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Inventing the electric kettle

KettleInventor: Unknown

Date of Invention: Late 19th Century

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Before the invention of the electric kettle, making tea was a lot more tricky than it is now!

You had to get a saucepan or a traditional kettle, fill it with water and put it on the stove or over a fire. But when the electric kettle this all changed.

No one is certain of who invented the first electric kettle, but most people believe it was Crompton & Co (the inventors of the electric toaster) in 1891.

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