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Presto 02704 Heat ‘n Steep Electric Tea Kettle Reviews

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Presto 02704 Heat ‘n Steep Electric Tea Kettle

Product Features

  • Heats water and steeps tea in the same pot
  • Stainless steel infuser for brewing both loose leaf and bag teas for a perfect pot of tea
  • Built-in-thermometer and timer help to ensure correct steeping temperature and time
  • Special thermostat automatically shuts kettle off if it boils dry

Product Description

Heat water and steep tea in this versatile five-cup electric tea kettle. The Heat ‘n Steep heats water to the desired temperature, then utilizes a stainless steel tea infuser to brew your favorite loose leaf or bag tea. The built-in timer and thermometer with color-coded temperature guide assure the correct steeping time and temperature. The temperature guide provides the recommended range of temperatures for brewing green, white, oolong, black and herbal teas. A no-drip spout and sure-grip handle ensure easy pouring. This electric tea kettle is also ideal for quickly heating water to make instant coffee, hot chocolate, gelatin desserts, hot cereals, and instant soups. A special thermostat automatically shuts the kettle off if it boils dry. 120 volts, 60 Hz only

List Price: $ 38.99

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Customer Reviews


80 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
An inexpensive improvement to my tea-time, December 24, 2010
This review is from: Presto 02704 Heat ‘n Steep Electric Tea Kettle (Kitchen)
The pros:

*I love the timer on top of the kettle- I timed how long it took the kettle to heat to each ideal brewing temperature, and now I can just set the timer and leave the room. So convenient!

*It’s attractive and goes well with the rest of my black appliances.

*The steeping basket is a good, fine mesh. Very little mess at the bottom with finer-cut leaf teas, and none at all with the larger leaf teas.

*Heats the water very quickly.

*The inside is stainless steel, so you don’t get that weird plasticky smell/taste in your tea.

*Keeping the kettle clean, I have not had difficulty with staining or scale build-up.

*Takes the guesswork out of green and white tea brewing.

The cons:

*While I understand the cord is short for safety reasons, I do wish it was a bit longer. I also wish it was retractable.

*No whistle. It isn’t really necessary with the timer, but somehow I’m just accustomed to my kettle whistling. Wouldn’t affect my decision to buy it in the future.

*The timer only measures in whole minutes, when sometimes half-minute increments would be nice.

*The kettle won’t maintain lower temperatures; you just have to unplug it when you get the temperature you want, and either steep a whole pot of the same kind of tea, or keep re-heating the water if you want to make different teas.

I’d been considering a few different, more expensive multi-temperature models of electric kettles/water dispensers, and I’m very glad I decided to go with this inexpensive (not cheap!) alternative.

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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good deal for the money, February 24, 2011
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This review is from: Presto 02704 Heat ‘n Steep Electric Tea Kettle (Kitchen)
A nice tea pot actually holds 40 oz, so you can’t really call it a little tea pot. It does what it says it does, you put water in the pot and watch the temperature and when it gets to the right one, you put the tea in the infuser and put it in the pot. It is all pretty straight forward and a pretty good deal for the money. So the complaints I have read, it beeps when it gets to the last minute, well my stove does that too, because it doesn’t time less than a minute, but will count down the last minute so you can stop it… important if you are brewing your tea for 2 and a half minute. The infuser is easy to put on. The thermometer is easy to read even with my bad eyes, same for the timer. So do I wish it had a longer cord, yes the cord on this is really short, do I wish it had an off button so when it got to the right temperature you can turn it off, yes, but I plugged into a surge protector and when it gets to the right temperature, I just flip the switch. Do I wish it was on a detachable base, you bet… but honestly for the price it does a great job and I am thinking of getting another, just so I have a back up. You want a system to brew tea and do everything for you well there is a 0 machine out there, for the rest of us, this works really well. And then we can spend money on the tea not the machine.

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60 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just AWESOME!, December 16, 2010
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I purchased this as a tea maker because the last one that I had finally died on me. It wasn’t nearly as great as this, with all these features, however it did the job. This however has made my tea taste even better. I hadn’t realized how much I was missing out on! LOL This is a great product and comes with options for oulong, herbal, and green tea’s. Awesome product! Definitely recommend this to anyone who loves tea!

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