I call this the teapot on steroids. It is absolutely amazing. I didn’t even realize that a teapot like this existed. Tea is big in our daily lives. I try and drink organic tea daily. I suffer from frequent anaphylactic reactions, and quality tea is so healthy and healing for me. Needless to say, I was quite thrilled to be afforded the opportunity to review E2E’s SMAL WK-0816 Temp Programmable Combined Tea Maker and Electric Kettle with Tea Filter Lid, 1.7-Liter, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This product arrives as shown. In your package you will receive 1 teapot, 1 electronic teapot base with attached power cord, 1 loose leaf tea infuser with built in tea pot lid, 1 teapot lid, and 1 book of instructions. This teapot is user friendly, and I was able to make tea without reading the instructions first.
A few rules are stated in the book. The first rule was that this teapot was intended to only heat up water. The second rule, was to only put cold water into the kettle, and the third rule was to not open the lid while your water or tea is boiling. They also state to boil straight water three times in this teapot before using. Not sure why, lol, but they state it in the instruction manual.
This teapot comes on in the highest setting. It has 4 different settings you can choose from though. You can choose to heat up your water to : 70, 80, 90 or 100 degrees Celsius. After choosing your temperature setting, you can press the button with the wavy symbol on it. This button will ensure that your water/tea stays heated at your desired temperature for an additional 30 minutes. I like to use 100 degrees Celsius, so my tea can steep and stay hot longer. After it steeps I pour my organic tea into a cup and put raw honey into it. You need your water hot to fully disperse the honey throughout your tea. So, in other words, the hottest setting is absolutely perfect for this. I love, love, love being able to heat up the water within a couple minutes and have my tea steeping. I also love being able to use the large tea infuser in this pot. I can make a larger amount of tea all at once This is great for families and if you are having company over. This is also great if you need to make a larger amount of organic tea to make iced tea.
This unit utilizes a Brix thermostat. It is said to last approx. 3 times longer than the traditional thermostat. That actually blows my mind. I never would have even thought about that. It is said to be able to heat up our water within 0.01 degree Celsius accuracy for about 12000 times. That is a long lifespan. It runs very quietly too. I put everything on, set it on 100 degrees Celsius, with the prolonged heating time, and went to get something out of my bedroom. I was back into the kitchen within a minute, and my water was already boiling and my tea was steeping. I still can’t get over how easy and efficient this pot is. The tea infuser is made out of stainless steel. It is so easy to fill and empty. It’s a dream for any loose leaf tea user. The glass used to make this pot is really durable. I even use straws made out of it. It is borosilicate glass. It has great temperature tolerance. Not to mention the really cool blue LED lighting that illuminates around the buttons. That is very eye catching, and a lot of fun. But then, I am an LED nut, lol. I could go on and on about this teapot/kettle. It is simple and highly efficient to use.
I don’t mind everyone wanting a cup of tea now. I used to cringe at the thought of steeping numerous amounts of tea. It took a long time. Now, it takes no time at all, and it’s fun to do. If you are a big tea drinker, this is a wise investment.
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