There are many reasons why one need to control the temperature boiling water, let’s go with one that is most relevant, tea. One of these glass electric kettles do just that.
For those who like their tea done properly, the right temperature is absolutely crucial to extract its flavour and aroma. It goes without saying that different types of tea require different temperature and steeping time to bring out that unique taste. To make sure that nothing gets in the way of your best cup of brew, use only glass kettle. Here is a guideline for the best brewing temperature for the different types of tea and coffee.
- green/white tea (175°F), 80°C
- instant coffee (185°F) 85°C
- oolong tea (195°F), 90°C
- French-press coffee (200°F) 93°C
- black/ herbal tea (205°F) 96°C
- boil/herbal/rooibos/mate blends (212°F) 100°C
Top 5 Best Glass Electric Kettles with Adjustable Multi-Temperature Settings
We take a look at five of the best glass electric kettle with variable temperature control to make your desired cup of coffee or tea.
- Breville BTM800XL One-Touch Tea Maker 1.2L
- OXO On Cordless Glass Adjustable Temperature Electric Kettle 1.75L
- Breville BKE830XL The IQ Kettle Pure 1.7L
- KitchenAid KEK1322SS Electric Glass Tea Kettle 1.5L
- Chefman Electric Glass Digital Tea Kettle with Tea Infuser 1.7L
Let’s take a look at each of these Glass
Everyone who has the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker has only good things to say about the automatic tea maker. Simply load up the basket, set type of tea and desired strength and away it goes. The preset options are green, black, white, herbal, oolong or custom. Steeping time or brew time varies depending on the strength you wish for your tea. Choose from strong, medium, mild or custom for the desired brew time. There is also an overwrite button if you simply want hot water. Other clever features include auto-start at a preset time great if you wish to wake up to a nicely brewed and steeped cup of tea just the way you like. The keep warm if you wish to take your tea later (for up to 60 minutes) and tea basket lowering or raising control. It’s amazing to watch seeing how the kettle boil the water to the desired temperature, lowers the tea basket into the water, and depending on the desired strength setting, life this at the end of the brewing time to prevent oversteeping. The kettle is an absolute essential for tea enthusiasts.
With the OXO On Cordless Glass Electric Kettle, you can use the simple and easy to set dial and backlit digital display to set your desired temperature. This can be in Fahrenheit or Celcius. It can boil up to 1.75 litres of water, the biggest capacity of all the kettles in our list. Once the desired temperature is reached, it can keep it at that temperature for up to 20 minutes. Use of temperature guide above to set the right temperature for the type of tea or beverage and you are set. It uses borosilicate glass that can withstand thermal shock and shows the exact volume of water with ounce and mililitre markings. The handle is non-slip and stays cool to touch. The cordless kettle can be placed at any direction on the 360 degree swivel base. Other nice touches include the soft open lid to let out steam and stop hot water from splattering and reusable, perforated stainless steel filter near the spout to help filters water.
The IQ Kettle Pure is another kettle in our line-up that helps take the guesswork out of making your favourite cup of beverage at the optimum temperature. It has five programmable settings for black or herbal tea, green/white tea, Oolong, French press, cocoa and boil. Made from German Schott glass for thermal shock resistance, the jug has a capacity for up to 7 cups of water. For safety it comes with a slow open lid that releases the steam and prevents splashing. As with all cordless kettles here, it sits on a 360 degree multi directional base with cord storage. There is a hold temperature feature to keep the kettle at your desired temperature to make sure that its always ready when you are. Safety features include Auto Shut-Off and Boil Dry Protection.
It may not have all the fancy pre-programmed temperature settings or buttons but it does come with an easy to use slider and on/off button. The carafe looks like your typical glass coffee or tea jug with clearly marked cup levels so you decide the amount of water you need. It serves up to 6 cups by the way and you can set the temperature for your beverage easily as the type of tea is also printed on the slider controls next to the temperature both in Fahrenheit and Celsius. Make Green, White, Oolong, Black or Herbal tea or simply to keep the water warm for up to 30 minutes. The body of the jug is made from premium Schott DURAN glass and it comes with a stainless steel tea steeper for brewing tea directly in the kettle, if you prefer. You can remove it to just boil water instead. Built for speed, it will quietly get the water to the right temperature in minutes. A steeper holder is also included so you can time and remove the tea steeper while keeping the counter or table clean from water and drips.
From Chefman, here is another glass tea kettle with precision temperature control. Like the KitchenAid it has a manual tea infuser that you can remove if you simply want boiling water. You can use the temperature and digital display to set the right temperature manually. There are no pre-set programs unfortunately. Simply follow the temperature guide above. The temperature is set at increments of 5 degrees. The kettle lets you boil and hold the desired temperature for up to an hour. When in use the blue LED lights up offering a nice glow in the water effect.
Available in three different colours; black, stainless steel or white with the glass jug made from premium quality German Schott Duran glass, the Mr. Coffee Hot Tea Maker offers precision steeping with easy to set audible ready signal to avoid oversteeping. It also has the straight boil for those who just wants boiling water and keep warm functions. Quick set buttons are available for Black/Herbal, Oolong, White and Green. The kettle comes with a removable stainless steel infuser that lets you steep loose leaves or tea bag to your preferred duration. Safety features include auto shut off and boil dry protection that cuts the power off when boiling is complete or water level is low.
Elsewhere you may get the same smart tea pot wth a different name. We found a perfect example from Sage. The smart tea pot has the same basket for loose leaves. Choose the temperature to make sure you get your perfect cup of tea. Drop your loose tea or ingredients into the removable stainless steel filter basket and dip this into the hot water once it reaches that temperature. Do not attempt to boil your leaves in the water. Steep this to your chosen strength. Again, the temperature and strength settings are also marked for green, white, oolong and black tea to make it easier to get the right taste from the different types of tea.