I use an electric kettle to make tea, Aeropress-style coffee, and heat up our mugs and coffee airpot. One thing I learned early in my tea-making career was that it’s important to use different temperatures for different teas. Delicate white tea needs a lower temperature, while herbal and black tea can take near-boiling temperatures. I […]
At about $40, the high capacity T-Fal Vitesses is a strong performer. Out of the three variable temperature kettles I’ve tested, it was the fastest to heat 32 ounces to 200°F. Its poor control layout and wonky temperature range adjustment are major detractors. People who are aesthetically minded may dislike the styling and plastic construction to the point where they look elsewhere.
I was talking about the AeroPress coffee maker to one of my co-workers yesterday. He asked me how I got the water as close to 200° F without boiling the water. I told him about my Upton Tea variable temperature electric water kettle, and scurried off to send him a link. I was aghast to […]
I compare the variable heat setting electric tea kettles made by Adagio and Upton Tea Imports. The Adagio UtiliTEA has many design advantages over the Upton, but falls short in actual heating performance.