I really like this electric tea kettle. It heats the water to boiling quickly and shuts itself off. Easy to use and the water taste as it should. It was the best one I could find, and the price is better than most.
I bought this kettle for college about 10 years ago. We just had rho their it out today as it is leaking over our counter. Never had a problem with this kettle up until this past week. Great buy, looking for same model here in Northern Alberta
After looking at several products on the market, I settled on this one as being the best compromise between features and price. I drink both black and green teas, so the adjustable temperature feature was a must. This kettle boils water by default (just press On/Off after filling the kettle). To set a temperature, press Prog after turning the kettle on, then set the temperature using the +/- keys on the base. Temperatures are set in increments of 10 degrees. Very easy to operate. Blue LEDs light up when the kettle is heating. After four weeks of daily use, so far so good. It heats water quickly and the adjustable temperatures seem to be accurate. The clear glass makes it very easy to see where the water level is so that you don't accidentally overfill. I haven't used the infuser (and don't intend to), but it's a nice feature and is easily removed if you don't want to use it. Unlike many other competing products at a similar price point, the infuser is made of metal, not plastic, though the metal is quite thin. If I had to nitpick, the only thing I found slightly annoying about this kettle is the beeping, and it's fairly loud. It beeps when you remove or set the kettle on the base. It beeps when you turn it on or off. It beeps when it's done heating and it beeps when it turns itself off. Not a big deal, but if you're the first one up in the morning and decide to fix yourself a cup of tea, it might be bothersome to your light-sleeping family members. The Chefman kettle is an excellent product at a great price and I would highly recommend it, especially if you're a green tea fan and need to brew at lower temperatures.
I've had this for about a month now, and use it multiple times a day. So far, everything's worked exactly as it ought. Heating time isn't exactly instant, but considering that a full pot on this model is 1.7L (a little under 2 quarts), I'm not quibbling on the handful of minutes it takes. And the adjustable temperature is a boon to tea drinkers! I've not had a bitter cup of darjeeling, since. As for other aspects, yes, the metal sides of the pot do get hot, but the handle does not. The buttons might take a little getting used to, if you're used to a plug-and-go kettle, but the temperature-setting buttons are straightforward, and helpfully suggest what kinds of tea or coffee they're best for, so you don't have to guess. The default setting is whatever you used last. One quirk: Be aware that the lid's "open" button, on the top of the handle, is a soft-release...that's to say, you press down on the button and the lid opens AS YOU LIFT YOUR FINGER, not when you press down. That's probably a safety feature, but it did confuse my housemate once or twice.
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