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I tried an electric kettle that makes it easier than ever to brew the perfect cup of tea

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.AmazonFor anyone who drinks tea regularly, an electric kettle is a smart investment to make.Instead of waiting for your water to come to a boil on the stove, or worse, sticking a mug of water in the microwave, an electric kettle makes brewing the perfect cup of tea quick and easy.If you’re in the market for one, there are plenty of...

WARNING: Don’t reboil water ever again!

This happens to me at least once a week: I fill my electric kettle up with water to let it boil for my evening tea and then… well, anything can happen. I was in the middle of working on something, or the TV show I’m watching just got really good and now what?The perfectly hot water is now regrettably cold. The solution may seem simple; just turn the kettle back on and reboil it to be enjoyed in a couple more minutes. But what happens to water when we reboil it?It’s something they never taught...

Kelly Kettle biomass stoves: Weekly Product Review

As a conscientious camper and bush crafter, I enjoy using things that allow me to benefit the greatest while impacting my surroundings the least. One of these items is the Kelly Kettle designed by an Irishman who wanted to have hot tea when he was fishing, this amazing biomass stove was decades ahead of its time and relatively recently made its debut in the United States. The Kelly Kettle helped spawn a wave of innovative new approaches with biomass stoves.“Carefully study the well-being of...

It's July-- Bring On The Watermelon

Not hot today--we are in the clouds with a chance for some rain.  My peppers, tomatoes and other seedlings on the porch--are taking a well needed breather.  I can hear them sighing.  It's not burning hot today.  They don't need water every two hours.Watermelon.  In chunks right out of the fridge.  Icy.  Right into the mouth and enjoying the juicy coldness.  The sweet.  And also into the Vitamix with lemon and mint for a AquaFresca.  Other wise called juice or fruit water.I am drinking so...