Best Combination Water Boilers and Warmers: Thermo pot for instant hot water

Growing up in Asia, it is quite common to see a combination water boiler and warmer in kitchen. These are considered one of the essential appliances for the kitchen replacing the vacuum flask and kettle. Here are some of the best combination water boilers and warmers in the market.

Living with a Thermo Pot or Combination Water Boilers and Warmers

In the past, combination water boilers and warmers are just that, a kettle with hot water dispenser in one with keep warm function. The unit has a mechanical water pump. You press a great big button on the lid repeatedly to dispense the amount of hot water you need. The unit would boil the water when switched on and then keep it warm for the rest of the day.

Fancy a cup of hot cocoa, tea, drip brew coffee or any hot beverages for that matter, use a thermo pot water boiler and warmer to serve up your fresh cup of hot drink, any time of the day.

Modern Combination Water Boilers and Warmers

Today, these combination water boilers and warmers are more advanced, come with bigger water storage capacity (up to 5 litres or more) and have a motorised water pump for the dispenser. They are also controlled by a microcomputer that lets you set different keep warm temperatures, initiate reboiling and timer function.

Features to want

Some models come with energy saving timer. Set the time for next reboil instead of keeping the water at a desired keep warm temperature. This can be anything from 6 to 10 hours. When the time is up, come back for boiled water.

Beyond that, there are also the conveniences of a LCD control panel, water level indicator window on the body of the container and safety features like auto locking function to stop accidental dispensing of hot water.

More durable materials are also used in the construct and design of the boiler. The water tank is usually made from stainless steel with nonstick interior. This helps reduce scale build-up. The big lid and wide mouth makes manual cleaning easy too. Alternatively, use the one touch cleaning cycle. Finally, the inner stainless steel container is wrapped in cold to touch plastic body with a convenient carry handle and swivel base.

Who is it for

Ultimately, a combination water boilers and warmers offer the convenience of having hot or warm water for your brew and beverage at any time of the day without needing to wait for the kettle to boil. This is perfect for a family that enjoys warm drinks throughout the day and for the little one, to heat up or prepare baby food. If you are like me, it is also perfect for snacks like instant cuppa soup, cup noodles, instant oatmeal or cereal and warming up canned food in a warm water bath.


A combination water boiler and warmer is also ideal for instant soup, noodles, cereal, porridge and baby food if you are feeling peckish and looking for a quick snack during the day.

Top 8 Best Combination Water Boilers and Warmers

Here is a run down on 8 of the best thermo pots or combination water boilers and warmers.

  1. Zojirushi CV-DCC40/50XT Hybrid Water Boiler and Warmer
  2. Zojirushi CD-LFC30/40/50 Water Boiler and Warmer
  3. Zojirushi CD-WCC40 Micom Water Boiler & Warmer
  4. Tiger PDU-A40U-K Electric Water Boiler and Warmer
  5. Panasonic NC-EH40PC Water Boiler
  6. Panasonic RA41660 Electric Thermo Pot Water Boiler Dispenser
  7. Costway Instant Electric Hot Water Boiler and Warmer
  8. Zojirushi CD-LTC50-BA Water Boiler

Let’s have a look at each of these in turn.

1. Zojirushi CV-DCC40/50XT Hybrid Water Boiler and Warmer

  • Capacity: 4.0 or 5.0 litre
  • Temperature: 4 keep warm temperature: 160 Degree F, 175 Degree F, 195 Degree F, 208 Degree F with vacuum or reboil
  • Timer: 6-10 hours to start boiling again to save energy
  • quick temperature mode heats the water directly to keep warm temperature without reaching a boil, detachable lid, swivel base, automatic safety shut off function when water is low or lid left open, steam reducing feature
  • Notable Features: LCD digital display, removable magnetic power cord, vacuum insulated non-electric keep warm, interchangeable melody or beep signal
Zojirushi CV-DCC50XT

2. Zojirushi CD-LFC30/40/50 Water Boiler and Warmer

  • Capacity: 3.0 or 4.0 or 5.0 litre
  • Temperature: 4 keep warm temperature: 160 Degree F, 175 Degree F, 195 Degree F, 208 Degree F with vacuum or reboil
  • Timer: 6-10 hours to start boiling again to save energy
  • quick temperature mode heats the water directly to keep warm temperature without reaching a boil, water level gauge, cafe drip dispensing mode for slower dispensing, easy to clean interior, automatic dispense lock for safety.
  • Notable Features: LCD digital display, removable magnetic power cord, spill protection when tilted or tipped over, interchangeable melody, beep signal or silent
Zojirushi CD-LFC50

3. Zojirushi CD-WCC40 Micom Water Boiler & Warmer

  • Capacity: 3.0 or 4.0 litre
  • Temperature: 4 keep warm temperature: 160 Degree F, 175 Degree F, 195 Degree F, 208 Degree F with vacuum or reboil
  • Timer: 6-10 hours to start boiling again to save energy
  • quick temperature mode heats the water directly to keep warm temperature without reaching a boil, water level gauge, cafe drip dispensing mode for slower dispensing, easy to clean interior, automatic dispense lock for safety, swivel base
  • Notable Features: LCD digital display, removable magnetic power cord, spill protection when tilted or tipped over, interchangeable melody, beep signal or silent when boiling is complete, safety auto shut off.
Zojirushi CD-WCC40 Micom Water Boiler & Warmer

4. Tiger PDU-A40U-K Electric Water Boiler and Warmer

  • Capacity: 3.0 or 4.0 or 5.0 litre
  • Temperature: 4 keep warm temperature: 158 Degree F, 176 Degree F, 194 Degree F, 208 Degree F with reboil function
  • Timer: 2 sleep timer setting 6 hours or 9 hours (note that this is different to the reboil timer)
  • Safety auto shut off, removable upper lid for easy cleaning, dechlorinate mode, easy to clean non-stick interior, clean cycle, spill proof and leak proof feature.
  • Notable Features: LCD digital display to display current temperature, soft touch lever to dispense with automatic safety lock, press unlock button before dispensing.
Tiger PDU-A40U-K Electric Water Boiler and Warmer

5. Panasonic NC-EH40PC Water Boiler

  • Capacity: 2.2 litre or 4.0 litre
  • Temperature: 4 keep warm temperature: 140, 180, 190, 208 with reboil function
  • Timer: 6 hour to start boiling again to save energy
  • Safety lock, water level indicator, low water level warning, de-chlorination mode, steam vent
  • Notable Features: Quick disconnect magnetic power cord. 360 degree rotating base, cool touch body, removable lid
Panasonic NC-EH40PC Water Boiler

6. Panasonic RA41660 NC-EG3000 Electric Thermo Pot Water Boiler Dispenser

  • Capacity: 3.0 litre
  • Temperature: 4 keep warm temperature: 160, 180, 190, 208 with reboil function
  • Timer: 6 hour to start boiling again to save energy
  • Safety lock, slow drip dispensing mode for drip-brewed coffee, water level indicator, low water level warning, de-chlorination mode, steam vent
  • Notable Features: Quick disconnect power cord. 360 degree rotating base, cool touch body
Panasonic RA41660 Electric Thermo Pot Water Boiler Dispenser

7. Costway Instant Electric Hot Water Boiler and Warmer

  • Capacity: 5.0 litre
  • Temperature: 5 keep warm temperature settings with one touch reboil
  • Timer: Timer function, make an appointment to set the time for boiling water
  • 3 water dispensing methods, air pump outlet, dispense water outlet and cup water outlet, child proof locks
  • Notable Features: LCD digital display with night light function showing  stages of temperature (40℃, 50℃, 60℃, 85℃, 98℃)

 

Costway Instant Electric Hot Water Boiler and Warmer

Capacity: 5.0 litre


8. Zojirushi CD-LTC50-BA Water Boiler

Zojirushi CD-LTC50-BA Water Boiler
  • Capacity: 5.0 Litre
  • Keep warm temperatures: 208 degrees F (98C), 195 degrees F (90C), or 175 degrees F (80C) with convenient REBOIL feature
  • Quick temperature mode reaches 195 degrees F or 175 degrees F, keep warm directly without reaching a boil
  • Timer: 7 hour delay timer. Set the delay timer at the previous night, and have boiling water the next morning.
  • Notable features: automatic dispense-lock, swivel base, removable power cord, detachable lid, safety auto shut off, steam save feature that automatically reduces the amount of steam.