Wednesday, October 28, 2009

WFMW - Boil Water Faster

I must give all credit for this hack to my hubby. He is brilliant at times, and this is one of those moments for him to shine. =)

You want to know how to get water to boil faster?

Easy--put the lid on it.

Yes...the process is easier if you have a glass lid and can therefore see that the water is boiling so you can proceed with whatever task made you boil the water. But seriously...the process happens more quickly when you put a lid on it.

Why? The lid traps the heat inside, making it hotter inside the pot and therefore encouraging the water to reach boiling temperature faster.

No, it doesn't cut the time in half or anything, but there is a noticeable difference to me.

It's that simple.

And that works for us at our house. Go over to We Are THAT Family to see what works for everyone else!

Photo credit: canonsnapper


  1. I've also heard that using salt helps? Not sure if it's true or not, but I totally agree and always use a lid!! Thanks for the tip!

  2. I always use a lid, too! Makes a huge difference.

    Also, thanks for dropping by my blog:) I'm right there with you on the clutter...I'm working hard to eliminate mine, but it keeps coming back. lol