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My friend needs a new kettle

My friend is looking for a glass kettle, not a plastic job from a supermarket, something pretty. I wondered if you had any suggestions?
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Aug 28, 2016 - 7 answers

How do you make a splendid cup of tea?

As an Englishman, I am familiar with how some of my fellow Anglo-Saxon brethren make a cup of tea. Some make a pot of tea and decant when appropriate, and the rest, for speed, laziness or an unappreciation of our noble drink, use a teabag in a mug. But, apart from a few of our distant cousins, I remain ignorant as to how Americans, Canadians and others across the waters typically make tea (as in the hot drink made from the conjunction of tea leaves and hot water). If applicable, how do you? Are there unique variations in procedure pertaining to your locale? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Mar 30, 2016 - 92 answers

Your experience with ceramic cordless electric kettles (esp EU / UK)?

I like the idea of a ceramic kettle, like the look of this and this for our space (something mostly white, and more old fashioned looking, basically), and want to switch from plastic, but I'm worried about a couple of things... [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 5, 2016 - 12 answers

A weirdly paranoid question: did I ruin my electric kettle?

I think I might have misused the cleaning solution for my electric kettle, and need it confirmed that I didn't because I'm a very, very special snowflake. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Dec 1, 2015 - 11 answers

Kettle problems

My electric kettle (an older model of this design) usually shuts itself off within 10 seconds of reaching a rolling boil. For the past few weeks, it has remained boiling for much longer (on the order of minutes: long enough for me to notice and shut it off manually if I'm in another room). What are some possible causes for this, and is there any way I can try to fix it?
posted by btfreek on Sep 19, 2015 - 5 answers

Oh God what have I been drinking?

I just looked inside my electric tea kettle for the first time in months and saw three large-ish blobs that look sort of like the kind of bamboo shoots you get in Chinese food. [more inside]
posted by pocketfullofrye on Oct 11, 2014 - 24 answers

Enameled Cast Iron Teapot: Stovetop heating

Is it safe to heat water on the stove with an enameled cast iron teapot? [more inside]
posted by angelaas525 on May 6, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me upgrade my green tea experience.

In the last month, I've become a tea drinker. I'm new to this, but I'm ready to do it right. A few questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Feb 4, 2013 - 32 answers

Bitter aftertaste in apple butter?

I just made a large batch of apple butter (~8 pecks) in a giant uncoated copper kettle, cooked on top of a wood fire for the better part of the day. The texture is great, but there is a bitter aftertaste (stronger in some parts, like those from the side of the pot, than others) that slightly worries me — what could have caused it, and is it plausibly safe to eat? [more inside]
posted by caaaaaam on Nov 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Will it explode or just sit there?

Can I leave an empty enameled cast iron kettle on a hot woodstove? [more inside]
posted by daboo on Aug 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me find the perfect kettle!

I need a new kettle. Be forewarned, my wife and I are over-thinking this like five plates of beans... [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Jan 26, 2012 - 35 answers

Table top coffee milk steamer for cappuccino

Hey Guys, I have a mypressi, which is a portable C02 powered espresso machine. It seems to work pretty good, but the included milk frother does not produce a true milk froth which you would expect to get when you order a cappuccino. I found the linked video on youtube and became intriqued with the steamer/water heater setup he was using. Does anyone know who manufactures that steamer? I have found a stove top model online while searching, but not the electric one used in the video. Any help would be awesome. Thanks guys and gals! Youtube Video Link ~Craig
posted by Craiggy83 on Nov 14, 2011 - 3 answers

A good electric kettle with temperature control

I'm looking for an electric kettle that will heat water to variable temperatures -- boiling for my wife's black tea, 80c or lower for my green tea. I'm in the UK. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Mar 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Name that pot

What did I just buy, stoneware edition. Another thrift store find. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Feb 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find some green appliances!

I need help finding the most eco-friendly and ethical small appliances (or at least, the least non-ethical and non-eco-friendly) that I can. The web resources are seriously lacking! Hope me? [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Nov 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Stove/Oven Substitute

What's the best small appliance substitute for a stove/oven? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on May 1, 2010 - 21 answers

A low steam kettle...

I want a new kettle. The problem is, I don't want it to produce much steam... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Apr 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Whistling tea kettle that doesn't destroy my hearing?

Where can I find a tea kettle that plays a melodic sound when the water boils, rather than the common high-pitched screeeeee? I heard one once, so I know they exist, but I'm having zero luck finding one. Even when they claim to be pleasant, they aren't, and buying and returning tea kettles (especially online) is getting old fast. Do you have a lovely sounding kettle? Please tell me all about it.
posted by kestralwing on Feb 16, 2010 - 15 answers

Electric or gas to boil the kettle?

An energy efficient cuppa? I have a 1900w (240v 10A) electric kettle, and an enamelled steel Le Creuset kettle that sits on the natural gas stove. Which is more energy efficient? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Dec 7, 2008 - 17 answers

Silver Teapot Analysis Paralysis

I'd like to buy Mrs. Whuuuu a silver teapot/tea service/something similar but I don't want to get taken for a ride. [more inside]
posted by whuuuu on Dec 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Electric kettles with a water reservoir

I'm looking for an electric kettle with a water reservoir. Has anyone recommendations they'd like to share? [more inside]
posted by Tapioca on Sep 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Electric Tea Kettle with no nasty taste?

Looking for an electric tea kettle that doesn't make the water taste like metal or plastic. [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Mar 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Why does my tea taste funny?

Some, but not all, cups of tea made with my Brita water filter kettle are tasteless and undrinkable. Why? [more inside]
posted by satellitebadger on Nov 19, 2007 - 16 answers

Do you have a long-term relationship with a non-plastic kettle?

Anyone have a non-plastic, long-lasting kettle that they'd like to recommend? [more inside]
posted by onoclea on Oct 8, 2007 - 16 answers

Hear that whistle blow?

What are your recommendations for a "cute", whistling tea kettle? [more inside]
posted by MrToad on Nov 30, 2006 - 8 answers

UK kettle callout :)

TeaFilter: should I buy a kettle for my cooker (hob/stove/whatever you call it), or a regular electric one? [UK resident] [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Aug 29, 2006 - 23 answers

Is my tea kettle poisonous?

Is my tea kettle poisonous? I put the kettle on to boil, then was called away to face some kind of (I have a six-year-old) emergency. When I returned, the forgotten kettle had boiled away all of the water and had been probably been firing away empty for about ten minutes. Is that bad? Should I toss it? Why?
posted by cometwendy on May 28, 2006 - 30 answers

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