9 Electric Kettles That Will Make You Want To Trade In Your Stovetop Version
You'll wonder why you ever used the stove.
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With cold weather on the way, there’s no better time to stock up on tea, hot cocoa and coffee.
It may also be time to rethink that old tea kettle sitting on top of your stove. These days, electric kettles have so many high-tech features that it’s hard to argue with how easy they make heating water. Most come to a rolling boil in just minutes.
These convenient gadgets come in all shapes and sizes, so we rounded up the very best electric kettles that will keep your cup full of delicious hot beverages all winter long.
1. Hamilton Beach 40998
If you’re new to the world of electric kettles and you don’t want to splurge on your first one, this $20 Hamilton Beach model might be a good option. This cordless stainless steel kettle holds four cups of water and reaches a boil in less than 4 ½ minutes, according to Consumer Reports. It also has a removable filter which is easy to wash.
2. Delonghi Kmix 54-Ounce Kettle
This kettle wins major style points for its colorful exterior and sleek design. This model comes in magenta, blue, yellow, orange, green, red, black and white and holds 6 ½ cups of water. It’s cordless and has a detachable base. It also has a limescale filter, which removes impurities and deposits from the water, according to Groom and Style. At $189, this kettle is on the pricier side.
3. Chef’s Choice M679
This kettle is made of stainless steel and glass, so you can watch as your water boils. It has a concealed heating element that doesn’t come in contact with the water, which means there’s no mineral buildup to worry about. It automatically shuts off when the water inside reaches boiling point and costs less than $50. It also features measurement markings in ounces and liters, according to Good Housekeeping.
4. Breville IQ Kettle
Calling all tea drinkers: This kettle has five water temperature settings that you can adjust when making green, white, oolong and black teas. It also has a keep-warm function that will hold your desired temperature, other than boiling, for 20 minutes. This kettle can hold 7 ½ cups of water and costs $130.
5. Capresso H20 Plus
This stylish kettle holds 6 cups of water. The shapely glass design lets you watch the water bubble and features measurement markings in ounces and cups, according to Apartment Therapy. This $60 model is economical and simple to use.
6. Hamilton Beach 40894
If you’re a fan of the traditional stove-top tea kettle look, check out this stainless steel Hamilton Beach model, which comes in a beautiful candy apple red color. It’s cordless, has a drip-free spout and can hold 10 cups of water, according to Good Housekeeping. This kettle costs less than $30.
7. Chefman Precision Electric Kettle
This Chefman kettle is perfect for the tea fanatics in your life. It features a precision temperature control that allows you to raise and lower the water temperature by 5-degree increments. The Chefman also includes a removable tea infuser, so you can brew tea directly in the kettle. At $50, it won’t be too hard on your wallet either.
8. Bella Ceramic Kettle
Not only is this ceramic kettle useful, it’s also easy on the eyes. This 7 ½- cup model comes in an array of gorgeous patterns, including silver chevron, turquoise tile, purple diamond and black floral. This $40 kettle is perfect for countertop storage, according to Apartment Therapy.
9. Stelton Emma Kettle
Add this to the list of kettles that are so pretty you won’t want to store them anywhere other than your countertop. At $150, this Stelton Emma kettle is a bit on the pricey side, but the cost may be easier to justify when you see its sleek, minimalist design and bent beechwood handle. You can choose from a pale blue or a steely grey color, according to Apartment Therapy.