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    I’ve been using an electric kettle for more than 20 years. Former Canadian coworker introduced me.

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    Just out of curiosity, wanting to see if my induction cooktop is more fuel efficient as has been claimed, I measured 1.5 L of water into my stovetop kettle. It came to a vigorous boil in 4 min, 22 sec using the highest setting.

    I have never had a chance to make a comparison before so found the result interesting.
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    Question for you electric kettle users:

    Do you get a deposit of scale (white or gray mineral)? The bottom of my electric kettle is mottled with scale, and I consider it harmless. If scale built up around the flip-up lid, I suppose the lid might stick... then that scale could be rubbed off.

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    We have very hard water and use hot vinegar to dissolve the scale build up on thing like pots and shower heads. Works really well and super cheap. We run vinegar thru the Bunn coffee maker once every couple of months. It makes a great difference.

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    I use the microwave but I am not a fan of lots of gadgets.
    +1 (only I don't have microwave actually).

    I have a um non-electric kettle. Water boils pretty fast if you only make about enough as I try to remember (saving gas here). But sometimes I'm lazy and just put however much water in, and it takes a little longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    Question for you electric kettle users:

    Do you get a deposit of scale (white or gray mineral)? The bottom of my electric kettle is mottled with scale, and I consider it harmless. If scale built up around the flip-up lid, I suppose the lid might stick... then that scale could be rubbed off.
    When I see a significant build-up, I pour white vinegar and some water into the kettle and turn it on. I do this a couple times and then run it again with just water (to get rid of the vinegar taste). It cleans my kettle right up.
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    Like most people in the UK I can’t imagine NOT using an electric kettle, but as bae said, ours boil more quickly.

    I swear by a British company, Dualit. I have their matching, retro style kettle, toaster and coffee machine
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    I just don't spend that much time with tea. If it were up to me, my cooking paraphernalia would consist of a pot, a dutch oven, a strainer and a wooden spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kib View Post
    I just don't spend that much time with tea. If it were up to me, my cooking paraphernalia would consist of a pot, a dutch oven, a strainer and a wooden spoon.
    I can totally appreciate the minimalism in the kitchen. We use our electric kettle for tea, coffee, soups, even heating water to melt chocolate for baking. It's definitely a staple. On the other hand, our microwave went bust 4 days ago. Haven't replaced it yet.
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