Tea drinkers can have filtered hot water at the touch of a button

Tea drinkers can have filtered hot water at the touch of a button

If you like hot tea but hate watching a tea kettle boil to a precise temperature, a new refrigerator can do the work for you.

The new GE Café French door refrigerator dispenses hot water with four different pre-programmed temperature settings. Choose from 90 degrees Fahrenheit for warm, 150 degrees for cocoa, 170 degrees for tea and 185 degrees for soup. There's also a customizable one, from 90-185 degrees so users can select their temperature, making it perfect for steeping delicate teas and making quick work of oatmeal, hot chocolate and other food preparation.

With the Café's hot water dispenser, consumers can be assured they are quickly getting an accurate temperature for their favorite tea

"Consumers may have had to sacrifice the optimal tea experience in the past because their microwave or stove wouldn't give them a precise hot water temperature," said Rob Lewis, lead design engineer for GE Appliances. "Now, within minutes, they can be sipping their favorite tea, just like it would be brewed by an expert, while they read the news."

Each tea category has an ideal steeping temperature. For example, green tea is best at lower temperatures, and tea manufacturers offer very specific suggestions, from 122-185 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now, those precise temperatures can be easily set on the GE Café refrigerator, with 10 ounces of precisely controlled hot water being dispensed in minutes. Other settings can be used to enjoy other food and drinks throughout the day, from oatmeal to soup to hot chocolate.

In addition to hot water, the Café French door refrigerator features the most advanced water filtration system in the industry. The system has been tested and certified by an independent third party to remove 98 percent of five trace pharmaceuticals, such as ibuprofen (a painkiller) and progesterone (a hormone). In addition, the filter is located in the door for easy replacement, while also freeing up valuable space in the refrigerator.

Pricing and availability

The GE Café French door refrigerator (model CFE29TSDSS) is built in Louisville, Ky., and the estimated retail price is $3,099. The refrigerator is available wherever GE appliances are sold.

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Topics: Appliances, Water Filtration & Water Quality

Companies: GE Appliances

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