One of my favorite small kitchen appliances is my electric teapot (kettle). I keep it on the counter and use it daily. It’s not that I’m a big tea drinker. Sometimes I am, but I go through phases with it. It’s that the pot is very efficient at heating water for anything.
It’s great for drinks like tea or hot chocolate. I especially like the fact that it’s easy for the kids to use.
- Put the water in using measurements on the pot.
- Turn the pot on.
- Wait for it to click off when it reaches boiling.
- Pour from a pot that does not get hot at all on the handle. (The outside of the pot itself does get warm.)
It’s great for cooking. I always use it to heat part of the water for cooking pasta. I also use it to get other foods started faster, like when steaming vegetables or cooking potatoes. I often heat some water at the beginning of getting dinner started so I have it ready.
The pot I have is cordless. The base has a short cord, but the pot itself simply sits on the base and does not have a cord. It holds up to 7 cups and heats the water at about 1 minute per cup. There are different brands and styles of electric kettles to choose from. If you’re in the market for one, I think the cordless feature is definitely worth getting.
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If you or someone you know is on a gluten-free diet, I have a great gluten-free giveaway going on this week.