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Sep 7, 2006 03:29 PM

Looking for an electric appliance to boil water

I bought an AeroPress Coffee Maker, love it, but it requires water between 165 - 175 degrees. Anyone know of an electric kettle that can be set for a specific temperature so I don't have to measure the temperature all the time? There was one but it seems to have disappeared from the market.

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  1. Zojirushi makes some hot water dispensers that might work.

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    1. I wouldn't take that 165 - 175 as pure gospel. Traditional wisdom is that coffee should be brewed in the 195 - 205 degree temperature range. has had extensive discussion about this. If you'd like, go there and search their forums for "aeropress".

      There are indeed some very nice hot water dispensers, like the Zojirushi, that will hold water at a preset temperature, but they are quite pricey. I would simply bring a kettle to a boil, shut it off, and let it rest for one minute before brewing.

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      1. re: srgoodman

        AeroPress actually has tried different temperatures and suggests the 165 - 175 degree range for maximum flavor with its new coffee maker. They have a discussion of this on their site, contrasting it with the other approaches.

        1. re: EclecticEater

          My aeropress is in the mail to me as I write. Yesterday I picked up a Bodum electric water heater at Target for only $13. It holds 1L, and boils water quite fast. Automatically shuts off when the water boils. With practice, I am sure I will learn how many minutes to wait for the perfect temp, whatever that may be. Some people like the hotter temp in the aeropress, but I think it depends on the grind you use.

      2. My National water heater keeps water at 204 or 140 degrees.

        1. To the AeroPress users, is there a concern that the paper filter strips out oils from the coffee? That's the gripe about drip coffee makers.