If you are an avid coffee, hot chocolate or tea drinker, your home should have an electric teakettle. These devices usually have an automatic shut off and boil dry protection, which make them safer to use than traditional teakettles. These built-in conveniences take the guesswork, frustration and danger out of creating your favorite beverage. You can use electric kettles for quick meals like oatmeal or ramen noodles, too.
The list of recommendations below will help you make an informed decision if the idea of purchasing an electric teakettle seems daunting.
Brewing The Perfect Cup
Creating the perfect cup of tea takes time, effort and a particular amount of each ingredient. A flawless cup of tea can be measured by the amount of tea used, temperature, steep time and what is added to your cup (milk or sugar). One teaspoon and one cup of water per person you are serving creates the finest tasting tea.
Best Electric Tea Kettles
This kettle boils water faster than any microwave with its 1500-watt heating element. Thanks to its auto shutoff and boil-dry protection mechanisms, you do not need be close buy to shut it off once it comes to a boil. Its cord-free design and drip-free spout make pouring simple and safe.
The Chef’s Choice electric kettle has a level gauge in the handle, and a blue light indicator that illuminates when it is turned on. Its cord stores in the base and will adjust to whatever desired length is needed. It also has an automatic timer and boil dry protection.
If you don’t mind spending a bit more money, the Cuisinart PerfecTemp is an excellent choice. Its six settings, located on the handle, allow you to pick the perfect temperature for your tea. This kettle will also keep warm for approximately 30 minutes, and it has an easy-to-read water window along the side. The PerfecTemp has boil-dry protection and auto safety shutoff.
This cordless electric kettle has a concealed heating element, and automatic shut-off with boil-dry protection, too. Its blue LED light indicates when your water has reached a boil, and the level gauge is simple and easy to read. The Ovente kettle also comes in eight colors to match every kitchen.
Heating quickly is a cinch with the T-Fal’s concealed heating element that produces 1,750 watts of power. The kettle also has a variable temperature control and a 360-degree rotating base.
The Proctor Silex looks a lot like the standard, white tea pitcher. It has a detachable cord, automatic shutoff, and boil-dry protection. It is standard, but effective and that reflects in the price.
One of the most basic of the group, the Presto kettle, has a built in whistle that indicates when it has reached a boil. It has a no-drip spout that makes pouring easy and safe. It, too, has shut off safety function to prevent boiling dry.
This kettle, which looks like you can rub it and make a wish, is made of brushed stainless steel and has a gooseneck spout. The spout makes precise pouring simple and drip-free. It sits atop its visible heating element and has an auto shutoff.
The Breville kettle is brushed stainless steel. This kettle has a ready bell, on and off switch, automatic shut-off and boil-dry protection. It also has an easy to read water level indicator, located on the side near the handle.
10. Melitta Kettle
Melitta’s large spout and cord-free features make pouring and serving simple. The push-button lid makes filling the kettle virtually hands free. The kettle’s stainless steel outside has dual water windows that illuminate for viewing ease.
Whether you are making ramen for the kiddies, a cup of joe for yourself or a bit of tea for an uppity neighbor, electric kettles are a safer and easier alternative to traditional brewing. Filling it up, plugging it in and letting your new kettle do the rest of the work for you.