Kettles provide a quick and easy way to heat water without a stove, and many have the added benefit of being able to set a precise temperature – the key to getting the best coffee and tea flavor. Of all the models we’ve tested since 2018, the Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Kettle is our favorite, thanks to a winning combination of speed, accuracy and easy control.
At A Glance: Our Top 5 Picks for Hot Water Kettles
- Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle
- OXO Brew Adjustable Temperature Pour-Over Kettle
- Secura the Original Stainless-Steel Double
- AmazonBasics 1L Stainless-Steel Electric Kettle
- Brentwood KT-1780 1.5L Stainless-Steel Cordless Electric Kettle
- Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle
This 1.7-liter kettle heats the water quickly and precisely to the different temperatures required for optimum tea and coffee flavor.
The Cuisinart CPK-17 has convinced us with its consistent performance and user-friendly interface. In our tests, we found very little difference in the time it took to boil one liter of water. We were also impressed by the accuracy with which the water is kept at a fixed temperature. It has six pre-set temperature options, each with a dedicated button, and a hold function that keeps the water at the set temperature for 30 minutes. The three-year warranty is also slightly more generous than the warranty for similar kettles that we looked at.
We recommend this purpose-built gooseneck kettle for those who prepare coffee for pouring over, or for tea lovers who enjoy the exact temperature accuracy.
The OXO Brew Pour-Over Kettle’s soft spout gives you the control you need for perfect overflow, and this kettlebell has all the features you need to make the perfect cup of coffee or tea. The control is completely intuitive and allows you to set the water temperature in increments of 1 degree from 140 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit (or 40 to 100 degrees Celsius). The OXO also reliably hits these settings, beeps when ready, and holds the temperature for up to 30 minutes before automatically shutting off. And as a nice bonus, there’s a built-in timer that allows you to regulate every phase of your overcrowding.
Over the years, I’ve searched far and wide for the Holy Grail of the kettle: a 100% stainless steel interior, “writes a critic in a detailed work on this electric kettle by Secura. This excitement about the lack of plastic Secura is repeated in the reviews: “I always wanted to get one, in which the interior is made entirely of metal. However, I never found one. So far that’s how it is. This kettle has it! At last. Someone found out Or, I should say, worried enough to design what many people are looking for. I really do not want plastic parts coming into contact with boiling water that my family drinks. All stainless steel – a big plus! “
But even for reviewers for whom the plastic-free design is less important or does not matter, this kettle receives top marks for ease of use. “I can not find anything I do not like! It’s great to be able to pick up a pot of boiling water and touch the outside coolly,” writes a satisfied reviewer. “DO NOT drip down the sides, just pour It does not overflow the spout, it heats water quickly and efficiently, it is easy to fill, either at the counter or at the sink, I would buy it again immediately!
This kettle is in the categories value, size, functionality and appearance just right, “writes a reviewer. Some others notice the convenience of the shutdown feature: “It saved me the trouble of thinking about whether I thought about turning off the oven in the morning when I’m going to work.” “It takes up very little space on the counter and heats the water very quickly. The 2-foot cable wraps around a coil and is hidden in the floor, so you only pull out the length you need – no longer long cables on the worktop. It is light and pours easily without spilling or dripping. It also looks very good and seems to be more expensive than it is
A reviewer writes, “I bought three for myself and two more for the family. I’ve never had an electric kettle and never knew anyone would make my life so much better! This is a highly recommended product of mine. “Many reviewers cited the added functionality of the wireless kettle design as a bonus. One writes: “Easy to fill and easy to pour without spilling boiling water. The cord is attached to the base and the pot lifts off the base for pouring so the cord is never in the way. “Do not expose your water to any plastics or heating elements. The only plastic is the lid. “
We have previously written about the beauty and grace of the Fellow Stagg ECG kettle. Despite the higher price, great reviews are always made. One user writes: “It was ridiculously expensive for me, but so beautiful. Nothing else in the market comes close. And in the face of the repeated heat waves in the northeast of this summer, I wanted a kettle that could warm my water for coffee without heating the house. “It is of high quality and craftsmanship! It’s easy to use and offers the best you can imagine! The spout does not drip and the amount of water that comes out during pouring is perfect! The design is well thought out and looks very nice on the kitchen counter! The kettle itself and the handle are perfectly balanced. I wish I had bought this kettle much earlier! “