Disaster of not-quite-epic proportions

When I got up this morning, the hot water pot (electric kettle, or whatever you want to call it) wouldn’t heat. I checked that the GFCI hadn’t tripped. I checked that other things in the same power strip were functioning. I took the pot off the stand and reseated it several times (which worked last time it went flaky). Nothing helped.

I had to resort to heating water for tea in the microwave this morning. Shocking, I know. I replaced the water pot this afternoon. I was good, though β€” I didn’t buy the really fancy one with all the different temperature settings!

fancy electric kettle

NOT the one I bought

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  1. Welcome back! I’m glad you got the kettle sorted. Best not to let those things go too long, I hear. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks!

      My son was trying to explain to his sister that they really didn’t want to be around me if I don’t have my tea. It was amusing. πŸ™‚

  2. We go through kettles like nobodies business, so a few kettles ago we decided to splurge and get an expensive one, under the deluded belief that ‘you get what you pay for’.

    That kettle died after a week, so we took it back to the retailer and got a replacement, no problems. That one died after a fortnight.

    We returned it and got our money back … went to our friendly mass merchandiser, got a $19.99 one, (which is still going strong 9 months later) and had coffee and cake with the change. πŸ˜€

    • Yeah, we usually get the plastic ones for $20, and they last for at least a year or two. I went slightly nicer this time β€” pretty metal, only a little more expensive; we’ll see how that goes. πŸ™‚

  3. Ashe Elton Parker

    Since my kitchen wall is literally in my living room, and my counter space is limited as a result, I just get a stove kettle with a whistle in the nozzle lid.

    • Yes, it’s nice having a little more space. We started with stovetop kettle, one that dated back to our grad school days, when my husband had limited counter space. But the electric kettle uses less energy than the stove does, so since we have the space, we switched.

      If I’d been really desperate yesterday, I would’ve hunted down the old kettle. I’m sure it’s in either the garage or the attic. πŸ™‚

      • Ashe Elton Parker

        Yeah, I xcan understand the logic you’re using in choosing an electric kettle. It helps me that I don’t have to pay my electric bill. LOL

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