According to the UK Tea & Infusions Association (yes, really), 165 million cups of tea are made per day in the UK. This totals 60.2 billion cups per year. And, with some kettles taking up to four minutes to boil a litre of water, according to the Independent’s The Insider, a significant amount of time can be saved with a hot water tap, such as the 3N1 steaming hot water tap from InSinkErator.
: “With all the long-term economic benefits and convenience of using a steaming hot water tap, it is a worthwhile investment for any home,” said Kevin Carr, UK sales manager, for InSinkErator. “The 3N1 model eliminates the need for both a kettle and standard hot and cold tap, by combining the two together, decluttering the worktop and speeding up your morning cuppa.”
It can be thirsty work buying a new kitchen so facts like this can help to persuade consumers to include a hot water tap in their new kitchen or even arrange for one to be retro-fitted. But here’s more to this appliance than a quick cuppa.
It can contribute to other tasks from cooking to cleaning; it hastens the preparation of rice, the blanching of vegetables and the thawing of frozen food. Not only ideal for hot drinks and cooking, but the 3N1 is a handy aid for dispensing hot water safely, for general use in the kitchen. The flow of water stops immediately the lever is released, making the tap is inherently safe, while also eliminating water wastage by inadvertently leaving the steaming hot water running.
An InSinkErator 3N1 steaming hot water tap can also help to reduce household utility bills, says the company. The 3N1 eliminates the wasted water that results from an overfilled kettle; as you only heat the water you use. Research from Strathclyde University has shown that overfilling the kettle, or re-boiling water wastes an average of £5.39 per home each year, with some families spending up to £18.00 extra on their electricity bills.
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