The design team prepared a detailed analysis of both commercial and domestic environments before commencing the design process for Zip. The product required careful attention to ergonomics as safety is a very high priority for products that dispense boiling water. The product has sold both locally and internationally for Zip and continues to hold a majority market share in the category for Zip.
Zip HydroTap dispenses freshly filtered boiling and chilled water at the touch of a tap so you can make perfect tasting tea and coffee in an instant. In a typical office where a kettle is boiled on average every twenty minutes HydroTap can save over an hour of working time each day.
It comes in a range of models comprising boiling and chilled, boiling and ambient, boiling only and chilled only systems. Every system is equipped with a five micron filter and a sub micron filter can be fitted as an option. A filter indication light indicates when the filter needs to be changed. The bayonet fitting means that changing a filter is as easy as changing a light globe.
When it comes to energy saving, HydroTap excels. Independent tests conducted by Aston University in the UK show that HydroTap is up to 40% more energy efficient than a kettle. In addition, there is a choice of two sleep modes which can be set automatically to power down the unit when not in use – making even further savings.
- Zip HydroTap controls.
- Simple, intuitive and safe controls.
Equipped with a safety lock that requires two-finger adult operation, HydroTap is much safer than a kettle, and eliminates other Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) concerns associated with overturned kettles or trailing leads. In addition, when required the system can be programmed to temporarily deactivate dispensing of boiling water.
The compact and elegant design of the HydroTap is totally in keeping with a modern kitchen environment. With its unique Tap Font, available as an optional extra, it can be installed either at the sink or on a work top where drainage is available. The boiling, chilling and filtration unit fits neatly out of sight under the sink or work top.
- Safety lock prevents accidental use of boiling water switch.