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    Default Re: Whistling Kettle

    The one we used to have the whistle was in a flap that covered the nozzle and you could just leave it open to stop it whistling.
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    Default Re: Whistling Kettle

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    Our current electric auto jug started leaking.
    So we have been boiling water in a pot on the gas hob.
    Seems to boil quicker & probably costs less too.
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    Rinnai Boil & Brew is a permanently plumbed, wall-mounted electric water heater

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    TEFAL MINI 0.8L
    Extra compact and extremely practical kettle.

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    Judge Stovetop Kettle 1.9 Litre (MIte10) does not have the whistle part at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    We have one too, very satisfied. It does everything a totally non-auto kettle with optional whistle could be expected to do at a brisk rate. Easy to fill, pours well, boils fast. Strongest thing in its favour - SWMBO likes it, so it (or one of its descendants) is a lifetime resident.
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    Much more inefficient than an immersion coil kettle, in which nearly all the losses go into boiling the water.
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    Default Re: Whistling Kettle

    Most of the immersion coil jugs/kettles are lamentably slow in a camping or power outage situation. Regardless of efficiency, electric units are not great on battery power - particularly on economy(??) primary batteries. Approximately 3,200 AA cells (160 in series for the voltage, x 20 parallel banks to handle the current) is a bit tedious to load up just to boil 4 cups of water. If you want to do 4 more cups, out with the first 3200, in go 3200 fresh cells. (1 amp for 5 minutes is not a multi-cycle business with AA primary cells.)
    Blow the efficiency, I'll stick with my $19 camping gas stove and the $2.50 gas canister that can make several dozens of cups from a single can of gas. The gas stove has quite a few other tricks up its sleeve in the heating field, while (aside from the cardiovascular exercise benefits lugging pallets of AA cells about) the battery immersion coil jug is a bit of a one trick pony - efficient or not. In winter the heat dumped from thousands of suiciding AA cells might be an assett, but it doesn't really weigh too heavily on the efficiency calculation on summer afternoons, particularly with cycle campers.
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    Default Re: Whistling Kettle

    This is what you need to boil water whilst camping:

    https://www.actionoutdoors.kiwi/Thermette-Copper-Kettle
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    Default Re: Whistling Kettle

    Many a cup of tea at family picnics were made on a Thermette

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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    This is what you need to boil water whilst camping:

    https://www.actionoutdoors.kiwi/Thermette-Copper-Kettle
    They tend to be a trifle awkward to use in a domestic or campervan situation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post
    They tend to be a trifle awkward to use in a domestic or campervan situation...
    Esp. when coal fired . . .
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    If you can use an ordinary type 220v kettle with an immersion heater conveniently then you should as any other way will waste electrical power.
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