Way to boil water at work

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  1. John Lee

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    Is there any legal or acceptable way to boil water at work? I'm thinking hot water to make instant noodles for lunch (i.e. ramen), but I'm sure there are rules for open flames, etc. Like obviously, you wouldn't be able to use a hot plate with butane/propane. (You probably wouldn't want to probably either, just to boil water.)
     
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    Microwave
     
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    You can buy those pitchers that plug in and boil water in like 3 minutes.
     
  5. John Lee

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    I didn't know there was such a thing... I'll go google it. Thanks.
    As for microwaving water, I actually never thought of that either. The only thing I did try was coffee maker, but it was never hot enough.
     
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    I bought an electric kettle to use at school for some science experiments. I bought a second one for my home.
     
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    I have a gizmo called a Hot Shot, by Sunbeam, I think. It's got a reservoir on top that you dump water in, and when it's hot you dispense it out the bottom into your waiting cup. I like it because it's stable and stationary, and I don't have to pick up a vessel full of hot water.
     
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    Any of above.

    Or make your lunch at homee and reheat at school in microwave
     
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    We use the microwave all the time to boil water at home - even for Cup Noodles!
     
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    If you are looking for boiling water, should you choose to use the microwave, which works fine, just make sure that the water is in an appropriate container. I would suggest a Pyrex glass measuring cup slightly bigger than the amount of water you desire. It is safe to boil water in, you can see when the bubbles are getting going, and it has a handle, which will save your hand from burns. Of course the best part is that many teacher's rooms already have the microwave, but I vote for the electric kettle if you don't have the microwave. Good luck.
     
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    I'd also recommend a microwave, or one of those coffee maker looking things that heat up water. The microwave is bigger and more expensive, but you can do more things other than heating up water. but if you are only looking to boil, get that boiler-thingy :)
     
  13. Ima Teacher

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    I bought one of the pots for $5 at Walmart. Very handy!
     

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