Clay Kettles

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Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:59 am

It's so pretty! The glaze reminds me of a frosty morning.
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:38 pm

pedant wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:55 pm
today, i received a kettle by TSUNOKAKE Masashi:
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it appears to be glazed everywhere except for the the base of the exterior. the interior is glazed, but it still sweats profusely through bottom. the glaze must be porous. i look forward to seeing its effect on water.
How are you finding this kettle? Is it still pretty pourous after using, and any effect on water yet? @Baisao I think mentioned it took +-6 months to make a noticeable difference.
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:23 pm

@pedant is that the one from tokinokumo?
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:18 am

Victoria wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:38 pm
pedant wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:55 pm
today, i received a kettle by TSUNOKAKE Masashi:
........
it appears to be glazed everywhere except for the the base of the exterior. the interior is glazed, but it still sweats profusely through bottom. the glaze must be porous. i look forward to seeing its effect on water.
Baisao I think mentioned it took +-6 months to make a noticeable difference.
Mine still sweats but it was exceptionally muting for a month. I didn’t use any starch treatment because I think rice wash smells bad so I didn’t want to contaminate my kettle with it. I used it everyday for a month, boiling about a liter each day. The queerest bit is that one day it was muting and the very next day it wasn’t. The water from it is terrific.
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:23 am

Tyler wrote:
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pedant is that the one from tokinokumo?
yes
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:14 pm

Baisao wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:18 am
Victoria wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:38 pm
pedant wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:55 pm
today, i received a kettle by TSUNOKAKE Masashi:
........
it appears to be glazed everywhere except for the the base of the exterior. the interior is glazed, but it still sweats profusely through bottom. the glaze must be porous. i look forward to seeing its effect on water.
Baisao I think mentioned it took +-6 months to make a noticeable difference.
Mine still sweats but it was exceptionally muting for a month. I didn’t use any starch treatment because I think rice wash smells bad so I didn’t want to contaminate my kettle with it. I used it everyday for a month, boiling about a liter each day. The queerest bit is that one day it was muting and the very next day it wasn’t. The water from it is terrific.
Interesting. How would you say it changes the water, and are you using bottled water that’s already pretty good? :)
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Interesting. How would you say it changes the water, and are you using bottled water that’s already pretty good? :)
I would say that it gives the water a smoother, softer texture than stainless steel. The differences are easily discernible. I am using Iceland Springs water for it. Contrary to what overs have said, there’s no difference in quality whether it was heated over charcoal or a ceramic heater.
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Victoria wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:38 pm
pedant wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:55 pm
today, i received a kettle by TSUNOKAKE Masashi:
........
it appears to be glazed everywhere except for the the base of the exterior. the interior is glazed, but it still sweats profusely through bottom. the glaze must be porous. i look forward to seeing its effect on water.
How are you finding this kettle? Is it still pretty pourous after using, and any effect on water yet? Baisao I think mentioned it took +-6 months to make a noticeable difference.
i haven't had time to properly evaluate it yet. i've been busy lately, and on top of that, my hobby time has been monopolized by the arrival of an espresso machine. :twisted:

i'm finding it hard to break away from the extreme convenience of electric kettles, but i'll get there.
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Elise
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:01 am

Lovely kettle indeed, it has a very elegant design and the body shape and handle are perfect together. <3
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It has arrived! The difference in color between the two pictures is due to lighting and editing.


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Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:07 am

@Teachronicles, It looks nice. What is the volume?
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Teachronicles, It looks nice. What is the volume?
1200ml about 900-1000ml functionally
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Takashi ichikawa kettle, acquired with the help of @Baisao. Much gratitude to him and his friend Gio, who I got it from. I can't explain how excited I was when I got this in the mail today. So far makes the water velvety smooth, and gives it a very nice fullness. I've only used it twice but I think there may be some muting which I'm told will go away as I use it more.
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:42 pm

Teachronicles wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:58 pm


Takashi ichikawa kettle, acquired with the help of Baisao. Much gratitude to him and his friend Gio, who I got it from. I can't explain how excited I was when I got this in the mail today. So far makes the water velvety smooth, and gives it a very nice fullness. I've only used it twice but I think there may be some muting which I'm told will go away as I use it more.
That kettle is amazing! I love it. I assume this originated in Japan. Its shape begs to be poured. How do you like the handle? That looks like something I might want to change out at some point. I love the rustic look, but would think it might not feel so nice.
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:58 pm

Rickpatbrown wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:42 pm
Teachronicles wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:58 pm


Takashi ichikawa kettle, acquired with the help of Baisao. Much gratitude to him and his friend Gio, who I got it from. I can't explain how excited I was when I got this in the mail today. So far makes the water velvety smooth, and gives it a very nice fullness. I've only used it twice but I think there may be some muting which I'm told will go away as I use it more.
That kettle is amazing! I love it. I assume this originated in Japan. Its shape begs to be poured. How do you like the handle? That looks like something I might want to change out at some point. I love the rustic look, but would think it might not feel so nice.
Yes. Made in japan. Takashi ichikawa is the artist. I was slightly concerned about the handle at first as well, but it feels better than it looks and handles just fine. The only thing I could see being a problem is rust forming on the handle from the steam rising from the hole in the lid.
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