Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks

Are you going to buy electric kettles for the very first time? You might not be familiar with what are the benefits or the process of using it the right way. If so, then the following information will help you get going.

They are easy to use: You are just going to add water and press the start button, and there you go, your kettle is ready to brew your beverages.

They are energy efficient: Kettles use less energy than most microwave ovens and hence help you save money spent on electricity consumption

They are precise: This might not be a big deal for most consumers of electric kettles, but tea lovers are going to love it. They need just the right temperatures when brewing some kinds of teas as it impacts the flavor. Green teas and oolongs need a specific temperature of water to bring out the exact flavor and hence electric kettles suit the best for this purpose.

Factors to keep an eye on while buying an electric kettle:

Size

You have two of the main features to consider when it comes to size. The first is capacity. Do you commonly make some espresso or tea for one, or would you say you are normally brewing drinks for a few? Most electric kettles hold enough for a few cups. However, some compact options have a littler capacity, so ensure you thoroughly consider your needs and make a comparison of them with the capacity of the kettles you consider before finalizing on a decision. 

The other significant size concern has to do with counter space. Each new thing you add to a kitchen needs to head off to someplace, and most kitchens have a small room of counter space to work with. Before you purchase an electric kettle, make sense of where in your kitchen you’ll be keeping it and take a few estimations. Better to know ahead of time what you have space for than to purchase something that you can’t fit into the accessible space.

Temperature Options

For tea experts, the speed of electric kettles likely could be a decent reward to the main advantage they offer: precision. 

Various sorts of tea taste best when brewed at various temperatures. So while boiling your water may work fine for dark tea, it’s not ideal for the flavor of green, white, and oolong teas. 

Some low-cost tea kettles don’t offer variable temperature settings, so on the off chance that this is a factor that is important to you, at that point make sure you search for a kettle that permits you to choose various temperatures and watch that the options also include the temperatures you’ll require.

Exterior Heat

On the off chance that you have a lot of experience in traditional over the stove kettles, at that point, you’re likely familiar with how hot they get to the touch on both the handle and the outside of the kettle. Electric versions aren’t immune to this issue, yet some of them stay less heated as compared to other options.  On the off chance that you would prefer not to stress over burning yourself when you utilize your electric kettle, do some of the research to perceive what individuals state about how hot the kettles get on the outside. A tea kettle that uses glass or plastic would be better in this case.

Below are some useful tips and tricks that will help you make the most out of your kettles:

  • Boil the amount of water that you need – It is in our nature to normally boil more than we need, however this can actually damage the appliance. More specifically the heating element of the kettle will have to work extra hard to heat up the extra water and intern affect the life span of the appliance.

  • Avoid storing water in the kettle – Its best when you are done using the kettle the water inside should be emptied out. Leaving water inside can lead to lime scale build up which will affect the lifespan of the appliance as well as its performance.

  • Lime scale build up however can be fixed by filling the kettle with 2/3 water and 1/3 vinegar and boil up the combination and let it sit over night. Then empty the solution and fill it with just water and bring it to a boil.  Repeat this process a few times to get rid of the vinegary taste.