The Best Electric Tea Kettle For Fast and Efficient Heating

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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The best electric tea kettle will come in handy whenever you need to boil water quickly and on the go. Electric kettles are essential kitchen appliances we need and use on a day-to-day basis without realizing how time-saving and efficient they are. Whether it is boiling water for tea or coffee (like coffee at Tim Hortons) , or pasta, all an electric kettle will need is for you to set it and go on ahead with other things as it will shut off automatically. Let us take a look at some of the most efficient electric kettles in the market that will serve your daily kitchen needs.

Best Electric Tea Kettle

1. Mueller Premium Electric Kettle

Mueller Ultra Kettle: Model No. M99S 1500W Electric...
  • PUREST TASTING WATER - SUPERIOR QUALITY – Made with the finest...
  • MAXIMUM SAFETY - High quality thermostat controller, auto...
  • FASTEST BOIL - Equipped with bright LED’s which indicate the...
  • VERSATILITY – Completely Cordless when off the base, the...
  • Made in China

Mueller kettle has been made with the best borosilicate glass, which can essentially last forever, making it a durable option for you on your quest for an electric kettle. The heater is made of 304 stainless steel and a heat-resistant copolyester for safe and freshwater. With the lid starting on during boiling, the glass kettle has very high safety standards.

The glass kettle ensures maximum safety using its inbuilt high-quality thermostat, which shuts off automatically within 30 seconds after the water has boiled. A boil-dry safety feature turns off the electric heater whenever it detects no water content inside. The electric glass kettle has an anti-slip grip handle, making it even safer for use and reducing the chances of the kettle slipping out of your hands whenever you are holding it.

For an avid tea drinker, the electric kettle will sort your needs in no time due to its speed-boil circuitry, which will heat the water at a lightning-fast pace. The electric tea kettle will not contaminate liquids during heating. Mueller electric tea kettles are fitted with bright LED lights, which indicate the kettle is heating. The kettle is cordless and will offer an unobstructed pouring of water. The kettle has a 360-degree clear rotational glass body which is ideal for measuring water before boiling.


  • The electric heater purifies water as water above 160F kills germs and pathogens living within it.
  • Tea and coffee will keep their flavor as the electric kettle will boil water for the right amount of time, keeping the taste of the water.
  • Mueller premium electric kettle has an auto shut-off feature that ensures that water does not over-boil. This feature ensures efficient power use and gives you the freedom to do other things as the water boil on its own.
  • The kettle has a very efficient thermostat which will trigger an automatic shut-off.
  • The electric kettle is made of 304 stainless steel and glass, which makes it durable.
  • The kettle is made with anti-slip material on the arm, making it very safe to carry around, even with hot water inside.
  • The tea kettle has a beautiful build and will look great on your countertop.
  •  The electric glass kettle has an LED strip which makes it look very appealing.
  • The glass body makes it easier to measure the amount of water in the kettle.
  • The electric kettle is cordless at the base, giving the kettle a safe pour of hot water.


  • The stainless steel electric kettle does not have a cold to the touch body, making it hot when the contents are heated.

2. Cuisinart CPK 17 Electric Kettle

Cuisinart CPK-17P1 Electric Cordless Tea Kettle,...
  • CONVENIENT: The 1.7-liter stainless steel Cordless Electric...
  • CUSTOM CONTROLS: One touch controls, 30-Minute keep warm option,...
  • COOL FUNCTION: 2-minute memory function that allows the kettle to...
  • MUST-HAVE FEATURES: 6 preset heat settings for steeping tea at...
  • LIMITED 3-YEAR WARRANTY: Refer to user manual for troubleshooting...

Cuisinart CPK 17 is a stainless steel electric kettle with from 3 to 1-liter capacity. The kettle has LED indicator lights and six preset heat settings to adjust the temperature to the preferred amount. The kettle can keep water hot for 30 minutes, making it one of the best electric kettles available in the market. Cuisinart has a memory function of up to two minutes and a 360-degree swivel base for maximum convenience. The electric kettle is cordless and can be brought from one point to another without accidentally dragging everything along on the countertop.

Cuisinart has a blue backlit water window with a washable and removable scale filter which will help you boil just the right amounts of water for your use. The electric kettle has a concealed heating element to avoid chemical build-up, making it the best electric kettle for use in places with salty water. A boil-dry protection auto shut-off protects the electric kettle from getting damaged and protects the user from getting an accidental burn. The heater has a three-year limited warranty that ensures quality, which ensures you will get a quality product for your money's worth.


  • The electric kettle has a 1-liter capacity and a maximum of 3 liters of water which will boil in minutes.
  • Cuisinart COK 17 offers six different presets for heat settings, making the electric kettle very adaptive to the dynamic nature of kitchen activities by providing more temperature control.
  • The kettle has a 2-minute memory function that allows you to have the kettle off the base without going into a standby mode. The standby mode is a unique feature that you would normally not find in other heaters.
  • The electric kettle will keep water at a warm temperature for up to 30 minutes.
  • Cuisinart CPK 17 is a cordless base which makes it easy and convenient to carry around without causing accidents.
  • The tea kettle has one-touch controls to help you figure out which temperature is good for your beverage. Delicate drinks, which you will need to heat to a maximum of 160F, and others that will require 200F, are all taken care of by the intuitive system in the kettle.
  • The electric tea kettle has a non-slip handle which stays cool at all time during heating. This feature will help protect you from getting burned accidentally.
  • An open button for the lid ensures no water spills during boiling.
  • The electric tea kettle has a removable scale that can be washed and dried after use, making Cuisinart a safe and hygienic option.
  • Cuisinart electric kettles have a three-year warranty, which is a quality assurance for the product buyer.
  • The kettle will keep water warm for a selected temperature for a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • A concealed heating element in the electric kettle prevents minerals from forming inside the kettle.


  • You need to use the kettle multiple times before getting well versed with the kettle.

3. Hamilton Beach Glass Electric Tea Kettle

Hamilton Beach Glass Electric Tea Kettle, Water Boiler...
  • Fast and safe hot water: Kettle is faster for preparing up to 1...
  • Modern design: Glass sides with stainless steel accents will look...
  • Automatic shut off: Boil-dry protection means the kettle will...
  • Cordless serving: The kettle lifts off the base for easy serving.
  • Soft blue illumination: Interior LED lights illuminate to let you...

Hamilton Beach electric kettle is a fast and efficient way to boil water up to 1 liter. The kettle is faster than a microwave and safer than a stovetop kettle. Hamilton Beach glass electric kettles have a sleek design with stainless steel accents which will look good on your countertop. An automatic shut-off will ensure that water gets boiled as intended while at the same time using electricity efficiently. The kettle is cordless and lifts off the base easily without the risk of accidents or spillage. The kettle has a feature that lets LED lights illuminate the glass kettle as water is about to boil.

The kettle base has an integrated cord wrap for neatness and safe handling of the kettle after heating. The electric tea kettle has an anti-scale filter at the lip, which is removable for washing and hygienic purposes. The kettle has measurement marks to allow for precision when using the heater.


  • The electric kettle is cordless, making it safe moving around in the kitchen.
  • An automatic shut-off regulates kettle use, preventing wastage of power while staying efficient.
  • Hamilton Beach water heaters have boil-dry protection, ensuring no accidents or damage occur when using the kettle.
  • The electric tea kettle has a removable filter that you can wash before the next use.
  • The kettle has a very beautiful design, and LED lights illuminating the kettle whenever the water is about to boil, alerting you to attend to it.
  • The base of the kettle has an integrated cord wrap for safekeeping and easy handling.
  • The kettle has a wide opening making it easy to clean.


  • Hamilton electric tea kettles do not have adjustable temperature control, which would regulate the levels at which water or beverage heat.
  • The kettle has a 1-liter capacity which is not much compared to most kitchen needs that require hot or warm water.
  • The electric glass kettle will maintain specific temperatures for a very short period.

4. Breville Tea Maker

Breville Tea Maker, Brushed Stainless Steel, BTM800XL
  • Tea Basket Cycle - Auto Lowers and Lifts
  • Auto Start. Construction Materials - Brushed Stainless Steel...
  • 60 minute Keep Warm feature
  • Variable temperature control; Jug Capacity: 51 oz. Brushed...
  • Time Since Brew - LCD timer; LCD Display: Accurate temperature...

Breville electric tea kettle is the go-to heater for an avid tea-drinking person. The kettle has a tea basket that auto lowers and raises during boiling. The kettle looks nice and is made of a brushed stainless steel power base with a control surface with function buttons. The kettle has a 60-minute keep warm feature and variable temperature control, with a real-time display to show what is going on in the kettle. The electric tea kettle has five pre-programmed settings and an automatic shut-off and boil-dry protection.

You can customize Breville electric tea kettle settings for types of tea, including black, white, herbal, oolong, and green tea. Water can be boiled, too, using the variable temperature settings that the kettle provides.


  • The kettle platform has buttons for different functions, including gradable heating strength for tea and water.
  • You can set the timer and wake up to your morning beverage without having to do all the work in the morning. Breville is the best electric kettle for your needs if you are an early morning person.
  • The electric tea kettle will bring your beverage or water to a boil and keep it at that temperature for up to an hour, giving you enough time to prepare and set yourself up for coffee or tea.
  • You can use the electric kettle to prepare any tea using its automatic tea maker.
  • The kettle is informative and will let you know the beverage or water temperature status in real-time.


  • The electric kettle is bulky and has a wide footprint which may occupy a large space on the countertop.
  • The kettle needs some getting used to before comfortably operating the machine.

5. Oxo Brew Adjustable Temperature Kettle

OXO BREW Adjustable Temperature Electric Pour-Over...
  • Water is heated and held at your preferred temperature for coffee...
  • Precise-pour gooseneck spout features unique curved opening and...
  • Designed to provide comfortable balance for effortless pouring....
  • Built-in timer counts up to keep track of your pour-over brewing...
  • After a 30-minute keep-warm cycle, the Kettle automatically shuts...

Oxo is an adjustable electric pour-over kettle heat and keeps water at your desired temperature. With a capacity of 1 liter, the kettle has a gooseneck spout that ensures a seamless pour with little to no mess. The kettle is cord-free and can be moved in a 360-degree swivel with ease. Oxo gooseneck kettle has an in-built timer that counts up to track your pour-over process. The timer also automatically shuts down the kettle after a 30 minute keep warm cycle to ensure maximum safety and efficient use of electricity. Very few kettles on the market have this feature. A stay-cool handle provides a safe and secure grip to prevent burns and accidents from high-temperature beverage or boiling water. The kettle is made of naturally BPA-free stainless steel for a safe cup of tea. How is this different from a teapot? The electric gooseneck kettle has a very beautiful design and will look presentable in any situation. Oxo is the best electric kettle with a gooseneck that you can find in the market.


  • The kettle has adjustable temperature settings that activate the keep warm function to maintain the same temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Auto shut feature kicks in after a 30 minute keep warm cycle for safety and power efficiency.
  • The kettle has a cool to the touch handle, which will protect you from getting an accidental burn from the kettle. The handle stays cool even in very high temperatures.
  • The gooseneck kettle has a beautiful and elegant design that you can present confidently because of its well-designed features.
  • The Oxo model uses the safest approach to heating and pouring hot liquid from the kettle, making it the best electric kettle with a gooseneck.


  • The kettle is a 1-liter capacity heater.
  • Unlike other kettles, you can not see what is happening inside as the beverage or water boils.

Electric Kettle Best Practices

a) Capacity

Every kettle has its liter capacity of the cups of water it can take. An overflow as the water boils is not safe as water might spill on electrical appliances or the floor, creating a mess. Make sure the kettle is easy to fill

b) Safety

The best electric kettles come with safety features like auto shut settings and cool-to-the-touch handles. However, safety extends to handling the kettle as well. Some kettles have preset temperature settings and might be left connected to electricity overnight. Ensure the kettle is on an open surface or countertop for extra safety. Keep warm features last up to a certain maximum time. If the time exceeds the recommended time, have your kettle checked. Most kettles will maintain a temperature for 30 minutes max. Make sure your temperature settings match the time and purpose for using the kettle.

c) Cleanliness

You will be drinking a beverage from the kettle or using the water for cooking. Therefore, make sure everything is neat. You should always check for debris after each use. After making pour-over coffee or a French press coffee, tea, or any beverage, thoroughly clean the kettle. The spout can be a little challenging to clean. You can find spout cleaners in stores.

Before buying a kettle, check for reviews and ensure it has all the features to ensure water boils quickly how the kettle will pour matters to minimize making a mess.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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