Surprised I haven't yet. I always put the kettle on and then get preoccupied and forget about until either my hubby or kids say - "Hey Mom/Pattie - There's this loud noice coming from the kitchen, I think your tea is ready
Usually I just burn myself when cooking - a family tradition that is continued by my mom, sister and me. It always happens to at least one of us daily. It's a family curse :)Thank goodness they are never too bad.
feel so much better knowing I am in good company when I burn stuff and forget the tea kettle - I try to remember to put on the timer, but sometimes I forget or go too far away. I wish I had one of those great big kitchens you see in Sunset with the fireplace and cozy corner where I could be on the computer or hanging out while food is cooking! the kind that has an island and also a place for a couch! In fact, a little bedroom right off the big kitchen would be all the house I need! add a garage to store stuff and park the car - voila! Kitchen as living space is the way to go!
i have one of those kettles that whistles really loud -almost like a train engine would- when the water is boiling. There is no way i can ignore it. IT is so annoying to everyone that it gets taken care of right away. No chance to burn it unless you have a serious hearing problem.
It's always been a joke in our family that my sister can't have a nice tea kettle because her husband has always gone through them like water (burning them). She just gave up on the idea of getting a pretty one.
I'm fine with kettles (knock on wood), but a couple of weeks ago I did set my hair on fire (no big damage, though).