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Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:43 pm

Show off your heating elements and gadgets like; hot plates, heating pads, heating coils, blowers, hibachi, brazier, gas/alcohol stove, your own inventions.
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Now that it’s getting colder I love using this warming pad that @Atlas turned a few LA club members onto. Looks like an iPad mini, is water proof, and only goes to 133f/55c so it won’t explode your ceramics, or burn your hands. For extended steeps it keeps the teapot warm and accelerates extraction time. Keeps cups pleasantly warm too.

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What heating element do you use for your kettles?
I use this infrared cooking plate to heat ceramic and iron kettles, a Kalorik Stainless Steel Infrared Ceramic Cooking Plate. The infrared unit does get very hot so I have to move things out of the way. It shuts off when temperature is reached, and restarts to keep the kettle at selected heat setting. A good boil is reached and maintained.

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Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:44 am

Victoria wrote:
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Those two kyusus are so nice. And the warming pad is an excellent idea.
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.m. wrote:
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Victoria wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:46 pm
Those two kyusus are so nice. And the warming pad is an excellent idea.
Thanks those are; Hokujo nanban with kaolin chips in center, the gnarly little blackie back right is a mayake (wood-fired) 90ml pot by Yamada Sou, and a super light weight 110ml freckled tea bowl by Taisuke Shiraiwa. The heating pad really does accelerate extended steeps nicely, but if a teapot is left on too long tannic notes come out with certain teas that have been oxidized.
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I use an electric hibachi-like warming plate. This is bought from China (but made in Taiwan) since it seems that Japanese hibachi-style electric heaters became very popular among tea people in China.
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:59 am

Victoria wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:57 pm
What heating element do you use for your kettles?
I use this infrared cooking plate to heat ceramic and iron kettles, a Kalorik Stainless Steel Infrared Ceramic Cooking Plate. The infrared unit does get very hot so I have to move things out of the way. It shuts off when temperature is reached, and restarts to keep the kettle at selected heat setting. A good boil is reached and maintained.


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Ooh, I've been looking for something like this. Does it work with stainless steel kettles as well?
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:49 pm

Yes, the infrared works with clay, steel and stainless also.

@Elise, I love the compactness of your heating plate, really nice.
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:59 pm

those infrared ones are quite the trend lately in Taiwan and China. All sorts of appealing designs coming out.
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:41 pm

I've been thinking of getting an infrared plate for a few years now, but have held off because of the price(hario is 300 and hario "style" is somewhat over 100). But I'd like to trying out some clay kettles so...
Has anyone noticed any noise problems with the new Taiwanese ones? The electric heater I use now... is awful :lol: the fans are so loud that I've basically completely stopped using my tetsubin and now just use my electric kettle for everything now.
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jpo1933 wrote:
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Has anyone noticed any noise problems with the new Taiwanese ones?
The ones I have seen in action, where pretty much silent...
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:18 pm

^possible to get them online? :o
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^possible to get them online? :o
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Taobao
Will try searching around today and see what I can find. Thanks!
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In the bottom right of that post, there's a kettle with what I presume is a hot plate under it. I remember a user posting a picture of one they had just like that, but can't seem to find the thread.

I found this on aliexpress:

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/5h5I7QY

It's fairly expensive and I'm wondering if anyone has it, or if not, does anyone have something similar they would recommend? Or, any tips on a specific brand that's well regarded. Im specifically looking for this clean, minimal looking style.
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