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Do you leave your boiling water tap on at nigh?


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10 minutes ago, Adsibob said:

nice, what car do you drive?

Tesla Model X. There’s no justifying the cost but we love it.

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4 hours ago, AliG said:

 

The reality is that no one should be buying these for running cost savings. You might save 10p a day in electricity, but only if you drink a lot of tea/coffee, but they cost the best part of £500-1500 to buy and install which more than offsets this. For most people they also actually cost a bit more to run than a kettle.

do they not get used for filling pots to boil tatties/veg/pasta as well?

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1 hour ago, Simplysimon said:

do they not get used for filling pots to boil tatties/veg/pasta as well?

Yes they do but that’s mainly a time saver.  If you filled the kettle it would cost the same to heat the water as in this application it’s unlikely you heat more water than you use. Just reinforces that really they are a convenience item.

 

The boiling water tap would be more efficient at heating water than the stove top although more expensive than a gas hob.

 

@Russdlis right that your PV can heat it for free. One benefit is that they have a smaller element than a kettle so it is more likely they don’t use more than your PV is generating. However a lot of the time it would be running it will be dark.

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43 minutes ago, AliG said:

However a lot of the time it would be running it will be dark.


It really doesn’t seem to run much in the dark. The evidence seems to be that when it’s used it reheats instantly, when it’s not used it doesn’t.
 

I’ve absolutely no idea but perhaps it won’t reheat until it’s lost 10 or 20 degrees? Our energy usage would seem to suggest that the Quooker is doing nowt overnight and then kicks into life when you start using it. 
 

Regardless of all that, it’s way way way more expensive than a kettle and in the grand scheme of things only saves a few seconds/minutes throughout the day but when, one day, it fails we won’t be replacing it with a kettle. 

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