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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3 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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

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