AKIRA Beam Heater for Siphon Coffee.
Best heater for siphon coffee maker, generate more consistent heating resource over alcohol lamp or butane burner.
Two (2) halogen bulbs (1 plus replacement) are included.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These are getting harder and harder to source. I've had mine for almost a year now. It was about $350 new. Out of the box it looks like it has some seriously solid build quality and function. The base feels solid, the power cord is massive and all the parts seem to be constructed of heavy duty gear. It's not even supposed to be used in the home, but rather, commercial environments. I wonder if that's part of why it's so hard to source halogen based things for the home anymore.
Anyways, it works nicely, I pre-boil my water in a separate kettle, which I don't really mind. It would take forever to boil room temp tap water. Using a kettle, I can get the other parts of the coffee prep going while the kettle is getting the water boiled ( weigh and grind the coffee, etc).
The knob rotates smoothly and clicks on and off crisply, good tactile feedback. The polished top of the base looks nice, but is prone to scratching. I probably should have started by applying felt to...
To start with, yes this base is expensive. This base also gives more control over your brew than an alcohol or butane burner. Used this in my home for a year before I decided to move it to my shop to start a small siphon bar. You can still get these from Northwestern Glass and Espressoparts.com.
Great heater, I miss having mine at the house, so I may go get another. The build quality is nice, but like the other reviewer said, preheat water in a separate kettle first.
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