Hot and bothered

Dear Spurtle

Following the recent closure of Scotland's last coal-fired power station at Longannet, I wonder if any of your readers have, like me, noticed that their kettle seems to boil less rapidly?

John Eoin Douglas

(Spey Terrace)


Dear Mr Douglas

The problem lies in your preparation.

Try using a slightly fizzy variety of  renewable-energy-compatible Scottish spring water and give it a good stir (clockwise or anti-clockwise is fine) before closing the lid and switching on.

You should now find your kettle boils even faster than before.


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