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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 10:49am
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I'm looking for a hot water dispenser, something where the tank isn't plastic and leeches chemicals, poisons or other toxins.

I will admit, it's more for tea than coffee, but being the temperatures used for either are approximately the same, I thought I'd ask and see what others have seen, found or experienced.

thank you!
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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 11:07am
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I have had my eyes on this for some time now. I just haven't pulled the trigger yet.  

Zojirushi CD-WBC40  Has all the bells and whistles.  Specifically geared toward coffee and tea and made by a great name brand.  Not bad for the price.
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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 11:16am
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Just found this for $100. Bonavita Variable Heat Gooseneck Kettle Got great reviews.  If your worried about plastics and such this might work for you.
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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 11:43am
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Burner0000 Said:

I have had my eyes on this for some time now. I just haven't pulled the trigger yet.  

Zojirushi CD-WBC40  Has all the bells and whistles.  Specifically geared toward coffee and tea and made by a great name brand.  Not bad for the price.

Posted January 8, 2014 link

thanks. is there something a bit smaller? I don't quite need to have a gallon ready. ;)
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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 12:12pm
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ahhh...I see they make a 3L version as well, the CD-WBC40:
http://www.zojirushi.com/products/cdwbc
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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 2:00pm
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Reading through your requirements, why not consider the Sunbeam Hot Shot? No plastics come in contact with the water, it's fast, heats one cup at a time, it's portable, lasts forever (I still use one daily that I bought almost 10 years ago), actually boils the water, can be modified with a thermometer to be able to dispense water at an exact temperature, and costs about $20.

While I primarily use it for tea, I can also use it with my Tiamo 600mL kettle for single-cup pourover coffee. Works fantastic.

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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 2:18pm
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When you say dispenser, are you including built in under counter units? That is what I think of with dispenser, if you mean a kettle or an electric kettle, there are lots of options and just because it has or is plastic, does not mandate that chemicals will leach.

There is nothing wrong with preferring an all metal unit, they are quality for sure but for example, my electric kettle ( A Russell Hobbs ) is all plastic, and is cordless when removed from the base with a built in thermometer and I bought it for about $60 if I remember correctly.

You might be interested in the Good Houskeeping article on them.
Click Here (www.goodhousekeeping.com)

There were a few adds that popped up for me, they may or may not be there for you, just click past them.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 4:19pm
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The Zoj is the one for teas. That's what the Asians have on their counter, I've had mine for years. Before that we had a Tatung hot water pot that laster forever. Same story on rice cookers, Zoj #1 after that I like Tatung for a price brand.
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Posted Thu Jan 9, 2014, 7:50pm
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I've heard the Zojirushi hot water dispensers are really nice, but they only provide certain fixed temperatures: 140F, 175F, 195F and 208F.
The Bonavita variable temperature kettle has 6 builtin presets - 140F, 176F, 185F, 190F, 205F, and 208F - but can be adjusted to any temperature from 140F up.
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