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Thread: Japanese Cast Iron Kettle (Tetsubin)

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    If you get a good deal on a tetsubin, a cheap way to check you're in the clear is to boil water in it for a long while and get it tested by a lab that tests well water. I get my spring water tested for $5 once a year.

    Datawise, I can't specifically endorse any price limits or origins of tetsubin that are generally safe. If contamination is a common issue, testing is an easy way to play it safe by getting substantive data.

    Sound reasonable?

    I just use a stainless kettle to boil water for tea, though. Even a cheap iron pot, though striking, is more than I want to spend on boiling water.

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    Agree. Mari have been here a while and his reputation is gold. I don't really think he will risk it for a teapot. After the scare we had a few years ago with lead paint in children toys I would be careful of stuff coming out of china in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveb View Post
    Phalanx - We generally play nice here. I find it a refreshing break from most internet forums.
    +1

    and also -sorry rami, but Mari is a female!
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    Oops. I am so sorry Mari, I haven't talked to you directly so didn't know. :embarrassed:

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