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Domestication.
#1
So here I sit contemplating the purchase of a kettle.....

Why is it so bloody complicated?! Years ago, fill kettle, switch on.... doesn’t get any simpler. Now in the 21st century we have made lives so complex, a mere mortal of above average intelligence can’t make up their mind on what to buy!

The dilemma is this.... got a coffee maker thing.... got one of these instant boiler one shot things.... but neither get to actual boiling point. Enter a kettle.

So far, plastic, metal or glass.... is it a kettle specific for tea? Or water?!! 

Found one that does it all.... select water temp from 70C to 100C and a keep warm facility....

Surely, we had this when you had a copper kettle to use on an open fire 100 years ago.

Life really shouldn’t be this complicated....
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#2
Just buy a kettle lad, one that complements the decor of your kitchen.

Me thinks you have too much time on your hands Doc  Laugh
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#3
Idve expected far better from you than that Lee!

Previously it’d been to be colour coordinated I’d clashes with my eyes, or it makes my bum look big....

But men like the geeky side of things... I defy ANY man to deny that.... including Kev!
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#4
No need to be geeky, just be classy:

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#5
Laugh Laugh
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#6
Here you go, one pot, one cup, one small pan of pasta, one big pan of pasta :

https://www.franke.com/gb/en/ks/expertis...ation.html

Certainly suits our modern kitchen Big Grin



Just don't look at the price tag Confused
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#7
I can see the appeal of that hot tap Dilbert...

But knowing me! I’d put my hand under it to test the temperature.

Having consulted with my daughter... Rolleyes seems she has inherited her mother’s OCD and it’s just down to colours and aesthetics.

The hot tap may well make an appearance in the new house along with a dishwasher Angel, ie not a new wife, but one that actually works, and doesn’t argue that there’s only one way to do the washing up... And a multi-fuel stove....
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#8
We have a Zip tap at work, that's just a flip lever, no detent pin, Darwin was right, a lot of burnt hands Big Grin

My daughter has inherited both our OCD's, fortunately she also inherited man shopping from me Wink

She who cooks shall not wash up ...................... He who cooks can just shut up and get on with it Confused
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(29-08-2018, 11:45 AM)Ledwardio Wrote: No need to be geeky, just be classy:

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Bad choice that Lee, too hard to fill up & got too hot on the exterior.
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#10
Are you saying what I think you’re saying Sparky??

That it’s not suitable for old people??

Got to agree, not a good idea for old people....and as I don’t do gas, or worse, stick it on an open fire to boil it.....
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#11
Yeah, definitely not good for you Doc. Just saying!
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#12
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Watched the video for this.... it’s for old feckers, like me!

Audible alert for when it boils...
None slip, soft grip handle....
Easy open lid....
Rolleyes

This is the one for me!
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#13
Good call!!!
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#14
You are taking the piss, right?!
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#15
Audible alert not much good if you're Mutt and Jeff,  just sayin'
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#16
Good point.

Knowing how short lived today’s electrical items are..... I wonder what would fail first? Hearing or that....
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#17
Update.

Taken the plunge with this, just like the bloody Germans..... all VW products lie.... this kettle must tell fibs too! It’s rated A**.... but at 3kW....how in hell can that be?!

The best laugh? Bosch..... made in China!! Nice to see the Jerries being turned over like us.
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(07-10-2018, 10:47 PM)DrMarten Wrote: Update.

Taken the plunge with this, just like the bloody Germans..... all VW products lie.... this kettle must tell fibs too! It’s rated A**.... but at 3kW....how in hell can that be?!

The best laugh? Bosch..... made in China!! Nice to see the Jerries being turned over like us.

Everything is made in China lol



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Bought a Rev-It Hi-vis vesty thing from Get Geared via their website shop, ordered Large size guide says 42-44" chest, turns up with a proud "Made in China" label, firstly it wasn't the solid panel version I've had before and as pictured in their catalogue, but an elasticated webbing jobbie, secondly it was sized to fit a 12 year old !

My guess is it's actually made in Chinese sizes (yes, that's an actual thing), anyhow it brightened Mrs Dilbert's day "It looks like a see through bra on you", oh how we chortled Rolleyes
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#20
Laugh Laugh Laugh

Screwfix do some with a good zip on them...for not very much at all.
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