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Electric Kettle vs Stove top

 
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So I've seen a couple different threads on here where people wonder which is more efficient when it comes to heating water, etc.

I'd wondered the same thing myself and since I have an energy monitoring system on my house, a couple years ago I decided to measure the difference.
Note: the stove in question is one of the flat top types with the burners below a glass top.  The kind with exposed coils will likely be somewhat more efficient.  The kettle is the plastic kind with a metal heating plate on the bottom.
At any rate, the stove used almost twice as much energy as the kettle and it took 4 minutes longer (~8.5 minutes on the stove, ~4.5 minutes in the kettle):


 
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That's sort of what I expected :-) I am still on the lookout for a stove top kettle however to put on top of my wood stove :-)

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