Just Kidding. But why would cold water boil faster than hot water? I haven't performed a controlled experiment on this but from a logical standpoint: If I have water at 20 degrees centigrade and water at 70 degrees centigrade both in identical pots over the same output of heat, wouldn't the hotter water reach 100 degrees centigrade first? This is all done at sea level, none of that high altitude "I can boil water at 50 degrees" crap. Explain?