Breville BTM800XL One Touch Tea Maker Review

By Barbara | March 10, 2015

Are you a tea lover? How would you love to use Breville One Touch Tea Maker in infusing your tea? You must also know about the different times and temperatures for different types of tea leaves, right?

Well, this is indeed a very healthy and tasty drink, and that must be why you love to drink it.

You are probably hesitant on buying a tea maker and you’d rather have your own tea ceremony every day and every time you want to enjoy a cup of your hot drink. Well, we cannot blame you.

But, with the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker, you cannot blame us for recommending this too. This is a great piece of equipment every tea lover should certainly have.

Breville BTM800XL is a lot more than just a good tea kettle.Breville BTM800XL tea maker

Features

If you are looking forward to a cup of tea each day, how about getting a Breville One-Touch kettle that will help you achieve the right tea infusion?

This is a great gadget that saves you time in preparing your favorite drink.I know you know that each type of tea has a different temperature range and time.

Black, white, oolong and green tea have varying brewing times and temperatures so it is important that you get an appliance that will do the job.

The Breville electric kettle is programmable for different tea types so that you achieve the right temperatures and brew times that make the taste so perfect. If your tea does not have the right settings, you might not get the right aroma and taste that you are expecting.

Durable And Easy To Clean Glass Kettle

Not only is the maker reliable in making the right infusions, it is also made of durable materials. The German-made Schott glass kettle is very durable and will withstand your brewing demands.

It is also stain-resistant so that you get less trouble in cleaning up.You can also set the timer so that you can wake up after an afternoon nap and find a kettle of aromatic and soothing tea ready.

Auto Start

You will find that the auto start feature is very much convenient. You can even set the time for the tea brewing to start automatically. It also supports setting a time before you start brewing.

This makes the brewer a perfect device to get up to for a strong cup of tea in the morning.Customizable Brew Time

I am impressed with its brew time setting feature. It helps you brew your tea with just the intensity you want it to be made with.Often, tea making may come to over-burning the tender green leaves or the black ones. Here, the tea basket and temperature setting option makes the experience convenient.

Customizable Brew Temperature

You can also set the temperature according to your need. Tea making is an art and so temperature has a role to play here. You can simply set the temperature with the buttons beside the LCD screen. This made my tea brewing experience very easy since the clockworks are set.

Tea Basket Cycle – Auto Lowers and Lifts

The Breville BTM800XL is an intelligent tea basket. This is because it comes along with a plastic cover on one side. The tea basket swirls up and down making sure your tea is brewed with the right temperature.Therefore, there is no chance of getting tea burned or over brewed. The plastic might be a concern but it is BPA free so there are no harmful chemicals in it.60 minute

Keep Warm feature

Your tea is done brewing. You cannot have it just then so you may leave it in this electric kettle.

I found it very convenient since the 60 minutes keep warm feature helps to keep the tea warm for you for an extra hour. But, this feature only activates when the water is 120 degrees Fahrenheit or above.

Time Since Brew – LCD timer to monitor freshness

This time, brewed feature is an addition to the whole keep warm feature. It shows you how long it has been since brewing has been completed.

It also regulates the automatic keep warm feature. This lets you know exactly how fresh your tea is.

Specifications

Max capacity water 51oz  / 1.5L
Max capacity tea 41oz / 1.2L
Material vessel Glass
Material base Stainless steel
Dimensions 10.7″ x 6″ x 11″
LCD display shows – set water temperature (Fahrenheit or
Celsius),
– brew time (minutes and seconds)
– set Auto-Start time
Tea type settings – green
– black
– white
– herbal
– oolong
– custom
Tea strength settings – strong
– medium
– mild
– custom
Power cord length 40 inches
Power 1500 Watts
Voltage 110-120 Volts
Warranty 1 Year Limited

Comparisons

I am working on a comparison of Breville BTM800XL vs Cuisinart TEA-100 and Teavana PerfecTea tea makers.

Stay tuned!

Customer Reviews

For a long time, there has been a crying call for a durable yet effective kitchen tool.

The Breville BTM800XL One-Touch Tea Maker answers that call and gives more than anyone had ever expected. Deemed as the easiest tea maker of all time, customers have showered this product with praises of all kinds.

As the name would imply, it is easy to use, and all that is required is for the user to put in the right ingredients and voila, an easy cup of delicious beverage! Year-long users have pointed out time and time again how this high-tech kettle has stood against the test of time and continues to be in perfect shape even after four years of use and counting.

The variety of settings allow the user to control the type of tea one would get, as well as an easy cleaning system, which only requires a little vinegar solution to eliminate the leftovers.

One flaw that does arise through the extended usage of the Breville BTM800XL One-Touch kettle, is the rubber seal being worn down after a long time. The plastic covering might undergo pressure as well and crack, but the overall structure should still remain intact if used carefully.

All in all, for a long-time investment, this is an amazing product to consider.

Pros and Cons

This electric kettle has some features that you might find unique. Such as, starting from the customizable brewing time and temperature to a dedicated clock to know when to start brewing.

One unique point is that when the keep warm is turned on, the heat doesn’t affect the flavor of the tea. This ought to be kept in mind.

There are times when you do not want to brew or have a cup of tea but you have set the brewer on. Simply take the glass jug from the power base and the brewing cancels as a precautionary measure.

Although this electric kettle might seem like a tea brewing masterpiece to you, even this one has it’s own share of flaws. The plastic cover on the tea basket does not melt in contact with water but Breville has given no absolute guarantee that it doesn’t releasing harmful components.

Nevertheless, the brew time and temperature is extremely convenient. But, the brew temperature cannot be set once it starts brewing.

Conclusion

All in all, the Breville BTM800XL is one of the grandest things out there for tea brewing. The best part is, you pay for what you get. This means, getting a good cup of tea every time you want.

Its unique tea brewing features that make brewing easy and careful, results in a fine cup of tea.