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Tea Pots and milk jugs.

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Tea Pots and milk jugs.

Perhaps it's just me but I often find that pouring tea out of a tea pot in a Cafe or similar place more tea flows down the outside of the spout and on to the saucer or table cloth than into the cup. It's not unknown for the tea pot lid to fall off as well.
Similar problem with milk jugs.
Never a problem at home, we don't use a tea pot and the milk comes straight out of the bottle into the cup.
Perhaps my problem is lack of practice with tea pots and Jugs
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Re: Tea Pots and milk jugs.

Quote from: gleneagles
Perhaps it's just me...

No, not at all. As a frequent patron of cafes and tea shops, it's rare to find a drip-free teapot, or a drip-free milk jug, and once in a blue moon to find both. And it's over forty years since man conquered the moon.  Roll eyes
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Re: Tea Pots and milk jugs.

Common problem with most of us.. I often think that life would be so much handier if we had three arms (complete with hands) one to hold something and the other two to do something with it. spanners, drills, soldering irons  and now tea pots and milk jugs etc., Our creator unfortunately did not predict that we would lead such complicated lives! We could even type two-handed and wield a mouse as well!!
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magnetism2772
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Re: Tea Pots and milk jugs.

its that old adage
when things are going well something will go wrong
lids on the top of old metal 'non electric kettles' are (inclined) to fall off when pouring hot water into a teapot
its a bit like pressing cap locks on your keyboard unintentionally
both  happen to me
its all down to how a product is designed and then tested
a knowledgeable investor will know a good idea /design and   invest in it so it can go to manufacturing
kettles and teapots  should have a good 'elbow type' spout and lid design to  trap  hot water so as to prevent spills
see the  team kettle pic
an idea for the staff canteen that plusnet might wish to purchase ?
pierre_pierre
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Re: Tea Pots and milk jugs.

a few here http://cup-of-tea-pictures.blogspot.com/2009/02/teapot-designs.html
I have found that the ones with a small nick in the spout are less prone to drip
magnetism2772
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Re: Tea Pots and milk jugs.

I rate the first teapot in your picture pierre  , the big brown teapot
the spout has the good 'plumbers elbow' type pipe or spout
the lid concerns me , it should have  something (water proof magnets) in the lid and in the top of the teapot
securing the lid to the top of the teapot  
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Re: Tea Pots and milk jugs.

Perhaps the defective pots and jugs are used to deter people from pinching them.
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Re: Tea Pots and milk jugs.

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an idea for the staff canteen that plusnet might wish to purchase ?


Bob still wouldn't make his share of the cups of tea.
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Re: Tea Pots and milk jugs.

the worst offenders are the chrome teapots, that have the spout "forced" out of the circle, and a flip top lid that never seems to fit properly. because they are held open with the thumb when being emptied by the washing up staff, which deforms the hinge part....
(I know. cos we had a tea room, and I was constantly trying to get the lids to fit back properly Roll eyes )