How do electric kettles work? – Kitchen Appliance Explained

By running an electric current through a metal coil, the resistance of the material heats it up. That way, the water starts boiling – thanks to the electric energy being transferred.

Flat-bottomed electric kettles may be easier to clean, but are also more noisy than their exposed-coil brethren. Still, some cleaning vinegar can really clean up your kettle (just make sure you rinse it properly before making a cup of tea).

Did you know that electric kettles are hardly used in the United States because of voltage? Because most homes in the US get 100-127 volts from their sockets, in many other countries that is about double; 220-240 volts. Because of the lower voltages electric kettles wouldn’t heat water as fast as they would elsewhere. That way they just did not catch on in the States and the stove-top kettle is still preferred there.

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Sources:
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_resistance_and_conductance
http://www.businessinsider.fr/uk/why-americans-dont-use-electric-kettles-stove-top-2015-12/

13 Comments

  1. Constantinos Vasiliou on December 17, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    No video so far explained to me how the shit works exactly.What I mean is, between the platform connected to the outlet and the kettle itself, there is plastic "plating" on the bottom of the kettle and the top of the platform. If the coul was on the platform, it wouldnbe safe and after all, the switch is on the kettle, not the platform. So does the kettle use electromagnetic fields to power the kettle? Make a video where you clarify all details of the process please.

  2. Lachlan Neil on December 17, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Yo man I haven’t even watched the video yet but I’m sure it will be great. I’m so exited to watch this man hope it’s good 🤣🤣😆😆😆

  3. Shinji Mations on December 17, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Thank you now I know that I won’t burn my house down with water

  4. Sarah Hisham on December 17, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Thumbs up!

  5. Frjed on December 17, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Alert, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world

  6. sickre on December 17, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    These videos are good, but they need to be longer. I watch them at 1.5x speed. Maybe including some extra info on who invented them, how they changed over time. Youtube will pay you more ad money for longer videos too.

  7. Tyrant Kragith on December 17, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I don’t belive you, its magic! You ain’t foolin me with your fancy images.

  8. Kacper on December 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    That’s basically electrifying the water

  9. Lachlan Neil on December 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Oh darn not the video I wanted definately a 0/10 for you. How dare you disappoint me like that I’m going to tell my mum on you. I hope you get hit by a kettle

  10. Th3Arbiter666 on December 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    hey man great videos, no extra fluff, just what I wanted to know. thanks!

  11. Henry K on December 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius only at a pressure of 1 Atmosphere which would make the thermostat very unreliable when the kettle would be used at different altitudes.

    So far all the kettles I’ve seen use the steam from boiling water to disconnect the power circuit, hence why they don’t switch off when you keep the lid open.

  12. Sam Moreno on December 17, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    My heart and mind can finally rest at having known this information. God bless.

  13. Games on December 17, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    thanks!

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