Aicook Electric Tea Kettle: Mornings Brewed to Perfection
I grew up in the south, where sweet tea reigns supreme, but I developed a taste for black teas and fancy loose-leaf teas as I grew older. The rise and subsequent fall of Teavana only furthered this tea craze of mine. Now that I live in the Pacific Northwest, tea stores are abundant, and I’m living my loose-leaf dreams to the fullest. My usual morning routine includes setting the kettle on the stove, grabbing a favorite mug, and adding some tea to an infuser to brew my morning cup of joy. Adding the Aicook Electric Kettle to my morning tea routine was a breeze, and it brewed each cup to perfection.
Let’s dive in and talk about how exceptional this tea maker is.
Aicook Tea Kettle Setup: Easy, Breezy, Earl Grey Squeezy
When the Aicook tea kettle arrived at my door, I was so excited that I immediately put it to work. I brewed a cup of Earl Grey, a favorite of mine. The time from opening the box to brewing a cup of tea took about 20 minutes. I followed the directions, did a quick water boil to clean the device, and then started brewing. I was surprised with how quickly the water heated to 205 degrees Fahrenheit — the perfect temperature for steeping black tea.
This particular model from Aicook comes with eight temperature settings for coffee, formula, a rolling boil, and warm water.
It also features clever presets for black, green, herbal, oolong, and white teas. Brewing tea with too high of a temperature can scorch the tea leaves and change the flavor. The Aicook tea kettle presets made brewing the perfect cup of tea almost automatic, and cleanup was easy. A quick handwash of the kettle was all it took to get it ready for another rally.
To-the-degree temperature control and presets may be the major highlights of the Aicook tea kettle, but it’s still loaded with other features to make you swoon.
For the safety-conscious, an automatic shut-off feature guarantees this product won’t be running unattended. Additionally, the keep warm feature will keep your tea warm for up to 2 hours — longer than other products on the market. This feature was perfect for someone like me who likes to sit down with a cup of tea while I write. If I’m writing for a while, a second and third cup is likely, and it’s incredible to still have hot tea without reheating or rebrewing.
The 1.7-liter capacity pitcher is BPA-free borosilicate glass, and the base is stainless steel. The combination of materials makes this kettle both eco-friendly and durable, a win-win if you ask me.
Just be sure to lock down the center console in the lid. I made the mistake of spilling chai leaves all over my kitchen counter one morning while removing the lid.
When it comes to bringing the Aicook tea kettle to your kitchen, $70 and a couple of clicks on Amazon delivers it to your door.
For the quality, features, and speed, the price is really hard to beat. Similar products usually run over a Benjy, but the Aicook Electric Kettle is a budget-friendly option that doesn’t sacrifice much to stay under that $100 price point.