ALDI Mixer Taps with 5 years warranty - only £19.99
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ALDI Mixer Taps with 5 years warranty - only £19.99

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Found 11th Jun 2013
ALDI Mixer Taps with 5 years warranty - only £19.99

Cheap, good quality, comes with 5 years warranty.

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Wow, I thought mixer taps are virtually unknown in the UK... Honestly I'm pretty surprised that in Britain world has moved on from bringing water by buckets from the nearest stream or river.




Sorry, could not resist sharing my experience of dealing with separate taps even in brand new bathrooms :-)...

That's not a funny comment. It's all about taste. Some people like Marmite while others don't. It's not a matter of moving on with the times, seperate taps look nice while mixer taps are practical. Make your choice

Any opinions on the quality of these?

patchypirates

That's not a funny comment. It's all about taste. Some people like … That's not a funny comment. It's all about taste. Some people like Marmite while others don't. It's not a matter of moving on with the times, seperate taps look nice while mixer taps are practical. Make your choice



Separate taps look so nice that they virtually unheard of in the developed world... Must be Britain's best kept secret!

patchypirates

That's not a funny comment. It's all about taste. Some people like … That's not a funny comment. It's all about taste. Some people like Marmite while others don't. It's not a matter of moving on with the times, seperate taps look nice while mixer taps are practical. Make your choice

Rys_Ochodzki

Wow, I thought mixer taps are virtually unknown in the UK... Honestly I'm … Wow, I thought mixer taps are virtually unknown in the UK... Honestly I'm pretty surprised that in Britain world has moved on from bringing water by buckets from the nearest stream or river.Sorry, could not resist sharing my experience of dealing with separate taps even in brand new bathrooms :-)...[/q[quote=Rys_Ochodzki][quote=patchypirates] That's not a funny comment. It's all about taste. Some people like Marmite while others don't. It's not a matter of moving on with the times, seperate taps look nice while mixer taps are practical. Make your choice



I suppose it all depends on what kind of hut you live in.

Rys_Ochodzki

Separate taps look so nice that they virtually unheard of in the … Separate taps look so nice that they virtually unheard of in the developed world... Must be Britain's best kept secret!



Personally I hate mixer taps in the bathroom, you waste so much water running it to get it cold or warm, when with a separate tap, you can get nice cold water straight away or piping hot water, if you need it.

Last time I was in America, they also had separate taps in the bathroom too. I'm not sure where you've found developed countries that don't use separate taps.

mike

This should never have got over 100 degrees....

They have inbuilt scald protection

they are crap!
bought one from aldi a couple of years back and it lasted a year before the lever started to seize and it was leaking from the gland..
yes it comes with a long waranty, but what good is it when Aldi only stock taps twice a year?? The warranty metions something about sending it to Germany at your own cost to be replaced! So what do you do in the 3 weeks it takes to come back?
Had a similar issue with a car DVD player that went faulty from aldi, had to send that away at my own cost too so it could be repaired under warranty..

I've bought cheap ceramic mixers in the past.
5 year guarantee is good, but not worth the hassle if they need to be replaced after six months.
I'd spend a bit more.

mbuckhurst

Personally I hate mixer taps in the bathroom, you waste so much water … Personally I hate mixer taps in the bathroom, you waste so much water running it to get it cold or warm, when with a separate tap, you can get nice cold water straight away or piping hot water, if you need it.Last time I was in America, they also had separate taps in the bathroom too. I'm not sure where you've found developed countries that don't use separate taps.mike



Y'know - two valves, one tap - getting hot or cold water straight away is something that my 3 years old can do with ease...
But alright, one-lever mixer tap is more complicated - I'll give you that - as it requires you to apply some advanced physics and move the lever left or right...

Have you seen the quite common means of transportation in America? Straight from Pennsylvania - not far from New York City:
http://amishamerica.com/images/amish-buggy-safety.jpg

I would hardly call USA as a developed country...

Have you seen separate taps in Japan?

Like for like comparison:
http://content.worldcarfans.co/2008/11/medium/nissan-gt-r.jpg

Edited by: "Rys_Ochodzki" 11th Jun 2013

It would be interesting to ask about flow rates over pressure graphs for these taps (if they cant answer that then you cant specify the correct tap for the system). Also what about replacement cartridges etc etc.
Much better to go with a manufacturer who has knowledge and expertise.
There are also issues around cheap composite materials for cheap taps now, and the hygiene issues arond these. Are these 100% brass? Hose connector construction? WRAS approved? A leak is mighty inconvenient and expensive.
Good price for a sell on tap, but not what I would be putting in my kitchen.

ozskins

It would be interesting to ask about flow rates over pressure graphs for … It would be interesting to ask about flow rates over pressure graphs for these taps (if they cant answer that then you cant specify the correct tap for the system). Also what about replacement cartridges etc etc. Much better to go with a manufacturer who has knowledge and expertise. There are also issues around cheap composite materials for cheap taps now, and the hygiene issues arond these. Are these 100% brass? Hose connector construction? WRAS approved? A leak is mighty inconvenient and expensive.Good price for a sell on tap, but not what I would be putting in my kitchen.



Wow! We even have a tap-geek on HUKD! Kudos for great questions!

The reason many people prefer single taps is due to a lot of houses having hot water stored in a tank which is not meant for drinking. To run this same water through the same tap as you obtain cold water from is not practical or in some cases safe.




The reason many people prefer single taps is due to a lot of houses having hot water stored in a tank which is not meant for drinking. To run this same water through the same tap as you obtain cold water from is not practical or in some cases safe.
Ne

Never heard of a double check valve which have to be fitted to prevent back flow on taps meant for potable water.

Another reason people prefer single taps is that they've got a 2 holed basin that requires the taps to be replaced!!! Shall I just leave one hole empty??!!

Rys_Ochodzki

Wow, I thought mixer taps are virtually unknown in the UK... Honestly I'm … Wow, I thought mixer taps are virtually unknown in the UK... Honestly I'm pretty surprised that in Britain world has moved on from bringing water by buckets from the nearest stream or river.Sorry, could not resist sharing my experience of dealing with separate taps even in brand new bathrooms :-)...



So how long have you been in Britain? Are you just visiting?:{

n3m3s1s

So how long have you been in Britain? Are you just visiting?:{



See at first I was visiting, then I got hooked on kentish ale, shepherd's pie, fish&chips and the beautiful weather. I just had to move despite the bloody taps! I still remember the routemasters in active service when you jumped onboard/off when the bus was still on the move or in fact slam door trains. Does that make me qualified to comment about the separate taps or one has to remember the times of king Canute?

Also had a mixer from Aldi that became faulty and got stuck permanently on no matter where you moved the selector arm. Wasn't worth sending it off to Germany for the warranty so just purchased a ceramic mixer cartridge off ebay for £4 delivered and got it going again. They come apart easily, just an allen key and adjustable spanner needed to get into it
Edited by: "Godspeed" 11th Jun 2013

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Cold

Try sourcing a spare valve in 3 years time. You will be buying another set of taps at your own expense

Banned

don't get any taps with the little metal stick out. they break. id buy that middle kitchen one

YouDontWantToKnow

ColdTry sourcing a spare valve in 3 years time. You will be buying … ColdTry sourcing a spare valve in 3 years time. You will be buying another set of taps at your own expense



^^^ THIS!! (Having just had to replace a set because of this very problem)

I bought several Aldi bathroom mixer taps five years ago. One start to weep after a few months. When I discussed the legal position with Aldi (plus the nonsense of removing it when it just needed a cartridge) they agreed I didn't have to send it back to Germany and their area manager got me several replacements free in case any more failed (great service). They are all now still working well and looking good after five years and are much nicer to use than similar £100+ ones I bought at Bathstore at the same time. I'd happily buy from Aldi again.

mbuckhurst

Personally I hate mixer taps in the bathroom, you waste so much water … Personally I hate mixer taps in the bathroom, you waste so much water running it to get it cold or warm, when with a separate tap, you can get nice cold water straight away or piping hot water, if you need it.



I came here to say this!

YouDontWantToKnow

ColdTry sourcing a spare valve in 3 years time. You will be buying … ColdTry sourcing a spare valve in 3 years time. You will be buying another set of taps at your own expense



They come with a 5 year warranty.

Try again.

starryme

The reason many people prefer single taps is due to a lot of houses … The reason many people prefer single taps is due to a lot of houses having hot water stored in a tank which is not meant for drinking. To run this same water through the same tap as you obtain cold water from is not practical or in some cases safe.NeNever heard of a double check valve which have to be fitted to prevent back flow on taps meant for potable water.


Whats that got to do with it ? If the hot water comes through the tap then its too late if you use the same tap for cold. This is why you find many bathrooms have mixers on the bath but not the sink.

What your talking about prevents stored water from entering back to the mains water supply. It does not stop the water from mixing when it comes out of the tap.

Rys_Ochodzki is spot on, as a British born person it is incredibly embarassing to explain to my American inlaws why we still have a hot and cold tap or faucet as they'd say. My poor wife is driven to despair trying to wash things in our kitchen with the two stupid taps... the boiler produces mega hot water so after 3 seconds you cannot use the hot tap without burning your hands. Mixer taps should be mandatory since the 1950's I reckon.

Anyway back to this deal, having bought cheap plumbing bits online (shower, taps etc) I would never ever ever ever buy cheap as they're almost certainly not going to last and will need replacing much sooner than something decent (and more expensive) and I can't be arsed replacing taps every 18 months, even if they give me a free replacement.

quezi

They come with a 5 year warranty.Try again.



But the plumber will charge each time to refit the replacement unless you're ok to do the repair of course.

patchypirates

That's not a funny comment. It's all about taste. Some people like … That's not a funny comment. It's all about taste. Some people like Marmite while others don't. It's not a matter of moving on with the times, seperate taps look nice while mixer taps are practical. Make your choice


So you say some people like a choice between boiling water and ice cold water, but they do not like the in between of warm water? I doubt it, and my observation is that nobody washes their hands in boiling hot water...

look good value. enjoy both mixers and separates

Surely the point of a mixer tap is to have the built in features that stop boiling hot water coming out i.e. it is regulated internally by mixing hot and cold so that the hot water can be set to comortable hand hot at max. Very useful with young and elderly people in a household.


I am interested in the middle (kitchen) one. Anyone bought that type in the past?

Only thing that puts me off is their kitchen paint wasn't great quality in the last kitchen event. But then again there is no point refusing point blank to buy something from Aldi because of the odd poor experience. The vast majority of stuff from Aldi is good quality for the price point and I have only ever had the odd dud thing.

Edited by: "bemad" 11th Jun 2013

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quezi

They come with a 5 year warranty.Try again.



Being a qualified & practicing plumber I can tell you that you are living in a different world to me. IF you can track down your free valve which you probably will have to order from China if the company still makes that valve which would be unlikely if they are still in business at all.......

There you go...... Your 5 year warranty aint worth balls.

And then you get a bill for new taps hopefully fitted by a plumber that knows what they are fitting has a well proven record of supplying £5 spares to save you getting a £££££££s bill at a later date.

Fools economy unless you can fit them yourself & be prepared to replace the whole lot again when a valve fails.
Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 11th Jun 2013

MrPuddington

So you say some people like a choice between boiling water and ice cold … So you say some people like a choice between boiling water and ice cold water, but they do not like the in between of warm water? I doubt it, and my observation is that nobody washes their hands in boiling hot water...




Isn't there a debate raging that ALL new builds should have temperature regulated mixer taps as a matter of safety. Of course that means people don't get a "choice" which some people will put down to a nanny state impinging on their civil liberties.

But given that both young and old are burnt in too hot baths and showers, it seems a reasonable debate to have. Some single taps throw out horrendously hot water.


Great blog article here for those interested

blogs.warwick.ac.uk/mhi…_i/
Edited by: "bemad" 11th Jun 2013

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nat1217

^^^ THIS!! (Having just had to replace a set because of this very problem)



Precisely. Because that is exactly what happens to these & the cheap ones supplied at DIY stores that people buy & pay someone like me to fit for them thinking they are saving money.

YouDontWantToKnow

Being a qualified & practicing plumber I can tell you that you are living … Being a qualified & practicing plumber I can tell you that you are living in a different world to me. IF you can track down your free valve which you probably will have to order from China if the company still makes that valve which would be unlikely if they are still in business at all.......There you go...... Your 5 year warranty aint worth balls.



In which case Aldi will give you a full refund.

I get the impression you've never actually bought anything from here before.

Not a bad deal!

quezi

In which case Aldi will give you a full refund.I get the impression … In which case Aldi will give you a full refund.I get the impression you've never actually bought anything from here before.



Will they refund the cost of the plumber who I paid to fit the original/ come and stop the leak/ fit the new one? Cause if not, Try again.

Rys_Ochodzki

See at first I was visiting, then I got hooked on kentish ale, shepherd's … See at first I was visiting, then I got hooked on kentish ale, shepherd's pie, fish&chips and the beautiful weather. I just had to move despite the bloody taps! I still remember the routemasters in active service when you jumped onboard/off when the bus was still on the move or in fact slam door trains. Does that make me qualified to comment about the separate taps or one has to remember the times of king Canute?



Definitely not qualified, but you probably could be certified...oO

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nat1217

Will they refund the cost of the plumber who I paid to fit the original/ … Will they refund the cost of the plumber who I paid to fit the original/ come and stop the leak/ fit the new one? Cause if not, Try again.



No they will not & for those who cannot fit them without paying someone to do it is a false economy & I have seen it time & time again.

You don't have a choice now on baths in new build homes. Building regulations part H, bath water not to exceed 43 degrees C.

Part G I mean lol..
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