Endura Kettle (Aluminium; 2.75 litre)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is a heavy duty stovetop kettle with "quickboil" fins on the base, and a whistling lid. It was most likely designed for wood stoves. A few of these appear in Australia, but I don't know if they were manufactured here.

    Total volume is 2.75 litres, but using it on a pressure stove, I fill it with about 2 litres of water.

    It sits very nicely on a Primus-type pressed steel trivet - and excellently on the old cast iron ones.

    I was asked about this kettle in another post by @teckguy_58 , so I'll post it here now. @kerry460 also has one (see down the thread here).

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    Bakelite handle and knob.
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    The cover on the spout pivots.
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    The whistling lid.
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    The heat transfer fins.
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    The black on the bottom is how it came to me... I didn't clean it up like Kerry did to his, but I did eventually de=scale it (see below).


    Here it is on a Hipolito boiling 1.8 litres of cold water in 7 minutes and 1 second.

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    Descaling took quite some time, and I did most of it with steel wool, and a Dremel. I then boiled 25% vinegar a few times. after being satisfied that I had removed all of the scale from the inside, I boiled it twice with water, then stewed some cheap tea in it for a few hours.

    It's still pitted, but entirely usable.
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    A very good large kettle - not for bushwalking!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. kerry460

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    G,,day mate .
    i bead blasted the inside after using CLR
    i also have a flat bottom one , it is not a whistler .

    kerry
     
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    @kerry460

    I put the link to another thread that shows your two Enduras in the top of this thread.

    There were two for sale on the bay of evil recently.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    I have seen a few on the mainland, but have no background information.

    Norm
     
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    Hi Tony,

    That is a great looking tea kettle and it boils water pretty quick. Great job getting the old girl cleaned up.
    All of my quick boil tea kettles are Simplex, but I do have a 1.5 L Fire Maple quick boil camping tea kettle. All of my quick boils work great and I'm glad I have them. The Fire Maple doesn't have the elegance of the Simplex, but it does the job it is intended to do.
    If I can find an Endura kettle like yours and Kerry's I will do my best to get it, but I'm sure the shipping will be quite high.
    Thanks for sharing, Tony.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    Yes, Norman, shipping will cost you more than the kettle. If I see one going cheaply, I'll let you know.

    I have the Fire Maple as well, and I use it when car camping. The other you see in the second last photograph is a copper quickboil kettle that I'm still working on.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Hi Tony,

    I collect more than just stoves and lanterns. I have collected several types of tea kettles and I prefer the quick boil. If it's unusual I want it and it's the same for stoves and lanterns.
    My wife and I went for a mini 2 day road trip into the Cascade Mountains here in Washington State. I brought along a couple of stoves for the occation. My Coleman 413 suitcase stove and my No12 stove. I did most of the cooking on my 413 and heated the water for coffee and tea on the No12 stove. I have a large cast iron griddle for the 413. It is one of the few times my wife was happy I had a number of stoves to choose from. I used my Fire Maple on this trip and it did the job, but I have to be careful because the lid is loose and can fall off of the tea kettle. If you have the same problem with your Fire Maple and have come up with a good cure please let me know.
    Well, I guess I've blathered enough for now.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    G,,day Norman .
    mate , i have not seen one cheap , but i will certainly keep my eyes open for you .
    i hope life is being good to you . :) :)

    cheers
    kerry
     
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    Hi Kerry,

    Life's going along OK, but I have to admit getting old is getting real old if you catch my meaning.
    It's not a problem if one can't be found for a reasonable price, but it is an unusual tea kettle and would be a great addition to my tea kettle collection.
    I hope all is well with you.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    mate , i sent you a message .
    i have more photos and info coming .
    the photos are of the kettle . not getting old .HAHAHA .
    its not much fun ,

    later mate
    kerry
     
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    Stylish kettle @Tony Press - in a US Civil War ironclad sort of way.

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    Clue's in the name - Endura - it's certainly built to stand up to hard use.

    John
     
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