A kettle either electric or stove top is one item you’ll never miss in any home, but have you ever wondered how it acquired its design? Archaeological evidence shows that kettles were used as early as 3500-2000 BC in Mesopotamia where it was used for cooking. They were first used for boiling water in Ancient China by travelers and soldiers. In a quest to improve the flavor of the water, green tea leaves were added. This could be the first time that tea was brewed.
The electric kettles we have today emerged in the late 19th century. One thing that baffles about the kettle and its evolution is that, even after all those thousands of years, not even technology has changed its original design. The sprout, its whistle, and the handle remain at their original place.
Today, there is a broad range of electric kettles on the market with different designs and features. Check out the below top 10 best electric kettles we have today.
10. Chef’s Choice 681 Cordless Electric Kettle
Chef’s choice electric kettles from Chef’s Choice have garnered a lot of praise for years now. This latest version 681 is unique and also outstanding just like the previous ones. The kettle features an elegant design and is made of high-quality stainless steel. Using 1500 watts, Chef’s Choice will boil water in little over 2 minutes. Again, the heating element is in a different chamber. Therefore, you’ll never find mineral deposits in the water. Moreover, it’s easy to use. Its on-off switch works smoothly, and it has a blue indicator to show you when it’s on to prevent burns. Even further, it’s not as noisy as other kettles and will also shut automatically after the water boils or after a boil dry.
9. Capresso 259 H2O Plus Glass Water Kettle
This is another kettle that has had a lot of reviews this year. Besides its beautiful design, it comes with an excellent handle with a firm grip. The water kettle is cordless and has a swivel base able to rotate 3600 so you can use either from the right or left. Moreover, Capresso 259 features an automatic shut off mechanism which will shut it off once the water has boiled. On the other side, some reviewers found it unnecessarily noisy.
8. Hamilton Beach, 1.7L Stainless Steel Electric Kettle
Hamilton Beach combines both elegance and design to bring you one of the most handsomely made electric kettles we have today. It’s safe and easy to use. With its uniquely contoured sprout, you won’t have water spilled in your house or on you. The kettle is cord free, and the heater is not in direct contact with the water. It uses 1500 watts, so you’ll always get hot water in 2 minutes, way faster than the stove top kettle or the microwave. Additionally, most reviewers rated it highly since it does not produce any chemical smell and the handle remains cool.
7. Secura, SWK-1701DB Electric Water Kettle
Have you been searching for an electric kettle that won’t leave your water smelling of chemicals and plastics? You have it now. Secura SWK-1701 is made of 100% stainless steel and your water never gets into contact with plastic. Moreover, this kettle comes with a double wall that helps keep the water hot for up to 30 mins. Even more, the double wall allows you to hold the pot even when hot with no risks of scalds. Additionally, Secura SWK-1701 will shut down automatically once the water boils and also after a boil dry.
6. T-fal BF6138 Electric Kettle
Nothing comes in handy than an electric kettle you can travel with to the office or for a trip. In fact, a small kettle is ideal for a quick cup of coffee in the car. T-fal BF6138 Balanced Living electric kettle is one of the perfect kettles for this. With T-fal, you can brew different types of tea and coffee since it allows you to set the desired temperatures. Again, the kettle is cordless and has a safe sprout for pouring. It also features a glass window from which you can tell the amount of water in the pot. Even further, the water heater is separate from the water chamber. It also comes with a one year warranty.
5. Proctor Silex, K2070YA Electric Kettle
Now, you no longer have to dare the hot stove flames again. Buy yourself Proctor Silex K2070YA Electric Kettle. Proctor Silex is one of the most economical and safe ways to boil water in a few minutes. The boil coil is inside the kettle. The kettle features 2 water windows to show the water level. Again, Proctor Silex comes with an automatic shut off so you can leave the water boiling without the fear of fire.
4. Brentwood, 1.2 Liter Stainless Steel Tea Kettle
This kettle has been getting numerous positive reviews. It features a cordless kettle with an easily visible power indicator and water level windows. Again, it’s safe to use and to pour contents thanks to its sprout. It will automatically shut off to prevent boil dry and also after the water has boiled. Additionally, Brentwood electric kettle has a firm, nonslip handle and is durable.
3. Aroma Housewares, Cordless Electric Water Kettle
Your search for a beautiful, quick, easy to use, and safe electric kettle has just ended here. Aroma Housewares Hot H2O X-Press will boil your one and a half liters of water in little over 2 minutes. Unlike most electric kettles, this one comes with a removable, washable spout filter. Again, it is light even when full. Its handle? Sturdy, comfortable, and non-slip. Aroma x-Press also comes with a one year warranty.
2. Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle
This kettle is just ‘yummy.’ It has been highly rated due to its amazing features. First, besides being indisputably beautiful, it’s able to hold more water than many kettles. Still, with 1500 watts, this kettle will give you a full pot of hot water within no time. Again, it’s easy to use, and it has a durable on/off switch. Hamilton Beach 40800 also has an easy to push lid and a washable filter.
1. Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle
Meet the best-selling kettle of the year. We are yet to find a kettle that will surpass the features portrayed by this elegant piece of kitchenware. Through PerfecTemp’s memory feature, you can take the kettle off its base without it switching to standby mode. Additionally, this kettle can hold water at a certain preset temperature. It also comes with a sturdy, non-slip, and stay-cool handle. Moreover, it’s cordless and has a 3600 rotating base.
Most of the above electric kettles have several standard features in common; a 3600 rotating base, cordless, a separate chamber for the heater, and an auto shut off feature. All these are the features that make them unique from others. For instance, with the auto off shutdown feature, you can leave the kettle boiling without the fear of causing fires.