A handy appliance that you will find hidden in the rooms of most of the hostellers is undoubtedly the electric kettle. The electric kettle is something that one can swear by, no matter whether you are a student, a working professional, or a housewife.
An electric kettle can be used for much more than simply boiling water. This handy and compact appliance can also be used for preparing beverages like tea, coffee, and quick snacks.
Whether you want to have a pack of Maggi in the night or want to wake up with a strong coffee, an electric kettle is here to rescue you from your hunger.
If you are wondering how you can effectively use your electric kettle, then this post is just for you. We will discuss 10 innovative ways to use your electric kettle.
1. Boil Water
An electric kettle is used mainly for boiling water. It is simply because an electric kettle can boil water within seconds. Depending upon the capacity of the electric kettle, you can boil any required amount of water.
If you are a tea lover, you can use an electric kettle for brewing a perfect cup of tea. It can be very frustrating to keep making rounds of the kitchen, again and again, just to prepare a cup of tea. Keep the electric kettle beside your bed and prepare a cup of tea whenever you feel like having it. The best part is you can also make a Masala chai using an electric kettle.
If you are a coffee addict like me, an electric kettle is a must-have appliance for you. Many working professionals prefer having coffee. But who really has the time to run to the kitchen every time they want to keep themselves awake? You can now brew the perfect cup of coffee in an electric kettle. Just boil water and drop the appropriate amount of coffee powder. If you like black coffee, do not add sugar, and if you have a sweet tooth, just add the required amount of sugar, and you are good to go!
In a rainy season, don’t we all crave for a bowl of delicious hot soup? If you do not want to spend hours preparing yourself a good soup in the kitchen, just switch to the electric kettle. Chop all the vegetable that you want in your soup, add water and the soup powder and prepare a hot bowl of soup within minutes. You, of course, have the option of preparing soup from an instant soup powder.
5. Instant Noodles
Midnight hunger has been a problem for many, especially the hostellers. The best option which is available for most of us is to have instant noodles. With an electric kettle, you can easily cook delicious instant noodles and save the money that you would have otherwise spent in ordering food from outside at a super pricey rate!
6. Instant Oatmeal
If you are ever running late in the morning or you often have a busy morning, you can prepare yourself instant oatmeal in an electric kettle. An electric kettle can cook your oatmeal within five minutes. All you need to do is first boil the water and then add the packet of instant oatmeal. A delicious breakfast will be ready soon!
7. Boiled Eggs
Boiled eggs are a healthy morning breakfast option. Boiling eggs on a traditional gas stove can take forever. If you are looking for a quick way of boiling eggs, then an electric kettle can be used. Boiling eggs in an electric kettle take less cooking time and is hassle-free. If you have never tried an electric kettle for boiling eggs, it’s time you tried that. And yes, don’t forget to compare the cooking time, you will be surprised to see the difference!
8. Boil Milk
Just like boiling water, you can also boil milk in an electric kettle. Especially if you have a baby in the house, boiling milk in an electric kettle can prove to be a boon. Boiling milk in a traditional gas stove requires constant watch and you, of course, cannot do it in a microwave oven safely. Hence, the best option here is to boil milk in an electric kettle. You can go and take a step beyond by adding chocolate syrup. Yes, right! You can treat yourself with a glass of hot chocolate too.
9. Boil Rice
Are you looking for a lazy guy’s guide for steaming rice? The only thing that you will need is an electric kettle. You can use it to boil rice. And apart from simply boiling rice, you can cook yourself tasty vegetable pulao. Are you wondering how you can cook it? Well, first soak the rice for approximately 20 minutes. Now chop all the vegetables that you want in the rice. In the final step, mix the rice and vegetables together and add spices, salt, and water in an appropriate amount and cook it. Isn’t that simple?
10. Boil Potatoes
Potatoes are evergreen vegetables. It is used almost in all the dishes. Whether you want to have a light snack like Bhel Puri or you are looking forward to your favorite Aloo Paranthas, potatoes are something which is the most used vegetable in the kitchen. You can now use an electric kettle to boil potatoes and then add the boiled potatoes to prepare your favorite dishes.
How to Clean an Electric Kettle?
Finally, you know what you can prepare using an electric kettle. But once you are done with the cooking, how do you plan to clean the electric kettle?
Well, you can start by wiping the outside of the kettle with an anti-bacterial cleaner every now or then. You then have the option of cleaning an electric kettle like any other regular utensil. However, once in a month, you need to engage yourself in deep cleaning of the electric kettle to remove the occasional lime-scale build-up.
You can do a deep cleaning of the kettle by filling it completely with an equal amount of water and vinegar. Leave the solution for an hour and then boil it inside the kettle. Later, rinse the electric kettle thoroughly, and you are good to go. In case you do not have vinegar, just go for lemon juice!
So, here were ten innovative ways to use an electric kettle to extract maximum benefits out of it. An electric kettle is a compact and handy appliance, and therefore it has proved to be a great travel companion.
How do you plan to use your electric kettle?
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