Commercial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat, has improved the performance of its FilterFlow automatic water boilers, by extending the life of its in-built filter cartridges by 33%.

This means the new cartridges will only need to be changed every 4,000 litres, instead of every 3,000, or every six months, whichever is reached first. The new filters will also be offered at the same price as the old, therefore reducing operating costs for the user.

Nick McDonald, marketing director at Lincat, said: "As more outlets realise that a good hot drinks offer will drive food sales, we’re pleased to have been able to find a way to improve FilterFlow’s performance at no additional cost to our customers."

The firm said the built-in filter cartridge improves water flavour, and also prevents limescale build-up, which can damage performance over time.