Kettle dilemna - solved at last!

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  1. Rapide561

    Rapide561 Read Only Funster

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    For the last few years, we have had three kettles in the motorhome!

    1) Normal domestic kettle for use on UK sites with plenty of ampage.
    2) Low 500 watt plastic thing, takes ages to boil, looks awful, but for use on low ampage overseas sites
    3) A whistler for use when wild camping and when travelling etc.

    This was a silly situation and I have looked all over for a nice looking, low wattage, silver coloured kettle. Lo and behold, I was shopping for broccolli when I stumbled on one in Morrisons for £12! It a decent thing, so I bought it and promptly put the other two electrics outside the motorhome "for sale"

    Russell

    Russell's kettle
     
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    We carry three..
    Gas one and of course the low and high wattage jobbies.
    The high wattage one gets used almost everywhere apart from some of the duff French sites we stop at when travelling through.

    The trouble with low wattage kettles is they take SOOOOOO long to boil I end up feeling like my throats been cut before I get a cuppa !!
     
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    I just use a whistler nothing else.

    I put the water in my cup then pour it into the kettle so I am boiling exactly the right amount. Fast as, and efficient.

    Never really considered carrying another kettle to save a tiny bit of gas tbh?
     
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    The trick to get a quicker cuppa with a 'slow' kettle is to only boil a small amount of water initially, then poor that into the mug(s) with the teabag(s) and give it a good stir round, then put the kettle back on to boil the rest of the water needed. The tea will then 'mash' whilst you wait for the water to boil again and once it has its a matter of topping the mug up, giving the teabag a good stir/squish round and removing it. Much quicker and tastes no different!
     
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    Teabags :Eeek:!
    Surely nothing but the finest estate grown loose leaf tea brewed in a proper earthenware pot?
    Please tell me that "Funsters" have proper standards when it comes to the important things in life...
     
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    tea bags are a lot more convenient than leafs, especially when it comes to cleaning the pot out and disposing of the contents..


    in defense of loose tea.. can't be beaten :thumb:
     
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    MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Absolute sacrilege !

    Tea is made in a pot, not a cup.
    It must be given time to brew..

    Do you have some American in you ancestry ?? !!
     
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    Seeing as I drink loads of tea, if I had to wait for it for ages to brew in a teapot I'd do nothing else all day!!! A teapot isn't actually very practical in a MH either as you waste water rinsing it out all the time.

    I usually leave my tea brewing for at least 7 mins in the mug as I like it nice an strong, also the longer you leave it the better it actually is for you (anything over 3 mins). :thumb:
     
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    Absolutely, loose tea made in a tea pot with internal infuser, no mess to rinse out, drain the infuser and tip the used tea leaves in the bin, a quick knock on the side of the bin with the infuser and all the used tea comes out, no need to rinse.
     
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    You are the anti-christ of tea !

    Wash out a tea pot ? I do not think so.. How is it ever going to build up a coating of tannic in it it to bulk up the flavour ?
     
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    I really appreciate the need for smaller kettles where it's only for one or two people.
    I finally found mine in LeClerc last year. Not cheap by any means but filled my requirements.
    I wanted low height/wide base/1 litre max/rapid boil/1350 watts is this kettles rating, perfect for my inverter.

    Fits under the filtered water tap in the bog :thumb: cost €34 but might find it for less or on offer. I bought a stainless steel finish one too for the house from ebay/italy and was €26 delivered :Cool:
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    As an aside! notice the position of that mixer tap lever in last picture above. This is how Rapido fitted it and wifey always caught it by accident.
    Don't be afraid to criticise converters they don't use the vans themselves.
    I turned the tap and wifey has not caught it since :thumb:
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    i haven't enjoyed a cup of tea since my 20s. i used to do general diy chores for a neighbour who was absolutely ancient. she always insisted any visitor, she didn't get many, sit and have a cup of tea with her. she kept a pot stewing on the hob constantly. it was never emptied, just topped up. if you left any in your cup, it was poured back in the pot for next time. god i can actually taste the foul brew now just thinking about it:Eek!:

    guess that's why i drink coffee
     
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    My kettle dilemma is not solved at last as there is no Morrisons big store near me - nearest is 25 miles away! I should really like one of these - they look good. Anyone coming to Peterbro' who could pick one up for me? Would be most grateful.

    Catherine
     
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    Yes I can do that for you if no one else does
     
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    Techno, You say the filtered water tap in the bog, but there is no extra tap in your picture.

    Have you put the filter on the existing mixer tap?

    As you know my vehicle is similar and it is difficult to fit a nature-pure to the kitchen tap.
     
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