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
Perhaps the Bodum Ibis ... Eddie On 8/19/06, Tom Bellhouse wrote: <Snip>
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?id–4602980&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. <Snip>
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 Tom Bellhouse wrote: <Snip>
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
i agree on the bodum, save the money, wait a few minutes. On 8/19/06, Tom Bellhouse wrote: <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee" www.onthisjourney.typepad.com
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 (175°F, 195°F and 208°F), reboil mode (212°F)= . * Timer setting * Nonstick interior * Removable magnetic power cord * Color: White-Gray or Black George aka MadHemi <Snip> <Snip> <Snip>
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? On 8/20/06, george wrote: <Snip> _Tea/Electric <Snip> g <Snip> e <Snip> ). <Snip>
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? On 8/20/06, george wrote: <Snip>
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 On 8/19/06, Tom Bellhouse wrote: <Snip>
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: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
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+
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."
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
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. <Snip>
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.