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Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Owain, Jan 12, 2006.

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    Dave Fawthrop wrote:
    >>Of course us lucky people in (well most of us) have
    >>240V 13A sockets everywhere in the house. I think that makes 3.2kW of
    >>power available.

    > The maths in the UK is obscure

    I thought maths was much the same everywhere, even if it's called math.

    > and depends on your initial assumptions.

    240V mains supply x 13A is actually 3.120 kW (resistive load)

    > Agreed, our kettle is labeled 3KW and I would not be without it. When the
    > previous one died, I insisted on 3KW or more for the new one.

    I think the faster boiling kettles make a better cuppa because the water
    retains more oxygen.