Best Of 2020

The Finest Kettles of the Year! We Reveal Our Top 5 Favorites

Make Perfect Cups of Tea with These Quality Kettles

We can live without a stove, but take away our water boilers and we can’t carry on – or maybe that’s just us. It’s not even as though they carry out a range of tasks, they just boil water, turning cold water into hot water. But without that hot water, we couldn’t have coffee, tea, soup and so much more – so kettles are important.

However, there are several factors to consider when buying a new kettle.

The initial decision is how long it takes to boil. There is several minutes difference between the fastest boiler and the slowest on the market and this can add up to a lot of time and energy spent waiting for that kettle.

The speed of boiling is dependent on the power, with most kettles ranging from 1.7kw to 3kw; the 3kw kettles are classed as ‘rapid boil’ and will generally boil in under 2.5 minutes. Unfortunately, being rapid boil also means that they tend to be louder.

Kettles hold between 1.5 and 1.7 liters of water and should be able to boil 6-7 cups at a time. But in order to save power, remember to only boil as much as you need. For example, to fill a french press, you will only need around 12 ounces.

Here we’ve reviewed the best performing kettles of 2020:

 

1) COSORI Electric Kettle

Overview

This is a stunning kettle – beautiful styling coupled with efficient energy usage. It feels solid and well made, and it arrived nicely packaged, on time.

What We Like

We love that this kettle, even when full, is comfortable to hold, with the handle slightly grippy to help. It has never dripped once, and the lights situated in the base are an ingenious way to give it that extra special something. Another bonus is that being glass, the water isn’t tainted by the taste of plastic and retains its clean and fresh flavor.

What Need Improving

On unpacking, there was a strong plasticy smell, but after rinsing and boiling, it disappeared.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is a lovely product, and it would look amazing in any kitchen. A kettle is an essential item, so why not make it special by choosing this one!

COSORI Electric Kettle(BPA-Free),1.7L Cordless Glass Boiler Hot Water & Tea Heater with LED Indicator Light,Auto Shut-Off & Boil-Dry Protection,100% Stainless...

2 used from $28.81
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Last update was on: July 12, 2020 4:36 am
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$28.81 $39.99

 


2) Secura Stainless Steel Kettle

Overview

Secura have made a very sleek kettle with this double walled model. It has straight, sophisticated lines, and a nice comfortable, solid feeling handle.

What We Like

This is a great size for a kettle, perfect if you have friends round or like us, drink lots of coffee. But despite the size, it’s very comfortable to lift, hold and pour. The lid opens wide enough for easy cleaning too. The Secura kettle is made of durable stainless steel and comes with a 2 year warranty.

What Needs Improving

Our only issue that could be improved is that when it’s boiled, and the cut off kicks in, there isn’t a beep that can be heard from another room to alert you to this. But that’s us being picky!

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This Secure kettle is unashamedly good – it boils in double quick time, can fill plenty of cups and is ergonomically designed to lift and pour perfectly.

Secura SWK-1701DB The Original Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle 1.8 Quart

7 used from $22.12
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3) Ovente Kettle

Overview

This BPA-free 1.5L kettle is made from high quality glass, is nicely designed, and looks great on a kitchen countertop. It arrived promptly and was packaged extremely effectively.

What We Like

Nothing on the outside of this kettle gets hot, which is perfect if you have children around. It boils quickly, pours like a dream and is available in a color to suit every kitchen. It’s also easy to see the measures on the side to indicate how many cups worth of water is contained within. This kettle is free from nasty chemicals, which makes it a great non-toxic choice.

What Needs Improving

The excess power cord is stored in the base of the kettle, and fitting it in there is a tight squeeze, so that could have been designed a little better, but it’s certainly not a deal breaker.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A great kettle at an excellent price, overall a good bargain.

Ovente Electric Glass Kettle 1.5 Liter with Heat Tempered Borosilicate Glass, BPA-Free, 1100 Watts Fast Heating Element with Auto Shutoff...

2 used from $17.02
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Last update was on: July 11, 2020 8:37 pm
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$17.02 $19.99

 


4) Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle

Overview

This kettle is decently sturdy, not too heavy and ergonomically designed with comfort and ease of use in mind.

What We Like

The large handle is perfectly balanced for picking up and carrying, even if you have aching joints, and even if the kettle’s full – great design idea. It boils quickly, switches off and keeps the water hot for when it’s required, all at a good price. The mesh filter catches any hard water deposits that build up over time, ensuring they don’t end up in your beverage, causing it to be crunchy.

What Needs Improving

This kettle doesn’t have a warmer to keep the water hot once boiled; however, it doesn’t really need one as the water stays hot for a long time anyway.

9.4Expert Score
The Final Verdict

The comfort, the style, the functionality and the price – all great. You won't go wrong with this one.

Hamilton Beach 1 Liter Electric Kettle For Tea And Hot Water, Cordless, Auto-Shutoff And Boil-Dry Protection, Stainless Steel (40998)

8 used from $14.99
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$14.99 $22.50

 


5) Stariver Electric Kettle

Overview

This surprisingly sleek and sophisticated kettle arrived, well packaged, ahead of schedule. Stariverhave produced a great kettle at a very reasonable price. Ergonomically designed to be comfortable to hold, even when full, this rapid boil, cordless model is a good addition to any modern kitchen.

What We Like

The glass body is lovely – so easy to wipe over and keep spotless, it always looks high quality. This kettle has plenty of features to admire. It uses rapid boil to get your water hot in seconds, and has an automatic shut off.  With a concealed element, removable  filter, and stainless steel fittings, it’s a lovely item to have in your kitchen. The lid opens fully to allow for easy filling and cleaning, and with the clear body, it’s simple to see how full it is. You only boil what you require, thus saving energy. Pouring water for your hot drink is always spill free, too. The low price is an added bonus.

What Needs Improving

When coming to the boil this kettle is a little loud, but for such a bargain, that is a very small complaint.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

For the price this is an excellent kettle, and with the sleek glass finish, it looks like a high end product. Perfect for a wedding or housewarming gift!

Stariver Electric Kettle Glass Tea Kettle Heater, 2 Liter Large Capacity with LED Light, Auto Shut-Off and Boil-Dry Protection, Stainless...

2 used from $18.94
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Last update was on: July 11, 2020 8:37 pm
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$18.94 $20.99

Check out these nifty tips on how to brew the best tasting coffee using a kettle depending on which method and type of coffee you have.


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