Variable-temperature kettle with three year warranty £19.99 at Aldi from 15th February
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Variable-temperature kettle with three year warranty £19.99 at Aldi from 15th February

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Found 11th Feb
Make tea and coffee at the best temperature for the drink. Boiling water can scald coffee and different teas require different temperatures for optimum brewing.

I bought one of these from Tesco last month for over £30 with only a two year warranty; wish I'd waited a few weeks now.

Admittedly, some will laugh at such kettles, but I find it makes a big difference when making americanos from bean-to-cup coffee.

As you can easily pay £20 for a cordless kettle, the variable temperature features of this model are additional functionalities for free.

Available in-store from 15th, or order online for free delivery.


Coming in three different colours this Ambiano Electronic Kettle will look amazing on your kitchen worktop. Helping to make that perfect coffee in the morning or that cup of tea to warm you up, this kettle is electronically controlled and has an LC screen. Features include a keep-warm function, temperature display, seven other preset temperature settings, water gauge and innovative overheating and boil-dry protection.
Features
Plastic water kettle with electronic control and LC display in the handle
7 pre-set temperature settings: Approx. 40°/50°/60°/70°/80°/90°/100°
Keep warm for 30 minutes button
On/Off button
Cable storage in the base
360° STRIX connection
Blue illuminated water gauges (at two sides) for black version and white version
White illuminated water gauges (at two sides) for red version
Overheating protection
Concealed heating element
Boil-dry protection
Set the temperature for your perfect cup of tea
Guarantee/Warranty
Free 3 year warranty

Brand: Ambiano
Cable Length: Approx. 75cm
Capacity: Approx. 1.5L (max)
Colour Options: Black, White, Red
Dimensions: Approx. 22 x 15 x 24.5cm
Material: Plastic (PP)
Product Type: Kettles
Voltage: 230-240V, 50Hz
Wattage: 2850-3100W
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Seriously, Roasted coffee can be scolded by boiling water. Thats a new one on me

edit found this article

"Think about it. Delicate green and white teas are destroyed by using boiling water, with the ideal temperature being 70C, while the ultimate black and oolong teas require water around 85C. For herbal infusions, you’re looking at 100C, and for chamomile, around 90C. Meanwhile, the ideal temperature for coffee is between 91C and 96C. Boiling coffee simply burns it."

So optimum temp for coffee would need to be heated to 100c and cooled by 4 to 9 degrees as the 90 degree setting would be too cool.

7 pre-set temperature settings: Approx. 40°/50°/60°/70°/80°/90°/100°

So boil it leave for 30 seconds and pour
Edited by: "nougat" 11th Feb
cjparsons262 h, 56 m ago

couldn’t tell if the coffee was scolded or not.


Bad coffee, bad, bad coffee.
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Seriously, Roasted coffee can be scolded by boiling water. Thats a new one on me

edit found this article

"Think about it. Delicate green and white teas are destroyed by using boiling water, with the ideal temperature being 70C, while the ultimate black and oolong teas require water around 85C. For herbal infusions, you’re looking at 100C, and for chamomile, around 90C. Meanwhile, the ideal temperature for coffee is between 91C and 96C. Boiling coffee simply burns it."

So optimum temp for coffee would need to be heated to 100c and cooled by 4 to 9 degrees as the 90 degree setting would be too cool.

7 pre-set temperature settings: Approx. 40°/50°/60°/70°/80°/90°/100°

So boil it leave for 30 seconds and pour
Edited by: "nougat" 11th Feb
nougat7 m ago

Seriously, Roasted coffee can be scolded by boiling water. Thats a new one …Seriously, Roasted coffee can be scolded by boiling water. Thats a new one on me


It does happen according to the people who are into their coffee big time.

I enjoy a filter roasted coffee but probably couldn’t tell if the coffee was scolded or not.
I have this kettle, it's spot on. Hot... as hot as you want it!
Sorry, I'll get my coat.
cjparsons262 h, 56 m ago

couldn’t tell if the coffee was scolded or not.


Bad coffee, bad, bad coffee.
cjparsons262 h, 56 m ago

It does happen according to the people who are into their coffee big …It does happen according to the people who are into their coffee big time.I enjoy a filter roasted coffee but probably couldn’t tell if the coffee was scolded or not.


It would probably be looking very contrite.
Aerobie recommend 80°C for the AeroPress - and I use a thermocouple to check the temperature. Cos I'm that kinda guy.
I like the OP's suggestion of boiling the kettle then leaving it for a set period of time. I'll experiment tomorrow morning :-)
Thanks OP - good spot. I tend to use my aeropress with a water temperature of between 80 - 85c.
Not in time for Valentines Day Cold deal.
Decent price. Essential for the enlightened few that know how to brew proper beverages...
Customer: This coffee tastes like mud.
Waiter: Well it was ground five minutes ago.
Pass my coat.
Voted hot for coffee drinkers.

However, if you are happy with your current kettle, the simple alternative is to boil you conventional kettle as usual, then add 5 - 10% more cold water from the tap before filling you caffetiere or cup of instant. Less precise, but it does the job.
Are people referring to instant coffee as “coffee”?
They sell this brand in Tesco?
My MEG kettle is much better. The S fell off, but the way it boils water is a game changer
Nonsense the marketing gimmicks these days they would sell Eskimos ice and the Arabs sand hold on they already done that with dubai and saudi Arabia buy sand from Australian companies. Since when is coffee or Tea made in middle East made this way it isn't. Tea tastes better when it's cooked for a long time and made with the opposite amounts of water to milk ratio which is made when you use a kettle. Looks like these inventors have stopped coming up with new gadgets and are just re-selling the same items after employing fake experts etc to make There items sell.
Edited by: "MynameisM" 11th Feb
Seems like a total waste of money to me! Who wants water at 40,50,60 degrees? May as well just run the hot tap!! And it's not actually in the cup at 100 degrees is it otherwise it would be still boiling. By the time you get accross the kitchen after it flicks off and pour it into a cold tea pot or mug it's probably no more than 90 anyway! And if you're worried about scalding your instant coffee I think you've missed the point entirely.
what a load of pretentious rubbish
This is a totally pointless product. Get yourself one of those cheap laser thermometers and try measuring the water temperature in your mug. You'll be surprised at how much cooler it is than you think. Even if you boil the water, the water in your mug is nowhere near boiling hot. The mug absorbs a lot of the heat too cooling it even further. Also, if you need a specific temperature, use a thermometer and just boil the water and let it cool to what you need(?) - takes seconds to get the perfect temperature for coffee etc.
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Gollywood8 h, 46 m ago

They sell this brand in Tesco?


No, they sell two VonShef models on Tesco Direct for around £30 and £40.
Master_Yoda4 h, 52 m ago

This is a totally pointless product. Get yourself one of those cheap laser …This is a totally pointless product. Get yourself one of those cheap laser thermometers and try measuring the water temperature in your mug. You'll be surprised at how much cooler it is than you think. Even if you boil the water, the water in your mug is nowhere near boiling hot. The mug absorbs a lot of the heat too cooling it even further. Also, if you need a specific temperature, use a thermometer and just boil the water and let it cool to what you need(?) - takes seconds to get the perfect temperature for coffee etc.



You dont pre heat your cup before filling it??

You heathen!!!
Edited by: "Gentle_Giant" 12th Feb
'Bean to cup' is a type of coffee machine, you wouldn't use a kettle to produce coffee this way.
cjparsons2616 h, 8 m ago

It does happen according to the people who are into their coffee big …It does happen according to the people who are into their coffee big time.I enjoy a filter roasted coffee but probably couldn’t tell if the coffee was scolded or not.


It doesn't seem to add up though when you consider It's already been roasted at around 180 degrees which is clearly much hotter than your boiling water.
My wife drinks a lot of yerba mate so a kettle like this is perfect for it.

For those that find it easier to get to Asda than Aldi, this is the one we bought, which is currently on offer at £22: direct.asda.com/geo…tml
Edited by: "benjus" 12th Feb
Master_Yoda6 h, 3 m ago

This is a totally pointless product. Get yourself one of those cheap laser …This is a totally pointless product. Get yourself one of those cheap laser thermometers and try measuring the water temperature in your mug. You'll be surprised at how much cooler it is than you think. Even if you boil the water, the water in your mug is nowhere near boiling hot. The mug absorbs a lot of the heat too cooling it even further. Also, if you need a specific temperature, use a thermometer and just boil the water and let it cool to what you need(?) - takes seconds to get the perfect temperature for coffee etc.


Not pointless at all - the kettle we have which is similar to this one is perfect for preparing hot drinks that require the water to be less than boiling. I used to use a thermometer with a standard kettle, but one of these is SO much less hassle.
teame.trevski8 h, 44 m ago

what a load of pretentious rubbish


Don't buy it then. Some people find it useful - attacking something simply because you don't want it yourself is a sign of insecurity.
benjus21 m ago

My wife drinks a lot of yerba mate so a kettle like this is perfect for …My wife drinks a lot of yerba mate so a kettle like this is perfect for it.For those that find it easier to get to Asda than Aldi, this is the one we bought, which is currently on offer at £22: https://direct.asda.com/george/home-garden/kettles/george-home-1-7l-temperature-control-kettle-black/001596502,default,pd.html


My wife prefers PG tips buddy
To make a proper drink the water needs to boil and then cool, not just be heated to the correct temperature
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termite1 h, 54 m ago

'Bean to cup' is a type of coffee machine, you wouldn't use a kettle to …'Bean to cup' is a type of coffee machine, you wouldn't use a kettle to produce coffee this way.


You would if you want an americano, by adding hot, but not boiling, water to the coffee.
People scoffing at not burning coffee with boiling water don't know what they're talking about. However, 90c is too cool. You're aiming for 94 - 97c, so unless you're going to invest in an expensive temperature regulating kettle you're better off just waiting 20 seconds after boiling a normal kettle.
Don't buy it,
I had one from them and every time it boils water is coming out from the top, even if water is bellow the max marked area.
I mean less than 1.7L
termite3 h, 0 m ago

My wife prefers PG tips buddy


I heard she liked a little Yorkshire.
Pokey1 h, 17 m ago

People scoffing at not burning coffee with boiling water don't know what …People scoffing at not burning coffee with boiling water don't know what they're talking about. However, 90c is too cool. You're aiming for 94 - 97c, so unless you're going to invest in an expensive temperature regulating kettle you're better off just waiting 20 seconds after boiling a normal kettle.


How come coffee experts say 80c then? Do you know something they don't?
soldierboy00112 m ago

How come coffee experts say 80c then? Do you know something they don't?



Every coffee you buy will have a specific recommended temperature for brewing. 80c is garbage. For example, the Premium Union Coffee beans I received from Delonghi actually states to use the finest grinder setting and 91 degrees C on the side of the pack(!) - It says this is the optimal brewing temp. You basically have to experiment with everything with every batch of coffee you buy - there is no one correct temperature as every coffee bean is different and roasted differently.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 12th Feb
Gentle_Giant4 h, 45 m ago

You dont pre heat your cup before filling it??You heathen!!!


I always preheat my cup when making coffee - I don't faff around though. My bean to cup machine ejects really hot water when it does the pre-rinse just before making the cup of coffee and this is what pre-heats my mug.
soldierboy00114 m ago

How come coffee experts say 80c then? Do you know something they don't?


As you're likely to hear this from Aeropress world champions, and with me not being an Aeropress champion, it's pretty certain that they know a lot more that I don't. That sort of brewing is about exact science meets the barista art and when they say 80c, they mean it exactly. Not boil to 80 and then wait for it to cool. Such a temperature would not extract certain more bitter particles from coffee, affecting the overall taste, but it would need significant adjustments to other extraction factors, like grind size and immersion time. These sorts of kettle won't cut it for that sort of work. Most people brewing at home for either Aeropress, pour over or press are looking for that temperature a few degrees lower than boiling. If you have the time and inclination to experiment with temperature, go for it, but you'll need a decent brewing kettle.
The temperature range is very good, better than one I purchased on amazon which was damaged and so it has been sent back.

The biggest problems that I see with this kettle is that it is too small at 1.5L, I prefer something which can hold at least 1.7L. The other point is it is made of plastic!!! No thanks, plastics are responsible for so many health problems and other "diseases" in society. BPA is just a smokescreen IMO and the real truths about plastics is not widely known.
Don't know about scalding the coffee but it's made of plastic......yuk will taste like plastic like forever, I only buy stainless steel kettles now, sick of trying to get rid of that awful after taste from plastic kettles!
terriclarkfan12 h, 40 m ago

You would if you want an americano, by adding hot, but not boiling, water …You would if you want an americano, by adding hot, but not boiling, water to the coffee.


The water you use to top up a cup of coffee has to be a specific temperature does it? #fool
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termite7 h, 43 m ago

The water you use to top up a cup of coffee has to be a specific …The water you use to top up a cup of coffee has to be a specific temperature does it? #fool


Don't be so hard on yourself.

I never said it did.
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