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Topic: Vac Pot as Kettle (3 msgs / 71 lines)
1) From: Yakster
So, I've go the Yama 8 cup stove top vac pot and I also have a metal
kettle for pourover.
I'm wondering if I should put away the kettle and just use the base of
the vac pot for my pourover and my daughter's tea?  Is anyone doing
this?  The nice thin about the metal kettle is I put it on the
powerboil burner of my radiant electric cooktop and turn it up real
high and it boils very quickly, I'm sure I'd have to turn the heat
down for the base of the vac pot, but the advantage is all glass and
maybe better taste.
-Chris
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2) From: Jim Couch
Not "QUITE" the same thing but I have a Bodum Santos Vac-Pot (not the
plug-in electric) and I heat it on my stove that has solid cast-iron eyes. I
start it on high 'cause it takes forever just to heat the eyes, and even If
it turn it down later the cast iron has a LOT of momentum the only thing
that seems to affect the taste of the brew is letting it sit on the eye (at
whatever temp) and keeping it from starting it's vac down into the
lower..........They warn you about letting the base run dry, but unless you
put the tube almost on the bottom of the base I don't see how it could cook
dry, but you can definitely overextract if you don't watch the "Churn"
time.  Gotta also add that when I use a regular stainless sauce pan to heat
water for my Press it does NOT taste significantly different from using the
"Pot" from the vac-pot to bring it to a boil. (also....that is ALL I use
that sauce pan for....) I'd say go ahead and use your base.
On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 8:11 PM, Yakster  wrote:
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3) From: John Grubbs
I'd offer one warning about the Yama: I have the 5-cup version. More than
once, I've managed to get the plastic handle hot enough for it to partially
melt -- to the point of dripping plastic. This was over fairly low heat on a
small burner of a gas range. Don't know if all the Yama handles are
thermoplastic like mine, but it's something to watch out for.
John
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