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How To Use An Electric Kettle

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Do you know that kettle can be used in multiple ways other than boiling water?

Though it sounds weird, this statement is absolutely true.

If you are not aware of them, don’t worry. In this article, we will explain different recipes you can try using the electric kettle.

If you haven’t tried them before, it is time to try them now. Continue reading to know how a kettle can come in handy at most times of the day.

10 Ways to Use An Electric Kettle

Let me take you through the ten different ways of using an electric kettle in your daily routine. Here they are:

1. Boil Eggs

Boiled eggs are undoubtedly the best option for including in your healthy diet. Be it after your gym workouts or daily breakfast, boiled eggs can be the best bet. While the regular method of boiling using a gas stove is what we prefer, using an electric kettle can reduce this cooking time. Not only that, there are very few chances of burning your hands when doing so.

If you have not tried this before, you should do it now. This is how you can try:

  • Take an electric kettle and fill it with water.
  • Place the eggs in the kettle.
  • Plug the kettle in the socket and switch it on.
  • Allow the eggs to boil for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Switch off the kettle and unplug it from the socket.
  • Lift the appliance from the base and drain the water.
  • Now, remove the eggs from the kettle and place them in a bowl of cold water.
  • Take out the eggs and remove the shells.
  • Your protein-rich eggs are ready for consumption.

Try this out, and you will know the difference why this is indeed the quickest method to boil your eggs.

2. For Making Instant Noodles/ Oats 

Who wouldn’t love noodles!! All of us do. Instant noodles are our go-to snack when hungry bells start ringing. You can prepare them in your kettle in no time. If you are a hosteler or someone who stays away from the family, you should definitely try this. Not only that, but you can also prepare instant oats. Here are the steps you should follow for a quick snack:

  • Take an electric kettle and fill it with the required amount of water.
  • Plug the kettle in the socket and switch it on.
  • Allow the water to boil for about two minutes.
  • Now, add the instant noodle maker and the noodles to it.
  • Let it cook for some time, and the yummy noodles are ready.
  • Switch off the kettle and unplug it from the socket.
  • Lift the appliance from the base and serve the noodles in a bowl or plate.

You can follow the same procedure for noodles, as well.

  • Take an electric kettle and fill it with the required amount of water.
  • Plug the kettle in the socket and switch it on.
  • Allow the water to boil for about two minutes.
  • Now, add the instant oatmeal to it.
  • Let it cook for some time, and the healthy oatmeal is ready.
  • Switch off the kettle and unplug it from the socket.
  • Lift the appliance from the base and serve the oats in a bowl or plate.

Make sure you clean the kettle properly after every use.

3. Hot Chocolate 

There is nothing more delicious than savouring a cup of hot chocolate. For all chocolate lovers, hot chocolate is a comforting drink that brings a smile to their faces. And yes, you can prepare it at your convenience in your kettle. All you need is some milk and chocolate powder to prepare the yummiest and quickest drink. Check the procedure below:

  • Take an electric kettle and fill it with the required amount of milk.
  • Plug the kettle in the socket and switch it on.
  • Allow the milk to boil in the device.
  • Now, add about 2-3 tablespoons of chocolate powder to the milk and stir it.
  • Switch off the kettle and unplug it from the socket.
  • Lift the appliance from the base and drain the water.
  • Now, pour the chocolate mixture into a bowl or a cup.
  • Your delicious and favourite hot chocolate is ready for consumption.

4. Brew a Perfect Cup of Tea

We all have been using an electric kettle for brewing a hot cup of tea. This is what we mostly use this device for. The advantage of using this device is that it boils water at double speed as when using a gas stove. Be it lemon tea, green tea, or your favourite ginger tea, this appliance is for all chai lovers out there.

5. For Making Soups

A bowl of hot soup can be a perfect companion during the rainy evenings. Satisfy your cravings with the soup prepared in an electric kettle. One does not have to be a master chef to experiment with everything. Try out the simple procedure we tell you and enjoy your delicious slurpy soup. This is all you have to do:

  • Firstly, chop all the necessary vegetables that should go in the soup.
  • Take an electric kettle and fill it with the required amount of water.
  • Now, add all the chopped vegetables and the soup powder to it.
  • Plug the kettle in the socket and switch it on.
  • Allow the veggies to cook for about two minutes.
  • Your yummy-licious soup is ready for slurping.
  • Switch off the kettle and unplug it from the socket.
  • Lift the appliance from the base and serve the soup into a bowl.

Pamper yourself with this freshly made soup!!

6. Brew a Cup of Great Coffee

Are you a coffee lover who takes coffee seriously? Then, not having an electric kettle at home is a disgrace. For those who would love to have coffee anytime, this can be of great help. And, the best thing, it is not as difficult as you think. All you need to do is follow these simple steps:

  • Take an electric kettle and fill it with the required amount of water.
  • Plug the kettle in the socket and switch it on.
  • Allow the water to boil in the device.
  • After the water boils, the device will turn off automatically.
  • Now, switch off the kettle and unplug it from the socket.
  • Add coffee powder to a cup and pour water into it.
  • Your perfect cup of sizzling coffee is ready.

7. Boil Milk

You do not need a gas stove to boil milk. An electric kettle will suffice. You can boil milk faster without having to keep a constant watch on it. Follow the simple steps:

  • Take an electric kettle and fill it with the required amount of milk.
  • Plug the kettle in the socket and switch it on.
  • Allow the milk to boil in the device.
  • After the milk boils, the device will turn off automatically.
  • Now, switch off the kettle and unplug it from the socket.
  • Lift the appliance from the base and transfer the milk to a different utensil.

8. Cook Rice

Who told you that you need only an electric or pressure cooker to cook your rice? You can use your electric kettle for the same. Yes, that’s true. Do not know how to do and what to do? We are here to help you. Just follow these simple steps and be your own chef.

  • Firstly, clean the rice grains and soak them for some time. (about 20 minutes)
  • Take an electric kettle and fill it with the required amount of water.
  • Now, add all soaked rice to it.
  • Plug the kettle in the socket and switch it on.
  • Allow the rice to cook for about 20 minutes. (The time may vary depending on the amount you are cooking)
  • Check whether the rice cooked well or not.
  • After you finish cooking the rice, switch off the kettle and unplug it from the socket.
  • Lift the appliance from the base and serve the rice in a serving bowl.

9. Baby Bottle Water or Bottle Warming

We all know how careful one has to be when having a baby. Everything related to the baby needs utmost care. Starting with the food and liquids to sterilizing and sanitizing the baby’s feeding tools, it requires special attention towards them. You can use your electric kettle to boil water for your child as per the requirements. The water should be of a specific temperature that is just perfect for the baby. Since the appliance comes with programmable temperature settings, you can set the temperature accordingly to boil the water.

The added advantage of using a kettle is that you will not have to leave your baby out of sight for this task. You can have the kettle in the same room as your child to ensure it does not cry when boiling water. Here are the steps you can follow:

  • Take an electric kettle and fill it with the required amount of water.
  • Plugin the kettle to the power outlet.
  • Select the required temperature setting and switch it on.
  • Allow the water to boil in the device.
  • After the water boils, the device will turn off automatically.
  • Now, switch off the kettle and unplug it from the socket.
  • Lift the appliance from the base and transfer the water to your baby’s feeding bottle.

10. Home Spa Treatments

Till now we have seen how to use the electric kettle for preparing various foods. But this one that we are going to discuss is not about the food. It is for your wellness that keeps you fit mentally. Absolutely, yes. You can use your electric kettle to get spa treatments at home based on your convenience and feasibility.

Yet again, you do not have to run to a parlour for this and spend your money. You can use the appliance to give yourself a foot spa or nice and amazing face steam at home. The water should be of a specific temperature that is just perfect for the relaxing experience. Otherwise, you may burn your feet. As discussed above, you can choose the correct temperature from the available programmable temperature settings to boil the water. This is what you should do:

  • Take an electric kettle and fill it with the required amount of water.
  • Plugin the kettle to the power outlet.
  • Select the required temperature setting and switch it on.
  • Allow the water to boil in the device.
  • After the water boils, the device will turn off automatically.
  • Now, switch off the kettle and unplug it from the socket.
  • Lift the appliance from the base and transfer the warm water to a separate tub or utensil for soothing relief.

How To Use An Electric Kettle The Right Way?

Are you using the kettle the right way? Do you want to know if you are using it in the way, you should? Read the below steps to know how:

1. Clean The Kettle Regularly

Always clean the kettle regularly to ensure its effective performance. Follow the below steps to know for cleaning:

This is all you need:

  • Liquid Dishwash
  • Water
  • Scouring Pad
  • Clean Cloth

Instructions:

  • Even before you start cleaning the kettle, make sure it is unplugged from the power outlet.
  • After unplugging, allow the device to cool down for some time.
  • Add some dishwashing liquid inside and scrub the interior using a scouring pad.
  • Now clean it with water thoroughly.
  • After cleaning, wipe the interior using a clean soft cloth.
  • To wipe the exterior, use a clean cloth.

Note: Never put the kettle in a dishwasher or wash it in water. Also, do not pour water from the outside. It may damage the electric part, the temperature display, and the appliance, as well.

2. Never Overfill The Kettle

Are you overfilling the kettle by any chance? If yes, refrain from doing so, as it is strictly not advisable to do that. When you overfill the kettle with water, it might spill over, spoiling the

appliance. It will even burn the hands of the individual when using it. To avoid all this, fill the kettle with water up to the highest level or mark, as mentioned on the appliance. Do not fill it to the brim but only till the required level.

3. Do Not Store Water In The Kettle

You should not leave water inside the kettle after heating. Some people boil more water than required and store them for later use. This is not advisable as it may lead to limescale build-up, which will spoil the device. Hence, drain water from the kettle and empty it every time you use it.

4. Never Use The Kettle Without Water

This is the most essential thing you have to follow. Do not ever use the kettle if it is empty. Using the device without water can damage the heating element inside and also reduce its life span. Not only that, it may even result in a mishap. So, refrain from using an empty kettle.

Conclusion

To conclude, an electric kettle is a versatile kitchen appliance that can come in handy to you whenever in need. Other than limiting it to just boiling water, you can use it in a number of ways and make the most out of it.

Do you want to try out the different ways to use your kettle? What are you waiting for! Try them right away, and let us know your experiences by posting your comments.

Write to us in the comments section below if you find this article helpful. If you have any questions or want to add any points to the same, feel free to write to us. We would love to hear from you.

Make the best use of your appliance by staying home. Stay safe and stay healthy!!!

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