“ Fits easily onto the tap and with it's swivel head rinsing the entire sink area is a pinch. Spray option aerated or directable fine spray. „
We have had our Lakeland Adapt a Tap now for the last eight years and it is still going strong and we have had no problems with it at all and no repairs have been necessary and we do use it very regularly.
It cost us around £8 and it is very easy and simple to install. It basically just fits on your normal sink tap in the kitchen and I think it is designed to fit all taps with ease. We use it mainly for washing our fruit and vegetables in the kitchen. We have a large garden and we grow our own vegetables and when they are very dirty and they need to mud and stuff cleaning off them then doing this under a normal running tap can cause a lot of mess with splashed water and you will end up getting soaking wet before all your veggies are clean.
This simple adaptation allows you to clean your fruit and veggies with a lot less mess and hassle. After you have screwed it onto the tap (and installation is very easy) you have the choice of a shower effect or a soft jet stream of water - the choice is yours. Both are as good as the other- just one is more forceful for getting the first bits of dirt of stauff say like potatoes which are heavily dirt encrusted.
It has a 360 degree swivel action and it is just like have a tap extention which you can use with great precision as it has a swivel head which you can simply turn and manipulate to clean the vegetables easily.
They come in two colours - black or white plastic. We chose the black because it matches the colours of our kitchen better and we thought that the white looked a bit cheap to be honest.
It is a really versatile product and as I say we have had ours for years and have never had the need to repair it and it is used almost every day. The little lad loves to use it too -and if he has been using his toys outside and they have got dirty, we place them in the kitchen sink and he enjoys washing them all down with the little swivel hose.
Perfect gadget and really recommended.
This review is also published on Ciao under name of sorehead.
Although recently spending a couple of hundred pounds on a new kitchen tap unit complete with its own airated head adapters we have begun using this Lakeland Tap Adapta with it shortly after having our new kitchen tap unit installed. The 'Adapta' fits easily to most tap units, as generally new kitchen taps have a diffuser which can be unscrewed. 6 adapters are included as part of the Lakeland package, and one of them will fit to your tap. Also, if your tap doesn't have a diffuser, there is an adapter for an unthreaded tap, as long as it has a round fitting.
The outcome is a mixer tap that can swivel 360degrees, and allows the user to select either a fine spray or an anti-splash aerated flow. The ability to be able to rotate and angle the head means you can rinse out the entire sink area. The other advantage is that instead of having to keep changing the heads, you just simply select the desired flow as you please.
The ability of an aerated water flow could be invaluable to someone with a basic unthreaded kitchen sink tap. No more spraying water all over the worktops and floor with this simple adapter unit. At £9.99 I cannot recommend it enough, I can honestly say it has made a big difference to our new kitchen tap, and would expect it to transform any suitable tap unit into a more economical appliance instantly.
Quite often the simplest of gadgets can be the most effective and that is very true, in my view, of the wonderful little Tap Adapta from Lakeland Limited. I first bought a Tap Adapta many years ago and had to remove it last year when I had a new sink unit fitted in my kitchen. Sadly it wouldn't fit my new tap so it lay in the drawer until a few weeks ago when I finally found all the little adapters in a cupboard (which I had put away in a 'safe' place) and was able to refit it and this has reminded me of just how much I missed it.
Basically the Tap Adapta is a fitting which fixes on to your taps to provide a choice of an aerated water supply from the tap or a spray. However it is also cleverly designed with a 360 degree swivel head to allow you to direct either the stream of water or the spray in whatever direction you choose. In other words it makes your tap completely flexible so that cleaning of the sink becomes a breeze and washing vegetables is really simple using the spray.
As always the good people at Lakeland seem to have thought of everything because to enable it to fit most taps on the market there are six different fitting adapters provided so that it can fit - there is even an adapter for an unthreaded tap, providing it has a round spout.
I found fitting it was easy. Most taps have a diffuser (which generally unscrews) and sure enough mine did. All I had to do was to unscrew that, find the right fitting adapter to suit the thread size and screw the Tap Adapter into place. Simple. Takes less then five minutes in fact and then you can enjoy aerated water or a spray whenever you want. To change from one to the other is simple pull down for a spray, push back for aerated water. It even seems to make the washing up liquid go further because it is easy to get a good lather!
I was really pleased to get my Tap Adapta working again but with a brand new sink and worktops it did look a little strange to have a white Tap Adapta on a stainless steel sink where some of the accessories are black. However these days the good people of Lakeland even have an answer for that little problem - they now make a black one! OK so it did mean I had to buy another one but it looks really smart now on my new tap and I have 'recycled' the old one to a colleague so it hasn't gone to waste.
Would I recommend it?
Emphatically yes. I have a swing arm on my mixer tap but even so the Tapa Adapta makes it so much more flexible and functional that I wouldn't want to be without it. They aren't cheap at £8.95 but they do last for ages. I have had one for a good six or seven years and it is still working well and I only changed it to get the different colour and recycled the old one. Certainly a good investment from my point of view and it looks smart too.
This review has also been published by Laramax on Ciao in July 2007
I've had a Tap Adapta attached to my kitchen mixer tap for the last seven years, and couldn't possibly do without it. In fact, I'm so dependent on it I have a new spare stashed away in case it's ever discontinued.
This really does make any job at the kitchen sink so much easier to do.
The Tap Adapta has two settings, fine spray and aerated. The fine spray setting does what it says, it turns your kitchen tap into a mini shower. Because the Tap Adapta has a ball joint between the screw fitting and the head, this means it can swivel 360 degrees. You can point the head whichever direction you want, meaning that any part of the sink can be sprayed.
The aerated setting is just like any other tap, but with a bit more oomph, and with the added flexibility of being able to direct the flow of water wherever you want.
I tend to keep it on the spray setting, because you can rinse and wash without using so much water. Since the water comes out in thin streams under higher pressure, less does more, so to speak.
It's easy to fit, most taps have a diffuser which can be unscrewed, and the Tap Adapta can be screwed on in its place. It has different fittings for different sizes, and there's even one that can be fitted to a tap without a screw fitting (as long as it's round).
The Tap Adapta comes in two colours: white and chrome or black and chrome. I chose the black and chrome option.
At £8.50 this is a good value adaptation to your kitchen tap which puts it into the same league as much more expensive taps.
Uses: washing and rinsing dishes, fruit and veg, rinsing anything in the sink or any part of the sink.