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Topic: Hot water kettle (47 msgs / 1150 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
Hi,
I am wondering whether there is an electric hot water pot that heats
water up to 202 and shuts off? I don't want a hot water dispensor such
as a Zojirushi because I wouldn't want to hold water at a given temp.
I just need to heat it up and dump it in my FP in the morning, and
that's it. However, the hot water kettles I have looked at appear to
heat water to boiling.
Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Brian

2) From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Juan_M._J=E1come?=
Use a standard stovetop kettle or microwave oven and a thermometer :-)
Cheers
Juan M. Jácome
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3) From: Branden Byers
Hey Brian,
Again, I'll mention this one because the description seems to entail
exactly what you're asking for: shuts off when desired temperature is
reached. I have absolutely no experience with such a device, but found
it one day while searching for something else. Check it out if you're
interested...http://www.infusionsoftea.com/catalog/electric_hot_water_kettle_4823050.htmSincerely,
Branden

4) From: Eddie Dove
Brian,
For what its worth, last week, I picked up a Rival electric pot at Bed Bath
& Beyond for $10.  It has a knob on it for temperature control.  I used it
last weekend for the French Press and I can tell you that it will boil the
water in a hurry.  You may be looking for something a little more fancy, but
it did work quite well.
Hope this helps ...
Eddie
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5) From: Bob Szanto
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Brian,
You can drill a small hole at an angle in the lid of the Rival and stick 
a frothing thermometer through it.  It works quite well.  If you go a 
little past the full mark it will actually hold 48 oz.  I had one that 
lasted for several years before it burned out.  But the replacements 
only lasted between weeks and months so after about 4th replacement I 
switched to a Braun cordless kettle.  It got to the point to where I was 
keeping a spare Rival in the pantry.  The Braun doesn't have an 
adjustable thermostat but I don't have to wait long for it to get to 200 
degrees.  I still use a thermometer through the lid.  The cordless 
feature and the additional capacity were satisfactory trade offs for me.
Good luck,
Bob Szanto
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6) From: Brian Kamnetz
A thermometer in a regular kettle sounds like an easy enough solution,
but turned out to be harder than it sounds. I had a little thermometer
that I got from Tom and stuck it into my kettle with water in it while
I was heating my water. I let the dial hang over the side of the
kettle while about an inch of the stem was in the water. The
numbers/marks are small on this thermometer and it's hard to read. As
the temp got closer to boiling it got harder to read because it looked
like the inside of the lens was fogging up. I was moving my head up
and down, trying to look through different parts of my bifocals so
that I could see the thermometer reading when it finally dawned on me
tha the plastic lens on the thermometer was metling. After it cooled
it was still reading 200. I pried the lens out and discovered that the
needle was melted into the lens.
I was at Bed, Bath and Beyond and had one of the Rival electric
kettles in my hands, but finally decided to put it back and get a
pyrex thermometer with a clip the hooks to the side of the kettle. I
follow the same procedure every morning (boil water, let it sit for
1.5 mins, pour into the PF and wait for 1.5 mins, stir and wait for
another 1.5 mins, then press and pour. But I don't think the water is
cooling enough in that length of time. I will try to use the new
thermometer to get an accurate read on the cooling, then build that
into my daily procedure. I decided all this being the case, and
especially since I heat only 16 oz of water each day, that I would be
gaining very little by using an electric kettle.
Thanks to all who offered suggestions.
Brian
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7) From: JanoMac
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I have to say that when I got to your line about "looking up and down"
because of the bifocals, I laughed out loud and said:
"I resemble that remark! Brother, I feel your pain!"
I now use one of the digital thermometers I picked up for checking meat in
my smoker. It has a long, reinforced lead and a stainless-steel probe with a
diameter about the same as many dial-type thermometers. It fits into the
steam escape hole of my stove-top kettle with room to spare for heated air
to get out (and not blow the probe across the room).
My electronic thermometer has an alarm you can set when it reaches a
particular temperature, so I set it to 200F and pull the kettle off the
stove  burner when the thermometer alarm  yells at me. My kettle has
substantial plate on the bottom and continues to add heat to the water for a
few minutes, so by the time I get around to picking up the kettle again to
pour, it comes to 202F.
As a second benefit, I also use it as a timer (regrettably, my unit only has
a count-down timer). Most of these things that are locally available have a
LARGE LCD display, so those of us with bifocals can see them from less than
1-foot to 10-feet .  Many variations and brands of such units are out
there and cost from about $20 and up.
Mine has already lasted longer than 2 other dial-type thermometers I
purchased at about the same time for other purposes. I still have a dial
thermometer sticking in my popper for measuring roasting temps, because
unfortunately, most of the home electronic units have a maximum temperature
reading of 399F.
Kirk

8) From: Maryann & Dave Schellenberg
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Here's one that goes higher, and I've used for several years:http://www.amazon.com/Polder-Dual-Sensor/dp/B00006NWADDave S.

9) From: Pat Murray
I'd be sure to read all the product reviews at the bottom of the page. 
Looks like  a lot of product problems with the Polder Dual Sensor.
Pat

10) From: Maryann & Dave Schellenberg
6 of the 37 reviews were positive.
Perhaps I am lucky to have had a positive experience, but I think these 
reviews are not numerically representative of buyers experience.
Users with bad experience are more likely to write that those with a 
good experience.
Dave S.
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11) From: MSMB
Does anyone on the list use pour over drip and keep a hot water kettle with
that boils water and maintains it at boiling point?  My daughter is going
off to college and I am thinking of giving her the old Presto Scandinavian.
To replace it I think I would enjoy pour over drip.  For it I like the idea
of having hot water constantly available without waiting.  Do these hot
water kettles really keep the water constantly at boiling temperature?  Is
that too hot for good coffee and would I have to let it cool a bit? Are the
heaters all about the same and do they last (or do they burn out?), or can
someone suggest a brand. Thanks in advance!
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12) From: Benjamin VerHage
When I went to Hong Kong last xmas to visit my girlfriend's brother and fiance I saw one of those hot water dispensers for the first time. My first thought was "wow...that would really speed up my coffee prep in the mornings." I found a Zojirushi on Amazon that I'll probably pick up...I'm just waiting since we're moving in a little less than a month. They come in different volumes, temperature settings, construction quality, controls, etc. The one I like has temp settings of 175, 195, and 208 F. Sounds like a winner to me.
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Subject: [Homeroast] Hot water kettle
To: homeroast
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2008, 8:53 AM
Does anyone on the list use pour over drip and keep a hot water kettle with
that boils water and maintains it at boiling point?  My daughter is going
off to college and I am thinking of giving her the old Presto Scandinavian.
To replace it I think I would enjoy pour over drip.  For it I like the idea
of having hot water constantly available without waiting.  Do these hot
water kettles really keep the water constantly at boiling temperature?  Is
that too hot for good coffee and would I have to let it cool a bit? Are the
heaters all about the same and do they last (or do they burn out?), or can
someone suggest a brand. Thanks in advance!
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13) From: Brandon Kolbe
I use a Melitta express kettle.  It boils 1.5L of water in about 7 minutes.
After it boils the pot turns off automatically.  I let it cool until the
bubbling subsides then I pour over my grounds.  If there is water left and
it is still warm/hot it does not take more than a few seconds, or so, to
reheat the water.  If you want to monitor the temp of the water you are
pouring you can purchase an inexpensive digital thermometer.  I can't speak
about other hot water kettles constantly keeping the water hot constantly
but mine works great!  I used to have a different brand but I dropped it.
Unfortunately, I can't remember the brand.  Hope this helps.
Happy roasting,
Brandon
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14) From: Sandy Andina
I have a Bodum Ibis, and used to have first a Russell Hobbs and then a  
Cuisinart kettle.  None of the three keep the water at a constant  
temp--they bring it to a boil and then shut off. I find myself using  
the hot water tap on my LaCora for small amounts of near-boiling water  
for Aeropress, 3-tasse French press, or 1-cup pourover; for larger non- 
electric brewing methods I use the Ibis. (I carry a mini-Ibis when I  
travel--the Ibis, like the two earlier stainless steel kettles,  
detaches from the power base for pouring, whereas the mini-Ibis has  
the element at the bottom of the kettle, in contact with the water,  
and is tethered to the power cord so I must keep the brewing apparatus  
nearby).  FWIW, the Hobbs' element (sealed inside the base) lasted me  
about two years and the Cuisinart's (likewise) nearly twelve before  
burning out.  Haven't had either Ibis fail yet--but because the  
element is in contact with the water they need to be descaled once or  
twice a year (oftener if you use straight unfiltered tap water) with  
Cleancaf, diluted lemon juice or "sour salt." (Vinegar stinks too  
badly, IMHO).
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15) From: MSMB
Yes I have a Crofton that works well; boils about 10 cups in 7 miniutes and
then shuts off.  But I thought I would get one that advertises that it keeps
the water at boiling temperature all of the time; in other words, I assume
that when it drops below a certain temperature the water is re-boiled.  I
would keep it on all day whil;e I was working and all night so it would be
ready for me in the morning. Since the water is boiling I would not worry
about it getting stale.

16) From: Ed Needham
I use a Melitta hot water kettle but it only boils and shuts off.  Is there 
a need to keep it hot all the time?
Mine works fine for making a pot of coffee.  There are a bazillion of them 
out there under different brands.  Take your pick.
Some Zojirushi hot pots do have a temp control and keep the water at 
whatever temp you set it.
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17) From: Jim Gundlach
The best hot water kettle I have ever used was in the cottage we  
rented  in Upper Oddington, UK.  It was made by Phillips and it was a  
3600 watt  220-240 volt unit.  It would heat the water in the time I  
could grind the coffee in the Zass.
I know it is not available here but I seriously thought about buying  
one to bring back and putting a plug to run it.
      pecan jim
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18) From: miKe mcKoffee
Zojirushi makes a number of different size models which are excellent at
holding temp for just off boil water on demand. (Been talked about numerous
times on List.) Use two 5L models at the Kafe for Press pot, tea, 'cano
water etc.
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19) From: Angelo
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20) From: raymanowen
I only buy water that is engineered to completely vaporize at temperatures
above 201° F. Wurkt good on a natural gas fire or Hoover Darn's power here
at the Westminster Arms. -ro
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21) From: Brian Kamnetz
Unless you need hot water constantly throughout the day, with no prep
(grinding the coffee, etc., which is all the time it takes an electric
kettle to boil water) I agree with others who suggest that an electric
kettle may meet your needs. I have a Proctor Silex hot water kettle
that I bought on sale for $11 (usually it is $15-20) and it is very
fast. By the time I grind the coffee, the water is hot. It shuts off
automatically after the water boils.
I don't use the electric kettle very often, only if I am pressed for
time and using a press pot (I usually use a moka pot). I am lusting
after the Capresso glass electric kettle and would definitely get one
if I used electric kettles very much.
The Zojirushi constant-on water heaters have good reviews. IIRC, they
vary by the available temperature settings.
Brian
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22) From: John and Emma
There are the oriental hot water pots (I don't know their specific name)
which keep the water at near boiling temp all the time. These are great for
tea. I have not used one for coffee and don't know the exact temp the water
is kept at. A friend of mine in Seattle has one. You can find them at most
oriental markets. I have been considering buying one to use with my VP and
because I like a hot cup of water at night.
John H.

23) From: miKe mcKoffee
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24) From: Paul Helbert
Gotta agree with Ray-O. We have an electric range which works just fine with
a kettle. Doesn't shut itself off, though. Doesn't take up any extra counter
space either.
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25) From: Brian Kamnetz
Paul,
The advantage of an electric kettle over the range is that the
electric kettle is quite a lot faster. If getting the water hot
quickly is not an issue, then the range works just fine and I prefer
that because of the "tinker" factor. As I mentioned earlier, I use the
press pot when I am in a hurry and in those instances the electric
kettle is good to have.
Originally I bought the electric kettle as part of my travel kit, but
haven't traveled much since then. However, on my recent trip I drove
14+ hours on each of two days, and I wanted to get rolling as quickly
as possible in the morning. Rather than taking the time to make moka
pot coffee I made press pot coffee, in part because I don't have to
watch the press pot the way I like to watch the moka pot. I decided to
not grind the night before (though the night before I did measure out
the amount I wanted to grind) and by the time I was done grinding the
water was boiling. (I use hand grinders, so grinding takes a bit
longer.)
Brian
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26) From: Angelo
If you happen to have a Bodum electric vac pot (or any electric vac 
pot) around, the bottom part makes a very good electric kettle. It's 
basically the same heating unit as the Bodum electric kettle and it 
comes off the unit for portability... I've even used the bottom 
section of a metal Sunbeam for that purpose. All of these seem to 
heat up real quick..
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27) From: Paul Helbert
My travel heater is a butane/propane backpacker's stove. It heats real fast,
but I'm seldom in a big hurry in the mornings. When I need an early start I
just get up earlier. Especially in summer I like to get my heavy work out of
the way before the day gets too hot.
Another deterrent is that my water is awfully hard. It tastes very good for
drinking or for making coffee or beer, but descaling an appliance might be a
bigger deal than putting vinegar in the kettle overnight and rinsing it out
in the morning every few weeks. I like to see into all the nooks and
crannies. The Chemex has become my standard coffeemachine.
I'd like one of those electric jobs for my office but it's junked up enough
in here as is; and I'd probably end up drinking even more coffee, which
might not be a good thing. It's past 10:00 p.m. and I just enjoyed a cup of
Cameroon Caplami Java, C+, right out of the Behmor. Oh my it was good. If it
keeps me awake (which I doubt...never seems to work while driving) I'll read
some of the posts I've skipped in the past few weeks.
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28) From: raymanowen
I no longer do it because the power is paid here. I would rather not waste
it anyway for the Lord of the Land, but we kept a tea kettle simmering on
one of the stove top elements in the winter. Good for green tea, porridge,
oatmeal, press or a Steinway. For the latter two, I transfer the water to
the stove and bring it to a full boil first.
Now if we need hot water for something, coffee or not, the TechniVorm will
heat exactly what we need to within a few degrees of boiling. Actually,
*TECHNI*
 *VORM*
is what I see stenciled to the bottom of the carafe.
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29) From: Bob Hazen
Ray,
I gotta ask:  What's a Steinway?  I'm assuming you don't mean piano...
Bob

30) From: raymanowen
The closest I get to a Steinway is a 16 oz Captain Morgan stein, several of
which I have from former adventures. It's quite useful for brewing with a
mesh filter in the *Technivorm* cone basket.
The elevation in Westminster, Co. gives 201° F as the temperature of water
at a full rolling boil. With the valve closed, I fill the basket of ground
coffee (25g) with boiling water just to the top of the mesh filter frame. I
knock down the bloom by dribbling water on it. Brew time is 3:15 to 3:45.
That's my attempt to achieve the cupping experience with more normal methods
and quantities. I'd rather test coffee the way I normally brew and enjoy it.
As soon as the beans are cool after a roast, I bag 25g in a pressed-flat
Ziplok, flash freeze about 5 minutes in the freezer.
Then "Phht" in the BUFF grinder set to 47± right into the #4 Gold Mesh co=
ne
filter. If someone is visiting that absolutely can't stand fines in the cup,
I'll put an additional paper filter in the basket, then the mesh with the
coffee grounds in it.
The press can do better, with more precise brewing time control. Plus, I
stick it in the microwave and zap it for a few seconds each 30s to maintain
the brewing temperature for the 3+ minutes.
My Celtic Critic honey can play a mean Gershwin, I play a mean Hanon finger
exercise for the Virtuoso Pianist. All the rest of the family can play
pretty well, but the nearest Steinway is at a music store, or Friedhoff Hall
at the CSM Green Center.
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31) From: Robert Joslin
New Zealanders are mad about them...big 2 qt 220 volt pots that bring water
to a rollling boil quickly and then turn off. They were present in every
public accomodation we stayed in the three weeks we were there.  Some were
very attractive, others looked like they belonged in a museum.
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32) From: Brian Kamnetz
Paul,
I love your writing style. It's soothing, like reading a good story
about enjoying being outdoors.
I had mentioned my el cheapo electric kettle and also one with a glass
carafe. I wanted to mention that a very good choice between those is
the one our host carries, the Bodum Ibis Cordless Electric Kettle:http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.cupping-brewing.shtmlIf Tom lists it on his page of cupping supplies, you can be quite sure
that water heated in the Ibis has no off flavors from the kettle.
Brian
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33) From: Benjamin VerHage
I've used the Bodum Ibis for almost 2 years now and love it. Plus, after switching to Crystal Geiser water I haven't had to descale it (the water here in San Diego is foul).
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From: Brian Kamnetz 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Hot water kettle
To: homeroast
Date: Monday, July 28, 2008, 6:05 PM
Paul,
I love your writing style. It's soothing, like reading a good story
about enjoying being outdoors.
I had mentioned my el cheapo electric kettle and also one with a glass
carafe. I wanted to mention that a very good choice between those is
the one our host carries, the Bodum Ibis Cordless Electric Kettle:http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.cupping-brewing.shtmlIf Tom lists it on his page of cupping supplies, you can be quite sure
that water heated in the Ibis has no off flavors from the kettle.
Brian
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34) From: Paul Helbert
When my son was younger he used to interrupt a story with, "Yeah,
Dad...What's your point?" It took me years to get my wife to stop
interrupting with corrections. "Honey", I'd say, "Please don't mess up the
flow of a yarn with facts. The flow is more important than the details."
That was the only behavior I ever set out to change in almost forty years of
marriage. She still doesn't like it; but she does now wait until after the
tale to put things right because she saw how much it irked me. Here I get to
ramble on and on whether anyone reads it or not. So thanks for the kind
words.
I get a good chuckle and learn something almost every day from the humor and
insight of other list members. I know, for example, that I could have baited
RayO in that last paragraph by substituting weather for whether. It's great
to be part of such a wide awake community!
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having 195 degree water on demand at all times.  I use a Melitta single cup =
drip cone for all my coffee.  Mine is the 5 liter with 175, 195, and 208 =
settings.
I originally thought 5 liters might be too big, but I've been glad of the =
capacity several times, especially on days when I've forgotten to refill it.
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36) From: Tim TenClay
I have a water cooler/heater.. It uses a 5 gallon water bottle and has three
spigots: cold, room temp, hot.  It keeps the hot water under boiling but
works great for pour-over - it's always available.  I've used it regularly
with my AeroPress and a SwissGold single cup (and almost-daily americanos)
Grace and peace,
  `tim
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37) From: Coffee
I'll put in another vote for the Zojirushi. I've got the 2 liter model  
at home and the 4 liter model at work. It's good for pour over, french  
press, tea, instant soup, etc. Really nice having near boiling water  
always available.
-Peter
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38) From: Brad Baker
I'm going to try the Clever Coffee Dripper at work.  Can anyone
recommend an electric kettle or other instant hot water machine
capable of heating 12 oz or so?  Something like the Sunbeam Hot Shot
could work, though that unit has apparently slipped in quality over
the last few years.
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39) From: michael brown
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40) From: Edward Bourgeois
I like the Pino prohttp://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/miscellaneous/cupping-supplies/pino-=pro-digital-electric-kettle.html
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41) From: Hank Perkins
FWIW, we have a nice stainless steel kettle here at the house.  When I
travel now I carry a el cheapo plastic one I got at Walmart for around
$10 to $15 dollars  The cheap one is small and light.  It fits well in
my suitcase.  It works well with an Aeropress.
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42) From: Jeff Bensen
I'll give a hearty 2nd to the Pino. Been using one for several months 
now, and I like it better than the Bodum. Stainless. Has protection 
in case you boil it dry. Will hold water near a preset temp until you 
need it. Seems well made.
BTW: Are you the same Brad Baker that blows sax in the Ron Pirtle Quintet?
-- Jeff Bensen
    Palm Bay, FL
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43) From: Kysh
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±4% at 202 is quite a shift.
Getting the timing wrong on the temperature can leave you with a fair
amount of time to wait between pours, if you're doing chemex.
Is it bad that I've semi-seriously considered PIDing mine? ;>
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44) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I too am really reliant on the Pino. In fact it heats quicker than 
the Bodum Ibis and then it holds the water at temperature if I am not 
quite ready when the water is ready. It's been a godsend for cupping. 
I use it instead of heating up my wasteful 220v Bunn hot water 
machine. But I think you are looking for something smaller, just for 
12 oz. ? I traveled with the Mini Ibis, and it is good for that. I 
bet there are other things out there I don't know about - I guess 
after finding the Pino I stopped looking.
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-Tom
"Great coffee comes from little roasters" - Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting
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45) From: Sandy Andina
Bodum Mini-Ibis. Not cheap, but not expensive, either.
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46) From: Karen Mok
Found a 2-cup capacity dual voltage European hot water kettle on Ebay.http://cgi.ebay.com/Design-Go-Travel-Water-Heater-European-/220433659713?pt_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3352deb741The seller has a store on the Standford University Campus.
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47) From: Kim Phipps
I LOVE the hot water kettle I got for Christmas. It was bought online at Costco. The brand is Saeco. It heats up extremely fast, and has 3 temperature settings you can reach and keep--nice for getting water just off boiling, and great for green teas if you are into that sort of thing. But here's what makes it fun--using an LED, the kettle changes color as the water heats up. Coffee and entertainment.
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