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Hot-water dispensers are just what the doctor ordered for expediting, not to mention speeding up, all kinds of kitchen tasks: You'll have instant hot water for any and all tasks and/or occasions from instant soups and cereals to baby bottle warming and stain removal. At $400 and up, high-end models can be pricey, but you can get perfectly adequate dispensers for around $100. On the decor side, you will be able to find a dispenser look that goes with your sink. Hot water dispensers come in the most common kitchen colors and finishes: white, black, almond, chrome, and brass. Spout styles range from standard, streamlined faucets to goose-neck. Some units feature a twist grip that releases water with a quarter turn. Other common "turn-ons" include a lever release, top button, or combinations of L-spout and lever handle.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|