Best Shabbat Hot Water Urn & Hot Water Dispenser for Shabbos Reviews (2018)

What’s your cup of tea?

Is it maybe coffee?

Doesn’t matter… because on Shabbat, you can’t have either 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 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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Shabbat UrnRating 
Top Shabbos Urn
Chefman Hot Water Dispenser Instant Electric PotChefman Hot Water Dispenser Instant Electric Pot
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Classic Kitchen 5.0 Qt Nickel Pearl KettleClassic Kitchen 5.0 Qt Nickel Pearl KettleOur Rating:Get it Here
Our Favorite Urn

Pro Chef PC8100 5-Quart Hot Water urnPro Chef PC8100 5-Quart Hot Water urn
Our Rating:Get it Here
40 Cup Stainless Steel Double Wall Insulated Hot Water Urn with Holiday (Yomtov) Switch40 Cup Stainless Steel Hot Water Urn for Shabbat & Yom TovOur Rating:Get it Here
Top Budget Urn
Classic Kitchen CK321NP 3.5QT (3.2L)Classic Kitchen CK321NP 3.5QT (3.2L)
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Euro Tech Et7100 5 Quart Hot Water UrnEuro Tech Et7100 5 Quart Hot Water UrnOur Rating:Get it Here
4 Quart Stainless Steel Manual Shabbat Kettle4 Quart Stainless Steel Manual Shabbat KettleOur Rating:Get it Here
Top Coffee Urn
Hamilton Beach 42 Cup Coffee UrnHamilton Beach 42-Cup Coffee Urn
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Let’s find out why we chose these Shabbos water urns, shall we?

Chefman Hot Water Dispenser Instant Electric Pot

Top Shabbos Urn

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 a little 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 was 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 (useful if you want to use it during the week as well), which provides maximum energy efficiency, and yet again – reducing costs!

Tip: Chefman is known for their remarkable customer service… plus you get a 1-year warranty. Hopefully you won’t need it, but nonetheless, it gives you peace of mind…

Why Not?

The only issues with this Shabbat hot water kettle are 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 relative to the value 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 a questionable Shabbos hot water pump.

Bottom Line: A durable, reliable & affordable hot water urn from a very reputable brand. You’ll definitely get the best hot Shabbat water urn out there for a very affordable price.

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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)
  • Doesn’t require Tevillah

Cons

  • The manual pump is a little 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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Pro Chef PC8100 5-Quart Hot Water Urn

Our Favorite Urn

Pro Chef PC8100 5-Quart Hot Water urn

Pros

  • Manual & electronic safety locks
  • Easy-to-press manual pump
  • Very safe
  • Doesn’t require Tevillah

Cons

  • Water indicator tough to spot
  • The 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 does exactly what it’s supposed to do.

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

 

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
  • Shabbat + Yom Tov settings 

Cons

  • Update: Some are leaky
  • 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 hot 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 that doesn’t even require a Tevillah.

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

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.

Who is it For?

For bigger Jewish families, especially if you’re hosting a lot of people on Shabbat or during the holiday.

That’s why it’s also a great gift for a Jewish family’s housewarming… a big family in particular.

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

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

Bottom Line: A safe, shiny & high quality (+ 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.

Update: Recently, I’ve been hearing some people complain that their urn started leaking after a while, while others remain very satisfied with theirs. If you rather not take that risk, then I recommend you choose one of the other urns on the list.

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Classic Kitchen CK321NP 3.5QT (3.2L)

Top Budget Urn

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

  • The 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 a 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. Its 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 for personal use).

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Euro Tech ET7100 5-Quart Hot Water Urn

Euro Tech Et7100 5 Quart Hot Water Urn

Pros

  • Heats up very quickly
  • Very quiet
  • One pump fills an entire cup (no multiple presses needed)
  • Cheaper than other brands

Cons

  • Water evaporates rather quickly when you leave it on for a few days
  • Needs some force to dispense water

Why Should You Get it?

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

This Shabbos hot water dispenser can boil up to 5 quarts (almost 5 liters) of water, meaning you’ll be able to fill about 20 cups, easily.

The cute flower design makes it a nice addition to add to your kitchen counter, and definitely a worthy winner of our “Best Value” award.

Why?

  • Does an amazing job heating your water up quickly
  • Has a clean white design, fancying up your kitchen
  • 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: A nicely designed Shabbat hot water urn, and the best value your money can get to enjoy your hot drinks on Shabbat. 

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Also Recommended: What if you’d like a cold drink on Shabbat? Believe it or not – there are also refrigerators for Shabbat.

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
  • The 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 the 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 getting the Euro Tech or the Chefman hot water dispensers.

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Hamilton Beach 42-Cup Coffee Urn

Top Coffee Urn

Hamilton Beach 42 Cup Coffee Urn

Pros

  • Makes up to 42 cups – great for large families or social events
  • Brews fast
  • Lasts for a long time 
  • Great value for money

Cons

  • The spigot is too low – problematic for big coffee mugs
  • No insulation (exterior gets very hot to touch)

Why Should You Get it?

At first, I wasn’t planning to include a coffee urn on this list.

Coffee urns aren’t exactly full-fledged Shabbos urns, but more like “one-trick ponies”, designed specifically for coffee. But after receiving a LOT of questions and requests from readers, I decided to cover my favorite coffee urn.

Note: You can technically use it to brew tea, but it’s best suited for brewing coffee.

Hamilton Beach’s coffee urn is a high-quality urn that can pretty much brew any type of coffee: from Starbucks all the way up to your favorite premium Italian coffee.

It brews very fast, so you can just “set it and forget it” a few minutes before Shabbat comes in and focus on your Shabbat cooking.

If nothing goes wrong, you’ll be able to enjoy a hot cup of coffee on Shabbos for a very long time.

Why Not?

First of all, the obvious reason: it’s only for coffee.

I personally like to have the occasional tea (sometimes soup) in the afternoon, so If I had to choose between a regular Shabbos urn and a coffee urn, I would go with the first option.

Another potential issue is the (kind-of) low spigot. If you’re a coffee junkie like I am, you may find it a bit difficult to fit your big coffee mug under there. 

Note: “Normal” size coffee cups fit perfectly.

Who is it for?

Coffee snobs! 

Just kidding…

This is actually a great option if you’re mostly a coffee drinker. And I don’t just mean for  Shabbat – you can use it every day of the week and have hot coffee ready anytime you need a little boost of caffeine during the day.

Bottom Line: A high-quality, affordable coffee urn for people who enjoy a hot cup of Joe on Shabbos. Great for large families or when you’re having guests over for Shabbat.

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Final Verdict

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

A big round of applause for our winners:

    
Top Shabbos Urn Our Favorite Urn Top Budget Urn Top Coffee Urn
Chefman 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 urn
Classic Kitchen CK321NP 3.5QT (3.2L)Classic Kitchen CK321NP 3.5QT (3.2L)Hamilton Beach 42 Cup Coffee UrnHamilton Beach 42-Cup Coffee Urn
Our Rating:Our Rating:Our Rating:Our Rating:
Get it HereGet it HereGet it HereGet it Here

Top Shabbos Urn: Chefman’s Shabbos hot water pot is the clear winner here. The durability, reliability, safety and of course the cheap price make this water dispenser a bargain and simply a must-have in any Jewish kitchen, and a clear winner of our Best hot water urn award.

Our Favorite Urn: Pro Chef wins our favorite Shabbat hot water urn award. I really had a hard time finding any real “problems” with this one (yes, the water indicator is a bit annoying, but let’s not be picky here). Pro Chef’s water pot is literally “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?

Top Budget Urn: Classic Kitchen is one of the top hot water urn brands out there, and this little beast is a good example why. Inexpensive, very professionally made and lasts for a long time. Plus, you can use it to refill and reboil water on Yom Tov – Yep – hot coffee & tea on holidays!  

Top Coffee Urn: Is it true that a hot water dispenser is a MUST item in every Jewish kitchen? Not if all you drink on Shabbos is coffee… If you’re a coffee junkie, then you can fill a coffee urn all nice and good and keep coming back for a refill. And thanks Hamilton Beach’s fantastic coffee urn, you can do it for a LOT cheaper than a full-blown hot water urn.

Conclusion

That’s all folks.

I hope you found your next Shabbos hot water urn, and that you’ll think of me the next time you’re sipping your hot coffee/tea on Shabbat.

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

Shabbat Shalom 🙂

P.S: Leave a comment below and let me know which Shabbat urn you chose, or if you’d like to invite me for a hot cup of coffee from your new urn 🙂

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