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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Electric Pasta Boiler?

In yet another attempt at reducing my energy consumption I have added an electric kettle to my stock of kitchen gadgets. I make a lot of pasta and it always seems like such a waste of energy to boil water on the stove. I have asked Italian friends if there exists in Italy some sort of electric pasta cooker to heat water more efficiently. Evidently there isn’t such a contraption so either I am on to something or this is going to be a dumb idea. An electric kettle boils the water and then turns itself off automatically. I can’t count how many times I have put water on the stove to boil and then returned to my desk and forgotten about the entire act of cooking. I use a kitchen timer now to remind myself that I have something on the stove but I think this electric kettle idea is a lot better. After the water boils I simply pour it into a pot and then cook the pasta. The kettle is insulated and has a good lid so it seems like a much more energy efficient option. I'm such a fucking eco-hippie.

I may even start drinking tea.

1 comment:

  1. Certainly are pasta boilers, but they cost a bomb so are only really viable for commercial use (unless you REALLY like pasta).I am ploughing through your blog now (don't ask) and enjoying it very much.


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