Among those of us who love coffee, we are not only hardened tasters of the fruit of the coffee plantations. Sometimes we also opt for other infusions such as tea, although another sector of consumers closes in on itself and limits itself to drinking coffee or tea, without giving the other alternative a chance.
Be that as it may, the point is that caffeine and theine, coffee and tea, are intimately related drinks. That’s why, on a website like ours that specialises in coffee machines, we think there is also room for tea lovers, and for teapots.
And the question is, where to buy electric teapots? In our online teapot shop. Have a look:
Tips for Buying Teapots Online 2020
OK, let’s start at the beginning. You want to buy a pot to boil water for your tea, and you don’t know where to start. First of all, when you buy an electric kettle or teapot, you have to consider two variables in particular: the size of the kettle and how it works.
An automatic (or electric) kettle is not the same as a traditional tea kettle which we have to remove from the heat before the water exceeds the boiling point. The latter would fall into the segment of teapots or coffee pots with whistle.
There are also whistling teapots, which are nothing more than teapots with a whistle that warn us when the water has reached its ideal temperature. These are manual teapots, if you prefer to see them this way.
Another aspect that you should take into account if you have an induction cooker, is that the kettle is made of stainless steel. Stainless steel kettles conduct electricity and therefore allow applying heat to water. In induction kitchens, cast iron teapots do not work well, nor do porcelain or glass teapots, of course.
We cannot forget about individual teapots either. This is a small electric teapot that usually has just enough capacity for 1 or 2 cups of tea at the most. Ideal if you only need to make tea at home for yourself.
The sale of teapots online has become popular in recent times, thanks precisely to the ease and simplicity of electrically operated teapots. So today it is common to see teapots for infusions in many homes, a not so common picture if we go back to the 90s and earlier.
What is an electric kettle?
Also called electric whistling kettles, they differ from normal kettles in that they only allow the water to be boiled so that it can be poured over the tea, and the brew can be ready in a short time. They do not have a filter. Their main component is a resistor, located inside the container or jug of the teapot. When heated by electricity, the resistor gains temperature very quickly and is transmitted by contact with the water.
We can also find glass electric kettles, which work the same way as steel ones but have the particularity that they allow us to see what is happening inside.
A teapot with filter (also called teapot with infuser) is simply the traditional teapot, which allows you to put the bag over the hot water and leave it for a while until the tea is ready.
Types of Teapots
We are now going to review the various types of teapots that exist on the market, beyond the electric kettle or electric kettle that we have already reviewed throughout the article. Surely you did not know that there were so many! Each one, as you will see, is closely linked to the use and customs of its country of origin.
Both the Maghreb and the Far East are one of the regions of the world where tea is most and best consumed. The Moorish teapots are the teapots that allow you to taste authentic Moorish tea. They are usually metal teapots, embossed and with very overdone designs, as you can see in this list of Arabic teapots. They are similar to the Moroccan teapots.
Japanese cast-iron teapots date back almost to the Middle Ages and were originally called Tetsubin. Curiously enough, they do not originate from Japan but from China. The Japanese later adopted iron teapots and made them their own.
What is the advantage of Japanese teapots? Well, they are made of this material because the iron makes them heat up evenly, and very quickly. For this reason, a Japanese cast-iron teapot retains its heat perfectly.
When you buy a Japanese teapot, you must take into account that the interior (the walls inside) must be enamelled to avoid the risk of rusting.
English teapots are the porcelain teapots of a lifetime. As it could not be otherwise, the English preserve the great traditions and turn the consumption of tea into a real ritual. Besides the porcelain teapot, a genuine English teapot also has a refined shape and a very characteristic design. They come in different sizes, with or without handles, but, above all, never to be confused with a ceramic teapot! The English are very much at home with these things.
Teapot with Cup
A teapot with a cup is usually an individual teapot, and as its name suggests it has a small cup on the bottom. The upper part functions as an infuser, and the result is aesthetically very pleasing.
We show you some examples in the following gallery:
They work exactly the same way as the French press or plunger coffee machines (which prepare coffee by infusion). They also look similar, although some of them have the curved shape typical of stovetop teapots or whistling teapots, and there are even containers that can serve both tea and coffee. In the end, they are still infusions.
If you want to buy a teapot with a plunger, here are some of the most interesting options from Amazon:
Electric Kettles: Prices
The price of a kettle is similar to that of an electric kettle, and depends mainly on its size and the material it is made of. Cheap kettles are usually found from 10 or 15 pounds, while the higher range (also designer kettles) can go over 80 or 100 pounds.
How to remove tartar from the teapot?
Scale is one of the main enemies of kettles, due to the accumulation of water that is always in contact with the walls and bottom of the container. Instead of explaining to you how to clean a kettle, we are going to use a video that shows you everything in much more detail:
Now that you know how to remove tartar from a teapot, you are ready to enjoy yours for sure!
The best selling electric kettles in 2020
Do you want to know which is the best selling electric kettle today? Then this list will give you all the latest information on the most popular electric kettles.
They may not be the best electric kettles in the industry, but if they are the best sellers, it’s for a reason, isn’t it?