Summary: I take extreme care in using and caring for my kitchen appliances. I loved this tea kettle at first , but after some use ( a few months) I noticed it over heats the water. No matter what button I press it boils the water. Not great for brewing most teas and my favorite green. I am not a coffee drinker so I am disappointed .
Summary: Love this tea maker!!! Am pleased that it is working well after several years of use. Love the features for all the different kinds of tea. Wish the Keep Warm would last longer then an hour. Makes great tasting tea!!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Color, Easy to Store, Size, Versatile, Shape, Design, Weight
Summary: I purchased this tea maker in February 2011. We had decided to switch our daily tea bags to loose tea, but my experience with loose tea BEFORE having this tea pot was that the tea was frequently cold by the end of the brew cycle and it seemed high maintenance. The Breville tea maker changes all that - tea is hot when served and I like how convenient it is.
Summary: I received this tea kettle as a wedding gift, and it is great! I use it at least once a day, as I am a big tea drinker. I really like how it can be used just to prepare hot water as well as tea. The only drawbacks are that the minimum it can make is 500ml (2 cups), and that the holes on both the tea basket and the lid are just a little too big for very small leaves(like rooibos), so a few end up in your tea.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Versatile, Shape, Weight
Summary: I've had the tea makers of the past, but tea never tasted very good to me. I decided to try the Breville One Touch Tea Maker because it sounded easy. It is easy to use and the tea that I brew is so flavorful. I don't know if it is the glass and metal parts verses the plastic ones I've had in the past, but the flavor was crisp and free of bitterness. I plan to enjoy mine for years to come!!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean
Summary: I started drinking tea instead of coffee and this Breville tea maker is the best automated tea maker I am aware of. It boils very quickly and works silently and makes perfect tea - every time. Works with tea bags and loose tea so no need to discard any bag teas you might have. Very high quality and makes an interesting conversation piece watching its magnetized rail system work. If you are a regular tea drinker I highly recommend it.
Pros: Boils Quickly, Clear Boiling Indicator, Comfortable Grip, Tight Lid
Summary: Just purchased this Saturday on sale. Best investment I have made in a while. Great tasting herbal teas with this tea maker. And it cleans very quickly. Relatively small and easy to use. The warming feature keeps the tea quite warm contrary to some reviews I have read.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Size, Shape, Design
Summary: This tea kettle is so cool. Just put the tea in the basket and water in the kettle, then tell it what kind of tea and how strong you want it. The basket lowers into the perfectly heated water and steeps the right amount of time for the tea and strength you specified. Awesome.