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9 Best Electric Kettles (2023): Gooseneck, Temperature Control, Cheap

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Cosori Electric Glass Kettle

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$40 at Amazon

A Class Above

Breville IQ

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$140 at Amazon

A Gooseneck Kettle for Precision Pours

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle

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$165 at Amazon

Best Kid-Proof Kettle

Zwilling Enfinigy Cool Touch Kettle Pro

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$130 at Amazon

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If you don’t have an electric kettle in your kitchen, you’re missing out. Not only are these appliances slightly more energy-efficient than using a stovetop, but they’re portable and boil water more quickly. These days, electric kettles come in various sizes with different kinds of spouts, and you’ll often find models with customizable temperature settings too—allowing you to set the perfect brew temp for your pour-over coffee or loose-leaf tea.

But there are a lot of electric kettles out there. If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck or one that’s particularly great for coffee, we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve been using over a dozen models in our lives over the past year to find out what’s the best and what’s junk. These are our favorite electric kettles worthy of your countertop.

For more kitchen guides, check out the Best Espresso Machines, the Best Latte & Cappucino Makers, the Best Air Fryers and the Best Chef’s Knives.

Updated May 2023: We’ve added the Breville IQ, KitchenAid Pro Line, Wolf Gourmet True Temperature and Hay Sowden kettles.

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    Best Overall

    Cosori Electric Glass Kettle

    At the end of the day, the primary task of an electric kettle is to … boil water. You shouldn’t have to spend more than $100 for one. That’s why, for most people, the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle will do the job just fine without costing a fortune. Made of borosilicate glass, the Cosori is durable even when exposed to high temperatures, and while it’s heavier than the stainless steel kettles I’ve tested, the rounded handle offers a sturdy hold (even with my smaller hands).

    The bottom of the kettle has a built-in blue LED, which turns on when the water is boiling and off when it’s done—it automatically shuts off when it’s done boiling. The LED is really convenient for when I’m moving around my apartment; I just glance over at it once in a while to see whether the light is still on or not. The Cosori is on the louder side, but it boils quickly. I boiled a little more than one liter of water in just four minutes. Best of all, it pours quite smoothly. 

    Boils up to 1.7 liters

    $40 at Amazon

    $40 at Target

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    A Class Above

    Breville IQ

    Breville (Sage in the UK and Australia) has carved out a niche in the small appliance market as purveyors of high-quality products—far from cheap, but not too premium—and this 2,400-W kettle epitomizes their approach to form and function. It feels good, looks good, works well, boils quickly, and should last for years. It also teaches you the correct temperature to brew better-tasting drinks, with five presets including those for brewing green tea, oolong, coffee, and black tea. Yes, there are loads of buttons as a result, but all of them make sense.

    In WIRED contributor Chris Haslam’s test kitchen, lined up alongside the KitchenAid, Hay, and Wolf options, it was the undisputed champion of repeat use—with comments about the ease and smoothness of the pour commonplace—which, given the quality of the competition, is saying something. There’s genuinely nothing to fault here, and while the price point is high, it’s not extortionate, and the look will happily fit in with most kitchen schemes.

    Boils up to 1.8 liters (1.7-liter Sage version)

    $140 at Amazon

    $140 at Best Buy

    $135 at Walmart

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    A Gooseneck Kettle for Precision Pours

    Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle

    Fellow’s Stagg EKG kettle has a gooseneck spout—it quite literally looks like a goose’s neck. It’s the perfect option for anyone who loves making pour-over coffee because it gives you precise control when pouring water over the coffee grounds. But WIRED reviewer Jaina Grey recommends it for anyone, whether you brew coffee or not. Thanks to the temperature control knob and LCD display, you have the luxury of heating up water at any temperature. It’s great for tea lovers that prefer steeping at specific temps or bakers who need a narrow spout for certain recipes. 

    There’s a smart version, the EKG+, complete with Fellow’s iOS companion app (there’s no Fellow Android app, but you can use the Acaia Brewmaster app). The app functionality is minimal (and is generally clunky). You can use it to turn the kettle on and off, change the temperature, and keep an eye on it without needing to head to the kitchen. That’s about it. I recommend skipping the “smart” version and sticking with the regular Fellow Stagg EKG to save some cash.

    Boils up to 0.9 liters

    $165 at Amazon

    $165 at Crate and Barrel

    $195 at Fellow

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    Best Kid-Proof Kettle

    Zwilling Enfinigy Cool Touch Kettle Pro

    If you’ve got kids that love to touch everything on the kitchen countertop, I recommend the Enfinigy Cool Touch Kettle Pro for peace of mind. It has a heat-insulated double-walled body—the water stays hot on the inside while the kettle remains cool on the outside. You won’t have any worries about burning your prints off when touching the stainless steel kettle. The dock you place the kettle on features a touchscreen display with six presets you can cycle through, including specific temperatures for tea and coffee from 140 degrees up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit. There’s also a dedicated button for baby formula, which heats up water to a specific temperature safe to pour into the formula, and another button keeps the water warm for up to 30 minutes. It’s quick to boil and quiet—letting out a couple of short beeps when it’s done. 

    My only gripe? The touchscreen display can be finicky; occasionally I had to tap it a few times to wake it up. That’s easy to forgive because this is arguably the sleekest-looking electric kettle I’ve tested so far. I tested it at my parent’s house, where my mom has a tendency to stash away appliances she deems unattractive. The Zwilling remained on the countertop. In fact, she liked it so much that she bought a matching toaster that now sits next to the kettle in the kitchen. 

    Boils up to 1.5 liters

    $130 at Amazon

    $130 at Target

    $130 at Walmart

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    Best for Beginner Tea Enthusiasts

    Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle

    Former WIRED contributor Jeffrey Van Camp has been using Cuisinart’s PerfecTemp for at least two years now and he’s been happy with it. It’s especially great for tea lovers because it comes with six preset buttons for green tea, white tea, oolong tea, and black tea, plus a “delicate” button for light and spring teas that boils the water to 160 degrees (the sixth preset is for French press coffee). There’s a backlit water window that lets you see how much water you’re filling it with (helpful if your kitchen doesn’t have the best lighting), and a blue light indicates when it’s boiling water and on what setting. There’s a mesh filter near the pouring spout you can remove and clean as well.

    Unfortunately, there’s no simple way to mute the alarm that goes off when it’s done boiling water. It’s a little too loud and runs a smidge too long. (You can mute it, but it requires taking the kettle apart, which isn’t endorsed by the manufacturer.)

    Boils up to 1.7 liters

    $99 at Amazon

    $100 at Target

    $99 at Walmart

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    A Quieter Boil

    KitchenAid 1.5 L Pro Line

    Founded in Ohio in 1919, Kitchenaid is the original “retro” small appliance brand, and while best known for their die-cast metal mixers, they’ve evolved, and their old-school appliances are well worth a look. Stove-top aesthetics aside, there’s nothing retro about this 1.5-liter design as it has a sliding 50-to-100-degree-Celsius adjustable temperature gauge, keep-warm function, and dual wall insulation, meaning it remains cool to the touch while the water stays hotter for longer. There’s even a second temperature dial on the kettle, so a quick glance can tell you how hot the water is inside.

    But what was noticeable in our tests was just how quiet it was when boiling compared to the competition, with a gentle “finished” tone, rather than an aggressive beep. If you’re always up first or are a sensitive soul in the morning, this is the kettle for you. It also has an easy-to-remove-and-clean limescale filter and the whole package is well thought out. It lacks a bit of the premium feel of the Breville, and is heavy and spendy in comparison, but if you’re sold on the look, the kettle will serve you well.

    Boils up to 1.5 liters

    $300 at Walmart

    $200 at KitchenAid

    $199 at Amazon UK

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    For the Retro Look

    Smeg Electric Kettle

    Looks matter, and if you want a stylish kettle in your kitchen, look no further than Smeg. It comes in a variety of different colors (I opted for pink). It adds a really fun, bright pop of color next to the more bland-looking appliances in my kitchen. At around 3.6 pounds, it is on the heavier side for an electric kettle. It makes up for this weight by boiling very quickly—so much so that I often just waited for it to finish boiling (it does come with an automatic shutoff feature, so you can safely leave it unsupervised too). On the back is a small window that lets you see exactly how much water you’re pouring in. 

    Despite the high price, it doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles as other electric kettles on this list. There’s no connected app or dial for precise temperature settings, and there’s no LED or sound to let you know it’s done boiling. As a casual tea drinker, I didn’t miss those features. It’s just a cute, spendy, and reliable electric kettle. (There is a pricier Smeg ($250) with some of those features, including preset temperature settings and a keep warm function, but we haven’t tested it yet.)

    Boils up to 1.7 liters

    $190 at Amazon

    $190 at Crate & Barrel

    $190 at Wayfair

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    Professional Grade

    Wolf Gourmet True Temperature

    To anyone with even a passing interest in cooking gear, the chunky red control dial found on Wolf range ovens is a symbol of big budgets, swanky kitchens, and the pinnacle of professional-grade home appliances. The Wolf True Temperature shares these traits, and if you’ve already invested in the brand, you won’t balk at the price. For everyone else, it may seem a bit excessive, but there’s no denying it’s a very good kettle.

    It’s built like a tank (reassuringly, it also comes with a five-year warranty) and every aspect screams “professional kitchen.” It’s easy to clean, the removable lid has a huge easy-rinsing water filter, the body is double-walled stainless steel for excellent insulation, and it feels great to pick up and pour. There are also pinpoint precision temperature controls from 95 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit (35 to 100 degrees Celsius), so if you demand your coffee is brewed at 199 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ve got it. You can also set it to keep warm for up to an hour after boiling. It’s wildly expensive, but it does buy you entry to a very exclusive culinary club.

    Boils up to 1.5 liters

    $300 at Amazon

    $300 at Best Buy

    $300 at Wolf Gourmet

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    When Style’s the Only Thing

    Hay Sowden

    There’s a reason you’re familiar with the Hay Sowden kettle. It is the poster child for sexy water-heating and appears in a ridiculous number of interior-design-focused photoshoots and magazine features. It boasts a selection of understated, considered, and totally on-trend colorways that you simply don’t expect with small appliances. Unquestionably, it is the most beautiful kettle available.

    But here’s the thing: Beauty, in this instance, is only skin-deep. The contrasting and complimenting colorways and minimalist aesthetic mask the fact that it’s a basic plastic kettle. The wireless base is pitifully lightweight, the casing feels cheap, and the clunky button and opening mechanism belong on a $30 kettle. There’s no variable temperature control and the boil speed is average at best, but … it looks so good, and for some people that’s enough.

    Boils up to 1.5 liters

    $81 at HAY

    $119 at Liberty

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    More Good Kettles

    Honorable Mentions

    We’ve tested a number of kettles, but not every model deserves a top spot above. Here are a few others that work well, but don’t stand out in any particular way. 

    Art and Cook Electric Glass Kettle for $50: When I first unboxed Art and Cook’s electric glass kettle, there was one red flag: typos on both the box and instruction manual. That made me a little hesitant to test it, but my experience over the past six months has been perfectly fine. There’s no LED light like on the Cosori to indicate when it’s boiling, but it does hold slightly more water (1.8 liters as opposed to 1.7). It has an automatic shutoff feature, but overall, I found it a little slower to boil. 

    Elite Gourmet Cordless Electric Programmable Water Kettle for $55: There’s a digital temperature display (with five preset temperatures you can cycle through), a “Keep Warm” button, and color-changing LED lights to delineate specific temperatures, making this quite the feature-filled kettle for the price. I find it hard to memorize which temperature corresponds to which color, but you might pick it up faster over time (and if you’re a visual learner). Unfortunately, it’s sold out everywhere. 

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    Stainless Steel Vs. Glass

    Which Electric Kettle Should You Choose?

    Our electric kettle recommendations are either made of stainless steel or glass. If you’re wondering which to choose, there are pros and cons to both materials. 

    Glass electric kettles are easier to maintain. You can spot buildup in and around the kettle more clearly, though that might mean you’ll be cleaning it more often. Glass kettles are less likely to get rusty over time too. Since it’s see-through, it’s easier to fill with water and you can keep an eye on the boiling process. However, they are fragile—even if they’re made of durable glass, you still have to be careful.

    Stainless steel electric kettles tend to hide any kind of mucky buildup, but that doesn’t mean they’re a hassle to clean. They’re more durable and often don’t get as hot as glass kettles, so they’re a little safer to hold. Generally, there are also more styles and colors to choose from. 

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The function of an electric kettle is straightforward: to boil water. But it’s a crowded market, and the right model for one person might not be right for another. If you’re a pour-over-coffee diehard, a gooseneck is nonnegotiable (more on that below). If you prefer French press, the type of spout doesn’t matter so much. If tea is your beverage of choice, you already know that the brew temperature for a green tea differs significantly from that of a black tea, and you probably want a kettle that can dial in on that range. (I naïvely disregarded this until I got a temperature-controlled one of my own.) And while coffee and tea are the two main reasons people keep an electric kettle on their counters, maybe you just love instant noodles and want a quick and reliable boil when you’re hungry for dinner.

No matter your situation, there’s a right kettle out there for you — and I talked to a slew of experts to figure out the best of the bunch.

Some kettles have a classic, beak-shaped pour spout that dispenses water fairly quickly. Others have a gooseneck: a long, skinny spout shaped like a backwards “S,” snaking its way from the bottom of the kettle out and towards the top. A gooseneck pours pretty slowly, giving you a better handle over speed and the surface area you’re covering with water. This might not matter so much when filling up a mug for tea, but it is imperative for something like pourover, where the stream of water over the coffee grounds needs to be ultra-precise. I’ll also say that even if it’s not strictly necessary for everything, the chance of splashes and spills with a gooseneck is next to nothing.

Like the type of pour spout, temperature settings are something you’ll care about or not, depending on what you’ll use your kettle for — and, frankly, how nitty-gritty you want to get about it. Some kettles heat to the exact degree you set (technically ideal for both coffee and tea preparations), some have pre-determined temperatures (usually tied to tea types), and some don’t have any temperature control at all. Also, some hold the temperature you want while you go about your business, while others will need to be reheated if they’re left to cool.

Finally, you’ll want to consider how much water your electric kettle will hold. Are you only making one cup of coffee every morning? Do you often offer tea to multiple guests at once? Goosenecks are generally on the smaller side, but you’ll find the exact capacity of each kettle on this list.

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle

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Pour spout: Gooseneck | Temperature settings: Precise temperature control and hold | Volume: 0. 9 liters

The Fellow Stagg EKG is the gold standard of electric kettles. It’s been a Strategist favorite since it came out five years ago and has held that regard since — through multiple updates to our best gifts for tea lovers and coffee lovers roundups and yet again when I set out to consult the experts for this piece.

The Stagg EKG is more expensive than most on this list — but not so much more expensive that the price lessened its ranking. There’s just too much praise surrounding it. “It heats quickly and allows you to adjust the temperature setting in one-degree increments,” explains Jerad Morrison, co-founder and co-CEO of Sightglaass Coffee in San Francisco. “It will even regulate and hold at your temp preference, which is super-useful and convenient. ” Marco Suarez, one of the owners of Methodical Coffee in Greenville, South Carolina, mentions that it turns itself off as a safety feature after it’s been left sitting for longer than an hour.

Many called out the precise pouring ability it has thanks to the gooseneck spout. While that feature can be found in multiple models on this list, Fellow has optimized the flow so the water comes out at the perfect rate for pour-over. In my testing, having a slower stream means that the water never splashes or overflows in the vessel I’m pouring into and that I have maximum control if I ever need just a splash of hot water to deglaze a pan while cooking. I also find the angled handle makes it comfortable to hold and pour at the same time.

Everyone I spoke to noted that it’s the most attractive of any kettle on the market. “For an object you’re going to have sitting on your countertop day in and day out, there is no one else that really touches Fellow in terms of looks,” says Suarez. “The design is amazing,” agrees Kyle Ramage, co-owner of Black & White Coffee Roasters in Raleigh, North Carolina. “It’s sturdy and it’s eloquent.” Finally, tea writer Sara Shacket, who owns the copper version (one of nine sophisticated styles), loves that it “makes for a nice presentation” if she’s serving tea to a group.

Fellow recently released the Stagg EKG Pro, an updated version of the original that I’ve been using for the past few months. For an additional $30, it allows you to preset a certain temperature for a certain time, to hear a chime when the water is done, to select from determined temperatures for particular types of coffee-brewing styles and teas, to change settings like altitude and language, and to connect to Wi-Fi to make sure it’s always up to date with the latest improvements. You navigate all these options through the simple dial that sits on the kettle’s base, a system I immediately found to be intuitive without even reading the directions. Otherwise, it has the same look, feel, and functionality as the original.

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Bonavita Variable Temperature Electric Kettle

$99

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$99

Pour spout: Gooseneck | Temperature settings: Precise temperature control and hold | Volume: 1 liter

If you don’t particularly care about design, several experts mentioned the Bonavita electric kettle as being just as operationally and technically impressive as the Stagg EKG. “It does all the same things; it’s just less form-focused,” says Ramage. “But it’s also less expensive.” Indeed, you’ll save $59 if you go this route without giving up the temperature precision and hold. Ken Nye, owner of Ninth Street Espresso, likes that “the controls are simple and intuitive” and even thinks the Bonavita has a slight edge over the Stagg EKG beyond the lower price: “The larger capacity and faster flow rate are both helpful when using the kettle for things other than pour-over coffee,” he says.

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Balmuda The Kettle

$149

Pour spout: Gooseneck | Temperature settings: No temperature control or hold | Volume: 0.6 liters

com/strategist/_components/clay-paragraph/instances/cldulkn0x002e3b6qqjs02ikr@published” data-word-count=”176″>While the Balmuda (maker of the very best steam toaster oven) comes in at a similar price point to the Stagg, it might be a better choice for those who don’t need or want a high-tech option. It’s similarly nice to look at but has only a simple on/off switch. The water heats up very quickly, in about a minute (likely due to the fact that it holds slightly less than the other gooseneck models on this list), but it’s still plenty big for a couple of mugs of tea at a time. The speed also means I can simply reheat as needed without worrying about temperature hold. The spout pours gently and evenly, the handle is comfortable to grip, and I particularly enjoy the light on the end of the handle that turns on when your water is heating and off and when it’s done. Finally, it has a fitted, rounded base, as opposed to the wider square base of the Stagg, so if you have limited counter space, this design choice can make a difference.

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Hario V60 Buono Power Kettle

$80

Pour spout: Gooseneck | Temperature settings: No temperature control or hold | Volume: 0.8 liters

Hario was the original creator of this type of spout, and though more advanced gooseneck kettles have come out since, it still commands a lot of respect, cited by several of our pros as a solid choice. Suyog Mody, founder of Brooklyn’s Driftaway Coffee, has had his for about eight years. And if you’re looking to get a temperature that will work for coffee, you don’t have to overthink it: “Just boil the water, wait a minute, and then pour it,” he instructs. Mody’s colleague and coffee educator at Driftaway, James McCarthy, is also a fan: “I like the feel of it. It’s easy to handle.” While none of the professionals I talked to called out the look of the Hario in particular, I have to say, I think it’s quite attractive. Former Strategist writer Leah Muncy, who’s an avid tea drinker, owns one and agrees wholeheartedly. “I mean, just look at that little wavy handle!” she says. “Sometimes I just stare at it.”

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OXO Adjustable Temperature Kettle

$84

$84

Pour spout: Standard | Temperature settings: Precise temperature control and hold | Volume: 1.8 liters

McCarthy called out the Oxo gooseneck as his personal favorite (and price-wise, it’s just about the same as the Bonavita). But Oxo also makes this larger version with a standard pour spout, equipped with the same base as the gooseneck. It allows for temperature adjustments down to the degree and holds that temperature for up to 30 minutes. Of course, the glass body allows you to see how much water is inside, and the overall design is quite sleek (harder to find, in my opinion, when it comes to the larger models). Finally, the silicone on the bottom of the kettle itself allows you to set it down on any surface without worrying about damage.

Cosori Electric Glass Kettle

$28

$28

Pour spout: Standard | Temperature settings: No temperature control or hold | Volume: 1.7 liters

If you’re not fussy about the idea of temperature control and want something with a larger body and wider pour spout than the Hario, this Cosori kettle was a favorite among Strategist readers in a previous version of this story. It has the Amazon rating to back that up — 4.7 stars with more than 11,000 reviews — with buyers seeming particularly pleased with the materials it’s made from (impressive, given the affordable price). With glass walls and a stainless-steel filter, it produces “clean hot water that has virtually no contact with any plastic parts,” says one buyer. Beyond that, it boasts an automatic shut-off with a light indicator that lets you know when your water is done boiling (a plus if you happen to be sitting across the room) and an opening wide enough to allow for easy cleaning.

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KitchenAid Electric Kettle

$90

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$90

Pour spout: Standard | Temperature settings: No temperature control or hold | Volume: 1. 25 liters

Recipe developer and content creator Sohla El-Waylly says this electric kettle looks enough like a stovetop model that one morning her mom (whom she gifted one to) was so sleepy, she literally put it on a burner and ruined it. Luckily, El-Waylly has never done the same with her own in the six years she’s owned it — but she does appreciate its “old-timey retro vibes,” along with its “no bells and whistles” functionality. While that means you can’t see the water level and there’s no temperature control, it perfectly suits El-Waylly’s main needs: making tea (she’s not fussy about exacting degrees) and using a bit of boiling water for cooking, whether deglazing a pan, finishing off undercooked rice, or giving a head start to water for potatoes or pasta.

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Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

$292

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This recommendation comes courtesy of a Strategist story written a couple of years ago by contributor David Schwartz — a recommendation that, when I checked in with him all this time later, still holds up. He’s been a regular tea drinker his whole life, but the ritual changed for the better when he received this (undeniably high-end) electric kettle as a gift. It’ll cost you a pretty penny, but it very well might be worth the investment. “It brews tea at custom temperatures depending on leaf type and flavor strength,” Schwartz writes, “but what differentiates this from less expensive alternatives is something that almost all run-of-the-mill coffee makers do: It brews automatically at any time of day without you having to do anything but pour in the tea. The Breville’s pièce de résistance is a metal-mesh basket that robotically dunks loose leaves in boiled water for the exact steeping time and then removes them, resting above the water’s surface to prevent too-bitter brews or totally weak souse.”

Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle

$100

$100

Pour spout: Standard | Temperature settings: Standardized temperature control and hold | Volume: 1.7 liters

If the Breville isn’t worth the investment to you, Shacket recommends this Cuisinart model with preset temperatures for different types of teas. It has a full-boil button for black tea (which is also the correct setting for herbal and rooibos teas), a 190-degree button for oolong, a 185 button for white, a 175 button for green, and a 160 button for delicate teas — not to mention a French press setting. There’s also a keep-warm setting, unlike with some of the bigger models that automatically shut off and cool down once they’re done boiling.

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Chantal Oslo Electric Kettle

$74

$74

Pour spout: Standard | Temperature settings: No temperature control or hold | Volume: 1.9 liters

Strategist senior writer Liza Corsillo had coveted the out-of-her-price-range Fellow Stagg kettle for a long time — but then she saw this equally stylish one and decided to buy it. “I just thought it was so nice looking,” she says, and much more in line with her and her partner’s style than the previous big one she owned when she lived with roommates. She also calls the Chantal “blissfully uncomplicated” to use. You simply fill it up and press down on a single button. The cord wraps into the base for neat storage, it holds a lot of water, and the handle has a comfortable grip.

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T-magitic Travel Foldable Electric Kettle

$34

$34

Pour spout: Standard | Temperature settings: No temperature control or hold | Volume: 0.6 liters

This foldable electric kettle was brought to our attention by Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard, who takes this clever contraption with him when he’s on the road (along with his portable AeroPress). “When you’re on tour, the first thing you want every morning is a really good cup of coffee,” he says. “I’d rather make it myself than be on the hunt for it. And this kettle is great, because it compresses down and doesn’t take up a lot of room in your bag.” It works with a simple on-off button, which, when on, will automatically reheat your water as soon as it drops below 75 degrees. You can also adjust the voltage at the bottom, which makes it usable all over the world if you have the correct plug adapter.

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The 11 Very Best Electric Kettles

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Temperature controlled electric kettles

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Comment:

The case when you overpay dofiga for beauty, but it’s really very beautiful)

Advantages:

Keeping warm (not the level of thermal sweat, of course, but still a plus).

Weaknesses:

There are no objective ones. And if the color does not fit, then in the line there are different ones for any taste.

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Stylish classy teapot, we use it with pleasure.

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the kettle is large enough, I drink tea quite often, it will be enough to boil a full kettle for the evening.

the color is beautiful, noble red, does not give off a carroty look.

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This is probably one of the things that you are unlikely to buy for yourself, so I waited until they gave it to me)) A very beautiful shade of gold, it looks noble, not like cheap shiny, like foil.

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Beautiful, so stylish and chrome-plated) You can choose the heating mode not only to boiling water.

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With a discount on the stock, the price is pleasant) Beautiful metal case.

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Wonderful teapot, real art)

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Good kettle. They also took Smeg with a toaster. Both devices are completely satisfied.

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Pink pale color, great for a bright kitchen so that there are no annoying dark or bright spots

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I do not see

Comment:

Good beautiful kettle, proven brand.

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Good and reliable technology. It boils water quickly, looks great in the interior and works almost silently.

Drawbacks:

I’m afraid that the letters of the logo will fall off, but so far everything is fine. Operating for a year.

Comment:

Very good electric kettle. We use throughout the year. Beautiful design. Convenient size. Enough for a big family. Arranged for the price. While satisfied.

The best kettles with temperature maintenance

It would seem that such a simple electrical appliance as a kettle can not be chosen for a long time, since the device is quite simple and you do not need to take into account a huge number of technical characteristics.

An equally well-known fact: kettles are one of the most frequently replaced appliances. One of the reasons is not always high quality and fragility.

That is why we have prepared a rating of kettles that can boast not only advanced functionality, but also high build quality and durability. In our selection of the best, we have collected electric kettles that will delight not only with their appearance, but also with the quality of the work performed. All participants are equipped with additional functions for adjusting the temperature and maintaining the parameters set by the settings. These devices gained their popularity due to the fact that they expand the possibilities of use: by maintaining different temperatures of water inside the kettle, you can use it for various purposes – preparing baby food mixtures, brewing tea at the optimal temperature depending on the variety, as well as for many other important tasks.

Which of the rating participants will be the best in terms of price, quality, functionality and ease of use – we will consider further.

GARLYN K-110

This electric kettle from GARLYN will delight you with several important advantages at once.

First of all, you should pay attention to the quality of workmanship – this applies to both the external parts of the case and the components used. The contact group Strix is one of the most important components of the quality work of the electric kettle. It is this contact group that is famous for its durability and reliability, and therefore is used by most manufacturers of the most famous brands. Thanks to this, the kettle is not only conveniently installed on the base, but also can rotate in any direction through 360 °.

Garlyn K-110 is rated at 2200W, ideal for kettles larger than 1.5 liters. High power allows the device to heat up and boil water faster. And for an electric kettle, the heating speed is an important indicator.

Functionally, the kettle will please not only with fast boiling, but also with several modes of heating and maintaining the water temperature in the range of 40-90 ° C with a setting step of 10 degrees. The kettle is capable of maintaining the set temperature for 2 hours . Mode settings and indications of the current water temperature in the kettle are displayed on a compact display.

Additional benefits of Garlyn K-110 – it can also be used as a teapot , a stainless steel filter is adapted for this.

Advantages Disadvantages
    9 0200 Wide temperature range (40-100°C)
  • Water temperature maintenance for 2 hours
  • 360 degree rotation
  • Display temperature display
  • Tea filter
  • Removable lid

Brand store Krasnoprudnaya, 26/1

Krasnoselskaya metro station

Opening hours: Mon-Sun from 09:00 to 21:00

Phone: 8 800 555 95 31

Bosch TWK 8613

The stylish kettle from Bosch stands out for its design and originality. In addition to the classic color options, this model is available in several vibrant colors, so you can find a kettle that complements your kitchen in an original way.

The model is equipped with a power of 2400 W , due to which it works quite quickly. Here it is worth considering that the maximum amount of water that the kettle can boil at a time is 1.5 liters. Not the highest among competitors, most of which are more spacious, so for a large family, such a compact assistant may not be suitable.

The body of the kettle is made of plastic and metal , it looks rather concise, but when buying, you should take into account that the plastic used in practice turns out to be quite easily soiled and the appearance of the device may deteriorate over time.

As far as functionality is concerned, this kettle is also able to maintain water temperature, , however, in a narrower range from 70°C to 100°C. Duration maintaining the set temperature for this model is also lower and is only 30 minutes. High power 0201

  • Water temperature maintenance for 30 minutes
  • Cool housing (double walls)
  • Water heating in the range of 70-100°C
  • Comfort grip
    • Marked body surface
    • Below Average Capacity (1.5L)
    • Loud Soundtrack

    Brand Store

    Moscow

    Tsvetnoy Boulevard, 2

    Trubnaya metro station

    Opening hours : Mon-Sun from 10:00 to 22:00

    Phone: 8 (800) 200-29-61

    Philips HD9359

    9 0002

    Another electric kettle with a keep warm function – concise and strict Philips HD9359.

    Power of 2200 W and capacity of 1.7 liters are standard high figures for such kettles. This allows the kettle to heat up and boil at high speed.

    At the same time, maintaining the temperature is already provided for in the functionality of the electric kettle. Philips HD9359 is able to maintain the water temperature for 30 minutes at the set level. In total, 4 temperature modes are provided from 40°C to 100°C in steps of 20°C.

    The appearance of the teapot is made in the strict classic style of , the color scheme is also universally suitable for use in almost any modern kitchen interior. The kettle is also convenient to use due to the possibility of installation in any position and rotation on the stand 360 degrees.

    Advantages Disadvantages
    • Water heating 40-100°C
    • 30 minute water temperature maintenance
    • Metal housing
    • High power
    • Universal design
    9 0199

  • Long boil time
  • Wide temperature setting (difference between modes at 20°C)
  • Brand store

    Moscow

    5th Donskoy pr-d 21B, pp. 10

    m. 2

    Tefal KO 8518 Smart&Light

    The Tefal KO 8518 kettle will delight lovers of modern gadgets with its futuristic appearance. The system of light indication of modes and display of the current temperature is located right on the front of the kettle body. The case itself also does not look quite standard, since its shape is stretched upwards.

    One of the advantages of this kettle is that it will definitely not take up much space in the kitchen, as it has a minimalist stand. This was achieved by transferring control buttons to the kettle handle. An additional advantage is that the body itself does not heat up , making the kettle safer to use.

    With a standard capacity of 1.7 liters, the kettle is equipped with a power of 1800 W , which is slightly lower than the power of competitors, and therefore affects the speed of heating water.

    The functionality was supplemented by with 5 heating modes in the range of 40-90°С. At the same time, the device is capable of maintaining a given temperature regime for 30 minutes.

    . 40-100°C

  • 30 minute water temperature maintenance
  • 360 degree rotation
  • Compact size
  • Cold case
    • Medium power
    • High cost

    900 02

    Brand store

    The company does not have brand stores. Products are presented in chain and online stores

    We compared all the main parameters in the form of a table:

    90 002

    Power Volume Temperatures Temperature maintenance time Features Average price
    GARLYN K-110 2200 1.7 L 40°C;
    50°C;
    60°C;
    70°C;
    80°C;
    90°C;
    100°C
    2 hours Infuser filter included;
    Removable cover;
    Integrated display
    4100
    Bosch TWK 8613 2400 W 1. 5 l 70°C;
    80°C;
    90°C;
    100°C
    30 min. Multiple designs;
    Heat-resistant case;
    Compact size
    5690
    Philips HD9359 2200W 1.7L 40°C;
    60°C;
    80°C;
    100°C
    30 min. Metal case;
    Universal design;
    Compact control panel
    5500
    Tefal KO 8518 1800 W 1.7 l 40°C;
    70°C;
    80°C;
    90°C;
    100°C
    30 min. Indication of modes and temperature on the body of the kettle;
    Heat-resistant case;
    Compact Stand
    6500

    We then comprehensively assessed the participants on the main indicators that directly affect quality, convenience and durability.

    9019 8 9

    901 TWK 8613

    Performance Functionality Temperature maintenance Value for money Average rating
    GARLYN K-110 10 10 10 Philips HD9359 10 7 7 98 9 8 8 8 8,3
    Tefal KO 8518 7 9 8 211

    7. 8

    as follows:

    The bronze medal was shared by 2 participants at once –

    Tefal KO 8518 Smart&Light and Bosch TWK 8613.

    Futuristic electric kettle design from Tefal and a number of advantages in the form of a cool body and compact placement allowed him to get into the list of the best electric kettles with advanced functionality.

    Kettle from Bosch will also please with its original appearance and ease of operation. Insufficiently large volume and a narrow heating temperature range did not allow the model to rise higher in the ranking.

    In second place is the electric kettle

    Philips HD9359 Avance Collection .

    High-quality assembly, durable materials, a wide temperature range for heating and a convenient, concise control panel allowed the model to receive high marks on several parameters at once.