Boiling water tap - who is right?

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Northernlurker Wed 24-Nov-21 23:41:58

Dh wants one in new kitchen. Because it's cool I think.

I think it's expensive bollocks that we don't need and would potentially be dangerous for future grandchildren.

Who's right?

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BobbieT1999 Wed 24-Nov-21 23:43:49

It's not a question of right or wrong is it? It's a matter of opinion!

Personally I agree with it's expensive bollocks that we don't need but it ain't a hill I'd choose to die on!

Mosaic123 Wed 24-Nov-21 23:45:23

I have one and love it.

Like you I only have potential grandchildren.

I would miss it, especially for cooking and running things under it, such as a tea spoon I've just used or a bit of the cloth I want to wipe the table down with.

Swonderswoman Wed 24-Nov-21 23:46:16

Have had them at work and they are very useful. Can't blame him for wanting one. Think most of them have a childproof feature; you wouldn't want an adult turning it on accidentally either.

margotsdevil Wed 24-Nov-21 23:46:24

I hate them. Splatter boiling water at you, and take up a cupboard underneath. Tea tastes funny! I wouldn't worry about children though, they're pretty safe, just not worth it!

RatInADollhouse Wed 24-Nov-21 23:46:55

I am putting one in my new kitchen and I can’t WAIT. I hate clutter on the counter so very glad to get rid of the kettle.

Northernlurker Wed 24-Nov-21 23:49:23

Tea tastes funny?

Wow. That's a deal breaker

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justswaying Wed 24-Nov-21 23:51:30

No tea tastes great if you get one that actually does BOILING water. I've lived in three houses with them and the only one that gets water hot enough for tea is a Quooker

I would get a quooker in a heartbeat.

justswaying Wed 24-Nov-21 23:52:10

Oh and they're fine for children as they have a child safe turn on thing. So safe in fact, DH struggled.

Peakypolly Wed 24-Nov-21 23:57:24

I have a Quooker and can confirm it makes perfect tea although, because it doesn't come from a kettle, my MIL reckons it doesn't. Until she saw the new tap she had no issues.
I can't see an issue with toddlers.

margotsdevil Thu 25-Nov-21 00:01:10


Tea tastes funny?

Wow. That's a deal breaker

For me too! I'm in Scotland though and there's definitely a different taste to the cup of tea. I can 100% tell whether a kettle or the tap has been used (DH has tried to catch me out a number of times hmm fool) by the taste alone.

fallfallfall Thu 25-Nov-21 00:06:45

Okay my DD has one. On the first of many visits I couldn’t figure out how to run it.
This time I did! While filling up the sink to do dishes. Bubbling spitting boiling water spewing out of the tap. Insanely dangerous in my eyes.

Peanutmnm Thu 25-Nov-21 00:08:23

Your DH is very right. But it must be a Quooker.

I could NEVER go back to a kettle!

batmanladybird Thu 25-Nov-21 00:17:27

You are right

Bizzywater Thu 25-Nov-21 00:23:36

I have a grohe, it's amazing. No waiting, no splatter and great tea.

ScrambledSmegs Thu 25-Nov-21 00:23:48

I didn't want one. Thought it was expensive and not as good as a kettle.

DH loved it when I had to eat my words blushgrin

Quookers are amazing.

Mummyford Thu 25-Nov-21 00:27:00

I was an absolute sceptic. Positive I would find the tea not quite right, but Quookers are amazing and make perfect tea.

Would be very difficult to make it boil accidentally.

Roselilly36 Thu 25-Nov-21 07:43:14

I agree, takes up a lot of room under the sink. We also live in a hard water area so plumber put us off, said it wouldn’t last long. If you want water to heat quickly for cooking, induction hobs are amazingly quick, we had one installed a few months back, absolutely recommend.

Bagelsandbrie Thu 25-Nov-21 07:51:34

I wouldn’t want one. Load of faff.

WimpoleHat Thu 25-Nov-21 07:55:20

I love them. So convenient. Not dangerous for small children - much less so than a kettle, certainly. And even if children did somehow manage to turn on the boiling water, they’d move their hand! It’s a far safer situation than pulling over a boiling kettle (my friend’s son did this and was in hospital for months….)

AsleepOnTheTrain Thu 25-Nov-21 07:58:51

I have an Intu tap, £299 so cheap, and it doesn't take up much room underneath. I love it and wouldn't go back to a kettle ever!

HeartsAndClubs Thu 25-Nov-21 08:02:16

You’re right. Expensive bollocks that you don’t need.

It’s a gadget. It has its uses, but you have to compromise on your kitchen storage as it takes up a cupboard, if you’re in a hard water area it’ll break down fairly quickly, and the decent ones cost around a grand. So if you’re e.g. having a new kitchen for say £10k then is 10% of that worth paying for a tap and the loss of a cupboard?

SergeiL Thu 25-Nov-21 08:04:20

Mine isn’t quite boiling but I think the tea tastes fine. They are great for cooking as well, like pasta or frozen peas. DH moans about the tea taste though, so if ours broke, I would probably get a properly boiling one.

moreshitandnofuckingredemption Thu 25-Nov-21 08:04:40

I live in a hard water area and I've had a Qooker for coming up for 10 years. I've descaled it once blush in that time, it's not very difficult. I drink buckets of tea, it's great for filling pans etc. I absolutely love it. Your husband is right.

MLMshouldbeillegal Thu 25-Nov-21 08:05:38

We have one. Yes it was more expensive than a standard tap but I love it and the convenience, it's great.

You'll need to drop the "dangerous" argument though as every single model has some sort of lever you have to push and turn or hold and turn at the same time, it's impossible to turn on accidentally.

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