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Electric Tea Kettle – Save Stove Space

By Jamie Stewart

What’s the easiest way to boil your hot tea? Why, an electric tea kettle, of course! However, many people do not know about this.

The best part of electric tea kettles is that, as opposed to traditional tea kettles, you do not have to sit and wait for the water to boil. Traditional tea kettles use the stove instead of electricity. This means that it’ll take longer to boil the water. With electricity, it goes by fast.

Even though it is a modern utility, the electric tea kettles share many features in common with the traditional kettle.

This type of kitchen utility usually has a whistle in the spout that signifies the water is boiled. It simply whistles when steam is forced out of it. The boiling water is then poured over the tea bag into a mug. Steeped with hot water the herbs then seep out producing flavor and aroma.

Cast iron was the material commonly used for tea kettles in the late eighteen hundreds. During the nineteen forties, the material changed to ceramic. It wasn’t until 1949 that electricity was incorporated into the process. There quite a number of flaws with the early models. The handles would get very hot, causing the base of the kettle to crack. These kettles weren’t perfected until the nineteen nineties. They began to have swivel bases so that the pitcher could be removed without you getting burned. It also decreased the chance of you getting electrocuted, as you can pour the water away from the electricity source.

By the new millennium an electric tea kettle was made from stainless steel and had a polymer handle which stayed cool to the touch. Then it advanced further by having cut off switches which turned the element off as soon as the water boiled. These contained insulation allowing the water to stay hot long after the element was turned off.

The electric powered kettle is an appliance people for generations wished they could have, and today it is here. While it may not seem like a huge thing for some, for the avid tea drinker it is a must.

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Stewart, Jamie "Electric Tea Kettle – Save Stove Space." Electric Tea Kettle – Save Stove Space. 22 Jun. 2010. 3 Aug 2014 <>.

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