Which would boil water faster, kettle or microwave?

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If an equal volume of water were heated with a kettle or a microwave, which would raise the liquid to boiling point first?
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Which would boil water faster, kettle or microwave?
« Reply #1 on: 24/12/2009 06:42:52 »
Microwave ovens normally have an output of 800 watts while kettles have about three times that power.
The only time the microwave would win out would be with a tiny amount of water which would begin heating straight away while the element of the kettle would be adsorbing the power.
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