How to select the best electric water kettles for a perfect cup of tea or coffee. Review of the top selling cordless, whistling and stainless steel kettles for water heating; ; including Aroma, Breville, Chef’s Choice...
Electric water kettles are small kitchen appliances that are
designed for hot water preparation quickly and conveniently.
Water kettles boil water only when you need it, fast but not
instant. Its capacity is up to the few cups (usually from 1 to 2
litres) and is mainly used
as a coffee or tea kettle. Due to the smaller amount of hot water
kettle, it needs to be refilled.
Electric water kettles heat the water fast.
They are safe to use... they are equipped with the automatic shut-off.
Great replacement for stove top kettles.
Sleek and modern design that fits your kitchen nicely.
Convenient to use, especially with the cordless type.
Stainless steel models are very durable.
Cordless water kettles are portable so you can move them around easily.
Best electric water kettles are those that are reliable, durable and meet your needs for hot water. There are various kinds and models. The most popular types are cordless electric hot water kettles, whistling kettles, plastic electric kettles, stainless steel and glass electric kettles.
Let’s examine their features.
All cordless kettles are portable as they come with the cordless docking station base which is detachable. With the cordless base, they are connected to the power source when in use. The water level capacity of a typical cordless tea kettle ranges from 1 to 4 liters while its watts range from 1000 to 1500 W. You can easily boil water of a full kettle for less than 5, but it depends on the volume and the available power.
Basic features of cordless electric hot water kettle:
Cordless electric kettles come with an automatic shut off system, which goes off after the water reaches the boiling point.
They have boil-dry protection.
360-degree swivel base.
Power-on indicator light is there.
On/off power switch is also there.
The kettles have concealed heating element for easy maintenance.
Popular brands of cordless electric kettles include Chef’s Choice, Ibis, Braun, Capresso, Tefal, Black & Decker, Hamilton Beach... Their price range is from $20 to $100.
The pros of cordless electric kettles:
They are generally affordable.
Convenient to use.
Easy to clean and maintain.
Less hot to touch.
They keep water warm for a long time.
These are electric tea kettles made of strong plastic bodies. They also have features such as the firm lids, indicator light switch, and automatic shut off system and so on. They are also very cheap, light and insulated. The only disadvantage is that the cheap kettles do bring out plastic smell while the water is boiling.
These are made of quality stainless steel elements. They come with lids, water level windows, maximum water level mark, on/off switch and other features. Some of the models are double-walled while others are seamless. They may also have plastic parts. The main advantage of the stainless steel kettles is that they have no health worries as the cheap plastic ones. However, the disadvantage is that their surfaces may become hot to touch, unless you’re using the double-walled type. They can also leave a metallic taste in the water when you leave the water for too long.
These are tea kettles made of glass materials. They do have plastic parts. They also have features such as on/off switch; automatic switch off system, nice handles and so on. You can see through them whenever the water inside is filled up for boiling.
Advantages of glass electric kettles:
The water taste natural when boiling.
The water level can easily be seen through the glass.
Disadvantages of glass electric kettles:
They are usually heavy.
They are very fragile; children can break them easily.
This is one of the best selling electric water kettles that based on over 640 reviews is rated 4.2 out of 5 max.
Capacity of 1.5 L.
Automatic shut off.
Water level indicator.
Non drip spout.
Washable spout filter.
360-degree swivel base.
Affordable price of $27.
Made of high-quality brushed stainless steel that comes with the capacity of 1-3/4 quart of hot water.
Cordless detachable base for connecting to power.
Automatic switch off button.
Concealed heating element for reduced mineral build-up
The kettle is very portable. The current price stands at $49.
With over 215 online reviews, the Chef’s Choice kettle has been rated 3.9 out of maximum 5.
This is drip-free kettle made of glass elements and some plastic parts with the 1.5 quart capacity.
Automatic shut off .
Concealed heating element.
360-degree swivel base.
Nice handle with slip-free grip.
The current price stands at $53.
The kettle is rated 3.8 out of max.5, based on over 380 online reviews.
This is another nice tea whistling kettle you can always go for that comes with the 2-1/3 quart capacity.
Stylish stainless steel design.
Copper bottom for fast water heating.
Whistling spouts and trigger mechanism for easy and safe pouring.
Nice handle that is cool to the touch.
The price stands at $20.
With over 270 reviews, Revere whistling kettle is rated 3.8 out of 5.
1.7 L capacity.
Stainless steel housing and soft grip handle.
Cushion controlled lid.
Water indicator lid.
Removable scale filter.
Based on over 300 reviews, Breville is rated 4.1 out of 5 max. It sells for approximately $79.
Best electric water kettles are very handy kitchen appliances you can always use to boil water fast, for making tea, coffee or soup. They are available in various brands and models. Many of them do come with the sound feature which helps a lot when they are put into use - also known as whistling kettles.
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