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Old 01-15-2019, 06:28 PM   #1
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Electric Kettles - what do you think?

I recently stayed at a friends house and they had an electric kettle - fabulously fast hot water! Despite generally avoiding single use appliances I am sorely tempted to buy one. I drink a lot of tea and having to put the kettle on the stove is a nuisance as I can;t really walk away as the water heats.

Do you have one? Do you like it?

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Old 01-15-2019, 06:38 PM   #2
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SO bought a cheap one years ago and we were amazed at how fast the water boiled. However, her use for it waned and it languishes in the basement.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:50 PM   #3
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When I need hot water, I heat it in the microwave. Never saw a need for another gadget.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:53 PM   #4
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It is the most frequently used appliance in our kitchen. We use it at least 2 or 3 times a day.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:57 PM   #5
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It is the most frequently used appliance in our kitchen. We use it at least 2 or 3 times a day.

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Where we live, iced tea is a staple. I also use it to heat water to make my homemade liquid laundry detergent, along with plenty of other uses.


Love our "hot pot."
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:52 PM   #6
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I'm an iced tea addict, and I got a 4 1/2 qt stovetop kettle, induction capable, so that I could
heat it on my countertop induction burner, during the summer. It heats much faster than any electric kettle I've seen in other kitchens (1 gal in about 14 minutes) and as fast as my 20k btu/hr burners on my range. Once the AC is off, I don't mind the heat going into the kitchen from the stovetop, so the induction burner goes into storage.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:17 PM   #7
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I love my electric kettle, used several times a day. Great for tea and french press. Is also hot enough for those times I want a cup o'noodles or quick oats. Half a cup of hot water and half a can of condensed soup stirred up in a bowl. Perfect. I use it more than the coffee pot lately.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:18 PM   #8
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Janet,

They are quite popular on the other side of the pond.

And I hear Andy might have one for sale cheap.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:50 PM   #9
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In my first house, I had a hot water dispenser built into my kitchen sink. Something like this...

https://www.amazon.com/InSinkErator-...1-bac4c6d7e94f


Instant hot water.

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Old 01-15-2019, 11:38 PM   #10
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Janet,

They are quite popular on the other side of the pond.

And I hear Andy might have one for sale cheap.
Brits are dumbfounded to find out not every American home is equipped with them.

And how dare you tell J how much money to spend. Are you well?

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In my first house, I had a hot water dispenser built into my kitchen sink. Something like this...

https://www.amazon.com/InSinkErator-...1-bac4c6d7e94f


Instant hot water.

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Glad I had much to offer this thread, lol
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