I have a new Breville AGAIN!
So I cleaned my Breville – let me tell you in the short time I have had it it was REALLY stained! Even with rinsing and light cleaning between uses.
Garret at Mandala Tea told me to get this cleaner with my Zojirushi and I did but he also told me I could use it on my Breville – and I did!
OMG my Breville is like BRAND NEW!
Here is the product and next time I will do before and after photos so you can see the difference!
THANK YOU for this! Mine is getting pretty nasty and stained because the majority of my teas are black!
P.s super jealous you have a Breville! I have the cheap cuisinart version, haha. Is there a timer on the Breville? Like I can say, make my tea ready to go at 4:30am every day? Like a coffee machine?
Yes there is a timer – so you can wake up to your tea.
This stuff works REALLY well and a sample package will last SEVERAL cleanings!
Oh nooo that’s dangerous. I want a timed one because I’m going to have to start catching the train at 4:39 every day and I don’t want to have to deal with making tea that early. Hmmm I might have to take my cheap one to school and ask for a Breville for my anniversary or Christmas……….
I am worried if I use the timer, though, the tea I picked out the night before won’t be what I am in the mood for the next morning. “Oh…. Earl Gray…? What was I thinking… I’m definitely in a mate mood…” #TeaAddictProblems
Yeah I have had that happen a couple of times BUT tea your not so in the mood for is far better than NO tea because your head was not clear or you had no time! :)
VERY true! I’ve debated just buying an espresso maker to wake me up faster then switching to tea when I get to school… :-/
I have not had one of those in over a decade but the ones back then were too difficult to use in the mornings – or anytime. I am sure they are far better now.
The Zojirushi tea boilers have timers-6, 8, and 10 hours. Sadly, they are not programmable (unless they’ve come out with a new one that I am not aware of).
The nice advantage of the Zoji is that it’s just plain water in the boiler-you can decide at 4:30 what tea you want to drink.
Right the Zojirushi has no preset timer.
Good point Scott maybe this is the way for her to go over the Breville!
What I love about the Breville, though, is that it does it all for you. The Zojirushi is a glorified tea kettle, really. A nice one, sure, but, it’s still a tea kettle. The Breville does all the work for you: I just need to add water and tea, push a button or two, and in a few minutes I have tea. Not just hot water, but tea. :)
What exactly is all this work I do with my Zoji? I don’t find it particularly taxing to scoop some tea leaves in an infuser basket, put the basket in my cup, press dispense, and set a timer for 3 minutes. Does the Breville take the tea from the tin and load itself up? I also don’t have to refill it every time I want tea. I rarely have to use those citric acid packs and I never have to scrub. It works great on the rare occasions I use a tea bag. And in a pinch, the 208 water is good to make oatmeal or instant soup.
Zo’s Rock! Besides, I would much rather have “hands-on” control of my tea than have some machine make it for me. I agree with Scott. I guess being a gongfu type of guy, myself, this makes sense.
Really, for me, as I own both, they are two different animals for two different purposes. They are bot EXCELLENT machines and I am glad to have both. You really can’t compare them, well you can, but both are “defendable” and lovable :)
It’s funny, I was just thinking how new my breville looks because I did a good, thorough scrubbing on it this past weekend. I clean it weekly with lemon or vinegar, but, this weekend, I got out a scrubber sponge and went to work… and it looks brand new. I might just have to try this new stuff though, because, I’d rather not do the scrubbing if I can keep from it.
I only had to LIGHTLY “scrub” but used a soft washcloth and used no pressure.
However isn’t it fun to see your Breville all shiny again! :)
YES! For the last couple of brew times, I’ve been all giddy, like when I first received it. LOL! I’ve had this thing for over a year now, and I’m still so in love with it. Best appliance purchase I’ve made. (Except for our fridge, I guess)
Hi! I need to add a note here about using vinegar on metal to get hard water buildup out. Vinegar is super hard on metals and literally attacks it harshly. I found out about this because the product that Azzrian recommended was created by one of our tea customers. He is in the wine and brewing cleaning product biz and designs cleaners for those industries. He definitely advises against using vinegar and gave me all the science behind why. But alas, I am a tea importer and massage therapist and it was in one ear and out the other :)
As far as tea staining on your gaiwans, glass pots, ceramic and porcelain items (not yixing, please) you will want to use this:
The above was also brought to us by that tea customer I talked about above. It is amazing!! We use it all the time at the tea shop and at home.
I hope everyone is having a splendid evening!!!!
I know this thread was about the cleaner, but every time i see things like this i’m more and more tempted to get the breville tea maker with all the positive feedback I’ve been hearing from folks.
Thanks Azzrian – i’m sure my other half will be just “thrilled” when i come home with another appliance but i figure my excuse can be that he got the breville grill :)