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Aug. 9th, 2003 | 06:51 pm
mood: sleepysleepy

I had to give up on teakettles because I would boil the water, switch it off when it whistled, and then forget to make the tea. Over and over again. I was wasting too much energy reheating water.

I use the microwave now, and that's usually quick enough to actually get tea out of the process.

cross-posted from another thread.

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Chef Monkey

Quicker

from: chefmonkey
date: Aug. 9th, 2003 09:54 pm (UTC)
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Something that seems to be really popular in Europe (and the UK in particular) is an electric kettle. I've seen them in the US, but they're a bit hard to find. Basically, it's a plastic tea kettle with a heating element in the bottom. You just hit a button at the top, and (like a toaster), it pops up and turns off when the water is boiling. Thing is, they must use some combination of nuclear fusion and time dilation, because the water gets to boiling in something like 30 seconds, even if you've got enough in there for two or three cups of tea. It's just mind boggling.

I'll keep my eye out for a US version, if you'd like. In fact, I think I might need to get one for myself, now that I'm thinking about it.

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TroyToy

Re: Quicker

from: troyworks
date: Aug. 10th, 2003 02:02 am (UTC)
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If you read the crossreferenced post I suggested an electric kettle I'm quite happy with, though I've found out that they've had to replace it again (the household is a HEAVY tea drinking commune e.g. 5-8 times a day * 2-3 people * 7 days a week etc. Do a search on Bodum Ibis for the one I like the most, it is very fast. It's available in 120 or 240 volts. (I live in the US).

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dr. pangloss

Re: Quicker

from: denshi
date: Sep. 9th, 2003 05:29 pm (UTC)
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I like the idea of a 'HEAVY tea drinking commune'. Where exactly do you live?

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from: ainanna
date: Aug. 10th, 2003 10:30 pm (UTC)
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guess that depends on what kind of teas you are in the mood for and how much time you have on your hands ....

both teakettles and microwaves come in handy when you need them.

both are nice to have.

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from: ainanna
date: Aug. 10th, 2003 10:31 pm (UTC)
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but don't leave the kettle on and forget...

you could start a fire that way.

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