Salsero wrote:That kettle is awesome! If you get it and it works out OK, I might want to get one. Let us know.
Sorry for the delayed response (about the Kamjove induction kettle from Wing Hop Fung). These are pretty common in China. The big gripe I have with it is that it beeps whenever you change modes, or whenever you remove the kettle.
I mention this because it *is* possible to modify it pretty easily to not do this if you're handy with electronics - simply open it up and remove the little piezoelectric speaker with a soldering iron.
The coolest feature is the setting that sends occasional pulses to the kettle, keeping it at a more or less constant temperature. However it's small, and not super comfortable (for me, anyway) to hold. I don't use it much since I have a billion other kettles, but it's not too bad.
I don't think the induction plate is that powerful, so if you're planning on using it with that big tetsubin, I don't know how much luck you'll have.
Kamjove makes 110v versions of some models - their site sort of says which voltage each model works with, though it's a pain to navigate. I think that Dragon Teahouse sells a few 110v models. Wing Hop Fung (as others have mentioned, Bird Pick's parent company) has a number of models at their store, all 110v, since they're located in LA. Bird Pick isn't just their tea brand and website - they have one, maybe two retail "Bird Pick" stores - one in Old Town Pasadena and I think one coming in the SGV somewhere in addition to the mpk WHF that already exists.
By the way, it's about $25 cheaper at Wing Hop Fung than at Bird Pick. I don't have a price tag on the box, but I think it was about $48 US. However, I don't think WHF will do mail order, even by phone.