Product Reviews (11)
Hot Shot is a Must.
Strengths: It continues to do what is expected - year in and year out!
Weakness: No off switch. Must unplug if started unintentionally.
Have used present unit near 10 years. Sent one to son at college. It simply works - making water hot for a shot of instant coffee, tea etc.
We preheat water to kick start boiling water for pasta as well as soup and other such needs.
Will buy as gift item often. Love it...threw our Tea kettle away years ago. I'll bet the savings on heating old teapot method has paid for HotShot many Xs over!
By MrMac1 - Nov 2, 2009
Sunbeam Hot Shot Dispenser
Strengths: Faster than using microwave, lasts for years with daily use
Weakness: You must fully empty the water reservoir each time it is used, to avoid mineral buildup.
Our 20-year old Hot Shot is on its last legs. My husband and I have babied it along the last few years by cleaning it of mineral deposits and urging it not to let us down. As we have used the Hot Shot every day for at least 2 decades, we consider it necessary to our way of life! It couldn't be simpler than lifting the lid, pouring in the desired amount of water, and pressing the heat lever. The dispenser makes noise as it heats up and when finished, the water is ready for dispensing into your mug. We have taken the Hot Shot on camping trips and given it as gifts. I could not recommend it more highly!
By evaq - Jul 19, 2006
SunBeamHot Shot Hot Water 2-Cup Dispenser 3211-2
Strengths: Hot water quickly. Right size. Very realible.
I've been using the Sunbeam Hot Shot Water Dispenser for many years. I'm on the third one. They never wear out, I just upgrade for the newer, cleaner look.
By aallan - Jan 11, 2006
I have had one for years and find...
Strengths: Very fast. Takes little space.
Weakness: Sometimes when I'm ready to dispense, I forget which button/lever to push. Prominent label would help. Sometimes no lid is in the way for pouring water in. The lid attachment is not particularly stro
I have had one for years and find it very useful.
My parents use the one I gave them all the time to make tea.
I just bought another to give as a gift.
A very handy product. How about some more exciting colors?
By WDMIV - Dec 21, 2004
Perfect Sunbeam Hot Shot Water Heater/Dispenser
Strengths: Very quickly heats water to a temperature that is capable of making good hot tea by the cup. Much quicker, and easier than using a microwave. Great for the office!
Weakness: Another appliance on the counter - but this is one that I actually use several times a day.
Inexpensive solution to quickly heating water to a hot enough temperature to brew a single cup of tea. Sleek "clean design" is acceptable addition to the office kitchenette area. Could use the hot water for instant coffee, soup, oatmeal, etc. Not too tall, but enough room to accommodate a 16 oz. ceramic mug, yet the curved sides make it stable enough to use Styrofoam cups.
By szedaker - Aug 21, 2005
The sunbeam hot shot is a staple...
Strengths: Quick and easy, love the convenience no more tea kettles!
Weakness: Did not like the warning sign stuck over the top of the unit, had to take a long time to clean it off.
The sunbeam hot shot is a staple in our kitchen. The kids like it for their hot chocolate, it's easy and safe. I really like the convenience of the product and am glad to get rid of my tea pot. This item is a must in any kitchen.
By assistingu2 - Jan 28, 2005
Looking for older design Hot Shot
Strengths: The picture on the web shows the older model which I like the most. I have been using it for years and need to replace. Can u help to find the older model
Weakness: The newer design can not heat the water and u can not override the thermostat. That is the biggest problem with the newer model.
Like the product but prefer the older model since you can over ride the thermostat. We want our tea water to be really boiling before you pour the water on the tea which is the secret to making good cup of tea.
By harvardcircle - Apr 4, 2010
Sunbeam Hot Shot
Strengths: Fast, efficient, great for tea.
Great to make one serving of hot water to brew a cup of tea. Water is ready in less than a minute and shuts off by itself. Fast, and the water tastes fresh - no off flavor as with other electrical heating devices.
By davidztx - Dec 5, 2005
Hot Shot 3211 Water Dispenser (2 cup, white)
Strengths: Heats water fast and is easy to use
Weakness: local availablity
We love this item. I have one at home, my daughter has one in her dorm room, and I just ordered one for my son for his dorm room. They don't take up much room, work fast, and are easy to use and clean. I'd recommend it to anyone.
By aldenny - Jul 26, 2006
It's like the energizer bunny!!!
Strengths: Lasts forever and never loses it's power!!!
Weakness: None that I have observed!!
I have had mine for at least 11 years and it's going strong. It heats water quickly and is much better than the microwave. I LOVE it! I took it into work and must now buy another because my co-worker won't let me take it back!! LOL
By anonymous; - Nov 10, 2009
Strengths: Easy to use..Quick..Reliable..Just remember to only fill with as much water as your going to use, otherwise your liable to over fill the next time.
Have 2 of my own (One at home..One at the cottage)..Have bought 2 for my sons, 1 for a niece, 1 for a friend.
BUT..Every time a want to buy one its a many day search. Sunbeam doesn't seem to have a handle on who their Ontario Canada distributers are (Mostly, "I think they carry it"
By anonymous; - May 25, 2008