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teapot vent

updated sun 10 nov 02


Michael McDowell on sat 9 nov 02

There have been a lot of answers to this thread already. The only
thing I've heard unsaid is the role that steam can play in the need
for such a hole. Steam rising off the freshly made tea can make a
"water seal" on a lid that otherwise would allow for plenty of air
to pass through. Testing a teapot with less than boiling hot water
will not check for this possibility. Even then, it may not occur
every time. Since the problem is easily solved with a vent hole, why
not incorporate one in the design?

Michael McDowell
Whatcom County, WA