Show off your Kettle!!

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by debunix » Aug 14th, '14, 12:32

blairswhitaker wrote: Most of these kettle have one or two small urushi plugs in the base, the casting method leaves one or two small holes in the kettle and then these are filled with a mixture of iron sand and urushi. not all are built this way but most. This stuff does not deal well with being exposed to raw flame, but it can last for a very long time over electric or charcoal flame, though it quickly degrades if places on the heating source while the kettle is empty.
That is very useful information and now I understand why they're not the same as my cast iron dutch oven.

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by GuyWan » Aug 14th, '14, 13:54

This is my new tetsubin. It arrived one week ago from Japan and I have been using it every day. Now if I could only find something more graceful than an electric hot plate to heat it up...
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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by blairswhitaker » Aug 14th, '14, 13:58

thats a really sweet kettle! treat it good and it will last you a long time

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Show off your Kettle!!

by Pig Hog » Aug 14th, '14, 17:24

[img]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/15/mu8yty6u.jpg[/img]

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Hey, I changed my setting and it lets me post from my phone!

Here she is then (photos from last week).

EDIT: the only reason I hardly post in the other picture threads is because of that problem -- now I'm gonna go wild and post all of my teaware!

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by bonescwa » Aug 14th, '14, 19:29

blairswhitaker wrote:thats a really sweet kettle! treat it good and it will last you a long time
How long do tetsubin last generally? Do they just rust out?

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Da Hong Pao » Aug 15th, '14, 12:25

Here is my Petr Novak kettle and Stove made by his partner Mirka
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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Classica » Aug 16th, '14, 19:21

Da Hong Pao wrote:Here is my Petr Novak kettle and Stove made by his partner Mirka
Wow! Staring forlornly at my UtiliTea...

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by kyarazen » Dec 9th, '14, 13:47

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will be testing it on my siphon halogen heater when i've the time to

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by puyuan » Dec 11th, '14, 10:45

kyarazen wrote:Image

will be testing it on my siphon halogen heater when i've the time to
If the picture is not deceiving me, I've seen this used in a coffee shop. Can it make direct contact with the kettle?

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by kyarazen » Dec 11th, '14, 11:35

puyuan wrote:
kyarazen wrote: will be testing it on my siphon halogen heater when i've the time to
If the picture is not deceiving me, I've seen this used in a coffee shop. Can it make direct contact with the kettle?
yes it can!....
its just a halogen bulb heater that hario had used for coffee siphon heating :) works nicely with small tetsubins and similar vessels. i've even attempted to boil water using an yixing pot with it. not v fast but it doesnt risk busting of the ceramic.

will be buying some different bulb soon to see if i can push the output from 400watts to 500 watts for even faster heating :D

i've a 1500 watt halogen heater as well but that's way too big a heating area and too hot for delicates

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by puyuan » Dec 11th, '14, 13:36

kyarazen wrote:
puyuan wrote:
kyarazen wrote: will be testing it on my siphon halogen heater when i've the time to
If the picture is not deceiving me, I've seen this used in a coffee shop. Can it make direct contact with the kettle?
yes it can!....
its just a halogen bulb heater that hario had used for coffee siphon heating :) works nicely with small tetsubins and similar vessels. i've even attempted to boil water using an yixing pot with it. not v fast but it doesnt risk busting of the ceramic.

will be buying some different bulb soon to see if i can push the output from 400watts to 500 watts for even faster heating :D

i've a 1500 watt halogen heater as well but that's way too big a heating area and too hot for delicates

Gosh, I'm glad I asked. My current setup is not ideal. I heat most of the water in a glass kettle, but my clay kettle still gets heated on the stove too, as I lack a small burner. Because I'm careless, it has developed a hairline already. Not deep enough to be a crack, but since it's zisha it bleeds quite a bit of water.

I'll get one of those asap and (a substitute kettle). Thanks, kz.

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Chip » Dec 11th, '14, 13:45

Beautiful kettles. I silently view this topic since I have nothing to add ... maybe one day. :wink:

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by kyarazen » Dec 11th, '14, 14:16

puyuan wrote: Gosh, I'm glad I asked. My current setup is not ideal. I heat most of the water in a glass kettle, but my clay kettle still gets heated on the stove too, as I lack a small burner. Because I'm careless, it has developed a hairline already. Not deep enough to be a crack, but since it's zisha it bleeds quite a bit of water.

I'll get one of those asap and (a substitute kettle). Thanks, kz.
here's a picture of it boiling :)
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it depends on your kettle size, because if you have a kettle with a reasonably wide bottom, getting one of those 1500watt halogens could be good, you can boil water at the 400-500 watt setting for fragiles

the siphon heater is not very big, the top glass is about 10cm diameter :P

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by kyarazen » Dec 11th, '14, 14:20

Chip wrote:Beautiful kettles. I silently view this topic since I have nothing to add ... maybe one day. :wink:
i had viewed the topic silently for a long time too. in the earlier days i had a few tetsubins from i**chu which was just plain.. "bad".. so never really used them. this's probably the first couple of proper tetsubins i've ever owned.

the bigger 1.3L brother that is currently put into storage since I've no use for such a big tet at the moment

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Chip » Dec 11th, '14, 15:56

All the Iwachu I have seen and owned are "tetsubin" teapots. For the westerner, this was as good as it got for many years.

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