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44 reviews | 3.8 out of 5
After reading reviews on other websites that indicated some people had got ones that only worked one time... I simply ignored it and got one of these from walmart.com... only to brew one single picture of ice tea and it never to turn on ever again there after. Wow, how can a company stay in business selling this kind of junk! It was a great idea, and this was the only black ice tea maker I have ever found (which matched appliances in my kitchen), but very very bad parts.
I don't usually write reviews, but have to tell you about this iced tea maker. I read some of the negative reviews and thought Oster would have fixed whatever was wrong with this product by now... nope, not a chance. I ran fresh water through to clean as it is directed. I dried all the pieces, and decided to make tea the next day. I even found a nice spot on the kitchen counter and let it sit overnight. So today, I tried it. It wouldn't turn on!!!! Just like other reviews, this thing won't work! Do not try it. It's garbage and will be returned asap. I'll continue to brew tea on the stove and pour it into my old ugly juice container when it cools. Sorry Oster, you've lost my support for good. If you choose to ignore this review, like I did others, good luck to you.
Seems I am not the only one. Is this a bad lot number? The first unit we bought worked one time then stopped so we returned it only to find that the second one only worked once! Love the look of it as it is the only black iced tea maker on the market!
My son is stationed in Bagdad and this plus tea bags and 50lbs. of sugar was what he wanted for Christmas. Southern Boys need their "Sweet-tea" even in Iraq.. Good, well made product at a good price.
In the age of BPA's and other chemicals leaching out of plastic, it is great to have a glass pitcher. It has a nice slimline handle and makes great pitcher for the table. I am very happy with this maker.
Overall I like it very much. I think the pitcher itself could have been a little more sturdy. It seems a little fragile, especially the handle. I would have been happier if the pitcher had been a nice heavy (unbreakable) acrylic. I am sure though that I can find another pitcher I like better as long as the height is right the design of the brewer itself allows just about any 2 or 2.5 quart pitcher to work as long as the output spout swings out over it. We fill the tank to capacity out of a full pitcher of water and let the brew run into the remaining water in the pitcher so it ends up full of just tea (no ice). We buy loose tea and use 2/3 of a cup for each batch.
I like this iced tea maker because it's easy to prepare the tea and the glass carafe is very classy to serve it. The process is quick and the tea is tasty.
It's easy to pour the water in the iced tea maker and it's ready to serve when it automatically shuts off.
After reading all of the reviews on this Oster Iced Tea Maker, I was very skeptical of buying it, but I'm very glad I did, & happy with my decision & the product. This is an awesome machine. It does what it's intended for, does it well & is very fast. It only takes 1 to 1.1/2 minutes to make a whole pitcher of tea. It's a good size too. It's great looking, small enough to sit, unobtrusively, on my small beverage counter, & is a pleasant addition to all of my other black appliances. I only use 1 or 2 tea bags (which saves tea bags & still tastes great), not quite as much ice as they call for (my own preference), & the tea comes out great every time. I use 1 cup sugar to every pitcher of tea made, but the tea bag compartment won't hold it all, so I have to add it to the pitcher when the tea is done. Also, the one time (2nd use) I did add the sugar to the tea bag compartment, it didn't all dissolve. Most people's iced tea makers stopped working after the first pot/use, but mine is still working & humming right along, considering I use it once every day. I am quite happy with this beautiful Oster Iced Tea Maker & highly recommend it.
I've been looking for a black tea brewer for some time now. Most other stores sell white. I planned to keep it out on the counter and I have black and stainless steel appliances in my kitchen. So I did some online searching and came across this tea maker at Walmart! I was hesitant to buy it because of some of the reviews on here, and I don't usually shop at Walmart. But went ahead anyways because a few reviews doesn't mean every tea maker is bad. Walmart's shipping was super fast! Upon receiving it, I promptly opened it up, cleaned it and used it. I am happy with how it looks, works, and how it brewed the tea. I've used it several times since then, with absolutely zero problems. I HIGHLY recommend!
I received this as a Christmas gift (2010) and use it about 12 times a week. We drink a lot of tea! It's very easy to use and clean. I read all the bad reviews and thought WHAT!, I love my tea maker! In the 3 months that I've owned it it has never given me any issues. I thought having the glass pitcher would be a problem but it's held up so far.
I am now on my fourth one since christmas. The first one made about 6 pitchers of tea. Then would not turn on, the second made two, then wouldnt turn on. The third made two, then of course would not turn on. I am going back to get one more, my friend bought hers the time I got the first one and hers is fine. I am so disappointed, I got rid of our old one for the new stainless steel look to match the rest of my stuff, little did I know -the new ones dont work!!! No one else seems to make a household size in stainless.
This is a great tea maker that I highly recommend. It is really easy to use. This was my first tea maker so I used the instructions but after that first time it is great. The color is perfect and will not get as dirty as other colors. I like the design, it is made so when not in use it can stay out and does not take up a lot of room, very compact. One of my favorite features is you can use tea bags or loose leaf tea. This leaves you open to a lot of variety. If you like tea then this is the perfect machine to add to your kitchen.
We just purchased a second iced tea maker to have the option of making multiple flavors. It is easy to use, takes up little space on the counter, quick to clean. Highly recommend.
"Tea Maker is Great ! ! Highly Recommend ! !
I have purchased literally dozens of machines over the years and this one brews great. It does not clog up or have a water heating problem as time passes. The only thing I have an issue with is the fact that there never seems to be any extra carafes available. Since they are glass, we have had a few mishaps.
Best tea maker we have ever had, but only lasted 18 months. Will buy another just like it!
After years of dealing w/the Mr. Coffee leaking and stained plastic pitchers, it's finally over! Treated gently and handled properly, this product solves all the problems of cleaning and efficient iced tea making without the headaches. We love it!
I almost didn't get this tea maker because of all the negative reviews . But I'm glad I did .It looks good
and so far (knock wood )it works great ! I use it almost every day.Sometimes 2 times a day if I make green tea too.We love tea.
I really do like this tea maker....it is very modern looking which is what
I was looking for to go with my stainless appliances. Only thing is you have
to be careful with the "glass" pitcher...otherwise a great product.
I love this ice tea maker. It's simple to use and you can adjust the brew strength to suite your tastes. This is my second one and I'll keep buying this brand.