Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:06 pm
Electric Tea Kettles are a great way to keep hot water ready for tea, coffee, snacks and even meals. Prices can vary greatly for this small appliance, but an electric kettle is a cheap addition to your home if you purchase one based on how much you will use it.
If you are a daily user, the investment in a top of the line kettle is a good idea, especially if it has a good warranty. Design and safety should always be a consideration when you are looking for a small appliance. Unlike many small appliances, electric kettles can vary greatly in design. There are many features to electric tea kettles, knowing what best fits your lifestyle is the first step to purchasing a kettle.
What to Look For In The Best Electric Tea Kettle
What your kettle is made of is important for how it looks in your home or office. Stainless steel, glass or plastic kettles are all attractive but the higher end kettles tend to be stainless steel or glass. BPA free is an important feature because your water will taste better and be safe for your consumption.
The wattage of a kettle is important for timing. You will want to purchase a kettle with higher wats if you want your water to boil faster.
There is also the heat of the exterior of the kettle. Many electric kettles get hot on the exterior, just like the kettles you place on the stove top. A cool-touch handle is an important feature. You can also find kettles that do not heat up on the exterior, which is convenient for homes with small children.
Most electric kettles come with a corded base that you remove the kettle from when serving. It is good to note this when purchasing an electric kettle.
If you are interested in measuring your water or seeing the level, some kettles will have a window for water levels. This is convenient for those who use the kettle throughout the day.
Noise and Steam
Some kettles can have a lot of steam when they boil or be noisier than others. Make sure you place your kettle in a good spot on the counter when it boils, so the steam it releases isn’t releasing toward items you don’t want wet or damaged.
If you want a kettle that is portable, a smaller size is great for transporting to the office and then back home. The larger kettles are for all-day use or when you have guests. They can hold between 1 and 1.8-liters for a standard kettle.
Are you Sure You Want Tea?
One last thing before we get on to the product reviews – we also have reviews for cold brew coffee makers. Not everyone who likes tea also likes coffee, but some do! If cold brew is your thing make sure to check it out.
Electric Tea Kettle Reviews
1. Meuller Ultra
The Mueller Ultra is an electric, cordless, glass tea kettle. It holds 1.8 liters and has a colorful LED light. There is also an auto shut-off feature and boil-dry protection to keep the pot from burning if it is out of water.
The kettle is made of Borosilicate glass which helps prevent scratches. The glass gives the boiled water a cleaner taste versus plastic kettles. The LED’s shine when the kettle is heating. This tea kettle is great because it heats water quickly, then you can use it for a variety of things: coffee, tea, breakfast cereals and more. The kettle is easy to clean and begs to be a regular appliance in a small space.
When the Meuller Ultra kettle is removed from the base it has a smart design and is cordless for classy pouring and serving guests. It will save you money and time because it boils water so fast, is easy to clean and doesn’t overboil.
The Meuller Ultra is an attractive, smart, kettle that is great for boiling water fast. It is safe, efficient and attractive!
2. Epica 6-Temperature
The first thing you will notice about the Epica 6-Temperature electric kettle is that it is stainless steel. If you have stainless steel appliances this kettle will be an attractive addition to your kitchen. The kettle is BPA free which means your water will taste better and be safer to drink. There is an automatic shut-off and the handle stays cool when you are using the kettle.
The Epica Kettle has a warming feature, so your water will stay heated for two hours. There are 6 temperature settings for you to discover the best temp for what you are adding the water too. The base rotates, so the kettle is easy to use.
The Epica 6-Temperature features memory-recall, for quick reheating, a one-touch setting to keep the water hot for 2 hours, a clear level gauge and presets.
The Epica has a great design, it is fast, attractive and has many features for those who like the convenience of hot water throughout the day.
The Secura electric water kettle is a double wall stainless steel kettle. It has a cool-touch exterior that is black, while the lid, rim, interior, spout, and filter are all stainless steel. The exterior is BPA free and the plastic never meets the water you are boiling. The kettle has a 1.8-quart capacity and an auto shut off, so the water never boils dry.
The Secura is very easy to keep clean, as they offer an easy access opening on the kettle. The water in this kettle heats in just minutes with it’s 1500W of power to heat.
There is a 2-year warranty for this product, making it a long-lasting investment for your morning routine.
In all, the Secura is a long-lasting tea kettle that is safe and tends to last longer than others because of it’s double wall construction. If you are looking for a simple kettle to just heat your water and go, the Secura may be the perfect one for you.
4. AmazonBasics Stainless
The AmazonBasics electric tea kettle holds 1.0-liters of water. It has 1500W of power to heat your water fast and save you time and money on your power bill. It is cordless and fits on a power base.
The kettle by AmazonBasics has an automatic shutoff for safety and a cord wrap to pack up the unit without a cord hanging off it. The unit is easy to clean and has a removable filter. There is a window to view water levels and measure how much you are putting into the kettle.
AmazonBasics makes sure that all of the materials that your water will come in contact with are BPA free, so your boiled water is the highest quality.
There is a 1-year limited warranty with the AmazonBasics electric kettle.
If you are looking for a simple and smaller kettle, the AmazonBasics has a great price point, comes with a nice cordless design and is great for one person who enjoys the convenience of having hot water readily available.
5. Hamilton Beach
The Hamilton Beach electric kettle is a 1.7-liter, stainless steel kettle. It shuts off automatically to protect the unit from boiling dry. The drip-free spout and stay-cool handle make the Hamilton Beach kettle a great addition when you have guests visiting.
Filling and serving are the best features of this kettle. It has cord-free serving and two windows, so you can see how much water is left. If you only want a certain amount of water, the Hamilton Beach is very convenient because of the two water level windows. You can view exactly how much water you are adding by measurements.
The Hamilton Beach kettle features a 1-year limited warranty and is 2.2 pounds.
If you are looking for a sleek water kettle, the Hamilton Beach is an attractive unit for any kitchen counter. It is also convenient enough to take to the office or to a school break room to use during the day. It is easier and more efficient than heating water on a stove-top or in the microwave.
The Zeppoli Electric kettle is a BPA free, glass kettle. It is 1.7-liters and is finished with stainless steel features. This kettle has LED lights, so you know when the water is heating, without having to check the unit continuously. It takes about 5 to 6 minutes for the water to be at a full boil and then the auto shut-off kicks in and the unit shuts off.
The Zeppoli kettle is great for rushed mornings in a modern kitchen. You can fill the kettle, set it to boil and go on with getting ready, while it heats water for you. Over-boiling is not an issue, like a stovetop kettle or heating water in the microwave.
There is a wide opening lid, to clean or fill the kettle with water. The Zeppoli is cool to the touch, while being one of the most attractive kettles on the market.
This kettle is cordless and 3.2 pounds. Being glass, measuring water and seeing how much is left in the unit is not a problem.
This unit is attractive and would look great in any kitchen or office.
The Ovente 1.5L kettle is a glass, electric kettle with auto shut-off. The kettle has LED lights that are illuminated while the water boils. The filter is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
The Ovente is a smaller kettle but has all of the great features of a larger kettle. It is made with heat resistant borosilicate glass and has cord storage in the base of the unit. The lid opens with just one touch, so you can multi-task easier in the mornings.
This unit weighs 2 pounds and has a 1-year limited warranty.
The Ovente kettle is 1100W and BPA free. It is a nice kettle if you are looking for a fast way to boil water for quick meals or tea/coffee. At maximum water capacity the boiling point should be around 7 minutes and is an easy way to save money on a power bill.
It is important to note that this kettle’s auto shut-off may not work in higher altitudes and the body of the kettle gets very hot during operation. To avoid burns, use the cool-touch handle.