Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton


I just found out what an "electric kettle" is. Or perhaps I should say that I found out what a "Wasserkocher" is called in English—I knew the appliance from Germany, and I had heard the word before, but had never connected the two.

I kept reading about how nearly every British home has an electric kettle and how they think Americans are weird for boiling water on the stovetop or in the microwave... and I kept having this mental image of a nice old-fashioned tea kettle (with spout on the side and handle on top) with a cable hanging out the end which you plug in. Not the tallish more-or-less-cylindrical device I know from here.

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