Water Conscious Kitchens

Cobra discusses water-conscious kitchen taps, technology, and tactics for sustainable water solutions fitted in your home.
12 April 2021 Water Saving
Water Conscious Kitchens

From aerator technology to flow restrictors and water pressure compensators, Cobra discusses water-conscious kitchen taps, technology, and tactics for sustainable water solutions fitted in your home.

While nearly 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, only 2.5 percent of this water is suitable for human consumption. With mounting evidence emphasising the importance of water conservation, it is necessary to explore water-saving efficiencies that can be applied to your home’s kitchen water consumption. By converting your kitchen into a water-conscious Cobra kitchen, you can reduce the overall demand for water while also lowering your monthly water utility costs.  

 

Use water sparingly!

While there are several technologies available, we will explore those that can be easily installed to make your home more water-conscious and reduce your kitchen water consumption significantly. One of the most effective and obvious means to creating a more water-conscious kitchen is to simply use this often-wasted resource more sparingly.

 

Tips to reduce your kitchen’s water use:

  • Don’t allow your kitchen taps to run while lathering up for a hand wash. Turn the taps off between wetting and rinsing, using water only to wash away soapy residue.
  • Avoid rinsing dirty dishes individually. Rather, fill one basin of water to rinse multiple dishes before packing them into your dishwasher or running a fresh basin of soapy water to wash with.
  • Dry brush dirty pots and pans without using any water or alternatively, invest in good quality non-stick cookware that is easy to wipe clean and uses less water (and elbow grease) to wash.
  • “Spot clean” kitchen counters or dirty floors making use of an alcohol-based sanitiser to disinfect surfaces in between (less frequent) water washing.
  • Hold off that half-load in the dishwasher or washing machines. Even though newer appliances may come fitted with an eco-wash or half-load wash option, fill automatic washing appliances to full capacity before powering up.

While these everyday water-saving habits can be easily implemented in your kitchen, Cobra offers several water-savvy solutions to create collections that offer the ultimate in sustainable water-saving technology.

 

Water-conscious Plumbing Technology

Fitted to water-conscious kitchens and bathrooms in homes, businesses, and environmentally conscious public spaces, aerators and flow regulators are effective for water pressure compensation as well as controlling the flow of water. Taps and mixers boasting Cobra EcoMind technology regulate the pressure of water inlets ensuring that unnecessary water wastage is avoided in the case of inlet fluctuations.

While keeping your kitchen clean is a priority, even more so today than ever before, you can do your part to fight the problem of water pollution by using bio-degradable soaps and detergents in your kitchen. Petrochemical-based dishwashing soaps, liquid kitchen sprays, and other household cleaning products can contaminate the water table and lead to the presence of wastewater in our drinking water sources. Not only can these chemicals contaminate fresh water supplies, but they also have the potential to poison plants if they are fed into a grey-water recycling system intended for gardening use. With several natural or organic cleaning products available, using non-toxic, biodegradable and even plant-based detergents is an extremely effective solution to preserving the integrity of recycled water supplies. Do your part to fight the problem of water pollution by using bio-degradable soaps and detergents in your kitchen.

With natural water sources under immense pressure given the global climate change challenges,  we hope these water-savvy practices have helped you to identify ways to prioritise a water-wise lifestyle in your home.