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Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by zencha » Feb 4th 10 6:47 am

I finally found the Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle .
I thought other members might be interested in this item as well .
http://www.northwestglass.com/chinese-g ... RESIZE.jpg[/img]

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by Oni » Feb 4th 10 10:14 am

Is it possible to heat this kettle on a stove, or an elecrtric heater element made of copper like the one`s Kamjove produces, or will that intense heat crack it?.

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by wyardley » Feb 4th 10 4:54 pm

Weird - I thought I checked their site a while back. Good catch! Have you confirmed that it's the same item? They do sell a lot of Yama stuff, but can't tell from the picture if it's the exact same model.

Even on Taiwanese auction sites, this exact model isn't easy to find (though similar ones are not very expensive).

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by zencha » Feb 4th 10 5:26 pm

I was told it's the Yama Glass YG-T17 .
Also , listed under the product title " Chinese Tea Ceremony Glass Water Kettle" is [T17] .
In product description is stated " It is stove top safe (medium high heat) and dishwasher safe. "

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by orguz » Feb 4th 10 7:44 pm

zencha wrote:I finally found the Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle .
I thought other members might be interested in this item as well .
http://www.northwestglass.com/chinese-g ... RESIZE.jpg[/img]

Thanks I have looked all over for this and I know another place sells them at a DIFFERENT price :P just got two of them.

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by tingjunkie » Feb 6th 10 5:40 am

:mrgreen: zencha, you are my HERO! A friend and I have searched high and low on the internet for this darn kettle for months and came up empty. You rock.

The store is out of stock already, but should get more in by mid March. My order is already in.

For others out there- FWIW, I already own this same kettle, but I paid significantly more for it. It's a phenomenal kettle, and this price is a deal and a half.

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by Victoria » Feb 6th 10 9:10 am

Congrats to those who got one! Very nice design. I have bought from this vendor before some very nice glassware.

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by Janine » Feb 6th 10 8:22 pm

Those of you who use this kettle - is it safe for gas stove?

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by zencha » Feb 6th 10 10:06 pm

I have safely used it on a gas stove .
According to the Use & Care instructions on the box :
Your glass cookware may be used on either electric or gas cooking ranges .
When using a gas range , low flame should be used .

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by wyardley » Feb 6th 10 10:24 pm

I use mine on a super high-output gas burner with no problems. Otherwise, it takes forever to boil.

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by zencha » Feb 6th 10 10:45 pm

I use on medium to high gas flame without problem .

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by Serg » Feb 7th 10 6:11 am

I have yama glass pot too. My model is designed by taiwan eilong studio. I use it on the electric stove. It works just fine. At the eilong site they say: "Our glass swell factor is 32, and in compliance with Japan's standards and can resist up to 500°C. Our company will always conform to the highest standards." So if it can survive 500°C I think there is nothing to worry about.

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by Janine » Feb 8th 10 4:05 pm

Thanks, all, for your replies.

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by Rainy-Day » Feb 10th 10 12:36 pm

In what way is it better than other glass kettles? Just that it can be used on gas range or something else?

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Re: Yama Glass YG-T17 Gong Fu Water Kettle

by wyardley » Feb 10th 10 4:48 pm

Rainy-Day wrote:In what way is it better than other glass kettles? Just that it can be used on gas range or something else?
There's not that many glass kettles out there, but mostly it's good because it's high quality, doesn't have any weird illustrations on the side or a cheap-feeling handle, large size, and the pour and balance are perfect.