Aussies are mocking Americans for JUST discovering electric kettles
Aussies relentlessly mock their American counterparts for having ONLY discovered electric kettles: ‘Maybe one day they’ll even make decent coffee’
- Australians have mocked America for just discovering the kettle
- The US has long been known to heat their water on the stove instead
- But in a recent New York Times article, the Yanks were sold electric
- The article headlined: ‘A quick and easy way to heat water without a stove’
Aussies have mocked America for having seemingly only just discovered that electric kettles exist and save a lot of time with boiling water than using the stove.
It has long been a bizarre quirk of the United States that they refused to keep up with the times when it comes to electric kettles, while the UK has enjoyed the device for making tea for over a century.
The New York Times recently published an article entitled “A quick and easy way to heat water without using a stove,” sharing a list of products it recommends buying to get the most of the new “trend.” to get.
“Think of the kettle. Many models even allow you to set a precise temperature – the key to getting the best taste from your coffee or tea,” the article continues.
It has long been a bizarre quirk of the United States that they have refused to keep up with the times when it comes to electric kettles, while the UK has enjoyed the tea-making device for over a century.
Australian journalist Benjamin Law shared a screenshot of the title on Instagram with many Americans who were forced to defend their ‘new discovery’.
‘Boilers are new there? I knew they were living in the 1940s, but I didn’t know it was that bad…” one wrote.
“Maybe one day they’ll even have a decent coffee,” added another.
‘My grandparents destroyed a kettle on every visit to Australia by putting it on the stove,’ another explained.
One person boldly stated, “It’s all pointless, Americans aren’t capable of making decent tea or coffee anyway.”
‘Boilers are new there? I knew they were living in the 1940s, but I didn’t know it was that bad…” one person wrote (stock image)
“Look, we finally have chips on our debit and credit cards. Take it easy here,” one said.
And in defense: ‘The voltage does not support the use of a kettle with the efficiency we enjoy in Australia. Everyone in my (American) family uses a kettle.’
The New York Times has changed the title of her article to “The best electric kettle” after seeing the debate online.
Adam Foskey, who moved to Melbourne from the southern state of Georgia, spoke on the subject in February, revealing that Americans tend to make tea by boiling water on the stove rather than using a kettle.
In a video posted on his popular TikTok page, Adam makes tea as he would in America – by filling a pot with water and bringing it to a boil on the stove – then again as he would in Australia – by simply pressing tap the kettle.
American expatriate, Adam Foskey, has caused a stir online after pointing out a stark difference between American and Australian cuisines
America vs Australia: In a video on TikTok, the Georgian man now living in Melbourne showed Americans making tea by boiling a pot of water on the stove, while Australians simply turning on the kettle
Hundreds of Australian viewers in the comments were shocked to find out that Americans were not using the ubiquitous kitchen gadget at the time.
‘What! America has no kettles!? Have they forgotten? Or what??’ one wrote.
“I remember in the US having trouble making tea with the coffee maker, calling downstairs for a kettle. I got silence,” said another.
“Note to self: pack the kettle for a Disneyland trip,” a third joked.
Some pointed out that many Americans skip the stove altogether and use the microwave, while others tried to explain why electric kettles were so uncommon.
“I read a whole thread through Americans this morning about boiling water on the stove versus in the microwave…” one person said.
“It’s that the outlets in the US are low voltage, so kettles don’t really work or are super slow to heat up,” explains another user.
Hundreds of Australian viewers in the comments were shocked to find that Americans don’t use electric kettles, but instead boil their water on the stove or in the microwave