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Topic: OT Glass electric kettle (8 msgs / 156 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
A while back I saw a plastic electric kettle for $11, so I picked it
up. I have used it maybe a dozen times now, and each time that it is
heated it gives off quite a strong plastic smell. I like the
convenience of the electric kettle, but don't much like the plastic
smell. So I started looking around to see what the alternatives might
be. There is apparently one glass electric kettle, the Capresso H2O.
What reviews I can find of this kettle look generally good. There is
apparently one model with some plastic trim or something and another
model with chrome.
All the other electric kettles seem to be made of plastic or stainless
steel. The glass kettle sounds appealing to me. I was wondering
whether anyone on the list has had any experience with this glass
electric kettle.
Thanks,
Brian
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2) From: Rich
I understand the issue with plastic but what is the problem with 
stainless steel?
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3) From: Rich Adams

4) From: Tom Gaskell
I have had 2 of the Bodum Ibis cordless kettles from Sweet Maria's and
neither one had any aroma over the years that I owned them.
Sure, they cost more than $11, but you frequently need to compromise other
requirements when your only purchase criteria is low price.
Tom
On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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5) From: Sandy Andina
I had a Russell Hobbes (heating element in the base) that lasted about  
3 years before the element burnt out. Replaced it with a Cuisinart  
(also stainless) but it did not last long.  Have had the Bodum Ibis  
full-sized one for 5 years now and it is still going strong; no  
plastic smell I can notice (and I have a fairly sensitive nose); and  
even though the element does touch the water it's stainless steel.  It  
is in part why I chose the Mini-Ibis as my travel kettle.  The  
latter's low-oval profile is lagniappe, IMHO. Its element is aluminum;  
however, it will not corrode if dried off immediately after emptying  
before packing it back up.
Sandy Andina
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On May 28, 2008, at 12:36 PM, Rich Adams wrote:
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6) From: Brian Kamnetz
Rich,
I hadn't heard of the Toastess Model TGK-5. Looks like they are no
longer made, but I did find one place that still had them for about
$60, same as the Capesso H2O.
Brian
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Depends on the plastic. The Bodum Ibis line give no plastic taste to the
water. (or people like Tom wouldn't use them for heating cupping water.) 
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8) From: raymanowen
"I'm unlucky with Capresso's."
No, No- you are not unlucky. Your education was cheap enough, You Win.
What in Blazes were you trying to do- heat water in a hot water kettle.
Sneaky of you, OM. You wanted it should heat the water and also contain it?
I don't think you can actually do all that.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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