These watched pots boil, quickly

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AP­PLY ENOUGH HEAT TO WA­TER AND IT WILL EVEN­TU­ALLY BOIL, BUT TRY TO con­vince your brain of that while you im­pa­tiently loi­ter in your kitchen, lis­ten­ing for your old ket­tle to whis­tle. Your nog­gin is a time­keeper, and the more you pay at­ten­tion to each pass­ing se­cond, the longer your suf­fer­ing seems to last. It would take just 10.16 min­utes to boil a gal­lon of wa­ter on an im­pos­si­ble stove with ideal heat trans­fer, and the wait would still feel like tor­ture. The good news: These ves­sels were built for max­i­mum ef­fi­ciency and tem­per­a­ture con­trol, to min­i­mize the pain of wait­ing for those lit­tle bub­bles to start ris­ing.

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