You may laugh at me, but I have a similar kettle and it was one of the best purchases EVER. I use it to make hot tea, instant oatmeal, ramen noodles, water for jell-o and more. I know you can “heat” water in the microwave, but it can get “over heated” and ruin food or make it impossible to eat for 15 minutes.
These electric kettles are the bomb and creating water than just hits boiling, but doesn’t go over.
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