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Offline Bob

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Anyone use a water boiler device?
« on: January 22, 2015, 03:59:33 AM »
Looks more like an Asian thing.

Just looking a these things.  I've never seen them before.


Looks like it would be another thing to drag around.

Anyone use one?  Are they worthwhile at all?

I've got a stove.  It doesn't work right though.  I haven't boiled water in years.  I tried microwaving water but it takes maybe 20 minutes that way.
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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 08:45:18 PM »
my ex girlfriend used to have that.  i don't think it was the exact same model but it looked identical and did the same things  she loved it and it worked well. it's cool that you can adjust the temperature of the water. i remember it was extremely fast.  faster than any other way to get boiling water from what i remember.

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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 12:43:02 AM »
That's what I was wondering.  How fast is it?

And.. Can you make noodles in that type of thing?  Because I need carbs... haha.  Boiling water in a microwave is a royal pain though.  Bowl of hot, hot water lifted out of a microwave?  Not the greatest idea.

If I wanted hot water for tea or something I could get it straight out of the faucet though, or just fill the cup and nuke it a bit.

I don't quite see myself actually buying one of those.  They looked a bit interesting though.  I'm not sure how much use they actually are.
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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 12:46:13 AM »
That's what I was wondering.  How fast is it?

And.. Can you make noodles in that type of thing?  Because I need carbs... haha.  Boiling water in a microwave is a royal pain though.  Bowl of hot, hot water lifted out of a microwave?  Not the greatest idea.

If I wanted hot water for tea or something I could get it straight out of the faucet though, or just fill the cup and nuke it a bit.

I don't quite see myself actually buying one of those.  They looked a bit interesting though.  I'm not sure how much use they actually are.

i kind of remember it being like instant boiling water.  maybe like 30 seconds? a minute tops?  you can't make noodles in it all it does is boil water from what i remember.  this was like 10 years ago so my memory is kind of fuzzy.

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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 09:28:52 AM »
I'm a little confused...practically everyone has these around here...?

I always use one, but mine seems a bit more handy than what I see in the video. Using the stove is out of the question. I could never use it in the morning because I would be too worried to forget it on when I leave. Besides I want my water to be the right tempature so that it won't burn my delicate tongue, so I have one with adjustable temperature.

And yes, it is also pretty fast and I don't like waiting...

The way I do instant noodles is boil the water in the electric kettle and the just pour it on the noodles.
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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 09:43:25 AM »
Yes, mine's called a kettle.
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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 03:56:44 PM »
Ramen.

Fill flat tupperware of a size to hold one package - the sandwich size is good.

Add water until it just floats.

Microwave 2 minutes.

Add spice pack, done.
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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #7 on: January 23, 2015, 11:59:28 PM »
It would probably make it easier to be "that guy" when you say, "I would like my tea, and it must be precisely 180 degrees F."
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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #8 on: January 24, 2015, 12:05:16 AM »
Hm.  Mind slightly blown.  There are just kettles like that, same idea.  I thought people here probably meant heating up a kettle on the stove.


Hm.....

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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #9 on: January 24, 2015, 04:00:49 AM »
Good for the environment too, or so I've heard.
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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #10 on: January 25, 2015, 04:22:15 AM »
I've been rocking one of these for almost 15 years now. no complaints

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Re: Anyone use a water boiler device?
«Reply #11 on: January 25, 2015, 04:32:00 AM »
But can make noodles in it?  Haha.
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