When purchasing a point-of-use water filter, some brands will also throw in a standard water filter tap to sweeten the deal. While single dispensing filter taps are an affordable solution to dispensing filtered water, the inherent functionality of tri-flow kitchen taps, also known as 3-way kitchen taps, makes them a superior choice compared to classic filter tap models. Of course, you may be reluctant to upgrade to a tri-flow tap especially when you can get a filter tap included for free with your water filter package, however, tri-flow taps have many benefits compared to single-dispensing tap.
The tri-flow effect
These kitchen taps allow you to combine three types of water – hot unfiltered, cold unfiltered and cold filtered – dispensed by a single tap system. This translates into extra functionality, convenience and comfort. Tri-flow kitchen taps can have two or three levers. When fitted with three levels, every lever corresponds to a type of water. The lever for filtered water is usually marked in some way – it’s either smaller, located in a different place, or it’s marked with the brand’s logo for easy identification. Some 3-way kitchen taps come with enhanced functionality, e.g. some Brita filter tap models have Smart usage LED alert systems that will let you know when it’s time to replace the filter cartridge. Another important feature of 3-way kitchen taps is that water is delivered through different lines in the system to avoid any risk of recontamination of filtered water.
Classic filter taps usually require you to drill a hole in your kitchen sink or make other adjustments to accommodate the filter tap. As opposed to this, 3-way kitchen taps are installed in lieu of your existing tap without requiring you to make other adjustments. Certain tri-flow taps are compatible only with under-sink water filters of the same brand, while other 3-way kitchen taps are designed to fit every type of under-sink water filter regardless of brand. If you plan on changing your water filter frequently, it’s better to invest in a tri-flow tap compatible with every type of under-sink filter.
Tri-flow kitchen taps are available in a variety of designs, colours and finish. This means that you’ll be able to easily choose one that matches your kitchen’s design. Whether you’re looking for a stylish, modern-looking tap or one with a vintage vibe, you’ll be able to find a tap that perfectly complements your kitchen’s interior design.
To make shopping for water filter taps as easy as possible for you, we offer a wide range of Osmio, Puricom and Brita filter taps. Our water filter tap reviews can help you choose the brand and model that is best suited for your needs.