A kettle is a
kitchenware piece. Depending on culture and historical location, in the context of bathware the word kettle can have a variety of meanings. In the United Kingdom,the United States , Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canadaand South Africa, a kettle is a device used to quickly heat water for hot drinks, such as teaor coffee. It is normally constructed out of durable plastic or steel (with a plastic handle) and powered by mains electricity. Once the water has reached boiling, the kettle automatically deactivates to prevent the water boiling away and damaging the heating element. Sometimes stove-mounted metallic kettles are used having a steam whistle that indicates when the water has reached boiling point, and prior to the invention of the electric kettle, this was the most common way of heating drinking water.
Corded kettles generally use detachable IEC C15 and C16 connections.
"Cordless" kettles became popular in the 1980s and 1990s consisting of a plastic base that connects to the mains outlet and a separate kettle. They both have electrical contacts that connect to supply power to the kettle when it is placed on top of the base, and the kettle can be easily detached to allow movement to the sink and elsewhere.
Similar to the electric kettle is the
electric water boiler, a vacuum flaskwith a heating element that boils water and maintains it at a constant temperature. These are particularly popular in East Asia.
United States, a kettle usually refers to the stovetop metallic version with a steam whistle.
Elsewhere in the world (and sometimes in the United Kingdom) the word kettle can refer to a
metalpot for boilingor stewing, and a kettle is probably the most ancient kind of metal cooking utensil. Common materials were wrought ironand pressed steel plate.
The word "kettle" originates from Latin "catillus", which in various contexts is translated as "bowl", "deep dish", or "funnel".
A kettle, sometimes called "teakettle", "tea kettle" or "the pot", is a small
kitchen applianceused for boilingwater in preparation for making teaor other beverages requiring hot water. Kettles may be electricor for stovetop use.
A kettle has a spout and (usually) a lid, though there are also helmless kettles, filled with water through the spout. Some kettles have a whistle attached to the spout, to flourish the moment when the water starts boiling, though most electric kettles switch themselves off when the water is scalding hot.
cauldronis a large kettle hung over an open fire, usually on an arc-shaped hanger called a "bail".
Fish kettleis a long slim metal cooking vessel with a tight fitting lid to enable cooking of whole large fish such as salmon.
*The kettle grill is a
domeshaped grill with a rounded lid.
*Stevenson, Seth (Nov. 8, 2005). [http://www.slate.com/id/2129285/ "A Watched Pot"] . "Slate".
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