It’s worth bearing in mind though that these models can take much longer and use more energy to make your cuppa. It’s a handy feature if you like to drink more delicate herbal and green teas, which should be brewed below boiling.
For every milliliter of water you add to your kettle, an extra gram is added to its overall weight, meaning they can get quite heavy. It's also worth checking the position and shape of the handle, which may affect the balance when pouring and filling.
Most kettles have removable, washable anti-scale water filters that sit at the base of the spout. These collect pieces of limescale from the water to prevent them from being poured into your drink, and they stop scum forming on the surface.
It is equally important to check the water gauge to make sure your kettle hasn’t been overfilled, which could boil over and be a safety hazard. Some bases also have an additional cable storage feature underneath for tucking away any excess cord.
The outside stayed cool, reaching just 35C with the kettle freshly boiled, but be wary that the stainless steel elements get hotter. It’s also worth noting that the water level gauge is inside the kettle.
We like that it’s easy to fill through the spout, pours accurately with no splashing or spitting and is lightweight, weighing just 680g when empty and 2.4 kg at full capacity. The minimum quantity is 280ml, enough for a large cup of tea, and it takes a speedy 45 seconds to boil.
The maximum 1.7-litre capacity is also quick to boil, taking just three-and-a-half minutes (only 30 seconds more than the winning kettle). The casing temperature after boiling reached 63C, hotter than we'd like, but the handle remained cool and safe to touch.
4Swan Symphony Collection 1.7L Jug Kettle SK31050amazon.co.this kettle is among the most compact we’ve tested and the wide, rounded spout makes for fast filling, providing a clean and accurate pour. When boiling a full kettle, the external casing temperature remained a cool to touch.
The compact design also means it won’t take up much space on your kitchen counter. It boils enough for a large cup of tea in under fifty seconds and one liter in just over two minutes.
One thing to note is that it emits a lot of steam and wobbles on its base towards the end of the boiling cycle. 6Kenwood ZJP05. A0GY Abbey Grey 1.7L Kettle While it wasn’t the fastest in our tests, it performed well.
While it took a speedy three minutes and twenty seconds for the maximum capacity of 1.5 liters to reach boiling point, we noticed it made a lot of steam in the process. The detachable lid made it very easy to fill up and empty and the non-slip hand was comfortable to hold, too.
We loved the sculptured resin finish and it’s available in distinctive colors, including bronze and metallic blue. It boils one cup of water in under 45 seconds, so it’s ideal for people who usually only make one hot drink at a time.
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Electric kettles, which can achieve a boil in just minutes, aren’t just a faster way to heat water.
So pay attention to the product description and reviews if your primary goal is to whip up your morning drink in record time. Here are our top picks for the best electric kettles on the market right now, based on excellent online reviews.
Soft-open lid to prevent hot water splash and steam release This high-end Seville model has high ratings on Amazon and Williams-Sonoma, and customers love it for its versatility, consistency, ease of use and sleek, modern look.
A glass electric kettle is most appealing when a pure taste is a top priority, but users also appreciate the water level visibility and a modern aesthetic. This one from beloved kitchenwares brand Ox wins big points for accuracy and ease of use.
It signals when it's up to temp, and again when the keep-warm function times out,” writes one five-star reviewer. If you’re willing to compromise on bells and whistles for speed and value, you’ll like this AmazonBasics option, which boasts close to 30,000 4.5-star reviews.
It’s slightly smaller than other options, with just a four-cup capacity, but its ability to quickly boil water (in fewer than 4 minutes) more than makes up for it. It has saved me the problem of worrying about whether I remembered to turn the stove off in the mornings when I leave for work,” writes one five-star reviewer.
After you achieve the perfect temp, keep your water hot for up to 30 minutes with the built-in Keep Warm setting. Williams-Sonoma buyers say it’s easy to clean, heats up fast, and stays cool on the outside.
Another ultra-fast pick, this Hamilton Beach model isn’t just speedier than competitors. “It boils fast, looks good on the counter and is well priced.
With extremely accurate temp control and a Keep Warm setting that preserves your preferred temperature for up to an hour, you can have as many cups of coffee as you’d like. It heats a full kettle of water to a boil in 3 minutes.
Tea Basket cycle that automatically lowers and lifts This pricier Seville model allows users to brew their preferred tea leaves at the ideal temp for a perfect cup, every time.
Just press the button and watch the basket lower into the water. Prevent over-steeping with the help of the Time Since Brew display, and keep your water hot for up to an hour.
“I love this tea maker and can't imagine going back to a world before it. If you are someone who loves the ritual of tea making, this will of course not really be up your alley,” writes one five-star reviewer.
“I even moved some stuff aside to let it permanently live this winter on our precious counter space.” Editors' note, Oct. 16, 2020 : The Cuisinart CPK-17 electric kettle has been removed from this list due to customer feedback and Amazon reviews stating that the auto shut-off feature is defective and poses a potential fire hazard.
I use mine regularly to brew French press coffee and to add boiling water to a simmering stockpot. There are a wide variety of options, from the most basic models to kettles with specialty features such as hold temperature buttons and dedicated tea-steeping baskets.
A button on the top of the handle makes it easy to open the lid safely so you won't get hit with any steam. A digital display gives you a readout of what the brewer is doing and it has a keep warm button that helps your water stay hot for up to 60 minutes.
In addition to that, the BTM800XL comes with a basket for your loose-leaf tea that automatically lowers when you select your options, as well as a teaspoon measuring spoon. Megan Fullerton/Nettle $100 Ox 8717100 is a great kettle in general, but its gooseneck spout is particularly appealing for pour-over, or other manual coffee making that requires a steady, controlled pour.
AmazonBasics MK-M110A1A Bod um Mellor Seville BTM800XL Cuisinart CPK-17 Kitchen KEK1222SX Miro co MI-EK003 Event KG83B Ox 8717100 The $80 Kitchen KEK1222SX looks the most like a classic stove top kettle, but its on/off-only functionality seems limited for its high price.
The $100 Cuisinart kettle has the largest capacity at 58 ounces, or 7.25 cups and nearly as many options as the very pricey $250 Seville BTM800XL tea maker. Both of these kettles have custom heat options for the perfect cup of tea, whether it's green, black, herbal -- or another variety.
The Event KG83B electric kettle has a great price and it's easy to use, but it didn't particularly stand out during my testing. Sensors attached to this Riser thermocouple thermometer helped me track water temperature.
Megan Fullerton/CNET To test our batch of eight electric kettles, I used a Riser thermocouple thermometer. For the boil test, I watched the thermocouple display until the sensor tracking the temperature inside each kettle reached 209 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keep in mind that the thermocouple readings aren't exact and that there will be slight variation based on placement during testing. The Seville BTM800XL, Cuisinart CPK-17 and the Ox 8717100 each offered keep warm or hold temperature functions, so I did extra testing with these models.
The Ox kettle was the only model of the three that allowed you to select a set temperature for it to hold. The other two simply had “keep warm” options that prevent the water from cooling down as quickly as it might otherwise, but don't let you customize the temperature setting the kettle maintains.
If you like your teas, coffees and hot chocolates then having the best kettle within easy reach will make the brewing experience a lot more seamless. Those with a taste for tea (aka most of us Brits) will understand that buying an energy-saving option that's durable and looks good on your kitchen worktop is a top priority.
And, if you cook a lot of rice and pasta for your family, finding a model that can hold plenty of water and boil quickly will shave minutes off making dinner. Keep scrolling for our top picks which have been carefully selected by one of our appliance experts, Hayley Gilbert.
This digital kettle from AEG is a fantastic all-rounder, giving you full control of your tea’s temperature, which is why it gets our vote for the best kettle you can buy. It also includes boil-dry protection and has a large capacity that can fill a pan with water for pasta or rice.
Reasons to avoid On the opposite end of the pricing spectrum is this kettle from Cook works which offers fantastic value for money. Design This cheap kettle is available in a spectrum of six colors which can be mixed and matched to your kitchen decor.
Reaching boiling point With a generous capacity of 1.7L, this kettle will provide enough teas, coffee and hot chocolates to go around the household. Reviewers love how quickly it reaches temperature so you won't be waiting long for a brew, either.
And if there isn't enough water left in the tank after releases some steam, this kettle will automatically turn itself off to protect the elements. If you have a small kitchen, or are regularly on the road, this cordless kettle is the best kettle you can buy.
Reasons to buy +A traditional looking pyramid kettle with a contemporary twist+360 cordless base+Helps prevent limescale with a removable filter We love the sleek design of this updated version of the Accents' kettle which now comes in an on-trend dark blue and rose gold mix.
Perfect for classic or modern kitchen schemes, it’s smaller than other kettles so it may not be the best option for larger families. Capacity A better option for smaller households perhaps, this Morphy Richards pyramid kettle can make up to six cups at one time.
Reasons to buy +Saves time thanks to its Rapid Boil function+Also saves energy using the same feature+Creates a streamlined flow of water It comes in white, black or red and is a great affordable option that’s small on price yet big on style.
It can be switched on remotely using the Smarter app and it can even be linked to Amazon Alexa too, for voice control. The app can also be used to customize its settings, with alarms and prompts such as wake-up calls and home options for when you get back after a hard day.
Time saving With the kettle, there’s no more standing around in the kitchen waiting for the kettle to boil. Thanks so its smart functionality, you can switch it on from anywhere via the iOS or Android app or use voice control with Amazon Alexa, IFTTT or Nest.
It also uses the latest Blink-Up technology to ensure the 4G connection is totally secure and you can even re-order tea or coffee using the in-app replenishment feature. It can be connected to a Nest cam with IFTTT and will boil the kettle then tell you when it’s at the right temperature.
In one of four new colors launched this summer (also comes in Dessert, Eucalyptus and Limestone), the Evergreen version is part of the Naturals collection and is also available as a matching toaster. The dark, inky green shade was inspired by the need to fill our homes with greenery all year round.
It has a superfast 3kW element for speedy boiling, which saves energy, and also boasts WhisperBoil™ to reduce noise while in use. This makes Duality’s Classic design a must for those who like to get up for a cuppa late at night or very early in the morning, including new parents with night-time feeds.
It has 3 kW of power behind it which is enough to cater for up to eight standard cups, together with the generous 1.7 LTR capacity. Celebratory color Available in a lovely deep, rich blue hue, this kettle immediately caught our attention.
Reasons to buy +The Luke look that’s right on trend+A soft open lid that prevents it popping open unannounced+You can place it anywhere thanks to its swivel base, ideal for awkward corners+Offers dry boil protection that stops any damage if you forget to fill up+Allows for easy pouring thanks to its cordless base The large capacity is big enough to make seven cups with added features including a soft-opening lid, 360 degree swivel base, automatic shut off at 100ºC and a removable, washable limescale filter.
Integrated filtration Featuring a Rita filter, this kettle will remove any impurities from the water so you'll be drinking noting but pure, clean aqua. The filtration will not only reduce lime scale, metals and chlorine for better tasting hot drinks but it will also prolong the life of your kettle.
What we love about if it’s said to be a good luck charm and was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the original Alessia Bird design. What we’re not keen on Since it only has a capacity of 200cl, it’s probably not the best option when you’re expecting a crowd for tea as you’ll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
Look for kettles with specific energy-reducing features and functions such as rapid boil, digital control and variable temperature to ensure you don’t needlessly over-boil. Even kettle manufacturers have got in on the act, with models that can be operated via an app on your smartphone or tablet as well as being voice controlled for hands-free switch on.
So now you can turn the kettle on without leaving the sofa or on your way home from work when you fancy a brew. On-trend finish Investing in a new kettle (and maybe a matching toaster, too) is a great way of sprucing up kitchen worktops.
The three-year warranty is also quite a bit more generous than the coverage for similarly priced electric kettles we looked at. The Ox also reliably hits those settings, beeps when it’s ready, and will hold the temperature for up to 30 minutes before automatically shutting off.
It heated water just as quickly as the Cuisinart CPK-17 in our tests, and it shuts off automatically as soon as it reaches a boil (a good safety feature, but you’ll need to stay close, since there’s no beep to alert you when it’s done). She spent hours testing electric kettles in her home kitchen for our 2019 update and has also worked on Wire cutter’s guide to waffle makers.
Staff writer Michael Sullivan, who conducted testing for several previous updates, has covered everything from toaster ovens to drinking glasses for Wire cutter. Getting a variable-temperature electric kettle is the key to immediately improving your hot-drink game, whether you’re a tea collector or a coffee nerd.
While exact temperatures are up for debate and come down to personal preference, the general rule is that more delicate leaves require cooler water. Speaking of coffee, it’s worth considering purchasing an electric gooseneck kettle, specifically designed for pour-overs.
Many electric kettles come with a wide range of temperature settings to accommodate different types of beverages. Illustration: Sarah MacReadingIf you’re not a coffee or tea aficionado, you may just want a no-frills basic model that only boils water; we have a pick for that, too.
Photo: Michael Session great electric kettle should hit temperatures quickly and accurately, and it should preferably come with a few special features that make it pleasant and easy to use. We’ve also found it especially helpful when guides to the ideal temperature for various beverages are printed on the machine instead of hidden in the manual.
Accurate: Reasonable accuracy is important for kettles with multiple temperature settings because there’s no point in aiming for 200 °F and hitting 212 °F instead. That said, we realize that not everyone is a coffee or tea aficionado, so we also looked at kettles that do not have variable temperature settings and simply boil water.
With gooseneck kettles, which are primarily meant for making pour-over coffee, we looked for models that gave us total control over the speed and direction of the stream. Minimal plastic: We only tested kettles made primarily from stainless steel, glass, or ceramic.
Some people, including our experts, complain about plastic kettles imparting a funny taste or smell to the water. All the models we did test, however, contained some minor plastic elements, such as parts of the lid, a filter, or the water-level window.
Safety features: Kettles should have handles and lids that stay cool to the touch and keep your hands well away from any scalding surfaces. To make that process easier, we looked for kettles with wide openings that are easy to reach into for cleaning.
Solid warranties: Our research has shown that electric kettles have a high failure rate across the board. Nice extras: Waiting is especially a pain when a kettle doesn’t have audible cues to let you know that it’s reached temperature.
Photo: Michael Session started our testing by timing how long it took each kettle to bring a liter of water to a boil. Photo: Michael HessionThe Cuisinart CPK-17 Perfected Cordless Electric Kettle has been our top pick since 2013 thanks to its ease of use, speed, and accuracy.
Unlike many of the non-gooseneck kettles we tested, it has a high capacity (1 liters) but still boasts a simple streamlined design, so it won’t be an eyesore if you store it on your kitchen counter. This is very helpful if you don’t innately know the ideal water temperatures for making specific types of tea.
It then kicks into an automated keep-warm cycle (there’s also a “Keep Warm” button, if you’d like to select this option manually) where it maintains the temperature for up to 30 minutes. Photo: Michael HessionAside from its straightforward, easy-to-use design, we found the Cuisinart had an extremely consistent boil time.
Photo: Michael HessionThe Cuisinart CPK-17 beeps once when you press a button on the control panel, and several times when it reaches a temperature setting. The Cuisinart CPK-17 is easy to clean, with a removable scale filter in the spout and a lid opening large enough for you to get a hand inside.
Just avoid splashing water on the control buttons located on the handle, and be sure to clean them with only a damp cloth or a mild dish soap if necessary. Another standout feature of the Cuisinart CPK-17 is its limited three-year warranty, which is substantially better than what you get with all the other models we tested in this price range.
Given that constantly boiling water can be rough on a gadget, having triple the warranty coverage of the rest of the pack is impressive. Since this model has a slew of other noteworthy features and has been consistently reliable over years of long-term testing, we’re willing to forgive its minor temperature variances at the lowest setting.
We haven’t experienced this issue with the kettle we’ve been long-term testing, even with regular use, but a couple Wire cutter staffers have encountered the problem with this model. A representative from Cuisinart told us: “The only cleaning solution that should be used is a damp cloth and a mild dishwashing soap.
The Ox’s simple controls look sleeker than the many buttons on other pour-over kettles we tested and are intuitive to use: you twist the knob to adjust the temperature and then press it to start heating. We also like that ideal temperature suggestions for green tea, oblong, coffee, and more (along with operating instructions) are printed directly on the base underneath the kettle, a quick-reference feature we came to increasingly appreciate as we tested more models without it.
We appreciated that the Ox’s screen displays current water temperature as it heats, so you can clock the process visually. An audible alert tells you when the water’s ready, and like the Cuisinart, the kettle will hold the temperature for 30 minutes before shutting off.
And one nice bonus we didn’t see in any other kettle we tested: the Ox comes with a count-up timer that you can use during the pour-over process to modulate the speed and duration of the pour. Photo: Sarah Kobolds far as build is concerned, we like that this kettle is made largely of stainless steel, with no plastic parts coming in contact with the water.
Although a handful of Amazon reviews complain of durability issues, it’s important to remember that electric kettles tend to have a shorter-than-average shelf life compared with other small appliances. In that time it performed well, and even after leaving water sitting in it for days, we hadn’t seen any signs of rust or other durability issues.
Wire cutter staffer Michael Session has used his to make pour-over coffee every day for the past since May 2020 and was very happy with the kettle ’s performance until it recently broke out of the blue. I looked underneath and it seems like the little pin in the center of the coil was slightly off-center or bent.” Ox quickly offered to replace his model, noting that it seemed to be a fluke.
Photo: Michael Session recommend the Hamilton Beach 40880 Stainless Steel 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle for anyone who wants an affordable basic model that quickly brings water to a boil. This Hamilton Beach model is simple to operate: You flick the tab up on the base of the handle, and the kettle begins heating the water.
Once the water reaches a rolling boil, the kettle automatically shuts off, so you don’t have to worry about turning it off manually. To begin boiling water on the Hamilton Beach kettle, you flick the tab up on the base of the handle.
Photo: Michael Session our tests, the spout on the Hamilton Beach 40880 didn’t dribble water when pouring, and the wide handle was comfortable to hold. The main drawback to the Hamilton Beach 40880 (left) is the lid’s plastic hinges, which aren’t as durable as the metal on our top pick, the Cuisinart CPK-17 (right).
Follow the instructions in the manual for removing the filter, and clean it with a cloth or brush under hot water. The Artisan kettle features an LCD screen with controls allowing you to toggle to the exact degree you want, as well as a setting to keep your water warm.
At $150, it’s hard to imagine this being a better value than our current picks, but we receive quite a few questions about nicer-looking kettles for the countertop, and are curious if this one can combine form and function to justify the higher price tag. However, it takes longer to come to a boil than either of those kettles and lacks audible cues to let you know when your water is ready.
It took the same amount of time to boil a liter of water as the Hamilton Beach 40880, but the design is clunky, and we found it less comfortable to hold and pour. But ultimately we don’t think it’s worth the price, given its rather small capacity (just under a liter) and minimal heat safe surfaces.
Yes, you can adjust the flow rate on the spout for better pour-over control, but it requires lots of fumbling inside the lip of the machine, so you better make sure you’re operating with a cold, empty kettle. And although you can set temperature in 1-degree increments, a thermometer built into the lid is a lot harder to read than an LCD screen attached to the base.
We appreciated the reasonable price, intuitive controls, and clearly labeled temperature settings of the Willow & Everett Electric Gooseneck Kettle. We were disappointed to see the steep price of the Seville BKE820XL IQ Kettle, as it doesn’t have any features to differentiate it from the Cuisinart CPK-17 and make it worth the extra cash.
We also looked at the glass Seville IQ Kettle Pure, but it’s even more expensive than the stainless steel model and less durable. The Secure 1.8 Quart Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle did very well in our tests and is currently around the same price as our budget pick, but it lacks a water-level window.
We’ve taken dozens of parameters into consideration to come up with this ultimate buying guide. If you’re looking for a trusty standard kettle sold at a reasonable price, you’ve found your match.
The Amazon Basics Stainless Steel Portable Boiler is the most utilitarian appliance out there. The measuring markers let you be precise and avoid wasting water and power.
On top of that, it also serves as boil dry protection, preventing irreversible damage to the appliance. With an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5, this is the best electric tea kettle you’ll find for a reasonable price.
The Event Electric Glass Kettle is another great pick if you’re on a budget. The first thing you’ll notice is the glass side panels and the colored LED that lights up when you’re boiling water.
As soon as the water finishes boiling, the kettle will turn itself off thanks to the auto shut off feature. Since the heating element is concealed, you’ll be able to clean the bottom of the gadget without a hassle.
If you notice any limescale deposits, simply soak it in some vinegar for an hour and wipe it clean with a damp rag. It catches any mineral deposits that have formed and stops them from falling into your drink.
The Miro co Stainless Steel Pot takes a no-frills approach: it has a minimalist design, no complicated extra features, fits every kitchen, and works great. Since this tea kettle has a double wall, it keeps cool to the touch, even when the water is already boiling.
Another great aspect of this product is how quickly the heating element boils the water. It prolongs the kettle ’s lifetime, making purchasing it a great investment.
Besides boiling water like all other similar appliances, this kettle will also brew your tea for you. The mesh tea infuser holds the loose leaves during the brewing process.
On top of all that, this model also boasts boil dry protection and automatic shut off. If you’re willing to splurge on a kettle, you’ll want to go that extra mile for this COS ORI model.
It performs great consistently, has a beautiful design, and boasts awesome features. The “hold temperature” feature keeps the water warm or even close to boiling for up to one hour.
The biggest leg-up that this gadget has over the competition is the fact that it lets you control the water temperature. Whether you want to brew green tea at 175ºF or just boil some water, all you have to do is press one of the buttons on the handle.
The most straightforward models are also the easiest to use, and they usually boast only a turn-on/turn-off switch and a button to open the lid. Adjustable temperature and keep warm settings are very useful if you want to brew a spectacular cup of tea or coffee.
Gooseneck kettles are great for pouring tea elegantly and handy when it comes to making pour-over coffee. However, these models are usually more expensive and the gooseneck is fragile; if you hit it on the counter, there’s the neck chance it will break off.
Straight spout kettles, on the other hand, pour a much wider stream of hot water. Moreover, if you’re looking to boil water just so you can more quickly cook pasta or rice, this is a good model to turn to.
Lastly, straight spouts are also much more durable and can withstand more wear and tear. Thus, you save money on electricity, prevent the kettle from overheating, and you’ll know exactly when the water is at the perfect temperature.
That means you’ll save money in two ways: no wasting electricity if there’s no water to boil and no ruining a perfectly good kettle by overheating it. To ensure your kettle keeps running for many years, you’ll need to clean it regularly.
You’ll also need to remove any limescale deposits that build up at the bottom of the boiler. If you don’t want to go too over budget but still want to try out some cool features, then the COS ORI Gooseneck one is also a great pick.
A variable electric kettle comes in handy as it enables users to set the appropriate temperature for the beverages. The Seville BKE820 Variable Temperature Kettle has beautiful stainless steel brushed design and a wide soft open lid.
As such, you are confident to obtain the desired temperature fast and save time. Seville electric kettle has five temperature settings (175F, 185F, 195F, 200F, and 212F) letting you brew a range of beverages.
Its stainless steel construction and metallic finish give it an elegant and durable look which creates a luxurious addition to your kitchen. The kettle is also equipped with a water-level indicator that allows you to pour the desired amount of water for your coffee, green, or black tea.
This Bonita electric kettle is made of brushed stainless steel with BPA-free plastic on the base, the lid knob, and handle. With a long gooseneck spout, it can pour just the amount of coffee and tea you need with precision.
You will also love its Hold Button that maintains your desired temperature (between 140 of and 208 of) for up to 60 minutes. The Miro co Variable Temperature Kettle ’s interior is made of food-grade 304 stainless steel so no plastic touches the drinking water.
Plus, there’s a warm function for an impressive one hour, meaning you can get prepared well in advance of any tea party. What’s more, the unit has an internal memory which allows you to lift the kettle off its base for up to 3 minutes without shutting off.
The heating element is concealed and comes equipped with a washable and removable scale filter. If you are the kind that loves the convenience of cordless devices, Cuisinart Perfect Kettle is an excellent buy.
On its handle, there six preset temperature settings has its own button which is labeled with both temperature and beverage it’s best for (Green tea, oblong, French press,.) so you can select according to the kind of tea you are preparing. Its ‘stay warm’ button is designed to keep the boiled water at the set temperature for 30 minutes.
Also, if you are not using the kettle for more than five minutes, it automatically switches to ‘sleep mode’ to keep you safe. This kettle is an excellent buy for people who love to make certain kinds of tea.
It has a powerful heating element that delivers up to 1500 watts so you don’t have to wait more than a couple of minutes to get your water. Exposed heating elements are susceptible to rust and corrosion, causing the scale to get into the water.
This kettle ’s handle remains cool when heating the water, so you don’t have to worry about scalding your fingers. Additionally, it has a boil-dry protection setting that ensures the kettle shuts off when the unit is turned on accidentally without water inside.
Hamilton Beach electric kettle is also equipped with a shut-off feature that prevents water from boiling over and a boil-dry operation that protects the element from damage. The Miro co Electric Kettle has six temperature settings for making the most popular teas.
At 1.7 liters, it’s sufficient for larger families, yet you can boil as little as one glass, making the kettle energy efficient. With six preset temperature settings and an auto-shutoff function, this Miro co Electric Kettle is both safe and versatile.
Its stainless steel construction blends in easily with the rest of your kitchen decor. You will also love its ergonomic handle and signals that alert you when it has started and finished boiling water.
Achieve precise temperature settings for your beverage with Lava Stainless steel electric kettle. There is a warm button that keeps the water at the desired temperature for 30 minutes, a pretty handy feature for avid coffee or tea drinkers who need to prepare kids for school.
Its built-in dry boil protection feature prevents the pot from overheating when it’s empty. It is perfect for people who have a large family size or social circle.
Especially, the water remains hot for up to 12 hours thanks to its keep-warm function, which is ideal for winter and cold weather. The auto-off safety feature ensures the kettle shuts off once the water reaches the set temperature.
It comes fitted with a gooseneck that makes it easy to pour over tea, coffee, and other beverages. The kettle has variable temperature controls that range from 140-212 degrees Fahrenheit with one-degree increments.
The base has one control (a rotary dial press button) that regulates all the temperature settings on the kettle. Its lid is an upgrade from Ox’s stove top kettles, which makes it easy to open and close.
This variable electric kettle takes out the guesswork of determining if the water is hot enough for your green tea or oblongs. It has a black matte finish that blends into any kitchen decor and a mirror stainless steel interior elevated by the soft glow of digital display.
Its sleek digital display consists of an LCD screen that shows the ‘Real Time Temp’ and the ‘Set Temp.’ Once the water is hot, you can use the built-in Brew stopwatch to monitor the extraction. The kettle has a pretty straightforward operation as it is fitted with two small switches and one knob that handle all its functions.
An excellent variable electric kettle should attain set temperatures fast and accurately. Also, their auto shut-off setting ensures the kettle shuts off within seconds, which saves on electricity.
Electric kettles with adjustable temperature settings are equipped with an anti-scale water filter which is removable and washable. Conventional kettles have exposed heating elements that are prone to rust and limescale.
Most modern kettles have the heating element hidden beneath the baseplate to prevent it from getting into contact with water. When you purchase an item through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
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The silicon-coated grip is perfect for those who are susceptible to burns, while the even heating allows you to enjoy your tea in a shorter amount of time.” Boils Water Quickly can use this tea pot kettle on a gas, electric, ceramic or induction cook top.
Boils Water Quickly can use this tea pot kettle on a gas, electric, ceramic or induction cook top. Brushed Satin Finishes tea pot kettle uses the natural steam that is released when water boils to create a whistle that will alert you that the tea in the pot is done.
Brushed Satin Finishes tea pot kettle uses the natural steam that is released when water boils to create a whistle that will alert you that the tea in the pot is done. Removable Infusers tea pot kettle is designed with a non-drip spout, so you never waste a drop of your refreshing hot or cold beverage.
Removable Infusers tea pot kettle is designed with a non-drip spout, so you never waste a drop of your refreshing hot or cold beverage. DWM Kitchen Experts plus A Guide Product, Top Ten Collections and 2 more.
In addition to our expert reviews, we also incorporate feedback and analysis of some of the most respected sources including: Bestrews, Heavy, Best 10 Choices, Noble Rate, Best Picks. Thanks to the silicone coated handle, this tea pot kettle won't burn your hand when you pick it up.
The handle is also designed with an ergonomic shape that is comfortable and a simple-touch button that allows you to open and close the spout with just one hand. The silicon-coated grip is perfect for those who are susceptible to burns, while the even heating allows you to enjoy your tea in a shorter amount of time.
The tea pot is made with a sturdy nylon handle and has a flip-up spout cover for safe pouring. Another highlight is the Bakelite handle, which offers a comfortable grip and is designed to stay cool even the kettle is hot.
The handle is also designed with an ergonomic shape that is comfortable and a simple-touch button that allows you to open and close the spout with just one hand. It’s constructed from a food-grade stainless steel and has an ergonomic handle that is comfortable to hold when pouring.
The unit is also made with a thin base for even heating and a faster boil. The tea pot is made with a sturdy nylon handle and has a flip-up spout cover for safe pouring.
What We Liked: Beautifully hand-crafted, this tea pot kettle is versatile and can be used on an electric or gas stove top or placed in a microwave. What We Liked: Only the highest quality materials were used to construct this tea pot kettle.
Only water beats out tea as the most widely consumed beverage in the world. If you find yourself among these numbers, you’ll want to invest in a quality stove top teapot kettle.
Determine whether you’d like a kettle made of stainless steel, which doesn’t rust or stain, or one constructed from heat-resistant borosilicate glass. You’ll even find units with an infuser basket that can be placed directly in your teacup.
For example, you may find a model that includes a loose tea sampler and four serving mugs. This set is especially a great choice if you are in need of a housewarming, holiday or birthday gift.
Most stove top teapot kettles are not suitable for use with an induction stove or cook top. Some must be washed by hand using dish soap and warm water, while others are listed as okay to place on the top shelf of a dishwasher.
If you use loose teas, make sure you store them in a sealed container in a cool dry location. Construction materials play the biggest role in the price of stove top teapot kettles.
You’ll find glass kettles cost less than stainless steel models. For example, the Focus Stainless Steel Tea Pot Kettle costs slightly more than the Hi ware Glass Teapot with Infuser, 1-Quart due to the fact that it’s made from stainless steel.
When comparing the glass kettles, you’ll need to consider whether the kettle is being sold with or without accessories, as a model that comes with four glass mugs and a loose-tea sampler will cost more than a model with just a teapot. With more than 15 years of experience, her work has appeared in sites like on leading food and drink publications.
The result is the DWM Score which represents the overall true rating of a product based upon a 1-10 scale. We’ve got 10 of the strongest options at your disposal today along with the usual handy hints to make your life easier.
A close second in our our-over kettle collection, the Bonita with timer and digital thermometer is a powerful and pocket-friendly model with requisite gooseneck spout. For precision pouring with the ability to dial in the brewing variables for the perfect pour-over, this kettle punches above its weight.
We tested the adjustable temperature version which allows you to manipulate the heat in 1-degree increments between the ideal operating range of 140 to 212 degrees. Whether you’re making regular coffee, pour-over or tea, dial in the temperature to your precise requirements for consistency every time.
The timer means you won’t need yet another separate piece of kit in your busy kitchen making this kettle effectively a 3-in-1 appliance. The kettle will keep the water warmed and ready for another brewing session for up to a half-hour after which point it shuts itself off for safety’s sake.
Stainless steel build gives you a great lifespan, remarkable durability and perfect insulation. Crowned with a dependable 2-year limited warranty, this kettle is a masterpiece and a true essential if you fancy starting out with the pour-over method without needing too much separate equipment.
When you fire the kettle up first, you’ll appreciate the raw firepower of the 1000-watt unit and you won’t be waiting around long. The timer is a count-up style so you can keep precise notes of how your coffee turns out then, once you’ve got it dialed in, you can replicate the brew with ease.
With a generous 1-liter capacity and occupying a fairly small footprint at 11 × 7 × 7 ½ inches, the 1-year warranty removes any reason not to buy. Pro-grade stainless steel combines insulation with long lifespan in a unit built to withstand a few knocks.
If you’re looking to get started with the pour-over method of brewing coffee, you’ll find a gooseneck spout on your kettle is an absolute must. When it comes to pouring the water, you need to use a specific and very slow circular motion simply impractical with a standard-issue kettle.
This Coffee Gator gives you the reach and accuracy you need for optimum results with minimal fuss. The base of this stove top kettle is triple-layered ensuring you can use it on any kind of cooker and you won’t get any rust or taint either.
The fixed thermometer is a nice touch and gives you the ability to get the heat just the way you want it whether for coffee, tea or any other drink you care to make. While it’s not exactly cheap, this stealthy matte-black kettle from Fellow Stage is a standout weapon if you’re looking to make pour-over coffee in fine style.
The onboard stopwatch provides the other crucial element you need for proper pour-over, and you won’t have a kitchen overflowing with too much kit. There’s a crisp LED display showing you the temperature and the element lights up to keep you visually abreast of progress.
If you’re looking for a pout-over kettle that makes a real conversation piece but also does its job across the board, the Fellow Stage is well worth the investment if you’re serious about your coffee and you have a more flexible budget. The rugged stainless steel gives you all the insulation you need in a compact unit built to stay the distance.
For a perfect example of Japanese aesthetics and simplicity coming in at a very keen price-point, you can’t beat this kettle if you’re looking for performance on a budget. Back to an electric model next with an inexpensive multi-purpose kettle from Willow and Everett with the requisite long spout ideal for pour-over brewing.
The 1000-watt base ensures your water hits the temperature you want quick-smart and auto shut-off is a nice touch so you won’t need to worry about monitoring proceedings. As with most of the better kettles you get robust stainless steel build along with no BPA's, Teflon or any other contaminants to taint your drink and give you health concerns.
1-liter capacity should give you ample hot water whether you want a large pour-over brew or a full pot of your favorite tea. Where many of their products are fairly limited in terms of choice, you can pick up this kettle in multiple variants.
If standard silver is not to your liking, the stove top also comes in an understated matte black perfect for a minimalist kitchen. Whichever style and size you choose, you’ll get the same high-grade stainless steel and a slimline and elongated spout to promote the most controlled and precise pouring whether you’re making tea or coffee.
The stove top models all work on any type of hotplate including induction cookers so you won’t face any limitations at all. If you want a kettle that’s strikingly designed without looking overly fussy and capable of delivering the finesse you need for pour-over, it’s got to be Mario.
This kettle tips the scales at just under kg so it’s deceptively weighty considering its fairly slimline footprint. If you’re prepared to make a modest investment, this Kali ta will return many years of happy service from a brand you can rely on.
For drip and pour-over coffee brought to life, the aptly named Barista Warrior offers the complete package. Leading the charge is the long and slender gooseneck that serves up the control required for precise pouring.
The base packs a double layer of material, again rust-free, so you won’t end up with damage building over time like on many inferior kettles. While this brewing method requires some initial experimentation and fine-tuning, the beauty is that, once done, you can replicate results with the minimum of fanfare.
The onboard thermometer is a nice touch and stops you needing to pick up yet another separate piece of kit. For a gooseneck kettle that looks great and delivers fully on the performance front, this was among our favorites of the bunch we tested, and we can’t recommend it highly enough.
Rounding out our look at the best gooseneck kettles for pour-over coffee, we’ve got a classic set from Segovia coming in at a remarkably low price considering what you get thrown in. The 1.2-liter capacity translates to about 6 standard-sized cups so it’s great for the whole family and cuts down running around refilling on busy mornings when you’re all crying out for coffee.
The thermometer comes built into the lid so you won’t need to rely on guesswork or find your coffee spoiled by water that’s just off the mark temperature-wise. The kettle is expressly designed to work on any kind of stove top whether gas, electric, or induction.
Aside from a timer, scale and, of course, beans, you’ve got all you need to start making pour-over coffee straight out the box. While buying a kettle might seem like the easiest thing in the world, you’ve got a few considerations if you’re looking for one to make pour-over coffee with.
Check for the positioning as well as the design and make sure you don’t come across any negative reports of leakage or rust. Some kettles won’t work well on induction cookers, for example, so check closely before committing to purchase.
Electric kettles offer you the safety feature of a shut-off mechanism, and they also routinely come with temperature control. Since you’ll be taking your time to pour slowly and precisely, you should focus fully on a kettle with an ergonomic handle that will make your life easier in this regard.
While a kettle with a thermometer onboard is not mandatory, you’ll certainly find dialing in the brew a lot easier if you’ve got one in place. Making pour-over coffee might seem like something of a chore but, once you’ve tasted it, you’ll appreciate the fact it’s time and effort well spent.
Many of the better kettles on the market are capable of keeping your water heated at the desired temperature for anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes so ask yourself if this feature is one you’d be prepared to pay for. We very much hope you’ve found a suitable gooseneck kettle to add to your coffee-making arsenal here today.
But electric kettles come in a huge range of prices, from $15 to over $150, and a dizzying variety of sizes and materials. We put 15 models representing a spectrum of designs and price points to the test to find the vert best.
As a brand, Ox has long proven itself reliable for marrying good design with dependable performance, and this kettle is no different. First, performance: the kettle brought four cups of water to a full boil in less than five minutes, making it among the speediest models we encountered.
We liked the pleasant beep that reminded us that the heating cycle had ended and the convenient hold setting that kept the water up to temperature for 30 minutes. The backlit dial on the base is clear to read and makes it easy to program in the temperature of your choice (between 170 °F and 212 °F).
We loved that the heat-safe glass carafe made it easy to see what was going on inside and that the rubberized no-slip ergonomic grip felt great in the hand when filling or pivoting to pour. A whisper-soft, slow-open lid on the carafe lifts with a push and reduces risk of scalding from a splash or a quick release of steam.
Still, these seemed like minor quibbles for an electric kettle that looks good, performs beautifully, and offers so many attractive extra features. And Ox's satisfaction guarantee, which allows customers to return problematic products for replacement or refund at any point, offers another layer of reassurance.
We also appreciated the extra generous hold setting that, when activated, can maintain the water temperature for one hour. The kettle felt good in our hands and had a comfortable molded plastic handle and ergonomic finger rest.
The long, slender pour spout performed exactly as a gooseneck should: emitting a fine, even stream of water that's ideal for precision tasks like pouring steady circles into a pour-over or Chem ex coffee filter (or just avoiding splashing hot water all over your countertop). In end, we had just a few small quibbles: the cord on the base is annoyingly short, which could be an issue if your kitchen doesn't have a surfeit of outlets; the lid opens manually and sometimes feels a little sticky; and the company's one-year warranty seems a little stingy for such a complex piece of equipment.
We were impressed with the speed at which it brought water to a boil (4:45 minutes to be exact), and tests with our Therapy confirmed the reliability of its thermostat. The water had no “off” flavors; the carafe is compact; and the base has a nice long cord for flexible countertop placement.
The narrow spout pours cleanly without dripping and, though not as precise as a gooseneck, offers a fair amount of control for a conventional kettle. This kettle elicited audible sighs of admiration when we unboxed it in the test kitchen, and there's no doubt about it: the Fellow Stage EKG is a fine piece of industrial design.
Of course, all that polish comes with a price tag: At about $150, this kettle costs 50 percent more than even our (relatively pricey) top pick. That said, we loved the sleek, matte black finish and the minimalist, turntable-esque design of the square base with its smooth radial knob and bright digital temperature readout.
The kettle performed consistently and accurately during temperature tests and the slender spout yielded a nice, even pour. Our commerce editor Emily Johnson has had it in her kitchen for the past few years, and reports that it holds up well even with frequent use.
Still, the Cuisinart Perfected Stainless Steel Electric is an effective, fast kettle with a variety of preset, one-touch temperature controls, a high-quality finish, and a great pouring mechanism. The other model we tried from Fellow, called the Core EKG electric kettle, looks identical to the luxury one featured above except without the gooseneck spout.
Instead, it features the standard pitcher spout, which makes it easier for filling up pots of water but harder for precision pours. Like all products made by the iconic Italian company, the Meg 50s Retro Electric Kettle is super cute and comes in eight colors.
“Most mornings, turning on my electric kettle is the first thing I do in a bleary, sleepy state, and come back in a few minutes to fix myself coffee or tea. Not only is it easier, it's safer, because sometimes I let myself get back in bed and fall asleep after getting up to boil water, which would be a serious hazard if I were using the stove,” says Senior Food Editor Anna Stockwell.