Today we’re calling out to all our kitchen design enthusiasts and anyone who may in fact have a pot filler in their kitchen, and asking – what do you think? Yes or No to the kitchen pot filler?
What is the pot filler, you may well ask! Let us just preface this post by saying that we know that a pot filler is definitely a luxury kitchen item and certainly not necessary for everyone. You will, after all, still have taps in your kitchen from where to get water.
The kitchen pot filler is basically a specialised kitchen tap that is mounted over your stove top, with an extendable arm that can swing out and reach right across the hob to fill each pot on your stove with hot water. The long neck can then tucked away when you’re not using it.
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As they are plumbed to have a permanent hot water supply, they are extremely convenient – and so much safer for those of us with little ones running underfoot when you’re carrying pots of hot water across the kitchen. For those at home chefs (which let’s be honest is this whole country at the moment), they make life in the kitchen that much easier if you are cooking a lot, and also if you have a big family with lots of pots on the boil at the same time.
Since, with a pot filler, you can fill up pots and pans right on the stove, they also conveniently free up sink for food prep and cleaning at the same time.
So if all of these descriptions are pot filler pros, what are the cons of getting a pot filler? Well of course the cost – the extra plumbing and fixture costs that go with installing this item in your kitchen space isn’t going to be cheap.
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Then if you spend some time looking at images of pot fillers and kitchen, you’ll soon notice that they do also seem to feature mostly in kitchens in the US and also the UK and Europe, but not so much in design we see from Australia or New Zealand. From a design perspective, the pot filler seems to feature more in traditional and country style kitchens, while we never really see them in more contemporary settings.