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Topic: Looking for a Kettle (16 msgs / 281 lines)
1) From: Tom Bellhouse
I'm looking for an electric water kettle that will hold water at the
proper temperature for FP use.  I welcome all suggestions.
Thanks,
Tom in GA

2) From: Eddie Dove
Perhaps the Bodum Ibis ...
Eddie
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
True the Bodum Ibis brings water up to temp for Press but doesn't hold it
there. I believe something along these lines that has just off boil hot
water always ready is what you're talking about:http://focuscamera.com/sc/main_item.asp?id4602980&lhalf=allaccKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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4) From: Bob Szanto
Tom,
I've been brewing through a cone filter directly into an air pot for 
several years.  To heat my water I used to use a $10 Rival hot pot from 
Bed Bath and Beyond.  Although it had an adjustable thermostat I would 
literally "burn out" a unit every 6 to 12 months.  Several months ago I 
bought a Braun cordless kettle for about $80 (less 20% with their 
coupon) and it works great.  Because it won't keep water at a given 
temperature I drilled a small hole in the lid and inserted a frothing 
thermometer and just manually turn it off at 200 degrees to brew my 
coffee.  This may not be the answer you're looking for but it might give 
you some food for thought.
Good luck,
Bob Szanto
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5) From: Tom Bellhouse
Thanks eddie, miKe and Bob for the info on kettles.  Right now I'm using
an old fasioned whistling teakettle on the stove, and I do my grind and
FP preparation as soon as it whistles (giving time for the temp to drop
a few degrees.)  The parsimonious "me" says to keep on doing that, but
the equipment-buying coffee snob "me" longs to smooth out the brewing
process a little more.  Off to count my pennies...
Thanks again,
Tom in GA

6) From: Woody DeCasere
i agree on the bodum, save the money, wait a few minutes.
On 8/19/06, Tom Bellhouse  wrote:
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7) From: george
This is what I use.  They have other sizes also.http://www.homeclick.com/showpage.asp?subcategory=Housewares/Coffee_and_=Tea/Electric
_Teakettles/Zojirushi&i=prodlst&manufid=644
Zojirushi Panorama Window Micom Electric Dispensing Pot - 169 oz.
From a micro computerized temperature control system to its easy-to-read l=
arge wraparound 
Panorama Window water level gauge, this highly advanced unit makes boiling=
 and dispensing 
water quick and easy. Other features include a dechlorinate mode to reduce=
 chlorine and 
musty odors from tap water, descaling mode to keep the pot sparkling clean=
, multiple 
temperature settings (175F, 195F and 208F), reboil mode (212F)=
.
    * Timer setting
    * Nonstick interior
    * Removable magnetic power cord
    * Color: White-Gray or Black 
George   aka MadHemi
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8) From: kofi
the Zojirushis look great.
 I've often wondered if when water is kept at an elevated temp like that fo=
r
extended periods if there isn't some scale developed on the inside of the
kettle due to the greater evaporation at these temps. Of course I guess tha=
t
depends on the quality of the water going in ...
Have you found this?
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9) From: george
I have been using mine for over a month and no scaling at all.  I use a home Britta water filter 
for the water.   
George Miller   aka Warlock Hemi Roaster
the Zojirushis look great.
 I've often wondered if when water is kept at an elevated temp like that
 fo=
r
extended periods if there isn't some scale developed on the inside of the
kettle due to the greater evaporation at these temps. Of course I guess
tha= t depends on the quality of the water going in ... Have you found
this?
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10) From: Tom Gaskell
I am on my third Bodum Ibis (from SM).  I used to have VERY hard water and
the first gave out after a couple of years, probably due to the descaling
boils with vinegar.  Then I got a reverse osmosis water filter and no longer
have any scale to remove.
The Bodum Ibis is MUCH faster than a stovetop kettle (less than 4 minutes
for 48 oz. of water), is MUCH more efficient (cheaper to operate), and has a
sight glass to see the water level (which I bet your stovetop kettle doesn't
have).
My advice is to get a Bodum Ibis kettle from SM.  Use the kettle to boil a
batch of vinegar if you have scale build up.
DO NOT STORE IT ON THE BASE unless it has water in it.  If your curious
child turns it on with the element dry, it dies permanently (the kettle, not
the kid).  I have that t-shirt.
Tom
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11) From: Brett Mason
I use a Hamilton Beach 40886 1.7Litre Cordless Kettle, and I love it.
I have used it with my French Press almost every day at work.  There
are some days I use it with my SwissGold 1Cup which is no longer
available at the only source of good coffee supplies - but I got mine
and I am happy.
Temperature?  Well I know it has one, and it makes good coffee...
Don't know much more than that...
Brett
On 8/23/06, Tom Gaskell  wrote:
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Brett Mason
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12) From: Angelo
If you happen to have, or can find, the small Bodum eSantos vacuum 
pot, you can use the bottom as a kettle... That thing gets hot very 
quickly, and you might even be able to hold the temp somewhat...
I also have an old Sunbeam  SS vacuum pot and that also gets to 
boiling very quickly. They are rather inexpensive  on ebay (last I looked)
A+

13) From: Branden Byers
Has anyone tried an adjustable water kettle like the one listed below?
I wonder how reliable it is. It appears much less expensive than the
Zojirushi. I just happened to stumble across this and wanted to share.http://www.infusionsoftea.com/catalog/electric_hot_water_kettle_4823050.htm"This 30 oz hot water kettle is perfect for heating water to just the
right temperature for tea. The kettle will shut off automatically when
the desired temperature is reached."

14) From: rnkyle
I have not tried this one but do have a Cuisenart with the cord in the base 
not the kettle and love it but it is not adjustable on heat .
RK

15) From: miKe mcKoffee
There are various brand kettles that heat to boiling and then shut-off,
including the Bodum sold by Sweet Maria's. The Zojirushi type is different
in that it "holds" the water at 208f just off boil temp to be ready for use
at any time. Different functions and each has their usage place.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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16) From: Leo Zick
I have this kettle. I didn't offer it up b/c im not sure what the OP had in
mind originally,but with so many other opinions, I thought id share. It
heats to boiling, and shuts off automatically. Heating time is FAST. It
matains the water hot enough for tea (boiling) or let it sit for a few
minutes and its perfect for press pot coffee.http://www.tefal.co.uk/tefal/products/product/index.asp?category%5Fid&dept%5FidC0&sku0239&mscssid94HJQ5L89D8P0B6W6M7SEL6D1587G2
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