There are always some products, primarily kitchen ones, that send me on a quest. After our trip to england this past year, I was convinced that we needed an electric tea kettle. They are super handy, and boil water in a matter of seconds. Well, on went the quest, Not too big, not too ugly, needed to look at home with the neighboring appliances etc etc etc. Also it couldn't be too expensive.
Jennifer tried to win one with points from one of her internet schemes, but that didn't end up panning out, so then we had a gift card to macy's and ordered what looked to be a cool pot, but that one was like a foot tall. Jennifer was stalking one on craigslist, but on my walk through Chinatown today in search of the next great bike-lane street, I went into one of my favorite cooking stuff stores. This place is great, all of the supplies for my chinese restaurant, plus deli slicers, meat grinders, rice cookers and teapots. The best thing is that every aisle has teapots in it, you just have to know where to look. Teapots? Yeah, right next to the cleavers, also right next to the forks, also right next to the baking pans, also some near the mops and napkins, and oh yeah, near the door too.
So, as I was headed out without a hit, the perfect pot materialized. Small, classy and $30. Deal.