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Old 01-30-2007, 04:05 PM   #11
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lulu, I won't go into all the various ways I have killed kettles but a couple of them include putting an electric kettle on for tea and then forgetting about it and going for a shower. Boiling dry for a while is hard on those babies. The stovetop ones have suffered melting episodes. I melted the plasticy lid thing into one, and then the one WITHOUT the plasticy lid I nearly welded to the element as I ran down to do laundry and then forgot about. OOPS. The auto shut off feature is VERY important around here.
If our insurance agent is reading this.....JUST KIDDING! That Alix, such a kidder.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:44 PM   #12
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FOFL. an automatic shut off for boil dry is useful, and seems to be standard on newer kettles...or have I just been lucky?

Ken, you are mistaken, I am not talking to YOUR Alix but another Alix I know from Edmonton.....there are quite few of them ;)
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:35 PM   #13
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I use what I've always used for years to heat a cup of water for instant coffee or tea - the microwave oven.

Well, at least for coffee until I got a new coffee maker for free.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:27 PM   #14
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Well, at least for coffee until I got a new coffee maker for free.
Which coffee service did you sign up for?
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:31 PM   #15
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Here's what mine looks like - I love it!!!
I got it at WalMart for between 20 and 30 dollars.

Make sure to get the biggest capacity you can find.
Mine's a GE 1500 watt with a 10-cup capacity.
It's stainless steel and it's cordless and heats up pretty quick.
It automatically shuts off and has a catchall screen.

Your roommate will really appreciate such a thoughtful gift!
Same one that we have and love it! The water boils in no time at all. Well worth the investment of $20-$30
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:34 PM   #16
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I use what I've always used for years to heat a cup of water for instant coffee or tea - the microwave oven.

Well, at least for coffee until I got a new coffee maker for free.
This works for most of us, but if your married to a brit as I am, he likes his tea boiled in a kettle, there is no changing him on that idea
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:56 PM   #17
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I have never figured out the passion for these things. Just one more thing on the counter - which makes me crazy. My sister in law loves hers though. Can't remember the brand -
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:39 PM   #18
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Which coffee service did you sign up for?


Now it just came to me - since you asked! I thought for a while that Philllips had just started making appliances and they make the Senseo Coffee Maker.
It's been out for at least about two years or more now.

That's the one that I got for free. The co. was holding special a campain near a mall in Cambridge to get people to own and try the machine for nothing.

You had to have brought your old drip coffee maker there in exchange for the new machine. Only, the day that I went there, I was already too late, as other people had also heard about it and just came out of the woodwork in droves to get a free machine!

So I had to wait to get one delivered through the mail. It uses the coffee pods, and they are expensive!

It makes a pretty decent cup of Joe in either one cup, two cups or a mug.
It also whips the coffee as it is brewed to make it look and taste like capachino.
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:14 AM   #19
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Now I remember (with a little help) my sister in law has the Russell Hopp's.
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:18 PM   #20
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This works for most of us, but if your married to a brit as I am, he likes his tea boiled in a kettle, there is no changing him on that idea
I am also a Brit living in the US and couldn't wait to buy an electric kettle. I don't know how you guys live without one. My wife took some convincing at first (she's a Brooklyn gal) but now she uses it all the time too! It's quick and easy and you can switch it on and walk away to do anything else you need to do and it clicks off when boiled. Perfect for the workday morning when you're rushing around to get ready!
As for make it's a Proctor Silex I bought in Macys or JC Pennys or some such place for around $30.
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