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Re: Internal wiring of USA v UK mains plug

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by N Cook, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Hal Murray

    Hal Murray Guest

  2. Except that you cannot place your veggies in there, or any other
    cooking need.

    Some people do more than drink tea. We use continuously boiling water
    for many cooking needs, and those are the only needs I have, and my cup
    of tea works just fine with water that only takes a few minutes to boil
    over a trickle flame.

    I know how to apply heat to a surface and waste very little.
  3. Tam/WB2TT

    Tam/WB2TT Guest

    Having bought multiple cooking utensils in the past few years, I don't
    recall seeing one in a box that said "kettle". From what I can gather, that
    is pretty much an archaic term, and only used in a context such as tea
    kettle; however, the latter is just as often called a tea pot. If I look
    around in a store, they will have things called sauce pans (nothing to do
    with a pan), stock pots, and Dutch ovens (nothing to do with an oven). I may
    be wrong, but to me a kettle is a pot with a wire handle like a bucket. No
    reason you could not cook spaghetti in it, if you found one.

    I am still trying to figure out what the previous poster meant by aligning
    the pasta.

  4. I think the UK definition means a container with a spout and handle. But
    most would consider it the safest way to boil water and fill a cup etc
    from it - saucepans are less than ideal for this.
    If it were spaghetti, so it could be poured out of the spout?
  5. If pasta is not aligned properly in relation to the Earth's magnetic
    field then it will not cook properly. That's why sometimes it comes
    out perfect and other times it comes out mush.



  6. Why all the arguing? Just heat tha damn water in the microwave.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  7. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    True audiophile pasta (that`s OFP) is time aligned and by the science of
    chakra, the molecules are arranged to that it not only cooks to
    perfection everytime but never ever sticks to the pan.

    It is of course somewhat more expensive than the common or garden lo fi

  8. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    The brits drink huge amounts of tea because their coffee is so bad.

  9. Not since the 1960's. Of course I think there was good coffee long before
    then, when was Andalucci's (on Shaftsbury Avenue) founded?

    Of course since London has as many Starbuck's as any other large city,
    you may be right. :)

  10. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    Interestingly, Coffee was commonly drunk in England long before tea
    became fashionable.

  11. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    In the US, a dedicated electric kettle is rare - you're much more likely
    to see an electric skillet(frying pan). To boil water, we use a kettle on
    the stove-top:

    But for pasta and soup and stuff, we use an ordinary cookpot on the

    Hope This Helps!
  12. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    You don't know how to properly check spaghetti. Every few minutes, pick
    a strand out of the pot and throw it at the wall. When one sticks, the
    spaghetti is done. ;-)

  13. Looks just like many an electric UK kettle then - although jug types are
    also popular.
    As I'd guessed. Dunno what Mr S Response was on about.

  14. A "Dutch Oven" is a cast iron pot with a heavy cover made you use in
    an open campfire. You can use it as an oven to bake bread over a bed of
    hot coals. It can also pe used to cook soup, stew or Chili while away
    from a conventional kitchen.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida

  15. There are a few of them who should get a mouthful of water, insert
    the tea bag, then microwave their heads. Instant tea, and one less

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  16. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    There is the charming British expression "Oh go boil your head,


  17. 3kW to make tea or coffee?


    Talk about waste. Ol' Gore would be over for a party to join you, if
    you let him have a news broadcast of how much electric gets wasted in UK
    kitchens, he'll fly over (wasting fuel) and have tea with you (wasting

  18. You have never seen plastic come to a melting point on its surface, and
    stay that way for minutes until someone or something touches it and sinks
    the heat away?

    Yeah, you did just shit a pile, bully boy.
  19. Here, a kettle can be anything from a tea kettle to a giant two foot
    deep pot for LA Gumbo.
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