Electric kettle. It will heat the tea to the exact temperature.
Not only does it help control flavor, but for green tea I can start drinking immediately after steep. Whereas with boiling the water you usually need to let it sit longer than steep time.
Seems the same as this one but with an extra bowl: https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-ICE-21-Quart-Frozen-Yogurt-Ice/dp/B003KYSLMW With the bowl on Amazon it's about $71. So this doesn't seem much like a deal at all.
Not sure if you need a tea pot or a kettle, but Amazon had a pretty good sale on a Hamilton Beach programmable electric kettle. $23 and it's served me well for years.
It sounds like the kid is not well raised and that your sister doesn't set an boundaries and rules.
Also, parents are infected with viruses up to 85% of the year, so kids are basically plague rats.
We're in the middle of a pandemic, sharing food is a bad idea for everyone.
However, it's not healthy for you to not be eating, so let's solve that problem.
Do you have your own room? If so, consider setting up a mini-fridge, table and a if possible small microwave in your room and explore food you would enjoy eating that you can make in your room. If you can't do a microwave or need to hide things, there are options like an electric kettle that boils water, a small rice cooker, even a tiny little immersion heater that let's you heat up water for tea or coffee or instant soup (try to get healthier versions than crap ramen). Like this https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Immersion-Electric-Portable-Reheater/dp/B01M0Q84BR
There are tons of options, and not all of them are unhealthy crap food. You can make a basic salad with chickpeas from a can, get frozen veggies that steam in a bag in a microwave, sandwiches, dried fruits and nuts, etc.
You could also try and plan ahead and fry up some tofu ahead of time, then keep it in the minifridge and throw into a salad or soup in your room.
Whoa, this is a really well made website. I'd love to see a comparison of making ice cream with the ice cream maker that serious eats recommends v.s. the Chefsteps dry ice method
I got mine for $50 on Black Friday a few years ago from a store that was local to where I lived at the time. Hopefully $70, the current price in the link given, is within your budget. If not, you might be able to find one secondhand. As of right now, there are a few on ebay for $20-$30. Just make sure all 4 parts are included: base with working motor, bowl, white plastic paddle for churning, and clear plastic cover to hold the paddle in place against the rotating bowl.
The Bonavita variable temp kettle is on sale at Amazon right now for only $43. It's definitely "fancy", it's normally around $70-80 but it is under your budget. This would work great for you.
I know you specifically asked about automatic drip, but have they considered a nice electric kettle and a french press?
I've had more than a couple people realize their love for coffee after trying a different brewing method.
What the fuck are you smoking?
One of the more popular kettles in the tea community is this and it is great https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005YR0F40/ there are a few higher end ones that heat up even faster as well.
The variable temp is important for tea ofc but lmfao @ you thinking that I'm using a stove or that it would be unsafe. This thing will hold the temp for 2 hours before it gives up and turns off.
the best one I found in the US was a 1750 watt one amazon for $21 -
I've had it for 3 or 4 years and only use filtered water.. thing is a champ
This one for me, the variable temp control is a really nice feature. seems like it's on sale, looks like a darn good price to me.
Edit. Sale price is gone. That was quick
just get an Aeropress, Hario mini mill, and a Bonavita 1L variable temp gooseneck kettle (which is on sale)
You'll be set for a long time to come.
From there, try different coffees at a wide range of prices and go with the one that is the best balance between satisfaction and cost. Especially with that liquid sugar milk stuff, you might find some cheaper beans that perform just as well as anything else.. and if you're happy with that, that is the goal :)
I'm pretty sure it's the cover for one of Cuisinart's ice cream makers, though this model doesn't appear to have the "dots" on it: https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-ICE-21-Quart-Frozen-Yogurt-Ice/dp/B003KYSLMW
Bonavita is the best you're going to get. It's a little slower at 1000W with no fast boil option, but honestly by the time I've dosed, grinded, and set up to brew, the kettle is usually ready.
If you're willing to stretch a little above $50, Amazon has a very good electric kettle on sale at $54 (down from $99): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005YR0F40/
I've been using it for over a year and its still going strong.
If I were you I would spend it on a nice kettle like this or some teaware, or just save it for something else
You're not going to find great quality tea on Amazon
If you want a quality tea sampler I would highly recommend What-Cha's Intro to Tea Collection
it's actually at one of the lowest prices it's ever been right now on amazon. i have one and really recommend it. https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV382510V-Electric-Gooseneck-Temperature/dp/B005YR0F40
You can get the temp controlled one for $55 from Amazon Warehouse Deals. I bought mine that way and it works great! They say “used” but they are basically just open box products. I buy a bunch of stuff that way and have never had a problem. But if you don’t like it you can always return it.
I felt like this was a big enough price drop on Amazon to share it. I picked it up today so I can get a work setup going. Bonavita 1.0L Electric Kettle for $28.94US
Anyone starting out on gongfu should use one of these. It is all of the brewing supplies in one. They come in glass and can also be found on Amazon, but I find that this metal one is fit for travel.
Get a variable temperature kettle. Many recommend a Bonavita.
As for tea...
Oolong is a broad category and you should not get started on Pu-erh yet. Choose a tea type and sample its sub-types.
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I use the Bonavita Electric Kettle.
It's a steal. I originally got it to use for pourover coffee, but the temperature adjustment ended up being amazing once I got into tea, too.
As for temperature, it's different for every tea. But the "industry standards" seem generally correct. One deviation I can say for Taiwanese Oolongs, I always hit those with boiling water.
I can tell you what not to buy! cuisinart CPK-17 kettle The buttons are unnecessarily complicated. You have to push the temperature then push the start button. I can’t tell you how many times I think i put on the kettle to boil, and find cold water and a blinking set of lights.
Yeah.. I know that ordinary ice cream essentially has to be stirred as it freezes (the machines are pretty cheap on amazon / ebay).. but I'm pretty sure that even then - without adding sugar & fat, it'll turn hard as a rock in the freezer, just as you say.
I suspect that if it's possible to create a stable, scoopable frozen yogurt without relying on sugar & fat, you need some sort of trickery to stabilize it.. perhaps xanthian gum, erythritol, and some other compounds?
Hmm, maybe you got lucky or I got unlucky. I used it 2-3 times a day and they both developed the rust and it also started taking significantly longer to boil. The rust problem seems to be mentioned in a lot of the reviews on Amazon too... https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV382510V-Variable-Temperature-Gooseneck/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1540718362&sr=8-3&keywords=bonavita+kettle
Quick Google search returns this one. It also has some preset temperatures and a hold function. I haven't tried it but it was the first thing that came up.
Google "programmable kettle" and you'll get some options.
You could also go with a smart plug and put a timer on that, just plug into the outlet (outlet turned off), turn on the kettle and set the plug to turn on at a certain time. If you get a smart plug with power monitoring it can also notify you when it's done.
Amazon Japan has the gooseneck version of the Bonavita available via Prime. https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B005YR0F40/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_cr_x__a_w
I brought over the non-gooseneck version of the Bonavita and have used it for a few years. I like the degree-specific setting and hold mode for up to an hour. Built in timer as well.
Absolutely! I have a Bonavita electric kettle.
Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temperature Electric Kettle, 1.0 Liters, Metallic https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_D995FADAH2W28JSWWSHR
I use the Bonavita gooseneck electric kettle and have been quite happy with it. It is usually just me making a coffee in the morning so the 1L option worked fine. If there were more than 2 people, I’d go for the larger version.
Also a very quiet kettle compared to others we own.
Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temperature Electric Kettle, 1.0 Liters, Metallic https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_EETQXGJ7895C4H5KJ23D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have had my Bonavita kettle for 3 years and have had no issues with it.
Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temperature Electric Kettle, 1.0 Liters, Metallic https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_S1HK0PXP9QQMMFRFFTNN
Heats water fast and hold the temp.
I have a had this kettle, https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV382510V-Variable-Temperature-Gooseneck/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=bonavita+kettle&qid=1625087548&sr=8-3, for 7ish years and it’s great! Being able to set the temp is awesome for tea! Especially if you like white and green tea! I use it for everything, like love it for heating water to 110 for yeast.
Hmmm. If you had an electric kettle, and just kept the heat way down, that would get it nice and warm. Something like this with an adjustable temperature?
Congrats on graduating! You didn't mention a grinder, do you have one yet? That's going to make a much bigger difference than a gooseneck. If you already have a decent burr grinder, I've had the bonavita variable temp gooseneck for a couple of years and have no complaints.
I have a gooseneck kettle, it’s probably my favorite kitchen appliance! Has different buttons for white, green, oolong, coffee, and black/boiling. Less expensive than OP’s, I think I paid around $60.
Edit: here it is!
Cuisinart perfect temp. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KYSLNQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_gs29Fb8XAYCE2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Had mine for 5 years. Fast, nice preset temps, and nothing but reliable.
For pour overs though bonavita makes a nice gooseneck kettle. there is also the Fellow Stagg EKG
The Bonavita Variable Temp Kettle is pretty popular and not too expensive. But doesn’t give full control of temperature, just presets.
I was also debating between buying a couple of the more expensive kettles on amazon, but I ended up getting a cheaper one and I'm glad that I did.
The kettle I bought is this Hamilton Beach one. It's $37 right now and I've been using daily for over a month with no issues or rust.
First, I'd call the resort and see if it's an option. If not, I'd order one off Amazon and have it delivered. If that poses a problem, I'll order it for you in exchange for some real tea :P
This tiny 1L model is only $12: https://www.amazon.com/Proctor-Silex-K2070YA-Electric-1-Liter/dp/B00IWOJS9A/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1502127089&sr=1-3&keywords=electric+kettle
fwiw, the bonavita variable temp gooseneck electric kettle is on sale on amazon -- this has made a tremendous difference in my fledgling pour over prowess. cheers! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005YR0F40/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
** edit ** the value adds are: 1) super steady pour -- the gooseneck makes it v. easy to pour slowly and steadily, making timing a snap 2) variable temp enables you to get water to the right temp and keep it there --- nothing worse than burnt beans due to too hot water
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle. I bought mine 6 years ago. It gets daily use. Never had a problem with it. (I do have to periodically descale it, but that’s it.)
I bought mine at Amazon.
Edit: added link
After buying, trying, and returning nearly every one on Amazon, including the Bonavita and the Fellows Stagg, I settled on THIS ONE.
I would say the consistency with a variable temp is worth the bit extra. The Bonavita 1L is $60 on Amazon. I wouldn't say it's necessary, but ever since I got my EKG I couldn't imagine not having one.
On amazon if anyone else was interesting in buying!
COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle with 5 Variable Presets, Pour Over Coffee Kettle & Tea Kettle, 100% Stainless Steel Inner Lid & Bottom, 1200 Watt Quick Heating, 0.8L, Matte Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T1CH2HH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_uVNCEbK0X5E39
This one has some pretty stellar reviews on Amazon and is at $60:
And this goose egg one from OXO looks nice but pricey:
All these links are non-affiliated as well! I’m leaning towards the first one, it has 4.8 stars but the one you linked is also very well rated.
Similar reasons to you, I’m sure! I’m in a dorm without a kitchenette, and I love tea, so I needed an electric kettle. I wanted it to boil rapidly, and as I drink a wide variety of teas (as well as coffee), I wanted temperature control.
This was the best one I could find being sold in my area. It was, however, $100. I lucked out in a semi-unethical way: it rang up as twenty five, and it may have slipped my mind to correct that.
So far, I love it. I’ve drunk around two liters of tea to test it out (though I still haven’t had oolong or coffee), and every steep has been delightful. I primarily drink whites and greens, and because I’m lazy, I occasional use water that’s too hot. Using their presets have been great! I will say, I prefer my white teas steeped at a hotter temp than what you’re “supposed” to do, so I may never use that setting again, personally.
My ideal kettle would allow a manual input for temp, and a temp read out, but otherwise this is perfect.
Here’s a non-affiliate link to what I got for $70 on Amazon, if you’re interested.
Found the Cuisinart you were looking at for $85. Its a great kettle, totally worth the investment, great warranty too.
The Bonavita is great (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005YR0F40/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1). We have two. No rusting, no error messages in more than a year of multiple times per day use.
From the Amazon listing regarding rust:
> Bonavita kettles are made of stainless steel & should not rust. When rust develops, this means that the stainless was not cleaned properly in manufacturing. We have added a passivization process to the kettle metal treatment & this issue should be solved on all new productions. If you have a kettle that rusts, please complete a warranty claim form at www.bonavitaworld.com.
From the Amazon listing regarding "Hi Err":
> "Hi Err" error: This error message indicates that the kettle has reached the boiling point before reaching the set temperature. This is common in higher elevations, as the boiling point is lower. If this is happening, and altitude isn't a factor, you may contact our Customer Service department in the following numbers: U.S. & Canadian Customers: 1-855-664-1252. All Other Customers: 1-206-388-1777.
I used to have a zojirushi, but it took up a lot of space and since I like gong fu tea, I prefer to bring the water to the gaiwan.
So I bought one of the Bonavita variable temp gooseneck kettles and haven't even wanted a zojirushi since.
Probably this one: http://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-Variable-Temperature-Electric-Gooseneck/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=pd_sim_k_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1EN032C2D9NPD8CKJAP6 The gooseneck is supposed to be handy for pourovers.
Keep an eye out on Amazon for the $50 - $60 Bonavita Variable Temp gooseneck. It's been a few months (EDIT: Maybe even a year) since it dropped last, but it's great and a steal at that price.
I have this Cuisinart model http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KYSLNQ/ref=psdc_289753_t3_B0083I7THI
It's a little pricey, but will change the way you drink tea. It will especially be a revelation to you coming from microwaved water! Side note; it's $83.00 right now, down from the usual $100 I see it at.
I went with the "Hamilton Beach" sold at the grocery store method. Even though it is programmable, I only ever use it to boil my water, and then get to the desired temperature by moving the water between my pot and cups (plus side: it warms the teaware).
Sounds like my brother-in-law. His kid was visiting us earlier this year and had some of my homemade ice cream. He promptly went home and got an ice cream maker and now he and his dad are going to town with it.
I'm sure they bought some fancy machine, but I have this Cuisinart and it works great!
I finally broke down and decided to make vanilla ice cream and went with this Serious Eats recipe. It's phenomenal. I see no reason you couldn't do the no-ice cream maker method that your recipe describes. Though to be perfectly honest, it's worth it to invest $70 for this ice cream maker.
You seem to be missing an ice cream maker. This is one of my best purchases of the last 10 years - I wish I bought one sooner. You can go hog wild and get a fancy one (if you have the space for it) or get this simple, inexpensive, relatively small-footprint, freeze-the-bowl one from Cuisinart. Works like a charm.
I've gifted it twice and talked 5 or 6 people into buying one (I just talked about how great the ice cream is and they got excited to try one) so we now have a little ice cream cult.
Buy this ice cream maker. It's the kind where you have to freeze the bowl, but it's inexpensive and works great. One of the best purchases I've ever made. It's also nice to have freezer storage containers that are designed for ice cream.
I have had this Cosori kettle for a while now and I still really love it. The temperature settings aren't the most customizable as they are preset, but it's more than enough for me.
I’m a pretty particular guy (especially when it comes to equipment for coffee, gardening, guns and boats) and was recently shopping for a new kettle.
The Fellow Stagg EKG is regarded as the best kettle that is very available, but I wasn’t convinced that that was the right one for me. I ended up getting a Cosori kettle that I’m very pleased with. It has improved my coffee experience and it looks nice enough on the counter.
Both myself and my daughter each have the OXO variable temp gooseneck kettle for two years now and both of us have been very happy.
Norpro Instant Immersion Heater Coffee/Tea/Soup Electric Water Portable Reheater
Seconding the Bonavita, and not just because I have one at home and one in the office. Fantastic little kettle.
Oops. I guess you are right, though I never think about the crust part of tart tatin - it gets soft and wet and hidden anyhow ;)
I have this ice cream maker. It's fairly cheap. It's the kind where you freeze the bowl. I've had it for 4 or 5 years and it's my favorite purchase of all time!
I don't think the coffee pot is a big deal. It's a big draw, but only for a few minutes -- that amount of wattage will heat that amount of water REAL fast.
As long as all your heavy DC wiring is solid and rated for 200+ amps, and it should be if you're attaching a 2000W inverter, then running 1400W into a coffee pot shouldn't stress it at all. And the car will replenish the energy back into the batteries in fairly short order -- if you're using 150A for 2 minutes, then recharging at 50A will take 6 minutes to get back where you started. A non-issue.
To boil water a bit slower and gentler, pick up a little immersion heater. This only draws about 300 watts so it takes a lot longer, but the inverter won't even break a sweat. (That's roughly 30A from the DC side.)
Note that there are 12-volt versions of the immersion heater too, but read the reviews -- moving that amount of power at the lower voltage means much higher currents, and they tend to have problems with the plugs melting. (Or blowing the lighter-socket fuses.) Don't do that! The lighter socket is not wired for heavy current, it's just meant for charging phones and stuff -- darn thing can't even support an old-fashioned cigarette lighter! By putting the load on the thick-as-a-sausage DC wiring you're adding with your batteries and inverter, you'll sidestep the wimpy lighter-socket wiring, so you can draw more power more safely.
Just to be perfectly clear, expect to spend a few hundred bucks on wiring, terminals, fuses, circuit breakers, and cable protection (nylon braided sleeving, etc) to get this all wired up in a way that's not a total fire hazard.
I have this one and I like it...https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV382510V-Variable-Temperature-Gooseneck/dp/B005YR0F40?tag=1286065electrickettles-20
My major complaint with the Stagg kettle is that it's way too easy to burn your hands when grabbing the handle or when removing the top. I much prefer the Bonavita kettle for that reason, which used to be around $70 but seems to have gone up to $130 recently: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YR0F40/ I never noticed a difference in temperature control between the two, and didn't really think about balance with either one. The Bonavita I have only goes down to 60C, but it seems like the Stagg just gets down slightly lower at 57C.
It is not cute, but this kettle is an absolute workhorse. I love it.
Can anyone recommend a metal electric tea kettle? I don't want the interior of the lid or anywhere where water or condensation reaches or heats plastic parts. I have a Fellow Stagg gooseneck for coffee, but I want one with a standard spout to pour for tea and general usage because a gooseneck too slow (I need another kettle anyway for the kitchen). It should be a simple kettle easy to clean and built to last.
Quick google search shows this popular Cuisinart; however, there seems to be concerns about build quality and rust. I'm tempted to get the Fellow kettle with regular spout but I'm aware the products are overpriced.
I had an old Hamilton Beach from Costco but the interior of the lid is plastic.
I own a Cuisinart CPK-17P1 Electric Cordless Tea Kettle, it has temp settings for different teas, and apparently French press coffee should be heated just below boiling temperature.
I have essentially the older version of one of the 2nd and 3rd Cuisinarts you listed. I'm in the US. It's this one. I've given two as gifts and talked five people into buying one. Everyone loves theirs. You don't say in your question what "appropriate" means. Certainly your decision should be made by what you are trying to accomplish. Example: the Cuisinarts with the freezer bowl only allow you to make approximately one batch every 24 hours (from zero frozen bowl, it takes 48 hours to freeze it - when you make a batch and throw the bowl immediately into the freezer, it should be properly frozen in 24 hours).
As for freezing at the bottom of the bowl - that doesn't happen. You may end up with a layer of ice cream frozen all over the bowl, but just scrape it off and in with the rest of the finished ice cream. If you did mix-ins, the part stuck to the bowl will likely not include them. I often just scrape that part into a separate small container - it's not much - and just snack on it.
Oh do I have a plan for you! You need an ice cream maker. I have this one with a freezer bowl. Super simple and works like a charm. I'm old and have only had mine for 6 years or so. I wish I had one at 30. It's really one of the best things ever. I've gifted two of them and talked about five people into buying one. Everyone loves it and we have our own little ice cream clan now ;)
This kind of electric immersion heater is the most compact way to boil water, especially since camp stoves don't go on airplanes.
This device is less expensive, less complicated and way safer than anything. You're going to be able to build yourself. I would highly recommend it over something that is very likely to kill you and people you love. https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CPK-17-PerfecTemp-1-7-Liter-Stainless/dp/B003KYSLNQ
The bonavita 1 liter kettle has raised membrane buttons, with the power button at the bottom left and a button to cycle through several presets at the top left, which is nice as you only have to press the button a few times to choose your temperature. I think it remembers the temperature between cycles.
Someone else mentioned the Fellow Stagg EKG. I have the Corvo EKG (non-gooseneck version) and while it does have a single dial with tactile feedback, which is easy to find, I did notice that occasionally pressing the power button doesn't always work. You feel a click, but it doesn't engage and you have to press it harder. I'd expect that to become annoying very quickly if you have to wait a few seconds for the startup sequence on the kettle before hearing the click of it actually turning on to know if pressing the button worked or not.
Amazon link to the bonavita kettle: https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV382510V-Variable-Temperature-Gooseneck/dp/B005YR0F40
My ice cream maker. There's a recent Serious Eats article hyping it up. I've had mine for about 5 years and wish I bought it way before that. It's the best thing ever ;)
I've had this simple, relatively cheap Cuisinart for 6 years and it's still going strong and does everything I need. I've gifted two of them and talked 5 people into buying one. We have our own little ice cream club now and everyone loves it!
Others have suggested Greek Yogurt. I'd like to build on that to say get you a cheap ($60-70) ice cream maker and use it to make frozen yogurt with the Greek Yogurt. Fun to eat, yummy, and lots of protein.
OOTL: what happened to bonavita? As fars I can tell they still have a store on Amazon and you can buy a 1L gooseneck electric variable temp kettle for $99.
If you're in the States see if you can find this OXO one.
I moved overseas and replaced it with the Stagg, but the Oxo was better in every way but aesthetics. The big QoL thing I'm missing is that the Stagg doesn't beep when it reaches temperature. That was a surprisingly useful feature that I sorely miss.
These are the heating elements I'm referring to above
Maybe some sort of travel immersion heater would work better for you? Assuming your drinking vessel isn't plastic. I have a 300watt one and it'll boil a large mug (about 2 cups) of water in 8 mins (I live at elevation and my water boils at 203°f). My particular one works great, but the heating unit is short making you fill your vessel pretty high, so it's not ideal. I recently tried a longer one, but the quality was awful so I can't recommend any specific ones.
I think the Bonavita comes in a few sizes. I have a big one at home and a small one at work. I am happy with both:
Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temperature Electric Kettle, 1.0 Liters, Metallic https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NZCGHX3XSJ741ZD9MJ58?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Might I suggest the purchase of an ice cream maker ;) Maybe not in time for your friend's birthday, but sometime in the near future. I bought this freezer bowl variety maybe 5 years ago and I kick myself for not having bought one earlier. I have gifted two of them and talked 5 friends/colleagues into buying one! No one has been disappointed. In case it isn't obvious, I am now an ice cream zealot.
I have this basic Cuisinart where you have to freeze the bowl. They are still selling the old model and even America's Test Kitchen says to buy it instead of the new one (which is not just more expensive - it has a bigger footprint for no reason).
I got it maybe 6 years ago and it has changed my life. I kick myself for not buying it earlier. You need to buy one NOW. I have gifted this twice and talked 4 or 5 other people into buying one. No one regrets it for one second.
I'm diabetic, so this allows me to make ice cream that is low enough in carbs that I can eat it. I do this by cutting way back on the sugar. Less sugar in ice cream makes it much harder and a bit icier, but I pull it out 20 minutes before serving and it works great.
I'm pretty basic. I semi-follow recipes and don't go too crazy - but that's mainly the diabetes talking - I can't have caramels and cookies and candies and that kind of stuff mixed in. I can do fruits, nuts and chocolate and that's mostly what I make.
Everyone needs an ice cream maker (unless you don't like ice cream).
I've had mine for 5 or 6 years and wish I had bought one decades ago! I've gifted two and talked 4 or 5 other people into buying one. It's the greatest ever! I have this fairly inexpensive Cuisinart where you freeze the bowl. Not sure if it's available in the UK, but it works perfectly as far as I'm concerned and it's proof you don't need to get too fancy.
I have the fairly inexpensive Cuisinart where you freeze the bowl. They are still selling the older model. Even America's Test Kitchen says there is no reason to get the newer model - it performs the same and has a larger footprint.
I have this one and it is EXCELLENT so far for the price. My only complaint is the capacity might be a little small, but that hasn't been a problem for me so far and I've used it for a few gongfu sessions. My wife has started using it too and loves it as well. Highly recommend.
The only kettle I can personally reccomend is this one. It costs $100 and I've had it for over 2 years now. The only downside is that the opening is too small for me to fit my hand in, so I have to use a bottle brush for deep cleaning. But the occasional boil white vinegar and water method is enough to keep it clean in my opinion.
I'm going to say - don't put it off. I've only had my ice cream maker for 5 or 6 years and every time I make ice cream, I'm kicking myself for not buying one earlier! I have the fairly inexpensive Cuisinart where you freeze the bowl. It honestly works great.
I've given two as gifts and talked three people into buying one. Everyone is thrilled and now we have our own little ice cream cult ;)
Hi, my current gooseneck kettle is leaking from the lid and I'm wanting to upgrade to one with temp controls. Accurate temperature controls are especially important to tea, but I really want to be able to make a really good pour over with the same kettle.
The tea sub recommends https://www.amazon.com/COSORI-Electric-Gooseneck-Variable-Stainless/dp/B07T1CH2HH/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=2WXF399HCUG8T
Which has great reviews from tea drinkers and bad reviews from coffee drinkers, who say it has really bad water flow control
Do you have any recommendations for temperature controlled kettles that can make an excellent pour over and have accurate enough temperature controls to make excellent tea??
Every model I've been looking at seems like it's good at one, but not the other
I use this one. There's essentially 2 options for ice cream makers: countertop ones with built in cooling. These are super big and expensive. And frozen bowl ones that go in your freezer prior to mixing. I use this one cause it's much much cheaper. Super easy to make ice cream. I suggest looking into salt and straw's book. It's also pretty cheap and they use a xantham gum base instead of a egg custard base, so it's almost foolproof to do. If you like to cook and want to get that custard ice cream, then I would also suggest Van Leeuwen's book. It's great, french styled ice creams.
It's amazing, brings the water up to preset temps, my kettle's presets are for white tea, green tea, black tea, oolong, and herbal. It's so convenient.
I can't seem to find the one I have, but if you drink tea and also make pour overs you may enjoy this one as it has a setting for coffee as well and it has a gooseneck: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T1CH2HH/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_VTH1JM1E2YJK7Y4WTP5E
Immersion boiler could be a low cost space saving alternative to a mini kettle
very possible that it’s because it’s such a small amount i’m heating up in the microwave! i didn’t think of that!
i’ve found an electric kettle on amazon that works efficiently, it will boil water in about 3-4 minutes! it also has different temps for different types of tea to choose from when heating it up. i do honestly thinks it makes a difference.
COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle with 5 Variable Presets, Pour Over Kettle & Coffee Kettle, 100% Stainless Steel Inner Lid & Bottom, 1200 Watt Quick Heating, 0.8L, Matte Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T1CH2HH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_E37KQYHMXQ5MCJCXCFKJ
COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle with 5 Variable Presets, Pour Over Kettle & Coffee Kettle, 100% Stainless Steel Inner Lid & Bottom, 1200 Watt Quick Heating, 0.8L, Matte Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T1CH2HH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_1CXEBSYB05V9HZ7T1YY3
we just got this one from amazon, i think it looks great sitting out on the counter