes the metal cool to touch and doesn’t warm the metal up. They also operate at a lower water pressure compared to normal taps preventing the boiling water tap from splashing water as you use it.

Boiling water tap removes the need for kettles

Removing the need for kettles means that your worktops will be less cluttered and your kitchen will look alot more visually appealing.

Boiling Water Tap Filters

Boiling Water Taps can help especially for people in hard water areas as they include a filter which helps reduce limescale. The filters are important in removing the hardness before it reaches the boiler.

Are boiling water taps expensive to run?

A common misconception of boiling water taps is that they are expensive to run, instead it is the complete opposite – they certainly are very cheap to run!

How much does a Boiling Water Tap cost to run?

When it comes to running a boiling water tap, they do not cost more than using a kettle – usually it’s less! The average kettle costs around 2.5p to boil with most households boiling 5 times a day or more.

There is an additional cost to factor in when it comes to boiling water taps and the filters need replacing every 6 months.

Boiling Water Tap Styles

You will find a huge range of boiling water taps in different selections of finishes and designs to suit your budget and style.

Boiling water taps are available in both modern and traditional styling. The traditional styling of modern boiling water taps are perfect for anyone who loves a classic look but want all of the modern day benefits of a boiling water tap.


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