Best Shabbat Hot Water Urn & Hot Water Dispenser for Shabbos Reviews (2017)

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Shabbat Hot Water Urns

What’s your cup of tea?

Is it maybe coffee?

Doesn’t matter… because on Shabbat, you can’t have neither unless you have a Shabbat hot water urn.

You probably know that by now, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this article looking for the best Shabbat hot water dispenser, now would you?

Well, since you’re here, let me to help you find a hot water heater that will hopefully fulfill your desire for coffee/tea on Shabbat, and last you for many years.

Best Shabbat Hot Water Urns

Let’s have a little preview of our top Shabbat hot water urns.

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Top Pick Our Favorite Best Value Top Gift
Euro Tech ET6010 6-Quart Hot Water Urn With Shabbat ModeEuro Tech ET6010 6-Quart Hot Water Urn With Shabbat Mode40 Cup Stainless Steel Double Wall Insulated Hot Water Urn with Holiday (Yomtov) Switch40 Cup Stainless Steel Double Wall Insulated Hot Water Urn with Holiday (Yomtov) SwitchChefman Hot Water Dispenser Instant Electric PotChefman Hot Water Dispenser Instant Electric Pot
Pro Chef PC8100 5-Quart Hot Water urnPro Chef PC8100 5-Quart Hot Water urnt
Classic Kitchen 5.0 Qt Nickel Pearl KettleClassic Kitchen 5.0 Qt Nickel Pearl KettleClassic Kitchen CK321NP 3.5QT (3.2L)Classic Kitchen CK321NP 3.5QT (3.2L)4 Quart Stainless Steel Manual Shabbat Kettle4 Quart Stainless Steel Manual Shabbat Kettle
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Let’s find out why we chose these Shabbos water urns shall we?

Euro Tech ET6010 6-Quart Hot Water Urn With Shabbat Mode

Top Pick

Euro Tech ET6010 6-Quart Hot Water Urn With Shabbat Mode

Pros

  • Heats up very quickly
  • Very quiet
  • Has both manual and auto dispensers
  • One pump fills an entire cup (no multiple presses needed)

Cons

  • Water evaporates rather quickly when you leave it on for a few days

Why Should You Get it?

Euro Tech have outdone themselves with their hot water urn, that was created especially for Shabbat observers.

This Shabbos hot water dispenser can boil up to 6 quarts (almost 6 liters) of water, meaning you’ll be able to fill about 24 cups easily.

I actually thought hard whether to give the “Top Pick” or the “Best Value”, because honestly it deserves both.

Why?

  • It does an amazing job heating your water up quickly
  • It has a cute stainless steel design, fancying up your kitchen
  • It’s very (very!) affordable

All you have to do is heat your water (which happens blazingly fast), turn on Shabbat mode – and you’ll be enjoying your hot coffee/tea for the entire Shabbat.

Who is it For?

For anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Whether you’re looking for a hot water dispenser for Shabbat, for Passover (Pesach) or any other Jewish holiday – it will definitely get the job done.

It’s great for your home, office, dorm, garden, room… it will serve you hot water, and look very pretty while doing so.

Tip: It’s also a great housewarming gift for a Jewish friend.

Bottom Line: The best Shabbat hot water urn you can get, and for a very reasonable price as well.

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40 Cup Stainless Steel Hot Water Urn for Shabbat & Yom Tov

Our Favorite

40 Cup Stainless Steel Double Wall Insulated Hot Water Urn with Holiday (Yomtov) Switch

Pros

  • Huge capacity (40 cups)
  • Leak-proof tap for continuous one cup serving
  • Child lock top cover
  • CE certified (EU safety) + 1 year warranty
  • Easy to clean
  • Has Shabbat & Yom Tov settings

Cons

  • Lid handle not stable
  • More expensive

Why Should You Get it?

The obvious reason first: it has enough capacity to serve 3 Orthodox families of coffee & tea addicts, and still have water left (I’ve seen it happen).

Besides the obvious, this Shabbat hot water dispenser is made from high quality, stainless steel parts (no plastic parts) – so it doesn’t peel off, and it sure as hell doesn’t get that smelly plastic odor a lot of the cheaper hot water urns are famously known for.

Add the unique Shabbat & Yom Tov settings this urn comes with, and you get a great hot water dispenser (or “KumKum” in Hebrew) for Shabbos.

Why Not?

Although I listed “expensive” as a con, at the end of the day – you pay for quality (and quantity), so I believe the price is pretty justified.

One important point to keep in mind though – even though it has a child lock top cover, there is no equivalent child lock for the spigot, so it’s best to keep it away from children, preferably in a high place.

Tip: Classic Kitchen also offer a 1 year warranty and a great customer service, which is a huge advantage.

Who is it For?

Bigger Jewish families, holidays, or if you’re hosting a lot of people on Shabbat.

That’s why it’s also a great gift for a Jewish family’s housewarming, especially if they’re a big family.

This hot water dispenser has a huge capacity, enough for about 40 cups.

If you’re heavy coffee or tea drinkers, then this one is definitely what you’re looking for.

Bottom Line: A safe, shiny, high quality (and high quantity) Shabbat & Yom Tov hot water dispenser that will serve you well, especially if you’re drinking a lot of hot coffee/tea/cocoa on Shabbat.

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Chefman Hot Water Dispenser Instant Electric Pot

Best Value

Chefman Hot Water Dispenser Instant Electric Pot

Pros

  • Durable – stainless steel exterior & interior for long lasting performance
  • Reliable – automatic shut-off feature when the pot is empty
  • Very safe – has a safety lock feature that prevents spillages
  • 1 year warranty & great customer service
  • Low cost (and efficient)!

Cons

  • Exterior gets very hot
  • Boiling a full pot takes time

Why Should You Get it?

Well what do you know… Chefman has won the “Best Value” hot water dispenser award.

And if you read our review of the best Shabbat hot plate, you probably noticed Chefman were also awarded the “Best Value” hot plate for Shabbos… so no surprises here.

Chefman have consistently proven they can deliver high quality & very affordable kitchenware essentials for Shabbos…and their Shabbat water boiler & warmer is no different.

Their Shabbos hot water dispenser (with the “Shabbos mode”) is entirely made of stainless steel parts. That includes both the interior as well as the exterior, so kiss your cheap plastic pieces goodbye…

Chefman also made a huge effort to make their water boiler efficient with their 700-watt vacuum-insulated container & one-touch electronic dispenser, which provides maximum energy efficiency, and yet again – reducing costs!

Tip: Chefman are known for their remarkable customer service… plus you get a 1 year warranty. Hopefully you won’t need it, but nonetheless it’s still incredibly important.

Why Not?

The only problems with this Shabbat hot water kettle is that it takes a bit longer to boil compared to others. And when it does boil, then the exterior can get pretty hot. But these downsides are pretty trivial compared to the upsides and the price you’re paying for it.

Who is it For?

A great solution for us religious Jews, especially if you’re looking to get the best value for your money, without spending a fortune on your Shabbos hot water pump.

Bottom Line: A durable, reliable & affordable hot water urn from a very reputable brand. You’ll definitely get the biggest bang for your buck with this Shabbat water urn.

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Pro Chef PC8100 5-Quart Hot Water urn

Top Gift

Pro Chef PC8100 5-Quart Hot Water urn

Pros

  • Manual & electronic safety locks
  • Easy-to-press manual pump
  • Very safe

Cons

  • Water indicator tough to spot
  • Top lid is a bit rough (some might say it’s an advantage)

Why Should You Get it?

Pro Chef’s 5-quart hot water urn looks fantastic, and definitely does its job in a reliable way.

Like the others, it also has a solid stainless steel design, including the interior, so you won’t taste the infamous “plastic water” taste.

A big benefit of Pro Chef’s Shabbat hot water heater is their very easy-to-press manual pump. You might think it’s not a big deal… but trust me, when you’re using your hot water dispenser every Shabbat & Yom Tov, then it’s ESSENTIAL.

There’s nothing more annoying than a hard to press manual pump. You want to make a cup of coffee, not do a power workout.

And the best use of this hot water pot? To gift it to your Jewish friends & family.

Why? Because every religious Jewish person needs a Kosher hot water urn (this one has a Hechsher), and hopefully a reliable one that “just works”.

Why Not?

The water indicator (the manometer) is difficult to spot, which is a pain when you want to find out how much water you have left.

Who is it For?

For avid tea or coffee Jewish drinkers, especially if you’re looking for a medium-sized hot water urn for your small household.

Also makes for a great gift for your Jewish friend’s kitchens.

Bottom Line: A fantastic, hassle-free Kosher Shabbat hot water urn that “just works”.

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Classic Kitchen 5.0 Qt Nickel Pearl Kettle

Classic Kitchen 5.0 Qt Nickel Pearl Kettle

Pros

  • Beautiful nickel stainless steel design
  • 1 year warranty + CE safety certification (for EU)

Cons

  • Manual pump is hard to press
  • Metallic taste at the beginning

Why Should You Get it?

This Kosher hot water urn is ready for immediate use, can be refilled on Yom Tov, and doesn’t require a Tevillah.

It has the important CE safety certification, making it suitable to use in Europe as well.

It will take about 20 minutes to fully boil the water, which is not bad.

Why Not?

The biggest problem by far is that the manual pump is hard to press. You’ll probably need a few presses to fill your cup of coffee, which becomes quite exhausting after a while.

Also, it has a strong metallic taste the first few times you drink the water. It does go away after a while.

Tip: Wash it properly with soap before using it the first time to get rid of the metallic taste.

Bottom Line: A nice Shabbos hot water dispenser, but the manual pump is hard to press.

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Classic Kitchen CK321NP 3.5QT (3.2L)

Classic Kitchen CK321NP 3.5QT (3.2L)

Pros

  • Auto reboil for Yom Tov refill
  • Small & compact
  • 1 year warranty + CE safety certification (for EU)

Cons

  • Lid is a bit flimsy

Why Should You Get it?

If you’re looking for a small Shabbos hot water dispenser just for yourself or for a single person, then this one is definitely the way to go.

You can safely use it for both Shabbat & Yom Tov, as it has an auto reboil function made especially so you can refill water on Yom Tov.

This Shabbos hot water urn is made by Classic Kitchen, who are known for their fantastic customer support. Plus, they give you 1 year warranty, so you’re in good hands either way.

Why Not?

Don’t get this electric Shabbat kettle if you have a large family, or even a medium-sized family. It’s capacity (3.2L) is enough just for 13 cups or so. So, if you’re a coffee/tea fanatic like me, it’s barely enough for 2-3 people.

Who is it for?

If you’re looking for a small hot water dispenser just for yourself or for a small group of people, then this is the only Shabbat hot water pot you should get.

It has a 3.2L capacity, which is enough for about 13 cups. That’s more than enough for 1-2 coffee & tea addicts to last the Shabbat.

Bottom Line: A small & compact Shabbat hot water dispenser for a small Jewish household (or personal use).

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4 Quart Stainless Steel Manual Shabbat Kettle

4 Quart Stainless Steel Manual Shabbat Kettle

Pros

  • Heats water quickly
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Only has a manual pump
  • Cover is not removable

Why Should You Get it?

This stainless-steel Shabbat kettle is a bit bigger than the previous one by Classic Kitchen, so it might be just what you’re looking for if you’re a family of 3-4 coffee/tea drinkers.

It’s also the cheapest Shabbat hot water pot on this list.

Why Not?

It has only a manual hot water pump, which is a pain if you plan to use it for the rest of the week as well.

Also, the cover is not removable, so emptying this Shabbat kettle can be a bit challenging.

Who is it for?

If price is your only important factor, then this is the cheapest Shabbos hot water dispenser you can probably find.

Bottom Line: A very affordable hot water dispenser, best suitable if you only need it for Shabbat and not the rest of the week. But in my opinion, it’s worth spending an extra $5-$10 and get the Euro Tech or the Chefman hot water dispensers.

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Final Verdict

So, what are the best hot water urns for Shabbat?

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Top Pick Our Favorite Best Value Top Gift
Euro Tech ET6010 6-Quart Hot Water Urn With Shabbat ModeEuro Tech ET6010 6-Quart Hot Water Urn With Shabbat Mode40 Cup Stainless Steel Double Wall Insulated Hot Water Urn with Holiday (Yomtov) Switch40 Cup Stainless Steel Double Wall Insulated Hot Water Urn with Holiday (Yomtov) SwitchChefman Hot Water Dispenser Instant Electric PotChefman Hot Water Dispenser Instant Electric Pot
Pro Chef PC8100 5-Quart Hot Water urnPro Chef PC8100 5-Quart Hot Water urnt
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Top Pick: That was a tough competition, but we ended up choosing Euro Tech’s fabulous hot water urn. The fact that water boils to quickly and the manual pump is so easy to use + the very affordable price earned it the Top Shabbos hot water urn award, and rightfully so.

Our Favorite: You probably noticed that Classic Kitchen are pretty dominant on this list, huh? So, it’s probably not a huge surprise that they also won Our favorite Shabbat hot water urn award. This is the only real Kosher Shabbat water heater suitable for big Jewish families, holidays & special events. Add that to their safety features, warranty & remarkable customer support – and you can see why they’re our clear favorite.

Best Value: I have to admit, Chefman’s Shabbos hot water pot could’ve easily won both the “Top Pick” and the “Best Value” awards. But we decided to play a fair game and award them just the “Best Value” award. Let’s just say there’s a reason this Shabbos water urn “flies off the shelf”.

Top Gift: Hot water dispenser are a MUST item in every Jewish kitchen. So naturally, it’s a great idea to gift one to your Jewish friends or family. And when you do that, then you should definitely choose Pro Chef’s 5-quart hot water urn. This water pot is “plug and play”. Any Jewish family, regardless of their religious level, can simply plug it in and start using it. No special cleaning, no Tevillah, no nothing. How great is that?

Summary

That’s all folks.

I hope I helped you find your next Shabbos hot water urn, and that you’ll think of me the next time you’re sipping from your hot coffee or tea on Shabbat 🙂

Now when Shabbat comes, all you have to do is turn on Shabbat mode, relax, and enjoy your coffee/tea.

Now I’m curious: which of these Shabbat hot water dispensers did you like best & ended up choosing? Tell me all about it in the comments!

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