Quooker Taps vs Kettles: Time For An Upgrade?

At RDO, one question we frequently hear is, "Is a Quooker tap better than a kettle?" Our answer? It's not quite a fair comparison. Pitting a Quooker tap against a traditional kettle is akin to comparing a smartphone with a landline. While both can make calls—or in this case, provide boiling water—their similarities end there. A Quooker tap is in a league of its own, offering unparalleled functionality and efficiency that a kettle simply can't match. In this blog post, we delve into the world of Quooker taps, their benefits, and why they could be a game-changer for your kitchen.


What is a Quooker Tap?

A Quooker system consists of a compact tank situated in your kitchen cupboard, connected to a boiling water tap on your worktop. This tank operates like a vacuum flask connected to your water mains. Thanks to its thin insulated wall, very little energy (just 10 watts) is required to maintain the water at 108°C. When you turn the tap on, the outflowing water cools down to a boiling 100°C, while fresh water simultaneously flows back into the tank.


Energy Efficiency: Quooker vs Kettle

Think a Quooker tap will ramp up your energy bills? Think again. If you frequently require boiling water, a Quooker tap is no more energy-consuming than a traditional kettle. In fact, with a Quooker COMBI tank—which supplies both boiling and hot water—all from a cold feed, you can actually save energy. This world's first ‘boiler’ with high-vacuum insulation uses 50% less energy than a household boiler. Plus, its A-rated energy efficiency makes it the most eco-friendly option for your kitchen. Pair it with a Quooker CUBE, and you can also bid farewell to plastic water bottles, which take 4 litres of water to produce just 1 litre!


Safety First

When it comes to safety, Quooker taps are designed to be fool proof. They require a double-push and turn mechanism to activate the boiling water, separate from the regular hot and cold water controls. This makes it virtually impossible to turn it on accidentally. Additionally, the water is emitted as a fine spray to prevent accidental burns, and the double-insulated spout remains cool to the touch. Unlike a kettle, you won't accidentally knock over or spill a Quooker tap.


Space-Saving and Speedy

Say goodbye to the clutter of a kettle on your worktop. A Quooker tap frees up valuable space for your culinary activities, and its compact tank ensures you still have room to spare in your kitchen cupboard. Speed is another area where a Quooker tap shines. Did you know that the average person spends approximately 4 months of their life waiting for a kettle to boil? With a Quooker, those days are over. Enjoy instant boiling water at your fingertips, making it the most-used appliance in your kitchen.


Water Efficiency and Versatility

Being mindful of water usage is crucial, and a Quooker tap helps you do just that. No more boiling excess water or letting the tap run until it warms up. But its utility extends far beyond just boiling water. From blanching vegetables and sterilising baby bottles to tackling stubbornly dirty pans, a Quooker tap is much more than just a tap—it's your kitchen assistant.


Which Quooker Tank is Right for You?

If boiling water is your primary need, the PRO3 (3 litres) or PRO7 (7 litres) tanks will suffice. For homes with a boiler located more than six metres from the tap, the COMBI tank is the best bet. It not only supplies boiling water but also hot water (40-60°C), helping you save both water and energy.



While kettles have their place, if you're looking for an upgrade that offers unmatched efficiency, safety, and versatility, a Quooker tap is your answer. It's not merely an alternative to the kettle; it's an entirely different experience that will revolutionise your kitchen life. So, is it time for an upgrade? We certainly think so.