Electric kettle or kettle on the gas stove?

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@peachpurple (12851)
Malaysia
July 6, 2017 3:43am CST
In the past, my mom and grandmom used those old, big, aluminium made kettle to boil 5 Litres of water daily. It was heavy to carry the big kettle and pour the hot boiling water into the thermos flasks. Now, we have electric kettle for smaller volume and speedy boiling but electric consumption is higher. ALternatively, we can also use manual kettle ranging from 3L to 5 L, depending on your preference. You need to boil the kettle over a gas stove. When the kettle whistle, dash to the kitchen as fast as you can to switch it off. The high pitch whistling sound is just unbearable! So, which type of kettle are you using? I am using the kettle on the gas stove. Cheaper but noisy. photo taken and belonged to peachpurple
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@sishy7 (27653)
• Australia
6 Jul
I have the whistling one as well as the electric one... But we use the electric one more. I think it's the one appliance that we use most in the house.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
12 Jul
does it consume less or moderate power?
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@sishy7 (27653)
• Australia
12 Jul
@peachpurple I'm not sure... but we don't really feel it as a burden for using it very often every day...
@hereandthere (29745)
• Philippines
6 Jul
we also have a kettle, boil it on the stove then transfer the hot water into 2 thermoses. we have an electric one which boils much faster, but it's rarely used.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
12 Jul
me too, only when run out of gas , I will use the electric one
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• Philippines
13 Jul
@peachpurple exactly, just for emergencies.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
13 Jul
@hereandthere But power consumption is high
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
6 Jul
I have an electric kettle with small volume and I used to boil water in it these days. But I have noticed the electricity consumption is high. I don't have a manual kettle but I use a vessel for boiling water in gas stove.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
12 Jul
yes, electric kettle use more power almost alike the oven
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@sharon6345 (121672)
• United States
6 Jul
I boil water in a pot. My mom uses the kettle.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
12 Jul
where do you keep the hot water?
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@louievill (18398)
• Philippines
6 Jul
I would suggest if you boil often that you might want to consider buying an induction stove, it's getting cheaper now, just around 50 usd and there are models that cost even less, you will be surprised that it boils twice as fast as conventional stoves but uses much less power.
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@shaynas (5529)
• India
6 Jul
I use the electric kettle with auto shut off :)
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@prashu228 (25820)
• India
6 Jul
I don't use kettle to make tea. I use normal vessel or pan
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@sishy7 (27653)
• Australia
7 Jul
The second time I read about 'vessel' (Sreekala mentioned it too) - what is it?
@prashu228 (25820)
• India
7 Jul
@sishy7 lol.. it's any normal sauce pan type which is little bit deep or..how should I say..lol Hope you get it when you see the picture
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@sishy7 (27653)
• Australia
7 Jul
@prashu228 Oh, I see now... Thanks for that! Sometimes I use a really small pan with a long handle to warm up milk or something because then it'll be easier to pour into a large mug when it's done.
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@Tracy04 (10527)
• Malaysia
7 Jul
I vote for kettle on gas stove! Not too noisy I think hehe. I like heater too. Ah wait I mean the electric kettle.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
12 Jul
My whistling kettle could whistle at high pitch that pierce the ear drums
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@Tracy04 (10527)
• Malaysia
13 Jul
@peachpurple haha! I understand you. Last time before dad bought new kettle, even from outside the old kettle whistle can hear. Even neighbour can hear it
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
13 Jul
@Tracy04 yeah, neighbor shouted Kettle boil, Kettle boil to remind me
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@LadyDuck (152205)
• Switzerland
6 Jul
I do not use a kettle. When I need to boil a water I use a pot, I never need a big quantity.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
12 Jul
oh , the soup.pot?
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@LadyDuck (152205)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
@peachpurple No, a very small 5/8 quarter pot that it is used to melt the butter. If I heat the water I only need a very little quantity to make the tea for my husband only.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
13 Jul
@LadyDuck does not use up much time nor gas
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• United States
6 Jul
I had an electric kettle but had to buy another one as the first one failed..then the second one failed as well. So I started back using the regular kettle for the stove, but I have electric stove and hate it. I wish I had a gas stove. Yes it whistles the kettle here.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
12 Jul
i have gas stove, the conventional one is cheaper
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• United States
12 Jul
@peachpurple Yes it surely is peachpurple.
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@MGjhaud (20742)
• Philippines
6 Jul
I use electric for cooking. My water heater is now a few years old. I've tried using stove kettle in the past/different apartment too. But I had to switch back to electric when I moved.
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@Shavkat (60085)
• Philippines
6 Jul
We also have the old type kettle that whistle. Now, we are using an electric kettle.
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@youless (91096)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Jul
I use the electric kettle. It seems it is cleaner and much more convenient than the gas kettle. Besides, the electricity fee is cheaper than the gas. And it is safer since it will be turned off automatically. If you use the gas kettle, sometimes you will forget about it and it will lead to a danger when the water inside is gone.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
13 Jul
oh yes, if the kettle does not whistle that is dangerous
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@JohnRoberts (54380)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Jul
I use kettle on a gas stove. Gas is more economical that electric.
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@peachpurple (12851)
• Malaysia
12 Jul
indeed I agree with you
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• Austin, Texas
14 Jul
We don't use kettles any more. We just warm up a cup of water in the microwave.
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