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Topic: Breville variable temp tea kettle. (5 msgs / 143 lines)
1) From: John M. Howison
Tragedy.  The best-performing teakettle of my experience has just
conked out after when seems like a very brief lifetime -- dead before
I stopped referring to it as "the new one."  It's been great to punch
a button to choose just the right temp for French Press or Clever
Filter or tea of any description.  Will any other enthusiast encourage
me to reinvest in a new one -- at a cost of some 25 pounds of SM
greens?
Contra muros, mater rubicolla
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2) From: Yakster
I found a water kettle at a thrift store for less then 5 that's been great
the handful of times I've used it.  Left it at home for my trip to Milan and
don't remember the name.
I was thinking that I could drop the same thermocouple into this kettle that
regulates my espresso machine from my PID and dial a temperature very
easily.  I think the next big kitchen revolution should be a built-in PID
with thermocouple leads that pull down from your range hood that you can use
to dial in the pots on your stove, your rice cooker for Sous Vide, your
oven, or your espresso machine.
It's kind of like why you don't order a TV/VCR combo, the VCR is bound to
break and there you go.  You don't want to invest in a lot of electronics on
a kettle that's bound to break if you can compartmentalize them.  Not that I
have much experience with kettles, though.
1 penny worth of thought.  I should go to bed and make more sense tomorrow,
but I'll be flying all day home.
-Chris
On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 12:59 AM, John M. Howison wrote:
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3) From: Justin Schwarz
Try this one, as far as electric kettles go the price seems about right.http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/miscellaneous/cupping-supplies/pino-pro-digital-electric-kettle.htmlI have a kettle bought from wal-mart that I have to replace under warranty once a year for the past 5 years, the current one has lasted over 2, so when it goes this will be it's replacement.
-Justin
On Aug 2, 2010, at 3:59 PM, John M. Howison wrote:
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4) From: Ira
At 03:59 PM 8/2/2010, you wrote:
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I have a Russell Hobbs from the days before there were electric 
kettles and the one's there were came from England. 20 years old or 
maybe more. The cord is attached to the base and the kettle lifts off 
and leaves the base behind, common today, but not back then. Turns 
off automatically when there's a good boil and the spout is long 
enough you don't get steam back on your hand while pouring. Weirdly 
enough it's designed for right handed people the steam vent is on the 
left side so it's away from the body for right handed people. When I 
look at new one's they all have really short spouts and when I use my 
friends year old one I always get steam on my hands, sometimes enough 
to make me flinch. Don't know if Russell Hobbs is still making 
kettles and they weren't cheap 20 years ago, but I'd buy another in a 
second if this one broke and there was one to buy.
I'd guess this is their modern equivalent, but it only seems to come 
with a cord.http://www.russellhobbs.co.uk/russell-hobbs-products/kettles/polished-stainless-steel-kettles/k5-corded-kettle-4101-10.htmlAnd the picture is odd, either it's a left handed kettle or the lid 
is on backwards.
Ira
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5) From: BSGarley
I love my digital kettle. Dial up whatever temp you want and it goes there
(within 2 degrees) and holds it for 20 minutes or so, enough time for me to
remember I was making coffee.
Bruce Garley
Stillwater, MN
 
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