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This is not a review per se but, I wanted to share a few thoughts on the Quooker Tap which we added to our kitchen when renovating the house this summer. 

If you want to read the story of he renovation, it’s here.

Why no kettle?

If you know me, you know that I am a bit of a coffee fanatic. Most speciality coffee shops have a very specific type of water boiler/tap on their bar and for a few years we had this running joke that I should have one installed at home. I already have a somewhat imposing Mahlkönig Tanzania coffee grinder which, despite some reservations sits well in our kitchen. A boiling water source seemed extravagant but, having instant boiling water? Handy right?

The Verdict

We love the tap. It’s easy to use. I keep telling people it’s idiot proof but what I really mean is, it’s safe. It’s efficient too. “The Quooker’s perfect high-vacuum insulation means that it only costs 3 pence a day to have boiling water at hand, exactly when you want it.  What’s more, the Quooker ensures that you always have the exact amount of boiling water you need.” We had a few little issues initially in the first few days of use. The light on the tap flashed on/off  which indicates that a reset is required. It did this a few times and we instigated a service call from Quooker but, then it stopped flashing. It’s as if our tap knew that someone was going to come and give it a good seeing-to. Oooh er! It’s been perfect since then. We blamed the hot weather and, the world cup and ya know, the tap was still getting used to us! What more can I say, we love it. It’s great to not have to wait for a kettle of course but, it looks great, takes up less space and we love the efficiency which is important whether you think so or not. If the stats are true – and we’ve no reason to believe they are not – then it saves water and costs less over the long-term. Wasting less water has to be a good thing. I know these kinds of things are often met with scepticism, like me not washing my jeans… But we’re sold on it. ‘Kettles are saaaaaad’ We bought our Quooker in Basil Knipe Electrics. The truth is though, we hadn’t discussed a boiling water tap until we sat down with our kitchen designer and saw the tap in their showroom. While she demonstrated the instant boiling water, Alan Partridge rattled through my brain; ‘Kettles are saaaaaad’ I’m not going to break down costs for you but, when we looked at the bigger picture, we decided to remove a part of the initial kitchen plan to make space in our budget for and also to justify the cost of the tap. It wasn’t a tough decision.

The Verdict

We love the tap. It’s easy to use. I keep telling people it’s idiot proof but what I really mean is, it’s safe. It’s efficient too. “The Quooker’s perfect high-vacuum insulation means that it only costs 3 pence a day to have boiling water at hand, exactly when you want it.  What’s more, the Quooker ensures that you always have the exact amount of boiling water you need.” We had a few little issues initially in the first few days of use. The light on the tap flashed on/off  which indicates that a reset is required. It did this a few times and we instigated a service call from Quooker but, then it stopped flashing. It’s as if our tap knew that someone was going to come and give it a good seeing-to. Oooh er! It’s been perfect since then. We blamed the hot weather and, the world cup and ya know, the tap was still getting used to us! What more can I say, we love it. It’s great to not have to wait for a kettle of course but, it looks great, takes up less space and we love the efficiency which is important whether you think so or not. If the stats are true – and we’ve no reason to believe they are not – then it saves water and costs less over the long-term. Wasting less water has to be a good thing. I know these kinds of things are often met with scepticism, like me not washing my jeans… But we’re sold on it. ‘Kettles are saaaaaad’ We bought our Quooker in Basil Knipe Electrics. The truth is though, we hadn’t discussed a boiling water tap until we sat down with our kitchen designer and saw the tap in their showroom. While she demonstrated the instant boiling water, Alan Partridge rattled through my brain; ‘Kettles are saaaaaad’ I’m not going to break down costs for you but, when we looked at the bigger picture, we decided to remove a part of the initial kitchen plan to make space in our budget for and also to justify the cost of the tap. It wasn’t a tough decision.

The Verdict

We love the tap. It’s easy to use. I keep telling people it’s idiot proof but what I really mean is, it’s safe. It’s efficient too. “The Quooker’s perfect high-vacuum insulation means that it only costs 3 pence a day to have boiling water at hand, exactly when you want it.  What’s more, the Quooker ensures that you always have the exact amount of boiling water you need.” We had a few little issues initially in the first few days of use. The light on the tap flashed on/off  which indicates that a reset is required. It did this a few times and we instigated a service call from Quooker but, then it stopped flashing. It’s as if our tap knew that someone was going to come and give it a good seeing-to. Oooh er! It’s been perfect since then. We blamed the hot weather and, the world cup and ya know, the tap was still getting used to us! What more can I say, we love it. It’s great to not have to wait for a kettle of course but, it looks great, takes up less space and we love the efficiency which is important whether you think so or not. If the stats are true – and we’ve no reason to believe they are not – then it saves water and costs less over the long-term. Wasting less water has to be a good thing. I know these kinds of things are often met with scepticism, like me not washing my jeans… But we’re sold on it. ‘Kettles are saaaaaad’ We bought our Quooker in Basil Knipe Electrics.