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Posted 2014-12-01 12:41 (#1485)
Subject: Kettles - a top tip


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We fitted out a new kitchen last year and spent a bit of time working out which cookers, fridges, etc. were the most energy-efficient. As far as electric kettles are concerned, the conversion of electricity to heat is pretty much 100% efficient, so there isn't much scope for efficiency improvements. Our conclusion was the most efficient kettle is one that has just the right amount of water.
So, who over-fills their kettle? I think almost everyone does, but if you ask, no-one admits it. So, here's my top tip - next time you make a cuppa, pour the remaining contents into another cup, and see how much extra you just heated up.
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