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I'm looking for something I can put boiled water in, in the morning, sit it on my desk and use as a source of water hot enough for herbal tea most of the day.

asked Aug 29 '11 at 13:20

LondonPrmcultr's gravatar image


I misunderstood your request the first time....

You seem to be talking about an Airpot. Those are typically used to dispense coffee, but hot water should work fine, too.

Zojirushi makes some products that are specifically designed to heat and then dispense hot water all day long. They are designed to have hot water instantly available at a precise temperature. The "hybrid water boiler and warmer" models have vacuum insulation and are very energy-efficient. They're also pretty fantastically expensive ($150 and up), so I don't know if that's your cup of tea.

Zojirushi also makes the airpots. If you have a good source of boiling water and don't care about the water temperature slowly dropping during the day, those should work fine.

Other Z products have been cool tools in other categories several times. Good products.


answered Sep 07 '11 at 21:59

floatingbones's gravatar image


floatingbones latest answer is best yet. Thanks for the term "airpot", this is it seems what I want but I didn't know the name. I don't want something that also heats (I'm looking to reduce energy use) but the airpot looks good.

3 years, 4 months ago
LondonPrmcultr's gravatar image LondonPrmcultr

Thanks. Glad I was able to make the connection.

If you read the description of the hybrid boiler/warmer at http://zojirushi.com/products/cvdyc , you'll see the product is designed to maintain the water temperature at 175, 195, or 208 degrees F and has a vacuum container. I'm guessing the heating element is used only a tiny amount after the water is heated and is used to maintain the precise desired temperature. The Japanese marketplace demands highly-efficient appliances -- far more than the US.

3 years, 4 months ago
floatingbones's gravatar image floatingbones

It's always wonderful when the appropriate term is used and all of a sudden a whole word opens up. Thanks again, Phil!

3 years, 4 months ago
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The Thermos beverage dispenser keeps hot water warm for 8-10 hrs, and has a push button on top:



answered Sep 03 '11 at 19:03

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Richard M

I have owned a variety of insulated coffee mugs and bottles over the years. The ones from Nissan/Thermos are good, but the best in the bunch are from Highwave (highwave.com). The JoeMo TC Tea mug (amazon.com link) is the best pushbutton vacuum tea mug in the land. They sell all sorts of interesting glass, steel, and stoneware products for water, coffee, tea, beer, and wine. The only loser is their LED Light mug: the light works, but it's a really cruddy design. All of their mugs and bottles are top-notch.


answered Sep 05 '11 at 18:24

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Are you talking about the kind that plug in?


answered Sep 07 '11 at 21:30

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Amy Thomson

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