If it was not because my friend in Barcelona bragged about owning an electronic kettle, I wouldn’t have realized that it is not a common home appliance in an average Spanish household. (Right off the top of my head, I can’t think of any Chinese household without one…)
Curious, I asked my friends what’s its name in Spanish or how to ask for it at the store. They thought for a second and told me there is no name 😄 You can call it a “caldera,” like boiler, or just “kettle” (with Spanish accent =P)
Thinking back, I have stayed and visited at least 28 Spanish homes, and I have only encountered an electronic kettle THREE times. Two of them are from friends who learned about it when they lived abroad, and they like drinking tea more than coffee.
Certainly an electronic kettle is very convenient for tea making, but I don’t mind boiling water with a saucepan on the stovetop. Just don’t microwave water to make tea. Please.