The best mixer tap cartridge of 2022

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                    [1] => Fits UK double handles kitchen and bathroom basin taps , BSP 1/2" thread.
                    [2] => 20 teeth on spline ,Also drilled and threaded to fit for a 4mm screw.
                    [3] => please check the dimensions careully in the photo before purchasing to ensure it will be compatible with your tap
                    [4] => No more drips - Did the job of stopping kitchen tap from dripping and saved a bomb in not having to replace the tap.
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Here is the ranking of the best products for the Mixer Tap Cartridge category :

GI Replacement Brass Ceramic Disc Tap Valve Insert Gland Cartridge Quarter Turn: it is the most purchased, earned an average review of 4,5 with 2316 reviews

Ownace 40mm Ceramic Disc Plastic Bathroom Basin Shower Lever Mixer Tap Inner Cartridge (40mm): silver medal for this product, the average review is from 4,6 with 285 reviews


GI Replacement Brass Ceramic Disc Tap Valve Insert...

Bestseller No. 1
GI Replacement Brass Ceramic Disc Tap Valve Insert Gland Cartridge Quarter Turn
2,316 Reviews
GI Replacement Brass Ceramic Disc Tap Valve Insert Gland Cartridge Quarter Turn
  • Made of brass and ceramic. Suitable for both hot and cold water. If you are not sure whether they will fit your tap, you can turn water off, take cartridge out and check dimensions against product schematic on amazon page.
  • Fits UK double handles kitchen and bathroom basin taps , BSP 1/2" thread.
  • 20 teeth on spline ,Also drilled and threaded to fit for a 4mm screw.
  • please check the dimensions careully in the photo before purchasing to ensure it will be compatible with your tap
  • No more drips - Did the job of stopping kitchen tap from dripping and saved a bomb in not having to replace the tap.

Reviews

Its not always righty tighty lefty loosey
Excellent product, easy to fit and no more dripping tap in the bath. The only minor problem is that the hot tap opens and closes the wrong way (here in the uk the standard is clockwise to close and anti-clockwise to open), the hot valve is the other way round. I guess I should have noticed that the old valves were both Blue (cold). I guess these new ones were designed for lever taps. Anyway its a minor inconvenience and not worth the bother of ordering another valve, but worth noting in the future.
Tap Washers that are hard to find
I purchase a new kitchen 4 years ago and never thought about 'tap washer' replacement at that time, well you don't do you? When the tap started to drip, I visited all of our local DIY stores and Kitchen/Bathroom outlets but was hit with "I don't know about that brand" or "we don't do ceramic washers" and the most annoying part was they didn't care less. I then had the 'light bulb' moment 'Try Amazon', where I found the resolution to my problem. The new washer pack did the trick, was so easy to fit. that I highly commend these to anyone with a similar problem. Whilst you don't spend a fortune, be careful that you select the correct variant, look through the pictures and make certain you choose the correct one.
Fitted a Grohe 1/4 turn tap
Took a slight punt on this after I'd checked the dimensions in the description and it paid off - managed to repair both my taps for 1/3 of the price for a single Grohe cartridge. The splined ends are slightly shorter than the originals but fit snugly, and the screws that came with the new cartridges were long enough to hold everything together. The cartridges have been in service for two months now with no problems. I hope the photo is useful if you need to work out if it will fit your tap.

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Ownace 40mm Ceramic Disc Plastic Bathroom Basin Sh...

Bestseller No. 2
Ownace 40mm Ceramic Disc Plastic Bathroom Basin Shower Lever Mixer Tap Inner Cartridge (40mm)
285 Reviews
Ownace 40mm Ceramic Disc Plastic Bathroom Basin Shower Lever Mixer Tap Inner Cartridge (40mm)
  • Diameter is 40mm
  • Replacement cartridge for either Kitchen or Bathroom single lever mixer taps
  • Please check the technical drawing for dimensions
  • If your taps are leaking or won't shut off, then you may just need one of these Replacement Cartridges, instead of having to replace the whole tap
  • Suitable for single lever mixer taps where the one lever controls tha temperature and flow rate

Reviews

Perfect for Bristan mixer taps.
Bought this to replace the cartridge in our Bristan mixer tap in the bathroom as it doesn't seem to take normal fitting cartridges from the likes of screw fix etc.. Arrived next day and i managed to fit it in a matter of minutes, really easy to fit and now we have a working tap again! It's pretty much drop it in the tap and replace the hex screw and your done. Brilliant product and it seems well made and will hopefully last a long time by the looks of it for a very decent price i think.
First one seems to have melted...
Bought one of these last June to fix a leaking tap and initially all was mostly well, although the new unit seemed quite noisy compared to the old and at first it leaked slightly, which seemed to stop after a couple of days (I now think this is because the rubber seals melted slightly). Then last week the tap became difficult to turn off if the hot had been running for a while and would run a little, despite being off. Once cooled down, all was well. This Saturday the lever at the top snapped when my partner was turning the tap off, leaving us unable to turn the tap off at all (as the numpty who fitted the kitchen put no isolators on the main taps... brilliant). Bought a replacement unit, exactly the same as the first, and fitted it on Sunday (thanks Amazon Prime!) and this unit is immediately much better than the first: quieter, smoother, no dripping... I've turned the temperature of our hot water down a bit, but my suspicion is that the first unit was maybe a bit faulty. So... assuming the unit isn't faulty, this works perfectly, and for £10 versus the cost of a new tap, I'm not going to complain too much about the first unit either.
Chinese manufactured - but good quality and... so far, so good!
I needed a replacement cartridge for my master bathroom bath tap in a hurry. The old one was dripping badly, and upon careful removal it basically disintegrated. Since the hot and cold water feeds to the tap have no isolation valves fitted (why do bathroom installers leave these out?!), I'd had to turn off the supply to the whole house, including the boiler... meaning that, with no cartridge in the tap, I was left without water and heating. No local DIY suppliers, large or family run, stock these things, nor any local or regional plumbers. As a result, I had to order through Amazon with Prime delivery estimated at two days. Well, less than 24 hours later, it arrived (big thumbs up to Amazon, here). The first thing I noticed is that it's a Chinese-made product, and I've had bad experiences with Chinese ceramic cartridges in the past... but this one is very good quality - solidly built, smooth and firm in operation. Fitting was trouble-free as the measurements are precisely as given, and it works perfectly with no drips. It's only had a week of use so far, but with three adults in my household, it's used at least twice a day. So far, so good... and Amazon really pulled through for me with earlier-than-expected delivery!

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Replacement Brass Pair Ceramic Stem Disc Cartridge...

Bestseller No. 3
Replacement Brass Pair Ceramic Stem Disc Cartridge Mixer Hot and Cold Tap Inner Faucet Bathroom Basin Valve Quarter Turn G1/2' for Bathroom Kitchen Tap(1 Pair Hot & Cold)
408 Reviews
Replacement Brass Pair Ceramic Stem Disc Cartridge Mixer Hot and Cold Tap Inner Faucet Bathroom Basin Valve Quarter Turn G1/2" for Bathroom Kitchen Tap(1 Pair Hot & Cold)
  • 🧡 Solid brass body and stem. Thread size G 1/2" BSP.
  • 🧡 Rubber O ring at the bottom, with threaded collar.
  • 🧡 Clockwise (Blue) and Anti-clockwise (Red) to turn the tap on.
  • 🧡 20 teeth on spline (top of stem) for handle, stem drilled with M4 threaded hole.
  • 🧡 Fit for taps of basin in bathroom, kitchen, etc. Suitable for both cold water and hot water. Solid brass body and stem.

Reviews

Reasonable purchase
Easy to install , they are manufactured to a reasonable standard my only gripe is the inserts parts were wrong, the red coloured insert(hot) was actually the cold so had to reassemble the components.
Good value for money
Excellent value for money. Only need to replace one insert. The only criticism I have is the inserts come with red and blue O rings to identify hot and cold, but these were the wrong way round. Unfortunately I didn't check this before fitting, which meant the was on in the off position. But this was easily rectified.
OK initial quality but no idea of durability.
Valves were easy to fit and worked straight out the box. They are Chinese and I can therefore reasonably assume that they won't have the same 10-year life as the original UK valves. But that was my choice.

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