Review of the Top 5 Kettles
Looking for a new electric kettle? Or perhaps you are still using a traditional kettle to boil your water over fire. Read on to learn more about my top 5 electric kettle recommendations
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle
The Fellow Stagg EKG is the gold standard of electric kettles, with a cult following among tea lovers and coffee lovers alike. Stagg is the EKG of espresso machines — designed for professionals who want to nail every shot. It heats quickly and allows you to adjust the temperature setting in one-degree increments, so you can dial in your perfect shot every time. Unlike other expensive pour-over systems, which are meant to be used as tools for specialty coffee shops and tea houses, this one is designed for home use; its body is made from stainless steel, which helps it keep its shape. It’s a smart buy for anyone who loves hot beverages and stylish kitchen accessories.
2) Delonghi Ballerina
Boiling a kettle is something we have to do multiple times a day, so when style is as important as substance, this Delonghi Ballerina kettle is the one to consider. A modern take on a classic design, this Delonghi Ballerina kettle is a stunning addition to any kitchen. It comes in three colors – white, jade green, and black – to compliment any kitchen design. It is inspired by the delicate curve of a ballerina's skirt. Michelle Ogundehin, an internationally known interiors expert, has praised the collection as ageless and elegant, characterizing them as items of pride that should be shown rather than buried. The kettle is pleasingly lightweight, weighing only 2kg, and its buried element makes it easy to clean if you live in a hard water region. It performed admirably in testing, regularly boiling one cup of water in roughly 57 seconds and reaching a decibel level of 78dB when tested with a noise meter.
3) Tefal Smart n Light Kettle
The LED display on the body of the Tefal Sleek n Light Kettle gives it a smart and stylish appearance. It displays the current temperature as well as a menu of alternatives ranging from 40 to 100 degrees Celsius. A 30-minute keep warm setting is available. It performed admirably across the board, but it excelled in terms of exterior body temperature, hitting just 40.4°C, the lowest we've seen in our kettle testing. It was also quick, requiring an average of two minutes and ten seconds to boil a litre of water.
However, there were a few spots where the design was lacking. Because there is no water gauge, you must determine the maximum capacity from within. This may be preferred by some, but it makes water measurement difficult. When the temperature exceeds 100°C, a lot of steam is produced from around the lid, which doesn't look good. Aside from that, it's a terrific kettle that's simple to operate and has a wide range of temperatures and functions. If you're concerned about children or dogs accidently contacting it, this is an excellent solution.
4) Philips Daily Collection Electric Kettle
This tiny electric kettle won't take up much space on your counter, making it great for folks who want an electric kettle that doesn't take up a lot of space. It's easy to set or store because of the compact, neat design.
Philips is a well-known kitchen appliance brand in Singapore, and as one of the country's largest manufacturers, it deserves to be on this list. We've got their Daily Collection Electric Kettle in stock, and we think it's one of their best yet!
5) KITCHENAID VARIABLE TEMPERATURE KETTLE 5KEK1722
The Sage Smart Kettle has been dethroned by this smart number from KitchenAid after almost 1,000 years at the top of this list. This kettle, also known as KitchenAid 5KEK1722, is extremely similar to the Smeg and Sage kettles below. It is, however, quite elegant and can heat water to any temperature between 50ºC and boiling point, whilst the others have fixed increments of 10ºC. Okay, I realize it's not a huge issue.
The status of the heating is shown on the top of the handle, near to the temperature settings. The pour is silky smooth, and the top pops open with aplomb. This may not feel as premium as the action on the Smeg or Sage, but I don't want to wait for a soft open mechanism to postpone my time to pour in water when I want a brew.
The KitchenAid can also keep water at the temperature you like for up to half an hour. I'm not sure why you'd want to do that, but all of these more costly kettles have that option.
Overall, I prefer the KitchenAid over its similarly good competitors because I like the way it looks and it has a smaller footprint. In the luxury kettle industry, as with goal-line video technology, little differences might be the difference between success and failure.