The Brentwood KT-1780 Electric Cordless Tea Kettle is our best tea kettle and it has a total capacity of 1.5 liters in its tea kettle build. The cordless electric tea consumes 1,000 watts of power but only for a short brief period of time so it can save you more time for boiling in the long run. It has a silver finish but is also available in other colors such as red and the tough stainless steel build makes it very sturdy in its build and can guarantee you that it will not fail like plastic cordless tea kettles out there that are electric powered. The inside part is only made from pure metal stainless steel so you can worry less about the contamination from plastic materials and chemicals. The tea kettle can be lifted off the base for use without the hazard of cords so you can use it to pour hot water for tea or coffee or hot water for a nice bath.
Our step-up pick is the Hario VKB-120HSVV60 1.2-liter Buono Pouring Kettle and the handle of the tea kettle is very easy to grip due to the fact that it has been contoured to match your hands. It also works on induction heaters, gas ranges and electric stoves without much problem and the lid has a flat knob design so it is quite unique and easy to grip. It can be used for coffee or tea or any other hot drinks or even for taking a warm bath during the winter and it is a great tea kettle for pouring coffee and ensuring an even blend. It can serve as much as 3 to 4 cups of coffee or tea and it has a unique design that looks like a trapezoid compared to traditional pouring kettles out there.
The budget pick is the Medelco 12-Cup Glass Stovetop Whistling Kettle and the handle has a phenolic material and a heat resistant design. The glass material that is used to make this tea kettle is made from borosilicate glass that is resistant to thermal shock and other inconveniences in safety. It has a total capacity of 12 cups on this tea kettle or equivalent to 64 fluid ounces and you can also use it for glass cook tops. It is also free from BPA so it is very safe to use and you can use the tea kettle on the top rack of the dishwasher. It is also safe to use and clean up on any dishwasher and the spout has a unique and convenient design to make it free from dripping. It is very much like a traditional kettle as it has a whistling feature.
Table of Contents
- A Little Background
- How we picked
- Our pick
- Flaws but not dealbreakers
- Step-up Pick
- Budget Pick
- Best Pumpkin Shaped Tea Kettle
- Ideal Tea Kettle with a Gooseneck Design
- Best Stainless Steel Tea Kettle
- Best Cordless Electric Tea Kettle
- Ideal Tea Kettle with Aesthetic Design
- Tea Kettle with Encapsulated Base Design
- Ideal Tea Kettle with an Uplift Design
- The Competition
- Other Frequently Asked Questions
- Wrapping it up
A Little Background
A tea kettle is different from a tea pot such that it can be heated in the stove and is usually made from high quality stainless steel material so that it can heat up water and bring it to a boil for use in a wide variety of uses.
Tea kettles are usually used for boiling hot water for enjoying cups of tea with a tea bag or a built-in tea infuser in the tea kettle. Other tea kettles can also be cordless and electric so that you can enjoy hot water in the shortest amount of time and for other purposes as well. Tea kettles can also be used to boil hot water for taking a warm bath or rinsing or for cups of coffee, warm milk, instant noodles or warm soups – basically just for any purpose of heating and boiling water.
How We Picked
In choosing the best tea kettle, we considered the following:
Convenience – you have to make sure that the tea kettle poses a great deal of convenience for its features such as a stay cool handle and an easy lifting mechanism and easy boiling mechanism.
Safety – safety features such as a stay cool handle and a firm lid makes the tea kettle worth buying for its great features to keep you safe and burn free.
Capacity – this is usually measured in liters or ounces. Typically, a 1.5 liter tea kettle is the most ideal or at least 1.2 liters if you are not a heavy user. If you would like to have more then something above 2 liters should do the trick.
Brentwood KT-1780 Electric Cordless Tea Kettle
For our best tea kettle, we chose the Brentwood KT-1780 Electric Cordless Tea Kettle which has a total capacity of 1.5 liters in its tea kettle build. It has a silver finish but is also available in other colors such as red and the tough stainless steel build makes it very sturdy in its build and can guarantee you that it will not fail like plastic cordless tea kettles out there that are electric powered. For safety, it has an automatic shut off feature when it is dry or at the boiling point so you are protected from unit failure.
Adding to its specifications, the cordless electric tea consumes 1,000 watts of power but only for a short brief period of time so it can save you more time for boiling in the long run. Moreover, the unit also has a thermal fuse that prevents the tea kettle from overheating and shuts off the unit when needed so it is guaranteed to make you safe from injuries. Adding to that, a power indicator that illuminates can add to the tea kettles safety features so you will know that the tea kettle is running smoothly.
When it comes to controls, the tea kettle can be lifted off the base for use without the hazard of cords so you can use it to pour hot water for tea or coffee or hot water for a nice bath. In fact, you can be assured of a very safe operation for the tea kettle due to its many advantageous and great components that promote safety in its build.
The brushed stainless steel also adds a touch of classic look and smooth finish when it comes to design. Moreover, it is relatively easy to lift at only 2 pounds of weight. Adding to that, the lid locks and snaps in a nice way and keeps the hot water secured. Also, the inside part is only made from pure metal stainless steel so you can worry less about the contamination from plastic materials and chemicals. All in all, if you are looking forward to replacing your old tea kettle or electric tea kettle that is made from full plastic then this tea kettle, the Brentwood KT-1780 Tea Kettle, is the replacement to get.
Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
The Brentwood KT-1780 Electric Cordless Tea Kettle has its own share of flaws like any other tea kettle but it does not stop it from being our top pick as the best tea kettle. For example, it does not have a water level indicator unlike other electric tea kettles.
Hario VKB-120HSVV60 1.2-liter Buono Pouring Kettle
As our step-up pick, the Hario VKB-120HSVV60 1.2-liter Buono Pouring Kettle can contain a capacity of as much as 1.2 liters or 27 ounces so it is just fine for the built. It has a unique design that looks like a trapezoid compared to traditional pouring kettles out there and the handle of the tea kettle is very easy to grip due to the fact that it has been contoured to match your hands. On the material, the stainless steel material that has been used for this tea kettle makes it very durable and very reliable.
For versatility, it can be used for coffee or tea or any other hot drinks or even for taking a warm bath during the winter. Moreover, the lid has a flat knob design so it is quite unique and easy to grip and you can also use it with the V60 coffee dripper made by the same manufacturer. The Hario 1.2-liter Buono Pouring Kettle stands at a height of 21 inches and it can serve as much as 3 to 4 cups of coffee or tea. Moreover, it also works on induction heaters, gas ranges and electric stoves without much problem. In fact, pouring water is very easy due to its thin spout design. All in all, it is a great tea kettle for pouring coffee and ensuring an even blend.
Medelco 12-Cup Glass Stovetop Whistling Kettle
Our budget pick, the Medelco 12-Cup Glass Stovetop Whistling Kettle, has a total capacity of 12 cups on this tea kettle or equivalent to 64 fluid ounces. It is very much like a traditional kettle as it has a whistling feature. As for durability, the glass material that is used to make this tea kettle is made from borosilicate glass that is resistant to thermal shock and other inconveniences in safety.
The Medelco Stovetop Whistling Kettle can be used on electric stovetops as well as on gas powered stovetops. Also, the spout has a unique and convenient design to make it free from dripping. For safety, the handle has a phenolic material and a heat resistant design. In fact, the lid is also easily removable for your convenience and there is also a metal heat diffuser so you can use it without much worry on electric range coils just fine.
It is also safe to use and clean up on any dishwasher and it also has a very sleek design that will keep safety to the highest possible level. The Medelco Whistling Kettle also comes with a metal trivet for convenience and it is also stain resistant as a tea kettle. In fact, you can also use it for glass cook tops and it stands at dimensions of 9 by 6 inches. Moreover, you can use the tea kettle on the top rack of the dishwasher and it is also free from BPA so it is very safe to use. With the borosilicate glass imported from Germany, you can be assured that it is of high quality in its material and build and safety.
Best Pumpkin Shaped Tea Kettle
Mr. Coffee Twining Pumpkin-Shaped Tea Kettle
Our best pumpkin shaped tea kettle, the Mr. Coffee Twining Pumpkin-Shaped Tea Kettle, has a striking red finish that is very smooth in its build. It has a spout that can easily flip up when needed so you can easily pour out the hot water, tea or coffee or any other hot liquid with safety in mind. It has a total capacity of 2.1 quarts as a tea kettle and it has a unique pumpkin shape which makes it very rustic, traditional and yet with a modern touch at the same time. Moreover, it can be easily hand washed due to its authenticity as a tea kettle with a great design.
The material used for the body of the tea kettle is stainless steel that will definitely add to its durability and safety in the long run and the design of the tea kettle makes it relatively easy to pour for any hot drinks. The handle has a stay cool design to make it very easy to pour and you can even operate the tea kettle with just one hand as an effective tea kettle. In fact, it also whistles like a traditional tea kettle in its build as you can even use it outdoors at camping. Overall, the Mr. Coffee Tea Kettle is a truly very functional tea kettle to consider for simple usage.
Ideal Tea Kettle with a Gooseneck Design
Fino Pour Over Coffee Tea Kettle
Our ideal gooseneck tea kettle, the Fino Pour Over Coffee Tea Kettle, is a great unit to consider as this tea kettle can also be used to pour over coffee so it is quite versatile in its build. The tea kettle has a total capacity of 4 1/4 cups or 1 liter but it also has a version in which the capacity is up to 6 cups of water and the material used for the tea kettle is 100 percent 18/8 stainless steel from Japan.
If you have an induction stove top then you can even use this tea kettle for such purposes and you can definitely use it for electric stove tops as well as on gas ranges. It is also very safe to use on dishwashers as a convenient tea kettle. Moreover, you can definitely brew coffee or tea without the use of a coffee maker or other big machines for your countertop to save more space and money. You can easily pour over to extract the best kind of flavors for tea and coffee brewing due to its precise and slow water flow.
The spout has a narrow design for easy pouring and the goose neck design that makes up the curved tea kettle spout adds to its aesthetic value and sleek look. Also, you can stay away from burns due to the ergonomic handle that is precisely angled to keep your hands safe from the heat. You can easily boil water easily and make awesome tea or coffee blends manually for an authentic set of flavors. The handle is also made from thermoplastic material so it is very safe. Overall, the Fino Coffee Tea Kettle is a great gift for people who are enthusiasts in home brewing.
Best Stainless Steel Tea Kettle
Vanika 3.0L Stainless Steel Tea Kettle
Our best stainless steel tea kettle is the Vanika 3.0L Stainless Steel Tea Kettle which has a total capacity of 3 liters or equivalent to 3.2 quarts of water, tea or coffee. It can be used on all kinds of cook tops such as gas ranges, electric stoves or induction stoves and it has a very large capacity and size so it is ideal not just for tea and coffee but also for taking a bath during the winter. In fact, you can have an old fashioned style using the tea kettle with a whistling action much like a traditional tea kettle.
The mirror polish of the outside of the tea kettle makes it very unique and aesthetic in its design and the handle is made from safety silicone material so it helps to prevent burns while handling the tea kettle in its design. What’s more, you can easily use the thumb lever for easily protecting your hands from being burned as you pour the hot water from the tea kettle due to the handle’s heat resistance. The kettle is not just about looks but also about functionality in the long run.
The stainless steel design adds to its durability and great functionality and you can even use it for ceramic cook tops. The Vanika Tea Kettle stands at a height of 9 inches and including the spout, the width is 10 inches across. Moreover, at less than 2 pounds, this awesome whistling tea kettle is a great choice for a wide range of cook tops.
Best Cordless Electric Tea Kettle
Royal 1.7L Cordless Electric Tea Kettle
The Royal 1.7L Cordless Electric Tea Kettle contains a capacity of 50 ounces or equivalent to 1.7 liters of hot water as an electric tea kettle and this tea kettle is very fast in heating up hot water whenever and wherever you need it. A blue LED light helps you distinguish when the unit is turned on and if it is working and its heating element consumes 1,100 watts but only in a short span of time so it is not very threatening to your electric bill.
You can choose from two sizes, 50 ounces and 60 ounces and you can also choose from four different colors of handles for a beautiful finish. The base can be rotated up to 360 degrees so it is totally convenient when you lift it up and place it back onto the base and the cordless design allows you to carry the water heater tea kettle onto any room such as the patio, the dining room, the kitchen, the bedroom for a spa or even at the bathroom for warm winter baths. The glass design is designed to have safety and will not shatter due to the fact that it is a thermally strong glass.
In fact, you can definitely use it for a wide range of hot food, such as tea, noodles, soups, coffee and much more and the power base can be detached and spun up to 360 degrees. At only 3.2 pounds, it is super easy to carry and lift from the base. The lid has a pull up design for your convenience and the large capacity of this awesome tea kettle that is electric powered contributes to its superb convenience in the long run. Because of its glass composition, it is relatively easy to see what is going on inside the tea kettle and the LED lights add an awesome design when it is in the dark. As a matter of fact, you can easily clean up the electric tea kettle and it is also easy to see whether it needs to be cleaned, eliminating guesswork as usual.
Ideal Tea Kettle with Aesthetic Design
Genie Original 1.1-L Stainless Steel Kettle
The aesthetic design of this tea kettle or coffee kettle, the Genie Original 1.1-L Stainless Steel Kettle, is very great and unique compared to other tea kettles. It resembles a genie’s wishing lamp due to its exquisite design as a tea kettle. Moreover, a unique part of this tea kettle is the fact that it has a tea infuser feature that has been built-in with the tea kettle for those who want extra home brew experience when it comes to brewing tea in general.
It has a total of 1.1 liters of capacity for tea or coffee or other hot drinks, which are equivalent to 4 1/2 cups and the unique sphere design. It will definitely complement any existing home decor in your house. The stainless steel design of this tea kettle adds to its durability for longer use and the stainless steel is also of 18/8 quality so you are assured that the tea kettle and the infuser, which is also made of the same kind of material, will be super sturdy in the long run. The fact that it has a removable tea infuser makes it a two in one package for tea lovers.
The lid has a lot of safety features and such that it has a very tight and snapping lid that is super secure that will not fall over when you are pouring tea or coffee due to its ingenious style. A great gift for birthdays, holidays or any occasion whatsoever, the Genie Original Kettle does not contain any Teflon or plastic parts so it is super authentic in its build. Also, the pour design allows you to get the best control over your tea kettle due to its pour over goose neck design.
The polished design of the stainless steel adds a mirror finish and a beautiful look to the tea kettle and in just about four minutes, you can boil 16 ounces of water on a medium flame. The handles do not get too hot when heated and the double wall construction of this tea kettle pot adds to its insulation capabilities. The flow of water can be easily controlled with the design of this premium designed pour over coffee and tea kettle. So for those who find tea making and coffee brewing an art, this is an excellent companion to brew with.
Tea Kettle with Encapsulated Base Design
Imperial Home 2.8 Liter Whistling Kettle
The Imperial Home 2.8 Liter Whistling Kettle has a total capacity of 2.8 liters, which is quite big for a regular tea kettle so you get a lot of water or tea or coffee in the long run and the tea kettle is available in a wide range of colors and designs to choose from. The tea kettle has a unique encapsulated base which makes it unique compared to regular tea kettles when it comes down to the design and this encapsulated base feature also adds to the heating capability of the tea kettle in the long run.
The spout has a hinged design so it can easily whistle with a great convenience and the sophisticated and intricate design adds to a sleek look. The handles are made from heat resistant plastic so you can definitely stay safe with this tea kettle and the stainless steel construction is bound to make it super durable for the many years to come. The lid can be removed easily so you can easily refill the tea kettle with water for convenience in the go and the whistle has a good volume so you can definitely be alerted when it whistles. In fact, you can also choose to close or open the spout. The handle is heat resistant and will not melt while you use it and at only two pounds of weight, it is very easy to carry as a tea kettle for camping or cabin living or casual home living.
Ideal Tea Kettle with an Uplift Design
OXO Good Grips Uplift Tea Kettle
The OXO Good Grips Uplift Tea Kettle has a total capacity of 2 quarts (1.7 quarts to be exact) and you can choose from either a brushed body or a polished body for the stainless steel tea kettle. It has a unique uplift design which makes it easy to pour any liquid with. Another thing that is great about this tea kettle is the fact that the spout can be opened easily when the kettle has been lifted from the stove.
When your water has reached its boiling point and it is ready to be poured or used, the loud whistle alerts you properly like a regular and traditional tea kettle. You can easily clean the tea kettle due to the fact that it has been designed to have a very large lid opening so you can get inside the tea kettle manually and clean it up. The stainless steel has durability and sleekness in mind as well as safety in the long run and the handle has a nonslip feature and is also heat resistant to help you handle the tea kettle while it is hot.
Spanning at a width of 8 inches, the handle is also quite soft so it is easy to lift the tea kettle with. The kettle also has great resistance to stain so it is very easy to clean up outside and inside. It does not make the use of levers or buttons because of the straightforward design that lets you pour water as much as you like due to its intuitive design.
Some other tea kettles out there were not satisfactory when it comes to their tea kettle features when it comes to heating, safety and reliability. Usually, tea kettles are also very sleek in their design and have stay cool handles that help you easily pour down the tea kettle contents. Also, usually, most tea kettles can also be used for coffee as well as regular hot water for bathing in the winter.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the uses and advantages of a tea kettle?
A: According to Wikipedia , tea kettles use a heating element for its electric version to speed up the heating process. Tea kettles are usually made for boiling tea, infusing tea or brewing coffee or just boiling hot water in general. Tea kettles are usually made of stainless steel for durability and to help keep the food items from being contaminated.
Q: What are the tips when brewing tea?
A: In brewing tea, a tea infuser is a must-have and is usually used with tea pots that are made from porcelain for making loose leaf tea. Stainless steel electric kettles and traditional tea kettles on the other hand can be used for quickly brewing tea from a tea bag instead of a tea infuser.
Wrapping It Up
To top it off, the Brentwood KT-1780 Electric Cordless Tea Kettle is our best tea kettle whether you are infusing tea, brewing coffee or you just want a nice hot water to bath with or to cook your instant noodles with.