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How to boil water?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer almost 7 years ago

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Helen's All Night Diner
added almost 7 years ago

I'm thinking an artisan hammered water boiling pot is in order, no?

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sweeteats34
added almost 7 years ago

These responses are a riot! :)

On a serious note, hot water and a covered pot will boil faster.

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SKK
SKK
added almost 7 years ago

But if you watch the pot it will never boil. Be sure to put on a blindfold.

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ImmaEatThat
added almost 7 years ago

Fill a pot with water. Depending on your preference, hot or cold water. Cover or uncovered, doesn't matter. Set your timer if you're prone to forget things like that.

Rules:

1) Stop watching the pot!
2) Never fill your pot to the brim with water!
3) Never rush with a pot full of boiling water!

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susan g
added almost 7 years ago

And never leave the room (just don't watch). The reason goes in the fiasco pickle...

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nutcakes
added almost 7 years ago

Been done to death in the comments for this recipe, on topic:

http://www.epicurious.com...

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SKK
SKK
added almost 7 years ago

But it is so much fun to do it again!

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seabirdskitchen
added almost 7 years ago

I don't know why many of my usa friends do not have "electric kettles" those wonderful devices that sit on the counter top, plug into a wall outlet and heat the water quickly. Auto cut off and you are golden.

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usuba dashi
added almost 7 years ago

Be careful not to burn the water as it boils

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added almost 7 years ago

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a Whole Foods Market Customer
added almost 7 years ago

Always use COLD water as the hot water usually comes from a tank where the water has been sitting. Who knows what is lurking in there? And as someone already stated, cover the pot as this helps speed things up as well as conserve energy.

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