As you all know, Electric Kettles are one of the cheapest kitchen appliances out there which are youngster’s favourite too. Although this comes cheap, there are plenty of ways you can use this little appliance of yours for benefits. Most people believe that an electric kettle is just good enough for boiling water in it.
Well, if you want to know the true uses of an electric kettle, you can either ask it to someone who stays alone and lives on his/her own as only such people know how amazing it is! Otherwise, you can stay on this article and read until the end to know those fantastic uses of an electric kettle, the choice is yours!
So, if you are using your electric kettle just for boiling water in the morning, or it is just lying in your kitchen and no one’s even touching it. We are sure you will start to utilize it more after going through this article. So, let’s begin.
How to use Electric Kettle
You can make soup or noodles in it
For the late-night cravings or you seek for supper in the evening, noodles is one of the best foods, not only because it’s tasty, but also because you can prepare it in just 5 minutes if you have an electric kettle. There would be no need to spend unnecessary money by ordering food from outside when you have such a good opportunity to utilize your electric kettle and prepare a nice bowl of noodles for yourself without taking anybody’s help.
Instant Oatmeal can be cooked
Getting late for the office and having no time to cook breakfast? Well, just grab your electric kettle and put some instant oatmeal and add some water to it. Within 5 minutes, your kettle will itself prepare quick oatmeal for you. And, the best part is that you don’t even have to stir it or keep watching it, you can simply get ready for your office meanwhile.
Can be used for Boiling Eggs
Boiled eggs are one of the favourite diet foods for almost everyone. So, as you all know, electric kettles are best for boiling water, right? All you need to do is put some eggs in the kettle and let them boil in water for a good 10-15 minutes. That’s it, without making a mess in the kitchen; you can boil your eggs easily and also drain the hot water later on without any issues.
Brew a Cup of Coffee
Who doesn’t like a cup of coffee, especially in winters? So, if you’re living alone and do not have a proper kitchen set up, don’t worry. Your kettle can still help you out and make a hot cup of coffee for you pretty easily. Or maybe you’re fond of drinking Green Tea in the morning, just boil some water and add tea to it, stir for a while and brew your perfect cup.
Boil Rice, Milk and Potatoes
Apart from making some instant food, we can also use an electric kettle for various other tasks. If you want to boil a small amount of rice, a few potatoes, or maybe a glass of milk for yourself. Putting out all the utensils and doing it on a stove will take a lot of time.
However, an electric kettle can help you do all this in minutes as it boils water a lot faster. Hence, if you want a quick solution to boil rice, milk, and potatoes, don’t forget to use your kettle next time.
Precautions to Consider when using an Electric Kettle
Although Electric Kettle is super-easy to use and handle, there are still some precautions you should always take to keep yourself as well as the kettle from any damages.
Clean it Regularly
Don’t be the lazy person who uses the kettle, prepares something in it and leaves it as it is. Because the next time you will need the kettle, cleaning is the first task that you will have to do, and you won’t like doing that if there is an urgency.
Also, if you leave the kettle with food in it and don’t clean it regularly, it will start to stink a lot and it will be much harder to clean it afterwards. So, to keep your kettle always clean and smelling fresh, fill the kettle almost half with water and add some amount of vinegar in it. Then, boil the water once, and leave the kettle for almost an hour. Then, rinse it off with plain water and your kettle shall be smelling new again.
Don’t overfill it
While you use the kettle, never fill it up to the brim because there are a lot of chances that your food might spill out. Especially when boiling water, make sure you never fill more than half. Otherwise, you will have to mop the countertop later on.
Also, when you put more quantity of water in the kettle, it is harder for the kettle to boil. There are chances that the kettle might overheat and stop working. If this happens, you won’t be able to boil water quickly.
Don’t leave water in it after using
After using the kettle, let’s say boiling eggs in it, most people leave the water inside it and enjoy their food. Well, it is important for everyone to know that you should never ever leave water inside your kettle for a long time as there can be substantial growth of bacteria, fungi, that can even damage the appliance over time. So, cleaning the kettle as soon as possible should be done on a priority basis.
Never leave an Empty Kettle On
At last, we have another safety tip for you that can help you keep your kettle in perfect condition lifelong. Most people make the mistake of turning an empty kettle on without knowing that they are only causing damage to the heating element.
When you do so, you are not causing damage to the heating element, but also to the entire appliance, eventually decreasing its lifespan. So, it’s always advisable to add water or milk in the kettle, then turn it on, that’s the proper way to use a kettle.
As we know, winter is already here, and standing and preparing food in the kitchen can be a shivering experience for you, even if you go there for 5 minutes to have a cup of coffee. So, it’s better to place an electric kettle in your room and make your cup of coffee without any need to go out.
Not just that, we have mentioned so many other uses of the electric kettle as well which can come in handy to you in lots of situations. Although using an electric kettle is quite easy, you should use it by keeping all the precautions in mind and stay safe. That said, if you know a few other uses of electric kettle, share your experiences and thoughts with us in the comments section below.