@Jeremy - Sorry to hear that. Did you get the little round kettle, or the beehive-shaped one? My round kettle doesn't have a bolt anywhere. The handle is brazed on.
Kinda late to this discussion but I just thought I'd add another strong endorsement of the Homeloo kettle. Just got mine yesterday and was instantly blown away by the level of control this thing offers. Also, I have to say that with the round design the weight distribution is even so it only takes the subtlest of movements to get the pour at exactly the right rate you prefer.
I do wish, though, that the designer(s) had thought to put some sort of coating on the handle and the lid top. (On the flip side, the handle actually cools down fairly quickly while the kettle itself retains a great deal of heat.)
Recently picked up a stainless steel dripper from Tiamo and when used in conjunction with this Homeloo kettle I've already noticed a significant amount of heat retention. My morning brew pretty much stayed hot to the last drop. Not to mention a significant amount of money retention as the Homeloo is less than half the cost of the Hario.
Sorry for the Maxwell House reference!
Hows the heat retention on those Olive Oil cans? Just doing a quick search on Amazon did come up with some cool ones. Generally a little small but there are at least a few 24oz ones.
What am I missing on the shipping from the Homeloo place? Its more expensive to ship multiples on a single order than ordering individually. Shipping for 1 to me is 13.00, shipping for 3 at a time is about 42.00. I was hoping ordering multiples (since I would like to get 2 or 3 to use) would work out a better deal, guess not. Oh well, guess I'll just order up 1 for now to test.
i'm looking to get myself a Tiamo kettle.. anyone ever try these?