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At Thomas James, we love mixing contemporary features with traditional design to create a space that’s as beautiful as it is practical. For modern kitchens, there’s a whole host of kitchen features to consider that can make carrying out daily kitchen tasks a breeze. From smart appliances to ergonomic layouts, our designers will get to know you and your lifestyle to understand which features will make your kitchen spaces more efficient, stylish, and enjoyable to spend time in.

One innovation we recommend for kitchen designs, and that most of our clients fall in love with, is a Quooker tap – which we’ll talk about more in this blog post.

What Is a Quooker Tap?

A Quooker tap is the world’s first boiling water tap – a kitchen tap that delivers boiling water on-demand. I’m sure you can think of more than a few ways instant boiling water can make your life easier in the kitchen.

Quooker taps have become well-known for instant boiling water, but you can also get filtered chilled and sparkling water from the tap too. The Quooker CUBE is an innovation that can be added to your tap to really make it an all-in-one solution to your kitchen’s water needs.

So what are the reasons a Quooker tap is at the top of our client’s kitchen wish list?

1. Instant Boiling Water

The most obvious advantage of having a Quooker tap is the instant supply of boiling water. Whether you’re making tea, coffee, or need hot water for cooking, a Quooker tap eliminates the need to wait for water to boil in a kettle or on the stovetop. This convenience can save precious time in your morning routine and make meal preparation so much easier.


2. Space-Saving Elegance

One of the primary design benefits of Quooker taps is their space-saving design. You can say goodbye to kettles and hot water dispensers taking up valuable worktop space elsewhere in the kitchen. Quooker taps are sleek and compact, seamlessly integrating into your kitchen’s aesthetics.


3. Energy Efficiency

Quooker taps are incredibly energy-efficient. Unlike kettles, which often overheat water or needlessly reboil it, Quooker taps only heat the water you use, reducing energy wastage. This not only saves you money on your energy bills but also aligns with a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle.


4. Enhanced Safety

Safety is paramount in the kitchen, and Quooker taps have several features that make them safer than traditional kettles. They are equipped with childproof handles and a press-and-turn system to dispense boiling water. The taps also have insulated spouts that ensure they never get scalding hot, preventing accidental burns.


5. Cleanliness and Hygiene

Traditional kettles often develop limescale build-up over time, affecting the taste and quality of the water they produce. Quooker taps, however, come with a filter system that purifies the water, ensuring it’s always fresh and free of impurities. This leads to a better-tasting cup of tea or coffee and cleaner, healthier cooking.


6. Endless Utility

Quooker taps are not limited to providing just boiling water. Many models offer hot, cold, and sparkling water options, giving you a versatile source of water for various kitchen tasks. You can even use the chilled sparkling water for refreshing beverages and cocktails – ideal for when you have guests over!



Quooker taps are more than just a trend; they’re a revolution in kitchen design. They offer many advantages that will enhance your kitchen experience and day-to-day living. Whether you’re an avid cook or just someone who enjoys a good cup of tea, a Quooker tap is a stylish and cost-effective addition to any modern kitchen. They also come in several styles and finishes to suit your space. It’s no wonder that Quooker taps are becoming an essential element of contemporary kitchen design.

Want to chat to one of our designers about an upcoming kitchen project, and find out more about kitchen features that will enhance your day-to-day living? Get in touch via our contact us page to request a free design consultation.

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