Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 2:00pm Subject: Re: looking for suggestins on a hot water dispenser
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 Subject: Re: looking for suggestins on a hot water dispenser
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.
Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 4:19pm Subject: Re: looking for suggestins on a hot water dispenser
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 Subject: Re: looking for suggestins on a hot water dispenser
I've heard the Zojirushi hot water dispensers are really nice, but they only provide certain fixed temperatures: 140°F, 175°F, 195°F and 208°F. The Bonavita variable temperature kettle has 6 builtin presets - 140°F, 176°F, 185°F, 190°F, 205°F, and 208°F - but can be adjusted to any temperature from 140°F up.
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