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Boiling The Kettle...or Any Useful Saving Tips??!!

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I don't particularly like bumping a very old thread but I couldn't find another that gelled with the topic,kettles and consumerism .

I need a hot water system! Well, I'm not sure about oil,gas is looking very handy ,with compact units but I have solid fuel heating ,an immersion for shower/bath but nothing for the kitchen sink. Im considering a quooker tap and I'd love to know if anyone has one,or installed one, and if they're worth the expense ?

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That's not tight, that's sensible man. Fuck giving star bucks money for some things I have at home!

Actually fuck giving starbucks money for anything.

Talking of starbucks, my mate was telling me he was buying two cups of coffee a day from the starbucks next to his work. One day he worked out how much he was spending on coffee and it was astronomical. They are like £3.50 each, so £7 a day for 5 days = £35 a week = £140 a month on cups of coffee. Madness.

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Instead of cutting a cm off the end of the rizla, I used to put a filter in each end and when I was ready to smoke it would cut/tear it in the middle & get two quick tobacco hits out of it.

They travel better as well as the baccy doesn't fall out.

e2; filthy habit.

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you can cook things in a thermos as well.

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You can get '1-cup' kettles now that just boil 1 cup's worth of water safely. thumbsup.gif

It's a good idea, but tea needs water that's absolutely at boiling to bring out the flavour properly, IME tea made with water that's even slightly cooler doesn't tast quite right. wink1.gif

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another culprit of the re bump but for the record..

Tea shouldn't be brewed with boiling water it needs to be slightly cooler so as not to ruin some of the more subtle flavours.

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another culprit of the re bump but for the record..

Tea shouldn't be brewed with boiling water it needs to be slightly cooler so as not to ruin some of the more subtle flavours.

I have read that, but afaik that is for green and specialised teas like lapsang or jasmine. When I brew black tea like ceylon I use 100c water or as close as I can get for without simmering for best results and always have done.

The place I have seen this lower temp theory mentioned most is in US, where coincidentally I have also never encountered a proper cup of tea nor a kettle.

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what everyone is missing is to make the tea in a teapot and not a cup. Tea in a cup is not real tea. The pot brews the tea nicely similar to a flask. Good idea if you like a few cups of tea a day.

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what everyone is missing is to make the tea in a teapot and not a cup. Tea in a cup is not real tea. The pot brews the tea nicely similar to a flask. Good idea if you like a few cups of tea a day.

Totally agree mate ,when i stopped drinking i was a tea snob for many years i would only drink earl grey from a silver teapot lol,(did i mention i did a lot of drugs at the time)But nowadays i uses one of these insulated pots keeps the tea warmer for much longer 4024.jpg

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Totally agree mate ,when i stopped drinking i was a tea snob for many years i would only drink earl grey from a silver teapot lol,(did i mention i did a lot of drugs at the time)But nowadays i uses one of these insulated pots keeps the tea warmer for much longer 4024.jpg

we could have a winner here. I'm guessing a flask does a similar job to a teapot only mobile so all round a good idea for taste, utility and economy.

Personally I drink Asda decaff tea out of a mug cos I generally CBA but occasionally I might push the boat out with company and get the china out.

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I don't particularly like bumping a very old thread but I couldn't find another that gelled with the topic,kettles and consumerism .

I need a hot water system! Well, I'm not sure about oil,gas is looking very handy ,with compact units but I have solid fuel heating ,an immersion for shower/bath but nothing for the kitchen sink. Im considering a quooker tap and I'd love to know if anyone has one,or installed one, and if they're worth the expense ?

What solid fuel system have you, open fire, stove? If so, why not get a boiler in fire place or upgrade stove to boiler. You would have heating, water when you put fire on.

Alternatively, you can buy a geezer & fit under sink to have hot water, just a flick of a switch when you want hot water when fitted. Think these might be pricey on eletric.

I have an oil range that heats the radiators & water. You can also get good 2nd half ranges oil or soiled fuel. In my opinion ranges are best for heating the rads & water compare to stoves. They are still great job & you can cook on them as well. We'll worth it.

Hope this helps.

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Dia duit I'Girl. What I really wanted was a cleopatra cooker converted to solid fuel or an old Stanley. I did get a great stove from Germany for cheap- ish, it's 28 stone but it doesn't accommodate a boiler and when you attach a boiler it inhibits the heat from a stove.

The geezer sounds like a good job and I imagine the instant hot water taps on the market now are simply an element or an insulated tank under the sink. Looking at insinkerator stuff yesterday and there's a few companies selling these taps. The house has no rads. Haven't thought about that yet but the stove's good for heat.

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Dia duit a thabhairt duit chomh maith, Is breá an dteagmháil hÉireann Michael.

I had no rads in this cottage at first but started collection 2nds from done deal etc & plumbers I knew.

Yes you are correct about the boiler with stoves this is why I picked up a 2nd Stanley superstar 90 from done deal at a gud price. If I am out all day to set the timer is great so my stone cottage is warm when I get home.

If you have you own bog & Timber solid fuel is a good way to go but for me oil was cleaner & the timer was a big attraction. I'm getting to old now for the bog anyway lol.

I have not heard of these taps you have mentioned so can't comment on this. Just thought I would give you my pennies worth lol.

Bíodh Dé Domhnaigh maith Michàel

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