I think I'd be pretty safe in saying that pretty well 99% of UK homes use an electric kettle. Mine is on and off umpteen times a day. Its so much quicker than boiling water on a hob - I use it for boiling water before adding veg to a pan amongst other things as well as making hot drinks. However @buckytom mentioned in another thread (see here) that many American homes don't have a kettle of boiling water to hand. Does this mean that Americans don't have electric kettles? What type of kettle do you use, if any? What do you use it for? Mine is a simple cordless one and will boil a litre of water in 2 minutes.