The Tap-On Tap-Off® faucet: an inexpensive retrofit option?

April 26, 2010 at 6:02 am 1 comment

The Tap-On Tap-Off® faucet by Advanta allows the user to turn the water on and off via tapping a button on the aerator.  The company’s marketing strategy focuses on the water-saving and decreased cross-contamination benefits of this product, but I also wonder about its ease of use with decreased hand function.  If it truly takes just a “tap” to turn it on and off, this can be accomplished by a tap of the back of the hand, side of the hand, forearm, etc., and not just a finger, as displayed in the brochure.    

For twelve dollars, this would be an inexpensive retrofit option to provide increased access for someone with limited hand function to a kitchen or bathroom faucet.   

What do you think of this aerator?   

The Tap-On Tap-Off® faucet by Advanta

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Art Dunn  |  May 2, 2010 at 1:53 am

    it sounds like a great idea, but I think it would need to be coupled with some sort of anti-scald device.


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