We fell in love with electric tea kettles when we went to England. While some of our hotel rooms did not have clocks or phones, they all had an electric kettle. Considering we are both tea drinkers, especially when we’re sick, we quickly determined that we needed one of those at home.
During the summer, it often gets put away. But as soon as the nights start cooling down, it’s time for hot cocoa and tea.
Besides boiling water faster than on the stovetop, the kettles have an auto-off switch, which prevents them from being boiled dry when distractions arise.