The Best Electric Kettles


Boiling water has become a necessity in our daily lives, whether it’s for a hot drink or a hot meal (instant noodles, anyone?), which is why electric kettles are such time – and space – savers and should be found in everyone’s kitchens. They’re simple to operate, incredibly useful, and amazingly versatile.

However, there are many different electric kettle options on the market, ranging from simple to something more complex. Some can only perform the simple task of boiling water while other models come with all the bells and whistles.
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This can make choosing the right electric kettle for your home difficult, and this is why we have gathered information about the most popular ones and narrowed the list down to 16 of the best electric kettle models from which you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

Of course, we haven’t forgotten to take into account not just their features but whether or not they fit into the budget as well. After all, why buy something you’re not going to make the most out of?

In addition to our incredibly detailed product reviews, we also have crafted a comprehensive buying guide that will further help you choose which electric kettle is the best for your home.

We’ll start off with the product reviews where we will detail everything you need to know about that particular product and cap it off with a buying guide that contains all the information you need to know before picking the electric kettle for your kitchen needs.

I. Top 16 Best Electric Kettles

1. Our Pick: Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Stainless Steel Electric Kettle


First on our list is our top pick for the best electric kettle, the CPK-17 PerfecTemp Electric Kettle by Cuisinart which, as its name suggests, can give you the perfect temperature for your hot water needs.

This kettle is equipped with 1500 watts of power which can heat up to its maximum capacity of 1.7 liters easily and without any problem. It also comes with 6 different preset heat settings that enable you to heat up water at the perfect temperature for your hot drinks, especially tea whose steeping time varies with each type.

With its one-touch controls and blue LED indicators that allow you to know when it’s in use, this kettle from Cuisinart is fairly simple to operate; something that’s definitely handy for when you haven’t had that first cup of morning coffee yet.

In addition to its start button, the Cuisinart kettle also features a keep warm button that helps maintain the set temperature for 30 minutes after it has finished boiling. However, if you need to remove it before it has finished boiling, the kettle also features a handy memory function that allows it to be removed for up to 2 minutes without shutting off or losing its place in the heating process.

Another handy feature of the Cuisinart kettle is its automatic shut-off and boil-dry protection that prevents it from overheating and causing accidents when it has reached the set temperature or when there’s no water left.

It also has a sleep mode which automatically turns on whenever the kettle is left idle for 5 minutes. The heater and lights will turn off, but all last selections will remain in its memory. All you need to do to turn it back on is to press any button.

Other features include a 360-degree swivel base, a stay-cool non-slip handle, blue backlit water window with measurement marks, a concealed heating element, removable and washable scale filter, etc.

Things We Like

  • Memory function to keep your place in the heating process
  • 6 different preset temperature settings to get the perfect amount of heat every time
  • Safety measures like automatic shutoff and boil-dry protection
  • Convenient sleep mode

Things We Dislike

  • Many users find it on the more expensive side in terms of price points

See Also: Top 22 Best Tea Kettles

2. Best Water Boiler and Warmer: Zojirushi Hybrid Warmer and Water Boiler (CV-DCC40XT)


Next on our list for the best electric kettle is our pick for the best water boiler and warmer, the Zojirushi Hybrid Warmer and Water Boiler.

This electric kettle is a vacuum-electric hybrid kettle. It uses vacuum insulation instead of electricity to keep your water warm after heating, making it incredibly energy-efficient. With this, it only needs 840 watts of energy to heat up your water, reducing its addition to your energy bill.

It has 4 temperature settings and a quick temperature mode to heat up your water to your desired temperature without the need for boiling it. The Zojirushi warmer and water boiler has an astounding 4-liter capacity which can fuel the coffee habit of your entire family.

It has an easy-to-clean non-stick interior and a clear stainless steel body which makes it sleek and clean-looking both inside and out. Unlike other electric kettles, it has an interchangeable melody signal. You also have the option to turn the melody signal off or opt for the classic beep.

This product from Zojirushi also has an energy-saving timer, using which you can set your kettle to boil water 6-10 hours ahead. This ensures your water is hot and ready when you wake up.

Like most electric kettles, it has an automatic shut-off feature to prevent overheating and potential accidents.

Things We Like

  • Quick temp setting allows you to heat water quickly
  • Timer function which enables you to enjoy your coffee the moment you wake up
  • 4 temperatures to choose from, ensuring your water’s perfect temperature

Things We Dislike

  • Some have reported that the temperature settings aren’t as accurate

3. Best for Making Pour-Over Coffee: OXO Adjustable Temperature Electric Pour-Over Kettle


With its gooseneck design, the OXO Adjustable Temperature Electric Pour-Over Kettle is both stylish and perfect for making pour-over coffee. Its design isn’t just for show though; it’s intended to provide a comfortable balance so that you can make your pour-over coffee easily and hassle-free. Moreover, its cordless nature and 360-degree swivel base, coupled with its gooseneck design, allows you to pour your hot water without spilling.

Furthermore, this OXO kettle ensures that you get just the right temperature for your coffee through its capacity to heat your water in 1-degree increments, ranging from 140 – 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

It also has a built-in timer so you no longer have to watch your water boil; all you have to do is sit back and wait until it reaches your set time. Additionally, this kettle has a 30-minute keep-warm cycle so that the water remains hot if you couldn’t make your coffee immediately.

It also has a built-in shut-off feature like most electric kettles to prevent overheating and accidental fires. With a maximum capacity of 1 liter, it’s more than enough to make your cup of pour-over coffee.

This pour-over kettle is made of BPA-free stainless steel, making it safe for boiling water. Its handle and lid knob remains cool to the touch even when the water’s hot so that you don’t accidentally burn yourself and to ensure a secure grip.
What We Like

  • Stylish and functional design
  • More control over the temperature
  • Built-in timer for more convenience

What We Dislike

  • Some have complained that the interior rusts after a while

See Also: Top 10 Best Pour Over Kettles

4. Best Electric Tea Kettle: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker (BTM800XL)


For tea lovers, nothing beats a good cup of freshly steeped tea. Next on our list is the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker, our pick for best electric tea kettle.

The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker is perfect for making tea, whether loose-leaf or bagged, with its tea basket that automatically lowers and lifts. Moreover, you get to choose not only the temperature for your tea but also its flavor – ranging from mild to strong. With these features, you can surely make your tea just to your liking.

Adding to this is the LCD timer that helps you monitor the freshness of your tea and you can set it so that you have your perfect cup of tea first thing in the morning.

However, the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker is not just for making tea; it can also be used to boil hot water so if you’re not up for tea and want something else, you can still use it to make yourself another type of hot drink.

Its 60-minute keep-warm feature enables you to keep enjoying your tea without having to reheat it in the microwave.
What We Like

  • Automatic tea maker that enables you to enjoy your tea hassle-free
  • More control over the strength of your teas
  • Variable temperature control to ensure your tea’s perfection
  • Versatility allows for other purposes

What We Dislike

  • You can’t wash it in the sink or dishwasher because of electrical components

5. Best Budget: COSORI Electric Kettle


Most budget picks are made of plastic but not this product. The COSORI Electric Kettle is made of high-quality and durable borosilicate glass which makes it scratch-resistant and safe for boiling water. Additionally, other parts are made of stainless steel and 100% BPA-free plastic which is safe for food and drinks.

Furthermore, being affordable doesn’t mean you have to skimp on safety features, which the COSORI Electric Kettle has in abundance. This kettle features British STRIX thermostat tech, a boil-dry protection technology that ensures your kettle doesn’t keep on boiling even when there’s no more water inside. It also has an auto shut-off feature which activates 30 seconds after the water fully boils.

Aesthetically, the glass construction makes it incredibly stylish, especially with the blue LED indicator that acts as a signal that the kettle is turned on. Don’t worry about the light ring as it’s concealed inside so it’s safe and incredibly durable.

Functionally, it can boil your water quickly within 3 – 7 minutes and has a maximum capacity of 1.7 liters.

For those looking for a stylish yet functional and affordable electric kettle, the COSORI Electric Kettle is a great choice.
What We Like

  • Durable materials and construction that ensures a long-lasting product
  • Stylish glass kettle that does its job well
  • Multitude of safety features to prevent accidents

What We Dislike

  • The glass itself warms too quickly which may be a drawback for some

6. KitchenAid 1.25-Liter Electric Kettle (KEK1222PT)


The KitchenAid 1.25-Liter Electric Kettle is a simple and easy-to-use electric kettle that comes in a variety of colors, allowing it to blend into whatever aesthetic your home has. This electric kettle has snagged the position of runner-up as the best electric kettle.

It features an LED on and off switch which enables you to quickly boil your water without the loud high-pitched sound going off like with a traditional kettle. It has a stainless steel body with an aluminum handle, making it durable and long-lasting. The removable 360-degree swivel base allows for easy handling and pouring.

The KitchenAid 1.25-Liter Electric Kettle comes with a reusable Limescale filter that helps filter out your water to ensure you get only clean water. It has a maximum capacity of 1.25 liters which is more than enough to meet your hot water needs.
What We Like

  • Comes in different colors, allowing you to match it with your kitchen’s aesthetic
  • Quietly and quickly boils water
  • Made of durable materials, ensuring its longevity

What We Dislike

  • It doesn’t have the more advanced features like other kettles which can be a drawback to some

7. AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Portable Electric Hot Water Kettle


The AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Portable Electric Hot Water Kettle is capable of boiling of up to 1 liter of water with its 1500 watts of power in just minutes. It has a cordless nature, so there’s no need for you to worry about annoying power cords attached to your kettle when you go to pour yourself a hot drink.

The base, however, has a 30-inch power cord, so you can place your kettle anywhere – not just near an outlet. The AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Portable Electric Hot Water Kettle is made of safe BPA-free food-contact materials which makes it safe for contact with food and water. Moreover, it has a reusable filter which is removable to make it easy for users to clean. It also has a water window, so you can see how much you need to fill in and how much is already in it.

The AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Portable Electric Hot Water Kettle has an automatic shut-off function with boil-dry protection to ensure your safety and peace of mind.
What We Like

  • Automatic shut-off and boil-dry protection for utmost safety and peace of mind
  • Cordless so it’s convenient to handle
  • Simple and functional

What We Dislike

  • It doesn’t have the extra features like other electric kettles

8. OXO On Cordless Adjustable Temperature Glass Electric Kettle


Next, we have the OXO On Cordless Adjustable Temperature Glass Electric Kettle which, as the name suggests, is an electric kettle made of borosilicate glass – the kind that’s BPA-free and durable, giving you thermal shock protection and increased water visibility.

It can handle a water capacity of 1.75 liters and can be held and heated at the exact temperature you prefer for 30 minutes using the backlit screen and one-dial interface. Another feature of this control system is you can set it to either Fahrenheit or Celsius, whichever you’re more used to using.

It’s cordless too, so you can easily transport it when you remove it from the swivel base after heating. It also has both ounce and milliliter markings, which is convenient if you’re not used to the other. Furthermore, when you open the lid, it opens slowly so as to let the steam release slowly and prevent any hot water splashes.

Additional features include a non-slip and comfortable handle which remains cool to the touch while giving you a secure and firm grip on your electric kettle. Another feature is its reusable, perforated, and stainless steel filter which is removable, allowing you to clean it easily and hassle-free.
What We Like

  • Variable temperature control which allows you to set it at the perfect temperature for you
  • Choice between Fahrenheit and Celsius, making it easy for those who are more used to one over the other
  • Slow release of steam to avoid being accidentally burnt by the hot water

What We Dislike

  • It’s a bit heavy, making it hard to carry at times which some may find inconvenient

9. Secura Double Wall Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (SWK-1701DB)


The Secura Original Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle is an electric kettle that not only has a stainless steel exterior but also has a stainless steel interior. Everything from the pot to the rim is crafted with high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. This ensures that no plastic is in contact with the water so that it remains safe to drink.

Its exterior is BPA-free and is cool to the touch, therefore, eliminating the chance of a scalding hazard. Furthermore, its double-wall interior construction allows it to boil water quickly and efficiently, making it a great choice for those who want to have a more energy-efficient kettle.

It has British STRIX control inside, a locking lid, and an automatic shut-off feature for maximum safety of the user. Moreover, there’s also a single rubber foot pad built into the base to allow it to pivot in case it’s accidentally tipped over.

The dual-layer construction makes for a heavier but sturdier and solid-feeling kettle.
What We Like

  • Dual layer construction for a heavy-duty and solid electric kettle
  • Energy-efficient despite its heavy nature
  • Multitude of safety features to ensure no accidents happen

What We Dislike

  • It’s too heavy for some and difficult to carry, risking spilling hot water everywhere

10. Russell Hobbs Retro Style Electric Kettle (KE5550CRR)


If retro is your cup of tea, then you’ll like the Russell Hobbs Retro-Style Electric Kettle. This retro-style electric kettle is not only stylish and aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also packed with a ton of features for those who prefer something that’s a mix of traditional and modern.

The Russell Hobbs Retro Style Electric Kettle features a water temperature gauge which shows what the temperature inside is, making it easy for you to stop it at the right moment and a quick boil indicator that allows you to accurately fill your kettle.

It also has a removable, washable filter that keeps Limescale out of drinks, so you get the purest water possible. Moreover, it’s designed for a drip-free pouring which it does by creating a single stream of water which keeps your hot water intact.

It’s capable of handling up to 1.7 liters and is made of durable stainless steel which comes in different colors to suit your kitchen’s color scheme.
What We Like

  • Incredibly sleek and classic design that’s meant to add some spice to your kitchen’s décor
  • Comes in different colors to suit your tastes

What We Dislike

  • You have to keep on turning on the kettle to check the temperature on the gauge

11. Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle (40880)


Next on our list is the Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle whose powerful rapid-boil system allows you to heat your water in mere minutes. The automatic shut-off feature enables you to leave the kettle on without worrying about burning your house down.

It has a drip-free spout that allows for pouring without any spills. A highly compact electric kettle, it’s designed to take as little space as possible on your kitchen counter, leaving room for other kitchen appliances. Furthermore, its water level window allows you to check how much water is left and refill it accordingly.

It’s designed to be cordless, so you can detach it from the base after boiling and carry it over to where you need to go.
What We Like

  • Powerful rapid-boil system for quick water heating
  • Automatic shut-off feature for increased safety and peace of mind
  • Drip-free spout for easy pouring

What We Dislike

  • There have been reports of leaking

12. Breville Variable-Temperature Kettle (BKE820XL)


This 1500 Watt 1.8 Liter kettle comes with 5 pre-set brewing temperature which allows you to boil water for the perfect cup of coffee or tea. Additionally, the hold temperature button keeps the water warm at your preferred temperature for 20 minutes, ensuring you have enough time to make that cup of hot drink.

A clearly marked push-button panel, boil-dry protection, and water-level indicators on both sides are some of the other features of the Breville Variable-Temperature Kettle. Furthermore, it has a removable scale filter that filters out any residue so that you may drink only clear and clean water.
What We Like

  • Comes with 5 pre-set brewing temperature, ideal for making your perfect cup of preferred hot beverage
  • A clearly marked push-button panel for easy selection and operation

What We Dislike

  • The consistent beeping may be annoying

13. Black+Decker Stainless Steel Electric Cordless Kettle (KE2900CR)


The Black+Decker Stainless Steel Electric Cordless Kettle is, as its name suggests, a cordless kettle whose maximum capacity is up to 1.7 liters, enough to fuel everyone’s coffee or tea habit.

It features a rapid boil technology which enables it to boil your water quickly, ensuring you get your cup of morning coffee ASAP. Like the others, it also has an automatic shut-off function and boil-dry protection that helps you avoid any accidents due to overheating.

It also has an easy-view water window with clear level markings, so you can fill your kettle with the precise amount of water that you need.
What We Like

  • Rapid boil technology that gives you your morning cup of coffee quickly
  • Automatic shut-off function for everyone’s safety

What We Dislike

  • There have been reports that the automatic shut-off doesn’t always work

14. Bella Ceramic Electric Tea Kettle (13724)


This electric kettle is unlike the others that are usually constructed of glass or stainless steel; it’s made of ceramic instead. The ceramic construction and beautiful design allow you to pour your guests a cup of coffee or tea with style.

It has a long gooseneck style spout that enables you to control your pouring, avoiding spills and splashes. The Bella Ceramic Electric Tea Kettle is fairly easy to operate, using a one-touch on/off switch to start.

It’s built to be safe with its concealed heating element and mark lines to let you know the minimum and maximum amount of water you can put in. Moreover, it has built-in automatic shut-off and boil-dry protection which further increases your safety while operating it.
What We Like

  • Stylish and elegant ceramic construction
  • Durable construction to ensure its longevity

What We Dislike

  • It’s fairly heavy and takes up quite some space

15. Aroma Housewares Hot H20 X-Press Electric Water Kettle (AWK-1155)


The Aroma Housewares Hot H20 X-Press Electric Water Kettle is an electric kettle made with durable and sturdy stainless steel and 100% BPA-free materials that are capable of heating up to 1.5 liters of water in just minutes. It’s also built with a heat-resistant and anti-slip grip handle that enables you to carry your kettle immediately after it’s done boiling your water.

Its spout filter is removable in nature, so it’s easy to detach and clean when it gets too dirty. The Aroma Housewares Hot H20 X-Press Electric Water Kettle also has a water indicator that allows you to check how much water is in it.

The Aroma Housewares Hot H20 X-Press Electric Water Kettle also has an automatic shut-off feature with boil-dry protection to help you prevent accidents from happening.
What We Like

  • Boils water quickly despite its large water capacity
  • Safe to handle even immediately after boiling your water

What We Dislike

  • Its top isn’t as easy to lift, making cleaning the interior difficult

16. Hamilton Beach Large Cordless Electric Kettle (K6080)


With its rapid-boil capacity, the Hamilton Beach Large Cordless Electric Kettle can boil water of up to 1.8 liters in just minutes which is faster and more efficient than doing it in a microwave or stove top.

It features dual water windows that allow you to see inside and accurately gauge the amount of water inside. Additionally, it has a drip-free spout that prevents spills and a slip-resistant grip to avoid accidentally dropping it.

The Hamilton Beach Large Cordless Electric Kettle also has an automatic shut-off function which makes it safe to operate without having to watch the kettle boil your water.
What We Like

  • Fast boiling capacity that gives you hot water in mere minutes
  • Dual water windows to help you accurately gauge the water level

What We Dislike

  • Lack of advanced features like temperature control

II. Electric Kettle Buyer’s Guide


Choosing the best electric kettle for your home requires some careful consideration of several factors. Knowing the things you need to consider will help you in determining which electric kettle is the best and whether or not it will suit your needs.

We have determined the following criteria as the ones you most definitely need to consider when choosing an electric kettle for your kitchen.

Ease of Operation

Boiling water is a fairly simple and easy task, even more so with an electric kettle. This is why the first thing you need to consider when buying an electric kettle is whether or not it makes your life easier. After all, there’s no point in investing in one that makes boiling water seem like a herculean task.


Another factor you need to consider when choosing an electric kettle for your kitchen is the speed with which it boils water. As much as possible, get one that can heat your water as quickly as possible so as not to waste your time waiting for your hot water. No one has all day for boiling water.

Accuracy of Temperature Control

If you’ve opted for an electric kettle that has variable temperature control, then, of course, you’d want it to be as accurate as possible. After all, what’s the point of having temperature control if it’s not precise? However, if it’s not your thing, you can always opt for an electric kettle that doesn’t have this feature and simply boils water.

Amount of Plastic Components

Plastic and heat do not go well together, and having too many plastic components in your electric kettle can be harmful to your health. This is why you should choose an electric kettle with as little plastic parts as possible so as to avoid any potential health issues that might result from ingesting water exposed to heated plastic.

Features for Safety

Since you’re dealing with hot water, it’s important to have safety features to ensure you don’t accidentally get burned. Additionally, you’d want an electric kettle that has an automatic shut-off feature and boil-dry protection so that you don’t accidentally start a fire in your home in case you forget you were boiling water.

Considering these factors will help you choose the best electric kettle for your kitchen. With the right one, you can have hot water to enjoy your favorite hot beverage.

III. Conclusion

Choosing the best electric kettle can be difficult with many options available on the market. However, each kettle we have reviewed has something unique to offer, so by now, you should have some ideas as to which electric kettle is best suited for your hot water needs.

Furthermore, what we have tried to illustrate with our product review and guide is that electric kettles, like most technology, are advancing and are offering more and more features other than simply boiling your water. These extra features like variable temperature control give you more options when it comes to boiling water for your food and drinks.

Hopefully, this guide and product review have helped you with your decision in picking the best electric kettle for your home. After all, nothing beats a cup of your favorite hot beverage, and having the right electric kettle might be the key to getting that perfectly heated cup.

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  1. Hello
    Really you have shared a great article and have Mueller Austria Electric Kettle this is really working great.
    Thank for sharing great post.


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