Cooking food in 212°F/100°C bubbling water.

What are the fundamentals of boiling?

Boiling happens when water is heated to a temperature where rolling bubbles begin to happen, which is at 212°F/100°C at sea level.

Because water transfers heat faster than air, boiled items will cook through faster than if or at similar temperatures.

  • Boiling is similar to in that it submerges food in a hot liquid, except it uses instead of as the thermal medium.
  • However, food in boiling water will never rise above 212°F/100°C, and thus it will never reach the required temperatures for the reaction.
🍳 Kitchen Tool: Pot
🔥 Heat Type: Water Conduction
🌡️ Water Temperature: 212°F/100°C
🧪 Food Reaction(s):

Example foods

  • Boiling pasta
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Boiled carrots

Boiling in Action