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What is a pot filler and should I have one in my kitchen?

In our latest blog post, we explain what a pot filler is and  whether it should be on your list of requirements when it comes to your next kitchen renovation.

A pot filler can be seen by some to be an unnecessary luxury but can be a game changer for those who love to cook. For those who aren’t sure what one is, it is a tap that is installed on the wall behind a stove or on the countertop near the stove. It typically features a long, swing-out arm that can be positioned over the cooking surface to deliver hot water directly into pots or pans without the need to carry them to or from the sink. If you live in a busy family home or serious about cooking, they should definitely be on your wish list.

Pot filler

Some further advantages of pot fillers are that they keep the sink area free of clutter when cooking. There is no need to have to walk over or place pans in the sink to fill them up with hot water, which may encourage other family members to help wash up while you cook.

Lots of our daily cooking involves pans of water and often boiling water at that. By installing a pot filler tap, you could reduce the strain from manoeuvring your kitchenware back and forth to the sink and cut the risk of any injuries or burns. Those that are less able-bodied may especially benefit, as well as those that suffer with arthritis.

Did we also mention how good they look! Pot fillers come in various designs and finishes, making them both functional but also aesthetically pleasing addition to your kitchen design.

However, there can be some downsides, but they are small and aren’t common, especially if you use a professional installer. As with any plumbed feature, they can leak and will also require maintenance, including regular cleaning”.

Ultimately, deciding on whether you should install a pot filler in your kitchen will come down to your cooking habits, available space and budgets. If you are a budding cook who values the convenience (and looks) a pot filler offers then it can be a worthwhile addition.

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