Q: I am struggling with integrating a really useful appliance into my kitchen. I have a Japanese-style countertop water boiler. It is a brilliant device for a tea drinker such as me. Boiling hot water on tap 24-7? Yes, please. I don't think I can go back to an electric or stove-top kettle, which is frustrating me because it's ugly as sin - and there are such beautiful kettles out there.
I'm looking for any ideas on how to marry function with form here. It doesn't make sense to put it away as that would take away from it's use. But, oh boy, do I wish it looked less like it belonged in an office staff kitchen. -Sent by Debbie
Editor: Not all of us have Japanese water boilers (someday!), but surely we've all had a love/hate relationship with a particularly useful/ugly appliance? Help Debbie figure out how to hide her hot water, and share your tales of downright ugly devices!
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