Kettles & Jugs

What is the difference between a kettle and a jug? Kettles have a heating element that is kept separate from the water being boiled, which means that they can be made of materials like metal that conduct electricity. However, with jugs the water is electrified by a bare element immersed in the water which explains why they had to be made out of non-conducting materials such as porcelain. Electric jugs were only ever made in Australia and New Zealand.

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