The Aroma Clar-i-Tea electric water kettle is the perfect gift for any tea lover because it can both act as a water kettle and a tea brewer for large pots of loose-leaf tea. Best of all, it is easy to use, and also really pretty because it is clear, allowing you to see the water boil.
Aroma Clar-i-Tea Electric Kettle Review: Introducing the Product
Basically, the Aroma Clar-i-Tea is an electric kettle with a twist: it is clear. That way, when you are boiling water, you can look through and see each little change in temperature, proving false the saying that a watched pot never boils. It has a capacity of 1.7 liters, which should be enough for about 6 average sized mugs, or more if you are using smaller teacups. In addition, the kettle comes with a mesh ball for brewing tea, along with a hook under the lid that holds the tea brewer in place in the kettle.
Aroma Clar-i-Tea Electric Kettle Review: Ease of Use
The best thing about the Aroma electric kettle is that it is really easy to use. It boils water very quickly, within just a few minutes, and its dual functionality gives it a huge advantage over other products. The lid can be fully removed by pressing in the two buttons on either side of the grip, leaving a large mouth for pouring water in. In addition, the mesh ball tea brewer attaches quickly and easily to the lid, allowing you to get tea leaves in just a few seconds after automatic shutoff when the water has boiled.
Aroma Clar-i-Tea Electric Kettle Review: Special Features
One of the special features of the Aroma Clar-i-Tea is the strainer built into the lid. It fits perfectly over the pouring spout, preventing any tea leaves that happened to get loose from making it out into the cups. Also, it is fairly common these days, but it deserves a mention that the kettle will automatically shut off when the water has reached a full boil (although if the lid happens to be off, it will keep boiling indefinitely).
Aroma Clar-i-Tea Electric Kettle Review: Complaints
There are only a couple things that could be improved in this electric kettle. First of all, it requires a 0.7 liter minimum fill to operate properly, which is far too much water for one cup of tea. This means that the remainder of the water will either sit in the kettle and get stale, or need to be poured out and wasted.
Second, the switch to turn the kettle on and off is a little bit counterintuitive, in that you have to press it up instead of down to turn the kettle on. In addition, the light in the switch to show when the kettle is on is a very pale orange, which is not very visible at all in a bright kitchen flooded with sunlight.
Aroma Clar-i-Tea Electric Kettle Review: Conclusion
In conclusion, if you are the kind of person who loves to serve tea to your guests out of a pretty clear kettle, then the Aroma Clar-i-Tea is perfect for you. Plus, even when you aren’t going to brew a whole pot, it works perfectly well to boil your water to brew just a cup of tea for yourself!