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Re: Tetsubin old rusty?

by tcsmeg » Jun 18th, '17, 10:56

victoria3 wrote: I've been researching getting a tetsubin for a while and came across this one locally that is only 50$ so am wondering if I should just get it as a first run with these kettles, or wait and get a new one. I've read boiling with tea leaves removes some rust, although I don't see how that's possible. I've also read a little rust is OK, but how much is a little? Also, is it OK to use a gas stove top diffuser until I get an electric device? The tet is 7.5" X 8" including handle so a nice size.
Your tetsubin rust is not so bad. In fact much better than I ever seen and do.
My Solution is1:
1. Boil with tea leaf(preferbly thrown green tea) for at least 30 min
2. Boil with lemon water (just cut and throw the whole lemon) say 60 min
3. Boil with washed rice water
4. Continue Boil with mineral/hard water until the water is clear.

I have done the step 4 in 3 days the white patina already start building up under water 80-90ppm.

The above are my experience and hope it will work for you as well.

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Re: Tetsubin old rusty?

by victoria3 » Jun 18th, '17, 12:47

tcsmeg wrote:
victoria3 wrote: I've been researching getting a tetsubin for a while and came across this one locally that is only 50$ so am wondering if I should just get it as a first run with these kettles, or wait and get a new one. I've read boiling with tea leaves removes some rust, although I don't see how that's possible. I've also read a little rust is OK, but how much is a little? Also, is it OK to use a gas stove top diffuser until I get an electric device? The tet is 7.5" X 8" including handle so a nice size.
Your tetsubin rust is not so bad. In fact much better than I ever seen and do.
My Solution is1:
1. Boil with tea leaf(preferbly thrown green tea) for at least 30 min
2. Boil with lemon water (just cut and throw the whole lemon) say 60 min
3. Boil with washed rice water
4. Continue Boil with mineral/hard water until the water is clear.

I have done the step 4 in 3 days the white patina already start building up under water 80-90ppm.

The above are my experience and hope it will work for you as well.
Thank you I will try this. Do you boil the tetsubin submerged inside another bigger pan with tea? Or just boil tea inside the tetsubin?

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Re: Tetsubin old rusty?

by CWarren » Jun 18th, '17, 13:36

victoria3 wrote: Thanks for all your replies, really appreciate it. I wanted a heating device for ceramics and iron so infrared seems like the way to go. After looking around I saw a nice 4.5" infrared on aliexpress but didn't want to deal with a 220v-120v converter, plus not so easy return issues and extra shipping to USA.
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 0.0.rjp0Gw
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The Cusimax 120v infrared available in the USA right now is huge at 15.3"X13"x4.7", so I ended up with an infrared that is the size of an iPad Pro, 11.8"x 8.9"x 3.5" Kalorik Stainless Steel Infrared Single Ceramic Cooking Plate that I can easily returned locally if there is an issue with the device. Not perfect but well...convenient for the moment. I should probably drive to little Tokio in LA to see if any smaller units are available locally.
https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/ ... d=60842305
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Awesome purchase and looks just like the cusimax I was recommending. :lol:
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Hope you enjoy it!

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Re: Tetsubin old rusty?

by victoria3 » Jun 18th, '17, 13:42

CWarren wrote: Awesome purchase and looks just like the cusimax I was recommending. :lol:

Hope you enjoy it!
:D That one wasn't available .. it seems a plethora of companies copy each other these days.

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Re: Tetsubin old rusty?

by CWarren » Jun 18th, '17, 14:03

victoria3 wrote:
CWarren wrote: Awesome purchase and looks just like the cusimax I was recommending. :lol:

Hope you enjoy it!
:D That one wasn't available .. it seems a plethora of companies copy each other these days.
To be honest I actually like the one you ordered better because I prefer the stainless over the black plastic material and it's half the cost of the cusimax. Cusimax has another stainless model too with the same size plate diameter as yours and around the same price but the unit itself is bigger.

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I'd actually consider buying the one you did too over the cusimax in black because of material and cost. You're right about companies copying each other. There are at least five companies I've seen with that exact looking model but few in real stainless, (usually fake stainless look). Like Jay said, good find.




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