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Are Instant Boiling Water Taps Safe?
The kitchen can sometimes be a stressful place. This is why, at Fohen we’ve designed our Instant Boiling Water Taps to be as safe, simple and stress-free as possible.
Here are 4 reasons why these innovations are safe for any busy, modern kitchen.
Special Childsafe Lock
These taps are very hard for interested children to accidentally hurt themselves.
To release the steaming hot water, first you need to press down the safety catch, which is not easy for tiny hands to do. Then, you twist the handle and keep it held while you fill your mug or pot.
If the button isn’t pushed down, or if you release the handle, no hot water comes out. This is called a “double spring-loaded” design
As soon as the handle is released, it’ll spring back to the “off” position and the hot water will instantly stop.
This means that you can’t you can’t accidentally leave the steaming water running like you can with a ‘normal’ tap.
Cool to the touch
Fohen taps deliver very, very hot water (up to 98 degrees!)
We’ve purposefully designed them so that the hot water runs independently through the centre of the spout.
This means that your tap is always cool to the touch on the outside. No sudden injuries
Lower water pressure – no spitting or splashing
Boiling water taps also deliver the hot water at a slightly lower pressure than you might expect. This is to prevent the water from spitting and splashing, again keeping you safe.
The secret to the success of the Fohen system is in the unassuming innovative boiler tank unit which discreetly slips away under your sink unit to do all the hard work.
The inner tank has several electrical safety features:
- A temperature sensor to give an accurate digital external reading of the current water temperature.
- A float sensor detecting the water level in the tank, this avoids dry start that would damage the boiler.
- An overheat stat to ensure the unit never overcooks
Adjustable water temperature
You can also use the boiler tank to adjust the water temperature from all the way down to 75 degrees, just in case things are too hot for you!
Try for yourself