So after years of trouble free service our electric tea kettle is gone (crushed... but that is another tale).
In the interim (Queen Victoria holiday and all the stores were closed) we pulled out the stove top kettle that we keep for power outages. Couldn't believe how long a stove top kettle takes to boil water in comparison to the electric! Even on our 'high output' gas range.
Stores open in another hour or so, and I'm jonesing for some tea - so it's off to buy a replacement - Electric - kettle.