History of boiling water tap
The faucet is so common that we don’t even think about where it came from. In fact, the scene where hot water comes naturally with a gentle lift one handle is now but 85 years old by AL Moen.
Instant boiling water tap is not a brand new product but a creative idea. It concentrates electric appliances, faucets, and water filters, integrated under the kitchen and makes a great contribution to the convenience of the kitchen. The first boiling water tap was launched in 1992.
Since early civilization, human beings managed the waters to facilitate easier access. Taps are an important element and the subsequent boiling tap represents convenience, comfort, and purity. In this article, we’ll trace the evolution of the revolutionary invention.
A Brief History Of Taps
- The earliest taps shape
In the 16th century, taps were widely used in Istanbul and were called “water fountains”, where water flowed from the mouths of animal heads set in the walls. In order to solve the problem of water wastage and severe water shortage, people began to develop taps, which were widely used in the early modern era.
- Basic double-handle faucets
In those times, antique bath fixtures were basic. They had two spouts – one for hot water and the other for cold water. To this day, there are a few countries such as the UK which with deep British influence that still use separate handle taps for hot and cold water. This stems from a British law that prohibited mixing hot and cold water for fear that the heated water (which is undrinkable because it is stored in a tank) would contaminate the main water supply.
- Filtered water faucet
In London at the time, drinking water from the Thames was contaminated with sewage, so cholera and typhoid epidemics were common. in 1827, John Dalton invented a ceramic water filter to remove bacteria from drinking water, and in 1835, Dalton designed a filtration device for the Royal Household, the earliest prototype of a filtered water tap.
- Single handle mixer
But the early faucets were still relatively simple and only capable of basic use. The revolutionary change in the use of faucets came in the United States. A college student named AL Moen, who was scalded while getting hot water, inspired him to create a faucet with a handle that managed both hot and cold water. He designed and made a variety of faucets, two-handle faucets, single-handle faucets, and more. In 1945 sold his first design – a single-handle hot and cold water faucet. Until 1959, his faucets were used in millions of American homes.
- Modern faucet
After a few more decades, WolverineBrass changed the world again with his ceramic cartridge technology, which was able to achieve the ultimate smoothness and longer service life and is widely used today. With the ceramic cartridge, it can adjust the water flow and water temperature smoothly.
- Filtered water faucet
In the 20th century, the filtered faucet has developed into a device that can be installed under the sink to achieve water purification in the kitchen without taking up the operating space of the counter.
- Electric kettle
In order to kill bacteria in water at high temperatures as well as the need for hot drinks, people use kettles to boil water. Russell Hobbs, founded in 1952, Russell Hobbs is a classic British small appliance brand, with Western-style kitchen appliances and small appliances popular in Europe and the United States for nearly half a century, its founder Bill Russell is the inventor of the world’s first electric kettle.
- Water dispenser
To make it easier to get clean drinking water instantly， Josemeyer from the United States 1953 invented the water dispenser. Today, water dispensers and even beverage dispensers that can add different flavors are very popular in commercial places around the world, without a few seconds, consumers can get a hot cup of coffee or any hot drink with instant hot water or an iced Coke, but the use of disposable plastic cups has greatly increased environmental pollution.
- Boiling water tap
In the 20th century, much research was done to improve the functionality of faucets. Innovative technology has led to more integrated features in faucets. In 1992 the first generation of boiling water tap was developed by Henry Petrelli who was inspired by making instant soup. It not only the need for waiting to boil water by electric kettle but also created a more convenient way to drink water without taking up space by water dispenser.
Faster and more convenient
The boiling water faucet looks like an ordinary kitchen faucet, but it houses the water purifier and boiler under the sink, providing water for various functions through separate plumbing connections, and the boiling water faucet is just a synonym for the instant boiling water, cool water, soda water, room temperature water and warm water that can now come out of one faucet. People have taken it to a new level of functionality through technological innovation, making people’s lives more efficient and healthy.
In this process, HCDRINK is still doing continuous exploration and research on how to keep improving for each detail. Such as separate water channels without changing the appearance of the faucet, so that filtered hot water, chilled water, and carbonated water come out from different pipes, not only hygienic but also maintain the best taste, etc. Every detail is the concern of the R&D team.
A Bright Future
In the future, the management of water for human consumption is facing unprecedented challenges. It guides HCDRINK’s continuous efforts to continuously work on enhancing drinking water devices to make kitchen life easier and healthier.