You probably already have a good idea of one or two reasons to have a metal kettle in the kitchen to use for boiling water, instead of in a regular old boring pot. But the very best reason may not have occurred to you. Here are 4 obvious reasons and the 5th that is just a fabulous bonus that you might not have thought of:
- Yes, there is the shiny exterior of a metal kettle (please do enunciate the “t” sounds) that allows you to gaze upon your distorted reflection without the aid of Snapchat filters.
- Why yes, there’s the fun and nifty flip lid on the pour spout, equally good for both flipping and flooping.
- And absolutely yes, there’s the pot-holdered piping hot handle that, when you grab it to pick up the kettle, you feel just for a moment like you transcended time to a pre-electric era. And for that moment, you connect with your ancestors who paid five dollars for a work horse instead of for a cinnamon dulce latte.
- And then also yes, doggone it, there’s the toooooooooot when the water boils – reminding you of the shift change whistle in that one cartoon where Wile E. Coyote and Sam the Sheepdog are frenemies.
- But the main super number one reason to have a metal kettle is… Something that neither the company owner nor the manufacturer nor the marketers thought to advertise on the box. That SOUND you can make! See the video below:
It puts wiggle in a music note that synthesizers can only wish they were born with. Enjoy playing with your own kettle, and please send your videos to us!
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