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Dec 14, 2006 12:43 AM

Electric Kettles

Took the suggestion from last week and ordered the Bodum electric tea kettle last week from It arrived today. The kettle can boil 12 C. of water in 5-6 mins. 4-5 C. in about 3 mins. Thanks for the suggestion. This kettle is going to get used for a lot more than tea.

We had an electric kettle that had been a wedding gift but never replaced after a house fire. The kettles that were available in the US at that time were quite expensive. This one was $29.99 + shipping. It is slim and compact being oval in shape and sits close to the counter splashback rather unobtrusively. Great buy and thanks so much for the suggestion. Really!

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  1. This is great news! I bought it too after seeing that post. It should arrive by the end of the week!

    1. another great place for electric tea kettles (if you live in a city) is Chinatown. I picked up a mini one for the office cuppa. It was 8 dollars!

      1. Couldn't find it at you SURE it is 12 cups...96 ounces???...Could you tell me the model #? Amazon had a lot of Bodums, but none of that size...

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        1. re: ChowFun_derek

          Sorry it was and is a Bodum 5500 Ibis. Tea and coffee cups are measured as 6 oz. cups. I filled it to the max mark which is indicated as 12 cups, but it is probably 72. It has a scale filter too which in this hardwater limestone area is a big plus.