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Water Temperature Guide

The following is a general guide for brewing different types of tea. Brand and freshness of tea including each individuals taste and preference differs. If your tea box/container has brewing instructions, follow those as they are probably ideal for that specific tea.

Type of TeaWater TemperatureSteep Time
Green Tea80°C/176°F1-3 minutes
White Tea80°C/176°F4-8 minutes
Oolong Tea90°C/194°F1-8 minutes
Black Tea90°C/194°F3-5 minutes
Herbal Tea90°C/194°F5-8 minutes

Your kettle can also be used for bringing the water to the perfect temperature for the following. Please remember that these are guidelines only.

Others:Water Temperature
Baby formula preparation40°C/104°F (water should have been previously boiled)
Hot Chocolate80°C/176°F
Instant Soup Mixes90°C/194°F
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Why use an Electric Kettle?

Save Time

Enjoy your cup of coffee or tea faster than ever. The design of the heating element, kettle jug and wattage all attribute to quicker boiling than heating your water on a traditional stove or microwave.

Energy Efficient

Not only does using an electric kettle save time over using a traditional stove or microwave, enjoy cheaper electricity bills thanks to these time savings and lower amount of energy used by the kettle. Using a stove to heat your water is wasteful and tough on your wallet!

Precise Temperature

Different teas require different temperatures for their optimal flavors! If your Salton kettle is equipped with variable temperature control then you can select your desired temperature on and the kettle will automatically halt the boiling cycle as soon as that temperature is reached. Learn more about Salton Variable Temperature kettles here.

Kettles are not only a great addition to any kitchen, they’re an ESSENTIAL!