Instant boiling water in officesBoiling water taps in office kitchens have become more and more commonplace in recent years, but they seem very expensive – so just how necessary are they?

We are obviously extremely biased when it comes to boiling water taps – we provide more to companies each year in the UK than anyone else online – but this also means that we talk to people who are not sure whether they should buy one or not.

We have found that there are 2 ways to look at making the decision: one is based purely on the financial calculations, and the other is on much more subjective criteria.

The Financial Case for a boiling water tap in your office

We have written about this before – read this article about making the financial case:  it is so overwhelmingly strong that you may decide you don’t need to read any further, but in case you do...

The Real-life Reasons for a boiling water tap in your office

If you have children, you have probably wasted money on loads of different toys that hardly get played with, but there is one that has been virtually worn out, and that you always think of as exceptional good value for money because it is so popular (I do – the trampoline). In your kitchen, you might have a particular appliance that you weren’t sure about buying, but now you don’t know how you would live without it (I do – my waste disposer).

Well, an instant boiling water tap in your office kitchen, from a quality manufacturer like Zip or Billi is like that.

Commercial boiling taps

Once you have one, you’ll wonder how you managed to stand there for ages waiting for the kettle to boil (or even worse, for the kettle to boil for the person ahead of you in the queue).

And if it ever goes wrong and is out of action, you will experience near-mutiny from everyone in the office who throws their hands up in horror at having to retrieve the kettle from the back of the cupboard and go back to the old way of doing things.

And you’ll notice that the number of people having instant soups for lunch and instant porridge for breakfast increases. And you’ll notice more smiles on people’s faces in the summer as they refresh themselves with chilled drinks.

And none of those are things which an accountant will take any notice of, but if you value your employees, and you want to make sure they don’t waste time, you will rush out and buy an instant boiling and chilled water tap right now.