Gerald i evend 2006-07-19 22:29:20
On one Alton Brown Good Eats show, he featured a tea kettle
that I would dearly like to find.
The body of the kettle was either brushed aluminum or stainless
steel with brass accents (rivets or straps) and with the
unmistakable feature of a top that rotated from the
escaping steam. Reminiscent of a Archimedes steam engine.
I have Googled myself out and looked through many pages of
tea kettles to no avail.
Does anyone have any idea who manufactures that kettle and/or
where it is sold.
Many thanks in advance.
Jason f in los 2006-07-19 22:29:34
Last I saw a similar design it was a Michael Graves (I think his first
name is Michael) design for Target stores. I got one for my sister that
had a doohickey that spun like a ferris wheel.
Never mind 2006-07-19 22:29:41
Google works just fine. Here’s what I found in five minutes:
I used the following search phrases exactly as indicated
(including the quotes): “Alton Brown” “Good Eats” “tea kettle”
The results are here: http://tinyurl.com/m9267
The very first hit was a Slashdot thread about a (then) upcoming
Q&A with Alton Brown, in which queries were posted regarding his
“cool gadgets.” Someone wanted to know about the insane
(“rocket”) tea kettle: http://tinyurl.com/rt5f2
As you can see,a respondent mentioned that it was formerly
recommended checking the area of goodeatsfanpage.com that
discusses Alton Brown’s equipment. Looking there, I found the
following information at http://tinyurl.com/lq3k8 (scroll down to
the final item listed):
Make: Kamenstein Collection / Motion Kettles
When the pot boils, the top spins around from the steam
jetting out from the two rockets on the side.
Made of highly polished 18/8 stainless steel. Holds 2
Barclay’s Coffee: $79.95 ($10.00 off if you mention this
website when ordering)
Teapots4Sale.com: $69.99 (discontinued, no longer being
made by the manufacturer)
I assume that’s the kettle you’re interested in?
There’s a better photo of it on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/r2czj
However, the “Kamenstein MKI Design World of Motion Steam-Driven
Rocket Kettle” has apparently been discontinued and seems rather
difficult to find.
Amazon no longer stocks it: http://tinyurl.com/ojafa
And many have posted it in eBay’s “Want It Now” section, as you
can see in these Google search results: http://tinyurl.com/n4tpt
But keep an eye on eBay, and perhaps contact the manufacturer for
M. Kamenstein Inc.
565 Taxter Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
Gerald I. Evenden wrote:
Gerald i evend 2006-07-19 22:30:42
Its a matter of guessing the right way to specify a search
string when looking for subject.
Your last entry hits the button but at $70 I wonder how
much I want one. 🙁
Good idea but a bit pricy.
Thanks for the find.