Perfect Cup of Tea with a Boiling Water Tap

The perfect cup of Tea

A perfect tea in a clear cup

The perfect cup of tea

How good is a boiling water tap at making the perfect cup of tea? We find out.

Being based in the UK, we are obsessed with Tea as the drink of choice. Raised on the premise that good old Yorkshire Tea needs to be made with vigorously boiling water, it came as a big surprise to us that this isn’t always good advice and there are implications to making your favourite cuppa from a boiling water tap which provides boiling water between 98oC and 100oC.
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Zip HydroTap Review

Review of Zip HydroTap and Miniboil boiling water tap systems


Zip Boiling and Chilled HydroTap with Font

Zip Boiling and Chilled HydroTap with font

Zip Industries is an Australian company founded in 1947 as Zip Heaters. They produced low pressure boilers and heaters for domestic use then started producing instant water heaters, attaining the world’s first Instant Boiling Water Heater patent in 1975. Coming from Australia of course, chilled water is almost as important as boiling water and so Zip have established themselves as a dominant electric heating and chilling company for drinking water in the southern hemisphere. They have created a mind-boggling array of domestic, workplace, industrial water heating, chilling and filtering products for above and below the counter and so we are only going to look at domestic variants in this review.
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InSinkErator Steaming Hot Water Taps – a basic Review

InSinkErator Boiling Water Tap – model Review


The hot and cold InSinkErator HC-1100 Steaming Hot Water Tap

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A division of Emerson Appliance Solutions, based in Wisconsin in the US, InSinkErator is known around the world principally for kitchen sink garbage/waste disposal units, which it started making in 1927. The name InSinkErator comes from a play on In-Sink and incinerator and is a registered Trademark.
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First Boiling Water Tap Video on Youtube

Introductory video about Boiling Water Taps

We’ve just uploaded our first boiling water tap video to youtube (see video here). Learnt lots, will be better as we progress.  :-)

The video covers the rudimentary aspects of instant boiling / steaming water taps and then shows a little of the websites of each manufacturer. Introduction video about Boiling Water Taps


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Boiling Water Tap systems – are they for you?

Is a Boiling Water Tap for you?

The Boiling Water Tap (or steaming hot water tap in the US and instant boiling water tap in Australia) is going to set you back between a few hundred pounds (dollars) to a few thousand pounds, depending on the make, model and options. At its simplest, you can augment your existing kitchen sink arrangement with an additional boiling water tap, keeping the existing hot and cold. If you want the latest sink equipment, be prepared to choose cold, hot, boiling and chilled water. Water can be filtered or even purified and you can have sparkling chilled water too. You can even have an inset counter touch-screen menu, an iPhone-style remote or a touch-screen on the tap itself – all very 21st century!. Some of these boiling water tap features cost more than a bottom-end kitchen, but the high-end kitchens deserve nothing less. There are of course different manufacturers promoting their individualised system features and the team at hope to make all this diverse data transparent to you. We are also going to bust a few myths about running costs and safety in future posts, but for now, let’s have a look at three great features a boiling water tap system affords you.

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Boiling Water Tap – Reviews of the Best

Buying a Boiling Water Tap

Shopping for a Boiling Water Tap (sometimes known as a steaming hot water tap or instant boiling water tap), or simply getting reliable and authoritative reviews can be tricky. This site is dedicated to giving you access to reliable data regarding: efficiency, model run-downs, comparisons, styles, and best prices.

Instant boiling water, with a turn of the tap, will give you immediate access to coffee and tea making as well as speeding up your normal cooking activities. All of the following are made so quick and easy with a Boiling Water Tap:

  • Providing cooking water for vegetables and pasta;
  • Food preparation – skinning tomatoes and fruit;
  • Blanching food;
  • Soaking pots and pans with stubborn marks and stains;
  • Preparation of baby milk and sterilisation of equipment.

There are currently six main manufacturers of instant boiling water taps spread around the world, each having its own terminology, aesthetics, optionality and unique selling points. At their simplest, boiling water tap systems can dispense just boiling water. Or they can supply boiling and chilled water as well as your normal hot and cold. Add the option of a water filter and the kitchen sink just got a lot more versatile.

If you are searching for the perfect boiling water tap for your kitchen, please bookmark this site and come back for the latest in-depth reviews and information before you decide on anything.

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Why buy a Boiling Water Tap?

Boiling Water Taps are the latest kitchen ‘must have’.

Having a Boiling Water Tap in your Kitchen can be a great time saver and life changer. If you think of all the times you turn on the kettle, wait a while, and boil more water than you need then you’ll soon appreciate the convenience of a boiling water tap system.
Making hot drinks, boiling water for food prep and cooking, sterilising baby feed equipment as well as soaking stubborn grease and marks on pots and pans – it all gets a lot easier and quicker with a boiling water tap.

I can’t believe how much I use it now. It saves so much time  and fuel in not having to warm up vegetables to boiling point on the stove; and it’s a dream at getting baked-on stains off Pyrex and baking trays. Wouldn’t be without it!

They are easy to install, come in traditional and contemporary designs, child-proof, save energy and worktop space and, best of all, will provide instant boiling water at the turn of a tap. Some even provide filtered, chilled and sparkling water.
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