Quooker partners with Used Kitchen Exchange
In partnership with Used Kitchen Exchange (UKE), Quooker launches its latest initiative to encourage a more sustainable solution to its ex-display and pre-owned taps.
As the UK’s leading discount kitchen marketplace offering Approved Used and Ex-display kitchens, the UKE is re-thinking and re-shaping the way kitchens and appliances are bought and sold. In offering a pre-owned ‘trade-in’ within the industry, UKE helps to make huge environmental savings when selling a new kitchen, whilst customers enjoy the ‘feel good’ factor of making an ethical choice. For every kitchen traded in, not only does it reduce rates of deforestation, but each kitchen’s re-use saves on average 5,000kgs of carbon.
In a similar environmental drive, with the aim of creating a more sustainable solution to its second hand, Ex-display taps, Quooker will become an official supplier on the UKE platform from November 2021. All Quooker taps purchased through the UKE, will be completely re-serviced and rigorously tested to ensure they are in perfect working order before being put on sale. Giving customers that added peace of mind, all taps will come with an official Quooker 12-month warrantee.
With the taps being sold below normal retail price, this will open up the Quooker experience to those who may not be able to afford it at full price or just wish to make a more sustainable purchase. Stock availability will depend on the rate at which showroom refurbishments occur.
Quooker MD Stephen Johnson comments, ‘Our partnership with UKE allows more people to enjoy the revolutionary benefits of a Quooker tap, alongside the more sustainable lifestyle that comes with it, at a more affordable price. By becoming an official supplier to UKE, we also reduce the amount of waste that comes from our dealers and retailers nationwide. Our pre-loved taps now get the chance of a second home which we could not be more delighted about.’
Commenting on the initiative, Helen Lord from the UKE said ‘We are delighted to have been chosen by Quooker to help them meet the growing consumer demand for sustainable products. Through Stephen Johnson’s thought leadership, Quooker is taking a circular approach to sales which is setting a clear benchmark within our industry and we couldn’t be prouder to be partnering with them on their sustainability journey.’