I just made some hot tea with my efficient water boiler.
Last Christmas, gal pal, Zoe, (aka Chinese Santa) gave me the Breville SK500XL Ikon Cordless 1.7 Liter Stainless-Steel Electric Kettle. This is one of my favorite, commonly-used kitchen gadgets.
The electric kettle quickly boils water, alerts you with a chime, then automatically shuts off. It is well-designed with a sleek look, soft-grip handle, large lid-opening for easy cleaning and water filling, lighted transparent window to view the water level, and a detachable base for a cord-free kettle.
Do I need an electric kettle when I have a stove and microwave to boil water? No, I don’t need it, but I want and prefer it for its efficiency and ease! The kettle boils water super fast (within a few minutes). Just fill, boil, and pour. I have used it for tea, hot water baths, and the Asian versions of instant cup of noodles.
If you boil water on a regular basis or for a large group, then I recommend the Breville cordless electric kettle. If not, the stove and microwave is sufficient.
Thank you Chinese Santa for my efficient water boiler!
I am enjoying my hot tea now.