When our old electric kettle broke, my wife thought it would be good to replace it with a stovetop kettle, making way for some more space on the kitchen bench. I thought that sounded logical and said: "sure, no worries."
We have a gas stovetop, so there is plenty of instant energy there, ready to heat the water, I thought. What I hadn't anticipated is the time it takes for a stovetop kettle to boil the water. With an electric kettle, you can fill it three-quarters full, and it will boil by the time you prepare your cup and get the milk out of the fridge.
It takes forever to boil with a stovetop kettle, so I find myself having to walk away and wait for it to whistle. The other thing I dislike about this particular kettle is that the handle gets too hot to touch, and I find myself struggling to pour the boiling water into the cup without spilling it.
The stovetop kettle appears unfit for purpose, and I don't quite know why my wife wants to persist with it. Once the kitchen renovations are complete, I am off to the Good Guys appliance store to buy a new electric kettle.