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Old 30-03-2010, 22:16   #1
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Electric Tea Kettle

I am considering getting an electric tea kettle for my boat to use while dockside. I'd also like to get a good pump thermos. If you use this appliance do you have any recommendations on brands or models?
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Old 13-04-2010, 23:16   #2
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I love my Black and Decker electric kettle, it boils water fast, it is cordless so easy to fill and pour

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had these at work and really liked them. One I remember was a cuisinart and it heated the water fast. but all of them seemed very similar and I couldn't say that one was faster than the other. Handy little beasties. I've thought about getting one for our little hole in the water.
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It almost doesn't matter which kettle you buy, though I'd suggest that the cordless variety are good.
The important thing is that in terms of energy use, electric kettles are every efficient. If you are looking for a 12 volt appliance. then I found these via a google search 12-Volt/24-Volt Kettles & Cookers

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12v kettles are very slow.
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I am considering getting an electric tea kettle for my boat to use while dockside. I'd also like to get a good pump thermos. If you use this appliance do you have any recommendations on brands or models?
They're more or less all the same. Don't waste a lot of time thinking about it. We bought ours for I think 6 pounds ($10) at Tesco and it's perfect.

This is a great appliance to have on board. In our previous 10-odd years cruising without one, we burned a lot of propane heating (slowly) water for tea, coffee, and so forth, plus you have to make the cooker ready, get the gas turned on, etc. Now we have fresh boiling water in a few seconds out of the electric kettle with no hassle whatsoever. We even use it at anchor because we usually do a generator run in the morning.
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I'm a big fan of our Adagio UtiliTEA Kettle, though I admit I probably wouldn't have bought it myself given that it's a bit on the pricey side ($50 - it was a wedding gift, as we're notorious tea nerds).

It does have the benefit that because it's meant for achieving different temperatures for different tea varieties, it has what is essentially a volume knob with settings between roughly 160 and 212 degrees, if you need hot but not boiling water.
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my wife wouldn't be without her Cuisinart kettle -- she has one at home and one on the boat -- It's also great for quickly heating water for my French press coffee maker
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This is a thread about a kettle !!!

Good tea can only be made with water brought to a rolling boil, while that is happening scald the tea pot with water from the kettle near boiling ( that's why cordless kettles are useful) place your tea leaves( tea bags are the work of the devil) in as per your liking and add the water stright of the boil. Brew to liking.

We're the greatest Drinkers of tea per capita in the world so we might know a thing or two about making it.!!!

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I use the "Longde" brand electric kettle. The quality is very high for your long travel and long usage. They have a kind of special travel electric kettle. I believe it will very suit for.
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... We're the greatest Drinkers of tea per capita in the world so we might know a thing or two about making it.!!!
I've lived in a cave, but I don't think that makes me a geologist.
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That's a great idea - I hadn't thought of it. I think I'm gonna pack and take the spare kettle tomorrow!
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I've lived in a cave, but I don't think that makes me a geologist.
But would that make you a speleologist?
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Sorry, can't resist - - just because you live in a cave it won't make you a Vestal Virgin either.
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But would that make you a speleologist?
Not unless living in a house would make me an architect; or living on a boat would make me a boatwright, naval architect, or sailor.
Nothing could make me a vestal or a virgin.
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