Though some people swear by stovetop kettles, nothing beats the speed and safety of electric kettles. If you want to have a piping hot drink or a delicious bowl of soup without the wait, then you’ll need to get yourself an efficient and well-made kettle. With so many options on the market, finding the right one for you can be a chore, which is why we’ve done the hard work for you. So, sit back, relax, and check out our list of the five best electric kettles for tea and Maggi making.
Simple design, durable construction, and well considered safety features make this affordable electric kettle from Secura well worth considering.
Of sleek, simple design, this ingenious product is made with stainless steel at all the points of contact with the hot water, ensuring that no harmful chemicals leech into your drink. It’s also double-walled, meaning that it holds heat for longer, and boils quicker, while keeping the outside safe to touch even when it’s full of boiling water. It also makes it more energy efficient, which is a big plus.
It’s got a large opening for easy refilling, a rubber foot pad in the base to reduce the chance of it slipping, and the lid locks to prevent accidental spillages. The lid can also easily be opened with the press of a button. It also has an automatic shut off to ensure that it never boils itself dry.
Another solid contender in the lower price bracket, this cordless electric kettle from Hamilton Beach looks good, boils quickly, and has a removable mesh filter to avoid limescale buildup.
With a brushed stainless steel exterior, in both standard grey metal and red varieties, this kettle looks good while working fast to get you hot water in a snap. It’s easy to use, thanks to the separate 360-degree base, and is safe thanks to the anti-drip spout and concealed heating element, as well as the auto shut off that will prevent it boiling dry.
The removable mesh filter helps to eliminate any limescale particles from ending up in your mug, and the handy water level indicators on either side lets you easily see when it needs refilling. The handle stays cool to the touch, so you don’t need to wait after it’s boiled to get your tea on the go.
Plastic in the spout means it’s not entirely BPA free
This high-end kettle from Cuisinart has an impressive array of features not found on many other electric kettles. Its standout features are the six different heating presets, allowing for the perfect temperature for steeping your tea.
This isn’t just any old kettle. It’s got an array of options more commonly seen on fancy coffee makers rather than an electric kettle. It’s got six preset heating levels, from 160°F (ideal for delicate teas) up to 200°F (ideal for herbal teas and French Press coffee), as well as of course a straight up boil option. It can also keep your water warm for 40 minutes at the press of a button, great if you expect to need another cup before long.
Other fancy extras include the blue backlit water level window, LED lit indicators on the buttons, a removable and cleanable limescale filter, a 360-degree swivel base, and a concealed heating element that helps to prevent mineral buildup. It also has a range of safety features, like a dripless pour spout, a stay-cool anti-slip handle, and boil-dry protection that will beep and flash lights to let you know that it’s saved you from a roasted kettle.
Another kettle for a high-end price point, but this time eschewing bells and whistles for a timeless, classic design and durable construction, this electric kettle from KitchenAid is a classy choice for a stylish kitchen.
This kettle looks like a classic stove top design, but with the extra speedy boil of an electric model. It’s also quiet, compact, and is just much more eye-catching than the average electric kettle. With an ergonomically designed smooth aluminum handle and stainless steel body, it’s durable and timeless.
It’s also easy to use, with a well-designed spout that has a removable lime scale filter, and a 360-degree base for easy, cordless pouring. Plus, it comes in six attractive colors. What it lacks in features, it makes up for in panache.
Relatively small 1.32-quart capacity
Better known for their range of power tools, BLACK+DECKER have produced an excellent mid-range electric kettle that combines good looks with clever touches that other kettles don’t have. It’s a solid option if you want a classic design for a lower price.
With a rugged stainless steel body available in black and red, and a modernized stove-top kettle design, this kettle is a smart-looking choice for a modern kitchen. It boils quickly thanks to the Rapid Boil technology, and it has internal water levels for one, two and three cups of tea or coffee for an extra efficient and extra speedy boil.
It has an auto shut off and boil-dry protection, a 360-degree swivel base for cord-free pouring, a clear-view water level window, and a pull up lid. All In all, it’s an attractive kettle for a reasonable price that should last a long time.
Some plastic content, so not BPA free
If you don’t mind paying a bit extra, the Cuisinart PerfecTemp kettle has an impressive range of options that you don’t normally see in a kettle. If the budget is more of a concern, the Secura kettle is also a solid pick with a lot going for it.