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Watch that pot! It will still boil!
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Want tea? Coffee? Want to make it yourself? In a hurry? Can't wait for the water to boil?

Boil it faster with the VacuuKettle by BUNGCO. The vacuum kettle creates a vcauum over the water, allowing it to come to a boil faster. Adjust the amount of vacuum according the the time you have - no vacuum for unemployed layabouts with lots of time to wait for the water to boil, all the way to the hardest vaccuum this side of the Hubble for fast moving persons on the go! You will be amazed at how fast your water boils! Works for ramen and matzoh balls too! Order now and receive the BUNGCO InfraBrown Speed Toaster for only $19.95 more!

bungston, May 31 2006

Matzoh Balls http://www.foodsubs...tos/matzohballs.jpg
Cooked to near-perfection in the Vacuukettle! [bungston, May 31 2006]


       The cooking time of tea or coffee depends on the temperature of the water, not on if its boiling or not. bad science?
sninctown, May 31 2006

       "Bad" is such a pejorative term.
bungston, May 31 2006

       Around my shop "BAD" stands for Built As Designed.
normzone, May 31 2006

       I'm ordering, but does the water not boil at a lower temperature ? +
xenzag, May 31 2006

       I can't remember much of my A level chemistry, but I'm certain a reaction (of any kind) is speeded up under pressure. So if indeed you could generate a significant vacuum within the kettle (it would obviously be reinforced and need to be structurally stronger than the average Russell Hobbs) it would be possible to heat the water quicker.
kuupuuluu, May 31 2006

       You won't be able to pull a vacuum as the air will be replaced with water vapo(u)r. Trust me, I know.
egbert, May 31 2006

       It depends how big the kettle is, [egbert].
methinksnot, May 31 2006

       /You won't be able to pull a vacuum as the air will be replaced with water vapo(u)r./   

       It is admittedly not a perfect vacuum. However, the vacuum pump runs constantly while the kettle is in action. Generally when the vapor is really coming off fast, beyond the ability of the pump to keep up, the water is boiling and you are done.   

       /does the water not boil at a lower temperature/. It is actually possible to use the Vacuukettle without an external heat source, which makes it much safer than ordinary kettles.
bungston, May 31 2006

       The water will actually cool down as it evaporates. You can freeze it if you pump hard enough.   

       The water that has soaked into the leaves may have a lower vapor pressure due to contaminants. This may be a way to confine the evaporation/boiling to the leaves, and to make tea after all.   

       Reading this, I thought about cycling the pressure, then Googled up a reference to an ultrasonic tea extractor. They were going on about reducing tannins and bitterness, which would probably apply to this method as well.   

       Very good, Bungston.
baconbrain, Jun 01 2006

       You could always make solar tea, I guess.
DrCurry, Jun 01 2006


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