Freshwater flows into the tank.
The water is heated to 110 °C under mains pressure. It is purified as it goes through the HiTAC® water filter. This high temperature also guarantees sterility.
Water cools off to 100°C as it flows out of the tap and starts to boil. Calcium conversion takes place so that you are left with no more tea scum.
The water is freshly boiled. When the water comes into contact with your coffee or tea it is at the ideal temperature of 93°C. If the whole tank of boiling water is used at once it only takes a few minutes to heat up again.
The Quooker tap has an endless number of uses and customers keep coming up with new and brilliant ways of utilising this exceptional tap. The most obvious use is making a cup of tea or coffee, but here are some further ones.
Knocked over kettles cause many casualties throughout Ireland every year; particularly to children under the age of 4. “According to researchers in Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland's department of paediatrics, burns and other heat-related injuries continue to be one of the most common type of injury presenting to emergency departments worldwide. They are also responsible for almost one in 10 child injury deaths around the world.” Such accidents can be minimised with the installation of a Quooker in the home which is designed with many built in safety features.
Compared to a kettle the Quooker tap is securely installed in the worktop by the sink so there is no risk of it toppling over and burning someone. Furthermore the tap is designed to dispense only 0.05 litres of water per second in a fine spray rather than a hard jet, giving you plenty of time to get your hands out of harm's way. A kettle, if it falls, will spill approximately 1 litre of water per second, potentially cause serious or life threatening burns.
The Quooker has a childproof push and turn handle, with the Quooker Fusion even featuring a double push and turn handle. All the taps in the range feature double-walled and insulated spouts that ensure the tap never feels hot to the touch.
When using electric kettles we tend to use more water than necessary or often leave the kettle to boil, forget about it and then return to boil it yet again, wasting further time, energy and money. The Quooker's unique PRO3/7-VAQ tank, with revolutionary high-vacuum insulation and a specialised patented radiation shield, is designed for incredible energy savings meaning that it only costs 5-7 cents a day to have boiling water at hand, exactly when you want it. What's more, the Quooker ensures that you always have the exact amount of boiling water you need leading to little or no water wastage.
Included in the Quooker range is the COMBI tank, which, as well as supplying boiling water, delivers all of your kitchen’s hot water too. If your kitchen tap is more than six metres away from your boiler, a COMBI tank under your kitchen sink could offer you significant savings in both water and energy usage. This tank eliminates the need to pipe water all the way from the tank to the kitchen meaning that heat loss is cut down to an absolute minimum. It also promises an end to having to run the tap for ages to get hot water as it comes instantly from the COMBI tank.
If you want to view the Quooker in action and get advice on which model might be right one for you don’t hesitate to call into our showroom. All our Quooker taps are stocked for next day delivery anywhere in Ireland with an additional fitting service available.
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Note: We stock both the COMBI and PRO3-VAQ tanks which can be combined with the Basic and Fusion tap models, which we also keep in stock. We can source any of the other models with a normal lead time of one week.
In our next post we will take a look at Quooker in the work place and the benefits of replacing your kettles with this unit.