Glass gravity tea maker
I love my gravity tea maker but really wish it was glass. Anyone know of a brand that makes a glass one?
I love the idea of these things, but hate plastic. If there was a nice, easy to clean glass one, I’d be all over it too! Post back if you find such a thing. :)
I tried looking for one a little while ago, but couldn’t find anything. But perhaps a new one has come out since then? If so, I’d be all over it!
Hmmm. Perhaps we’ve discovered a market niche. We should design one and try to fund it on Quirky or Kickstarter. ;)
I’ve seen them before, but I cannot remember what they are called. I will look again.
http://www.teavivre.com/manually-blow-molded-glass-infuser-tea-cup/ some of this one is glass, though this one sounds like a pain to clean. i’ve seen a few variants of this design on some ebay sellers, maybe theres an all glass one out there – though I think it be trick to do, the filter is always a plastic mesh I think.
I have several of the Kamjoves. Only the cup part of the Kamjove is glass, the infuser part is thermoplastic. I’m usually a stickler for glass, and in spring and summer make my own iced oolong tea just so I can store it in glass bottles in the fridge. It takes three or four small yixing pot fulls to fill a glass bottle. But I have lots of trust in anything Kamjove makes for tea brewing or use and have never detected any off taste or any effect on the tea brewed in them at all.
They can be washed, but if you use dark oolong or black tea, after a while the screen and the part of the infuser under the brew screen which is inaccessible, becomes darker, brownish. It doesn’t affect anything except possibly aesthetics. Then again, I have a small yellow clay Yixing tea pot that I only use for green oolongs and over the years it has gotten darker and even brownish in places.
It’s difficult but I’m doing my level headed best not to say something snarky about what you should tell your wife. Perhaps tell her that you can’t wash it yet because you are only beginning the process of aging it, so that you can use it properly one day. Like seasoning a black cast iron frying pan. By the time it’s properly seasoned she’ll have gotten used to it.
The cast iron skillet is exactly how I know a clay pot wouldn’t work around my house. You’re going to get botulism! :) I finally let her get rid of the skillet.
The Kamjove infuser looks neat. Aren’t they only like 6oz?
I love the little Kamjove kettles – less than a liter (my idea of the perfect size) – but if you can find one for 110v they are a bit expensive.
But you’ll both get Alzheimers from aluminum pans and worse nasties from most non-stick pans! http://news.consumerreports.org/home/2009/09/best-nonstick-cookware-pfoa-health-risks-swiss-diamond-reinforced-cookware-earth-pan-with-sand-flow.html
For Kamjove stuff what you need to do is take a trip to a city that has a decent sized Asian neighborhood. In Manhattan, Flushing Queens and when I’ve been in LA or SF, supermarkets or convenience stores sell a variety of different size 110v Kamjove kettles and infusers at very reasonable even cheap prices. I especially like the black kettles with the heat safe base which I keep on my kitchen table. They look good, heat quickly, turn off automatically and most that I’ve seen have a small vent hole that I can slip a cappucino thermometer into and always brew my tea at just the right temperature.