Best Electric Water Kettles
to Buy and Use Daily

How to select the best electric water kettles for a perfect cup of tea or coffee. Review of the top-selling cordless, whistling, and stainless steel kettles for water heating, including Aroma, Breville, Chef’s Choice...

What are water kettles?

Electric water kettles are small kitchen appliances that are designed for hot water preparation quickly and conveniently.

Water kettles boil water only when you need it, fast but not instant. Its capacity is up to a few cups (usually from 1 to 2 liters) and is mainly used as a coffee or tea kettle. Due to the smaller amount of hot water inside the kettle, it needs to be refilled.

Electric kettles do not need any installation; just plug them into the standard electric outlet, and they start heating water momentarily. The typical design features 1500 Watts electric heating element, insulated cool-on-touch body, lid, handle and safety auto shut off the element.


  • Electric water kettles heat the water fast.
  • They are safe to use and are equipped with automatic shut-off.
  • Great replacement for stovetop kettles.
  • Sleek and modern design that fits your kitchen nicely.
  • Convenient to use, especially with the cordless type.
  • Stainless steel models are very durable.
  • Cordless water kettles are portable so that you can move them around easily.

Variety of types and models

Best electric water kettles are those that are reliable, durable, and meet your needs for hot water. There are various kinds and models. The most popular types are cordless electric hot water kettles, whistling kettles, plastic electric kettles, stainless steel, and electric glass kettles.

Let’s examine its features.

Cordless electric hot water kettles

All cordless kettles are portable as they come with a cordless docking station base that is detachable. With the cordless base, they are connected to the power source when in use. The water level capacity of a typical cordless tea kettle ranges from 1 to 4 liters while its watts range from 1000 to 1500 W. You can easily boil water of a full kettle for less than 5 min, but it depends on the volume and the available power.

Basic features of cordless electric hot water kettle:

  • Cordless electric kettles come with an automatic shut-off system, which goes off after the water reaches the boiling point.
  • They have boil-dry protection.
  • 360-degree swivel base.
  • The power-on indicator light is there.
  • On/off power switch is also there.
  • The kettles have a concealed heating element for easy maintenance.
  • Popular brands of cordless electric kettles include Chef’s Choice, Ibis, Braun, Capresso, Tefal, Black & Decker, Hamilton Beach... Their price range is from $20 to $100.

The pros of cordless electric kettles:

  • They are generally affordable.
  • Convenient to use.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Portable.
  • Well insulated.
  • Less hot to touch.
  • They keep water warm for a long time.

Top 3 selling models

Plastic kettles

These are electric tea kettles made of strong plastic bodies. They also have features such as firm lids, indicator light switch, automatic shut-off system, etc. They are also very cheap, light, and insulated. The only disadvantage is that the affordable kettles bring out a plastic smell while the water is boiling.

Stainless steel kettles

These are made of quality stainless steel elements. They come with lids, water level windows, maximum water level marks, on/off switches, and other features. Some of the models are double-walled, while others are seamless. They may also have plastic parts.

The main advantage of stainless steel kettles is that they have no health worries as the cheap plastic ones. However, the disadvantage is that their surfaces may become hot to touch unless you’re using the double-walled type. They can also leave a metallic taste in the water when you leave the water for too long.

Glass kettles

These are tea kettles made of glass materials. They do have plastic parts. They also have features such as the on/off switch, automatic switch-off system, nice handles, and so on. You can see through them whenever the water inside is filled up for boiling.


Best electric water kettles are handy kitchen appliances you can always use to boil water fast to make tea, coffee, or soup. They are available in various brands and models. Many of them come with the sound feature, which helps a lot when put into use - also known as whistling kettles.

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