Re: never seems to taste the same?
You just can't get the amps through a reasonable cable in the US though.
However, if you are ever required to live there, wire a socket to the 230V outlets (they have different but available plugtops) they use (often without realising) for their washer/dryer setup. Dryers need insane power of course so they use two phases.
Thus (almost) all the Brit Kit that works only on 230V happily operates near the dryer cupboard on an extension.