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#1 Silver Girl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

I'm considering investing in a hot water urn for parties at home. I'm thinking it might be a good alternative to boiling the kettle over and over and having to make cuppas in batches.

Can you recommend a good brand? Any features I should look out for? Plastic or steel? Any safety tips for when children are about? What size is best for smallish parties?

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#2 BeYOUtiful

Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

I bought a Casera brand, stainless steel, 8.8 litre. It is excellent, heats up quickly.
My sons birthday is July so really handy.
I set it up in our garage next to the fridge on a high bench out of reach of little fingers.

It was a great price too at around $40.

#3 gonetothebeach

Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

I don't have an urn so I won't be much help, but next Saturday (the 26th) Aldi are selling urns for $39.99.. it looks pretty good as well.

#4 Silver Girl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Thanks for the replies. Jane05, does the stainless steel feel hot to touch (safety wise)?  I was thinking the plastic might not heat up so much. Good idea to place it up high either way so little ones don't have access to boiling water.

#5 BeYOUtiful

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

It is dual wall insulated for safety.
Auto thermostat.
Cool touch handles.

I had to check the box as was pretty sure It wasn't hot to touch, but haven't used it since July and memory shot lol.

Edited by ~Jane05~, 19 January 2013 - 03:29 PM.

#6 Silver Girl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

Thanks so much for checking that out Jane05. Sounds good.

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