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quickest and cheapest
900 micro cheapest 29%  29%  [ 8 ]
900 micro quickest 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
2.3kw kettle cheapest 18%  18%  [ 5 ]
2.3kw kettle quickest 46%  46%  [ 13 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:19 pm 
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Chappy wrote:
A kettle on a gas hob is best, or on the top of my woodburner - then its free.

Yes indeed, I'm sitting in my nice warm kitchen now, the ancient Rayburn Regent (that I've relined twice in the 32 years we've been here) is holding its oven at 350 and a kettle is simmering at the cool end of the hob, ready to boil in half a minute if I move it to the hot end - my water's being heated (enough for 2 baths per day and all the washing up and some excess to run a little rad in the bathroom), the tea-towel is always dry, and the clothes washing dries on the rack above in a few hours, there's no condensation, and the cats know that the slate in front of the Rayburn is just one step from heaven.

All this for 10kg of anthracite per day. And in the summer when we just want a quick light-it-and-cook-and let-it-out sort of fire, I burn the free firewood that accumulates from my work and a bit of scavenging. (have to use an electric kettle then, though).

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:19 am 
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just to simplify in case my rantings are confusing
the kettle boils in half the time and 10% cheaper assuming exact volumes being used

we are all ------------------still learning

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I prefer the kettle anyway :)

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