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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Fed up of kettles that don't whistle. ..

    If your kettle gets to the whistling stage you are wasting gas.......

    http://www.tealeafjournal.com/water-temperature.html

    First trace of steam out of the vent and the gas is off......

    That way you don't have to 'saucer' your brew......

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Fed up of kettles that don't whistle. ..

    Quote Originally Posted by BlowingOldBoots View Post
    You don't need a whistle and it is certainly not essential by a long shot. I have had kettles that whistle and many that don't, current big kettle does not. C'mon, it's just a matter of timing and watching, it's pretty obvious. I don't tend to leave the stove unattended when it is on anyway.

    What on earth are you doing on a small boat that you think that a lack of a whistle wastes so much time and gas. Change your habits I suggest.
    If nothing else, I find I can keep watch more effectively from the cockpit than the galley.

    I think I'll give the Ikea kettle a go, shame my nearest store is four hours away. ..
    Moody 39- Deb 33- Wayfarer- Wanderer

  3. #23
    photodog is offline Lord High Commander of Upper Broughton and Gunthorpe
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    Default Re: Fed up of kettles that don't whistle. ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelpie View Post
    If nothing else, I find I can keep watch more effectively from the cockpit than the galley.

    I think I'll give the Ikea kettle a go, shame my nearest store is four hours away. ..
    They deliver....

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Fed up of kettles that don't whistle. ..

    Quote Originally Posted by mjcoon View Post
    Good grief. You can get a Teasmade that does the whole process for less!

    Mike.
    For another £20-00 you could get a Romanian teasmaid that could whistle a tune at the same time.
    In fact if you nipped over to Calais, they would pay you to let them make the tea on the way back.
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

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    Default Re: Fed up of kettles that don't whistle. ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Holden View Post
    If your kettle gets to the whistling stage you are wasting gas.......

    http://www.tealeafjournal.com/water-temperature.html

    First trace of steam out of the vent and the gas is off......

    That way you don't have to 'saucer' your brew......
    Yes, but if you have a fresh water tank, that may not be totally "fresh", you could end up with a somewhat dodgy stomach if not fully boiled. On my boat, I do not drink water directly from the tank, (use for cooking etc) even though it is treated with Aquatabs etc & refilled roughly every 3-4 days when we are aboard.
    We drink coffee, with powdered milk,( I am a migraine sufferer so avoid normal milk) so allow it to cool before adding to the cup, to avoid spoiling the milk powder.
    Last edited by Daydream believer; 01-08-19 at 12:28.
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

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    photodog is offline Lord High Commander of Upper Broughton and Gunthorpe
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    Default Re: Fed up of kettles that don't whistle. ..

    A jaunty whistle in the morning is hardly a waste of gas...

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    Default Re: Fed up of kettles that don't whistle. ..

    A variant of Frank’s Asiatic approach - I fill a stainless steel “air pot” in the galley once a day; it takes two full kettles of boiling water and that gives a day’s supply of boiled water for tea, coffee, instant soup and indeed cocoa.

    The water from the tanks has been boiled, but doesn’t need to be boiling.

    You do need a good quality (Japanese!) stainless air pot. I’ve used one of these for the past 18 years:

    https://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-AAS.../dp/B000WPJH8Y

    I am a late adopter of gas; paraffin is much cheaper and simpler.
    Last edited by Kukri; 01-08-19 at 19:09.

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    Default Re: Fed up of kettles that don't whistle. ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Daydream believer View Post
    For another £20-00 you could get a Romanian teasmaid that could whistle a tune at the same time.
    In fact if you nipped over to Calais, they would pay you to let them make the tea on the way back.
    And in the process demonstrating a valuable expertise...

    Mike.

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Fed up of kettles that don't whistle. ..

    Quote Originally Posted by photodog View Post
    A jaunty whistle in the morning is hardly a waste of gas...
    I thought whistling brought on wind... or do I have this a... about face..?

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    Default Re: Fed up of kettles that don't whistle. ..

    I can't stand it when people use of when they mean with.

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