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Old 08-26-2008, 06:02 PM   #21
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^^^ I'm sure it uses a thermostat to control the on-off cycle so the water is always kept at near boiling temps.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:43 PM   #22
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Ours has the auto shut-off, which is quite handy. It's also cordless, in that it comes off the electric base.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:50 PM   #23
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I have one and I love it for tea. It boils water faster than my stove or microwave.

Edit: I am not sure what brand mine is though.
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:52 PM   #24
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i boil water in the microwave. just use glass measuring cup for the amount and hit high for about five minutes. if large amount of water is needed just use a larger measuring cup.

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but boiling in the nuker can be a weeeee bit on the dangerous side...all it takes is a slosh of boiling liquid to ruin the next 30min of your day. Just my opinion...
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:16 PM   #26
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but boiling in the nuker can be a weeeee bit on the dangerous side...all it takes is a slosh of boiling liquid to ruin the next 30min of your day. Just my opinion...

has never happened to me. always super careful when i handle hot anything.

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I agree...but for some, , handling an at boil cup of water(or anything) out of a microwave, especially one of those above the stove units, can be a disaster. A hot pot is self contained, easily transported, and GREAT for when making a pot of any steeped tea or coffee or what ever. One of those true "set it and forget it" kitchen tools.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:09 PM   #28
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I agree...but for some, , handling an at boil cup of water(or anything) out of a microwave, especially one of those above the stove units, can be a disaster. A hot pot is self contained, easily transported, and GREAT for when making a pot of any steeped tea or coffee or what ever. One of those true "set it and forget it" kitchen tools.
How does that differ?
I have an above the stove microwave. Are they more dangerous?
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:31 PM   #29
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oh jees...this does not need to be debated...say you were 76yo, you were 5ft2in, and wanted a cup of tea...do you want to reach up and in for an uncovered, more then likely hot handled vessel of scalding liquid, or grab a fully contained hot water pitcher that you can put your cup next to, and pour?

I guess it is a matter of preference. There is no debate that I know of stating the safety facts of "above counter mics", and it isn't a matter of that...
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:59 AM   #30
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It sounds like it's more of a coordination problem then, and not one of where your microwave is located. I wasn't trying to start a debate
I can tell you that my under the counter/over the stove microwave is a lot easier to get things in and out of, being right there at chest level and easy to see in, than when I had a microvave on a dedicated microwave stand at waist level.
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