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Japanese Aluminium teapot

joanofarc Dec 10, 2011 03:46 PM

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 davishawaii@hawaii.rr.com

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  1. KaimukiMan Dec 10, 2011 06:49 PM

    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
      joanofarc Dec 10, 2011 07:28 PM

      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. dcrb Dec 10, 2011 08:32 PM

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

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      1. re: dcrb
        joanofarc Dec 10, 2011 11:39 PM

        Thanks anyway for trying to research.

      2. tanuki soup Dec 10, 2011 10:03 PM

        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
          joanofarc Dec 10, 2011 11:41 PM

          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
            tanuki soup Dec 11, 2011 12:30 AM

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


            1. re: tanuki soup
              joanofarc Dec 11, 2011 03:53 AM

              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: joanofarc
                tanuki soup Dec 12, 2011 12:06 AM

                Here's the exact same kettle, only 1.5 liters.


        2. KaimukiMan Dec 11, 2011 05:50 PM

          try checking this website, may not be the style you want


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          1. re: KaimukiMan
            joanofarc Dec 12, 2011 04:59 AM

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

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            jcr1 Dec 12, 2011 12:42 AM

            gold tone aluminum teapots/kettles

            Here's a 4 qt size from the Japanese National Museum store in LA,
            http://janmstore.com/111554.html 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
              joanofarc Dec 12, 2011 05:01 AM

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

              1. re: jcr1
                will47 Dec 12, 2011 10:34 AM

                Looks like the museum one is 1 liter.

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                  jcr1 Dec 12, 2011 10:07 PM

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

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