Saturday, April 20, 2013

My Favorite Kitchen Gadget ( this month)

Last month I was visiting a friend who had an electric teapot. I used it a few times and really grew to like it. I was amazed at how quickly it boiled the water.. In addition, it was also very quiet and extremely convenient. So, when I got home, I went out and treated myself to one. Now it's slowly becoming one of my favorite gadgets..

You might say,  " What is the big deal about boiling water"? Well,  personally, I don't like to use the microwave ( why expose yourself to radiation for a cup of tea and it's never really hot anyway?) , and I don't like to keep washing, drying, and putting away a pot if I don't have to. This gadget is totally convenient and when you lift the kettle off the base , it's cordless.

How many times am I in a rush in the morning and want some hot water fast? With this gadget, I can have a cup in 2 minutes.. And the greatest part is that the teapot shuts itself off, so I never have to worry if  I left a burner on the stove on.

I can't tell you how many times I'm racing out the door, get into the car and wonder if I shut off the burner on the stove..( and go back to check)  No more!!

 I've been using my new kettle at least twice a day for herbal tea. I've also used it when I have the ladies over for Mah Jong. too ( yes, I play .. do you?) .

I'm finding out that it's one of those gadgets that I never knew I wanted or needed until I was introduced to it.

I also decided that it makes a great gift when I just don't know what to get someone.

12 Reasons I love my new electric teapot so much.
  • It heat's up water really fast; faster than the stove or microwave
  • It's very light to lift
  • The water is always super hot
  • It's totally quiet
  • The teapot itself is cordless, so it removes from the base and I can serve without a cord
  • It is stainless steel and has no plastic interior
  • It doesn't heat up the room 
  • It automatically shuts off when ready ( so if you go upstairs and forget.. it's ok it won't boil out) 
  • It's attractive , so I leave it out on my counter
  • Keeps my stove top clear
  • I can boil 7 cups of water quickly and then transfer to a pot to make pasta, rice or soup more quickly.
  • I don't have to clean it- I just wipe off the outside.
Do you use an electric kettle? Do you love it? What's your opinion? Please leave a comment

The electric kettle that I got was the .Chef's Choice 681 Cordless Electric Kettle ..

Here is a great simple herbal tea recipe that you can make from cardamom and anise seeds- it's one of my favorite teas.. now I can make it even faster

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  1. I'm a tea drinker, and never understood the microwave water - it just doesn't do it right! And the stove one does take a bit too long, so I am like you - HUGE fan of the electric kettle!

  2. That's really good. Am too crazy for tea all the time so this kitchen gadget is would be good for me as well.

  3. I love an electric kettle, too!! :-)


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