Tiger Water Boilers Comparison

Like many Japanese cookware brands, Tiger electric water boilers and dispensers are known for high quality, durability, and features. This review provides a comparison of the different Tiger models.

Dave Ericksen

Best for Safety

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Tiger PDU-A40U-K Electric Water Boiler and Warmer

Tiger PDU-A50U-K

Tiger PDU-A50U-K Electric Water Boiler and Warmer - Stainless Black, 5.0-Liter

Tiger PVW-B30U Electric Hot Water Dispenser

Tiger PVW-B30U Electric Hot Water Dispenser 3-Liter Review

We compared all three Tiger models side by side so you can see what features are unique to each model and decide which one is best for you. You can also read the individual reviews below:

Best for Safety

1. Tiger PDU-A40U-K Electric Water Boiler and Warmer

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The Tiger PDU-A40U-K comes in a very sleek black and stainless-steel design that blends well with your kitchen. With a lever-type dispense button – water is easy to get. One simple and light push of a button is all it takes for you to get a mug or maybe a pot of hot water.

The PDU-A40U-K has a removable lid that can be easily detached with a hook found at the back section of the lid whenever it calls for some cleaning which is easy to do. With a host of easy-to-use features, it’s no wonder why the Tiger PDU-A40U-K is one of the best sellers in the water boiler market arena.

The Tiger PDU-A40U-K comes in with the following key features:

  • 4-temperature setting control (208-, 194-, 176- and 158-degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Has an automated shut-off feature for power-saving purposes.
  • Removable upper lid for easy maintenance work
  • Detachable power cord for both safety and convenience
  • Dechlorinate mode is used for reducing chlorine or removing any unwelcome odors inside the water boiler

Pros

  • Large 4-liter capacity.
  • Heats water at different temperatures.
  • Equipped with safety features.
  • Power cord is detachable.
  • Lid is completely removable.
  • Dechlorination mode present.
  • Large and user-friendly LCD panel.
  • Water level gauge.
  • Easy to clean, Non-stick interior.
  • Highly rated: 4.4 out of 5 user rating.
  • 3, 4 and 5 liter variants available.

Cons

  • Café drip dispensing mode is not supported.
  • Slightly smaller window for water level gauge.
  • Lacks timer.

2. Tiger PDU-A50U-K Electric Water Boiler and Warmer - Stainless Black, 5.0-Liter

Tiger PDU-A50U-K

The Japanese brand Tiger PDU Electric Water Boiler and Warmer is a great addition to the existing Tiger water boilers. It comes with all the modern features one would expect and is essentially an updated model of the previous Tiger water boilers.

For those who need ample capacity to both heat and keep their water warm at preset temperatures for several hours, you'll be glad to know the Tiger comes in 3, 4, and 5-liter models.

Design

As seen in the picture below, the Tiger Water Boiler features a slick LCD. It is also elegantly designed, is made of stainless steel, and honestly just blends in nicely with any kitchen.

Features

Stay Warm

There is a reboil function to quickly bring water back to boiling temperature. Keep in mind the initial boil, as reported by some users is anywhere from 7-10 minutes.

LCD

Allows for easy adjustment of up to two sleep timer settings (6 or 9 hours), which allows you to program the water boiler to save energy by determining the time for which you'd like the water to be heated to a pre-determined temperature.

The display is also where you'll set up to four different temperature settings: 208°F /194°F / 176°F / 158°F. Perfect for making a variety of different teas.

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Auto-Lock

This is essentially a safety feature that will keep water from being dispensed. There's also a safety auto shut-off feature that activates when the unit senses low water levels. Nowadays, I expect all of my appliances to be smart! The lever itself is pretty simple, simply push the button to dispense hot water when ready.

Removable lid

The lid is removable which makes cleaning the unit a lot easier. There's a hook on the back of the lid that can easily be detached to clean up any stains. But as far as overall cleanliness, there's a non-stick coated inner pot and the unit is leakproof.

Power

The Tiger Electric Water Boiler features a removable power cord for added safety and convenience. 928W when boiling, 65 W keep warm.

Dechlorination

It comes equipped with de-chlorination capabilities although that shouldn't be too much of a concern with water boilers that are made of stainless steel.

3. Tiger PVW-B30U Electric Hot Water Dispenser 3-Liter Review

Tiger PVW-B30U Electric Hot Water Dispenser

The Tiger PVW-B3OU is one of the best hot water dispensing systems available. It comes with dual energy-saving modes and several features detailed below. The water heater can be used to make instant drinks such as coffee or tea, noodles, spaghetti, pasta, hot chocolate, etc.

Tiger PVW-B30U Electric Hot Water Dispenser

The Tiger PVW hot water dispenser comes with an ample capacity of up to 3 liters that is sufficient for multiple teapots. It features a two-way style water dispensing system - both electric and via an air pump method. The air pump method works without the use of electricity, which can help reduce your utility bill.

The Japanese hot water dispenser also comes with a micro computerized temperature control system that can help heat water to the desired temperature with ease. The Tiger water heater provides three different temperature controls: 176⁰F, 194⁰F, and 208⁰F.

It also comes with dual-energy saving modes: Energy Saving mode and VE Mode. In VE mode, the heater of the dispenser shuts down automatically after the water has been boiled.

It uses the insulation of a stainless-steel interior to preserve the warmth of the water.

The energy-saver mode only comes into effect when the device has not been used for two hours. This energy-saving mode reduces the temperature to 9⁰F from regular temperature settings. It also features Sleep mode.  Sleep mode enables the user to retain the warmth of the water for 6 – 10 hours.

Additional Features of the Tiger PVW-B30U  Electric Hot Water Dispenser 3-Liter:

  • 3-different temperature settings with micro computerized. temperature control system.
  • 2-way styles of water dispensing system as electrical and air pump.
  • Auto shut off system.
  • Stainless steel on the inside of the container, facilitating clean-up.
  • Dual energy-saving modes as VE and energy-saving modes.
  • Reduces chlorine and odors with dechlorination mode.
  • Weight: 6.80 Lbs.
  • Dimensions: 12.70” x 8.50” x 11.10” (H x W x L)

Our Take:

Our choice is the Tiger PDU-A50U-K Electric Water Boiler. It has all the features, capacity, and design one could ask for and is well-reviewed on Amazon.

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