Which Method Heats Tea Water Fastest? | It’s Not What You’d Expect

Unless you eat out every meal, you probably cook something every once in a while.

Have you ever wondered which cooking method is fastest and most efficient? If you can answer this question, you can not only make food faster, but you can use less power in the process and reduce your carbon footprint. Well, that’s what we’re going to do in this video.

I’m a big tea drinker and I’ve always wondered what was the fastest and most efficient way to heat tea water in the morning. Because water is universally used to measure things in science we’re going to use it in our little experiment. One gram is the amount of water in 1 cubic centimeter. A calorie is the amount of energy it takes to raise 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius. So we’re going to measure how much time it takes to boil 1 cup of water using 6 different common cooking methods.

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