My favourite gadget. It’s not what you think.

For the Friday Club geek edition.

I could mention my phone. My netbook. Maybe my camera. But no, my absolute, all time favourite, weep when it’s not working gadget is….

Russell Hobbs K5

my kettle.

Come on, admit it, which of you could cope without your kettle? No tea/ coffee/ other warm drink laced with caffeine? Or even warm drink without it? No yuppatea? No coffee black?

Every now and then we’ve had kettle traumas. But we’ve come through them. There have even been times when I’ve had to make do with a camping kettle, but now I think we’ve got it sussed. We’re sticking with Russell Hobbs. Even though one of them gave up the ghost the other night. You just can’t win.

But a nice cup of tea will make you feel better when you lose. Stick the kettle on, would you?

Here are the other entries in this carnival:

Geeky Mummy gives us A Geeky Guide to Buying a Mobile Phone.

Helen at Cheeky Wipes tells us about her favourite gadget in And the award for best gadget goes to…..

Cara at Freckles Family writes about a gadget she loves.

Bibsey writes about her favourite gadget, my ‘precious’.

Merry at Patch of Puddles tells us about her clay sculpture tool.

Cass at The Diary of a Frugal Family posts Gadgets – I love you….. .

Clare at Seasider in the City gives us Tech her family can’t do without.

Jacq at Mymumdom tells us about her backing camera.

Katherine at Living and Learning tells us about the fizz in her favourite gadget.

Maggy at Red Ted Art posts about her digital camera.

Ella at Notes From Home tells us about her home media centre.

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Comments

  1. I’ve made tea in the microwave before… Should I even be admitting this?
    Jacq recently posted…Friday Club Geek Carnival- My Favourite GadgetMy Profile

  2. I love my kettle! It’s red and very pretty! I have a back-up kettle for the gas stove in case anything goes wrong with the electric kettle!

  3. Could not survive without mine!

  4. You? A kettle? Surely not!
    Merry recently posted…Friday Club- A Favourite GadgetMy Profile

  5. Last year I would have been in full agreement. But since Jan I have been trying to lose weight, so after much agonising I decided to try and cut down on my sugar intake – I am renowned for having an excessive amount, I like mine hot, weak, milky and sweet.

    I managed to halve my sugar intake, but no longer enjoy tea and have gone from at least three cups a day (my first approach was to ration tea drinking) down to just one and to be quite honest I could live without that one.

    So I have put it back up, and somehow seem to have gone off tea – maybe my brain trying to keep me on track.

    Also, having had quite a few kettles, not all kettles are created equally. I hated our last kettle so much that I was seriously considering sabotage, but in the end it broke, so we have a lovely new one that flashes different colours. Tip – don’t buy kettles that filter water, they are heavy and horrible.
    Geeky Mummy recently posted…A Geeky Guide To Buying A Mobile PhoneMy Profile

  6. I think I agree, I love the fun gadgets but I could not live without my kettle. Or, more accuately, no-one could live with me if I didn’t have my kettle :)
    Ella recently posted…ComfortMy Profile

  7. Oh! That did surprise me, but you’re right, it’s a great gadget and one that we take for granted. Nothing like a good cuppa. Milk & sugar?
    mummy@bodfortea recently posted…Looking for reasons to be cheerful this weekMy Profile

  8. I love my kettle! and it whistles ;)
    sunnymama recently posted…Sharing HopeMy Profile

  9. The boiling function is rather too easily replaced with a saucepan, or stove top kettle though (do like out (expensive) Magimix kettle though.

    But teapot, now that is much more esential ;-)
    Daddybean recently posted…not latinetcMy Profile

  10. Actually, I never thought of my kettle but you’re so right. Where would I be without my first cuppa of the day lol.

  11. Roxy Eastland says:

    I never realised how very British kettles are until I worked on the Continent. There a cup of tea is made by being presented with hot water from the coffee maker and a tea bag (usually stupid, feeble, Lipton’s of London). The result is a most unpleasant and unsatisfying drink indeed. So let’s all pay homage to the kettle!

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