I bought a teapot today…..

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  1. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    Paul Revere Chin ~ “The Mongul hoards are coming! The Mongul hoards are coming!”

    • The Monster's Lawyer says:

      wait that should have been:
      Paul Revere Chin ~ “The Mongul whores are coming! The Mongul whores are coming!”

      • The Monster's Lawyer says:

        shit, i meant:
        Paul Revere Chin ~ “The Mongul hordes are coming! The Mongul hordes are coming!”

        • bobbo, who used to date a lot when he had the money to do so says:

          I call RACISM!!! My eyesight is starting to go and I can read China spelled in full without a problem.

          And to be most accurate, I would go with: “The mogul whores have been raping us for quite a while.”

          All fixed up.

  2. orchidcup says:

    I am typing this post on a computer that was made in Shanghai.

    My T-Shirt was made in Bangladesh.

    My external hard drive was assembled in Mexico, who knows where the parts were manufactured.

    You have a teapot made in China.

    [At least you could submit some quotes from Paul Revere! - ed.]

    • McCullough says:

      And apparently it was made in 1801!

    • orchidcup says:

      Paul Revere’s Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a poem known by generations of American school children. The views many Americans hold about Paul Revere are derived from this poem, which was written in 1861, more than 40 years after Revere’s death.

      The poem was actually written at the outbreak of the Civil War, when many writers were trying to rally Northerners to fight against the South. Longfellow succeeded in stirring up the spirit of many Northerners with this poem, rallying them around the idea that one person could take a bold stand for his country and make a difference. Revere was only a regionally known person until the publishing of this famous poem, which turned him into a beloved national folk hero.

      The poem however, was not meant as an historical account of the famous midnight ride and it contains many inaccuracies.

      This article will clear up some of the inaccuracies and tell you what really happened on Paul Revere’s Ride.

      Paul Revere’s Ride – the Real Story!

      “Out started six officers, seized my bridle, put their pistols to my breast, ordered me to dismount, which I did. One of them, who appeared to have the command there, and much of a gentleman, asked me where I came from; I told him. He asked what time I left . I told him, he seemed surprised, said ”Sir, may I crave your name?” I answered ”My name is Revere.””

      — Paul Revere

      • dave m brewer says:

        Not this generation of school children. (Paul who? Was he in the the Beatles?) Today they teach that Paul Revere was a terrorist riding around with a horse bomb.

  3. BubbaMustafa says:

    aren’t most amerikan flags made in china?

    • orchidcup says:

      Most of them.

      I did find an American Flag at a lumber store that was Made in America.

  4. Perry says:

    Goddam Mongorians!

  5. Say Kai Lee says:

    That’s a kettle, not a teapot.

    Goddam Moranians!

    • Somebody says:

      Pwned!

    • The Monster's Lawyer says:

      Hey, I’m proud to be from Morania!

    • Nugget Coombes says:

      That’s a kettle, not a teapot.

      Exactly, it’s copper base is to evenly distribute the heat from the Stove, it is used to heat/boil water to pour into a teapot.

  6. deowll says:

    Looks very high end. Enjoy. ?;^)

  7. Uncle Patso says:

    Our several-decades-old Revere Ware kettle was made in Korea. I don’t know if it’s even possible to find one made in the U.S.

    • Rick says:

      The USA has been outsourcing stuff to foreign countries a lot longer than most think. I have seen old 1970s Radio Shack equipment made in Taiwan, cookware made in India, and good old knockoff pottery and glassware made in Japan.
      I think the last time the USA actually made anything was in the 1950s.

  8. Back from the Future! says:

    Hey! Everyone knows all the best stuff is “Made in China” (or will be in the future)

  9. sargasso_c says:

    Tea came from China in the first place. This is karma.

  10. steve says:

    korea- same teapot bought 15 years ago

  11. laxdude says:

    I got an Oxo good grips one for Christmas that I have come to prefer. It has a bulk fill port under the handle, so it is easier to do a full fill rather than from in the spout. The other great thing, initially very strange, the handle attaches up near the spout and hinges with the whistle cap…so pick it up and go to pour, and it clicks open. You can also pull the handle up to open the whistle, which is handy if you want to put it back on the same stove element and not have to be subjected to it screaming again.

    Initially I thought it was stupid, I now love it

    amazon.com/OXO-Anniversary-Edition-Brushed-Stainless/dp/B003AIKP22/

    • bobbo, the gourmand gourmet gadding gregariously says:

      80 bucks???

      And to think I’m happy using the microwave and a Pyrex Measuring Cup.

      Amusing what we spend our money on.

      Does have a nice design though. I’d go stainless with an induction hot plate next chance I get.

      • McCullough says:

        Mine was 30 Bucks, I need the whistle so I don’t burn the friggin house down.

        And it makes the cats scatter.

        • bobbo, the gourmand gourmet gadding gregariously says:

          Yea, I was honest to say just putting on airs to sound fancy and sophisticated.

          Not pyrex, but rather a $2.50 Anchor Hawking from the thrift store.

          Thats how I roll.

        • laxdude says:

          I was a little shocked to see the price, I got mine on grocery store points (think green stamps).

          I also don’t want to boil it dry, but sometimes I want to make the screaming stop.

          It is a good kettle, but not 3 times better than the Revere Ware one I grew up with. The only reason I needed a new one is the RW knock-off got dropped and the plastic handle mount broke meaning that the whistle cap wouldn’t seat properly, so no more whistle.

          • Mextli says:

            I like their design on a lot of products. We got some measuring cups with the tilted scale inside.

          • bobbo, the gourmand gourmet gadding gregariously says:

            I have enjoyed every over priced object I have ever bought. If you feel it, the price is worth that sense of satisfaction that what you are using is “just exactly right.”

            I don’t have that for boiling water… but I have it for my crepe pan and special crepe spatula……. I get a charge every time I use those items.

            Boiling water—I’ve always thought clear glass was the elegant solution. HEY!!–just occured to me I do use that glass measuring cup. I like see thru everything. While cheap, useful, elegant, and functional, not many stove tops really work well with glass…. plus I’m moving to induction, so what I want is impossible: copper clad iron core. Too expensive … even to make omelets.

        • bobbo, the gourmand gourmet gadding gregariously says:

          Induction Plate: very fast AND it has a countdown timer and a boil dry shut off feature. Perfect if you tend to get lost web surfing rather than carefully monitoring your stove. Its happened enough to me to push me towards timed cooking.

      • tnp says:

        I love Pyrex! until it explodes… I had a Pyrex bowl actually catch fire in a convection oven. Pulled it out to blow out the flame and it exploded on the trivet. Now THAT was a fun Thanksgiving!

        • laxdude says:

          Old Pyrex doesn’t do that, just the new formulation.

          If you set a hot modern pyrex on ANY conductive surface (even a cold electric stove element) or anything that can quickly absorb heat it will cause the item to explode like only ‘safety glass’ can (ie incredibly sharp daggers launched at speed)

  12. Grandpa says:

    Sure wish I could find some Made in the USA COD filets.

    • Rick says:

      You mean you don’t like that delicious Vietnamese Swai fish, that’s farmed in poisonous dirty ponds?

  13. sho off says:

    This teapot was produced in Wooster Ohio until 1991. You can’t be pro capitalism and free market, then lament the off-shoring of jobs.

    • bobbo, the gourmand gourmet gadding gregariously says:

      Off shoring of mfg’g jobs is artificially supported by cheap oil which allows for the transit of goods for practically zero overhead as it is spread out over 1300 containers.

      Free market is an ideal, rarely seen in the wild.

      • sho off says:

        We need a little symbol for sarcasm.

        • bobbo, with the panache of Steve Zissou says:

          Well…when I’m not being overtly sarcastic, I do use sarc/…. but not for the above.

          I see a negative tone but the statement while not often heard is 100% accurate. What do you see as potentially sarcastic?

  14. RHixson says:

    My Mom had one of those, USA made, that she used daily for 30 years. I bet the Chiner unit won’t last that long.

    • McCullough says:

      I wonder if those Chiners know, or care who Paul Revere was.

      I’m guessing, NOT.

      • bobbo, the gourmand gourmet gadding gregariously says:

        He’s the guy in the USA that ordered the Tea Pots that have lead containing solder in the joints. “USA has a free market…. they’ll never inspect the solder we use.”

  15. Admfubar says:

    I’m a little teapot,
    Short and stout,
    Here is my handle,
    Here is my spout,
    When I get all steamed up,
    Hear me shout,
    Tip me over and pour me out!

  16. bobbo, the gourmand gourmet gadding gregariously says:

    While we are on the cheap crap I do most of my cooking with (sic, apologies to McC):

    Anybody really like their Espresso Machine?

    In that… it produces good crema? I’m using a $75 DeLonghi because as defined, the machine should be producing a good cuppa “but” from measurements at the cup, I think the unit does not create a consistent temperature. Just one of the 26 variables.

    I’m considering upgrading my grinder as well into the $150 range.

    When I do everything exactly the same, why do I only get a good cuppa 5% of the time? Usually its just acceptable strong coffee and not espresso. Given how much I drink it, worth the bucks for a system that would actually work.

    Humorously—I enjoyed a Mr Coffee steam unit for 10 years until I upgraded just to see and got some good crema the first few times I used it. I KNOW I’m missing “something.”

    Sante!

  17. WmDE says:

    Our Southern Teapot

    The first thing about a southern teapot is it is not a teapot. It’s not a kettle. It is a saucepan. Southern tea is made by the gallon. Heavy equipment is necessary.

    Once a saucepan is used for the brewing of tea it rapidly becomes the teapot as anything else prepared in it will assume a tea-like hue.

    My wife and I acquired our “teapot” about 23 years ago.

    As it began its service it would be filled with water and placed on the stove. When it boiled tea was added and it was removed the stove and the tea was allowed to steep.

    As the years went by a subtle change began to occur. As before the pot was filled with water and placed on the stove. Only now it was left until the dog, and in one case the cat, had to remind us that we had forgotten our brewing duties.

    One day both the cat and the dog were outside. The water boiled away, the temperature began to rise. The nice heavy bottom on the pot separated from the container part of the pot. The pot now unburdened by the weight of the bottom falls over. The sound of the pot falling over calls us to the kitchen.

    This is great! The pot still holds water but if it is empty it will not sit on its bottom! Careful placement of the pot will result in it removing itself from the burner should it boil dry and the accompanying clatter serves as a reminder that the teapot needs attention. Who needs a cat or dog?

    A few more years go by and the clatter of the teapot falling is becoming more frequent. It seems to interrupt our thoughts about something we were supposed to be doing.

    Even today the teapot stands ready, well leans over, to brew more tea, but life is easier with a Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker.

  18. honeyman says:

    Americans drink tea, eh? You learn something every day…..

    • Mr Diesel says:

      I drink tea and so does my wife. If you stay at The Greenbriar Resort in West VA they have afternoon tea which is awesome.

      If you can afford to stay there a few days I highly recommend it.

      • McCullough says:

        I used to stay and ski at Greenbrier, great hotel, but a shitty ski area.

        And underneath, a great hideout for the Washington elites. At least, back in the day.

    • Mextli says:

      Iced Tea, the table wine of the South.

    • McCullough says:

      Actually I use it for Vietnamese coffee.

    • spsffan says:

      Well, if you can call something made with microwaved water tea. Something about the nuker heated water that just ruins tea, as far as I’m concerned. Superheating I suspect.

      Anyway, as a rule, Americans only drink iced tea. In places like Texas, they drink it by the quart, and it is put down on the table at a restaurant without being ordered.

      From “Rock Island Road” as sung by Johnny Cash:

      Conductor said, “Before I die there’s just two drinks I’d like to try.”
      Engineer said, “What would they be?”
      “Well, a hot cup of coffee and a cold glass of tea!”

  19. Bob says:

    Surprised to see a picture of my 30 yo kettle on Dvorak’s Blog … curiously, mine says Korea, not China. This off shoring not so new, apparently.

  20. orchidcup says:

    We need to outsource the House and Senate to China.

    Apparently the Chinese are better at governing and economic development.

    They may shoot political dissidents in the head and use forced slave labor and small children in factories but we can overlook a few inconveniences as long as we achieve economic recovery for the wealthy.

    We can deal with the pollution problem later.

  21. Rich says:

    I don’t know if anything profound is going on here. I was looking for nude reflections in the teapot. Might McCullough be Denise Richards?

  22. moss says:

    Predictable reach of ignorance here. Any idea of the number of countries represented in the production of that teakettle? Because country of origin only specifies the home of the corporation shipping it.

    Just like an iPhone, over 80% of the constituent components originate outside China. But, please, don’t let the realities of economics and commerce get in the way of your cherished right to be ignorant.

    Investors have to research and learn. Engineers have to research and learn. Folks making decisions about logistics have to research and learn. The rest of y’all can stick with politicians, priests and pundits filling in the blanks in your education.

    • bobbo, with the panache of Steve Zissou says:

      You think China is the World’s Largest Polluter because it imports copper, stainless steel, and copper huh?

      ……but I’ll play along: Yeah===I think that teapot is 100% made in China. Whadya gonna do about it?

  23. orchidcup says:

    This is a scandal that must be investigated.

    If Revere teapots are made in China, before you know it, everything will be made in China and sold at Wal-Mart.

  24. Glenn E. says:

    Well when you think about it, it’s kind of ironic, in a sad way. Revere Ware, presumably named after Paul Revere. A famous American, of the Revolutionary Way period, who alerted the population of the invasion of the land, by an oppressive foreign power’s army. And not a similar foreign power is making cookware in his name, beating Americans out of a job. What’s next? Soviet Union made Tang? You know, after the US beat them to the Moon? Or wigs made by native Americans? After all those scalpings.

  25. Rick says:

    Ever go to Harbor Freight Tools? They have brand names which are hilarious, such as Ohio Forge, Chicago Electric, Pittsburgh Automotive, Central Pneumatic, US General.

    Everything they sell is made in China, but they label it to imply that its made in the USA.

  26. Kent says:

    That’s not a teapot bro.

  27. Porky Rottenham says:

    Yeah OK, I get the point. Too bad it’s 20-30 years late. Why bother posting stuff like this now? If some people don’t know it yet, who cares? I am accustomed to better content here than this.