Naturally, many people are confused to learn that the land of the free (the home of the brave) does not include an abundance of electric kettles.
I mean, how do Americans cope without their scalding hot, weirdly plasticky tasting hotel tea when they're on holiday?
Others can't quite believe that such a thing could be anything other than fiction.
Of course, some people have got to make it political.
People are even asking Yahoo Answers about it.
Mostly, people just very worried that our friends across the pond are missing out.
It turns out (prepare yourself) that a lot of Americans use the microwave to heat water for tea.
But don't worry - not all Americans shun the electric kettle.
In fact in America, kettles are on their way to gaining their own fandom...
Those Americans who DO have kettles are mystified by their unique, kettlesome ways.
There are some people who are deeply committed to assuring the world that America isn't a barren, kettle-less wasteland.
But needless to say, America doesn't have enough electric kettles to rival this well known British phenomenon
But why don't Americans use electric kettles? It all boils (sorry) down to the voltage available in America.
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