Lazy or genius? It’s the gadget that’s becoming a must-have in stars’ kitchens – including Hailey Bieber’s – so would you fork out hundreds of pounds for one?

Hailey Bieber’s a fan. Amanda Seyfried has one. And Meghan and Harry are also thought to have the gadget in their kitchen. 

Move over marble worktops, American-style fridges and integrated coffee machines – the new kitchen-must have to show off your status symbol is a hot water tap above your cooker, according to designers.

Dubbed ‘lazy taps’, the implements allow you to fill up saucepans, mugs and other utensils with extra hot water, saving time on boiling the kettle and without the walk.

The taps have been seen in the homes of Seyfried, Bieber as well as Kendall Jenner, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Unlike kitchen or bathroom taps, instead of being installed above the sink or basin, the ‘lazy’ taps are installed above the hob, for ease of use while cooking. 

The taps can cost anywhere between £150 and £1,000 and are becoming increasingly popular in the UK thanks to ‘appearing on television shows and tours of celebrities’ homes’.

Amanda Seyfried showed off her lazy tap during a YouTube home tour for Architectural Digest, describing it as ‘stunning’

Hailey Bieber is another fan of the utensils, and her version can be seen in the background of this YouTube video

Hailey Bieber is another fan of the utensils, and her version can be seen in the background of this YouTube video

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Meghan and Harry appear to have one in their Frogmore Cottage kitchen – seen in a black and white shot of the couple shared in their Netflix series.

Another fan is Amanda Seyfried, who showed off her version during a YouTube home tour for Architectural Digest.

The actor praised the gadget, describing it as ‘stunning’ and ‘gourmet’. 

Meanwhile, both Hayley Bieber and Kendall Jenner have the taps – which are also sometimes referred to as ‘pot fillers’ – in their high-end kitchens. 

The main difference between boiling water taps and the lazy taps or pot fillers is the location, with the former being positioned by the kitchen sink.

They started becoming becoming in the UK some years ago, around 2015.

Speaking about those gadgets around the time, Diana Blamires, of Homebase, said: ‘Hot taps not only provide customers with an easy and convenient way of getting hot water but for many, it’s a style decision for kitchens as hot taps look so great.

‘The phenomenal popularity of the hot tap looks set to sound the death-knell for the kettle. 

There appears to be a lazy tap about the hob in this photo taken in the kitchen of their Frogmore Cottage home

There appears to be a lazy tap about the hob in this photo taken in the kitchen of their Frogmore Cottage home

‘If you are working or studying from home having a hot tap can save precious minutes. This could end the surge in the national grid during advert breaks as it only takes a few seconds to get a drink so you can get one whenever you like.’

Speaking to the Telegraph about lazy taps, Tom Howley, design director at the eponymous bespoke kitchen designers said he had not seen ‘big demand’ from Brit customers yet.

He said: ‘They are probably more an aesthetic fashion statement to finish your kitchen.’

Meanwhile, Luke Shipway, head of product at kitchen appliance firm Caple, said they might be worth implementing as part of a whole kitchen overhaul.

He added there is another benefit to the taps: ‘If you have a busy sink area you can also utilise the tap to fill a kettle for a quick tea break.’