- How to choose the perfect boiling water tap
- Fahren v Franke: 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Boiling Water Taps
- How much do water filter replacement cartridges cost?
- WRAS Approval and Instant Boiling Water Benefits
Boiling water taps are fast becoming the must-have item for the kitchen, thanks to their convenience and functionality.
These stylish taps go beyond making the perfect “cuppa”. Washing fruit and vegetables, sanitising work surfaces and cooking pasta – it’s never been easier than with the instant boiling water tap!
Instant boiling water taps can replace your conventional faucets, too, making them an innovative solution for those who want to streamline their kitchen space or find using the kettle a hassle.
Despite concerns about cost and safety, many boiling water taps come fitted with safety mechanisms to prevent scalding and protect young children. Although the upfront cost is considerably higher than the traditional kettle, you’ll save more money and energy with a boiling water tap in the long run.
However, finding the perfect one can be a challenge with so many instant boiling water taps on the market. So if you’re considering putting your kettle to rest and purchasing a stylish instant boiling water tap, we’ve provided some prime examples as to why you should pick Fahren UK’s instant boiling water taps over brands such as Franke.
The 4-in-1 Instant Boiling Water Tap
Fahren UK’s 4-in-1 boiling water taps embody luxury at an affordable price, and with various designs to choose from, they are guaranteed to complement any kitchen.
You could make a significant saving with Fahren UK too, which offers 4-in-1 Boiling Water Taps from £649 compared to Franke, with its cheapest option priced at £1,493.
While Fahren’s instant boiling water taps cannot offer “true” boiling water like Franke, which can dispense water at 100°C, at 98°C – it’s pretty close. Furthermore, scientific research shows that consuming teas and coffees made with 100°C water ruins the taste as the compounds extract too soon, releasing a bitter flavour.
Both Fahren and Franke’s 4-in-1 instant boiling water faucets deliver filtered boiling, filtered chilled, hot and cold water. However, with Fahren UK, you can choose from two different designs and six on-trend colours at no additional cost.
The Celsius Collection is available in the following colours:
- Brushed gold
- Brushed nickel
- Copper blush
- Gunmetal grey
- Matte black
Fahren UK also puts safety first as its 4-in-1 taps can only be activated after a child-safe lock is pushed down, twisted and held in position. Parents with young children, elderly relatives, or pets will be relieved to know that the child-lock catch returns to safety once your hand is removed.
What about the boiling water tank?
Franke’s boiling water tank is on the larger side at 4L, making it ideal for large kitchens and office spaces but not so much for those with limited space.
Fahren’s 4-in-1 boiling water tank is a little on the petite side at 2.4L; however, there are advantages if you want to maximise the space underneath the kitchen sink. So, if you’re worried about making space for an oversized tank, Fahren’s 4-in-1 boiling water tap is an intelligent solution.
Unlike Franke, all of Fahren’s instant boiling water tanks come with a built-in filter life indicator and temperature control settings allowing you to tailor the heat of the water to your liking.
How does the 3-in-1 Boiling Water Tap compare?
Beautifully crafted to feature in any kitchen, Fahren’s collection of 3-in-1 taps allow you to make the perfect cup of tea in seconds.
Styled with an elegant swan spout and available in Brushed Nickel and Chrome Swan, this tap will look fabulous in any kitchen.
What else can they do?
Fahren’s 3-in-1 taps are readily available to dispense boiling water, hot and cold water and boast an innovative filtration system to deliver fresh-tasting water and keep your boiling water tank limescale free.
You’ll never need to wait around for the kettle to boil or purchase bottled water again!
Franke offers a broader range of 3-in-1 models, all delivering boiling, hot and cold water at the push of a button but for a much higher price tag.
What about the boiling water tank?
Fahren’s 3-in-1 boiling water tank at 2L is considerably smaller than Franke’s 4L version, which might make it an unideal option for offices and corporate spaces.
However, the smaller tank and streamlined design make it the perfect practical solution for those looking for do-it-all models with limited space.
All of Fahren’s boiling water tanks come fitted with filter life indicators to inform you of when you need to replace your filter and water temperature settings, allowing users to customise the temperature of the water between 78°C – 98°C.
Only Franke’s Omni tap comes fitted with a filter replacement warning indicator, meaning you’ll have to guestimate when the filter needs to be changed on any of their other models. If filters are not replaced appropriately, contaminants could enter the water, resulting in potentially harmful health effects.
How much do water filter replacements cost?
Fahren’s dual-action Calcium and Carbon Water Filter is currently on offer for £40, with the option to make a saving by purchasing three for £99.
At the time of writing, Franke offers water filter replacement cartridges for £40.
Boiling Water Taps and WRAS Approval
WRAS is an abbreviation for Water Regulations Advisory Scheme, which is backed by British water suppliers. The organisation exists to ensure that firms manufacturing water products and fittings comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings Regulations) in England and Wales.
Some water appliances can contaminate your water supply by dissolving metals or producing an environment for bacteria to flourish, resulting in unpleasant tasting water and ill health.
WRAS ensures that all water fittings are of an appropriate standard and quality. Unlike other brands such as Franke, all Fahren UK boiling water taps have been WRAS approved and demonstrate compliance with water quality standards.
Moreover, customers receive up to five years guarantee on Fahren’s 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 boiling water taps. With Franke, customers will receive up to five years guarantee on their 4-in-1 taps but only two years guarantee on their 3-in-1s.
Fahren offers three excellent ranges of taps, perfect for a kitchen of any style or size:
*All Franke prices and offerings were accurate at the time of writing on 6th October 2021. To get the most accurate price products please head to the Franke website. Fahren UK cannot be responsible for your use of the information contained in these web pages. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this site has been obtained from reliable sources, Fahren UK is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.