Where there is water there is life; almost just as important there is also coffee and tea. It should come as little surprise then that the seemingly simple act of brewing and drinking caffeinated beverages can be carried out in so many ways. No matter what the preferred ritual happens to be, a means to boil water (or at least heat it) is necessary. Makes sense to have a good-looking device to handle the everyday task.
Water is a finicky thing: too cold and it's ice, too hot and it escapes as steam. When it comes to consuming hot water, a change of a few degrees can make all the difference in the world. Tea drinkers understand this when they choose what type of tea to brew; coffee drinkers understand this when faced with coffee that is not in their comfort zone. Nobody enjoys a beverage that is too hot or too cold, but it is rare that we have total control over it. Unless we make it ourselves.
Safe running water on demand is one of the crowning achievements of the developed world. It goes without saying that without indoor plumbing, our daily lives would be much more complicated. We use it without a second thought (except when the bill comes), and enjoy the benefits of having the choice between hot and cold by easily directing the handle of the faucet one way or the other. But when it comes to hot water, sometimes hot simply isn't hot enough.
There are several ways for modern consumers to save energy. This Intelliboil kettle by Morphy Richards capitalizes on efficiency and versatility to save you time and money.
The kettle gives you the option of heating water to 85 degrees, 95 degrees, or 100 degrees Fahrenheit , which not only lets you customize the temperature to your tastes and to the type of drink you're making, but also saves unnecessary energy on overheated water. The kettle also heats up faster, meaning that less energy is wasted as dissipated heat.
The Intelliboil has a removable filter, so you can protect your drink … Read more
It's amazing how easily I can fall in a love with a good-looking appliance, even If I don't need it. Kalorik's new Aqua collection of small appliances includes a lovely cordless kettle for boiling water without having to turn on a stovetop.
My kitchen is already home to an instant hot water tap, a large hot water urn, a stovetop, and an old-fashioned kettle. And yet, there's something about this kettle that beckons me. This is the kind of kettle you can serve from at the dining room table and just smile knowingly when your guests … Read more
You can always count on an exhibition to inspire companies to create and display some pretty cool stuff, and the International Housewares Show in Chicago is no exception. Among Haier's showings this year is the new Piano Black line of small appliances.
The blue LED illumination looks good, but it's the features, like cool-to-the-touch handles, that will really win you over. This is a full line of appliances, including a cordless electric water kettle in standard and dome shapes, digital toasters in a variety of configurations, a food processor and blender combination, a citrus juicer, and more.
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I've seen a lot of combination appliances, (which for one reason or the other seem to love to utilize toasters in any way they can) but rarely do I see an appliance that removes an element. However, that is exactly what the BoilingPoint kettle has done: left the cup and threw out the kettle.
The gadget warms up water directly in the cup. A heating element is attached to a plunger mechanism, (sort of like a toaster after all) so no kettle is necessary. Simply fill the cup with water and place it under the element. When the water … Read more
When I went off to college, I took an electric kettle with me. And I actually managed to cook entire meals in that thing--not just Ramen noodles. It was a savior. Since then, I've made a point of always having a good electric kettle in my kitchen. I would even go so far as to consider myself something of a kettle connoisseur.
If you've ever owned a mood ring, chances are that you'll appreciate the Kenwood Response kettle. The brushed metal kettle changes colors as you heat your water from blue to red, letting you see how close your water is to being coffee-ready.
A cool feature of this kettle is that it can be set either to boiling or to 80 degrees Celsius. Why would we care about the temperature? Boiling is boiling, right? Well, not exactly. In college, I worked a brief stint at a tea shop, where I learned the hard way that using rapidly boiling water … Read more