How to find the best kettle for you?

November 13, 2020

Create a haven in your home and curl up with a nice cup of tea or coffee this cozy season. A high-quality kettle empowers you to brew a better cup in an effortless way with easier control over water pouring. 

Boiling water would seem to be one of the simplest of all household tasks. Fill a pot or kettle with water, apply heat, wait a few minutes, and you’re done. If you wonder why anyone might need a special contraption for the purpose, then you might not be an avid tea or coffee drinker.

Electrical kettles are popular with many coffee and tea lovers because they are convenient, speedy, and precise to boil hot water that no traditional kettle can match.

Benefits of Using Electric Kettles

They provide a few considerable benefits that make them well worth the cost for many consumers:

  • They’re fast

    Electric kettles bring water to a boil faster than either a stove-top or the microwave can. If you value efficiency or want your morning cup of coffee to be ready faster each day, this is a big selling point in favor of electric kettles.

  • They’re easy to use

    You add water and just press a button. Even electric kettles with more temperature settings and features are usually pretty intuitive to figure out.

  • They’re energy efficient

    Electric kettles consume less energy to boil water than either a microwave or traditional stove-top kettle.

  • They’re precise

    While this won’t matter for everyone, for tea lovers getting just the right temperature when brewing some types of tea can make a big difference in the flavor you get. Anyone that likes oolongs or green teas will appreciate being able to set the water for a specific temperature.

You don’t need an electric teakettle to boil water, but if you make tea and coffee with any frequency, it can make your life a lot easier.

Factors to Consider to Buy an Electric Kettle

If you’ve decided that an electric kettle makes sense for your home or office, then there are a few things you should consider in your search for the right one.

Speed

For most people that love electric kettles, the main thing they cite in their praise is the speed they offer. If one of your main reasons for buying an electric kettle is to speed up your tea or coffee making routine, then you should especially look for an electric kettle that has a reputation for being fast.

Check the claims the manufacturer makes in the product description and give a glance to reviews of the kettles you consider to see if what customers say bear those claims out.

Size

You’ve got two main factors to consider when it comes to size. The first is capacity. Do you typically make a cup of coffee or tea for one, or are you usually brewing drinks for several? Most electric kettles hold enough for several cups, but some portable options have a smaller capacity, so make sure you think through your needs and compare them to the capacity of the kettles you consider before making a choice.

The other important size concern has to do with counter space. Every new item you add to a kitchen has to go somewhere and most kitchens already have a limited amount of counter space to work with. Before you buy an electric kettle, figure out where in your kitchen you’ll be keeping it and take some measurements. Better to know in advance what you have room for than to buy something that you can’t fit into the available space.

Appearance

If you’re considering an electric kettle, then you’re probably the kind of person that intends to use it often enough to keep it out on the counter full time. That being the case, it’s important that you like how it looks enough that it’s not an eyesore every time you go in the kitchen.

If aesthetics matter to you, then spend some time browsing in order to get a good feel for your options and figure out what type of look you want your kettle to have. Just like Melitta Precision Pour-Over™ kettle, it has a very fancy stainless steel surface which will probably upgrade the look and feel of your kitchen.

Ease of Use

In general, electric kettles are easy to use. That’s one of their big selling points. But some have more features or design options that can make them easier to use than others.

An electric kettle that’s either cordless or has a detachable cord will generally be easier to use than one you have to keep close to an outlet every time you use it. And a kettle with handy features like a keep-warm option and auto shutoff will ensure even the most forgetful consumers don’t have to worry about remembering all the little things.

Melitta Precision Pour Over™ Kettle
Practical User Experience

If you have much experience with traditional stove-top kettles, then you’re likely familiar with how hot they get to the touch on both the handle and the outside of the kettle. Electric versions aren’t immune to this issue, but some avoid external heat better than others.

If you don’t want to worry about burning yourself when you use your electric kettle, The lid of Melitta Precision Pour-Over™ could be rotated freely so that you can avoid to be hurt by the steam while you are holding a pipping hot kettle. Thus, the special shape of the handle is fit for everyone to grab the kettle with less effort. 

Melitta Precision Pour-Over™ Kettle Spout

The most important thing for brewing tea or coffee, is the water pouring technique. The speed and the volume of the water pouring can affect the extraction of the tea leaves or the coffee ground. The progressively smaller spout design of Melitta Precision Pour-Over™is fit for both tea and coffee brewing. You can control the speed and the amount of water pouring easier than ever.

Melitta Stainless Steel Precision Pour-Over™ Kettle

Material

Electric kettles are most often made with metal, glass, plastic or some combination of those three materials. Stainless steel and glass are largely considered to be of higher quality than plastic, although plastic won’t get as hot to the touch as the other two and can make for more lightweight kettles that are easier to travel with. If the part of the kettle the water touches is made of plastic though, it’s possible that it may influence the flavor of your coffee or tea.

Stainless steel is considered the best material for durability. The interior material of Melitta Precision Pour-Over™ is all stainless steel which will not affect the taste of the boiling water and also it's good for your health.

 Extra Features:

  • Auto Shutoff — An electric kettle that includes an auto shutoff feature will make sure you don’t waste energy by turning the kettle off after a set amount of time if you don’t return to it.
  • Base Cord Storage — Cords have an obnoxious tendency to always get in the way. Base cord storage ensures you only have to deal with the kettle’s cord when you need.
  • Cordless (or detachable cord) — A kettle that’s cordless or has a detachable cord will generally be easier to use and store.
  • Water Gauge — A visible water gauge will help you more easily keep up with how much water’s in your kettle at any given time.
  • Keep Warm Feature — Have you ever had your kettle go off right when you were in the middle of doing something important? An electric kettle with this feature will keep the water warm for you until you’re able to get back to it to pour your drink.

 Melitta Precision Pour-Over™ Kettle Features



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