Thursday, March 24, 2011

Courtoisy Evolution

Courtoisy Evolution, by Manusec.  Made in Germany.  30 seconds to boil 1 cup of water.  Thanks to 230V application, German engineering and precise manufacturing.  If I had a 230V outlet readily available, I'd get one of these too!

But, by the time I rewired it, and installed a hard wired plug, got a construction permit permit for it, I probably  could have bought 3 or 4 Courtoisy Evolutions.

It's 'fool proofed' with an 'auto off' feature as you pick it up.  That little black switch just under the handle toggles automatically upon lift, and is easy to put back down if you need to heat more water.  The base sits concentrically on the coil energizer.  The inside has a spun stainless steel heating base and a handsome clean plastic body. 

The first day I used this in the hotel, I filled it 1/2 way up, and it took about 2 minutes to get to a roiling boil.  I "mis-under-estimated" the next day when I put a single cup of water in it for morning tea, and before I could finish washing my face, BAM it was enthusiastically boiling - less than 30 seconds.

Compared to the failed Made-In-China Cuisinart I encountered in Hawaii 2 years ago, this fine piece of German craftsman, in it's most simple & functional form, was refreshing.

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