How a Quooker works
A Quooker tap dispenses 100°C boiling, hot and cold water whenever you need it. Let us explain what actually happens above and below the worktop.
The Quooker system consists of a small tank in the kitchen cupboard that is linked to the boiling water tap on the worktop. The tank acts like a vacuum flask connected to the water mains. The air in the insulated wall is so thin that the heat is unable to escape.
It therefor takes very little energy (just 10 watts) to keep the water in the tank at 110°C. The water only starts to boil when the tap is turned on and the temperature of the outflowing water drops to 100°C. While the water is flowing out of the tap, fresh water immediately flows into the tank.
You'll be surprised to discover how often you need boiling water during a day. You get up, and then? Coffee. Or tea. And if you've got time, a soft-boiled egg perhaps. Do you have small children? Then you'll have to make up formula milk or porridge and sterilise the bottles. Again: boiling water.
During the day, there will be more coffee and tea moments, but you also use boiling water for household tasks. Cleaning that encrusted frying pan, for example. Removing candle wax from a holder. At around four o'clock, you might feel like something savoury. With a Quooker, you can make an instant cup of soup or noodles in seconds. Then it's time for your evening meal. From Moroccan couscous to old fashioned boiled spuds: you need boiling water for most of the meals we prepare in the kitchen. To cook pasta, potatoes and rice. To make stock. But also to skin tomatoes, blanche spinach, soak raisins and poach fish. And what about warming the plates? And rinsing mixer blades?
Imagine not having to fill a kettle with an estimated amount of water and wait until it boils. That saves an awful lot of time.
With a Quooker, the boiling water is available instantly. And that brings a bit of calm to a home. On days when you try out the latest recipes on friends. But particularly on days which are busy with work, school, sport and clubs. Because honestly, there isn’t a day in your life when you haven’t got something better to do than waiting for water to boil.
Climate change is upon us and is showing no immediate signs of slowing down. We must make conscious choices on an individual level in order to collectively expedite its prevention. We must consume less and make eco-friendly choices. Although it might feel like luxury to have filtered boiling, chilled and sparkling water on tap, a Quooker is a sustainable purchase. With a Quooker in the kitchen, you save water and energy and with a CUBE, you help to reduce the use of disposable plastic bottles.
When you dispense water from your Quooker tap, you use the exact amount of water you need. Unlike with a kettle, whereby people often boil more water than needed...or decide to re-boil it because the water has cooled down, wasting lots of energy!
Quooker's patented vaccum tank allows for water to be kept at 110 degrees under pressure. This technology keeps the water hot without needing to use much energy. Think of it as an electrically powered flask, from which no energy can escape. The water only boils when it exits the tap - so it is not constantly boiling inside the vessel.
Our COMBI reservoir has also been awarded Energy Label A. This reservoir not only supplies boiling water, but also hot water for washing up.