If you've ever used a glass kettle and had it explode, then you've probably wondered how on earth that happened. The answer is actually quite simple: glass kettles are prone to exploding when overheated.
If you want to avoid overheating your glass kettle, it’s best to keep the flame on low. If this is not possible and you need more heat to boil the water, then consider moving the kettle off of the stove entirely and onto an electric burner or induction cooktop. You could also try removing some water from your kettle so that there is less of it in contact with heat.
The best way to avoid boiling dry is by keeping an eye on your glass kettle while it boils! In addition, check up on your pot every few minutes as well just in case there are any changes that require attention right away. Boiling kettles can get very hot very quickly—if a glass kettle has been overheated and starts bubbling out of control or has started smoking heavily (or even if smoke starts coming out), turn off all sources of heat immediately--it may be time for an emergency cleanup!
When you remove the lid from a boiling kettle, you'll probably notice that there's steam collecting on the bottom of it. This is because as water boils, it releases gases into the air (that's what makes water boil). Those gases collect at the bottom of the lid and can be released when you remove it.
If you notice that there's a lot of steam building up and your kettle seems to be making weird noises or rattling about more than usual, then that could be an indication that too much has built up in there! If so, don't panic! Just leave everything as it is for now and take some time out before coming back later on when things have cooled down a little bit more (you don't want to burn yourself!).
The steam is then drawn out of the kettle by this vacuum.
The reason behind this phenomenon has to do with thermodynamics: as you heat water, it expands. When you add more heat, more expansion occurs—but eventually, at some point (usually around 212°F/100°C), there's not enough room for any more molecules in their liquid form; they start to evaporate into gas instead.
As the steam collects on the lid, it creates a vacuum that sucks in air from elsewhere. This can cause some serious problems if your kettle is overheated.
The vacuum caused by boiling water causes air to be drawn in across the lip of the kettle, where it heats up even more as it travels through the hot part of the kettle. In turn, this heated air expands and escapes through any cracks or crevices in its body—including ones you never knew existed until your glass kettle exploded on you!
As you may have realized, there are many factors that can cause a kettle to explode.
The lid was left on too long: If you leave your kettle lid closed for too long, the air inside will heat up and expand until it reaches its boiling point. The pressure will then increase beyond normal levels within the glass vessel, causing it to explode.
The kettle has been dropped: A dropped glass container can crack or shatter when hit with enough force, resulting in an explosion if they contain water or some other liquid under pressure (like kettles do). This kind of breakage is also common when glass is exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time (as in the case of being left in water for too long), causing its molecular structure to weaken and become less stable over time until finally one day...boom! Explosion!
The kettle has been exposed to high temperatures: When cooking eggs at high heats or putting something cold like ice into hot water heated above 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius), there is risk of thermal shock occurring within these containers due to sudden changes between different temperatures which may cause them - especially those made out of thin-walled materials like glass - to shatter unexpectedly without warning due to stress fractures forming slowly inside them over time which eventually reach critical failure points when stressed beyond normal limits because they're not as strong as other materials such as metals or ceramics would be under similar conditions...and so forth...and so forth
One of the most common causes of glass kettle explosions is overheating. When you heat a kettle, it's important that you do so in a safe manner. Always make sure that your stovetop is clean and free from debris before using it to heat water. If there are any pieces of food on your burner, they could catch fire from the heat emitted by your kettle—and this would be extremely dangerous if left unattended.
When heating with glass, always keep an eye on the liquid temperature and make sure that it doesn't exceed 205 degrees Fahrenheit; above this temperature point, the glass will become so hot that it can crack or break open due to thermal shock caused by rapid expansion and contraction when cooling down again after reaching its new maximum temperature limit (which occurs at approximately 600 degrees Celsius).
In conclusion, glass kettles are very useful for making tea and other hot drinks. However, it is important to remember that they can also explode if they are overheated. This usually happens when the water inside starts boiling or if steam builds up on top of the lid before escaping through any small cracks in its body. If you notice your kettle has started leaking steam from underneath its lid, then stop heating immediately!