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Disaster Kitchen: Oops.

And the first Disaster Kitchen victim of 2016 is...

The tea kettle.

What it's supposed to look like (and still does on one side):

Disaster Kitchen Kettle - 1


What it looks like now (on the other side):

Disaster Kitchen Kettle - 2


It still holds water, but the bottom metal layers have debonded so the copper outer layer is now quite... ripply... over the steel, and it doesn't sit quite right on the burner. It had a bit of that from previous oopses, but it's more prominent now.

Not quite sure exactly how I did it, but it involved forgetting about trying to make tea and possibly something under the burner that didn't really catch fire so much as turn to smoke and ash. I have also confirmed that the smoke alarm in this apartment doesn't do a damn thing.

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shanachie_quill From: shanachie_quill Date: January 2nd, 2016 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like you need a kettle like mine. Plugs into the wall and turns off when it's hot.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 2nd, 2016 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know whether I'm weird in this, but water boiled in an electric kettle tastes super weird to me. Like metallic or ozoney, but that might just be the ones where the element is right in the water. I think there are better kettles these days that use a different method and I'll have to investigate those and save up for one.

Putting a kettle on the stove is also part of the whole "making tea" ritual in my mind though, and flipping a switch doesn't have that same feeling. The kettle did clean up significantly (though there is no help for the loosened metal on the bottom) and it still boils water, so I'm not completely out of kettle yet.
shanachie_quill From: shanachie_quill Date: January 3rd, 2016 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
You might be. I spent so many years having water made in microwaves (*gasp horrors*) for various reasons that anything NOT boiled in them tastes awesome to me. Huh now I'll have to look and see if mine has the element in the water.

I feel like mine wasn't that expensive? But since it was a gift, I don't know.

*nods* I can understand that. Oh that's good that it cleaned up somewhat!
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: January 2nd, 2016 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear. Must be something in the winds, since ours died this week too (had an old backup to put on the stove, but still).
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 2nd, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
New Year, new kettle? This one is probably about 15 years old, but I have been very thoughtless with it, so those were hard years for it. Going to have to do some investigating into electric I think, but this one cleaned up some and still functions, so it'd not an immediate and dire need.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: January 4th, 2016 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
oh my...

I still <3 the stovetop kettle too :) a clicky button just doesn't seem the same :/
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 4th, 2016 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I also quite like the radiant heat off the stove when the kettle comes off for pouring. Not when it's accompanied by smoke though.
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