Cooking Tips | Water Boil Alert Disc

Mark demonstrates the Water Boil Alert Disc which is available from the RNIB to buy.


The video provides cooking tips for safely boiling water in the kitchen. The presenter, Mark Belcher, introduces the topic by emphasising the importance of kitchen safety and the significance of proper training. He encourages viewers to seek assistance from their local authorities, who can offer training to help individuals live more independently.

The main focus of the video is the “Boil Alert” disc, a product from RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People). The disc is designed to assist individuals with sight loss, as they may struggle to see or hear water boiling in a pan. Mark demonstrates the Boil Alert, which is a substantial disc placed at the bottom of the pan. When the water reaches the boiling point, the disc rattles, providing an audible and tactile alert to indicate the boiling water.

Mark emphasises that the Boil Alert is an inexpensive and effective tool, costing around five pounds and readily available for purchase from RNIB. He showcases how it quickly starts to bubble once the water reaches boiling temperature, making it a reliable aid for those with visual impairments.

The video concludes with a teaser for the next segment, which will focus on using a wire basket to enhance kitchen performance.

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