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Best Electric Kettle [2019]

Best Overall Pick: DEIK Electric Kettle
For those looking for a great middle-ground option, the DEIK Electric Kettle is perfect. It is designed to perform well for the casual drinker and the aficionados at the same time. Stainless steel for perfect taste and the high precision temperature control make it ideal kettle for perfectly brewed tea and coffee.

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DEIK Electric Kettle

  • High-Precision Temperature Control
  • 304, Food-Grade Stainless Steel For Clean, Pure Taste
  • 5-Minute Full Boil Capability

Best Premium Pick: Fellow Electric Pour-Over Kettle
For those looking for the best, top-tier electric kettle for the money, the Fellow Electric Pour-Over Kettle is your best bet. Coffee and tea connoisseurs will love the gooseneck pouring spout while casual users will love the built-in timer and adjustable temperature settings. Plus, it would look great in ANY kitchen, the amazing design really make it a piece of art.

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

  • Unique, Matte Black Finish
  • Precise Heating/Temperature Control
  • Built-In Stopwatch So You Can Walk Away If Needed

Best Value Pick: Elechrome Electric Gooseneck Kettle

For those who want a good budget-entry kettle without all the frills, the Elechrome Electric Gooseneck Kettle delivers. The gooseneck design helps direct the pour and flowrate while it ranks well with almost everyone. It’s a great option for the price-minded individual while still making it easy to get everything “just right”.

Elechomes Electric Gooseneck Kettle

  • Budget-Friendly
  • Crystal/Glass Knob Adds Sophistication
  • Gooseneck Spout Is Perfect For Pour-Overs

How We Picked

Are you a coffee and/or tea fanatic that just can’t get enough – so much that you drive the baristas mad when you show up at the oddest of hours (i.e. closing time) looking for your fix? Maybe you even have your own drip coffee maker and single-serve coffee maker. You probably have an extra kettle and/or pot around for the moments when you need a quick tea fix. If this describes you, or closely resembles your life, you need an electric kettle.

You might already know this though…

Electric kettles are one of the fastest ways to enjoy tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soups, and more in just a few minutes (without using a stove). While you can heat water in a pot on the oven, it uses a LOT of power and it can be difficult getting the pour just right out of a round pot. Plus, you might be space-limited and not in a position to have large appliances (i.e. college students, dorm rooms, hotel travelers, etc.).

An electric kettle gives you access to clean, filtered, hot water in a portable container. So, how do you find the right one for you? Well, you could just go out and buy the cheapest one possible – though that probably will not be the best option. You could buy the most expensive one with all the bells and whistles, but that might be a budget-breaker. So, to help you find the best electric kettle for you, we’ve put together this list of the best for 2019.

Below, we will show you the ones that we liked the most based off of several factors, all of which will be explained below. We look at the quality, the brand, the pricing, the features, and so much more to help you find the perfect electric kettle for your home, office, and/or travels.

1. Cosori Glass Electric Kettle

Cosori Glass Electric Kettle

Specs:
Maximum Capacity: 1.7 Liters
Boiling Time: Between 3 and 7 Minutes Based on Volume
Material: Borosilicate Plastic
Automated Shutoff: Yes
Dimensions: 7.3 x 9 x 11.7 Inches

The first electric kettle on our list comes from a brand that has proven they belong in the kitchen. While Cosori is rather unknown by most, they’ve proven that they can design some of the best kitchen products on the market today.

Looking at this kettle, it’s hard not to be WOWED by the beautiful design and color scheme. The carafe portion is built from premium-quality glass with minimal lines and/or text; what is visible is tastefully done. The inner part is built from stainless steel for maximum heat transfer while the lid also incorporates stainless steel to prevent corrosion. The handle is extremely large with plenty of grip, so you don’t have to worry about it falling out of your hands.

Cosori Glass Electric Kettle and packaging

While the glass carafe makes it easy to tell when the water is boiling, there is an extra indicator that gives you progress updates – a bright blue LED light at the bottom of the carafe. As it warms up, the indicator starts to light up until it is finished, where it turns off the light completely. The blue LED gives this a very modern look that matches flawlessly with the stainless steel/black/clear color scheme.

Cosori Glass Electric Kettle used for making tea

The carafe itself can hold up to 1.7 liters of water with ease while the plastic exterior resists normal scuffing. Plus, this is built using 100% BPA-free plastic for anyone worried about chemicals in their water, teas, coffees, and more. And if you can’t stand around and wait for your water to boil, there is an auto-shutoff feature that stops the heat once a full boil has been reached. In most cases, it will take between 3 to 7 minutes for the contents to reach full boil. And, if the power gets turned on accidentally and there isn’t any water to boil, it will automatically turn off (no more scorched bottoms).

Cosori covers this with a two-year warranty and a lifelong support line for any questions you might have about this kettle. If you have hard water, you will need to descale it from time to time (instructions provided on website).

What We Like

This is one of the best-looking kettles on the market right now. With the clear carafe, the black and stainless-steel lids and handle, and the blue LEDs, this is one kitchen device that you’ll want to leave out (even when not in use). It is easy to get everything right with easy-to-see measurements and a one-click power button. The built-in safety features ensure you don’t burn the house down or ruin your carafe too.

Overall

Cosori has designed an electric kettle that is perfect for those who love to entertain. While it might take up to seven minutes, that’s nothing as it’ll quickly become the center point of your conversations. It’s a stylish pick that does not cost a lot of money, with features that can be found on more expensive kettles. And, it comes with a two-year warranty that is hard to match from the other competitors.

Cosori Glass Electric Kettle

  • 100% BPA-Free Plastic
  • Built-In Automatic Shutoff After Full Boil
  • Safety Features To Ensure Safe Operation Even When You Aren’t Watching

2. Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp

Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp

Specs:
Maximum Capacity: 1-2/3 Liters
Boiling Time: Between 3 and 7 Minutes Based on Volume
Material: Stainless Steel
Automated shutoff: Yes
Dimensions: 8.8 x 9.75 x 6.1 Inches

The next kettle on our list is built from a brand with a great reputation for building high-quality kitchen products that LAST! Cuisinart is a brand that you see everywhere – especially other kitchens (consumer and industrial). As such, it’s not a big surprise that they ended up on our list.

Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp and a cup of fresh tea

The CPK-17 from Cuisinart is an electric kettle that can make you feel like a coffee/tea aficionado. Before we get into the features, this is a masterpiece of simplicity. The outer shell is wrapped in stainless steel from top to bottom, except for a small section on the handle and the water chamber. The water chamber window is clear with a light-blue LED that gives it an added touch of modernism. The handle itself is large, with a stainless-steel outer and a black plastic inner.

Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp in the kitchen

Getting into the features of the CPK-17, the first feature we want to highlight is the “keep warm” feature which allows you to maintain the temperature for up to 30 minutes. The base has a built-in swivel which allows you to pour from any angle, though this is almost gimmicky. It comes with six preset heat settings (160, 175, 185, 190, 200, and BOIL) to get the perfect temperature every time. And it comes with boil-dry protection that prevents it from overheating/scorching itself if water is not present. Plus, the heating element is concealed to prevent scaling issues that others might be susceptible to. And finally, Cuisinart offers a three-year warranty against manufacturer defects.

What We Like

For those looking for a more “modern” looking electric kettle, this is it. We love the clean lines, the full stainless-steel outer, and the simple button interface. This is a great kettle for anyone who wants a centerpiece that is functional too.

Overall

Cuisinart is one of the most trusted brands in the kitchen, and the CPK-17 is no exception. It has a quick boil rate, built-in safety measures to ensure the right temperature without scorching, and a warranty that is hard to match. The only negative is that it is expensive when compared to other models, though you are buying from a brand with a longstanding reputation of high-quality products too.

Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp

  • Power 1500 Watt Warmer
  • 30-Minute “Keep Warm” Setting30 minute warming setting
  • Concealed Heating Elements Prevents Scaling

3. OXO BREW Adjustable Temperature Electric Pour-Over Kettle

OXO BREW Adjustable Temperature Electric Pour-Over Kettle

Specs:
Maximum Capacity: 1 Liter
Boiling Time: Between 2 to 3 Minutes Based on Volume
Material: Stainless Steel
Automated Shutoff: Yes
Dimensions: 11.4 x 6.3 x 8.1 Inches

OXO almost looks like the hugs and kisses symbols we used to finish our letters with, but they are a powerhouse in the kitchen industry. True to their brand, they’ve created a unique, sophisticated, desirable electric kettle that is in a class of its own.

Pouring hot water out of the OXO BREW Pour-Over Kettle

At first glance, this could almost be mistaken for an old-school kettle that your grandparents would have used (though theirs would not have looked this good). Starting out, this is wrapped in plenty of stainless steel, with a few unique features. First, the handle and spout are shaped for precision control, with the handle high and the spout low and curved. The heat release is at the front of the carafe, keeping the warm air away from your hand, even on the deepest of pours.

OXO BREW Pour-Over Kettle used for making coffee for breakfast

Moving beyond looks, you can control the temperature of the water from 140 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit in one-degree increments. Next, you have a “keep warm” feature that ensures you have ready-to-go water for up to 30 minutes. The carafe itself is 100% BPA-free with a 1-liter capacity.

OXO BREW Pour-Over Kettle in the kitchen

While this isn’t the largest capacity, it is one of the fastest warmers on the market with a three-minute boiling time. One thing to note, this will get hot so make sure you keep your hand on the handle. And finally, OXO provides a two-year limited manufacturer’s warranty that covers this for manufacturers defects and/or performance issues related to build quality.

What We Like

If you have a vintage kitchen, this will fit in perfectly. Though it has plenty of modern touches, the handle/spout design looks old-school. With a three-minute boiling point, this is one of the fastest-warming kettles on the market, competing with stovetop kettles while being easier to use and maintain.

Overall

For those who want a clean, sophisticated, simple design that will heat your water quickly, you cannot look past this electric kettle from OXO. While it may not have clear glass windows and tons of buttons to play with, it works extremely well (and FAST). It is a little more expensive than some of the other electric kettles on this list, though this is a great niche item that will add to the aesthetics of your kitchen.

OXO BREW Adjustable Temperature Electric Pour-Over Kettle

  • Sleek, Sophisticated, Vintage Design
  • Gooseneck Spout For Precision Pours
  • Temperature Control In One-Degree Increments

4. Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

Specs:
Maximum Capacity: 1 Liter
Boiling Time: Between 2 to 3 Minutes Based on Volume
Material: Stainless Steel
Automated Shutoff: Yes
Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.6 x 9.2 Inches

Next up, we have an electric kettle that believes in a behind-the-scenes approach. The Fellow brand is not a well-known brand, though they have some quality products to work with. The next kettle on our list might be niche-specific, but it’s a beautiful addition that finds a way to work in almost any environment.

Turning on the Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle with the push of a button

Starting out, this is a unique electric kettle, with a look reminiscent of old-school kettles. It is wrapped in a matte-black finish and has a unique knobby handle and an angular pour spout. For the minimalist, this is perfect. It will work in old-school/vintage kitchens, but it will also work in newer kitchens with modern colors (it might stand out in a bold kitchen though).

Adjusting the heat of the Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

Moving beyond the aesthetics, this has a precision-pour, gooseneck spout that gives you a controlled flow rate with a handle that keeps your hands cool even when the pot is hot. The 1200 watts heating element quickly heats everything up with a max heating time of three minutes. The temperature can be controlled via a turn-style knob that can adjust the temperature in one-degree increments.

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle used for brewing coffee

It comes with a brew stopwatch to ensure a perfect brew, even when you have to walk away for a few minutes. It has a “keep warm” feature that works for up to 60 minutes. The one-degree temperature control can be measured in both Fahrenheit and Celsius, for those who like a little customizability.

What We Like

We are a little partial to old-school designs and this electric kettle from Fellow is a great example of new-school technology with an old-school look. It is simple, basic, and beautiful. Even though it has a simplistic interface/setup, it still gives you more than enough control to make a perfect boil.

Overall

This is one of the most expensive electric kettles on our list, but it wasn’t designed for the power-user. Instead, it was built for someone looking for the best aesthetic appeal and good control. It’s not flimsy, it doesn’t look cheap, it functions well, and it works in almost any environment. For those who entertain, this will definitely end up as part of your conversation(s).

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

  • Unique, Matte Black Finish
  • Precise Heating/Temperature Control
  • Built-In Stopwatch So You Can Walk Away If Needed

5. BLACK+DECKER Electric Cordless Kettle

BLACK+DECKER Electric Cordless Kettle

Specs:
Maximum Capacity: 1.5 Liters
Boiling Time: 2x Faster Than A Stovetop
Material: Stainless Steel
Automated Shutoff: Yes
Dimensions: 8.2 x 8.2 x 11.2 Inches

The next electric kettle on our list comes from a brand that creates a ton of high-quality, reputable products across a wide array of markets. BLACK+DECKER is well known for durable products that have a bold look and this electric kettle is BOLD!

BLACK+DECKER Electric Cordless Kettle in the kitchen

For those who want to stand out, this is designed for you. For starters, this is a BOLD red and black electric kettle with a hint of chrome/stainless steel. The handle is an over-the-top hook that gives you plenty of grip space while looking unique/different. On the back, under the handle, there is a clear window that shows you how much fluid you have in the 1.7-liter carafe.

BLACK+DECKER Electric Cordless Kettle and base

Moving beyond aesthetics, this is built for accessibility and convenience. Loaded with removable features, this is one of the easiest kettles to clean. The anti-scale filter ensures there is no heavy mineral buildup. The base allows for a full 360-degree swivel with a powerful heating element to boil water faster than a microwave or stovetop.

The electric kettle adds several safety features that turns off the unit once the water starts to boil. If water is not inside of the kettle, the unit will shut off to avoid boil-dry issues. If you enjoy watching water boil, the little window under the handle gives you a front-row seat. Plus, this is covered by the BLACK+DECKER warranty makes it a worthwhile purchase.

What We Like

This is a beautiful kettle that heats water extremely fast. While you could use a microwave or stovetop, there is no reason to do it. The handle ensures you don’t lose grip, no matter how heavy the kettle is. With the included safety features, this is perfect for home use, office use, dorm use, even for traveling.

Overall

BLACK+DECKER makes good products at prices that are easy to stomach. This is a gorgeous electric kettle that sets a BOLD tone in any kitchen. If you have a modern kitchen, this will SCREAM “look at me!” Of course, it’s more than just a loud-mouth in the kitchen; it’s a serious contender for any kitchen, but it’s built for those who want a lower-price electric kettle that looks like it costs more.

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BLACK+DECKER Electric Cordless Kettle

  • BOLD Exterior Color
  • Anti-Scaling Screen With Easy Removal
  • Budget-Friendly Pricing

6. Zeppoli Electric Kettle

Zeppoli Electric Kettle

Specs:
Maximum Capacity: 1.5 Liters
Boiling Time: 5 to 6 Minutes
Material: Stainless Steel
Automated Shutoff: Yes
Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.6 x 10.6 Inches

Stepping into the future, now we focus on an electric kettle from Zeppoli. This is a beautiful kettle made from high-quality glass and stainless-steel accents. Using BPA-free materials, the water will not lose its purity while being able to withstand minor bumps and/or drops. Whenever the kettle is in warming mode, a light-blue LED lights up giving it a futuristic touch.

Zeppoli Electric Kettle back

The carafe can hold up to 1.7 liters of water and promises a full boil in six minutes or less. Plus, the electric kettle will shut off after 30 seconds of reaching full boil. As this is a cordless kettle, there are no wires to worry about while pouring.

Zeppoli electric kettle and tea on wooden table

The spout is a stub-nose top that gives you consistent control without having to worry about getting burned. And, the oversized handle is heat-resistant to make it comfortable, even on long pours.

What We Like

This is an extremely stylish and convenient electric kettle. The kettle has one of the simplest looks when compared to other models but cuts out as much as it can while still being functional. There is no steam/pour tube to get clogged up or make cleaning harder. Plus, the handle is extremely thick and easy to grip.

Overall

For those who want a cost-effective option without some of the “fancier” features (i.e. long spouts), this is perfect. There is a power on/off switch, a clear carafe without an interior tube, a stub-nose for quick pours, and it is extremely easy to clean. If you are new to electric kettles, this offering from Zeppoli should be on your list.

Zeppoli Electric Kettle

  • Sleek, Clear Carafe
  • Warming LED Indicator
  • Automatic Shutoff Safety Mechanisms

7. Elechomes Electric Gooseneck Kettle

Elechomes Electric Gooseneck Kettle

Specs:
Maximum Capacity: 1.2 Liters
Boiling Time: 4 to 6 Minutes
Material: Stainless Steel
Automated Shutoff: Yes
Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.1 x 7.8 Inches

Looking for a taste of elegance with a touch of modern technology? Then the Elechomes electric gooseneck kettle is perfect for you. Are you looking for a perfect cup of coffee or the smoothest tea of your life?

Elechomes Electric Gooseneck Kettle and packaging

This kettle is designed for the pour-over aficionados who don’t have deep pockets. It is beautiful with a stainless-steel outer and a deep-black handle. The top is covered by a glass-knob that gives it a unique, exquisite look. It has a stainless gooseneck spout that gives you plenty of control for perfect pour-overs.

 

It boils water in four to six minutes and is equipped with an automatic shutoff which keeps it from over boiling. It has a capacity of 1.2 liters total giving you more than enough water to treat your friends and relatives. It comes with 12 different settings for precise temperature control, making it possible to work with delicate teas and coffees.

What We Like

This kettle mixes functional elements and style in one unique package. It is inexpensive but still has features that make it look like it belongs in a victorian-style home.

Overall

Elechomes has managed to design a beautiful, budget-friend electric kettle that looks worth more than it is. It comes with plenty of premier features without the premier price. The crystal/glass knob on top gives it a touch of sophistication that some of the others on our list don’t have. If you want to look “well off”, give this one a chance.

Elechomes Electric Gooseneck Kettle

  • Budget-Friendly
  • Crystal/Glass Knob Adds Sophistication
  • Gooseneck Spout Is Perfect For Pour-Overs

8. DEIK Electric Kettle

DEIK Electric Kettle

Specs:
Maximum Capacity: 1.7 Liters
Boiling Time: 4 to 6 Minutes
Material: Stainless Steel
Automated Shutoff: Yes
Dimensions: 10.6 x 6.8 x 8.3 Inches

We love a company that continues to upgrade their previous products and DEIK continues to improve on their trusted product line.

DEIK Electric Kettle and base

This electric kettle is equipped with a modern intelligent digital temperature control that makes it possible to dial up any temperature you want/need. Now, you can differentiate between French Presses and Green Teas. They stuck with simple buttons that look like arrows to adjust the temperature up/down.

DEIK Electric Kettle in the kitchen next to a cup of coffee

The base is completely waterproof which protects it from accidental shocks and/or damage. The kettle is made from 100% BPA-free materials with 304 Food-Grade Stainless Steel to ensure the cleanest, purest tasting water no matter how many times you use it. And, the kettle can boil a full pot of water in under five minutes. The base has a 360-degree swivel/rotation capability with 1500 watts of power. To finish everything up, it even comes with a two-year warranty for worry-free operation.

What We Like

This kettle has a lot of premium features in an inexpensive package. The temperature control is extremely accurate and easy to use. It makes it possible to work with delicate teas and coffees without scorching the grounds.

Overall

This kettle looks sophisticated and futuristic with digital controls and plenty of stainless-steel accents. For someone looking for an inexpensive electric kettle that can keep up with your rigorous demands, this is it. The two-year warranty gives you the peace of mind you need to just enjoy it whenever you need hot water in a hurry.

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DEIK Electric Kettle

  • High-Precision Temperature Control
  • 304, Food-Grade Stainless Steel For Clean, Pure Taste
  • 5-Minute Full Boil Capability

9. Secura, The Original Stainless-Steel Electric Water Kettle

Secura, The Original Stainless-Steel Electric Water Kettle

Specs:
Maximum Capacity: 1.7 Liters
Boiling Time: 4 to 6 Minutes
Material: Stainless Steel
Automated Shutoff: Yes
Dimensions: 10.6 x 6.8 x 8.3 Inches

For those who are a little touch on their kitchen products, this next kettle is for you. The Secura Electric Kettle is a tank! If you dropped this on the floor, the floor would shatter (not really; this is figuratively speaking).

Secura Electric Water Kettle and hot water

It is made entirely of stainless steel, so it won’t hold onto nasty contaminants and won’t bleed any BPA products/chemicals into your water. The lid locks, helping to reduce dangerous spills and the rubber footing helps to keep the kettle/base planted firmly.

Stainless-Steel Electric Water Kettle in the kitchen

The kettle spout is large enough to clean without having to use specialized equipment/brushes. The design is simple, clean, and utilitarian with a unibody design. Plus, the handle and exterior of the kettle stays cool no matter how hot the water gets.

 

What We Like

There aren’t a lot of electric kettles on the market that can claim they are made completely out of stainless steel, especially at this price point. The water stays pure, free of any contaminants, no matter how much it is used. If you wanted a lower plastic footprint, this is the perfect kettle for you.

Overall

This kettle might not have a long list of features or a sexy exterior, but it gains a lot of points for safety. The cool-to-touch exterior, locking lid, and lack of plastic in the design makes it one of the environmentally friendly kettles that protects everyone, including you. If you want safety and durability, you must buy this electric kettle.

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Secura, The Original Stainless-Steel Electric Water Kettle

  • Plentiful 1.7 Liter Carafe Capacity
  • Waterproof Base
  • Built Using 100% Stainless Steel

10. AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Portable Electric Hot Water Kettle

AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Portable Electric Hot Water Kettle

Specs:
Maximum Capacity: 1.7 Liters
Boiling Time: 4 to 6 Minutes
Material: Stainless Steel
Automated Shutoff: Yes
Dimensions: 10.6 x 6.8 x 8.3 Inches

Finishing out our list is an electric kettle from AmazonBasics. Amazon has discovered that they can create plenty of products at budget-friendly prices. And, they did a good job with this electric kettle.

AmazonBasics Electric Kettle with open lid

With options for either a 1-liter or 1.7-liter kettle and both under 30 dollars, they give customers a chance to pick the perfect kettle size for their needs. It is packed with 1500 watts of power making it possible to boil a full pot in six minutes or less.

AmazonBasics Electric Hot Water Kettle in the kitchen

It has a concealed heating element and a removable filter to ensure mineral buildup is never an issue. Like other kettles on the market, it includes an automatic shutoff and boil-dry protection for added safety. It comes with an Amazon-backed one-year warranty policy for worry-free use.

What We Like

This kettle has all the essential features for quality coffee and tea brewing. It doesn’t have an absurd price tag and it isn’t loaded with a ton of specialty features. Instead, it’s built for the casual tea drinker. This would be perfect for the dorm room or an extended hotel stay.

Overall

AmazonBasics has created an affordable kettle with enough features to make it a worthwhile contender. It only takes about 4 minutes to boil a full kettle of water and the design looks sturdy and streamlined. Cleanup is easy and storage is even easier, though you might want to leave it out as a conversation starter.

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AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Portable Electric Hot Water Kettle

  • Low Price
  • Backed By Amazon’s One-Year Warranty
  • Built-In Safety Features

Buyer’s Guide To Find The Best Electric Kettle

Size

It is important to know the difference between tea for one and tea for twenty. If you like having large tea parties out on the patio, you’ll need a larger electric kettle to fit those needs. But, if you’re living in a studio apartment in Manhattan and don’t have enough kitchen space for a toaster, let alone a 1.7-liter electric kettle, you may need something smaller to fit those needs. Think about how much water you will need each day and don’t skimp on liters just because the price tag is lower. Overall, the convenience will be important when company comes knocking for some oolong or your coffee shop has a line to the door all asking for natural coffee pour-overs.

Style

Are you a tea person or a coffee person? Do you prioritize the perfect gooseneck so that your pour-overs are even in pressure and consistency or could you really not care less what type of spout your water flows out of as long as it is piping hot? These factors are incredibly important when considering electric kettles and shouldn’t be neglected.

Material

There are a couple of different materials on the market for kettles and each expert seems to state something different about what is the best. Some say that an electric kettle made from specialty plastic isn’t harmful, others say it releases chemicals into your water and the only safe bet is a kettle made from stainless steel. But in those cases, some say stainless steel kettles make the water taste metallic and no one really likes that taste in their mouth. Researching and really understanding the different materials in electric kettles will be essential to making an informed choice about which kettle has the honor of gracing your kitchen counter.

Features

Many of these signature electric kettles range when it comes to possibilities. Whether you need a brew timer and a thermometer that adjusts by degree is up to you, but with more features comes a heftier price tag. Be realistic about your needs. If you’re a college student who is using the kettle to make ramen, you probably don’t need to adjust the temperature by degree to get the perfect noodle consistency. But if you work at a high-end coffee shop you shouldn’t skimp. There is a difference between the temperature water needed to make a French Press and the temperature needed to make green tea, so don’t make the mistake of over extracting just because you felt like saving a few bucks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Electric Kettles

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about electric kettles. If we weren’t able to answer your question, please let us know so that we can help you and all our future visitors.

Q: What is an electric kettle?

A: An electric kettle is a glass or stainless-steel pot that has a base that can be plugged into an electrical outlet. This allows you to enjoy hot (sometimes boiling) water without the need for a stovetop or water heater. In most instances, electric kettles are much faster than stovetops and microwaves.

Q: What types of electric kettles are available?

A: There are numerous types on the market right now. Some have old-school long-necks (a.k.a. goosenecks) which are great for controlled pouring while others have snub-noses that flow fast and easy. Of course, each does roughly the same thing, though they may have a specific look they are shooting for (i.e. vintage, modern, futuristic).

Q: What are the uses of an electric kettle?

A: Overall, an electric kettle is designed to warm water for certain applications such as brewing teas and coffees, though they can be used for hot chocolate and soups too. While there are other products that can “do the same functions”, they don’t have the safety features and control that electric kettles do. If you don’t have a stovetop or microwave (i.e. dorm room, hotel, etc.), these are perfect as they travel light.

Q: What is an electric kettle made from?

A: In most cases, an electric kettle is from glass, stainless steel, or a combination of both. Most of them include some type of plastic, primarily for the handle.

Q: Are electric kettles safe?

A: When used properly, they are extremely safe. Most come with built-in features that are safety-minded protecting you from accidents. For instance, most have the ability to sense if water is in the carafe; if not, they turn off automatically. Another feature is automatic shutoff once a boil has been reached. Of course, you still need to be smart when using an electric kettle. If the power cord is frayed, get a new kettle. If the heating element is covered in scale from hard water, clean it up. And, do not touch a pot anywhere but on the handle; the pot itself could be VERY hot.

Conclusion

Well, there’s our list of the best electric kettles available right now. As you can see, there is a wide assortment of options to choose from. From minimalist designs to near-futuristic, the possibilities are endless (though we limited it to ten).

An electric kettle can make it easy to brew some of the smoothest, most enjoyable coffees, teas, and soups without the mess. We hope that our list helped you narrow down your search results. If not, we did give you a guide to help you find one that works perfectly for you without looking at all the technical mumbo-jumbo and marketing jargon.

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