When you need boiling water in the kitchen, to make a cup of tea for example, you simply turn the childproof tap, and the Quooker dispenses your hot water instantly.
What is Quooker?
You can think of the Quooker as an ingenious fusion between an electric kettle, a thermos flask, a water purifier and a height adjustable tap. The Quooker stores three litres of water at 110 degrees C, in an insulated tank, like a large thermos flask below the work-surface. As the tank is so well insulated, it is cool to the touch, and requires very little energy to keep the water hot. When you turn the tap, the water passes through a filter to purify it, and is dispensed in a fine spray, which helps protect against burns. The Quooker originates in Holland, and is already fitted in over 500,000 kitchens in Europe. It is now available in the UK, in a variety of styles and finishes. If you’re fed up waiting for your electric kettle to boil, the Quooker boiling water tap costs from £850.
You have to be careful when dealing with boiling water. Knocked over kettles cause hundreds of casualties each year, especially for young children. Such accidents are a thing of the past with the Quooker, thanks to its childproof handle and insulated sides that ensure it never feels hot to the touch. The water is boiling, but the flow is a fine spray rather than a solid jet, giving you plenty of time to get your hands out of harm’s way. Safety and ease of use go hand in hand with the Quooker.
Blog Post written by: Dan Stronge, Head Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens