Do you prefer a whistling tea kettle or an electric tea pot?
I always considered myself a whistling tea kettle kind of girl. I knew when the water was ready because of that recognizable sound. One could hear that whistle rooms away and be lured into the kitchen for a nice cuppa.
But there were numerous times I turned on the kettle, heard the whistle, picked it up and poured; only to find half a cup of water inside.
A big disappointment.
True tea enthusiasts know that you should pour fresh water into the kettle for each boil. It has to do with the oxygen content making a better tasting cup of tea. But life happens and (gasp) I have reboiled water.
One day I was walking through a store and happened upon a glass, see through tea pot. It immediately caught my eye.
This see through pot was my solution to the lack-of-water-in-the-kettle blues.
I would always see how much water was in the pot. A life changing thing, I know.
I received this wonder pot as a gift and I have used it everyday since.
When you turn it on, the bottom glows a nautical blue hue.
Wait a few minutes and the rapid boil occurs. Watching it is very therapeutic!
This model shuts off automatically, something the kettle on the stove could never boast.
I adore my electric tea pot. It has seductive powers: auto switches, transparency and portability.
Am I converted away from my whistling kettle. No.
While I am happy to have my back burner back, there is something idealistic about hearing that kettle sing.
Both the kettle and the electric pot have space in my kitchen.
Which do you prefer?