OK, another win for Lelit Elizabeth. I have the steam boiler off after making my lattes, but I leave the machine on. My wife loves her cups of tea here and there. She made some tea for her morning work by just using the nice hot water dispenser, and she was very happy. So nice you can do that with the steam boiler off! Clever Lelit programming. And, the thing dispenses so nice and evenly without spraying water about like some machines. Winner.