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I received this kettle as an anniversary gift from my boyfriend about a year ago. I probably use it 1-2 times a day and have been doing so for about a year now. I personally love it. It has multiple temperatures it can heat at for different teas, and heats very fast. The only beef I have with it is that it goes from 190 degrees to 200, and I have some teas that require 195 degrees, but no biggie. I would definitely recommend this kettle if anyone is looking for one.
I love this kettle, though it is my first one. Before this I was using the stove or hot water from my Keurig for tea. Once I realized how much better certain teas were with more precise water temps, and that I was breaking my Keurig with 5-8x daily use, I found this. Got it 20% off at Bed Bath and Beyond with one of those coupons, and it is my most used and loved appliance. I have had it 8-9 months and it is still going strong. Should it pass for some reason, I will absolutely be repurchasing.
I love this thing!
I’ve owned this kettle for 4 months now (since Aug 2013) and use it every day throughout the day. When using a baking thermometer, the temperature comes is about +/- 1 or 2 degrees within the desired temperature which is pretty accurate to me. I couldn’t be happier.
If you held a gun to my head and asked me to tell you something negative about this kettle, the only thing I’d come up with is that the ink on the Green Tea button (175 deg) has worn off from constant use.
This is a handy kettle that is very consistent. This is my first kettle to have multiple preset temperatures and I find them to be very accurate. This makes for a perfect gift for a beginning tea drinker because it allows you to define temperature control without being overly complicated. Its very sturdy and I have no problems heating water and taking the pitcher away, its stays hot for quite a while.
I’ve been using this for about 8 months now and I do love it. I’ve tested the water temperature for the buttons and I find that they are not 100% accurate, and they are certainly not accurate for the type of tea the buttons specify but I always boil water anyway and then cool it manually. It can be a bit loud, but I just turn the music up. Basically it does it’s job nicely and the preset buttons can be useful if you are aware of the exact temperature they reach.
I love, love, love this kettle! I held out for the longest time, thinking my newfound love of tea was just a fad… but it wasn’t and I finally bit the bullet. It is especially nice if you sip white or green teas as you select the desired temperature. I have nothing bad to say about it.
As for cleaning it, try this tip: Put a tiny bit of liquid dishwasher detergent in the bottom, add a tiny bit of very hot water (1/2 cut) and use a bottle brush to scrub the instead. I also use this method on my metal thermoses and glass teapots. It removes all the tea stains every time (now if only I could use it on my teeth!).
This product has greatly improved my tea tasting experience. It allows you to easily heat water to a specific tiemperature in half the time it takes to heat up a kettle on my stovetop. At about $90 it struck me as a bit pricey. I don’t regret spending the money. I also think it will last a long time. My friend has one he has had for years.
I love this Kettle.
Though, I do admit it is my first electric kettle, before it I was heating water and taking its temp on a stove top.
I find this kettle very user friendly and so far temps are accurate.
I use it roughly 3-6 times daily and have had for about 4 months now.
The only con I have found is the actually cleaning of the kettle.
It can not be immersed,so weekly I boil water with white vinegar in it to remove the water deposit that gathers in there (I have harder water) then boil plain water again and dump it before making my tea.
Clean the outside with a damp cloth.
But, I do not think that really puts a damper on how wonderful this kettle is!
I bought these because they were inexpensive and I knew that Sam’s would take them back if we were not happy with them. I am keeping them because they are inexpensive, but I will say up front that these don’t touch the JoeMo!
I made tea Sunday morning and put my tea in my JoeMo and my daughter’s tea in the Cuisinart. The first sign that these were not as high quality as the JoeMo was immediate. When I picked them up to carry them out to the car my JoeMo was cool to the touch and the Cuisinart was warm, so even though it boasts double wall steel construction it was losing more heat through radiant heat loss. When I first put the lid on, some water ran out from somewhere, but it wasn’t tea so I think it was trapped in some part of the lid from where I had rinsed it.
These will be used to hold hot chocolate when we are going to drink it rather soon, but I wouldn’t trust them to keep tea hot for hours and hours like the JoeMo. One good suggestion in the instructions – have the drinking button open when you put the lid on so the pressure will be balanced. I have to do that with the JoeMo, too, but I don’t remember seeing it in their instructions.