The only review says one must press the "lock" button before pressing the dispense button. Is this true, and if so, why? Is it some sort of safety feature? Is the lock button difficult to push?
My elderly parents older hot water dispenser quit working, so I got online to find the best for the money, without sacrificing quality. They didn't need anything fancy, just hot water. Since my dad drinks a lot of tea, I wanted a large capacity. This unit works great for them. The only drawback I find (hence, the 4 stars) is that you have to press the "lock" button before pressing the dispense button. By the time I got to their home the directions were not there, so maybe we aren't doing something correctly. All in all, this is a fine unit, with a nice push button feature of dispensing. This is especially helpful for elderly folks that lack dexterity....
Sunpentown SP-3201 White/ Floral Hot Water Dispenser
This Sunpentown white hot water dispenser is always ready when you need a hot beverage. It is great for tea, hot chocolate, instant coffee, and even instant soups and noodles. This dispenser has a 3.2-liter capacity and a convenient manual pump.
ITEM#: 13431585Always have hot water ready at your fingertips with this dual-pump hot water dispenser from Sunpentown. This dispenser features one-touch auto dispense and manual air pump that allows water to be dispensed even when power is cut off.
- Hot water dispenser
- Color: White/floral
- Capacity: 3.2 liters
- Power consumption: 700 W
- Input voltage: 120V/60Hz
- One setting
- Manual air pump and one-touch auto dispense
- Stainless steel inner pot
- Auto re-boil and manual re-boil button
- 360-degree spinnable bottom
- Removable top lid for easy cleaning
- Micro-computerized dry-boil function
- Safety lock for manual pump
- Water volume indicator
- Weight: 6 pounds
- Dimension: 13.39 inches high x 10.24 inches wide x 10.24 inches deep
- Model: SP-3201
Note: Not suggested for use in regions where sea level is above 1000 feet. Pot may stay in Boil status and not switch to keep warm.
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My elderly parents older hot water dispenser quit working, so I got online to find the best for the money, without sacrificing quality. They didn't need anything fancy, just hot water. Since my dad drinks a lot of tea, I wanted a large capacity. This unit works great for them. The only drawback I find (hence, the 4 stars) is that you have to press the "lock" button before pressing the dispense button. By the time I got to their home the directions were not there, so maybe we aren't doing something correctly. All in all, this is a fine unit, with a nice push button feature of dispensing. This is especially helpful for elderly folks that lack dexterity.Read More
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Thank you for shopping with us shopwisemom. The lock is to avoid dispensing boiling water by accident. You will not have a difficult time pressing the button. Have a great time.
How long does it take for 2 cups of water to get hot?
Thank you for contacting us home1814. This unit is designed to have a full pot of water brought to boil and the unit will keep the water at about 200 degrees Fahrenheit so hot water is always readily available. To boil a full pot of water (3 literes) takes about 10 minutes. Of course you can do only 2 cups (we estimate about 3 minutes), but if you are looking for something to boil small amounts water every now and then, a kettle would be more suitable. Such as item sku 12704237 - 2 cups with this unit is about a minute. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
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