The 5 Best Iced Tea Makers [Ranked]
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The way iced tea makers work is by brewing bagged or loose tea and then dripping it onto a pitcher of ice that cools it down (Source). This removable pitcher can be used to serve or store your drink.
They generally feature auto-shutoffs, brew strength adjusters, on/off lights, and removable steeping baskets (Source).
- How they compare
- Our Top Pick: The TM1 Iced Tea Maker
- Comparing Them
- 3 Delicious Ice Tea Recipes
- Best Iced Tea Makers For 2022
- What Are Buyers Saying?
How they compare
We examined 3 Mr. Coffee iced tea makers- the TM1, TM70 and the TM33. The primary difference is that the 1 and 70 have plastic pitchers, while the TM70 has a glass pitcher. The TM1 also lacks adjustable brew strength, while the TM70 and TM33 have that feature (Source).
(Scroll down for full comparison table).
The Takeya Flash Chill is a BPA-free (bisphenol A is an industrial chemical some buyers look to avoid) option that is manually, as oppose to electrically, powered. You make the tea by shaking it- so it's also the only portable solution.
Watch The Takeya Shake Tea
Our Top Pick: The TM1 Iced Tea Maker
The TM1 tea maker has a 2 quart pitcher capacity. It's designed to brew both tea bags and loose tea. Conveniently, you can remove its brew basket. It ships with a one-year limited warranty. Includes an on/off power light.
The way it works, you need to fill it with water to the first line marked on the pitcher. That water is then poured into the brewer. If you want to sweeten your tea, you can add a couple teaspoons of sugar to the pitcher.
Then, add 3 tea bags (or your loose tea) in the brewing basket. The brewing lid is then attached to the brewing basket. The pitcher then slides into the brewer- you'll then press the "Brew" button and wait 3 to 5 minutes until it's done.
|Iced Tea Maker||Our Rating||Price ($)||Capacity||Power||Adjustable Brew Strength?|
|The Mr. Coffee TM1 Iced Tea Maker||4.4||$||2 quart||Electric||No|
|The Mr. Coffee TM70 Iced Tea Maker||4.3||$$||3 quart||Electric||Yes|
|The Mr. Coffee TM33 Iced Tea Brewing System||4.0||$$||2.5 quart||Electric||Yes|
|The Capresso Iced Tea Maker||3.1||$$$||2.5 quart||Electric||Yes|
|The Takeya Manual Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker||4.6||$$||1 or 2 quart||Manual||No|
3 Delicious Ice Tea Recipes
Best Iced Tea Makers For 2022
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