How efficient is a kettle?

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Very - probably well over 90%. An electric kettle is very efficient, especially if the body is made from plastic rather than metal; almost all of the electrical energy used goes into heating the contents rather than the container. A metal bodied kettle used on a gas stove would be significantly less efficient.

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