Just one cup for me, thanks
As I have proven in a previous post, the key to saving time and electricity at teatime is to heat only enough water in the kettle to fill the mug. But this is easier said than done. I’ve tried cajoling my family. I would occasionally remember to put a full jug of water near the kettle to make it easy to measure out a mugful. Still, I would regularly find half-full kettles of hot water, gradually cooling down for no purpose whatsoever. I never felt like we were making progress.
Then my wife unintentionally solved the problem by insisting that I buy the beautiful, speedy kettle that she had used at work. I was initially resistant but came to realise that an all-glass kettle makes the water level instantly visible to anyone filling it. I have polled the family, and they all agree that it has virtually eliminated overfilling. Our kettle is a Russell Hobbs Illuminating Glass Kettle (model no. 15082), and it is incredible speedy and has dazzling, blue LED lights, which serve no functional purpose but use a miniscule amount of electricity. We like this model, but the key conclusion is that any glass kettle makes it a lot easier to heat only the quantity of water you need. Clearly.