Boil Buoy: A Gadget for an Unwatched Pot

Do you need a gadget to let you know when your water is boiling? This seems just slightly excessive to us, but perhaps it would be good for distractible cooks? Take a peek at this Boil Buoy from Quirky.

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This little buoy has a chime inside that rings when the water comes to a full boil, letting you concentrate on other things. This reminds us of those little discs you can put in pots of milk; they rattle when the milk is about to boil and froth over the top of the pan.

What do you think? Do you need a Boil Buoy? Or is this just silly?

Find it: Boil Buoy, $9.99 for preorder at Quirky

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(Images: Quirky)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.