A-Z of coffee machine, kettle, water dispenser, water jug, water bottle and water filter cartridge features
Find out more about the features of your coffee machine, kettle, water dispenser, water jug, water bottle or water filter cartridge.
Acoustic signal when kettle is boiled
An acoustic signal (sound) will be made when your water reaches your desired temperature or has finished boiling (depends on product).
Adjusts pH Balance
Alkaline water may help slow down the ageing process, however this is controversial. Additionally Alkaline water can help to reduce stomach acids.
Automatic switch off
This product includes a sensor that detects boiling water by measuring temperature or the availability of steam.
Acoustic signal when coffee is ready
An acoustic signal (sound) will be made when your coffee is ready.
Adjustable coffee grind level
Adjust the coarseness of the grind to brew the perfect coffee.
-  Brendan Hodrien, The Independent. Available at: https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/house-garden/coffee/best-coffee-grinders-for-home-espresso-hand-under-100-burr-blade-french-press-burr-krups-cuisinart-2312069.html. [Accessed 30/03/2019].
-  David Ludlow, Trusted reviews. (04/02/2019). Available at: https://www.trustedreviews.com/how-to/use-coffee-grinder-adjust-burr-grinder-best-taste-3615538. [Accessed 30/03/2019].
-  Alana Kysar of Fix Feast Flair, KitchenAid. (04/12/2016). Available at: https://blog.kitchenaid.com/guide-to-coffee-grinds/. [Accessed 30/03/2019].
Better tasting water
This product removes odours and/or chemicals such as Chlorine, to provide purer and better wasting water.
This product automatically switches off the heating element when there’s no water in the water tank or the water runs out during use.
BPA is a common chemical, also known as 4,4’-dihydroxy-2,2-diphenylpropane. BPA is combined with other chemicals to manufacture plastics. However, there may be evidence to suggest that BPA might mimic hormones which can affect puberty and even cause certain hormone related cancers. This product does not use BPA in the manufacturing process.
This product includes a built-in display which shows additional information such as the current water temperature.
Customisation of drink temperature
Many kettles come with predefined boiling temperatures. It is ideal to have the ability to customise the boiling temperature when drinking herbal teas. Drinking hot teas can cause certain oesophageal cancers, with some countries more at risk than others.
Dishwasher Safe (Excluding Lid)
This product can be safely washed in the dishwasher, excluding the lid.
This product has a dispensing tap, removing the need to pour purer and better tasting water.
Electronic Filter Life Indicator
Find out how many days or months a water filter cartridge has left by using an electric filter life indicator.
“100% recyclable” refers to the water filter cartridge or as a water filter cartridge included in a water filter jug, water filter kettle, water filter bottle, water filter dispenser or water filter coffee machine bundle, that can be recycled.
You can recycle your water filter cartridges using TerraCycle.
Brands using the TerraCycle scheme: