Upton Tea Variable Electric Kettle - Love It!

by Alison

When I received the Upton kettle, I tore into the box like a kid at Christmas. I love green tea, but had always used a stovetop kettle and guessed at the temperature.

So, I was looking forward to being able to use the electric tea kettle to stop heating the water at the right temperature for the tea. Unfortunately, I quickly learned that even using the kettle I would have to go through a process of trial and error to find the right temperature settings.

This electric tea kettle has a temperature setting knob that is color coded: green, blue, white and red. Unfortunately, the colors are not labeled with corresponding temperatures, either on the device itself or in the instruction manual.

The instruction manual simply has “approximate dial positions” for each type of tea, and recommends that you confirm you have reached the correct temperature using a thermometer. I should also mention that the diagram in the user’s manual does not have the colors or even the sections marked on it for you to use as a guide, either.

After a good bit of experimentation, I was able to find the right temperature for each type of tea. For someone who is used to using the stovetop, this kettle is amazing! It has actually become indispensable.

This kettle heats water extremely fast, and once it hits the right temperature it shuts off automatically. Pour the water into your cup or tea pot, let it steep, and you will get a perfect cup of tea every time with almost no fuss!

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