Best Iced Tea Makers

Last update March 16, 2017
On a hot day, nothing can be better than a sip of chilling ice-cold tea. Instead of paying for every cup, why not buy an iced tea maker and enjoy your favorite drink at any moment? And our 5 best iced tea makers review will help you make the choice! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
CAPACITY
BREWING TIME
BEVERAGES
TEA STRENGTH
OPERATION
FUNCTIONS
CONVENIENCE AND CARE
PACKAGE
 
PROS
A manual tea strength selector allows getting an individual tea taste. A removable glass water tank is easy and convenient to fill and clean in a dishwasher.
CONS
A glass pitcher is a bit fragile and needs more delicate care.
OUR VERDICT
Owing to stainless steel body elements, this iced tea maker has an amazing design. You'll be surprised how easy you can make refreshing iced tea. Сapresso iced tea maker is an ultimate choice for a family of 3-4 persons or a small party. There are models with 1 and 2 pitchers.
detailed parameters
CAPACITY
2.5 Qt
BREWING TIME
Up to 10 minutes
BEVERAGES
Loose tea, Tea bags, and Coffee
TEA STRENGTH
Adjustable slide
OPERATION
Electric
FUNCTIONS
Auto switch-off
CONVENIENCE AND CARE
Removable water tank, Pitcher fill lines, Dishwasher safe
PACKAGE
1 Removable brew basket, 1 Removable cleanable filter, Pitcher lid, Recipe book with 18 refreshing recipes
PROS
A special reusable coffee filter of this Hamilton Beach iced tea maker removes the coffee flavor when you brew tea.
CONS
No auto switch-off when the tea is made.
OUR VERDICT
The best iced tea maker for making both coffee and tea. Enjoy your favorite iced beverages and don't worry about coffee taste while brewing tea. Hamilton Beach iced tea maker is an optimal option for a small family of 2-3 persons.
detailed parameters
CAPACITY
2 Qt
BREWING TIME
Up to 10 minutes
BEVERAGES
Loose tea, Tea bags, and Coffee
TEA STRENGTH
3 tea strengths
OPERATION
Electric
FUNCTIONS
On indicator light, One-touch control
CONVENIENCE AND CARE
Water tank fill lines, Dishwasher safe
PACKAGE
2 Removable filter baskets for coffee and tea, Pitcher lid, Iced coffee recipe book.
PROS
A large steeping basket of Mr. Coffee iced tea maker is especially convenient for making large-leaf herbal tea.
CONS
You will need to use paper filters for loose tea.
OUR VERDICT
At a reasonable price, Mr. Coffee iced tea maker features the same functions as more expensive models. A unit with a simple design and high capacity is good for a family of 2-3 persons to enjoy delicious refreshing tea or coffee.
detailed parameters
CAPACITY
2 Qt
BREWING TIME
Up to 10 minutes
BEVERAGES
Loose tea, Tea bags, and Coffee
TEA STRENGTH
Depends on the amount of tea
OPERATION
Electric
FUNCTIONS
On/off indicator light, Auto switch-off
CONVENIENCE AND CARE
Pitcher fill lines, Manual wash only
PACKAGE
1 Removable steeping basket, Pitcher lid, Recipe book
PROS
A removable sweetener compartment allows West Bend iced tea maker to make sweet tea without stirring.
CONS
Pitcher lid is a bit loose and might cause leakage while pouring the tea.
OUR VERDICT
By virtue of its large capacity, this electric iced tea maker can make about 10 cups of iced tea at a time! It is an ultimate solution for a party on a hot day! The best iced tea maker for daily use by a family of 3-4 persons! And it is available in a set of 2 items.
detailed parameters
CAPACITY
2.75 Qt
BREWING TIME
Up to 10 minutes
BEVERAGES
Loose tea and Tea bags
TEA STRENGTH
3 tea strengths
OPERATION
Electric
FUNCTIONS
Auto switch-off, On indicator light
CONVENIENCE AND CARE
Pitcher fill lines, Manual wash
PACKAGE
1 Removable brew basket, 1 Removable reusable tea filter, Removable sweetener chamber, Pitcher lid
PROS
With an airtight lid, you can put the pitcher in a laid down position in a fridge, thus saving some space in a refrigerator for other food or drinks.
CONS
You will have to boil water separately.
OUR VERDICT
You can easily take this Takeya iced tea maker to a family picnic for it is really portable and convenient. There are 1-2 quart models for individual use or for a family of 2-3 persons. Besides, it is available in various colors for you to choose the one you like.
detailed parameters
CAPACITY
2 Qt (1 Qt available)
BREWING TIME
3-5 minutes
BEVERAGES
Loose tea and Tea bags
TEA STRENGTH
Depends on the amount of tea
OPERATION
Manual
FUNCTIONS
Airtight lid for efficient mixing
CONVENIENCE AND CARE
Dishwasher safe
PACKAGE
1 Removable filter, Tea infuser, Airtight lid

What is an Iced Tea Maker

Today, tea is considered one of the most popular beverages worldwide. On a hot summer day, when you suffer from thirst nothing can compare to a glass of refreshing iced tea. However, it will take you a lot of time to constantly heat water, brew tea and cool it to an ice-cold temperature. But with an iced tea maker, you will need only several minutes to make a cup of reviving iced cold tea. Just put some tea into the filter, fill in the water tank, and put some ice into the pitcher. Then turn it on and in several minutes you will enjoy a nice cooling beverage!

If you are a big fan of coffee, some models of cappuccino makers will please your taste with an iced cappuccino. Or you can refresh yourself with a glass of soda from a soda maker.

What To Look For

Capacity 

The amount of tea you can make at a time depends on a pitcher capacity. Pitcher capacities range from 1 to 3 Quarts. Compact 1-Qt carafes are suitable for individual use or maximum for 2 persons. The bigger 2-Qt iced tea maker models will be a convenient solution for a family of 2-3 persons. Large 2-3-Qt iced tea makers will be perfect for a big family as well as for a party or a picnic, to cheer your guests with wonderful cold beverages. Another important aspect is preparation time, since when you turn the iced tea maker on, you are longing to get a refreshing drink as soon as possible. Usually, the preparation time ranges from 3 to 10 minutes. The more water you pour into the water tank, the longer it will take to brew your tea or coffee, and vice versa.  

Preparation Options

Iced tea makers differ by a number of beverages they can make, and by a tea strength adjustment feature. Some models brew only bagged tea while other can brew loose tea too. It will allow you to choose your favorite tea among a large variety of flavors offered by different manufacturers. There are even models of some best iced tea makers that can also brew coffee for you to enjoy a nice iced coffee drink. Many iced tea makers feature tea strength adjusting between a strong and rich flavor and a mild and delicate one. However, for units without this feature, you can get the desired strength by adjusting the amount of water.

Usability

There are manual and electric iced tea makers. Electric units heat up the water, pass it through a tea filter, and then pour tea into the pitcher. You only need to fill the water tank, plug the unit in, and turn it on. Meanwhile, manual models come without water heating option and you will need a kettle to boil the water. Besides, iced tea makers usually feature a number of specific functions. Some units have an option of automatic switch-off when brewing is done, and you don't have to monitor the process. An indicator light shows when the process is over. A removable water tank will simplify the filling process, and the indicator lines will show the maximum water level to prevent pitcher overfill when you add more ice. Some models come with a glass pitcher that requires delicate care, while the others have a lightweight and more durable plastic jar. A dishwasher-safe feature is another convenient option that will make operation of your iced tea maker easier. The standard package for different models also varies. For example, a brew basket is more convenient to prepare bagged tea, while a removable reusable filter is better suited for loose tea. An additional coffee filter will allow avoiding residual coffee flavor when you make tea. A sweetener chamber will ensure sweetness of your tea without extra stirring. With a pitcher lid, you can easily store brewed tea in a fridge. And a recipe book gives you a chance to play with flavors of your refreshing drinks.

If you pay attention to the above-mentioned aspects, we believe you will easily pick the right iced tea maker for yourself. Enjoy an excellent taste of freshly brewed and chilled tea with minimum efforts. 

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Review of Capresso 624.02 Iced Tea/Coffee Maker

Capresso 624.02 Iced Tea/Coffee Maker

Capresso 624.02 Iced Tea/Coffee Maker

Capacity

Сapresso iced tea maker comes with a 2.5Qt pitcher where you can make up to 10 servings of refreshing cold tea. This capacity is enough for a family of 3-4 persons or even for a group of friends or a small party . It will take you only from 5 to 10 minutes to make tea. The brewing time mostly depends on the amount of drink you prepare and on the desired tea strength. Traditional tea making and cooling process will take much more time anyway.

Preparation Options

This best iced tea maker can brew not only bagged and loose tea but also amazing iced coffee. You only need to pour ground coffee into the filter and turn the device on. Capresso iced tea maker brews coffee in a way similar to a drip coffee maker, giving you a delicious and refreshing drink. A strength lever on the front panel will allow you to select the desired tea strength, from the light and delicate to harsh and intensive. To create your own blend, you can also add some sugar, flavored syrup or fruit on top of ice and simply stir it when the drink is made. Go ahead and try it!

Usability

This is an electric iced tea maker, it is easy and convenient to operate. It features a removable water tank with fill indicators. You can simply fill Сapresso iced tea maker with a tap water. When the brewing process is complete, the unit will automatically switch off. The glass pitcher is dishwasher safe and has convenient ice fill indicators. Capresso #624 comes with a removable reusable filter for tea and coffee. Meanwhile, the manufacturer recommends purchasing an additional reusable filter for coffee to avoid coffee flavor and taste in your tea. A pitcher lid will allow you to keep a nice fresh drink in a refrigerator. And finally, a recipe book will give you an idea of new blends and flavors for your refreshing beverages.

Additional Info

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Capresso 624.02 Iced Tea/Coffee Maker
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Review of Hamilton Beach 40912R Iced Coffee/Tea Maker

Hamilton Beach 40912R Iced Coffee/Tea Maker

Hamilton Beach 40912R Iced Coffee/Tea Maker

Capacity

Hamilton Beach 40912R iced tea maker comes with a 2-Qt pitcher. It means that you can make about 8 glasses of delicious cold tea at a time. And you can easily cheer a group of friends with a nice cold drink. The brewing cycle is only 10 minutes, giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy your homemade iced tea, and it will take you almost no time. You don't have to boil water first, steep the tea and cool it afterward, your iced tea maker will do it for you!

Preparation Options

As the name suggests, this Hamilton Beach iced tea maker is suitable both for brewing wonderful bagged or loose tea and for making amazing iced coffee. Therefore, you can enjoy reviving cold beverages without leaving your home. Add some frozen or fresh fruit to the pitcher to give an exotic and individual flavor to your favorite drink. The coffee strength depends on the amount of ground coffee you put into the filter. As for the tea strength, you can select between three options — mild, medium and strong.

Usability

Hamilton Beach is an electric iced tea maker that will make wonderful chilling beverages with one touch. Mind that after the brewing cycle is finished the iced tea maker will not shut down automatically. We recommend you to monitor the process. At the same time, this best iced tea maker model boasts two separate brewing baskets, one for the tea and another for the ground coffee. Such option allows avoiding tea and coffee flavors mixing. Indicator lines on water reservoir and on the carafe will help you pour the necessary amount of water and ice. And the service cover is very comfortable for pouring the drink right from the pitcher or storing it in the fridge. Noteworthy, the pitcher is made of BPA-free non-toxic plastic and you can easily clean it in a dishwasher. The iced coffee recipe book will open to you the new flavoring options for refreshing coffee and tea. Be creative and try it!

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


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Hamilton Beach® Iced Coffee Maker 40912
Hamilton Beach 40912R Iced Coffee/Tea Maker
Hamilton Beach 40912R Iced Coffee/Tea Maker
 
Review of Mr. Coffee TM1

Mr. Coffee TM1

Mr. Coffee TM1

Capacity

This iced tea maker features a 2-Qt carafe. It allows you to make 8 cups of a refreshing cold drink at a time. This is enough for a family or a small party. Preparation time is about 10 minutes including water heating and tea steeping process. It's a pretty good time, especially if you compare it to a traditional tea brewing process, where you need to boil up some water first, then steep the tea and cool it in a refrigerator. The Mr. Coffee iced tea maker facilitates and accelerates the whole process for your ultimate convenience.

Preparation Options

Mr. Coffee iced tea maker brews both bagged and loose tea. You can also make a cup of iced coffee, an excellent drink to replenish and boost yourself. Try it once and you will fall for it! Note that manufacturer recommends using paper filters for loose tea leaves and ground coffee to get a clear flavor. When you make coffee you may use either medium or dark roast coffee to get the desired strength and taste. As for the tea strength, you may adjust it by the amount of loose tea you put in the steeping basket.

Usability

This iced tea maker model is of electric operation type. Fill the water tank, put some tea into the steeping basket, and add some ice to the pitcher. Indicator lines will help you measure the necessary amount of water. The Mr. Coffee iced tea maker steeping basket is large enough to prepare herbal tea where you need to put more tea leaves and herbs for better concentration. Though the pitcher is made of plastic, the manufacturer recommends delicate manual cleaning. For your convenience, the ON/OFF button has a light indicator that shows when the brewing process is over. The package also includes a pitcher lid to store your tea in a fridge and a recipe book with a number of delicious drinks to stun your relatives and friends.

Additional Info

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Mr.Coffee Ice Tea Maker, Series T1
Mr. Coffee TM1
Mr. Coffee TM1
 
Review of West Bend 68305T Iced Tea Maker

West Bend 68305T Iced Tea Maker

West Bend 68305T Iced Tea Maker

Capacity

West Bend 68305 iced tea maker boasts one of the largest pitchers, 2.75 Qt. Just imagine, it can make about 13-14 cups of ice-cold tea in one go! It is a perfect choice not only for a big family but also for different events like a party, celebration or just a friends drop-in. Prepare your special iced tea to amaze your friends with its unique flavor similar to the tea made in a teahouse or a restaurant. Moreover, the whole brewing cycle will take 10 minutes at most. It is extremely quick to cheer up and refresh yourself, your family, and friends!

Preparation Options

If your favorite tea is available only in a loose form, don't get upset! This West Bend iced tea maker features a very simple design for making both loose and bagged tea. It has two different baskets for loose leaves and for tea bags. To get a perfect tea strength and flavor, this model offers brewing time and steep strength settings. With a brew strength selector on the front panel, you can choose between three strength levels, from mild and delicate to rich and intensive.

Usability

If you have ever used drip coffee makers, you will not have any problem with this device. West Bend iced tea maker is very easy and convenient to use. Simply fill in the water reservoir and pour ice into the pitcher following indicator lines. Though made of high-quality plastic, the pitcher is not dishwasher-safe and requires manual cleaning. West Bend 68305 comes with a removable brewing basket and a reusable filter for loose tea. In addition, it is one of the few models that have a sweetener compartment allowing you to get sweet tea without constantly stirring it. When the brewing cycle is complete, this electric iced tea maker will switch off automatically. Besides, it has an indicator light showing whether the process is over. The pitcher lid will keep your tea cold when you put it in a fridge. Iced tea is a nice drink to refresh yourself at any time. And this model will make it your favorite beverage!

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


West Bend 68305T Iced Tea Maker
West Bend 68305T Iced Tea Maker
 
Review of Takeya 11175 lash Chill, Iced Tea Maker

Takeya 11175 lash Chill, Iced Tea Maker

Takeya 11175 lash Chill, Iced Tea Maker

Capacity

Takeya Flash Chill iced tea maker is available in two pitcher sizes: 1 Qt and 2 Qt. It is about 4 and 8 glasses of ice-cold tea respectively. A large capacity 2-Qt pitcher is the best choice for a family of 3-4 persons while a small 1-Qt jar is often enough for individual use. The brew time is from 3 to 5 minutes depending upon the tea variety. You need less time to steep green or white tea, but the taste of black or herbal tea will be deeper and more intensive after a longer brew.

Preparation Options

This model is dedicated only to tea steeping. The Takeya iced tea maker allows brewing both bagged and loose tea. It is very convenient since there are tea varieties that are available only in bags, while others are offered solely in loose leaves. But with this best iced tea maker, you will always have your favorite cooling tea. Though this model has no steep strength lever, you can adjust the tea strength with the amount of tea you put into the infusion filter.

Usability

This is a fully manual "back to basics" iced tea maker. So, no need to plug it in to make some iced tea. The patented Flash Chill® technology makes the brewing process simple and fast. Just put your favorite tea into a long removable and reusable filter, add some boiling water, and close it to let the tea infuse. When the tea is brewed, pull out the filter, add the desired amount of ice, and mix it. That's it! Enjoy your delicious refreshing drink! The pitcher of this Takeya iced tea maker is made of BPA-free high-quality plastic and it is dishwasher safe. Airtight lid with a convenient handle is a distinctive feature of this model that allows you to keep it in a fridge either in an upright or down position.


Takeya 11175 lash Chill, Iced Tea Maker
Takeya 11175 lash Chill, Iced Tea Maker
 
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