August 8, 2005

Overfilling the Kettle

Putting aside the fact that this article has apparently not been proof-read, here once again is a reminder about your shocking tea-drinking habits:
Each week, household’s overfilling wastes the equivalent amount of energy it would take to light the average family house for a day, or run a television set for 26 hours.
Personally I don’t see the objection to filling the kettle with only the amount of water you need, and therefore the touted EcoKettle is in fact an unnecessary piece of extra tat, destined for landfill. You could just keep an empty mug by your sink, and use it to fill the kettle. Why on earth are we being asked to consume more in order to consume less? This is nonsense.


8 thoughts on “Overfilling the Kettle

  1. Boiling water for pasta and other cooking in the kettle rather than letting it boil from the tap on the hob is more energy efficient – as long as you don’t overfill the kettle.
    I hear that mandatory increases in new construction energy standards have mysteriously dropped out of the voting future of the house of commons?
    10% renewable by 2015?
    Not at this rate.

  2. If I can stop drinking tea, then anyone can.

    Karen on August 8, 2005
  3. The easy solution is to increase the cost of electricity by a couple of orders of magnitude. Then everyone will be come very concious of how much they waste.

  4. They tried that with petrol. It didn’t work then, either.

    Pete on August 8, 2005
  5. I like to keep quiet about my biggest achievements, you know.

    Karen on August 8, 2005
  6. Easy to stop drinking tea. It tastes like cat pee (allegedly… and depending on the breed of cat/variety of tea).

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