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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 2 months ago

Does the temperature you boil water in a kettle in affect taste?

In my home experiments water boiled at max heat is gross, while medium heat is fine.

4 Answers

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    I suggest 2 experiments:

    1) you clean and rinse your kettle well, then repeat with the same water.

    2) repeat with distilled water.

    This might tell you more as to what is causing the flavor.

    Maybe repeat with a different kettle too!

  • Dr W
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    do you have two homes?  one by a beach in Miami and one in Aspen Colorado?

  • 2 months ago

    water always boils at the same temperature (assuming no altitude change) no matter the heat applied. 

  • 2 months ago

    The temperature that the water reaches in both cases is the same. 

    I can think of a few of things that might alter the taste of the water. Depending on how long you boiled the water, you might be concentrating minerals in the water that affect the taste. Alternatively, you might be causing some reaction between the metal of the kettle and minerals in the water that again, might alter the taste. Or, unless the kettle is new, it might have minerals built up in it already, and these are then entering the water when you boil it at high heat.

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