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Metallic taste after installing new mixer tap

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Metallic taste after installing new mixer tap

Hi everyone,


Just reaching out to see if anyone has clues on what to be done next.


Last night, bought and installed brand new Mondella Cadenza Matte Black Vege Spray Sink Mixer, however since then we are noticing slight metallic taste. Did some google searches and found the issue is not uncommon, thinking of waiting for few days before returning it at Bunnings. Any suggestions?


Thanks in advance


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Re: Metallic taste after installing new mixer tap

Hello @talexpat


Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's fabulous to have you join us, and thank you for sharing your question about your mixer tap.


This phenomenon often occurs when chlorine in the water reacts with the new copper inside your tap. It will eventually go away in time as a natural coating of scale forms inside the tap sealing the copper. As a temporary solution, I suggest getting a Stefani 8.5L On Bench Water Filter to filter out the metallic taste in the water. 


A stronger alternative would be the Stefani 10L Glazed Ceramic Water Filter. It reduces chlorine, bad taste and odours and is distilled by a multi-layered microporous purifying ceramic candle.


If you need further assistance, please let us know.




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Re: Metallic taste after installing new mixer tap

Interesting. I've never experienced this problem. Being old, I do possibly have dead taste buds though.

I always drink a glass of water straight from the tap - I never store it in the fridge - would that make a difference?

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