Tea (rec.drink.tea) Discussion relating to tea, the world's second most consumed beverage (after water), made by infusing or boiling the leaves of the tea plant (C. sinensis or close relatives) in water.

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Old 13-02-2004, 08:07 PM
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What do you use to heat water in ? Thanks Terry



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Old 13-02-2004, 08:41 PM
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On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 12:07:56 -0700, "RN"
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What do you use to heat water in ? Thanks Terry


I use an inexpensive electric kettle (2 L capacity) made by
Toastmaster. It's much faster than boiling water in the microwave.
It has many of the same features of much higher-priced brands (like
auto-shutoff upon boiling, etc.. I'm extremely pleased with it. I
bought it nearly three years ago, and have never had a single problem
with it.

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Old 13-02-2004, 09:58 PM
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What do you use to heat water in ? Thanks Terry

I waited years to find a decent, cheap little Krups 4-cup electric. It's
perfect except for having the level-indicating tube on the wrong side - must
have been designed by a lefty. It carries sound well enough that I can gauge
the right temperature for greens and oolongs by the bubbling. (OK, the
decavitation parasitic oscillations, but let's not split molecules.)

Re the microwave: since we tea drinkers are all sensitive as s*** (John
Lennon line), people might be amused to know that a microwave is only about
40% efficient at turning electricity into hot water. A kettle's about 100%.
Add in Carnot-cycle limits and distribution losses, and the
coal-to-hot-water energy transfer efficiency is only about 10%. Why I like
to keep a kettle on the wood stove...

-DM


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Old 21-02-2004, 02:32 PM
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I use the
Bodum 5500-103USA Ibis Cordless Electric Water Kettle

http://tinyurl.com/2xnjg

a.. Holds 8-1/2 to 57-1/2 fluid ounces
a.. Made of polypropelene plastic with stainless-steel heating element
a.. Boils 35 fluid ounces in 4-1/2 minutes

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Old 21-02-2004, 02:54 PM
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I have been using these kettles for several years now with mixed
results. I have one that is 3 years old and has been through hell and
back. I have had 2 others where the switch failed after about 1 year
of use. In any event even with the high failure rate its a hard kettle
to beat when you consider you can get it for $20-$30. The Teal and
Orange models are on sale at www.bodum.com for $19.95. At this price I
consider it a disposable kettle and as long as I get a year out of it
I feel I got my money's worth.



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I use the
Bodum 5500-103USA Ibis Cordless Electric Water Kettle

http://tinyurl.com/2xnjg

a.. Holds 8-1/2 to 57-1/2 fluid ounces
a.. Made of polypropelene plastic with stainless-steel heating element
a.. Boils 35 fluid ounces in 4-1/2 minutes

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Old 03-04-2004, 08:53 AM
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On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 12:07:56 -0700, "RN"
wrote:

What do you use to heat water in ? Thanks Terry



A whistling kettle.




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