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My housemate owns a Capresso which is made of glass. It worked pretty well. I think it broke about 6 months in but he was able to send it in and get a replacement with no issues.
I use this Capresso hot water kettle. I liked it because it doesn't allow the boiling water to come in contact with plastic. Most all other electric kettles do.
Water selection, as others have said, is critical. Good water is easily 95% of good tea.
"Tea is the spirit in the water, while water is the body that carries tea." – Zhang Yuan
We use a Capresso at home, and it's pretty fabulous. Fast, for sure!
I have one of these. It's fantastic and pretty impossible to burn your house down with.
I use the Capresso to boil and Ingenuitea to steep - depending on the tea I use the water right when it boils, after 15 sec for about 195F, after 30 seconds for 175F, or after 45 seconds for anything that specifies a lower temp. I don't remember where I learned this but it works well for me. I like the process and agree with others the Philips is neat and pretty but I am not interested.
This one is glass, which allows one to see the bubbles and steam. You can learn to gauge the temperature this way;
>For water that is 200 - 212°F
Asian description: ‘turbulent waters’
That’s just at the boil - Boil the water and pour it onto the leaves
>For water that is 190 - 200°F
Asian description: ‘old man water’.
That’s just under a full boil - or boil the water and let it rest for one minute.
>For water that is 180 - 200°F
Asian description: ‘string of pearls’ water
That’s when tiny bubbles thread along the surface - or boil the water and let it rest for two minutes (a general rule of thumb for this diverse category with its 20-degree range is ‘the darker the leaf the hotter the water’)
>For water that is 170 - 180°F
Asian description: ‘fish eyes’ water.
That’s when large bubbles first appear - or boil the water and let it rest for three minutes
>For water that is 160 - 170°F
Asian description: 'column of steam steadily rising' water. That’s when a column of steam begins to rise from the surface - or boil the water and let it rest for three to four minutes.
This: Capresso H20
You can see it boiling if you're good at judging water temp by bubble size, and if not you can hit it with an infrared thermometer.
Here's a pic of it
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I am a fan of my Capresso kettle.
although to be fair, 200ºF should be suitable for most teas you want to drink and get caffeine, herbal mixtures need to be near boiling point but those are 1) not gonna give you caffeine and 2) technically not tea [i only say that to cover myself from obligatory reddit pedantry]
you may not need to be spending money in the first place :)
i've had this Capresso for a few years now and I love it. Not sure on longeivity but it's been great so far.