10 best samovars

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Samovars are the prototypes of modern teapots, as they have long been used to boil water. Not only in Russia people drank tea, gathering around a melted samovar, but also in Europe and even in China. Although it is worth noting that it is in our culture that this subject occupies a special place.

Despite the variety, all samovars are arranged in almost the same way. In the lower part there is a pallet, which acts as a base, then there is a neck. Inside there is a fuel jug, which is also called a pipe – coals are placed in it or, in extreme cases, firewood, chips. The jug is closed with a special plug. The samovar is based on a wall, where water is poured for boiling. At the top there is a ring and a lid with a shower, through which steam is discharged, and in the middle there is a burr and a tap. The handle of the faucet, as well as the side handles, by which the samovar is held while carrying, is often made in an unusual shape and decorated, therefore these elements perform not only a practical, but also a decorative function. The teapot is placed on a special hotplate.

On sale you can find both classic versions of samovars and more modern ones. Experts studied the assortment of different manufacturers and selected the 8 best samovars that were included in this rating.

How to choose a samovar

  1. Varieties. Decide where exactly the samovar will be used. If in an apartment, then the choice should be stopped on the electric option. Electric samovars are similar to electric kettles, but they retain heat much longer, therefore they are more practical. Such models are heated from the heating element located inside, through a network connection. Visually, the products are no different from the classic ones, only they have a slightly smaller volume (1.5-3 liters). The masters have kept all the same forms: a glass, a can, an acorn, etc. It is important that the electric samovar has an auto shut-off to ensure safety.
  2. Frying (coal) is a classic type. They were used back in the 19th century. Instead of a heating element, a jug for filling fuel is installed here. Similar options are suitable for country houses, dachas. Due to the fact that there is no connection to the power grid, the samovar can be taken out into the street to be melted in the fresh air, after which you can enjoy tea. The process of kindling a coal samovar is a whole ceremony that sets you up for a pleasant pastime. Please note that the volume of fry starts from 3 liters and can go up to 45 liters. There are also combined samovars that are fired with coal or heated from the network. But such models are quite expensive.
  3. Manufacturing material. The main material is brass, as it is easy to maintain, resistant to rust and the ability to keep water hot for a long time. The polished brass has a beautiful rich golden hue. Over time, brass oxidizes, which can cause stains on the surface. To avoid this, experts recommend periodic cleaning using special care products.
  4. Large-volume pantry samovars (24 l) are made of stainless steel. Often there are models with nickel and copper plating, due to which the product gets red or silver.
  5. The form. The traditional ones include a glass, a can, an acorn. Samovars in the shape of a ball, egg, vase look more exquisite. Such models will be an excellent decoration and addition to the corresponding interior. There is no fundamental difference in the choice of form. The only thing it affects is strength. In practice, it can be seen that models that have the shape of a glass, an acorn or a vase are more resistant to mechanical damage, for example, dents. But the smooth cylindrical ones are not protected from damage.
  6. Volume. When choosing this parameter, it is necessary to proceed from the number of people who will use the samovar. When purchasing a model for a small family of 2-5 people, focus on products with a volume of 1.5 to 5 liters. If you are planning frequent gatherings in large companies for 5-10 people, then you should not take less than 6-10 liters. Very large samovars with a volume of 25 liters and more are usually bought for cafes, restaurants, hotels.
  7. Color / drawing. Brass samovars after polishing have a rich yellow gold color. If there is a nickel plating on top, then the color will be silver, if copper, then red. Also popular are painted models made under Khokhloma, Gzhel, etc. Any color can serve as the basis for painting. When choosing a color, remember that bronze and copper shades need more careful maintenance, so if you don't feel like messing around, buy a samovar with an unpretentious nickel plating.

Which samovar is better coal or electric

A type

Advantages

disadvantages

Carbonic

can be used outdoors;

the water stays hot for a long time, thanks to the glowing coals in the tube;

tea is obtained with a haze aroma.

must be completely filled with water for operation;

long process of kindling;

not suitable for enclosed spaces;

more expensive than electrical counterparts.

Electric

ideal for indoor use;

heats even a small amount of water;

no need to melt for heating.

holds a smaller volume of water – up to 3 liters;

depends on the power supply.

Rating of the best samovars

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best electric samovars 1 Zimber ZM-10928 RUB 4 800
2 Dobrynya DO-417 RUB 3,840
3 Kelli KL-1323 RUB 4,780
4 Alice EL-4061 4 320 RUB
5 Yaromir YR-1800/1801 RUB 3450
6 Endever SV-330 RUB 3 260
7 Dewdrop ROS-1005 'Khokhloma' RUB 3,575
The best wood-fired samovars (coal) 1 Factory Stamp 'Decree of the Emperor' RUB 30,600
2 Kolchuginsky plant 'Dachny' 11 400 rub.
3 Tula samovar 'Tourist' 01-253 RUB 9,900

The best electric samovars

Zimber ZM-10928

Rating: 4.9

Zimber ZM-10928

In the first place in the category, the model entered the top hundred of the best electric kettles and thermo pots. The body is made of steel and heat-treated plastic, which retains heat perfectly so that the water remains hot for two hours or more. The hidden heating element is made of stainless steel. The device is equipped with a thermometer, temperature rise and boiling indicator. Auto shut-off ensures safe operation. The supplied ceramic teapot has a removable stainless steel filter.

Advantages

  • power – 2300 W;
  • volume – 3.2 l;
  • hand-painted art;
  • acceptable cost – 4800 r.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Dobrynya DO-417

Rating: 4.8

Dobrynya DO-417

The second position is occupied by an electric samovar, which will be an excellent alternative to an electric kettle. The presence of double walls allows you to keep heat for a long time, so even after two hours you don't have to heat up the water. Several temperature modes allow you to choose the right one for each situation, and the built-in thermometer will help you keep track of the temperature. The case is made of stainless steel and painted in Gzhel. The model is characterized by fast heating, which is confirmed by users. There is protection against overheating and boil-over. 1 liter teapot is included.

Advantages

  • power – 1850 W (heating at 100 W);
  • volume – 4 l;
  • disc heater;
  • auto shutdown;
  • chrome faucet;
  • light indication;
  • acceptable cost – 4650 p.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Kelli KL-1323

Rating: 4.8

Kelli KL-1323

The third line is occupied by a model of a metal electric samovar with a 1 liter ceramic teapot included. The device is able to maintain the desired temperature throughout the day, while consuming only 100 W / h, thanks to the included heating mode. There is an automatic boil function. The body is made of durable polished stainless steel. Convenient side handles will help when carrying the samovar. The device is protected from breakdowns by auto-shutdown, which is triggered if overheating occurs. You also don't need to worry that the water can boil away if you forget about the samovar.

Advantages

  • power – 2200 W;
  • volume – 4 l;
  • separate heating system;
  • chrome faucet;
  • light indication;
  • acceptable cost – 4990 r.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Alice EL-4061

Rating: 4.7

Alice EL-4061

The fourth is an electric samovar with a stainless steel body and a decorative coating that protects the surface from damage. Painted under Khokhloma. It has, like previous models, the traditional shape of a glass, therefore it is resistant to mechanical damage. The device is equipped with a disc heating element. In order for the water to remain hot for a long time, the function of maintaining the temperature is provided. A ceramic teapot with a volume of 1 liter is supplied with the samovar.

Advantages

  • power – 2200 W;
  • volume – 4 l;
  • light indication;
  • easy to clean;
  • acceptable cost – 4800 r.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Yaromir YR-1800/1801

Rating: 4.6

Yaromir YR-1800/1801

The fifth position goes to the electric samovar painted with Gzhel. The case, made of wear-resistant stainless steel with plastic elements, has the shape of a glass. Suitable for a small group of 3-5 people. The supplied 1 liter teapot is made of porcelain. The keep warm function keeps the water cool, so you can sit down to drink tea at any time. To protect the device from damage, an auto shutdown is provided after boiling and overheating, as well as if an insufficient amount of water is poured.

Advantages

  • power – 2300 W (heating at 100 W);
  • volume – 4 l;
  • closed heating element;
  • built-in thermometer;
  • removable filter for the teapot;
  • light indication;
  • acceptable cost – 4900 r.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Endever SV-330

Rating: 4.5

Endever SV-330

The sixth line is occupied by an inexpensive samovar with Zhostovo painting on black. The body is made of stainless steel, and the teapot (0.8 l) is made of ceramic. With its help, you can brew fresh tea to reveal the whole bouquet of aromas. A hidden heater is installed inside. The device is equipped with the function of maintaining the temperature within 80-85 degrees. The light indication will indicate that the water is already boiling. Protection is provided by the presence of automatic shutdown in case of overheating, boiling and lack of water in the tank.

Advantages

  • power – 2100 W (heating at 100 W);
  • volume – 3.2 l;
  • relatively inexpensive – 3150 p.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Dewdrop ROS-1005 'Khokhloma'

Rating: 4.5

Dewdrop ROS-1005 'Khokhloma'

The seventh is an electric samovar with a body made of durable, high-quality and heat-resistant plastic. Equipped with a closed-type heating element. The supplied 1 liter teapot is made of ceramic. The auto-off function is activated when boiling and overheating, as well as if the tank does not have the required amount of water. The model maintains the temperature so that the water does not cool down for a long time.

Advantages

  • power – 2200 W (heating at 100 W);
  • volume – 4 l;
  • light indication;
  • low cost – 3 thousand rubles.

disadvantages

  • not found.

The best wood-fired samovars (coal)

Factory Stamp 'Decree of the Emperor'

Rating: 4.9

Factory Stamp 'Decree of the Emperor'

An expensive exclusive fire samovar becomes the leader of the category. The body is made of high copper content brass and nickel plated. The traditional shape of the glass will prevent damage from mechanical stress. The technique of making the model completely repeats the one that was used by Tula craftsmen at the Strelnikov factory in ancient times. The product can work on coals, cones, wood chips, wood. Heats up the water quickly, in accordance with the laws of physics, when hot water rises up and cold water goes down. This circulation keeps the temperature constant. Samovar tea is delicious, filled with the aroma of smoke. The model looks colorful, therefore it is able to decorate the interior, adding a touch of antiquity to it.

Advantages

  • boils in 15 minutes;
  • volume – 6.5 l;
  • author's work;
  • five-year warranty;
  • lacquered wood elements in design.

disadvantages

  • high cost – 27 thousand rubles

Kolchuginsky plant 'Dachny'

Rating: 4.8

Kolchuginsky plant 'Dachny'

The second line is received by the compact heat samovar. Perfect for a small kitchen, as it does not take up much space on the table. The model has the shape of a can and is decorated in strict accordance with the classic style. The case is made of brass, which is polished and shines with yellow gold. The inner layer is coated with food-grade tin. For the first time this samovar was produced in the 60-70s.

Advantages

  • volume – 3 liters;
  • comfortable handles with wooden elements;
  • two-year manufacturer's warranty.

disadvantages

  • requires careful maintenance so that brass does not lose its luster;
  • relatively expensive – 11400 p.

Tula samovar 'Tourist' 01-253

Rating: 4.7

Tula samovar 'Tourist' 01-253

The rating is closed by another model of a brass samovar. The surface has been sanded, so the product has a rich golden hue. The shape of the device is traditional – in the form of a glass. The inner coating, like the previous model, is made using food-grade tin. The feet at the base provide stability, and the wooden-inset handles prevent burns while carrying. It is better to use coal for kindling, although wood or pallets can be used.

Advantages

  • volume – 3 liters;
  • light weight – 2.3 kg;
  • acceptable cost for a coal samovar.

disadvantages

  • requires careful care with special detergents.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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