Instructions for using earthen kettles.

Bouilloire en terre (grès à feu "120.7") sur un brasero

You need to take a few precautions if you use an stoneware kettle to heat the water for your

tea.

 The goal is to avoid thermal shocks.

 

  1. Use mineral water at room temperature to fill the kettle. Avoid water straight out of the refrigerator.
  2. If you are using an electric plate or a ceramic hob, place your kettle on it before turning on the appliance.
    Put your thermostat on a moderate heat to start.
    When the sides of the kettle start to warm up, increase the heat.
    Warning! Some electric or glass-ceramic plates do not have a linear heating system. This means that the device will alternate very powerful heating phases with stopping phases. This may create a strong thermal shock which could cause the kettle to crack.
    If in doubt, I advise you to use a cast iron kettle rather than a clay kettle.

    If you use a brazier, pre-light your coal before placing your kettle on the brazier.
    In either case, do not place the kettle containing cold water on a hot heated source.

    Warning! Do not place the kettle on a gas burner.
  3. During your tea session, if you need to add water to the kettle, do not wait until the kettle is empty. Add water at room temperature, when about 1/3 of boiling water remains.


Instructions for attaching the iron handle.

To do

 To position the handle on the kettle:

  • exert a force with both hands (as shown in the picture below), to allow both hooks to click into the correct position.
  • When the hooks are positioned in their respective holes, gradually release the pressure of your hands.

The handle should now hold on its own.

Do not

 Above all, do not rely on one of the fasteners on the handle.

 

By doing so, you will break the tie.


Consignes à faire, pour placer l'anse en fer forgé sur la bouilloire
Consignes à ne pas faire, pour placer l'anse en fer forgé sur la bouilloire


Instructions for removing the iron handles.

To do

To remove the handle from the kettle, apply force with both hands (as shown in the photo

below), to release both hooks.

Consignes à faire pour retirer l'anse en fer forgé de la bouilloire.

Do not

Above all, do not push on one of the fasteners on the handle.

By doing so, you will break the link.

Consignes à ne pas faire, pour retirer l'anse en fer forgé de la bouilloire.