When it boils down to it*, a hot tap is the most practical and most time-saving kitchen device ever (and I’m not given to making sweeping statements). It’s the one item I always tell clients that if their budget allows, they should seriously consider.
If you get a boiling water hot tap, you can use it to make tea (and coffee); you can use it to help cleaning those deeply-stained pots and oven trays; use it and you don’t have to wait for the water to boil when making pasta or boiling vegetables. And, you throw away your kettle so you’ve now got one less piece of equipment to clutter your worktop. Hot taps rock!
As to which one I would recommend, I have no hesitation in saying the Quooker Hot Tap would be my first choice. It’s very simple to use; there’s no bulky equipment to find somewhere for; it can be retro-fitted; it’s safe to use and; it looks good. And, like Martin Lewis from www.moneysavingexpert.com, I’m not being paid anything to say this!
The only downside to hot taps is that they’re not cheap and that’s a shame.
Last thing – my lawyer tells me I should remind you that boiling water is very hot.
*(Punning opportunity seized)