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A Guide to the Best Kitchen Taps

In a kitchen, it’s easy to get wrapped up with the bigger fixtures such as cookers, flooring, etc. However, it is also important to look into the smaller fixtures such as taps too. Taps are a fixture that can completely transform the overall look and functionality of your kitchen. They can be found in a wide variety of styles as well as finishes.

Due to the fact that there are so many taps available it can be hard to decide what kitchen tap is best for your kitchen. In today’s article, we will be discussing what you will need to take into account when choosing your perfect kitchen tap.

Types of kitchen taps

Mixer taps

Mixer taps are a popular choice for both kitchens and bathrooms. Hot and cold water is mixed and released through a single spout. This type of tap is not only very convenient it is also easy to use and control.

Our recommendations

ER Twin Lever Kitchen Mixer Tap

This stunning kitchen mixer tap comes would look incredible in both modern and traditional kitchens. It is finished with chrome and is equipped with ceramic disc technology so its performance will be outstanding for years to come.

Prima Single Lever Mixer Tap 

This simplistic mixer tap will look great in any kitchen area. It is a single flow tap that is built to the highest standards.

Prima Classic Dual Lever Mixer Tap 

This dual lever mixer tap showcases a contemporary look that is certain to enhance any modern kitchen design. This tap also comes in a striking chrome finish.

Eliseo Ricci Newbury Cranked Classic Kitchen Sink Mixer 

This tap offers a more traditional look. The beautiful tap spout is framed by classic lever cranks which oozes timeless appeal.  

Pull out spray taps

A pull-out kitchen spray tap features a spout on a flexible hose that can be removed from its bracket. This means that you can easily clean pots as well as food such as fruit and veg.

Boiling water taps

Benefits include:

  • Kettle hot boiling water instantly
  • Saves water and energy
  • Convenient
  • Safe to use

If you want endless brews or water for cooking without the wait then this kind of tap is perfect for your kitchen. Boiling water taps are often multifunctional. We say this because with some models you can switch from normal water temperature to the boiling water. 

Instant boiling water taps are also a great way to streamline your kitchen space. They provide a stylish and sleek alternative to other kitchen appliances such as a kettle. This means you would potentially save a lot of counter space.

>When it comes to using an appliance that produces hot water safety needs to be taken into consideration. Boiling water can be dangerous no matter what appliance you use. Boiling water taps such as those seen in our collections are equipped with safety features to prevent the tap spitting or turning on unintentionally

Our recommendations

Eliseo Ricci Instant Boiling Water Kitchen Tap 

This tap will provide you with boiling water instantly. It features a swivel spout so it can be moved at any time. Additionally, this tap also has a child friendly spring lock and a digital touch screen display!

Eliseo Ricci Traditional Instant Boiling Water Kitchen Tap (Brushed Copper) 

Not only does this tap feature everything you’d expect from a modern boiling water tap, but it also comes in a stunning brushed copper finish that offers a unique look.

Eliseo Ricci Instant Boiling Water Kitchen Tap (Brushed Gold) 

This tap offers a continuous flow of hot water without any of the dangerous spitting that has been associated with other manufacturer’s products. This tap can be used regularly as you can switch from warm and cold water to boiling water with ease. We also think the gold finish is fantastic!

Ready Hot 3 Way Boiling Water Tap with Digital Hot Water Tank 

This tap features an adjustable temperature setting. You can fill up to 60 cups of boiling water an hour with this stunning tap.

Filter taps

Filter taps are a great way to ensure you have purified water all the time. The filter is fitted to the part of the tap that sits underneath the sink, so you can enjoy a glass of pure clean water whenever you like. You won’t need a filter jug anymore and you will save time in terms of recycling by using less water bottles. Remember, with these types of taps you will need to take care of the filter.

Understanding water pressure

Water pressure is a topic that we have discussed before. It is important to understand what water pressure you have in order to choose the best type of tap for your kitchen. If you fail to keep in mind the water pressure of your kitchen you may find that your tap doesn’t operate as expected.

If you fit a kitchen tap that requires a high-pressure system, and your home has a low-pressure system, then you will have a very weak flow of hot water. However, if you fit a tap designed for low pressure systems and the tap is of high quality then you’ll guarantee a strong, steady flow of water.

Choosing your taps

When it comes to choosing a tap there is a lot to take into consideration. One of the first things that comes to mind is the design of the tap. Would you prefer a modern or traditional tap? Which style would suit your kitchen? When choosing taps it is the small details that will set each one apart from the next. The handles are usually something we look at when choosing the look of our taps. Typically, the most common and modern style taps are ones with lever handles. For traditional kitchens, opt for a tap with cross head handles.

No matter whether your tap is modern or traditional they should be equipped with smart technology. What we mean by this is that the tap will help make your day a little bit easier.

When it comes to choosing a finish for your tap there is a wide range you can choose from. Chrome is a good choice, but a matt black finish is becoming a more popular option as it looks unique and chic. When it comes to material, solid brass is both durable and long-lasting.

We hope that today’s blog has helped you to decided what kitchen tap will be right for you. Remember, we have a stunning collection of kitchen taps at affordable prices. Our range includes traditional and modern taps available in different colours and styles.

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