What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Adagio Teas 30 oz. utiliTEA Variable Temperature Electric Kettle?

A total of 15 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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13th Sep 2018

If they allow you to bring something to plug in at your desk, buy an electric kettle to heat your water. Only caveat is that they draw heavily on the electric grid compared to other American appliances, and can cause a circuit to trip on old buildings/apartments.

If you have an electric kettle, then you can make something at your desk. I use mine to make tea (the right tea can totally get you as wired as coffee), but others have mentioned french presses which should work as well.

I have this electric kettle, which has a temperature control which is vital for making different types of teas. Maybe that would be helpful for coffee too, I dunno…I don’t drink coffee.

Edit: An electric kettle just heats water. You don’t make the tea or the coffee (or the hot chocolate or ramen noodles or anything) in the electric kettle…you make it in a 2nd pot or cup. The electric kettle just gets the water boiling.

2 points

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13th Sep 2015

I have this. Much cheaper. I’ve had maybe 5 years with no problems.

1 point

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29th Nov 2016

Once I got an electric kettle that could heat water to a temperature that WASN’T boiling, my green teas came out well. Steeping with water that’s boiling or super-hot makes green tea bitter. (So does steeping for too long, but then so does any tea.)

So you can boil water, then let it sit for a while to cool before using it on your green tea. Or, you can lookup a “variable temperature” kettle and get one of those and do it the fancy way.

I use this one myself: https://www.amazon.com/Adagio-Teas-utiliTEA-Variable-Temperature/dp/B001A5NFQA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480459604&sr=8-1&keywords=adagio+variable+kettle

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23rd Nov 2016

I know you say you’re not looking for an electric kettle…but as someone who regularly drinks tea, having an electric kettle with a setting for green teas, which need cooler water than black teas, was a godsend. It’s the only “gear” I really use when making tea (aside from getting good quality teas to begin with!)

I don’t keep mine in the kitchen, it sits on my computer desk next to me. I mean, it’s electric and I use it at least twice a day.

This is the one I use. It’s on the cheaper end (most other variable-temperature kettles are pricier and more precise with the temperature), but it does the job.

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30th Dec 2013
1 point

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14th Nov 2013

really good green tea brews best at 160F (i.e. Matcha). You could do worse than 180F. But if you boil tea, you remove the oxygen from the water, which decreases the intensity of flavor. I would invest in a water boiler – nothing fancy, but something where you can adjust temp.

http://www.amazon.com/Adagio-Teas-utiliTEA-Variable-Temperature/dp/B001A5NFQA/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1384396867&sr=1-3&keywords=kettle+temperature+control

1 point

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26th Nov 2016

I have this one: http://www.adagio.com/teaware/utiliTEA_kettle.html

It’s not too expensive, has worked for me flawlessly, and right now Adagio has free shipping which is cool.

They also sell it on Amazon, if you prefer.
https://www.amazon.com/Adagio-Teas-utiliTEA-Variable-Temperature/dp/B001A5NFQA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480121292&sr=8-1&keywords=adagio+variable+kettle

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11th Aug 2013

Amazon usually has it cheaper.

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10th Jan 2012

I haven’t tried that one, but I use Adagio’s Utilitea. (http://www.amazon.com/Adagio-Teas-UtiliTEA-Variable-Temperature-30-Ounce/dp/B001A5NFQA). I’ve never gotten a plastic taste from mine.

Have you tried filtering your water before you heat it?

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8th Oct 2012

What about the Adagio UtiliTea? Only $50. Any downside for your needs?

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9th Sep 2011

The UtiliTEA is the only one I’m aware of. I bought mine from Adagio back when that was the only place to buy it, but it’s now cheaper to get it from Amazon.com.

The UtiliTEA is cordless in the sense that the cord attaches to the base, but the kettle lifts off the base. http://campl.us/e4AwYN5v34m I assume that’s what you’re looking for.

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8th Nov 2011

I’m on the same boat as you and I’ll probably end up getting this:

http://www.amazon.com/Adagio-Teas-UtiliTEA-Variable-Temperature-30-Ounce/dp/B001A5NFQA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320714645&sr=8-1

It has an adjustable knob to turn it from 180F to 212F and half the price of a Zojirushi.

This seems good too: http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CPK-17-PerfecTemp-1-7-Liter-Stainless/dp/B003KYSLNQ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_k_1

But a bit more expensive.

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11th Aug 2011

I have this. It has those settings.

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30th Aug 2010

UtiliTEA and genmaicha tea – sorry 2 separate items