I’ve always been a purist when it comes to tea, much like how I still choose books over e-readers. Yet, as much as I adore the appearance of a stovetop tea kettle, the simplicity and practicality of an electric kettle rapidly won me over.
It might be excruciating to wait for water to boil, especially if it prevents you from getting your coffee dose. An electric kettle may help you enjoy your treasured coffee or tea more quickly, whether you choose to use a pour-over dripper or French press.
The greatest electric kettles, however, are capable of more than just fast heating water. Some offer automated keep-warm features, digital temperature settings, and even suggested water temperatures. To assist you in selecting the ideal electric kettle for you, we examined some of the top devices currently available.
The Hamilton Beach 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle (also available at Amazon) is the greatest bargain, while the Cuisinart PerfecTemp ($98.00) is the finest overall.
The Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle (offered at Amazon) is the ideal gooseneck choice for individuals who require a gradual drop to brew pour-over coffee.
Electric kettle with 1.7 litres, Cuisinart PerfecTemp
This kettle may not have a very unique appearance, but it does its function quite well and costs a very reasonable amount for what it provides: Six pre-programmed heat settings, ranging from 160°F to 212°F, to enable you steep black tea or green tea to your preferred strength; readily readable, intuitive controls. Once you’ve chosen your preferred temperature and pressed the start button, your water will boil in just five short minutes, signalled by a sequence of beeps.
No matter how many times you remove the kettle from the base, the machine instantly switches to a convenient keep warm mode, and the boil dry prevention feature prevents it from boiling if you turn it on without first filling it up. This device earned our top rank because it is simple to use and works quickly. It also has a three-year warranty.
- Tea brewing temperatures that are already set Intelligent
- quick boiling
- somewhat heavier
Cosori Gooseneck Electric Kettle
This Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle strikes the ideal balance between form and function. Its sleek design and compact size make it rather appealing, and it had the quickest boil time of any gooseneck kettle we tested. We also like the simple digital preset selections and the series of sounds that tell us when the water is prepared.
We were able to effortlessly manage the speed when producing pour-over coffee. Without worrying about spilling, the pace may be slowed down to virtually a trickle or increased. It is simple to manage because to its small weight and straight handle. Up to an hour after boiling, the Stay Warm function ensures that your water will still be hot when you return for more.
The main shortcomings of this model are its lower capacity—at just.8 litres, it barely produces enough coffee for two—and an inside max line that can be a little difficult to see.
- Beautiful design
- Computerized settings provide accuracy without having to think
- easy and tidy pour
- less than 1L in volume
- unreadable Max line
1.7-liter Hamilton Beach electric kettle
You probably own at least one Hamilton Beach gadget, and based on Amazon ratings, this kettle is quite popular, which is understandable. It costs rather little and heated one litre of water in little over four and a half minutes, making it one of our fastest boilers.
It works like a condensed version of our top selection; instead of having numerous temperature settings like the Cuisinart kettle that won, this Hamilton Beach kettle only has an on/off switch, and it shuts off when the water is finished instead of beeping.
This device is one of the least conspicuous and small on our list if you don’t have much counter space. It functions as well as many more costly kettles, earning it the title of our bargain selection.
- Quick boiling Compact style
- absence of temperature controls
Small kettle by Smeg
Even though it lacks an LCD screen, temperature adjustments, or sound alarms, the Smeg Tiny Kettle performs better than other of the list’s more advanced alternatives. It looks great on a kitchen counter and was a joy to use.
At a boil time of 4 minutes and 19 seconds, it’s the quickest kettle we’ve tested in terms of boiling times.
Apart from its outward appearance, the kettle’s physical design is significant. The Smeg has a rather broad spout, which we expected would result in splashing, yet it flowed just as nicely into a little teacup as it did a mug with a wide opening. Also, it is portable and takes up little tabletop space.
If you’re looking for a straightforward, eye-catching machine, its speed and design more than make up for its lack of a Stay Warm feature and one easy on/off button that goes off after the water has boiled.
- Beautiful design
- Quick boil period
- Simple to use
- No audio notifications
- No temperature regulation
1.8-Liter Electric Kettle by Breville
This is one of the priciest kettles we tested, but it’s clear why because it consistently outperformed the competition. Officially, it was one thousandth of a point below the Cuisinart, which had the highest rating, but it was not enough to make up for the price difference. It boasts the most comfortable raise-lid button, and the lid slowly raises as opposed to bursting open.
The kettle is simple to use and has five clearly stated temperature and brew settings as well as a 20-minute keep-warm function. The fact that it reached a boil in less than 5 minutes made it one of the fastest boilers, and we appreciate how it beeps to let you know when the water is ready, as opposed to discreetly turning off like the majority of the kettles we tested.
This is a wonderful option if you take your tea seriously. The Cuisinart, however, took first place because while being far less expensive, it still has all the same bells and whistles.
- Simple to use
- Quick boiling time
- customizable temperature controls