Note: Product appears to be discontinued, but you can probably look for second-hand models.
If boiling a jug of water every time you want a hot cup of tea isn't well, your cup of tea, here's help. The Xiaomi Scishare S2101 Hot Water Dispenser does exactly what its name suggests. It provides instant hot water, with six different temperature options to choose from.
- 220V voltage (adaptor for local power points needed)
- Water shortage reminder
- 6 water temperature modes
My wife and I have been using a standard electric jug for a long while now, so switching made sense for us. We were tired of having to reboil the water everytime we needed hot water, and because it's freshly boiled, too hot. The Scishare S2101 can dispense water in room temperature, 55, 70, 85, 95 and 100 degrees Celsius. Bear in mind that there will be some cooling when the water flows down to your cup through the air. But it will still be hot enough for your use.
There's only one button on the water dispenser. You press down on it to get ready. When it chimes, you can turn the button to the temperature you want. Then hit the button again to dispense 250 ml of water. Holding it for two seconds gets you 500 ml instead. You can press it anytime when it's dispensing to stop the water. There's also a light that shines downwards on your cup. This is useful if you're trying to get a hot drink at night and don't want to turn on the lights.
The S2101 stores about 1.8L of water, enough for a full day of hot drinks. When the water is low, the S2101 will make an alert sound and the light will change to red. Unlike more expensive water dispensers, the S2101 doesn't have a filter, so you may want to pre-filter your water if that's to your preference. I'm fine with just normal tap water, though.
The Xiaomi Scishare S2101 Hot Water Dispenser is a worthy buy for those who want to upgrade your hot water experience. At S$94 on Lazada, it's a lot more expensive compared to an electric kettle. But you just can't beat the always-on hot water experience of the S2101. It's also available on Shopee.
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