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    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 1st Sep 08, 1:36 PM
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    Hi Mrscarney, traditionally its a flat bottom copper kettle, with a wooden or coil handle.
    If tucked for space a saucepan instead.
    You can get arty ones from John Lewis but cheaper to look around charity shops. A cheap whistler might do.
    • clairibel
    • By clairibel 14th Nov 11, 1:30 PM
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    • 14th Nov 11, 1:30 PM
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    • 14th Nov 11, 1:30 PM
    Bumping an old thread because i am looking for a way to put a bit of moisture in the air from our woodburner which can be quite dry, any ideas please from seasoned woodburners
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Nov 11, 2:20 PM
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    • 14th Nov 11, 2:20 PM
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    • 14th Nov 11, 2:20 PM
    oooh you can get some lovely cast iron kettles which are no good for actually using the water to boil but make great humidifiers

    Heres some. I ordered my eco fan from them - great product - great service

    My mum had an old brass thingy - like a camp stove cup - long handle - she uses that


    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it

    NOT BUYING IT!!

    Norn iron no 314
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 14th Nov 11, 2:22 PM
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    • 14th Nov 11, 2:22 PM
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    • 14th Nov 11, 2:22 PM
    Evaporator tray.

    A cast iron grid suspended from the ceiling or wall, above the stove. Good for storing pots, put water in a fish kettle.
    What happens if you push this button?
  • irenee
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    • 14th Nov 11, 2:40 PM
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    • 14th Nov 11, 2:40 PM
    When I had my woodburning stove installed the first thing I did was to source an enamel kettle from Ebay (Kitchenalia)

    Nice dark blue one (now with matching teapot) - when I light the stove at night, the kettle is set on top full of water - within an hour it is steaming and I fill a hot water bottle and pop it in my bed, warms it lovely for bedtime

    Kettle refilled provides water for teas as needed

    I have also got an small enamelled iron lidded casserole dish (ideal for stews), once winter has set in, I prepare meat and veg, started off in a pan on top of my gas cooker and then turned into the casserole dish stood on top of woodburner where it cooks gently until I'm hungry

    Homemade soups are also ideal for reheating over the wood stove

    I would cook on it from breakfast to supper - but I really do not need the wood burner 24/7 in the south of England - one thing I really, really miss is wood fire toast for breakfast!!
    • w50nky
    • By w50nky 14th Nov 11, 7:13 PM
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    • 14th Nov 11, 7:13 PM
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    • 14th Nov 11, 7:13 PM
    I use this one: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8615930/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CKitchen+and+laundry%7C14418476/c_2/2%7C14418476%7CKettles%7C14418611.htm#pdpFullProdu ctInformation

    Been great for the last 2 years and it`s half price at the moment. Some reviews on the page too.
    • clairibel
    • By clairibel 15th Nov 11, 6:56 AM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 6:56 AM
    Thanks for all the ideas and help, I will investigate, never thought about putting stew on there in a casserole
    • Greenfires
    • By Greenfires 15th Nov 11, 7:43 AM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 7:43 AM
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    • 15th Nov 11, 7:43 AM
    We've got one of these sitting on our stove. My American friend made up his own advert for it along the lines of "Housewives! Tired of not having mould growing in your home? Then you need....etc etc" Basically I think the Americans, or a lot of them, have a much drier atmosphere than we do - so these things are a lot more popular over there. We just got it because we liked it - though we don't have water in it all the time.

    http://www.plowhearth.com/Dragon-Woodstove-Steamer_p10119_S2002_D3050_C1039.html

    Andy
  • km1423
    Do you need a trivet to stand the kettle on, or can you use it directly on top of your stove(solid fuel appliance) - worried in case I mark my appliance and will have explaining to do
    • w50nky
    • By w50nky 2nd Dec 11, 4:41 PM
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    Use mine directly on top of the stove for 2 years without any marks. Would advise drying the bottom of the kettle if its wet especially if you live in a hard water area to prevent lime deposits. A trivet will reduce the heat getting to the kettle so it may take more time to heat.
    Last edited by w50nky; 02-12-2011 at 5:11 PM.
  • welda
    Originally posted by w50nky
    I forgot to say, thanks for this info, I purchased one about two week ago and, it's braw all round!!!
    • w50nky
    • By w50nky 2nd Dec 11, 7:02 PM
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    Glad you liked it!

    Cheers.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 2nd Dec 11, 10:52 PM
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    Do you need a trivet to stand the kettle on, or can you use it directly on top of your stove(solid fuel appliance) - worried in case I mark my appliance and will have explaining to do
    Originally posted by km1423
    Dont put buttered toast on the stove to keep hot while taking a phone call - makes a terrible mess
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it

    NOT BUYING IT!!

    Norn iron no 314
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