Electric kettles to rely on when the weather gets cold

Sit down to a perfect cup of tea and a good book. Now doesn’t that sound nice?

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A flawless cup of tea.Toa Heftiba via Unsplash

Want an easy, no-mess way to boil water on the quick? Electric kettles are the solution. They can bring water to a full boil in under eight minutes, and automatically shut down, so you won’t have to worry about water boiling over. Some can maintain the water temperature after boiling, and some lets you set precise temperatures, which is ideal for tea drinkers. Whether you’re a tea fanatic or not, these convenient devices are essential to the modern kitchen. Here are a few of our favorites.

Cosori Electric Kettle 1.7 L Glass Water Boiler & Tea Heater
A glass and stainless steel kettle that lights up when water boils.Amazon

The Corsori electric kettle is a glass and stainless steel boiler that lights up with blue LED when your water is ready. The borosilicate glass is scratch- and scuff-resistant, and allows you to watch the surprisingly gratifying process of water boiling. It reaches a boil in 3-7 minutes, and automatically turns off within 30 seconds. The kettle has a 1.7-liter capacity and a two-year warranty.

Secura Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle
100 percent stainless steel boils water fast and keeps it warm for longer.Amazon

The Secura electric kettle comes with a completely stainless steel interior: pot, lid, spout, rim, and all. The 1,500 watts of heating power gets water hot, fast. The double-walled container also helps keep water warm for longer, with a cool-touch exterior that won’t burn your fingers after the water boils. It’s also got a two-year warranty, and comes in a range of shiny bright colors, from glossy black to a pop of orange or red.

Miroco Precise Temperature Control Electric Kettle
This kettle lets you pick the water temperature for a perfect boil.Amazon

Serious tea drinkers know that different teas are best brewed at different temperatures: white teas require a lower temperature, while black teas require a full boil. The Miroco kettle will let you pick a preset temperature for your boil, from 160°F to a 212°F standard boil. A “keep warm” option will maintain the water temperature for half an hour—enough time to get a refill. It heats 1.7 liters of water in less than eight minutes, and shuts off automatically when the boiling is done.