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1:51pm on Monday, 15th January, 2007:
We got a new kettle last week. Here it is:
We didn't used to leave our old kettle off the stand, because if someone spilled something nearby it could splash into the electrics and kill us all. However, this is what it looks like when it is on the stand:
That's right, it has a blue light. Except when it's boiling, that is, whereupon it turns red:
Those colours aren't all that impressive in daylight, but at night they light up the entire kitchen:
I think the idea is that if we leave the kettle on the stand, we should switch the power off to stop it from glowing. However, as that would mean moving the microwave next to it, it's not going to happen.
So, do we waste electricity illuminating the house unnecessarily, or risk death from a dropped milk bottle?
My wife wants the latter, but then she never goes anywhere near it with liquids...
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