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Although I live in England I belong to an art group in the Deux Sévres in France. The art group meet every week in the community hall. There are English and French people attending the group and after the session we usually have a coffee or tea together and a chat. In the past we have used a large saucepan on the stove to heat the water for our coffee. This involved a process of dipping jugs into the boiling water to then pour the water into our cups. Obviously all the English people started muttering about 'Health & Safety' but the French couldn't have cared less about the water boiling system as they had been using this method for years without incident. In the end common sense prevailed and when I came back to England I had a Swan SWU10L urn delivered from Amazon to my English address (cheaper than posting to France). The art group got together to pay for the urn which we thought was a bargain at £56.95 and free delivery. The urns hold 10 litres and heats very quickly. Once the water has reached boiling point it automatically cuts off. As the temperature cools it can be reheated with a reset button. The water is rapidly heated and more importantly, safely dispensed into a cup by a little nozzle. There is a drip tray for spillages. The urn should really be used with one of those ant-scale things in hard water areas to prevent build up of lime scale. The urn is easily emptied after use and we store it in a cupboard. The capacity is slightly large for groups less than 20 but we have since used it with a larger group for our Christmas party.
Swan 10 Litre Urn / Constructed to a very high standard from hygienic stainless steel this 10 litre hot water urn from Swan will provide many years of faithful efficient service / It features an energy-saving keep hot function a special tap to prevent accidental operation and has a unique lid fitting that prevents unwanted noise associated with other urns of this type / It also prevents the escape of condensation / The extra durable concealed element allows for easy cleaning and maintenance / Stainless steel construction Keep hot funtion 10 litre capacity Automatic temperature control Unique style steam vented lid fitting Concealed element 1600 Watts Dimensions:L: 30cm D: 30cm H: 50cm / Short name: Swan SWU10L