The Variable Temperature Kettle

What you Need to Know

Do you need one?

You need a variable temperature kettle if you use your kettle to make hot drinks and here’s why.

As you know kettles boil water and the temperature reached by the water is 100 degrees centigrade. And that’s fine because that’s what a kettle is supposed to do. 

What’s not so good is if you use that hot water to make tea or coffee. These drinks require hot water, not boiling water.

Making tea, coffee, fruit drinks with water at the correct temperature brings out all the flavours which boiling water destroys.

The result is a better and more refreshing beverage. Which is also healthier.

Introducing the

Temperature Control Kettle

Set a Temperature

The main feature of a the variable kettles is that you can set the temperature (pretty obvious really).

In the main, most models have a set of preset push buttons to set the temperature. This makes these kettles very simple to operate.

You can still Boil

You’re still able to just boil water with all these kettles.

This means that these temperature controlled kettles can replace your existing kettle (boil or nothing model). So only one kettle in your kitchen.

Keep Warm

Another big plus point for these variable temperature kettles is their really useful “keep Warm” feature.

Once these variable temperature kettles reach the desired temperature, the keep warm  feature will keep it at that temperature for up to an hour or more (exact times depend on the model).

Keep Warm

Some kettles have additional features, some specialise in teas, some for baby formula milk and some with mobile phone apps – there’s something for all of us.

The Main Benefits of a

Variable Temperature Kettle

Saving Money

By not boiling water when you don’t need too. It results in saving a bit of energy and that and that means saving money.

Not much energy is saved per  boiling session. But over the course of a year and with a nation of tea drinkers, all using variable temperature kettles, then those small amounts of energy adds up.

Limescale

Most places in the UK have hard water.

We would suggest filtering the water before putting it in the kettle. (Check out this Water Softener System).

But by not boiling water you also reduce the amount of limescale that usually furs up most kettles

More Flavour

We’ve mentioned this before but for oriental teas the leaves are quite delicate. You want to tease the flavours out.  

But there are health and medical properties in these teas which just get scorched out if you use boiling water.

The Lucky Guess Approach

With an old kettle, you can stand next to it. As the water just begins to make those gurgling sounds, you turn the kettle off. Very Hit and Miss.

Don't forget the Teapot

Taking a random guess when the water’s ready means you have no of knowing what temperature the water is. Then you have to factor in the teapot, which cools the water. This is the “I haven’t got a clue” approach. Not Good. 

Our Final Thoughts

We Think You Need One

A temperature control kettle makes perfect sense and does everything the original kettle did but adds that amazing new feature, setting the temperature.

Where was the sense of boiling water, then adding cold water to get it just right?

Lots of Choices

There’s a lot of these new temperature controlled kettles today. Too many, some might say.

We’ve added our selections, by range, to make things a little easier for you. We’ve picked the best three per group.

Life’s too short to read endless reviews, is it not?

The Variable Temperature Kettle -

What you Need to Know

The Variable Temperature Kettle

What you Need to Know

Do you need one?

You need a variable temperature kettle if you use your kettle to make hot drinks and here’s why.

As you know kettles boil water and the temperature reached by the water is 100 degrees centigrade. And that’s fine because that’s what a kettle is supposed to do. 

What’s not so good is if you use that hot water to make tea or coffee. These drinks require hot water, not boiling water.

Making tea, coffee, fruit drinks with water at the correct temperature brings out all the flavours which boiling water destroys.

The result is a better and more refreshing beverage. Which is also healthier.

Introducing the Temperature Control Kettle

Set a Temperature

The main feature of a the variable kettles is that you can set the temperature (pretty obvious really).

Keep Warm

Another big plus point for these variable temperature kettles is their really useful “keep Warm” feature. 

In the main, most models have a set of preset push buttons to set the temperature. This makes these kettles very simple to operate.

You can still Boil

You’re still able to just boil water with all these kettles.

Once these variable temperature kettles reach the desired temperature, the keep warm  feature will keep it at that temperature for up to an hour or more (exact times depend on the model).

Other useful Features

This means that these temperature controlled kettles can replace your existing kettle (boil or nothing model). So only one kettle in your kitchen.

Some kettles have additional features, some specialise in teas, some for baby formula milk and some with mobile phone apps – there’s something for all of us.

The Main Benefits of a Variable Temperature Kettle

Saving Money

By not boiling water when you don’t need too. It results in saving a bit of energy and that and that means saving money.   

More Flavour

We’ve mentioned this before but for oriental teas the leaves are quite delicate. You want to tease the flavours out.  

Not much energy is saved per  boiling session. But over the course of a year and with a nation of tea drinkers, all using variable temperature kettles, then those small amounts of energy adds up.

Limescale

Most places in the UK have hard water. 

But there are health and medical properties in these teas which just get scorched out if you use boiling water.

The Lucky Guess Approach

With an old kettle, you can stand next to it. As the water just begins to make those gurgling sounds, you turn the kettle off. Very Hit and Miss.

We would suggest filtering the water before putting it in the kettle. (Check out this Water Softener System).

But by not boiling water you also reduce the amount of limescale that usually furs up most kettles

Don't forget the Teapot

Taking a random guess when the water’s ready means you have no of knowing what temperature the water is. Then you have to factor in the teapot, which cools the water. This is the “I haven’t got a clue” approach. Not Good.  

Our Final Thoughts

We Think You Need One

A temperature control kettle makes perfect sense and does everything the original kettle did but adds that amazing new feature, setting the temperature.

Where was the sense of boiling water, then adding cold water to get it just right?

Lots of Choices

There’s a lot of these new temperature controlled kettles today. Too many, some might say.

We’ve added our selections, by range, to make things a little easier for you. We’ve picked the best three per group.

Life’s too short to read endless reviews, is it not?