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 liters) and is mainly used as a coffee or tea kettle. Due to the smaller amount of hot water inside the kettle, it needs to be refilled.
Electric kettle does not need any installation, just plug it in into the standard electric outlet, and it starts heating water momentarily. The typical design features 1500 Watts electric heating element, insulated cool-on-touch body, lid, handle and safety auto shut off the element.
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:
The pros of cordless electric kettles:
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.
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.