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Old Jan 8th, 2020, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by annhig View Post
no, no good. let's try again:

There is invariably a kettle with tea bags, instant coffee and milk in every hotel, inn or B&B room in the UK Starrs,..
The same is true of every hotel room I've been in during the last 20 years in the US. Just a coffee maker and not a kettle, but still a way to heat the water to make coffee and/or tea along with instant creamer and a variety of sweeteners (sugar and artificial). I can't remember there not being one in any hotel room I've stayed in - and I'm in them weekly.

I usually stay in Hilton or IHG properties. I don't remember every NOT seeing them in the room.

I'm not a coffee drinker but travel with co-workers and friends who are. On the last trip, my friend made tea to put in her insulated mug - in the room. Some like the "real" brewed coffee served in the lobby of most of the hotels, but every room has the capability to heat water for tea/coffee.

Edited to add - I have seen some kettles in rooms recently in the US, in addition to the coffee maker. I thought that was pretty cool. Hilton properties (I think they were Doubletrees).



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Old Jan 8th, 2020, 09:46 AM
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A coffee maker is no use to me, Starrs, I need my early morning tea!

plus I have never yet found one that i can get to work without creating a flood as I said.

but mostly the places I have stayed have nothing at all.
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Old Jan 8th, 2020, 10:00 AM
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A coffee maker is no use to me, Starrs, I need my early morning tea!
I truly don't understand, but okay. My friend uses the coffee maker to heat the water to make her tea.

We also had a microwave in the room so she used that to heat up the Christkindl Gluhwein.

My parents traveled with the little immersible heater for mugs of coffee/tea.

In any case, good luck to you! I'm an apple juice or Coke in the morning gal, so never use the coffeemaker either.
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Old Jan 8th, 2020, 12:20 PM
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The only coffee makers I've seen are of the nespresso capsule type.


Never come across an in room microwave.

I'm not carrying an immersible heater across the Atlantic in my luggage for the US Customs to use as an excuse to tear my luggage to bits.
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Old Jan 8th, 2020, 12:24 PM
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"Did you walk through the graveyard at the church? Tallulah Bankhead is buried there. I have a lot of relatives in that graveyard but they moved all records so only found a few of them. My Great Grandmother was a Maslin "

Macross, no I didn't get to walk around. But, Ms Bankhead's sister was a customer of mine when I worked holidays at Leggett's. Vivian Vance was a visitor and caused a minor riot buying a bunch of shoes! My father did handyman work for a Dorothy Maslin in Betterton.
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Old Jan 8th, 2020, 01:51 PM
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That's a mind picture, annhig. What was in your NYC hotel? I'm going to guess that the larger chains have coffee/tea stations.
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Old Jan 8th, 2020, 02:11 PM
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I'm not carrying an immersible heater across the Atlantic in my luggage for the US Customs to use as an excuse to tear my luggage to bits.
They aren't a problem -
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I read some of the comments and a lot of folks use them to make tea.


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Old Jan 9th, 2020, 06:54 AM
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All the rooms at the Beacon have kitchenettes so though there was no kettle there was an electric ring [actually 2] on which I could boil water to make my tea. Job done. That may of course be one reason why it's so popular with WFD folk. [both Nikki and VT have stayed there, though I didn't know that when I booked it]

I was surprised that there was no kettle in the Palmer House in Chicago [a Hilton] nor in the historical tavern in Hood River or the B&B in Tacoma, though TBF they both had tea and coffee freely available in the lobby [limited to the mornings in Hood River]. Nothing free at the Palmer House.

I suppose that part of the trouble is that at home I'm spoilt. I have a Goblin teasmaid by my bedside [an anniversary present to ourselves many years ago] so all I have to do is to press the button [or set it to auto the night before] and 5 minutes later I have a nice hot pot of tea and I have only to jump out of bed and pour it out [I take a tray up with me the night before with milk etc] and voila!

​​​​​​​https://www.shpock.com/en-gb/i/XTRdF...asmade-machine

​​​​​​​I'm sorry to have hijacked your thread with my kettle moans, TD!
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That sounds like quite the setup! I actually ordered a kettle a few years ago, because I'd read so much about them here. Never used it. Ever. I saw it again recently and was surprised I still had it. I use the Keurig or microwave if I need to heat water.

Years ago (1980) I lived in a house with the on demand hot water lever at the sink. That was nice. It was new to me but the owners were German and he had updated a beautiful older home with everything the husband hoped would appeal to his wife. She hated the US and refused to live here, so I reaped the benefits. That hot water dispenser was nice though.
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Old Jan 9th, 2020, 11:19 AM
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No worries, annhig! What a nifty tea machine. Are there 2 kettles in it?

We had sinks in our dorm rooms and the water was hot enough for tea and/or instant coffee. I got hooked on instant coffee in the 1960s!
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The metal pot on the left is the kettle, the china one on right is the tea pot. To use the teas maid you fill the kettle with water [I take up the pot every night filled with cold water and use that to fill the kettle] and then when you turn it on, the element in the kettle heats the water and when it boils it passes through a tube into the teapot which already has the teabags in it. To make tea properly the water needs to be boiling; water from a tap should not be that hot!

Starrs - I think it's a matter of habit. If you drank a lot of tea you would want to make a pot of it and therefore a kettle would be very useful. I also use it to boil water for pasta or to boil vegetables, to make coffee, for lots of things.
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Pretty cool, annhig. And, since you mentioned tea bags, do folks use loose tea anymore? ☕ Sorry, no tea emoji. 😁

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I don't know, TD. How about this one?

To judge by the supermarket shelves where it's almost impossible to get loose tea, I'd guess that there are very few people still using it. Bill liked it, indeed though he conceded that it wasn't practical for the teasmaid, he insisted on it during the day and it was a good 6 months after he died that I realised, not without a pang of guilt, that I didn't need to do it any more! He liked fancy teas like lapsang suchong and orange pekoe whereas I'm happy with Twinings or similar.
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Leggets, haven't thought of them in ages. We had a Dorthy Maslin but will have to investigate more. You know Jackie O had Maslins in her line. Caroline was named for Caroline county they say. My Aunt would have known but she is gone now.
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That looks like soup, ann! LOL

"My" Dorothy lived in Betterton, Macross.
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Old Jan 10th, 2020, 11:20 AM
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That looks like soup, ann! LOL>>

In the list of smilies it's called "hot beverage".
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