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Inside a kitchen mixer tap

A guide to the most important tap components at a glance

Ceramic seal and cartridge
A tap cartridge is an important component that regulates the water flow and the combination of hot and cold water. HIgh quality ceramic seals inside the BLANCO kitchen tap cartridge are extremely long lasting and easy to operate when opening and closing the valves. BLANCO has developed particularly long-lasting cartridges that reduce to a minimum the noise the water makes in conjunction with the housing, pipes and jet regulator. And should the cartridge ever start to leak, it is easy to replace in all BLANCO kitchen taps.

cartridge of a mixer tap

Side view of a BLANCO tap cartridge

Top view of the tap cartridge

Top view of the cartridge

High-quality, ceramic tap seals

High-quality, ceramic cartridge seals

The jet regulator

The jet regulator
This kitchen tap component enriches the water from the pipe with air and ensures that the jet of water is nice and regular. At the same time, the jet regulator minimises water consumption. Because high-quality plastics are used, BLANCO jet regulators are easy to descale and clean. A bonus for hygiene and the environment!

non-return valve

The non-return valve in the spray
A non-return valve ensures even greater safety when rinsing off by preventing water going up the tap spout.. Even if the spray is left lying in the washing-up water in your kitchen sink , dirty water cannot get into the drinking water supply – so the drinking water cannot be contaminated. A bonus for the environment and for hygiene. The integrated check valve also keeps used water away when the spray is in use.

The connection pipes

The connection pipes
Modern kitchen taps are fitted with flexible, plastic connection pipes, usually surrounded by a wire sheath. Make sure that these are not too short for the mixer tap to be connected quickly and easily. Only materials that are tested and ecologically safe are used for BLANCO pipes, so that no hazardous materials, such as plasticisers or heavy metals can get into your drinking water. A bonus for your health!

Dirt Filter

Dirt Filter

The BLANCO kitchen tap dirt filter protects the mixer tap against a build-up of dirt and damage it ensures that the mixer tap works smoothly and is extremely long-lasting.

The body of the mixer tap
The housing of the kitchen tap is made of metal. BLANCO only uses high-quality, ecologically safe alloys for most of our mixer taps and sometimes we use solid stainless steel for exclusive models. This focus on high quality materials is bonus for ease of care, greater durability and improved hygiene!

How to replace a cartridge