How to Boil Water - dummies

How to Boil Water

Boiling means bringing water to 212 degrees Fahrenheit for cooking. But you don’t need a thermometer to boil water. The process to boil water (or any other kind of liquid) is simple, and you need to follow only a few steps:

Putting water in a pot.

1Put some water in a pan or pot.

Don’t fill it to the top, or the water will splash out of the pan when it boils!

A pot of water on the stovetop.

2Place the pan on your stovetop and turn the burner to the highest setting.

Your stovetop probably has a “Hi” or “Max” setting.

A pot of boiling water.

3Let the water come to a full rolling boil (when the bubbles are rapidly breaking the surface).

Covering the pot speeds the process by trapping surface heat.