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Love my Zojirushi! A must-have!
on September 5, 2016
I grew up with one of these, and I just bought one for my college dorm. Zojirushi is such a nice company—I love all of their products. Typical Japanese high-quality product. For a while I was using an electric kettle to make tea, but I got so tired of boiling water every time I wanted it. So I decided to splurge and get this. It is totally worth it! I also like the different temp settings, which are perfect for me, because different teas need different temperatures. For example, most green teas are best at 175 degrees, and oolong is best at 195, etc. I drink at least three cups of tea per day so this water heater saves me a solid 30-45 minutes, as opposed to the days when I had to boil water each time and let it cool.
The only thing that can be annoying is that if you want to go from 175 to 195 degrees, or from just added cold water to 175 degrees, the machine will reboil the water, bringing the temp up to 212, and then cooling back down to the target temp. I don't know why they didn't make it so that it just heats up the the target temp without reboiling. It's annoying, but you can trick the machine by unplugging it to stop the reboil process. For example, if you're heating from 175 to 195, just pull the plug a few seconds after it gets to 190, and when you plug it back in the temp should be 195.