Forget everything else I have looked at.
This is what I want for Christmas :-)
“Forget everything else I have looked at. This is what I want for Christmas :-)” Read full review
“AMAZING. Virtually a glorified kettle, but I can’t imagine life without it. I live out in the country, and have to be up VERY early for work (with a long commute) and I set my Zojirushi before I...” Read full review
“I’ve had mine for a while (maybe not this exact model, but these kinds of Zojirushi Water Boiler and Warmers. It literally could not get better for the single tea drinker. You can make tea a cup at...” Read full review
“I have to have one at home and at any office I work. This is non-negotiable! _” Read full review
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AMAZING. Virtually a glorified kettle, but I can’t imagine life without it. I live out in the country, and have to be up VERY early for work (with a long commute) and I set my Zojirushi before I go to bed. I wake up to water that is already at the perfect temperature, steep my tea (or cook my hot oats) and head out the door.
It sings a little song to let you know the water has reached the correct temperature, which I find endearing.
I have also used it at parties so people could make hot chocolate on demand.
FYI: The sides are magnetic, so mine now has tea-themed magnets all over it!
I’ve had mine for a while (maybe not this exact model, but these kinds of Zojirushi Water Boiler and Warmers. It literally could not get better for the single tea drinker. You can make tea a cup at a time, pre-boil water and have it around until you need it, or make a pot in a few minutes. I can’t recommend it enough.
Best thing ever.
Basically, I drink so much tea that I kept breaking cheap (under $30) electric kettles every year/year and a half. After going through my third one (the base leaked water and it became an electric hazard), I figured I’d save up over the summer for one of these and wound up getting it a little before classes started, which was almost two weeks ago. I’ll try to remember to update this over time.
So far, no complaints. I picked this one (instead of the 3L Champagne Gold model) due to its larger capacity and vaccum-electric hybrid, which is supposed to help reduce electricity consumption (which would hopefully lead to a slightly lower electric bill than if I’d gotten the 3L model). The music notification irritated me, but pressing and holding the “Unlock” button for several seconds can set it to Beep or Silent mode, so I set it for the former.
There are three temperature settings (in F): 208, 195, 175, and a Vaccum Insulation-only mode.
The only two things I want to point out:
It always boils water first, then lets it cool to the temperature specified. This is probably the only big flaw I can see for tea drinkers who want to make the most out of their water by only letting it heat up to the temperature they want and not go over that.
For college/grad students (or people who do a lot of moving and live in small spaces like studio or efficiency apartments): This is kinda big. Not massive, but definitely a little bigger than I expected (it has a 4L capacity, after all). But it shouldn’t be too hard to find a box for it if you don’t have the original and need to move. And it’s not oddly shaped like a gooseneck kettle, which is a huge plus when it comes to packing.