Danny Lay, Sales Director at Caple, discusses how pull-out spray taps have taken the market by storm
Pull-out spray taps are the ultimate asset for every kitchen as they are not only stylish but incredibly practical, too. These pull-out sprays give plenty of room for manoeuvre so will not only keep the kitchen sink area spotlessly clean but are the perfect solution for food prep in the wet zone or for rinsing out crockery before placing it in the dishwasher. With a professional look, these taps are ideal for an open-plan kitchen scheme, where the homeowner enjoys spending time in this space, preparing food, cooking and entertaining.
Caple has a superb collection in our portfolio with a variety of innovative designs, which cater for every need, from compact designs with discreet spouts where the consumer can pull the hose out from the actual tap, to the striking coil spout design, which tends to be the one favoured by professional chefs. In fact, these taps, which are a staple in the restaurant kitchen, partly owe their new-found success to all the TV chefs whose cookery programmes continue to feature them.
Caple’s pull-out spray taps work on the same principle as the single lever tap design with standard hot and cold functions using technology taken from professional kitchens. However, the nozzle on the larger taps pulls out to an extended, flexible hose. The homeowner simply presses a button on the side of the spray head to produce a high-pressured spray or jet of water from the nozzle. Gaining much of their popularity from all the television cooking programmes, these taps are usually easy to install and suit the consumer who loves to cook in their kitchen and appreciates innovative, practical designs. As long as the homeowner’s water pressure is at least 0.3 bar then Caple has a tap to suit, which will provide the user with a powerful spray.
Three examples from our extensive collection are the Aspen, Freemont and Spiro pull-out spray taps. The Aspen Spray, ASPS2/CH, features an impressive pull-out spray design and comes in polished chrome. With a height of 424mm and a 225mm reach, this tap will make a great focal point in the wet zone – simply pull out the hose and use the single lever to create the necessary water flow. This style would work well in any kitchen design, but is particularly suited to more traditional kitchens due to the beautiful, classic shape of the actual tap. It’s great value, too, and is priced from around £146 inclusive of VAT.
With the Freemont Spray, FRE/CH, this is another exquisite design in polished chrome with an attractive circular spray head. This style is easy to use with the option of lever action or a push-button on the spray head. With a price tag starting from around £157 inclusive of VAT and a height of 301mm and a 218mm reach, the bar pressure necessary is at a minimum of 0.3 for this design.
Another fabulous tap, which is proving to be one of our best-sellers in our current collection is the Spiro Spray, which comes in polished chrome with a pull-out hose. This tap is at the perfect height for the domestic kitchen at no more than 441mm high with a 268mm reach, with the trademark robust shape and sleek style, which the buyer can expect from a professional model. With a minimum 0.5 bar pressure required, the Spiro Spray tap gives the user a choice between the push-button spray head or the lever action and it’s priced from around £157 inclusive of VAT.
For further information: 0117 938 1900 or www.caple.co.uk