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Old 03-18-2013, 10:47 PM   #41
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I received my electric kettle today and just boiled some water with it. Man is it fast. The thing can bring 1 liter of water to a boil in about 2 minutes.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:53 PM   #42
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I received my electric kettle today and just boiled some water with it. Man is it fast. The thing can bring 1 liter of water to a boil in about 2 minutes.
Yep electric kettles are great. And I like the design of the kettle you chose.



Got some PG Tips at Whole Foods today. I can't wait to see what the fuss is all about.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:22 AM   #43
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I received my electric kettle today and just boiled some water with it. Man is it fast. The thing can bring 1 liter of water to a boil in about 2 minutes.
Yes, they are amazing. It's one of those things that once you get one, you wonder how you ever lived without one.
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Yes, they are amazing. It's one of those things that once you get one, you wonder how you ever lived without one.
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Our microwave sits on top of our refrigerator, and it's really too high for me, but I rarely use it. I bought our electric tea pot to avoid dumping boiling water on myself. I had no idea I'd use this tea pot so much for other things!

For example, when we are boiling pasta I fill the tea pot up, put a little water in the pasta pot, and then dump in the boiling water from the tea pot into the pasta pot in about 2 minutes. Sure speeds that process up. I didn't say that very well, but what I'm trying to say is I use the tea pot to get a jump start on boiling the pasta water.

I use what's left over in the tea pot to clean out my foo-foo-hand-wash-only skillet from the breakfast scrambled eggs. Speeds that up too.

And whenever I have some hot water left over, I dump it down a sink - that helps melt away any icky goo forming down in there.

Thank me later.
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Yep electric kettles are great. And I like the design of the kettle you chose.



Got some PG Tips at Whole Foods today. I can't wait to see what the fuss is all about.
The one I got kinda reminds me of a black coffee pot. Which I like.

Some of the reviews on Amazon said there is no indication when the boiling is done, but there definitely is with a light that goes off and the audible click of the on/off switch.
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And whenever I have some hot water left over, I dump it down a sink - that helps melt away any icky goo forming down in there.
Great idea. to melt away all that gunk
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I had a 9:30 morning dental appointment (regular cleaning and examination), then after lunch went to the grocery store and picked up a few things.

At the store (Aldi) I picked up a box of green tea and thought I'd give it a try when I get home. Back in the day, when I was w*rking, I was too much in a rush to sit and relax and drink a good cup of hot tea. Well, that green tea is good stuff! On top of that, I like that the tea bags are individually wrapped to seal it the freshness.

I just might get used to being a green tea drinker. Not only for the health benefits but the feeling is peaceful.

Now, I'm looking for a decent tea kettle. Are electric kettles the way to go?

I would recommend a stainless steel kettle to boil water over a conventional stove. Mighty Leaf brand offers an amazing selection of green, black, and white teas. I love their selection. Enjoy. Try the Chocolate Mint Truffle green tea by Mighty Leaf. You will send me a "Thanks!" after you've tried a cup. It's not sweet at all. It just has the lovely scent of chocolate and mint but it's truly tea --- no sugar or anything added. Let me know how you like it.
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Thanks for the suggestion. That sounds great "Chocolate Mint Truffle"
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