Why are there no electric kettles in the US and how do they boil water for tea?

Why are there no electric kettles in the US and how do they boil water for tea?

It is impossible to imagine ordinary Russian cuisine without such a device as an electric kettle. But in the kitchen of a resident of the United States, on the contrary, it is not easy to find it. And even in American household appliances stores in such an assortment as in Russia, this device is not presented. “Subtleties” decided to find out what it was connected with, and here's what they found out. /sized/f550x700/ba/34/ba34leefc5c0ccw4sg8wsoowo.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>

Why are there no electric kettles in the US and how do they boil water for tea?

Kelly Sikkema

It turns out that even if some American were obsessed with the desire to acquire an ordinary “Russian” electric kettle, he simply had nowhere to connect it. Because in the USA the sockets are not the same as ours. In addition, a different voltage standard operates in America: only 100–110 Volts, while in Russia it is 220. Electrical appliances that are common in our country are designed for this figure. However, lovers of experiments have long found out that if you try to plug a “Russian” kettle into an American outlet (for example, through an adapter), it will boil, but it will spend 3-4 times more time, and even eat as much electricity. And electricity is expensive in the US, and this is another reason why the use of electric kettles is not in use here.

Americans simply do not boil water for tea. Mainly due to the fact that they are generally indifferent to this drink or drink it cold (moreover, this practice is accepted both in household use and in public catering). As for coffee, the inhabitants of the United States prepare it in coffee machines. And if they need to boil water, they will use either a microwave or a stove.

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