A well-positioned pot filler is worth its weight in gold in a professional kitchen environment, as filling large stock pots or steam kettles with water can be a tremendously difficult chore without the use of a pot filler faucet. Although a pot filler is more of a specialty faucet that doesn’t have a wide variety of uses, it sure beats hauling water from a commercial kitchen faucet and toting it through a busy kitchen to the desired cooking receptacle.
Pot fillers may be floor-, wall-, or deck-mounted, depending on what works best in your establishment. Wall- and deck-mounted units are a common sight near restaurant ranges that will be used to heat large stock pots full of broth or soup while floor-mounted units are most commonly seen in large institutions that utilize several steam kettles.
Many pot fillers have a hose attached to a hook faucet, which allows the user to simply set the device on the rim of the pot or kettle and lock the device into the on position so they can complete other tasks while the receptacle fills with water. Some pot fillers will also provide a second faucet line with a pre-rinse spray valve attached, making the chore of cleaning large pieces of equipment such as a fully-jacketed steam kettle considerably easier for employees.