Can anyone recommend an electric kettle that does not forcibly implement auto shutoff when the water boils? Here's what I want:
* Ability to boil water for an arbitrary amount of time. For example, boil for 1-5 minutes to sterilize it.
* Water exclusively or primarily in contact with stainless steel or glass, not aluminum, plastic, or other (unless there's something as good as SS or glass).
* Preferably not too expensive.
* Doesn't necessarily need to be too large. 1 liter or perhaps even 1/2 liter would probably be sufficient. I'm not necessarily opposed to a larger one though.
* I'd prefer one that's relatively sealed shut so that water left in it (if you can do that) isn't exposed to the air.
* I guess I want one with a concealed heating element if that comes in a package with the other stuff I'm looking for.
* I'd prefer a "cordless" one.
* I DO want one that implements boil dry shutoff.
I've never used one of these, but when I started looking at them recently I noticed that they all seem to be saying they implement auto shutoff. I really hope it's not the case that they all have auto shutoff that you can't get out of. WTF, stoves and plenty of other things don't automatically shut off. I just took a look at the manual for one online to see what it said about it, and there is an interesting note: "If lid is not closed, auto shutoff will not operate."
Can anyone who has an electric kettle with auto shutoff confirm that works (and that the water keeps going at a full boil with the lid open)? Maybe it's just that make / model that does that, I don't know.
For what it's worth (in case anyone has other suggestions), the main reason I'm interested in these is for sterilizing and / or warming water for nasal irrigation (e.g. neti pot). Other solutions I've considered for warming the water are an electric cup warmer (not sure if it would take the water from room or refrigerator temp to body temp though) and baby bottle warmers. I know I could put the irrigation water in a bottle and put that in hot water, but that's a PITA and I'd prefer a solution where tap water isn't getting on my hands during the process.