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What is more sustainable? A kettle or a hot water tap (Quooker)?

A hot water tap (Quooker etc.) is often praised as super handy and efficient. But what about the

durability of such taps compared to an electric kettle?

A Quooker is always on!

With a boiling water tap ('Quooker'), you always have hot (boiling) water ready. However, it consumes a considerable amount of electricity to maintain the water temperature: 90 to 280 kWh per year.

That is approximately 23 to 70 euros. (Note: calculated with an electricity price of 25 cents per kWh.) In most households, a boiling water tap is not an energy-efficient choice. However, if you consistently boil more water than you use with a kettle, then a boiling water tap becomes more economical. If, on the other hand, you usually heat a whole pot of tea with your kettle or always warm up precisely what you need, then the boiling water tap consumes more energy, and the kettle is more sustainable.

Sustainable tips for your electric kettle.

However, not every kettle is equally durable. And the way you use it also determines its sustainability. Some user tips:

  1. To start with, don't heat more water than you need. Boiling an entire pot for 1 cup of coffee is of course a major waste of water and energy.

  2. Descale your kettle in time: a calcified heating element takes longer to get the water hot.

  3. Choose a kettle with the heating element in the bottom. This causes less calcification than a spiral element that hangs in the water. A spiral element is also much more difficult to clean and descale.

  4. Choose a kettle with a high wattage. The higher the Wattage, the faster your water boils. That saves you time, energy and money. Naturally, you use more electricity with a higher wattage, but research has shown that you use less energy if you cook with a high wattage.

  5. Pay attention to the materials used in your kettle:

  • A steel kettle is more durable than one made of plastic. In addition, it is easier to clean a stainless steel housing when it is dirty. It therefore remains beautiful for longer and therefore lasts longer, which reduces the environmental 'footprint'. is considerably lower.

Sustainability aspects of Le Lapin:

  1. Le Lapin kettle is very efficient in converting electrical energy into heat with the 3000 Watt cooking element, which is integrated into the bottom of the kettle. This allows you to quickly heat water with minimal waste of energy.

  2. Le Lapin switches off automatically once the water reaches the desired temperature, which helps to prevent excessive energy consumption.

  3. Le Lapin's reservoir is made entirely of high-quality stainless steel. The water therefore always remains 100% pure, without the risk of leakage of additives that are sometimes contained in a plastic housing.

  4. The Le Lapin kettles are of high quality and generally have a long lifespan with regular maintenance. This means they don't have to be replaced often, reducing waste. In addition, if the product is ultimately thrown away, all materials can be easily recycled.

  5. The Le Lapin kettles have a real bamboo handle. In contrast to a plastic handle, a bamboo handle is much more durable. Bamboo, for example, has a growth cycle of barely four to five years, making an annual harvest possible. This rapid growth and increasing use does not lead to deforestation. (Provided that bamboo plantations do not replace existing forests). In addition, bamboo filters a lot of CO2 from the air. For example, bamboo can absorb 200 tons of CO2 emissions per hectare annually, while trees 'only' Remove 15 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Although electric kettles can generally be considered more durable than hot water taps, when purchasing a kettle it is good to look at the production materials, the overall quality of the product and the Wattage of the kettle.

In addition, it is essential to regularly descale and properly maintain the kettle so that it continues to perform optimally and its lifespan is extended, reducing the need for replacement and putting less strain on the environment.

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