The new Pronteau ProTrad, designed and developed by Abode, is inspired by the company's Astbury and Ludlow collections.

The Pronteau ProTrad steaming hot water tap is available in both 3 IN 1 and 4 IN 1 variants offering 75 - 98° instant filtered steaming hot water, as well as regular hot and cold functions. The  ProTrad 4 IN 1 also provides fresh filtered cold water.

ProTrad is available in three high fashion finishes: Antique Brass, Chrome and Brushed Nickel.

Like other Abode taps, the new ProTrad and its precision parts undergo extensive quality testing. Ceramic disc valves are tested for 200,000 cycles, for example.

The company’s hand polishing, plating, powder coating and lacquering techniques are also thoroughly tried, with salt spray testing for 100 - 200 hours, surface resistance tests for 200 cycles using varying corrosives, and time spent in the Humidostatic chamber at 38° Celsius for 200 hours.

The hot water temperature is set via the PROBOIL.2X under sink boiler, which boasts a 2-litre stainless steel tank, toolless installation, and is an insulated model with low running costs, quick re-boil times and simple intuitive digital controls.

Abode is now also offering a Filter Recycle Scheme in the UK, ensuring redundant filters are recycled at the product’s end of life. Customers only need to return their used filter, which the company will then send to its approved recycle partner for the separation of each component part. At this point the plastic is ground down, ready to be reused, and the internal resin is also brought back to life for reuse. Currently, Abode Filter Recycle Scheme covers the Pronteau PROBOIL2 / PROBOIL.2X Filter Cartridge PT1206, and the Pronteau PROBOIL3 Filter Cartridge PT1024. 

Paul Illingworth, Design Director at Abode, said: “We are thrilled to expand our market-leading Pronteau Collection to now include a truly traditional offering.

“Exclusively designed to convene modern lifestyles yet maintain its design integrity in a classic kitchen, ProTrad does not compromise on style or user safety to create a high performance wash zone that is well-considered, functional and on theme.”

Leanne Adamson, Marketing Manager at Abode, added: “Quintessentially classic by design, ProTrad will sit perfectly in a kitchen scheme that is traditional in style.

“Eclectic, farmhouse and country-style kitchens never go out of fashion and we feel that the ProTrad is serving real needs in the design community so that interior designers and homeowners alike can create personalised, beautiful spaces. We look forward to sharing even more of our ideas with you in 2022.”