It can be very confusing when you are looking for an electric tea kettle because there are many thousands of models on the market and in the stores. How do you know which one works consistently to quickly boil water for tea, instant coffee, soup, and other items that require boiling water? Many people look for a popular brand that has a solid reputation for working well. Others choose by the shape of the kettle since there are so many different shapes available. Still other people are convinced of the right kettle to buy when they see features such as a blue light that goes off when the water is ready.
One kettle that is well-liked by many users is the Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle CPK-17. This stainless steel pot has six preset temperatures for the tea connoisseur since various types of tea taste best when made with different temperatures of water. With these settings, it is easy to have the proper temperature with just the push of a button. There are features that this kettle has that are not usually found, such as a swivel base that keeps the cord out of the way, a memory feature that holds the setting for two minutes, and it comes with a three year warranty rather than the one year warranty that most models have.
Those who love the classic look of a stovetop kettle will appreciate the similar look of the Cuisinart Cordless Electric Kettle-KUA-17. It rounded pot, long spout, and curved handle are very charming and good for those who don’t want to give up their traditional kettle. It is well made, has an ergonomic handle that makes it easy to use, and it has a generous three year warranty.
Most electric kettles do not have temperature controls, but the Adagio UtiliTea Variable Temperature Electric Kettle does have this feature. Those who drink a lot of green tea will appreciate this because this type of tea is best when made with water just below the boiling point. It is possible to get this temperature with this kettle. Other features of this model are an automatic shut-off, a stainless steel pot, and a plastic handle that stays cool. The one downside of this pot is that it only brews four cups of water at a time, whereas most kettles brew six cups. If you are only making tea for yourself, this will not be an issue.
The Capresso H2P Plus electric tea kettle has received high reviews from many websites. Many people consider it to have the best look and design of any kettle. The glass pot allows you to see the water boil, and it has a stainless steel lid that stays cool. It also has an automatic shutoff for safety.
Chef’sChoice Cordless Electric Kettle 677 is also well-liked by users who like its sleek style and the fact that the cord retracts back into the base when not in use. It has a large capacity and a stainless steel exterior. The Chef’sChoice Glass Electric Kettle is another favorite with its glass and brushed stainless steel design that features a black plastic handle that is designed for both left-handed and right-handed users.
A large capacity kettle that holds 10 cups of water is the Hamilton Beach 10 Cup Electric Kettle. It is stainless steel with black plastic handle and base, and it has a rounded sleek styling. Very few stainless steel kettles are made in the USA since almost all stainless steel products are imported into the country from China. Even if a product is partially made in the USA, it usually has electrical components or other parts from China. There are also imported electric tea kettles from Japan and Germany.