The Ultimate Pot everybody's been looking for

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The Ultimate Pot everybody's been looking for

Postby zelph » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:59 pm

I found this electric water heating pot at the thrift store today. It is such an important find I had to post it here.

The bottom of the pot is recessed 1 inch. The center has a raised bump that is 1/2 inch high. Just think of all the extra surface are to collect and transmit heat into the water.

The pots diameter is 4 inches and it's height is 3.5 inches.

It holds 3 cups right up to the very brim and it's made of aluminum.

I'm eager to do some testing. Keep your eyes open you thrift store shoppers :mrgreen:

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Re: The Ultimate Pot everybody's been looking for

Postby Ridgerunner » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:24 pm

Good find. Your brain must be really working overtime to think of tearing a coffee pot apart. :lol: Let us know how well it performs. Now i have something else to look for---more test gear(clutter) for the lab does not make the spouse happy. :lol: :lol: It looks as if the handle is a permanent fixture?
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Re: The Ultimate Pot everybody's been looking for

Postby zelph » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:02 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:Good find. Your brain must be really working overtime to think of tearing a coffee pot apart. :lol: Let us know how well it performs. Now i have something else to look for---more test gear(clutter) for the lab does not make the spouse happy. :lol: :lol: It looks as if the handle is a permanent fixture?


Rule of thumb!!! One item comes in the workshop, one item goes out of the workshop back to the thrift store or the circular file.

The handle is permanent, riveted from the inside. Most of it can be hacked off 8-)

Tomorrow I'll do a few boils.
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Re: The Ultimate Pot everybody's been looking for

Postby Skidsteer » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:05 pm

Hmm..

Similar to some ice cream maker pots I have. I didn't notice any earth shaking effeciency improvements but your pot is a bit more recessed.

Looking forward to the tests!
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Re: The Ultimate Pot everybody's been looking for

Postby zelph » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:43 pm

Skidsteer wrote:Hmm..

Similar to some ice cream maker pots I have. I didn't notice any earth shaking effeciency improvements but your pot is a bit more recessed.

Looking forward to the tests!


I have one of the small childrens size ice cream maker pots with the small recess. Never tried it out. Todays pot looks promising.
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Re: The Ultimate Pot everybody's been looking for

Postby zelph » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:50 pm

I did 4 test burns. 2 for each pot.

Boil times were the same with 1/2 ounce fuel with StrLyte burner and 1/2 hardwarecloth stand. Lots of turbulence under the electric pot because of irregular surface.

I'm changing to a slower burning, more narrow flame pattern for my next tests.

The phenolic handle rocks!!!

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Re: The Ultimate Pot everybody's been looking for

Postby zelph » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:26 pm

Hey Daren and tony, we can talk turbulence here also. My test results on this irregular bottomed pot showed lots of soot build up. There was lots of turbulence during the tests when the flame was reaching up into the recessed area. I think it needs slow burning burners/burner. This is a brain teaser :D I saw another one of these pots in the thrift store, no I did not!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: The Ultimate Pot everybody's been looking for

Postby Pure Mahem » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:16 am

zelph wrote:
Ridgerunner wrote: Now i have something else to look for---more test gear(clutter) for the lab does not make the spouse happy. :lol:


Rule of thumb!!! One item comes in the workshop, one item goes out of the workshop back to the thrift store or the circular file.


My shop rule! Touch anything and the porcelain dolls get it! It being a 32oz. Framing Hammer. :twisted: :mrgreen:
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Re: The Ultimate Pot everybody's been looking for

Postby zelph » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:08 pm

Pure Mahem wrote:
zelph wrote:
Ridgerunner wrote: Now i have something else to look for---more test gear(clutter) for the lab does not make the spouse happy. :lol:


Rule of thumb!!! One item comes in the workshop, one item goes out of the workshop back to the thrift store or the circular file.


My shop rule! Touch anything and the porcelain dolls get it! It being a 32oz. Framing Hammer. :twisted: :mrgreen:


I had to invoke the rule upon myself to be able to find my existing stuff. :)
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