Nope. Most agas have a spot on top of the flu pipe where you can sit a kettle to boil. Without lifting the lids
I have been looking for a heavy duty gravy-fat seperator - the plastic ones crack too easily. Now I know what to google (y)
You can almost guarantee that in the same suburban factory apartment this kettle belongs, there will be a single speed bike, some beard oil, and a lumberjack shirt
I just boiled my kettle and kept an eye on the meter etc. Meter registered 2.4kwh, My latest tariff is 28.45p /kwh. so an hour would cost 68.28p. It took 3 mins to boil from tap temperature so that is an overall cost of 3.414p for a full kettle. Cost would drop accordingly. Once per day would total £12.47. Is there a chance that you have misplaced your decimal point? Putting a cup full of fresh cold back into after use would raise the temp of that water so that even though it would have dropped, it would still require less energy next time.
You're saying 42p to boil a kettle and it'll only cost £30.74 a year. I'm lost! 365 days in a year times that by 42p works out off the top of my head more than £150 I'm pretty certain my kettle doesn't cost anywhere near 42p to boil, it must be full at least 3 times a day in my house