When boiling water for your tea, an electric tea kettle may be your best choice, and the safest!
And here is why...
Heating water is the first part of the tea preparation, so we want you to enjoy every second of it.
However, before explaining the necessary steps to boil water in an electric kettle or even in a regular one, let us share with you some trivia about the history and development of the tea kettle.
This may be the right choice for you and your tea.
A kettle is a kitchen appliance used for boiling water. When you need to heat water to prepare a hot drink, this is the best choice.
You can find electric kettles or kettles for stovetop use and they can be made of plastic or steel. The choice is yours.
Here are some of the milestones in the history of the tea kettle:
From the 1880s to the 1920s
The 1920s and the 1930s
From the 1940s to the 1970s
The 1980s and the 1990s
The 21st century
All these improvements mae the electric tea kettle a better choice for you. Indeed, a much safer choice.
Fill your tea kettle with the necessary amount of water. If your electric kettle has a temperature setting, take advantage of this.
If you need water below the boiling point, you can save both time and energy.
Enjoy while the water boils, though be sure to keep an eye on it. You don’t want the water to evaporate, if boiling more than necessary.
Using an electric tea kettle should prevent this as it will turn off once the water boils.
Take a tea pot, fill it with water and then choose your favourite teabag to plunge into it. Put a lid on it and wait for it to release its amazing flavour and colour.
If you are using loose tea leaves, be sure to take one of your tea strainers, before pouring the tea into your cup.
Now get ready to drink. Add sugar, milk or any other thing that might please you and enjoy your beverage.
Choosing between your regular kettle and an electric tea kettle:
Not all teas require water temperature to reach 100ºC (212ºF).
However, using a stovetop kettle requires that you pay attention to it. Water may evaporate, or worse it may boil over and put the fire out while the gas it still on.
If this should happen, turn the gas off, put out all flames and open some windows. If you smell gas, don’t use electrical switches.
So remember, please don’t leave your kettle unattended.
Are you in a hurry and there isn’t a kettle around?
If you don’t have an electric tea kettle, you may use your microwave oven, though we don’t recommend it. You may choose to do this if you are in a hurry and don’t have time to stand next to the stove keeping an eye on your boiling water.
Please, make sure you look at the some tips at microwave safety when heating your water, as you may cause yourself some needless injury.
So we recommend:
The best and the safest way to boil water is to use an electric tea kettle. Whether you prefer a stainless tea kettle, a cordless kettle or a glass tea kettle, among others, it’s up to you.
We just want to give you a safer choice for you, your family and your tea.
Here’s an important tip:
Be aware that tea kettles are only used to boil water, unless you are planning to drink and herbal tea that requires for the herb to be boiled. Make sure you don’t boil other things in the same pot, because the water may pick up a different taste and it will obviously affect your beverage.
Are you ready to change to
a NEW electric tea kettle?
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