Heat water and steep tea in this versatile five-cup electric tea kettle. The Heat 'n Steep heats water to the desired temperature, then utilizes a stainless steel tea infuser to brew your favorite loose leaf or bag tea. The built-in timer and thermometer with color-coded temperature guide assure the correct steeping time and temperature. The temperature guide provides the recommended range of temperatures for brewing green, white, oolong, black and herbal teas. A no-drip spout and sure-grip handle ensure easy pouring. This electric tea kettle is also ideal for quickly heating water to make instant coffee, hot chocolate, gelatin desserts, hot cereals and instant soups. A special thermostat automatically shuts the kettle off if it boils dry.