I admit it, it was the cutest one on the Target shelf. But I've had no complaints. It has been a work horse for the last year and a half with three heavy tea drinkers in the house. Fast. Quiet. Easy to use. Dependable.
I got this for my birthday, as I am a huge tea drinker. It. Is. Awesome. Boils fast and pretty quiet, but if you stay in the same room you can hear the switch flick when it's done. But, if you leave the room, the kettle is insulated so you can make a great cup when you come back. It's is so great I'm going to buy a french press rather than a full-blown coffeemaker so that I can use the kettle more!
We received this kettle as a gift and we absolutely love it. We use it every morning to make coffee with our french press. It's fast and the water gets really hot. If this one breaks down, we will definitely be getting another one!
Absolutely LOVE this tea maker. Very easy to use - just a push of a button. My tea drinking has definitely increased since I bought this as it's so much easier to make sweet tea! It brews fast - so it's much quicker to brew a quart of tea than doing it on the stove top.
You can buy a second pitcher on Hamilton Beach's website as a 'replacement part', so that you can have one for brewing, and one for in the fridge. Personally, I have two sterilyte pitchers that I use for storing the tea in the fridge, so I can keep the pitcher for the tea maker empty when not brewing up a new batch. Makes it handy so I don't have to run completely out before making more.
Keiran Apr 11,13
5 of 5 stars
Great product and simple to use - no more boiling water in a pan
This brewer is great and we use the Luzianne Family 24ct tea bags and it brews perfect tea every time. We avoid lemon since we don't care for it.
Brew with 2 bags and set it to strong - use 1.5 cups of sugar for the best sweet tea this side of Mississippi and I kid you not!!! Pick up extra 2 qt pitcher at the Dollar store because you will need it.
We keep the brewer pitcher full and the extra pitcher for pouring. Once the extra pitcher is emptied refill it from the brewer pitcher and rinse to start the next batch. Takes about 10 minutes to brew and stop dripping. After brewing use a cereal spoon to push down on the tea bags before throwing them away to get all the remaining flavor.
The price on Target was the best since amazon wanted 42.00 for the same brewer.