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Boiling Water Tap Tanks: Big vs Small Tanks

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  • How do boiling water tanks work?
  • Three different types of boiling water systems
  • Big vs small boiling tanks: How do they compare?
  • Why is water pressure important for instant boiling water taps?

Improve the functionality of your kitchen with the stylish, on-trend instant boiling water tap, which eliminates the need for a standard faucet or conventional kettle and streamlines your worktop surfaces.

The boiling water tank, which can fit discreetly in the cupboard underneath the sink, heats water at a very low expense. That means that our hot water taps reduce energy consumption and save on pennies – especially if you make several cuppas a day!

Boiling water flows through the tap from the water tank, and depending on the type, these faucets can also dispense chilled filtered, hot and cold mains water.

If you’ve got your eye on this stylish kitchen gadget but have reservations about space for the boiling water tank, we’re going to cover the various types of tanks available and how they function.

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A Fahren temperature-adjustable tank

How do Boiling Water Tanks Work?

The boiling water tank is connected to your water supply and plugs directly into a mains socket.

The electric-powered tanks heat and store water at a specific temperature, delivering it instantaneously when you turn on the tap and activate the boiling water function.

Fahren UK has designed its tanks to be even more convenient by integrating easy-to-use LED controls and a filter monitoring system to help you identify when to change the kitchen tap filter.

The instant hot water tap could transform your kitchen and make your life more convenient; all you need to do is check that:

  • You have space for the water tank
  • An accessible standard power socket
  • Sufficient water pressure – requirements should be clearly stated by the manufacturer

Even if you have a compact kitchen, you won’t have to worry about steam escaping and ruining your cabinets or burning people you share your home with, as most tanks are pressurised to allow steam to vent in small safe amounts.

Fahren UK can guarantee quality as we aren’t simply resellers of instant hot water taps like other brands. Instead, we manufacture all our products, and as such, we know them better than anyone else & can offer clear guidance to our customers.

All our taps are easy to install and can be done yourself if you’re DIY savvy.

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Fahren UK boiling water tanks are integrated with five preset temperature settings, at 75°C, 85°C, 90°C, 95°C and 98°C and a digital touch-sensitive control pad.

Our boiling water taps are also CE and WRAS Approved, meaning they fully comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Byelaws, and meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements.

Different Types of Boiling Water Systems

While the under sink boiling water tank is the most popular option for residential property, two other boiling water systems are available. It’s essential to know the differences between the three to help you determine which one would best suit your needs.

Countertop Boiling Water Tank

As the name suggests, the countertop boiling water tank is located on the top of work surfaces for easy, instant access.

Most systems have various settings that allow you to alter the temperature of the water and serving, making it a good choice for corporate environments such as office kitchens. However, they might not be the best choice for compact kitchens due to their size.

Freestanding Boiling Water Tank

Unlike other boiling water systems, you don’t have to connect this tank to the mains water supply, making it more portable than other options.

While the freestanding water tank dispenses hot and cold water, it could take up valuable space in the home and expose vulnerable people at home to risks, meaning it is more suitable for commercial use.

It comes with a special part that connects to your water reservoir and is commonly found in industrial kitchens, reception areas and office spaces.

Under Sink Boiling Water Tank

The under sink boiling water tank is commonly found in residential property as it doesn’t occupy much space.

It can be easily installed in the cupboard under your sink to dispense boiling, hot and cold water.

Although under-sink boiling water tanks come in various sizes, ranging from 1.5L to 7.6L, Fahren UK has manufactured a compact 2.0L system for those concerned about space.

The 2.0L boiling water tank is ideal for those living in flats or cottages who want to maximise space in the kitchen and utilise as much space in the cupboard under the sink as possible. All our boiling water tanks are powered by a standard plug, too, so you won’t need to purchase any special adapters to operate the system.

Why is Water Pressure Important for a Hot Water Tap?

Most boiling water tanks are electrically powered, so they heat water from your mains water supply system.

Water heated under high pressure preserves the temperature for an extended period in a short time, meaning low-pressure systems would work inefficiently and be less cost-efficient.

Does Tank Size Matter?

If you plan to use boiling water regularly, purchasing a boiling water tap with a bigger tank would have more benefits.

Fahren UK’s 2.4L boiling water tank is an ideal option for our tea connoisseurs and master chefs’, making up to 8 cups of tea with a 5 minute recovery time. While larger than our 2.0L boiling water tank, it’s not as big as other brands on the market, meaning you should find that there is still some room in the cupboard to store household items.

On the other hand, households with compact kitchens or that only require small amounts of water might want to consider purchasing a smaller tank.

Fahren UK’s 2.0L tank can make up to 6 cups of tea at a time, with a 5 minute recovery time. So not only is it easier to fit a compact boiler unit in the space under the sink, but the 2.0L tank will also give you ample room to store other items in the cupboard, whether that be cleaning supplies, laundry detergent or other miscellaneous items.

Thinking about Buying an Instant Boiling Hot Water Tap?

Our range of instant boiling water taps will not only save you time in the kitchen but can instantly add a touch of class and contemporariness. View our Celsius Collection and Kelen & Willian Collection of premium quality instant boiling hot water taps


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