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Introducing the Quooker tap available at The Kitchen Bureau

13 March 2020

We are very excited to announce that from Friday 20th March 2020 we will be able to offer our clients the Quooker tap collection.

Quooker, known as ‘the tap that does it all’ is well on its way to conquering the world. Since it was invented in 1970 by Henri Peteri, the boiling-water tap has become an indispensable tool in kitchens all over the world. A Quooker tap dispenses 100°C boiling, hot abd cold water whenever you need it.

The Quooker system consists of a small tank in the kitchen cupboard that is linked to the boiling water tap on the worktop. The tank acts like a vacuum flask connected to the water mains. The air in the insulated wall is so thin that the heat is unable to escape. It therefore takes very little energy (just 10 watts) to keep the water in the tank at 110°C. The water only starts to boil when the tap is turned on and the temperature of the outflowing water drops to 100°C. While the water is flowing out of the tap, fresh water immediately flows into the tank.

With the CUBE, you can now also dispense sparkling and chilled water from the Quooker tap. The new function makes life in the kitchen even easier. It saves you time and space, it means you no longer need to use plastic bottles and it is completely safe. To dispense sparkling water, press and turn at the same time. The illuminated ring that turns red to indicate boiling water now flashes blue: sparkling water comes out of the tap. And if you hold down the button for slightly longer and then turn it, you get filtered water. So it’s impossible to dispense boiling water when you want sparkling water.

When you dispense water from your Quooker tap, you use the exact amount of water you need. Unlike with a kettle, whereby people often boil more water than needed…or decide to re-boil it because the water has cooled down, wasting lots of energy!

Quooker’s patented vaccum tank allows for water to be kept at 110 degrees under pressure. This technology keeps the water hot without needing to use much energy. Think of it as an electrically powered flask, from which no energy can escape. The water only boils when it exits the tap - so it is not constantly boiling inside the vessel.

‘Boiling water, straight from the tap. Is that safe?’

That’s the most frequently asked question about Quooker. Our response is that the Quooker is the safest choice for every household. The safe handle and the illuminated light ring make this unlikely, but imagine for a second that you are holding your hands under the flow of boiling water. You’d pull your hands back before you get badly burned because the boiling-water flow, while hot, is a not solid stream of water. It is made of fine drops; a huge difference to the solid jet of water that will hit you if the kettle falls over. That could cause serious burns in a single instant. A sophisticated safety system ensures that a Quooker will never automatically dispense boiling water. You first have to press the handle twice and then turn it. It is only then that boiling water flows from the tap- this system has been extensively tested. The complex press-turn movement means that the risk of ‘accidentally’ turning the boiling-water tap on is very small. This helps to protect young, curious children. In addition, the button has a light ring that illuminates while the tap is on to warn the user: warning, I’m dispensing boiling water!

Visit our showroom to try the Quooker tap out for yourself, in store from 20/03/2020.

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