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Dec 10, 2011 03:46 PM

Japanese Aluminium teapot

I have looked every possible Honolulu local establishment and multiply online sites for this lite weight aluminum everyday teapot - approximately 4 cup capacity and cannot locate one to purchase. Your recommendations would be greatly appreciated?

Joan at

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  1. Have you checked the Korean markets? Aluminum teapots are an ubiquitous feature throughout Korea in the winter, most gold anodized, but some in silver.

    I suspect this whole thread will be moved to cookware.

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    1. re: KaimukiMan

      KaimukiMan, thank you for your response. I have already checked Palama Market - both Waikiki and Dillingham - small 1 liter size & big 4 liter size available. Need 2 or 2.5 liter. I believe there is another Korean market "Queens" on King St.. I will call them, Thank you again for the suggestion.

    2. I looked up and had no luck there. Lost of other items, but no aluminum tea kettle.

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      1. re: dcrb

        Thanks anyway for trying to research.

      2. Rakuten (the largest Japanese online shopping site) now ships overseas, and they have English translations of their pages available. (The translations are machine-generated, but it's usually possible to extract the information you need.)

        Here's a link to their English top page. If you type in "aluminum kettle", you'll get a couple of pages of hits.

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        1. re: tanuki soup

          Thank you tanuki soup for the lead. However, only 10 cup available, stainless steel too heavy, no aluminum and priced over $60 before INTL postage and handling - more than I want to pay.

          1. re: joanofarc

            How about this one? Aluminum, 1 liter (approx. 4 cups), about $15.


            1. re: tanuki soup

              Thank you again tanuki soup. I checked it out, seems a little small, actually looking for 1.5 Liter (6 cups). Will forward to my uncle to consider. Thanks again.

          1. re: KaimukiMan

            Minimum order is 1200 pieces. However, I sent an email requesting to purchase only 1 and the cost. Thank you for the referral.

          2. gold tone aluminum teapots/kettles

            Here's a 4 qt size from the Japanese National Museum store in LA,
   or 369 E 1st St Los Angeles, California 90012 (213) 625-0414.

            It's also available in different sizes from Soko hardware,
            1698 Post Street, San Francisco , CA 415-931-5510

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            1. re: jcr1

              Thank you for the lead. Emailed the museum asking if smaller size available. 4 qt. size is too large.

              1. re: jcr1

                Looks like the museum one is 1 liter.

                1. re: will47

                  Thanks will... sorry joan... and yup, the museum's pot is 1 litre. It must have been past my bedtime...