My friend is looking for a glass kettle, not a plastic job from a supermarket, something pretty. I wondered if you had any suggestions?
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]
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]
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]
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?
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]
Is it safe to heat water on the stove with an enameled cast iron teapot? [more inside]
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]
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]
Can I leave an empty enameled cast iron kettle on a hot woodstove? [more inside]
I need a new kettle. Be forewarned, my wife and I are over-thinking this like five plates of beans... [more inside]
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
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]
What did I just buy, stoneware edition. Another thrift store find. [more inside]
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]
What's the best small appliance substitute for a stove/oven? [more inside]
I want a new kettle. The problem is, I don't want it to produce much steam... [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
I'm looking for an electric kettle with a water reservoir. Has anyone recommendations they'd like to share? [more inside]
Looking for an electric tea kettle that doesn't make the water taste like metal or plastic. [more inside]
Some, but not all, cups of tea made with my Brita water filter kettle are tasteless and undrinkable. Why? [more inside]
Anyone have a non-plastic, long-lasting kettle that they'd like to recommend? [more inside]
What are your recommendations for a "cute", whistling tea kettle? [more inside]
TeaFilter: should I buy a kettle for my cooker (hob/stove/whatever you call it), or a regular electric one? [UK resident] [more inside]
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?