Are boiling water taps safe for family kitchens?

Are boiling water taps safe to install if you have young kids?

Asked by Adam on 16th Jun 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"No special with children can be dangerous give you instant hot water temperature can go too hot to touch the tap."
Answered on 15th Jul 2023 - Member since Jul 2023 - report
"Hi Adam I’m not a plumber by trade but if it’s boiling water you have to be very careful
What ever tap you choose you need to look at all the reviews and safety side of the tap
Hopefully this was helpful
Thanks Mike"
Answered on 16th Jun 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"simple answer is yes, i have fitting Quooker taps for a few years and they are very safe."
Answered on 20th Jul 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Not really. Even a mature person may get surprise when their mind is somewhere else, kids are far more likely to not realise it. If it's necessary to have it I would search to or make 1 with safety cap or trigger so it requires 2 moves to operate and finally paint it RED."
Answered on 2nd Oct 2023 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Yes as long as they have safety features that stop children accessing them."
Answered on 24th Jun 2023 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
"To be honest adam they are safer than using kettle or saucepan, they require certain movements to make them work which would be fairly difficult for a child to carry out, obviously adult supervision would be required if they were using hope it helps."
Answered on 16th Jun 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"The hot water taps are safe because , normally you press the handle twice then rotate to turn the water on. The risk of accidentally press down the handle is extremely small. It's actually safer than a kettle.
Thank you"
Answered on 16th Jun 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Yes, due to various safety features like temperature control, child lock or a built-in safety shut-offs"
Answered on 20th Oct 2023 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"Not safe as it can burn kids and even adults
The water must be warm"
Answered on 29th Jun 2023 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"Yes , very young kids don't reach the sink wen they grow they larne thas is hot"
Answered on 26th Sep 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
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