KitchenAid KEK1322SS 1.5L Glass Tea Kettle
KitchenAid KEK1322SS is the new electric tea kettle with a 1.5 litre capacity cool to touch glass carafe for a quick and convenient all-in-one tea brewing. It has the durable streamlined stainless steel and high end Schott Duran glass construction. You’ll find five tea settings at the front for green, white, oolong, black and herbal tea so you brew the best tasting tea as the unit will maintain all the aromas and flavours. First you need to fill the kettle with filtered water up to 1.5L not going over the maximum fill line (you have the water level markings on the glass) and select the right temperature for the type of tea you’re making so there is no bitterness (underneath those five tea types) and you can select 158 degrees for brewing delicate teas. It comes with a stainless steel tea steeper and steeper holder that you put the very large steeper- brewing basket in when the water is heating and put the loose tea leaves in the steeper for how many cups of tea you intend to make. Steeper holder helps keep your bench clean and steeper can easily be removed after brewing at the right temperature and time so there is no over-brewing. It is always a good idea to pre-wet the leaves with warm water prior to putting the steeper in the kettle.
By leaving the tea steeper out you can use this unit for just boiling water rapidly for other uses and will not take more than a few minutes. It will chime once with a soft sound when the water is boiled and the blue light will stop flashing but will be on. You can keep your tea or water at 158 degree Fahrenheit warm temperature for up to half an hour. Glass and stainless steel KitchenAid Kettle has a modern round design- is beautiful and easy on the eyes and is compact and lightweight- weighs 4.2 pounds and measures 9.4 x 8.3 x 10.6 inches and has a convenient cord storage underneath for the short cord this has as a security feature. We like the beautiful design, great quality and solid build with stainless steel and Schott Duran glass, ease of use with multiple heat settings and ease of cleaning with the dishwasher safe stainless steel parts. It has an ergonomic design with on/off switch conveniently located, an ergonomic lever, a spout that stops tea leaves from going into your cup and a large and comfy handle. Properly brewed fresh tea with this glass kettle certainly tastes much better than your instant tea bags but it is not really suitable for making a single cup of tea and if you’ll be making more than a cup for you only or others then you’re in for a nice treat. It is offered with one year limited replacement warranty by the manufacturer- KitchenAid.