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  1. #1
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    Default Fast boil kettles

    Due to the usurious cost of gas refills considering the purchase of a "fast boil kettle". Do these actually work or are they closely related to reptile lubricant?
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    Default Re: Fast boil kettles

    They do work.

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    Default Re: Fast boil kettles

    I seem to remember PBO or somebody doing some tests on these a few years ago. They concluded that they didn’t make any difference. I’d just go to a camping shop and find the kettle with the largest base that will fit on your gas ring.

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    Default Re: Fast boil kettles

    Quote Originally Posted by pessimist View Post
    Due to the usurious cost of gas refills considering the purchase of a "fast boil kettle". Do these actually work or are they closely related to reptile lubricant?
    Not entirely snake oil, but any kettle will be fairly efficient if its base is big enough to cover the flames from the burner. I think it's more important to choose a kettle which both looks good and is easy to use (many aren't). I had a lovely stainless kettle on my last boat, but the couple who bought the boat insisted that the kettle had to be part of the sale, or no deal!

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    Default Re: Fast boil kettles

    We had one for a while and used it happily enough. One day my wife put the same volume of water in it and a cheapo whistle kettle that one sees in chandlers and timed them to the boil on the same ring. The cheapo was slightly quicker and the boat remains ophidian-free.
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    Default Re: Fast boil kettles

    I’ve used a Tefal instant boil for years and it starts filling the cup in about 3 seconds from cold. Great for one cup, good for two

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    Default Re: Fast boil kettles

    Thanks everyone. As SWMO suffers from mild ophiophobia looks like we'll settle for a standard fat bottom kettle.
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    Default Re: Fast boil kettles

    Quote Originally Posted by pessimist View Post
    Thanks everyone. As SWMO suffers from mild ophiophobia looks like we'll settle for a standard fat bottom kettle.
    I believe that fat bottomed kettles make the rockin' world go round, so there is that.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: Fast boil kettles

    Isn't putting in the correct amount of water the secret?
    Don't put in 4 mugs of water if you are only making 2 mugs of drinks.
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    Default Re: Fast boil kettles

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    Isn't putting in the correct amount of water the secret?
    Don't put in 4 mugs of water if you are only making 2 mugs of drinks.
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