Why Your Kitchen (and Your Morning Routine) Will Benefit from an Electric Kettle

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If the prospect of that first pour over gets you out of bed in the morning or a cup of tea gives you the steam you need to power through the day, then maybe it’s time to get an electric kettle that can handle all of your hot drink needs. And once you have an electric kettle, you’ll understand that it does so much more than that: They also speed up the process of cooking foods like oatmeal and pasta, heating water in the blink of an eye. 

Why bother with an electric model when a stovetop kettle or pot of water does the job, you ask? Electric kettles automatically shut off, a safer and more convenient option than a forgotten flame or burner. Some electric kettles also turn off the kettle when the water runs dry, so you’re not in danger of an exploding vessel. 

Related: Be Your Own Barista, How to Make Coffee Drinks at Home

Form Meets Function

Take the wide-mouth Cosori electric kettle ($39.99, amazon.com) which uses British Strix thermostat technology to auto shut-off within 30 seconds of fully boiling and a boil-dry safety feature. Like many contemporary kettles, it elevates the look of your countertop with its borosilicate glass kettle, blue LED indicator that lets you know the water is boiling, and concealed heating element. Another sleek addition to the kitchen: The cool-touch stainless-steel Zwilling electric kettle ($79.95, amazon.com) with a double-walled body that keeps water hot for longer and cord storage. 

Give Me the Gooseneck

More reasons to go the electric kettle route: precision and taste. Enter the gooseneck electric kettle, which is ideal for pour overs. “A pan or a Pyrex measuring cup will not have the ability to pour at a precise rate or at a speed slow enough required for the proper extraction of the ground coffee beans,” explains Hannah Miller, senior content manager at Fellow, the company behind the Stagg EKG electric pour-over kettle (from $149.95, williams-sonoma.com). “Brewing coffee is like baking a cake. Sure, you can bake all your batters at 350°F, but you’re going to get quite a few burnt bottoms and gooey middles. And sure, you can brew your coffee at “about” boiling, but you’re cutting yourself short in producing the “perfect” cup of joe. The bean, roast, grind size and brew method all factor into the temperature.”

The Stagg EKG heats water quickly and keeps it hot for an hour. It has a manual temperature control for accuracy, a “brew stop watch” so you can check steeping time, and a gooseneck spout that expertly pours and replenishes water around the coffee grounds. Design-wise, it’s also no slouch, with its discreet LCD screen, sleek dial, choice of colors, from matte black to warm pink, and industrial feel. “Aesthetically, Stagg EKG is the first minimalist electric kettle of its kind that doesn’t look like a clunky spaceship control center with a million buttons,” says Miller.

Gooseneck electric kettles can also tackle tea brilliantly. The Brim

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Raccoon startles morning bathroom visitor: Olmsted Township Police Blotter

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio

Unwanted wildlife: Flagler Drive

Police were dispatched at 4:45 a.m. Sept. 18 to a home into which an unwanted raccoon gained entry. It was found in the bathroom’s cupboard enjoying a bit of cat food. Police were able to catch the uninvited guest and safely removed it.

Assistance: Oakwood Drive

Police assisted the Olmsted Township fire department at 5:43 a.m. Sept. 21 with a woman who gave birth outside in the parking lot. Mother and newborn were transported to the hospital. Both were reportedly healthy.

Suspicious person: Periwinkle Drive

Someone called police at 4:40 p.m. Sept. 18 about a 20- to 30-year-old man who had a knife on his side while walking through the park. When officers arrived the man was not there, but special attention was placed at that location. The man apparently did not threaten or display the knife while walking.

Fighting: Carl Lane

A caller told police at 1:16 a.m. Sept. 20 there was a fight in progress involving several people outside a home. During the call, the complainant said everyone who was involved got into two cars and left the park. When police arrived, all parties were gone.

Civil issue: John Road

A woman at 10:20 a.m. Sept. 18 called police about her ex-boyfriend who was there trying to retrieve a car. The ex was in the driveway honking his horn. A tow truck was contacted to retrieve the car without any further issues.

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Double shooting in Garden City leaves one dead, another injured – News – Savannah Morning News

A double shooting in Garden City on Tuesday evening left one person dead and another injured in a neighborhood that is experiencing an uptick in gun violence this year.

According to Garden City Police Chief Gilbert Ballard, on Sept. 22 just after 7 p.m. two people were shot on 6th Street near Highway 80, with one victim struck in the chest and the other struck in the leg.

After Garden City police arrived at the scene, both victims were transported to be hospitalized, where one victim died from gunshot wounds.

No arrests have been made in connection to the case as of Wednesday morning. The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next of kin for the deceased.

Garden City police were assisted at the scene by the Pooler Police Department and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. Ballard said that the case has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

“It’s just so aggravating,” Ballard said of Tuesday’s shooting, which is the fifth fatal shooting incident in Garden City during 2020 after no homicides were reported there in 2018 or 2019. “These shootings are random. … We’re aggressively patrolling that area.”

On Sept. 13, a solemn procession to demonstrate against gun violence was held in the neighborhood of Tuesday night’s double shooting. Following this incident, four people have been fatally shot in the neighborhood this year, including an 11-year-old boy in April.

Anyone with information about Tuesday night’s double shooting is encouraged to call the CrimeStoppers tip line at 912-234-2020. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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