i LOVE this thing. Bought a refurb las year. I dread the day it ever breaks because I'm sure I will buy another one.
Just keep in mind that you have to be careful with the caraffe. Not only is it glass but has lots of circuitry inside so you have to keep water well away from the underside of it when rinsing. Don't even think about putting it in the dishwasher!
That said it's a beautifully-designed and implemented piece of equipment and it's a joy to use.
Agreed - if you break the carafe it's game over, time for a new one. Breville won't sell you just the carafe, since about 90% of the complexity (heating element, temp sensor, basket moving mechanism, etc.) is all in the carafe.
Fortunately Squaretrade does offer accidental damage protection on small appliances, if the thought of dropping your $200 teapot causes too much consternation.
I have tested the temp a number of times. It runs 10-20 degrees lower than it should. Once you know the temp variation, you can set the brewing temp manually to compensate for it. Does seem to boil water well when used as a kettle.
My best uses.
1. Pricey kettle. I like Teavana Perfect teamaker and Remi.
2. As a teamaker, when at least two people are drinking tea. Both have to like the same tea. Otherwise, the Remi is a good choice. I do like the fact that the tea basket is raised after the desired time. That means you don't ruin the tea if something interrupts you. If I had it to do over again, I would stick to a nice electric kettle.
I did take the Square Trade warranty. That thing is heavy. Expect the handle to break every time I use it.
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