We like odd names here. You already met "The Precious." BBC's 5-hour (excellent!) adaptation of Pride and Prejudice has long been referred to (by hubby) as "The Torture." Now, meet "NASA Kettle."
We are long-time kettle users. Particularly given my increasing propensity for tea-drinking, I am a huge fan of the electric kettle. For years, we have been using a very good kettle, made largely from plastic. The more I read (Google can lead you on your own voyage of plastic trepidation), the more I felt uncomfortable with the repeated heating and cooling of drinking water in my plastic kettle. The kettle worked so well. There was no hint of it failing. And yet...I was ready to upgrade to metal. In order to find a kettle that was more than just metallic finish on plastic, we had to go to the top end of the price spectrum, where we found the only kettle left in stock was this model. I was not going to make this a multi-trip, multi-day exercise in kettle research, so it came home with me.
Check it out! It has buttons on a Control Panel to allow appropriate temperature selection for various types of tea and a separate button for coffee. Did you know that water for green tea should be heated to 80 degrees Celsius while coffee is best brewed in water no hotter than 95? Most kettles heat to over 100! Well, not this one, baby! And no more raising your voice to communicate over the noise of the kettle heating up! No, sir! Introducing Quiet Boil Technology. At first, hubby questioned my kettle replacement...but the nifty light-up control panel and the quiet boil technology won him over big style (hubby is male, remember). He used it once and promptly gave it a name. Oh yes, folks. Meet NASA Kettle.