Extending Kitchen Mixer Tap at ALDI - £24.99
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Extending Kitchen Mixer Tap at ALDI - £24.99

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Found 16th Oct 2014
Available instore from 23rd Oct.

This chrome-plated, solid brass mixer tap has a pull-out head and 2 spray variations.

Anti-limescale system
Eco water saving system
All mounting equipment included
Suitable only for high pressure systems
Anti-scalding protection

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Oooh I've been looking for summat like this for the bath for washing hair

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paid £99 at b&q last year, so great price. Hot

I've had one of these from Aldi in the past which I was initially happy with. However, the tap oxidised and eventually snapped clean off at the joint between the hand held part and the flexi hose after a couple of years. I do live in a hard water area which I think had a lot to do with its demise but I had expected it to last longer.

grumpyturnip

I've had one of these from Aldi in the past which I was initially happy … I've had one of these from Aldi in the past which I was initially happy with. However, the tap oxidised and eventually snapped clean off at the joint between the hand held part and the flexi hose after a couple of years. I do live in a hard water area which I think had a lot to do with its demise but I had expected it to last longer.


3 years warranty or even 5 years on some taps from Aldi

This one comes with 5 years warranty
Edited by: "MaximusRo" 16th Oct 2014

had one of these, had it for 3 years before selling flat i installed it in and was still going strong.

Dumb question, what constitutes a high pressure system?

grumpyturnip

I've had one of these from Aldi in the past which I was initially happy … I've had one of these from Aldi in the past which I was initially happy with. However, the tap oxidised and eventually snapped clean off at the joint between the hand held part and the flexi hose after a couple of years. I do live in a hard water area which I think had a lot to do with its demise but I had expected it to last longer.

Always thought the was a durability issue with something flexible and hot and cold water use over the years .

"solid brass mixer tap" --- Is the spout head part not chromed plastic?

We have one of the same design from Lidl, and its hand held part is chromed plastic, which was fine until some fool made a slight mark in the chrome - I'd guess they probably dinged it with a pan while washing up - then the chrome peeled off round the spout.

If it is anything like our lidl one, I'd suggest putting a little bit of ptfe tape around the spout thread before screwing on the hose, because swinging the tap to the right made the nut holding the hose on the shower head loosen on ours.

Not a fan of the design anyway, as it is too squat for my sink, and the large diameter of the spout makes filling the kettle awkward as it has an attached lid.

Edited by: "melted" 16th Oct 2014

moneybag

Dumb question, what constitutes a high pressure system?



usually only work with a combi boiler, not with a system boiler if you have a hot water storage tank then its probably of no use to you as the hot water flow will be poor.

grumpyturnip

I've had one of these from Aldi in the past which I was initially happy … I've had one of these from Aldi in the past which I was initially happy with. However, the tap oxidised and eventually snapped clean off at the joint between the hand held part and the flexi hose after a couple of years. I do live in a hard water area which I think had a lot to do with its demise but I had expected it to last longer.



The Anti-limescale system doesn't work then.

moneybag

Dumb question, what constitutes a high pressure system?

In simple terms, 'High/Low Pressure' refer only to your hot water as all cold water comes out of your tap at mains pressure. As a basic guide, a high pressure system will usually be a Combi/condensing boiler. Hot water provided by a combi/condensing boiler is pumped and so is delivered at 'high pressure'. A 'Low Pressure System' is an old style system boiler. System boilers fill a cylinder with hot water. The cylinder is situated in an airing cupboard usually on an upstairs landing or bedroom. There is no pump, the hot water is delivered to the taps by gravity and is therefore delivered at 'low pressure'. In short, if you have a combi/condensing boiler it will be 'High Pressure, if you have a boiler that fills a cylinder in an airing cupboard upstairs, you have a 'low pressure' system. The reason manufactures state that their products (such as this tap), are for High Pressure systems is due to the small bore of the piping inside the tap, low pressure systems simply haven't the pressure 'behind' them to deliver a decent flow. Hope that helps.

I bought a similar one to this from Amazon 3 years ago (habitat). Great piece of kit but the heads don't last long in my experience. I'm now on my third as they've all started leaking after 12 - 18 months, mainly from the joint where the flexi hose joins the head, but one also had a split down the front which started dripping. The good news is that the heads are readily available on Amazon, or at least have been whenever I've needed one. not that expensive either and a doddle to replace.

Had one of these from Aldi. Been installed a year. Going strong. Great tap for a fraction of the price of similar. The long pipe rubs on the inside of the tap and frays the metal pipe (maybe put some tape around the inside of the tap Base to smooth the mention) and I have to pull the tap off to fill the kettle. But thats nothing really. I use it to rinse the dishwasher out when cleaning the seals and door. Remember there has to be room under the sink for the excess pipe when not in use. Sometimes mine gets jammed on the crap underneath. Well worth the money.

moneybag

Dumb question, what constitutes a high pressure system?


if ur still unsure about high and low pressure. put you finger tip over the end of the tap and turn the hot water tap on, if u can stop the water with a little bit of pressure from the finger its low pressure. if however the water forces its way out then its high pressure. the problem with fitting a high pressure tap on a low pressure system is the water will just drip out as there's not enough pressure to force the water through

Banned

Oh I can't be bothered now by reading the review

To clarify some of the previous posts, high pressure doesn't need to be a combined boiler, it can also be an unvented hot water cylinder (no header tank) with a regular boiler. Lots of these about nowadays.

secsteel

The Anti-limescale system doesn't work then.



The anti limescale system refers to the rubber nozzles at the spray head. A quick wipe and you get your spray pattern back so they do their job. It's the water that finds it's way down the spray head and settles where it sits in the holster that seemed to do the damage. If you live in a soft water area I don't think there will be a problem.

I'm looking for a good strong kitchen mixer tap, one that will last for years and doesn't have to be fancy. I'd prefer an all metal design rather than any chrome covered plastic. It's for a low pressure system in an elderly person's house so it should be easy to turn on and off. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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I have one of these, the cowling on the spray head is plastic. I came down to breakfast one morning and found a whopping great crack in it. Apart from that they are lovely especially at this price.
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