Electric hot tea maker – Is the Breville BTM800xl One Touch Tea Maker the best

An electric hot tea maker not only heats the water but also has an infuser basket and steeps the tea to the desired temperature and time. The Breville BTM800xl One Touch Tea Maker is probably the most popular of the different brands available on the market at present. Following is a brief review we did on the Breville One Touch Tea Maker along with 2 other models to determine the best electric hot tea maker.

Breville BTM800xl One Touch Tea Maker

Price: $250
Customer review rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Specifications – 

  • 1.5 liters/1.6quarts capacity
  • 1,500 watts
  • Size: 9 x 7 x 11.7 inches (22.9 x 17.8 x 29.8 cm)
  • Fully programmable for various steeping times and water temperatures, with 5 pre set temperatures
  • 60 minute Temperature hold, keep warm feature
  • BPA free plastic components
  • Ergonomic Handle makes it easy to lift and pour
  • Basket automatically lowers when correct water temperature is ready and automatically rises the basket at the correct time to prevent over steeping

You can buy the Breville BTM800xl on Amazon or  HERE

 

Cuisinart TEA-100 PerfecTemp Programmable Tea Steeper

Price: $125.00
Customer review rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Specifications – 

  • Capacity: 1 liters/1.05 quart for steeping tea; 1.2 liters/1.27 quart for heating water
  • 1,500 watts
  • Size: 7.5 x 11.9 x 9 inches(19 x 30 x 22.8 cm)
  • Removable stainless steel tea infuser
  • Raise and lower to steep loose or bagged tea
  • Programmable controls with 6 preset temperatures for different steeping times
  • Adjustable countdown steeping timer
  • 30-minute keep warm option; 2-minute lift-off memory feature

You can buy the Cuisinart TEA-100 HERE

 

KRUPS FL700D51 Electric Kettle with Tea Infuser

Price: $85.00
Customer review rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Specifications – 

  • Capacity: 1 liters/1.05 quart for steeping tea; 1.2 liters/1.27 quart for heating water
  • 1,200 watts
  • Size: 8.5 x 7 x 9.5 inches (21.6 x 17.8 x 24.1 cm)
  • 4 pre-set water temperatures for different steeping temperatures
  • Removable brushed stainless steel 360 degree base
  • 1 hour Temperature hold, keep warm at 167F
  • Additional lid for kettle
  • Dual use: loose tea maker and kettle with integrated smart system to easily remove wet tea from water
  • You can buy the KRUPS FL700D51 on  HERE

Conclusion

The Breville - a cushion controlled lid that opens at the push of a button. Helps avoid hot water splashes and spills

The Breville – also features a cushion controlled lid that opens at the push of a button. Helps avoid hot water splashes and spills

Well maybe it is a case of “you get what you pay for” as The Breville One Touch Tea Maker is in a class of its own among these 3 units. The outstanding feature is the fully automated tea basket. The stainless steel infuser basket automatically lowers into the water once the ideal brewing temperature has been reached and then automatically rises out of the water once the brewing time is reached. How cool is that!

But then again it is more than twice the price of the other two brands, so if you are in the market for a lower priced tea maker then either of the other two brands will suit. They both look good, have removable infuser units and provide  variable steeping times. they have both received very good customer reviews.

If you already have an electric tea maker, or you end up purchasing one of these, do let us know your assessment of it in the comments below. Happy tea making!

 

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2 thoughts on “Electric hot tea maker – Is the Breville BTM800xl One Touch Tea Maker the best

  1. RuthM

    I was looking for a special present for my Mom, and came across this article. I have never of such a thing. Coffee maker yes, but not a tea one.

    It’s got my attention thats for sure. I love an original present idea! I may have to go for a cheaper one though. DO you think this would make a good gift for a Mom?

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    1. Peter Post author

      Thanks for your comments Ruth. Yes, of course if your mom is a tea drinker I’m sure she will like the KRUPS FL700D51. It has similar features as the more expensive models and looks good.

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