The best electric kettles for a great brew

Speed things up a little.

electric kettle on a table
Boiling water in seconds.Amazon

An electric kettle is a speedy, easy-to-use tool to get you boiling water in less than a minute. Get your Earl Gray fix faster than ever with the push of a button. Many electric kettles have a sleek design that will fit in nicely amongst your other appliances, plus special features to set them above the rest. So save yourself an extra burner on the stove and check out a few of our favorites below.

Cuisinart CPK-17
Let’s get ready to boil.Amazon

This cordless, stainless-steel kettle will make a great addition to your kitchen. It holds 1.7 liters of water and comes with a backlit water window, a 30-minute keep-warm feature, and boil-dry protection which automatically prevents the kettle from heating up if there is not enough water present. This kettle also comes with six temperature presets that correlate to best practice temperatures for a variety of brews: green tea, oolong, black tea, white tea, herbal tea, “delicate” tea, and French press brews. It is designed with a non-slip handle, an easy “open” button for the lid, and a 360-degree swivel base that will assist your pour. Simply fill up the kettle, select your desired temperature, and place it on the stand; you will have hot water in no time.

Buydeem Tea Maker and Kettle
You can have it all.Amazon

Not only will this kettle heat your water, it can actually make your tea. For real, it has nine functions that can help you make a slow-cooked meal, stew, yogurt, natural fruit or loose leaf tea, warm milk, and so much more. The kettle comes with an inner stew pot, tea basket, and infuser so you can simply place your ingredients in the proper container, secure them to the kettle, and get cooking. It’s easy to select the right temperature for each function using the convenient button presets; you can use the included recipe brochure to get some ideas once you are ready to move beyond a simple brew. It can hold 1.5 liters of water and is made of beautiful german Schott Durham glass that gives the kettle a classy feel.

Cosori Electric Kettle
For a beautiful stream.Amazon

This gooseneck kettle from Cosori has many of the same temperature control features as our other favorites with a little bit of a different design. The base includes presets for white, green, oolong, and black tea as well as pour-over coffee. The gooseneck spout is great for precision pouring that won’t leave any messes behind especially with the help of its stainless steel lid and a non-slip base. There is a keep-warm function that will maintain the desired temperature for up to one hour, making it hard to resist a refill. It holds 0.8 liters of water with an automatic shut-off and boil-dry protection.

OXO Brew Electric Kettle
Complete control.Amazon

If you don’t necessarily need presets, but are hoping for command over temperature control, this kettle could be the one for you. A gooseneck kettle with a precise pour and precise settings, it can hold up to one liter of water and features a stay-cool handle, automatic shut off, and a 30-minute keep-warm setting. Best of all, you can set your desired temp, anywhere between 140 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are more of a coffee fanatic than anything else, you can also use a built-in timer to monitor your pour-over. The sleek, stainless steel design is classic while the swivel base feels modern and clean.

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