Experiment: How Fast Does Your Kettle Boil?

Every now and again, I like to feel pampered. I felt like that today, so I decided to treat myself and I bought a new kettle. It was made by Morphy Richards and I was particularly impressed by the fact that it boasted a 3KW 'fast boil' function.

Pic.No.1. This is a picture of my kettle's first boil. Admittedly it's not the most dramatic of action shots

So I scuttled home with my new purchase and decided to find out (in a scientific way) exactly what 'fast-boil' means. I filled my kettle up to the maximum level (6 cups) and timed how long it took to boil the water. It took 3 minutes and 13.1 seconds to boil.

'Wow!' I initially thought to myself, before realising that I didn't know how long conventional kettles took to boil, thereby rendering my experiment useless due to a lack of comparative data.

'I know!' I thought to myself, I will ask my bloggy chums to fill their kettles to the '6 cup' level and ask them to time how long it takes to boil. 

So my lovely, if you wouldn't mind giving me a bit of a hand by boiling your kettle and letting me know the results, that would be much appreciated.

I will then be able to collate the results and calculate how many 'minutes per annum' I am saving by having a 'fast boil' kettle. I am so excited I could vom!

P.S. there is one disappointing feature with the kettle and it is that it doesn't have a blue glow when it is boiling. I do quite like my gadgets to glow. Does your kettle glow?

Annie (Lady M) x

Anne Dickens | The day after yesterday


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