- Are boiling water taps safe?
- Fahren v InSinkerator
- Can you adjust the temperature of instant boiling water taps?
- What is the perfect temperature of water for tea?
- Replacing water filters for instant hot taps
- Are boiling water faucets easy to install?
Gone are the days of waiting for the kettle to boil or refilling your hot water dispenser, thanks to the exciting innovation of the instant boiling water tap!
Boiling water taps provide you with the convenience of hot water in seconds – perfect for our coffee and tea-craving lovers. The trend for boiling water taps has heated up in recent years, partly due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has triggered a rise in remote working, with kitchens doubling as office spaces.
But that’s not the only reason these luxury appliances are increasing in popularity – with their energy-saving and multi-functional abilities; it’s no wonder that instant boiling water taps have become a must-have kitchen item.
Who wouldn’t want instant hot water at the twist of a handle?
Once the preserve of high-end commercial spaces, boiling water faucets have become a homeowner favourite and are arguably on track to replacing the traditional kettle. But with so many varieties on the market, how do you know which one to choose?
While brands such as Insinkerator will crop up time and time again, you could make a considerable saving by choosing Fahren UK, which offers a range of models that rival more well-known brands.
Are boiling water taps safe?
Hot water tap designs differ, but you should always search for models that come with safety features to protect everyone at home or in the office.
Fahren UK Boiling Water Taps come fitted with safety mechanisms to prevent scalding or accidental use to protect vulnerable people. Boiling water is activated using a child-safe lock operated by pushing down a button on the water handle, twisting and holding in position. As soon as the hand is removed, the mechanism returns to safety, offering peace of mind for those with young children, elderly relatives or pets.
Insinkerator taps also come with a locking safety lever and spring-back feature to prevent unattended use. Both brands also manufacture boiling water taps with insulated spouts and lower water pressure than regular taps to avoid scalding and splashback.
Can you adjust the temperature of boiling water taps?
Both Fahren UK and Insinkerator offer boiling water taps with adjustable temperature settings. However, you get greater temperature control with Fahren UK, which is one of the only brands on the market that allows users to adjust the thermostat of their boiling water taps.
Only Insinkerator’s NeoTank, which carries a substantial price tag, features adjustable temperature settings, allowing you to set your thermostat between 88°C and 99°C.
All of Fahren UK’s boiling water taps come fitted with touch-sensitive LED displays and temperature control settings between 75°C and 98°C – a game-changer in the industry.
Although Fahren’s instant boiling water taps cannot dispense water at the actual boiling point – which is 100°C – neither can Insinkerator. And while other brands such as Quooker offer models capable of heating water at boiling point, research shows that drinks made with water at 100°C ruin the flavour.
What is the perfect water temperature for tea and coffee?
According to the UK Tea & Infusions Association, the water temperature for a perfect brew should be within the region of 90°C and 98°C as hotter water causes the compounds in tea and coffee to extract too soon, releasing a bitter taste.
The ideal temperature for green and white teas is even less at 80°C, making Fahren’s adjustable boiling water taps the perfect option for tea lovers looking to draw the best flavour out of their hot drinks!
Although Insinkerator’s NeoTank comes with an adjustable digital thermometer, the setting cannot be turned lower than 88°C which risks flattening the taste of more delicately flavoured teas.
We all know that the art of making the perfect brew involves striking a balance between flavour and structure, which is achieved through temperature control: You really can create the perfect cuppa with Fahren UK!
Do instant boiling water taps only dispense boiling water?
One of the main reasons boiling water taps are increasing in popularity is due to their multi-functionality.
Fahren UK and Insinkerator offer boiling water-only taps, 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 models, capable of dispensing, boiling water, filtered chilled, cold and hot mains water.
The 4-in-1 and 3-in-1 faucets combine functionality with luxury and can replace your traditional kitchen taps, streamlining the space in the heart of the home. There is also no need for the kettle with the boiling water tap, which can help declutter the kitchen by freeing up countertop space.
Both Fahren and Insinkerator’s 3-in-1 model can deliver boiling water, cold and hot mains tap water. However, Fahren UK offers more variants at no additional cost, with an on-trend Brushed Nickel and Chrome colour available.
You can also choose from two designs and six stunning colours in Fahren’s 4-in-1 range:
- Brushed gold
- Brushed nickel
- Copper blush
- Gunmetal grey
- Matte black
Although Insinkerator offers three shapes as part of its 4-in-1 range, only three colours are available: Chrome, Velvet Black, and Brushed Stainless Steel, with the latter two at an additional cost.
Why are Fahren boiling water taps such good value?
Fahren UK offers premium designed taps of excellent build quality and up to a five-year guarantee.
The adjustable digital thermostat means that homeowners can tailor the water temperature to their liking. Compared to other brands, it is an exclusive feature and a gamechanger for tea and coffee lovers prioritising flavour.
While Insinkerator’s 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 boiling water taps have a slightly larger tank capacity at 2.5L, compared to Fahren’s 2L tank for the 3-in-1 range and 2.4L tank for the 4-in-1 collection, our lower price tag makes our products accessible to everyone.
The more compact boiling water tank is also space-saving, making it an ideal choice for those with limited space in the cupboard underneath the kitchen sink.
Fahren also manufactures all their taps, whereas other more well-known brands such as Insinkerator are UK resellers – meaning we know our taps and boiling water tanks inside out.
If we’re talking about industry-beating factors, Fahren’s 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 boiling water taps come fitted with built-in filter life indicators. Insinkerator and other well-known brands such as Quooker and Franke do not offer this feature, meaning homeowners will need to guestimate when their water filter needs replacing.
While this may seem like a minor issue, bacteria could enter the water and cause potentially harmful health issues if filters are not replaced at the appropriate time.
How much are boiling water tap filters?
One Fahren UK water filter costs £40, or you could secure a three-bundle deal for £99 – offering you a saving of £51!
Insinkerator water filters are only available in twin packs, which range between £52 and £89 as of writing.
Are boiling water taps easy to install?
Insinkerator and Fahren UK boiling water faucets have been designed with easy installation in mind. Read Fahren UK’s hassle-free installation and maintenance guide.
It should take a competent DIY-er two hours to install one of their boiling water taps, which is a considerably long time if you’ve got things to do in your free time.
Fahren offers three excellent ranges of taps, perfect for a kitchen of any style or size:
*All InSinkerator 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 InSinkerator 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.