ÄLMAREN Kitchen mixer tap, stainless steel colour

Price £ 80
To make a hole for the kitchen mixer tap FIXA 2-piece tool set can be recommended; sold separately.

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ÄLMAREN Kitchen mixer tap, stainless steel colour

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ÄLMAREN tap in stainless steel helps lower water- and energy-use – so you can lower your bills too. The high spout is practical for cleaning big pots and the quality is guaranteed to outlast many years of washing and rinsing.

Article Number604.551.63

Product details

10 year guarantee. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure.

The high spout makes it easier to wash dishes, including large pots.

The mixer tap insert has hard, durable ceramic discs that can handle the high friction that occurs when you change the temperature of the water.

Designer

Brickstad/Palleschitz/Petersén

  • If you are uncertain about the installation, contact a professional. The installation shall be made in accordance with valid local building and plumbing regulations.

    To be mounted in a 35 mm hole in a max. 50 mm thick sink/worktop.

    To make a hole for the kitchen mixer tap FIXA 2-piece tool set can be recommended; sold separately.

    Water and energy saving aerator (8 l/min.) for high-pressure systems included.

    Connection hoses with 1/2" connection included. Length: 35 cm.

    A tool is included that makes it easy to install the mixer tap in place.

    Max. temperature hot water connection 80°C/176°F. Recommended temperature is 65°C/149°F.

    Spare parts are available to prolong the life of your product. For more information, contact IKEA Customer Services at your IKEA store or IKEA.com.

    Swivel spout is preset to 360° but can be changed to 120°.

  • Material
    Spout:
    Brass, Metallized
    Body:
    Zinc, Metallized
    Care

    Do not use scouring-powder, steel wool, hard or sharp tools which can scratch the surface.

    Wipe clean with a soft cloth dampened in water and a mild washing-up detergent or soap, if necessary.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • Tested and certified according to relevant mechanical, quality and safety standards.This tap is for use on low- and high pressure water systems. Tested to work with a max. pressure of 10 bar (1000 kPa). Recommended working pressure range is 0.2 – 5.0 bar (20 kPa – 500 kPa).
  • By creating all our taps and showers in a way that helps people use less water and energy, we contribute to enabling a more sustainable life at home.

Technical information

ÄLMAREN

Kitchen mixer tap

Type of mixer tapKitchen mixer tap
Applicable product standardsEN 817
Max. flow rate at 3 bar8 l/min (2.1 gpm)
Max. static pressure10 bar (145.0 psi)
Tested up to a max. static pressure16 bar (232.0 psi)
Min. working pressure0.2 bar (2.9 psi)
Recommended working pressure0.5-5 bar (7.25-72.5 psi)
Max. hot water temperature80˚C (176˚F)
Recommended hot water temperature60-65°C (140-150°F)
Recommended cold water temperature10-15˚C (50-59˚F)
Connection hoses length450 mm (17 3/4 '')
Hose connection sizeG1/2"
Max. worktop thickness50 mm (2'')
Mounting hole measurement34-37 mm (1 3/8-1 7/16”)
Strainer includedNo

Measurements

Length: 21 cm

Height: 36 cm

  • ÄLMARENArticle Number604.551.63

    Width: 29 cm

    Height: 6 cm

    Length: 50 cm

    Weight: 1.99 kg

    Package(s): 1

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Nothing to worry aboutDavidIKEA kitchens are excellent taps, sinks and all kitchen fittings we have been using them for 36 years.5
Perfect and easy to fitGodfreyPerfect and easy to fit4
Works as expected and looksBeverleyWorks as expected and looks good too4
Good valueSeanGreat price and good product5
Nice.Anonymous reviewerNice tap.5
ColourClaireI purchased this tap twice and both times the colour was completely off - it was more golden in colour rather than stainless steel as it says in the description (the ones on display throughout the shop were fine too) - perhaps they were from a dud batch but I couldn’t have it alongside my stainless steel sink as it looked a completely different colour! Good quality, heavy tap though so it’s a shame.1
Bad Design - Single Fixing causes a leanJoeNinetyLovely looking tap let down by having a single offset fixing which causes the tap to lean when tightened onto rubber seal. No reason why two fixings could not be provided.1
C and TWe are very happy, so much so we have a second one in our other sink.5
Beautiful tapLMBDevonThis tap is beautiful to look at and looks very sleek with our new sink! Easy to fit with great instructions5
Simplicity in designJilly3Everything you need in a tap. Great flow, easy to clean,swivels smoothly. Only complaint was from left handed child who thought control awkward...but he doesn't do the dishes anyway.5

SustainabilityPeople and planet

Energy and resources

Did you know using water more efficiently can reduce your energy bills and help tackle climate change?

Heating hot water accounts for 25% of home energy usage. Using water efficiently reduces energy bills and ultimately reduces carbon emissions. Look for the unified water label and start making a difference. The label has a clear colour coded system to show how much energy and water the product uses. Green rated products use less than those rated Red. Visit www.uwla.eu to find out more.

Saving water at every step

Every time you rinse salad, fill a kettle or wash dishes, you're helping with something essential—saving water. How? Thanks to the small aerator in every IKEA kitchen mixer tap that reduces water flow while maintaining pressure. We didn't invent aerators, but think they are an important example of how we can work together to save water for everyone's benefit.

Four years ago, we started a project to improve our taps and knew we needed more expertise. That's when we hired Antony Smith, an engineer from England who has worked with taps for more than a decade. Now he lives in Sweden and is part of a small team that develops taps and showers for IKEA. Like every new employee, Antony read founder Ingvar Kamprad's Testament of a Furniture Dealer. In it, Ingvar writes 'wasting resources is a mortal sin at IKEA.' This helped Antony understand how much we care about water and how his job is just one step in our larger approach to sustainability.

A company-wide dedication

"When I got to IKEA, I realised we practise what we preach about sustainability," Antony says. "It's a refreshing experience, but it makes our job really difficult because we genuinely have to deliver on sustainability with each product." So why is conserving water so important? Because water is one of our planet's most precious resources. Earth may be covered in a lot of water, but very little of it is drinkable and even less is accessible. No organism can survive without it, and no new water is created. It's constantly recycled, but our freshwater supply is overused; not evenly distributed; and impacted by pollution, contamination and climate change.

A water-conscious commitment

IKEA values the quality and quantity of water so much that we are committed to being water positive by 2020. One aspect is finding simple ways for people to conserve water. Aerators are a step we took long before our water commitment, but Antony and his team are working hard on new water saving taps using sensors or spray technology. Behind the scenes, there's more to our commitment than what we develop for kitchens. Our initiative also includes exploring ways to improve water efficiency across the whole product process, whether it’s at our suppliers, distribution centres or stores. It can mean providing factory workers and their families with fresh drinking water, ensuring all factory water is cleaned before release, reducing water usage in textile production or using rainwater to flush toilets in stores. "We make things hard on ourselves for good reasons, Antony says."

An every-bit-counts belief

See why the aerator in your kitchen mixer tap is a small part of our bigger effort to conserve water? "Some people who live where you can just turn on your tap and get water may not really think about saving water; it's taken for granted," Antony says. But he and his team think about water at every step. It's part of creating a positive impact on people and the planet. We think every water-saving action adds up and thank you for helping with your kitchen mixer tap!

Material

What is brass?

Brass is a mixture of copper and zinc and the amounts vary depending on the desired properties. Copper is usually the main material and the more zinc you add results in the brass being harder and stronger, but also results in it being more difficult to shape and less resistant to rust. Brass can be recycled as brass but never into its original metals. At IKEA we use brass for things like knobs, handles, frames and taps.