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Unquestionably the best device for making the worst possible tea,
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This review is from: Tefal Quick Cup - Hot and Cold Water in 3 Seconds (Kitchen & Home)Had I paid attention to my own advice and read all the other comments here, I would have known that the 'Quick Cup' is known for turning into a 'No Cup' not long after you buy it. Mine broke just a fortnight after I wrote the review below, and I'm now going to have to go through the fuss of replacing it. Stick with your kettle!
Drop a thermometer into a mug of freshly produced Quick Cup water and it'll barely register 85 degrees. Frankly I've had baths in warmer stuff.
Those of you who understand what you need for a proper cuppa will know that the water must be boiling hot (as in 'not 85 degrees'), and if you read the rest of the comments here -- the majority of which identify the exact same flaw -- you will not make the same mistake as the people who wrote them and will wisely steer clear of such a poorly implemented great idea.
Those of you who don't mind drinking tea that looks and tastes like you've held a cup under the drain from your sink, highly recommended.
P.S. It makes really awful Pot Noodles as well. The noodles won't cook if they're not boiled, so you end up with something not far removed from cockroach legs in stagnant water. It's not pleasant.
P.P.S. I realise that admitting to eating Pot Noodles pretty much invalidates my opinion on anything but I was hungry.
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Posted on 13 Jul 2009 21:09:45 BDT
Simon Gibbard says:
Could you please tell me where to get 'cockroach leg in stagnant water' flavour pot noodle from, as I haven't seen it in the shops yet?
Posted on 14 Jul 2009 08:37:54 BDT
Thanks Noodle (and obviously HP sauce) loving person. You obviously know how to make a decent cup of tea and so have saved me the embarrassment of buying this product and offering to make a cuppa for my old mum, who views the ritual of fresh-just-boiling-water as essential to making tea.
Posted on 21 Sep 2009 21:20:26 BDT
Ha love it. Was just about to ignore your opinion the moment I saw the words 'pot' and 'noodle' but I am glad I read on! No tefal for me!!
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2009 16:51:22 GMT
Mummy of two! says:
If you know so much about making tea you would realise that you should never use boiling water as it burns the leaves!!! This is ideal for the perfect cuppa if you like perfect! Its is not tepid lukewarm tea that is made by this. Never thought that possibly yours was not working properly. You may have put off a few customers but I feel unless they try it for themselves they would realise how great it is. Proper temp tea in an instant bliss!!!
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2009 23:14:47 GMT
HP Sauce says:
We've been over this point before:
* Black, flavoured, pu erh, and tisanes should be made with boiling water (100C)
* Oolongs, green and white teas should be made with water that is hot but not boiling (70C - 85C)
(From www.nothingbuttea.co.uk - "How to brew tea")
So then. If you are one of the majority of tea drinkers in this country who drink BLACK TEA, and that's black as in PG Tips, Yorkshire, Tetley, anything you buy at the supermarket and add milk and sugar to - good honest builder's tea - then this product makes a wholly substandard cuppa.
In addition, my appraisal is hardly unique. The MAJORITY of reviews on Amazon are negative and most identify the precise same flaws (principally poor temperature, poo reliability). No point trying to single me out as having "put off a few customers" - I am but a reflection of the general consensus.
Posted on 15 Feb 2010 22:09:04 GMT
Mr Sandman says:
Coffee and loose tea is meant to be at 80° !!! (or less)!
Posted on 20 Feb 2010 13:07:57 GMT
Ms. M. James says:
Informative - told me exactly what I needed to know and very very funny :0) Thanks - I won't buy one now.
Posted on 9 Dec 2013 21:24:44 GMT
Mrs. J. Blevin says:
LOVED your review! I'm looking for a friend as I have a Breville Hot Cup which I love. I normally drink tea, albeit black and am very fussy but it suits me. The trouble with my one is it only delivers a certain amount of water which means you must use the right size of mug. I can't use my great big mugs any more but it's still worth it to me. Mmm, pot noodles? It ALMOST invalidates your opinion but as you wrote with such humour you are more than forgiven!