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A-Z of coffee machine, kettle, water dispenser, water jug, water bottle and water filter cartridge features

Find out more about the features of your coffee machine, kettle, water dispenser, water jug, water bottle or water filter cartridge.

Acoustic signal when kettle is boiled

An acoustic signal (sound) will be made when your water reaches your desired temperature or has finished boiling (depends on product).

Adds Minerals to Water

This product adds minerals such as Magnesium Ions. “Magnesium salts are essential in nutrition, being required for the activity of many enzymes, especially those concerned with oxidative phosphorylation.”

Adjusts pH Balance

Alkaline water may help slow down the ageing process, however this is controversial. Additionally Alkaline water can help to reduce stomach acids.

Anti Wobble Feet

Anti-wobble feet help to keep your appliance stable on top of your work surface. 

Automatic switch off

This product includes a sensor that detects boiling water by measuring temperature or the availability of steam.

Acoustic signal when coffee is ready

An acoustic signal (sound) will be made when your coffee is ready.

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Adjustable coffee grind level

Adjust the coarseness of the grind to brew the perfect coffee.

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Adjustable milk froth

Adjustable pre-brewing

Adjustable steam emission

Aroma control function

Automatic descaling program

Automatic dosing and Tamping

Automatic milk circuit cleaning

Automatic purge

Automatic rinse

Better tasting water

This product removes odours and/or chemicals such as Chlorine, to provide purer and better wasting water.

Bluetooth Connectivity

You may have heard of Bluetooth already, it allows data to be sent between devices at short distances. Some coffee machines utilise Bluetooth technology to provide additional features such as capsule stock management, maintenance warnings and coffee scheduling.

Boil-dry protection

This product automatically switches off the heating element when there’s no water in the water tank or the water runs out during use.

BPA-free

BPA is a common chemical, also known as 4,4’-dihydroxy-2,2-diphenylpropane. BPA is combined with other chemicals to manufacture plastics. However, there may be evidence to suggest that BPA might mimic hormones which can affect puberty and even cause certain hormone related cancers. This product does not use BPA in the manufacturing process.

Built-In Display

This product includes a built-in display which shows additional information such as the current water temperature.

Boiler descale access

Brewing progress gauge

Carrying Loop

A carrying loop makes carrying easier.

Cartridge Replacement Reminder

This product indicates when a water filter cartridge needs to be replaced.

Collecting Tank For Used Pods

This product can collect a number of used capsules / pods.

Cool housing

The exterior remains cool while the interior contains boiled or warm water.

Cord Storage

Cord storage space to reduce cord length or store the cord away.

Cup Warmer

For professionals. Pre-warm your cups so that heat is not lost when pouring hot coffee into cold porcelain.

Customisation of drink temperature

Many kettles come with predefined boiling temperatures. It is ideal to have the ability to customise the boiling temperature when drinking herbal teas. Drinking hot teas can cause certain oesophageal cancers, with some countries more at risk than others.

Cup holder

Cup quantity knob

Cleaning brush included

Coffee catcher

Coffee pucks container

Descale Warning

This product will warn you when it needs to be descaled.

Dishwasher Safe

This product can be safely washed in a dishwasher.

Dishwasher Safe (Excluding Lid)

This product can be safely washed in the dishwasher, excluding the lid.

Dishwasher Safe Parts

Some parts of this product can be safely washed in a dishwasher.

Dispensing Tap

This product has a dispensing tap, removing the need to pour purer and better tasting water.

Does not sweat

This product does not sweat, leaving hands perfectly dry.

Double Wall Insulation

A double wall of glass creates an effective layer of insulation.

Doppio+ function

Easy Cleaning

This product is easy to clean.

Easy Exchange

This product has a water filter cartridge that can be easily exchanged.

Easy Fill

This product is easy to fill with waster.

Easy Grip Handle

This product has a handle which is easy to grip.

Easy Installation

This product can be installed easy.

Easy Opening

This product has an easy to open lid.

Easy Pouring

It is easy to pour water from this product.

Eco friendly

This product has been designed to have a low impact on our environment. Being energy efficient and eco-friendly is just some of the steps companies our taking to protect our planet.

Electronic Filter Life Indicator

Find out how many days or months a water filter cartridge has left by using an electric filter life indicator.

Empty Water Tank Alert

When your water tank is empty an alert will be sent.

Ergonomic Handle

Makes pouring more comfortable.

Empty bean container alert

Fits In The Fridge Door

These products have been designed so that they fit in most fridge doors.

Fits Into Regular Cup Holders

These products have been designed to fit inside of regular cup holders, for driving, riding a bicycle, etc.

Fits jugs with a restriction valve

Good Minerals Stay in Water

Hand wash only

Heatproof Handle

High Flow Rate

Hot or cold beverage selection

Hot Water Function

Height-adjustable coffee outlet

Hot milk function

Illuminated On/Off Switch

Illuminated Water Gauge

Illumination on boil

Immediate Pouring Ability

Includes laboratory-grade Total Dissolved Solids Meter

Incorporated crema device

Interchangeable Colour Panels

Ion Exchanger

Illuminated buttons

Includes charcoal water filter

Includes coffee grounds spoon

Insulated jug

Keep warm function

Keeps drink cold for 24 hours

Keeps drinks hot for 12 hours

Leak-proof

Lift switch off

Limescale filter

Low pressure pre-infusion

Magnetic Pod Holder

Makes water gentler and softer

Manual Filter Life Indicator

Mouth fits most ice cubes

Multi-layered Filtration

Multiple Milk Temperature Options

Multiple Milk Texture Options

Multiple temperature settings

Multiple display languages

Non slip base

Non-drip device

Open Handle

Power Save Mode

Programmable buttons

Programmable Timer

Programmable Water Sizing

Protects kettles and coffee machines from limescale build-up

Pull Out Mouthpiece

Pause and pour feature

Permanent filter

Pre-infusion function

Programmable water hardness settings

Quiet operation

Rapid Boil

Real-time Temperature Display

Recyclable Pods

Removable lid

Removable Water Tank

Removes virtually all dissolved solids

Removable brewing unit

Removable milk carafe

Secure Locking Lid

Self-clean

Strength Selector

Suitable for fizzy drinks

Soft-grip handle

Touch Control interface

Translucent Coloured Elements (Except Lid)

Transparent Filter

Transparent Funnel

Time display

Transparent powder container

Transparent top

Two dedicated boilers

Vacuum brewing process

100% recyclable

“100% recyclable” refers to the water filter cartridge or as a water filter cartridge included in a water filter jug, water filter kettle, water filter bottle, water filter dispenser or water filter coffee machine bundle, that can be recycled.

You can recycle your water filter cartridges using TerraCycle.

Brands using the TerraCycle scheme:

60 minute heat-and-hold

Use heat-and-hold to keep your desired water temperature for up to 60 minutes.

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