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bontrager
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 3:34pm
Subject: Need a plastic free variable temperature electric kettle
 

I know variable temperature kettles have been discussed ad nauseum in the past based on the search results, but I'd like some input about finding a highly rated one for under $100 or so that has variable temperature settings (in Fahrenheit preferably) that does not have a plastic interior. I'd rather avoid the plastic taste and/or chemical leaching that may occur with a plastic basin.  

Can anyone steer me to a 10 ten list or place that reviews them? I couldn't find them in the consumer review section of the site.  Thanks!
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 4:37pm
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I suggest the Pino kettle I own one it works great.

Click Here (www.sweetmarias.com)
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Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012, 9:51am
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The Pino is good, but I have been through a couple of them. We do keep it on at least 16 hours/day though.

 
-Scott
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Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012, 4:13pm
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I have been really happy with my Bonavita.

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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:19am
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I have the Breville variable temp kettle and love it for tea. It does have plastic windows on the sides, and the lid is plastic (not to mention the internal strainer housing). Breville swears it's BPA-free (if you're concerned about that particular boogyman) and I've never had issues with leaching or off flavors.

I've also only ever put clean, filtered water in it, and I've washed it a grand total of maybe 3 times in a year.

 
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:30pm
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The advantage of the Pino is it will keep the water hot all day. I am dreaming of a PID'd kettle that will keep the water at the exact temperature all day long.

 
-Scott
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 3:36pm
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mwright Said:

I have been really happy with my Bonavita.

Click Here (prima-coffee.com)

Posted April 2, 2012 link

Sorry my eye's jumped right over the variable part of your request.
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 7:30pm
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I have this Cuisinart stainless steel variable temperature kettle.  The small amount of plastic that contacts the water is BPA free, according to Cuisinart.

Click Here (www.amazon.com)

It has a "keep warm" setting, but it only lasts 30 minutes, and the kettle isn't insulated, so it cools down quickly.  If you need hot water all day, maybe the Zojirushi or Panasonic water heater/dispenser would be a better choice (the Panasonic being much cheaper than the Zojirushi).

Of course, you could always heat the water in your kettle, then pour it into a Thermos Nissan thermal carafe or airpot for hot water that will stay hot for a few hours.  Hot enough to brew tea, but not hot enough for pour-over coffee.

Hope this helps!
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 9:06pm
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the capresso glass kettle gets recommended a lot and comes in a plus version for temp control.

 
Less water, more grounds.
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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012, 12:00pm
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Something new coming:

Bonavita Variable Temperature Kettle
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