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A T-fal BF6138 Balanced Living 4-Cup Review Won't Answer These 112 Questions - Part 4 of 4

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★★★★★ A T-fal BF6138 Balanced Living 4-Cup review will not answer these 23 questions. Get the truth from people who own a T-fal BF6138 Balanced Living 4-Cup, including the fact that it won't...

This report about the T-fal BF6138 Balanced Living 4-Cup answers these questions

• Where is the Heating element?
• How long is the cord for the base?
• How does it charge?
• How can I buy only the base with the cord as a replacement for the one that got lost?
• Does this have auto shut off?
• Can this use at car like electric outlet inside car
• Is the inside of the kettle glass or plastic?
• Is the heating element exposed or concealed?
• Variable heat
• How tall is it? how wide is it?
• Curious: is there a large opening if I wanted to boil eggs in it?
• Can this kettle use in USA?
• How do you know when your desired temperture is reached?
• Bpa
• Can you set the temperature between the three settings at all? Or are you stuck with the three (low, medium, and high) settings only? Thanks
• DOES THIS PLUG INTO AN OUTLET
• Do I need to use purified water on the lowest heat setting?
• Is this a thermos as well??? i.e. keep the water hot for awhile
• Starting to wonder if mine is broken, or is there a trick to turning it on? I plugged base in, filled with water, pushed switch...nothing.
• Where is this made.
• How does it plug in?
• What is the form of a plug? Two-pronged or Three?



QUESTION: WHERE IS THE HEATING ELEMENT?
I'm not sure. I think it's in the kettle but there is no exposed element. It comes with a stand and a kettle. The kettle sits on the stand which is plugged into the wall and provides power to the kettle. This design makes the kettle lighter.
The pot sits on a round base. An element on the pot connects with an element on the base. When the base is plugged in and the green button pushed it immediately begins to heat up.
On the bottom.
There is a knob on the stand which connects to the bottom of the kettle. When connected and the button pushed, the water immediately begins heating. I love my T Fal!!
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QUESTION: HOW LONG IS THE CORD FOR THE BASE?
22 inches
Approximately 3 feet
About two feet. Its a fairly manageable length for a counter top, but the cord does not retract or store easily in the base.
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QUESTION: HOW DOES IT CHARGE?
It doesn't "charge". There is a circular stand with an attached electric plug that the pot sits on. You fill the pot with water, set the pot on the circular stand and plug it in to an outlet. There is a green toggle switch on the top of the handle you use to turn-on the heating element. When the water is hot enough it shuts off. You can then unplug the pot when you are done. Hope that answers your question.
There is a base that you plug in and the pot sits on the base (which is the kind of round part at the bottom of the pot), so the actual pot has no cord itself, only the base does. Hope that helps.
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QUESTION: HOW CAN I BUY ONLY THE BASE WITH THE CORD AS A REPLACEMENT FOR THE ONE THAT GOT LOST?
It would be the same cost, so I would send you the whole thing.
I would try their website: Tfal.com
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QUESTION: DOES THIS HAVE AUTO SHUT OFF?
Yes, mine turns off as soon as it reaches the desired temperature (at whatever setting it's on). It does not beep or give any notice of being done, except that it shuts off. Love it! :-)
Yes it does. When it reaches temp and when the pot is lifted off the base.
it shuts off when it is done. hope this helps
The auto shot-off works fine. The only issue I have with the kettle is its leaking as it heat up.
Yes it shuts off automatically once it reaches temperature or boils.
yes it shuts off after the water is done boiling
Yes it does, it shuts off when done or dry
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QUESTION: CAN THIS USE AT CAR LIKE ELECTRIC OUTLET INSIDE CAR
No.
It draws too much amprage for an OEM inverter. You'd need to purchase an aftermarket inverter capable of producing 1800 watts.
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QUESTION: IS THE INSIDE OF THE KETTLE GLASS OR PLASTIC?
Top and sides: plastic. Bottom: metal. Works well.
It's plastic but I own this and LOVE IT I never got any plastic taste along with it and the bottom is metal. It's great!
no glass - plastic with aluminum bottom
It
Top and sides: plastic. Bottom: metal. Works well
the bottom metal. walls plastic. if you are somewhere with this item and need a mirror the inside bottom will do the trick.
The inside is black plastic with a metal plate at the bottom.
There is a metal base but the rest is plastic.
Plastic.
The inside is plastic.
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QUESTION: IS THE HEATING ELEMENT EXPOSED OR CONCEALED?
Concealed
It is not exposed. It is inside the little plate that you sit the kettle on.
Concealed
Concealed
It's concealed
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QUESTION: VARIABLE HEAT
Yes, the temperature is adjustable, but it does not seem to be very exact, as other reviews indicate. For me, I do not need an exact temperature, so I just tend to keep it in the middle and it works fine for tea, coffee, and instant soup.
what about it?
Two heat settings. I always use high but for green tea you might want to use the lower setting.
Some teas are best just below boiling. I imagine that's why there are 2 setting. So far my teapot works fine and fast.
Yes, you can set the het level you prefr. It is an awesome kettle!
Yes.... and it heats up quickly
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QUESTION: HOW TALL IS IT? HOW WIDE IS IT?
9'x9' include handle very good . andre
Product dimensions are 9.5 x 7.7 x 7.7 inches.
8 1/2 inches high by 6 wide
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QUESTION: CURIOUS: IS THERE A LARGE OPENING IF I WANTED TO BOIL EGGS IN IT?
Absolutely ... You are really going to love this hot pot. I used it every day at work. I'm hoping my hot pot at home wears out soon, so I can justify replacing it. . The pot will not work with the lid ajar, you must close it completely. Approx 4-6 eggs will fit, depending on their size.
you could take the lid off, however, I am unsure if it will boil with it off...I have never tried it.
Yes there is a large opening for this however I've never tried. Now I'm curious :-)
How do you boil eggs in a tea kettle?
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QUESTION: CAN THIS KETTLE USE IN USA?
sure~
I use it in USA.
Absolutely...it uses a standard 110 outlet.
Yes, I own one in California.
Use what?
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QUESTION: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR DESIRED TEMPERTURE IS REACHED?
You will hear the on/off button click. It takes such a short time to boil that if you add water, turn on, and get your cup and tea bag....it should be ready... The time to boil is partly a function of how much water you add to the kettle.
The heating element clicks off and with it the light goes off. You hear and see that the water's hot enough for you.
It turns off automatically and you will hear the "tick" sound and see the light turned off. It boils super fast so just turn it on and get ready to pour the water!
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QUESTION: BPA
No. Julian is guessing ... and he is wrong.
It's branded to be sold in the E.U.(German) so I assume that if it has bpa, it's minimal.
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QUESTION: CAN YOU SET THE TEMPERATURE BETWEEN THE THREE SETTINGS AT ALL? OR ARE YOU STUCK WITH THE THREE (LOW, MEDIUM, AND HIGH) SETTINGS ONLY? THANKS
You can set it anywhere inbetween, it's a continuous scale
There is not a specific temperature setting. It is just the low, medium, and high.
Sorry to clarify, it is a knob that can be set anywhere along its turning radius. But it will not tell you 180 degrees water temp or 150 degrees water temp. There are merely printed indicators for the low, medium, and high range
You can set it between the three settings to adjust temperature.
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QUESTION: DOES THIS PLUG INTO AN OUTLET
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No, but it does work if you plug it into a potato. Yup. ....Really.
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QUESTION: DO I NEED TO USE PURIFIED WATER ON THE LOWEST HEAT SETTING?
You don't need to use purified water with electric kettles. You may want to, for taste reasons, but it's not necessary. Heavy use in hard water areas will cause a scale build up, but it's cheaper to junk the kettle every few years than to pay for water filtration.
I don't think so. Why would you think that?
I don't see why it would be different. I use normal tap water.
I tend to use just one setting, 3/4 and use purified water only.
No. We have been using tap water and it continued to work extremely well.
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QUESTION: IS THIS A THERMOS AS WELL??? I.E. KEEP THE WATER HOT FOR AWHILE
No, it cools off pretty quickly. It heats up very quickly though.
good
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QUESTION: STARTING TO WONDER IF MINE IS BROKEN, OR IS THERE A TRICK TO TURNING IT ON? I PLUGGED BASE IN, FILLED WITH WATER, PUSHED SWITCH...NOTHING.
I've had no problems with mine. I plug in, fill with water, flip switch, light comes in and it starts to boil. Have you checked your outline? If it has a test/reset button, I'd try that.
Sounds broken to me. Mine has never given me that issue.
Sounds broken. Once plugged in and switched on, the light comes on and in a short time you hear the water roiling.
Did you press the green knob on top of handle? If so, there may be a problem.
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QUESTION: WHERE IS THIS MADE.
The company is in Millville, NJ, the product is made in China.
China.
Like everything these days....China
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QUESTION: HOW DOES IT PLUG IN?
There is an AC plug that is not shown in the picture. The bottom base plugs in to an AC outlet and the kettle sits on the base with a contact point in the center.
The base plugs in, the pot is cordless.
The bottom has an electric cord that plugs in to a standard 110v USA wall plug. The kettle at the top removes and has no cord. Very easy to use.
There is a short cord (about 18 inches long) from the base to plug into the wall. The kettle sits on the base for heating, but lifts off easily for filling it with water and pouring out the heated water.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE FORM OF A PLUG? TWO-PRONGED OR THREE?
two prong
Two
Two.
two pronged plug
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE AMAZON ASIN NUMBER FOR THIS PRODUCT?
The ASIN is B0086UJQN8

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