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Quooker - Tap dispensing boiling water - are they worth it/safe??

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Milliways Thu 06-Aug-09 19:07:47

Saw an advert for a Quooker and my first thought was "how long until I burn myself", let alone my kids!

Does anyone have one? Do you use it much?

Must admit - the thought of not descaling the kettle is quite appealing! (Although this is pure fantasy as no spare funds atm).

Biccy Thu 06-Aug-09 22:57:31

I'd like to watch this one as DP and I keep having a circular conversation about these taps, where we both agree they seem a great idea, then worry about child safety, and then give up. The website shows the push and turn mechanism that is supposed to be difficult for a child to master, and points out other ways in which it is safer than a kettle.... but I just can't quite square it in my mind...

trixymalixy Thu 06-Aug-09 23:06:10

Hmm, I can't get over the safety issue either.

Biccy Thu 06-Aug-09 23:11:26

Just looked at the prices and that settles it for me! Presumably you'd also have to pay for a plumber to plumb it in...

mumtooneson Sun 09-Aug-09 10:04:46

We are tempted to blow the budget and get one of these for our new kitchen.

In terms of safety I think it's probably important to plan where the tap is positioned. Children also need to be told not to try to use the tap - just like they can't use the kettle.

Does anyone know how the Quooker performs in hard water areas?

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