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This water heater is the the perfect choice if your priority is to minimize plastic use
May 3, 2019
This water heater is the the perfect choice if your priority is to minimize plastic use. I have searched high and low, reading way too many reviews of way too many different electric water kettles. Let me summarize for you: generally the great divide in people's preferences are: 1. those who want fast heating; 2. those who want to see how much water is in the kettle; 3. those who want zero plastic touching water. If you want #1 and 3, this is the kettle for you. I'm not sure why #2 is that important, but if it irks you to not know exactly how much water is being heated, this kettle is not for you.
In spring 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to minimize plastic use for children's food containers (baby bottle, plates, bowls), based on a study that showed that in high heat conditions such as dish washer and microwave, even BPA free plastic will release chemicals into its contents. Don't wait for scientists to prove that it's bad to use plastics when heating up things. Most of the kettles out there have some plastic component touching the water, be it the window that tell you how much water is inside, the lid, or even the filter at the spout. This is one of very few that I found to be plastic free in all parts that come in contact with the water you are drinking.
I likes this kettle, because it looks nice, and does a fine job heating up water, does so quickly and safety with its automatic shut off feature. So go ahead and buy this, you'll like it. Except if you just can't stand having heated slightly too much or too little water. Or you know, you could use a measuring cup to put in the exact amount of water you want. There, problem solved, and this is still the perfect kettle.