Quick Ways to Boil Water on a Stovetop

Many recipes require you to boil water, and although boiling is a very simple task, it can be quite a hassle for many home chefs. The reason why is because of the amount of time that it can take for water to begin to boil.

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It’s easy to understand why boiling takes time. For the boiling to begin, the water must be evenly heated to 100°C. Water is often between 8 and 14°C when it comes out of the tap, so it can take a long while for boiling to begin. Most people find that it takes roughly 10 to 15 minutes to boil a full pot of water. You can sometimes speed up the process by:

  • Keeping a lid on the pot while you heat the water. This will trap the steam inside and cause the water to heat up more quickly.
  • Boil the water in an electric kettle and then dump it into a pot that has been pre-heated on high.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the water. This can help to speed up boiling.
  • Don’t add any other spices or seasonings to the water until it has begun a rolling boil.
  • Start with warmer water. Let the hot tap run for a 30 seconds and then fill up your pot.

If even after trying these tips, your water doesn’t boil as fast as you like, or if it consistently takes more than 15 minutes for the water to boil on your stove, you may be experiencing a problem with the burners. Contact the Matic Service representatives on (02) 9709 6188 to discuss your issue or to book a service.