The Features You Need to Look for in an Electric Kettle

A kitchen convenience you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.

The old-fashioned reliability of a stove top kettle is one that may give you childhood nostalgia, but times have changed. The faster and more precise way of boiling water for everything from coffee to tea or soup is with an electric kettle. They’re a quick, safe, and convenient way to get the hot beverage of your choice at the exact temperature you desire. Here’s what to look for based on your needs.

Safe Option

Features a wide mouth for both easy cleaning and filling. COSORI

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If you have a busy household with a lot going on in the morning, an electric kettle with auto shut-off is a must. Some shut off immediately after detecting that water has finished boiling, and others can also detect an empty kettle before shutting off.

Heats Up Quickly

Features a blue backlit water window with a removable and washable scale filter. Cuisinart

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When it comes to electric kettles, the main perk is the ability to control exactly how hot you make your water. This is helpful if you like your tea at close-to-the sun-levels but prefer your coffee just hot enough to wake you up. Look for kettles with preset heat settings to get to where you need in just one touch.

For Instant Gratification

This operates on 1100 watts (120V) and is 50% more efficient in reducing daily electricity use. OVENTE

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When you need your caffeine fix, the last thing you want is to wait for that kettle to reach boiling point. The beauty of an electric kettle is how quickly it can boil large amounts of water (we’re talking over a liter in just minutes) while also being energy efficient.