No more waiting hours for iced tea. This innovative iced tea maker brews your favorite loose-leaf or bagged teas directly into a generously sized pitcher. Brew strength is fully adjustable so you can enjoy tea the way you like it. Tea brews hot, but cools...Read More
No more waiting hours for iced tea. This innovative iced tea maker brews your favorite loose-leaf or bagged teas directly into a generously sized pitcher. Brew strength is fully adjustable so you can enjoy tea the way you like it. Tea brews hot, but cools quickly in the refrigerator. Pitcher, lid and brew basket are dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a snap.
Material: Glass, stainless steel, plastic
Care: Wipe clean with damp cloth. Pitcher, lid and brew basket are dishwasher safe
Dimensions: 6¼" x 9¾" x 13½"
Capacity: 35 oz. (water tank); 80 oz. (pitcher)
Made in China
Compatible with both loose-leaf teas and tea bags
Brew strength is fully adjustable to match your preferences
Large, 35-ounce water tank removes for easy filling and cleaning
Love this iced tea maker. It's so much better than my old Mr. Coffee maker. The reusable basket filter lifts right out with a handle and the water reservoir works just like a Keurig coffee maker. The pitcher is a nice quality glass pitcher and won't stain, unlike most plastic pitchers that come with iced tea makers. Definitely recommend this
I had a very hard time removing the brewing basket from the unit. I finally called customer service who was very nice and helpful but had similar problems. They mailed me a new basket. Now that I know that it takes both force and finesse I can make it work. The tea was nice.
I've had an ice tea maker for years. You know the one, big clunky thing with the plastic pitcher. This is much smaller, makes about 1/3 the amount I could make in my old one, but the advantage is this is so compact and nice looking I can leave it on the counter, where I have very little space, all the time. Brews tea quickly. I have some worries that I'm going to break the glass pitcher though.
I've had two of these--the first one was defective, so I returned it to a Sur La Table store where I received a replacement.
The second one works great and makes really excellent tea. We tried the cycle twice with the ice cubes filling the carafe, but it takes too much ice. However, this method is the best if you are making iced tea that you will be serving right away because it cools the tea quickly.
We normally use the cycle where you put cold water in the carafe up to the line and then start the machine. This too works great and you get tea that is not hot, but very warm since the cold water helps cool it somewhat.
I love experimenting with the different teas I have. A lot of the time I drink decaf, but also go with half decaf and half full octane. I am using flavored teas more often with this machine. One note: When using teas with a tag on a string--hang the tag outside of the tea basket and over the side of the machine before brewing.
I am extremely happy with this purchase and highly recommend it. If you get a defective one like I did, return it to the store--they will gladly provide a replacement.
I love the taste of the tea that is brewed, but the water container leaked immediately and the pitcher cracked shortly thereafter. I used silicone on the container and that solved that problem. The original small crack was okay for a while, but then the crack increased in size and I threw it away.
I bought this Capresso because I wanted an automatic method rather than my old method of boiling water, adding teabags, turning off heat, and timing for 20 minutes. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and the improved taste of my iced tea.