The Dutch company has secretly established itself Quooker (pronounced: ku-ker) conquered a permanent place in European kitchens with the product of the same name. A Quooker that works as a Hot water faucet at the push of a button 100 ° C boiling water supplies from the tap has long been part of the Basic equipment higher quality kitchens. With his latest product variant the Quooker is also successful in the SodaStreams and water filters market: the Quooker CUBE is a fitting from which not only warm, cold and boiling Water, but also chilled filtered sparkling and still water comes. From a tap. How does this work?
This article is from 8/22/2018 and was updated on 03/23/2021.
By the way: you can find the Quooker in the test with all its advantages and disadvantages under this link.
As a reminder: the conventional Quooker and its development so far
The Quooker was in the 1970s by a Dutch graduate engineer named Henri Peteri who also wanted to develop “instant” water for “instant” soups. The original form of the Quooker that has been around since Year 2000 is distributed, consists of one faucet installed in addition to the tap, from which the boiling hot water flows out at double pressure. For this there is a certain amount of water in one Reservoir below the sink kept warm at all times.
In the year 2015 appeared the Quooker Fusion, a faucet with Mixer tap, with which the company launched its attack on the traditional faucet. The Quooker Fusion delivers – similar to a common household faucet – cold and warm water as well as the special one Cooking function of the original Quooker. Two designs and three finishes ensure that customers can use the Quooker individually can adapt to their kitchen space.
2017 the Dutch company leaned against the “Back in Black“Trend in the kitchen industry and initiated the Quooker for the first time in a completely black version. This fits elegantly into modern, purist kitchen spaces.
The new Quooker CUBE: five different water treatment functions
in the November 2018, so matching the cozy Autumn and beginning winter seasonsQuooker announced the Quooker CUBE on – and it not only replaces conventional fittings and the kettle, but that too annoying box lugging of mineral water bottles as well as the often misshapen SodaStream devices.
The Quooker CUBE is a cube-shaped containerthat in the sink cabinet next to the Quooker Reservoir is placed and – connected via two lines with the Quooker – as well as boiling, cold and warm water via a CO2 cylinder provides chilled filtered sparkling and still water. Thanks one Activated carbon filter With millions of tiny pores, the drinking water, which is clean from the start, is additionally filtered to remove all to hold back substances that impair taste and smell.
The Quooker CUBE offers five different types of water treatment from just one tap. The multiple ways the device works as well minimalist design underlines the current trend of the sink as the focal point of the kitchen.
Operation of the Quooker CUBE: Drinking and cooking safely
security is a big issue with everyone Quooker productsbecause the consumer always has the horror scenario in mind: once you turn on the tap, lost in thought, you scald your hand with it boiling hot water – or worse, this happens to a child in the family household. Quooker already works with that Quooker Fusion with more than 40 patents against, among other things for his excellent, safe handling.
Also at Quooker CUBE Is there a simple sequence of actionsthat the different modes require – and where confusion is almost impossible. Conventional cold and warm water is about the Mixing lever based. The one on the tap neck is used for sparkling water integrated light ring once pressed and rotated; a deep blue light flashes when the filtered fizzy water is removed. About two liters of sparkling water are available in one go.
Become Pressing the light ring for a long time and then turns, gets about five degrees chilled still water – also made visually visible through the continuous, blue lights. For boiling water must finally pressed twice and turned – the light ring flashes red and shows the incoming hot water.
The highlight: After the boiling water has been removed from the Quooker CUBE, the hose is empty. It stays no boiling hot water back, so immediately afterwards again chilled sparkling or still water can be taken. This means that scalding is ruled out from the outset and the tap of the Quooker CUBE consistently functional.
The consumption of the Quooker CUBE: economical and environmentally friendly
The Quooker CUBE is used exclusively together with the normal Quooker system Delivered and connected in parallel in the sink area. There is one for this additional socket with 230 volts and 100 watts necessary. The power consumption of the Quooker CUBE is determined by the manufacturer 12 W stand-by on economical € 0.08 per day put in figures – this is roughly the amount of money that is used to cool mineral water bottles in the refrigerator.
In general, the Quooker CUBE pays off especially for people who spend a lot of money on mineral water instead of taking it directly from the pipe – and also for environmentally conscious consumerswho want to reduce plastic and glass bottle consumption on normal water. The delivered CO2 cylinder of the Quooker CUBE contains carbon dioxide for about 70 liters of sparkling waterwhich can be easily reordered online as required. When four new CUBE containers are delivered, the used container collected again.
With the Quooker CUBE, in addition to the environmentally friendly version of the faucet, instead of the water bottle, the Counteracted waste of water. Mineral water bottles, from which the carbon dioxide has long since escaped and which are then thrown away, are a thing of the past. The Quooker CUBE produces exactly as much mineral wateras the consumer needs.
Which versions of the Quooker CUB are there?
Basically, the “CUBE” designates the one belonging to the fitting Filter and whirlpool system. It can be combined with any Quooker model, for example the Quooker Flex, Quooker Fusion Square and the Quooker Twintaps.
In addition, between three versions of the Quooker CUBE to get voted. These units are also available to Quooker users without the CUBE, which is also used for water filters & sodas.
In combination with the smallest unit PRO3 (Dimensions: 44x15x15 cm) 3 liters of boiling water that can be consumed at once. The unit COMBI (Dimensions: 47x20x20 cm) mixes cold tap water with boiling water from the Quooker, so immediately 15 liters of warm water (60 degrees) can be drawn off at once or alternatively 7 liters of boiling water.
The third reservoir COMBI + (Dimensions: 47x20x20) is connected to both the cold and hot water pipes, which is why warm water is available immediately – without waiting time and wasting water – unlimited availability is. The same volume applies to boiling water as to the COMBI reservoir, namely 7 liters.
This also depends on what the Quooker CUBE costs.
What does the Quooker CUBE cost?
The Price variance The Quooker CUBE is enormous, for one thing about the Execution of the valve – for example, a glossy chrome-plated version of the Flex or Nordic Square fittings is comparatively cheap at € 1200 in the PRO3 basic module, but the black or gold version (e.g. Fusion Round) can quickly cost € 2,600. In addition, there is the CUBE reservoir, for which around € 1,300 must be added.
The cheapest variant of the Quooker (without CUBE) is the Nordic Square / Round Single Tap fitting in shiny chrome (with Pro3 reservoir) for € 1,120, the most expensive variant (without CUBE) the model Fusion Square / Round in gold (with Combi + Reservoir) for € 2,590.
It looks similar with Quooker CUBE off: the cheapest option is the Nordic Square / Round Single Tap fitting in shiny chrome (with Pro3 reservoir) for € 2,420, the most expensive variant is the gold-plated Fusion Square / Round fitting (with Combi + Reservoir) for € 3,890.
On average, the purchase of a Quooker costs around € 2,500 and should therefore be carefully priced into the kitchen planning. The entire price list for the Quooker in detail (as of June 2021) are available here.
The Quooker CUBE is available here
The Quooker CUBE can be used together with the Quooker tap and Quooker reservoir via the specialist trade be ordered. Anyone who bought a new Quooker faucet ex works in January 2018 or later only has to reorder the Quooker CUBE container. However, the device is individual Not to use – and also not in combination with other taps.
With this link get kitchen studios that have the Quooker and the new ones Quooker CUBE can relate. Find out more from a studio near you Conditions and installation options.