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Old 11-28-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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I was looking at buying a nice 5mm sandwiched bottom kettle to turn into an e-kettle. Then I found the cheap 50qt SS kettle from China. The seller informed me that it does not have a thicker bottom. I was bummed at first, but then I realized that the thicker bottom is for heat dissipation from a burner. Since I am not using a burner, scorching and other nasties from thin bottoms should not be an issue since my heat will be coming from the element. Is my thinking correct in that a thin bottom will not be an issue since this will be an e-kettle?

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Old 11-28-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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That is true. You won't have to worry about heat-transfer since the element will be submerged in the liquid.

As long as you're fine with a cheaper pot then that's all that matters. Heating wise it will be fine, but it won't be as blingy/durable. I love teh shiny..

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Old 11-28-2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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The seller said it had a 1mm thickness so it isnt any different than the other pots I was looking at. I guess the concern will be the handles...

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