Boiling water is a very basic kitchen skill. Hot water comes handy if you want to wash some store-bought fruits, make some tea, or some other necessary thing. Just get a saucepan on the stove, fill it water and wait for some time, you will soon have boiling water to use. But there are a few people who mess up things as simple as pouring water from a saucepan.
Now, you sure must have seen electric kettles pouring tea from their snout. Luckily, there is more to what a kettle can do. From pouring your favorite cup of hot tea in a charming British manner to a few other handy things, an electric kettle can work wonders.
A handy trick of Sous-vide fans
Sous-vide is the art of precise temperature cooking. While there is no way for me to convince you that boiling water is not difficult, getting the right temperature for sous-vide cuisines is not a cakewalk. This is the time when kettle comes to your rescue. Quickly boil large quantities of water and submerge pork shoulders the way you want!
Instant soup ready
Boiling meat or vegetable stock and then chopping all the veggies and adding to boiling water once again, if not entirely gruesome, is still tiresome at the least. With an electric kettle, all you will need to do is add some water, put in chopped veggies, a pinch of salt and you are ready to go. You can also prepare soups from soup packets using an electric kettle. Use the amount of water mentioned on the soup sachet, and you have a trick!
Make some pasta
When you have to make pasta, despite the best efforts, the water always boils over. Cleaning a steaming hot surface of boiling water is no easy thing. You can easily save yourself some burnt fingers by using a kettle. To your not-so-hot pasta water, add boiling water from the kettle, and you will quickly get the right temperature to work.
Treat yourself to an oatmeal
An oatmeal diet can work wonders, and a trick to ease the whole process is even marvelous. If you are running late and have a meeting to attend, there is a high chance your stomach will grumble the entire time. Boil some water in an electric kettle, prepare an oatmeal bowl, and have a quick, healthy breakfast to last you through work.
Get your coffee fix
Beginning a day without coffee is an ill start in itself. Never let the rush hour deprive you of your much-needed cup of coffee. Run your electric kettle while you brush your teeth, or do some other small chore, and get boiling water in the meantime. Pour it over your coffee, and never suffer the stale coffee again. If you have enough space on your work desk, allocate some room for your instant coffee provider!
Serve some piping hot noodles
Ramen, spaghetti, noodles, name it, and we have it. Make a quick ramen bowl with this trick and quench the hunger pangs!
So, get your kettles out of the storage and begin using them!