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Old 10-21-2021, 03:13 PM
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When you want tea/hot chocolate, etc, how do you heat your water? I have always enjoyed my tea kettle on the stove because I find the practice of heating it up, hearing it whistle, and pouring it in the cup quite soothing. But it sits on my stove and gets splattered on when I cook and is in a perpetual state of yuckiness (it's stainless steel so shows everything). I was debating about getting one of those electrical kettles. Any experiences?


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Old 10-21-2021, 03:23 PM
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I also use a stainless steel tea kettle. Personally, I wouldnít want another kitchen gadget to store. I have limited storage though.
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:30 PM
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We have on of those instant hot water heaters on our sink. I usually use the Kurieg for hot tea. Every once and a while the microwave works best.
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:38 PM
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I'll heat water in the microwave.
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:43 PM
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Iím lazy and use the microwave.


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Old 10-21-2021, 03:45 PM
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I use my Keurig. The idea of a tea kettle sounds neat, though.
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:45 PM
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Being an Anglophile, I have an electric kettle!
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:52 PM
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I use the microwave when in a hurry but I prefer to use a kettle on the stove. I think the water stays hotter longer if heated in a kettle. Not sure if that is really true or not, but it seems that way to me.
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:49 PM
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Kettle on the stove, full boil for my tea!
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:19 PM
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Microwave.


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Old 10-21-2021, 07:58 PM
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Keurig or micro.
My daughter uses her red polkadot kettle. It looks cute on the stove but she has become immune to the whistle and forgets it's boiling.
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:16 PM
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We use an electric kettle. I love it! I have one for my office and one for home, but my daughter took the home one to college

I used to have a metal kettle that I loved, but one day I discovered it had cockroaches in it (we have moved into a place in Hawai'i that was already infested- they're hard enough to keep out when there's not an infestation!). I can't use a kettle anymore, thanks to that experience!
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:22 PM
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I use an electric kettle. I remember when my brother moved to California for grad school in the 80s. He was unable to easily find an electric kettle. Only stovetop ones.

Is that an American thing?
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:22 PM
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We use the Keurig. I even use it for the ramen noodle cups.
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:38 PM
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I use a tea kettle for the same reasons you do. When I retired I bought myself an expensive and beautiful teakettle that looks pretty sitting on my stove. But when I cook, I put it over on a countertop so it doesnít get spattered, etc.

Maybe itís time for you to buy a pretty new kettle, whether traditional or electric. Iíve seen some very nice ones online, and Home Goods stores always have a rotating selection of different styles and colors, all at reasonable prices.
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:55 AM
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I stopped using a tea kettle when I redecorated because I didnt want it on thevstove all the time. I mainly use the microwave or sometimes a small saucepan on the stove.
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Old 10-22-2021, 02:49 AM
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For tea, the microwave even though we have a beautiful tea kettle that sits on the stove all the time.
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Old 10-22-2021, 04:03 AM
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I use an electric tea kettle, and I love it! I got sick on vacation, and that was the solution to making tea at the hotel. It worked great and has stuck with us.
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Old 10-22-2021, 04:41 AM
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We use a kettle on the stove. Iíve tried to microwave the water, but it doesnít give me that same ďput the kettle onĒ feeling.
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Old 10-22-2021, 06:00 AM
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I use an electric kettle. I often make a large pitcher of iced tea, and the microwave would be too slow. I hate kettles on the stove because I can't see into them. I had one once that rusted on the inside and I didn't know for a long time.

But cockroaches in the kettle is now on my list of reasons why I have a glass electric kettle.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:52 AM
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I used to use my electric kettle but now use my Keurig for just a cup or two of hot water. So easy.
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Old 10-22-2021, 01:47 PM
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Well, I was on the fence until I read this!
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But cockroaches in the kettle is now on my list of reasons why I have a glass electric kettle.
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Old 10-22-2021, 03:32 PM
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I've always just used the microwave. I understand this is apparently highly offensive to British people . Sorry, I don't get it. It heats up the water and it's faster/mess-free as well.
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Old 10-22-2021, 03:32 PM
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I've always just used the microwave. I understand this is apparently highly offensive to British people . Sorry, I don't get it. It heats up the water and it's faster/mess-free as well. I wouldn't want another thing (kettle) to clean, and I don't like having clutter out.
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Old 10-23-2021, 04:34 AM
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Electric kettle as well! You don't need to keep it on the stove, so it doesn't take up burner space. I got myself and my Mom one for a present and we love ours!
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Old 10-23-2021, 04:23 PM
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I always used a saucepan. Only burned through a couple of them. Now I use an Electric kettle with instant off. It is much safer now. I have one at school too. Much easier than bringing a thermos full of hot water.
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Old 10-23-2021, 06:07 PM
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We don’t even own a kettle or a keurig. Water is heated up in the microwave. We rarely even heat water because we don’t drink coffee or tea or even hot chocolate anymore. I miss hot chocolate and may see if I can find sugar free hot chocolate for when it starts getting cold out and for the holidays.
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Old 10-23-2021, 06:37 PM
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I use my keurig to make hot tea or hot cider. I use the microwave for hot cocoa since I heat up milk to make it.

I still have my tea kettle for the stove, and I agree that there's something soothing about it. If I have company and need to heat up a lot at once, I use it. I store it under the cabinet with the skillets when I'm not using it.
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Old 10-23-2021, 08:11 PM
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Electric kettle. I can't fathom not having one -it is by far the most used appliance in my house.

I read somewhere that the reason they are less popular in the USA is that your power is lower rated than ours (120 volts to our 240 volts) an therefore the kettle takes a lot longer to boil there. My kettle, full (3 litres of water) boils in just under 2 minutes.
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I use my keurig
Old 10-24-2021, 08:24 AM
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I used to have a tea kettle, but it did get really yucky.
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