Water Temperature - Zojirushi (CD-LCC30 Micom 3.0-Liter) Hot Water Pot
I just purchased a Zojirushi (CD-LCC30 Micom 3.0-Liter) Hot Water Pot, and I’ve been using it for a week. SUPPOSEDLY it has some spiffy electronic temperature control mechanism for it’s “keep warm” temperatures of 208F, 195F, and 175F. HOWEVER – whenever I actually dispense the water from any of these settings and measure the temperature (using a cheap “TruTemp” thermometer), it’s consistently 20 degrees colder than the temperature the water is being “kept warm” at. Does anyone else have this problem?
No other Zoji users to offer advice? =(
This is my last bump. I promise I’ll let it die after this, if no one replies.
Could it possibly be your thermometer? Sometimes the thermometers are way off. Also, what are you dispensing into? If it is a cool vessel itself, it will affect the temp a little, too. I wish I had insight other than that.
Yea I just have a cheap kitchen thermometer. I need to buy another one (maybe a nice digital one) to test it.
I think simplyJen has got it, 20 degrees sounds about right for transferring between vessels, based on this information from the Den’s Tea website:
Scroll down to the section on adjusting water temperature without a thermometer
Shoot – that’s a very thorough guide! I can’t wait to read it when I get home from work! Thanks for the help =)
I’ve recently purchased a similar (perhaps the same) Zojirushi dispenser. It never dispenses water hot enough to properly brew my black teas.
I’ve not measured the temperature, but the teas never steep properly, and I drink enough tea to know when the water isn’t warm enough to do the job. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to return it—-perhaps the unit I received was defective, but it does not work at all for my purposes.
(I really wanted to love it!)
I own one too and I love it! But I use it mostly for green teas, so I don’t need water that’s too hot.
I just purchased a Brand new Zojirushi CD-WBC30 3-Liter Water boiler and I have the same issue as mentioned above? I measured the water coming out of the dispenser first with a meat thermometer (then I realized they are not that accurate) and then with a “Infared Thermometer” http://www.amazon.com/Raytek-MT6-Non-contact-MiniTemp-Thermometer/dp/B000O80B5M/ref=pd_cp_hi_0 !! I took reading from the dispenser from a cup and then opened the top of the Zojirushi and took a reading as well. The inside/opened top reading was 180 F (degrees) and the dispenser reading was 170 F!! Has anyone else experienced this problem?? I spoke to a customer service rep that said they would inspect and repair the unit free of charge!! I am a little annoyed that I will be inconvenienced without the use of this appliance for my daily tea sessions ;(
SimplyJen has it right-water temp drops when dispensed into a cool vessel.
Before sending your machine back, try preheating your cup first. Dispense some hot water into your cup, swirl it around for a few seconds, throw it out, then dispense your water into the cup to make tea and test the temp. If you don’t want to use the Zoji water to heat your cup, you could put tap water in your cup and heat it in the microwave, throw it out, then dispense and test temp.
Not sure about your machine, but my machine displays temps in 5 degree increments. So,in theory, your machine’s display could read 170 but it could really be as low as 166. I haven’t found a tea that is so sensitive that being off by up to 4 degrees made a difference.
I’ve had a Zoji for 3 years and I’ve never had a problem with the temps.
Right. It does cool down when putting it a container. Scott is right. Just use a amall amount of the hot water. Swirl and dump. :0)
I already requested a return back from Amazon.com and bought the Cuisinart® PerfecTemp™ Cordless Electric Kettle instead!! http://www.cuisinart.com/products/tea_kettles/cpk-17.html I don’t necessarily need to keep water in a vessel hot at all times. I mostly needed it for micro-infusions for long tea sessions! Since the Cuisinart will keep water hot at a chosen temperature for at least 30 minutes, that is probably all I need for right now!! This was a nifty review I read on “electric kettles” by the way http://www.wired.com/reviews/2010/08/pr_speedkettles/
You’ll still need to pre-warm your cup or you’ll also be sending your Cuisinart back for not keeping an accurate temperature.