Best Electric Kettles

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 10, 2019
Today you can hardly find a kitchen without an electric kettle. It boils water easily and unbelievably quickly. But a variety of available models still puzzles you? Our best electric kettles review will help you make up your mind. Read it and choose your kettle. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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CAPACITY
POWER CONSUMPTION
HEATING ELEMENT
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TEMPERATURE MODES
USABILITY
Warranty
 
PROS
An electric kettle with a memory feature, allowing you to take it off the base for 2 minutes without loosing the temperature settings.
CONS
White inscriptions on water indicator are a bit difficult to read.
OUR VERDICT
A modern electric kettle with a number of temperature settings and different functions that allow you to make a variety of teas. It is a perfect choice for those who like differently brewed tea.
detailed parameters
DESIGN
Stainless steel electric kettle with a plastic handle
CAPACITY

1.7 L

POWER CONSUMPTION

1500 watts

HEATING ELEMENT
Disc
CONTROLS
Digital controls, LED-backlit buttons
TEMPERATURE MODES
Boiling, Temperature maintenance, Preset temperature settings
USABILITY
Auto shut-off, Boil dry protection, Water window, Removable cleanable filter, Lid release button, Sleep mode
Warranty

3-year limited

PROS

The entire body of the kettle is made of ceramics which allows saving natural water taste without any smacks and odors. Besides, ceramics is good at keeping the water hot for longer, which means you will need to turn the kettle on less often.

CONS

Light design is prone to stains. 

OUR VERDICT

For anyone who appreciate little vintage things, this porcelain teapot will be a good option. It will beautifully go with any kitchen interior all while delivering the performance of a modern electric kettle.

detailed parameters
DESIGN

Ceramic body, handle, and a removable lid

CAPACITY

1.2 L

POWER CONSUMPTION

1200 watts

HEATING ELEMENT

Disc

CONTROLS

Mechanical controls, Illuminated power switch

TEMPERATURE MODES

Boiling 

USABILITY

Auto shut-off and boil dry protection, 360-degree rotating power base, Cord storage, Narrow S-shaped spout

Warranty

2-year limited

PROS

Double-wall heat-insulating pot ensures quicker boiling. Moreover, it keeps water hot for a longer period of time.

CONS

The power cord is a little short.

OUR VERDICT

The Secura SWK-1701DB is a highly durable and safe electric kettle with a stainless steel interior that will become your reliable assistant in the kitchen for many years. It will not only boil water in a matter of minutes but also help you save electricity. Besides, this model is available in spectacular white and red colors.

detailed parameters
DESIGN
Stainless steel interior, BPA-free plastic exterior
CAPACITY

1.7 L

POWER CONSUMPTION

1500 watts

HEATING ELEMENT
Disc
CONTROLS
Mechanical controls, Illuminated power switch
TEMPERATURE MODES
Boiling
USABILITY
Cool touch exterior, Auto shut-off, Stainless steel filter
Warranty

2 years

PROS

Two water level windows are a handy feature making this model convenient both for left-handers and for right-handers. 

CONS

The lid doesn't flip fully open. 

OUR VERDICT

The Hamilton Beach electric kettle stands out for high-quality build and exceptional user convenience. It will easily withstand extensive daily use and make a great option both for home use and for the office. Meanhwile, its sleek modern design will fit any interior style.  

detailed parameters
DESIGN

Stainless steel body with a plastic handle and lid 

CAPACITY

1.7 L

POWER CONSUMPTION

1500 watts 

HEATING ELEMENT

Disc

CONTROLS

Mechanical controls, Power indicator light

TEMPERATURE MODES

Boiling 

USABILITY

Auto shutoff with boil-dry protection, 360-degree rotating base, Drip-free spout, Stay-cool handle, Two water level windows, Removable mesh filter

Warranty

1 year

PROS

With the body made of BPA-free plastic, this model will save your peace of mind about drinking pure water free from any chemicals. Meanwhile, a scale filter is removable for descaling. 

CONS

The power toggle is not illuminated. 

OUR VERDICT

The Ovente KP72B is a classic modern electric kettle with an illuminated water window offered in 5 trendy color patterns and available at a really affordable price. Boiling 1.7 L of water almost in a flash, it makes a great choice both for a family kitchen and for the office or dorm. 

detailed parameters
DESIGN

BPA-free plastic body

CAPACITY

1.7 L

POWER CONSUMPTION

1100 watts

HEATING ELEMENT

Disc

CONTROLS

Mechanical control 

TEMPERATURE MODES

Boiling 

USABILITY

Auto shutoff with boil-dry protection, 360-degree rotating base, Drip-free spout, Stay-cool handle, Water level window with illumination, Removable mesh filter

Warranty

2-year limited warranty 

Cuisinart CPK-17AMZ

Design and Capacity

Cuisinart continues surprising us with a high quality of its kitchen appliances. And that's an excellent and modern electric kettle produced by Cuisinart. The stainless steel body makes this appliance solid and durable. Thanks to the plastic stay-cool handle, you can conveniently grip the kettle without getting any burns. This model boasts an amazing power of 1500 Watts for fast water heating and boiling. The maximum capacity is 1.7 litres, which is more than enough to make hot drinks for your whole family or a group of friends. CPK-17 comes with a concealed disc heating element without a direct contact with water to prevent scale formation.
Review of Cuisinart CPK-17AMZ Cordless Electric Kettle

Temperature Modes and Controls

The Cuisinart CPK-17 electric kettle has 6 preset temperature modes to make a variety of teas: Delicate (160°F), Green (175°F), White (185°F), Oolong (190°F), Herbal (200°F), Black (Boil – 212°F), French Press (200°F). So, this kettle is a perfect choice for real connoisseurs of this hot drink. The backlit LED controls allow you to pick the right temperature even in a dim room (at night, for example). When it's necessary, you can use the Keep Warm mode to maintain the selected temperature for 30 minutes. This electric kettle features all the necessary functions for your convenience.
Cuisinart CPK-17AMZ Cordless Electric Kettle in the use

Usability and Extras

This model has the basic safety functions such as automatic shut-off and boil-dry protection. The lid release button allows easy filling and cleaning the kettle. The water level indicator shows if you need to add more water. To make this kettle look elegant, the water level indicator has an LED lighting. Furthermore, this kettle is equipped with a removable filter for convenient cleaning from limescale. It has a unique memory feature, allowing you to take the kettle off the base for 2 minutes and yet, keep all your temperature settings saved. Additionally, the Keep Warm function maintains the preset temperature for 30 minutes. Finally, if the kettle is not in use for 5 minutes, it automatically switches to the Sleep Mode. Indicator lights and the heating element will be off, keeping all the settings stored in memory.
Detailed review of Cuisinart CPK-17AMZ Cordless Electric Kettle

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What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

This is perfect in many ways; easy to use, heats up fast, temperature is perfect, great safety features, very attractive appliance, takes up little space, perfect size.

Features

The controls are a little excessive with small print on most of the temperature setting buttons. The manufacturer printed both the type of tea and the temperature each button will heat to.

Key Specs

If you've wondered why all your tea tastes a little burnt or why all your green tea tastes like grass, you need this. It makes it really easy to get the proper temperature for your beverages so you can taste the flavors. Plus, the large capacity is super nice.

Power

The power station does not get hot making it safe around inattentive people.
 

BELLA 13622

Tribute to Tradition

Today, an electric kettle is an appliance you can come across in any kitchen, be it a big household or a small apartment. Being the product of modern technology, most models feature sleek designs in steel and plastic and have a contemporary or even futuristic look. They are meant to quickly heat up water for you to sip your cup of tea and go on your daily errands minutes later. However, if we look back to the tea drinking habits of the past centuries, we would see porcelain tea sets with lovely teapots steaming with freshly brewed tea. If you miss that coziness and special vibes of traditional tea ceremonies, an electric kettle from Bella will catch your fancy.

As the name suggests, you’ll get a really beautiful thing that rather reminds a fine porcelain teapot traditionally used for brewing tea. It is distinguished by a nice classic design with a long gooseneck spout, large delicately shaped handle, and a cute removable lid on the top. The model comes in several design patterns ranging from floral images to oriental, Victorian, and marble patterns, all perfectly matching any classic, province or rustic interior and adding a kind of classy chic to any modern or fusion style.

As aesthetically looking as it is, the kettle body is all made of ceramics that allows saving natural water taste without any strange smacks or flavors. Ceramic glaze fully meets the strictest US standards and contains no lead, thus, exuding no harmful compounds to the water. Other than that, ceramics can keep boiled water hot for longer, allowing you to turn the kettle on less often and save on energy bills.

Review of BELLA 13622 Electric Ceramic Tea Kettle

... and Modern Functionality

Behind a discrete design of a classic ceramic kettle, you’ll find convenience and functionality of a modern electric appliance. The unit features a fully detachable power base that rotates 360 degrees to conveniently lift the kettle up and put it back from any side. Inside the kettle, there is a solid heating element concealed underneath the stainless steel disc to ensure quick and even heating. A small control switch under the handle is backlit during the kettle operation and will shut off automatically once the water reaches the boiling point. The capacity of 1.2L is not the highest out there, yet, it is enough for having breakfast or midday tea with the family.

The safety features are also not overlooked. The boil-dry protection option is there to prevent overheating while a long gooseneck spout will ensure control pours without the risk of burns.

To conclude, the Bella ceramic electric kettle combines the style and sophistication of a traditional porcelain teapot with all the benefits of a modern appliance. It will make an elegant addition to any interior style and will be highly appreciated by all lovers of vintage items.

BELLA 13622 Electric Ceramic Tea Kettle in the use

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Secura SWK-1701DB

Design and Capacity

A stylish and elegant kettle with a metallic body and BPA-free plastic interior is distinguished by its extreme durability, long service life, and eye-catching design. Its laconic classic shape will perfectly match the interior of any domestic kitchen. And it can become an advantageous office option as well. Secura stainless steel electric kettle is one of the safest models as its design features dual heat insulating walls to prevent burns and keep water hot for a longer period. A hidden disc heating element excludes any contact with water and scaling. Meanwhile, it is also worth mentioning rather high 1500-Watt power and 1.7-liter capacity. In a matter of minutes, this top-rated electric kettle will boil a full pot of water to gather all your family and friends for a cup of delicious hot tea.

Review of Secura SWK-1701DB Stainless Steel Electric Water Kettle

Temperature Modes and Controls

The Secura SWK-1701DB has a fairly simple touch-of-a-button operation. To turn on the kettle, you only need to push a single illuminated mechanical switch. This model is initially designed only to boil water. Though it has no temperature controller to select the optimal temperature for some hot drinks, in this impressive kettle 1.7 L of water comes to a rolling boil in several minutes. It is an excellent high-capacity model for a big family. You will hardly need more boiling water to brew several cups of tea for breakfast or make instant noodles for a quick bite in the office. Hence, this model is certainly worth your attention!

Secura SWK-1701DB Stainless Steel Electric Water Kettle in the use

Usability and Extras

We can assure you that this smart electric kettle was created with the user's safety in mind and no plastic element or component comes in contact with boiling water, keeping it fresh and clear. Just mind occasional scratches on a stainless steel interior coating to prevent the risk of iron oxides getting to the water. Yet, it will take pains to scratch that durable coating! This solid design will serve you for years. And a cool touch plastic body contributes to the ultimate safety of an immaculate Secura electric kettle. To finalize the list of handy extras, an auto switch-off function will turn off the kettle when the water reaches boiling point, and the steel filter will prevent scale coming into your cup. The Secura SWK-1701DB cares about your comfort and safety!

Detailed review of Secura SWK-1701DB Stainless Steel Electric Water Kettle

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What customers say about this product

Features

It boils water quickly, and keeps it around boiling for a minute or two then powers off. It's just the right amount of time for me to set up my french press and coffee grounds while it boils.

Size & Weight

I use the pot two times a day. I love the size, it perfectly fills my tea pot. Not a speck of rust. Still very happy!

Power

It has 1500 watts of power, a 2 prong, 35 inch power cord, which is nice that someone finally made a power cord long enough to reach decently on my counter, but its not too long, either.

Key Specs

Love the color. Large capacity (1.7 L), and it heats fast. Wide mouth for easy access to fill kettle and clean it. Easy to clean. Light-weight despite stainless steel interior.
 

Hamilton Beach 40880

With Focus on Quality

Hamilton Beach is a popular and reputed brand in the industry of kitchen appliances. Electric kettles from Hamilton Beach are considered one of the best in all price segments since the product quality and functionality have always been the manufacturer's top priorities. The Hamilton Beach 40880 is not an exception.

What makes a really good electric kettle? It’s a reliable design and quick heating performance. The Hamilton Beach 40880 has it all. The kettle body is made of first-class stainless steel so it can endure extensive use, high temperatures, and perfectly resist physical impact. The heating element of the kettle is made of stainless steel too. All of this ensures durability of the kettle and its more hygienic use with no harmful compounds infiltrating your drinks.

A rapid-boil heating system with 1500 watts of power will bring water to the boiling point really fast, times faster than a microwave or a conventional stove top, and faster than many other models from the same price range. Meanwhile, 1.7-L capacity that is equivalent to 7 full cups will make it a valuable purchase for a large household or small office.

Review of Hamilton Beach 40880 Electric Kettle

... Safety and Convenience

Like any average electric kettle, the Hamilton Beach 40880 has all convenience and safety features. Using it is very simple. You just need to lift the switch up to boil the water and the kettle will turn off automatically after the heating cycle is over. To make it convenient to pour the drink, the kettle has a cool-to-touch handle and a fully detachable rotating base for hassle-free serving.

Two transparent water level windows with measurement marks are a handy feature that makes this model convenient both for left-handers and for right-handers. Meanwhile, a drip-free spout allows for easy pouring and a mesh filter keeps water clean. A standard boil-dry safety feature is also there to avert overheat and prolong the unit service life. And the cord storage will keep the cord neatly rolled underneath the base, allowing you to save some counter space.

Besides, the Hamilton Beach 40880 is really affordable, which makes it a good deal for most anyone. So if you're looking for a high-quality electric kettle with an affordable price tag, this one can be the best option.

Hamilton Beach 40880 Electric Kettle in the use

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Ovente KP72B

Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

An electric kettle is not the most expensive kitchen appliance and rather something that everyone can afford. Yet, the price tags of popular premium brands normally start from around 30$ and anything that goes below raises doubts in terms of quality. And it is definitely hard to imagine that you can get a good electric kettle at about 15$, especially if you've had a bad experience before. However, the KP72B kettle from Ovente is different. With this kettle, you can save and get the money's worth at the same time.

The Ovente KP72W is an attractive model that boasts a classic design and is offered in 5 color patterns ranging from traditional black and white to vivid green, pink, and fuchsia. Thanks to this, you can choose any color that best fits your kitchen interior (and mood). Furthermore, it has a nice blue illumination that adds to its beautiful design and makes it look more stylish. Though the body of the kettle is made of plastic rather than stainless steel typical of premium models, the item is high quality and durable and will work wonderfully for years.

When it comes to functionality, the Ovente is in no way inferior to its more expensive competitors as well. It is fitted with a concealed stainless steel disc heating element that not only lasts longer in general but also allows the kettle to boil water much faster than its rivals. Just so that you have an idea of how quick it is, 1.7 liters of water will be brought to boil in less than 6 minutes, which is amazingly quick. Given that 1.7-liter capacity is equal to 6 cups of hot water, this means you'll need a little more than 5 minutes to make a drink for all your family. Meanwhile, if it's only two of you, the kettle will boil water almost in an instant.

After reaching the boiling temperature, the unit automatically shuts off, and if you ever accidentally turn the kettle on with no water in carafe, the included dry boil protection option will turn it off immediately. For safe and convenient pouring, the handle remains cool to the touch and the kettle swivels 360 degrees around the base.
Review of Ovente KP72B Electric Kettle

On Par Water Quality

The biggest problem with plastic pots and eventually the main reason for customer concern is that many types of plastic might appear toxic and release harmful chemicals when heated. Yet, it’s not the case with the Ovente. They use high-quality plastic that contains no BPA or any components that can negatively affect your health or change the taste of water. A combo of the stainless steel heating disc and plastic body works just great. The water is boiled much faster, no toxic chemicals are leached into the water, and there will be no plastic taste and smell in the hot water. So, with the Ovente, you can be sure about the quality and safety of the water you drink.

To round things up, the OventeKP72B is a great model in its price range. It's functional, durable and affordable. It has all the necessary features to make its use extra safe. And it boils water really fast. A practical choice for use at home as well as in the office, dorm room, caravan or country house.

Ovente KP72B Electric Kettle in the use

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What Is an Electric Kettle?

There is a variety of kitchen appliances to boil water for hot drinks like coffee or tea. An electric kettle is one of them and this small unit allows you to boil water for different needs very quickly. This appliance does not require a stove as a traditional kettle does. An electric kettle can work right off the mains. So, you can put this appliance anywhere in your kitchen in the vicinity of a power outlet. This modern appliance boils water by means of a heating element, which is heated by electric power. Usually, kettle capacity is sufficient for making several cups of hot beverages. Our best electric kettles review is focused on several models with different functions so that you can choose the one that perfectly fits your requirements.

If you are looking for an appliance to boil a lot of water and maintain its temperature at the preset level, we recommend paying your attention to water boilers presented in one of our reviews.

What Features to Compare

Design and Capacity

There are lots of electric kettles on the market and they differ in the materials they are made of; each of them has its pros and cons. Stainless steel kettles are the most durable and less exposed to damages and deformations but at the same time, their housing becomes very hot quickly. Glass models catch your eye due to their design. Such kettles are user-friendly as the glass has no effect on water. Plastic allows making kettles of any shape and design. Meanwhile, it does not heat up too much. As for ceramics, it is quite a new material used on such kitchen appliances. It is also user-friendly but at the same time, it is fragile and pretty heavy as compared to other materials. If you choose an electric kettle for a big family, consider the models with the capacity over 1.5 liters to get a bigger amount of hot water. The power of a kettle is also essential because it determines how fast the appliance can heat up the water to the desired temperature. Commonly, big electric kettles for families have the power of 1500 Watts for quick water boiling (just several minutes). Smaller models are usually less powerful but they are highly efficient, too. Also, mind the type of a heating element. There exist coil and disc heating elements, both having their pros and cons. Coil heating elements are less noisy but more exposed to limescale. As a result, it's harder to clean them. While disc heating elements are durable and more convenient to clean, they produce more noise during operation. Another important aspect is that coil electric kettles have only one fixed position on the base while kettles with disc heating elements have 360-degree swivel cordless connector. Thus, due to this rotating base, the kettle can be placed on the base in any position.

Temperature Modes and Controls

Modern electric kettles are much more functional that conventional stovetop kettles. They can both boil water and hold the desired temperature for some time. Some models even have a variable temperature control, allowing you either to select one of the available preset temperatures or set the one you need; as you know, different hot beverages require different temperatures. Such a feature provides the necessary water temperature for brewing a variety of teas. It will surely please tea lovers. Today, electric kettles have different types of controls for setting the exact temperature and using some additional features of kettles. For users' convenience, some kettles come with backlit controls or LED lights. And the most sophisticated models even have small screens where all the information is displayed.

Usability and Extras

An automatic shut-off feature protects an electric kettle from overheating after boiling or heating up to a certain temperature. As a result, it will protect the kettle from serious damage (that might even result in a failure of the appliance). A water level indicator allows you to see when you need to add water. And an automatic kettle lid release ensures easy filling and cleaning. Furthermore, the shape and size of a spout influence pouring accuracy and prevent splashes. Basically, modern electric kettles are equipped with cleanable filters to avoid limescale formation (which happens during the boiling process). And finally, some electric kettles come with a count-up timer that helps you control the time of water heating.

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