Q: I have been searching for a plastic-free electric kettle. There are plenty of glass and metal ones, but most have plastic spouts or silicone inside that come in contact with the water. Even if it's BPA-free, I'd like to avoid plastic so any not-yet-discovered toxins are not leaching into my tea and coffee.
Q: My experience with tea kettles has not been the best. One of my tea kettles started rusting and chipping paint into the water and the handle of the other kettle broke. I would love some advice from other readers about what tea kettles work and last a long time.
Item:Krups Silver Art Collection Electric Water KettlePrice: $79.00
Overall Impression: This isn't a cheap kettle, but it is well made and functions at top levels. It may be too shiny for some, but I really like its chrome surface and elegant lines.
As I've already confessed in previous a post, my electric hot water kettle is perhaps the most used small appliances in my kitchen. It's important to me that my kettle is safe, efficient and a real workhorse. While the appearance is also something to consider, if it doesn't work well then I won't buy it. So when the Krups people sent me their new, fancy-pants electric kettle, I approached it with some skepticism.
The truth is, had Anjali not already taken the immersion blender and Emma the kitchen scale, I would been writing about one of those beloved and well-used appliances right now. But the more I think about it, the appliance I next turned to actually gets more use than anything else in my kitchen. It's the first thing I touch in the morning and, since I work from home, it gets regular use throughout the day. Praise be for my Chef's Choice Electric Kettle!
Since June, my husband and I have been without the use of a stovetop or proper oven. Instead, we've been skating by while we renovate our new place with just a few small appliances. A toaster oven, hot plate, an electric kettle and a new star of the stove-less world, an electric skillet and straight up, it saved Thanksgiving.
If you have been reading this site for any length of time, you probably know that I take my electric kettle very seriously. I use an electric kettle several times a day to heat water for coffee, tea, soaking and blanching vegetables, plumping raisins, and any other number of things that require hot water. Many of these things, though — especially coffee and tea — require water that isn't heated to boiling temperatures. Most teas steep at a much lower temperature, and coffee also should be brewed a little under boiling. But most kettles go straight to boiling without stopping.
So you can imagine my delight when I got to try out the new variable temperature kettle from Breville. Here are a few thoughts on this very handsome electric kettle.
We are on the record as loving our electric kettle. It boils water in a fraction of the time needed to heat water on the stove or in the microwave, and it's earned precious countertop space because we use it at least three times a day. We're curious about your kitchen tech setup and whether an electric kettle has earned a spot there too. More about electric kettles and our favorite model, after the jump.
Remember when we asked about the best electric kettles? Well, it took us over a year to decide, but we finally made our choice and now we're in love. Deep, deep in love. Click through for more photos and full review.
I am considering an electric kettle for my new office, something that will let me have my French press coffee, hot tea, and cozy oatmeal in the mornings. I am looking for something that will heat up fast and keep the water hot enough to make good tea.
Electric kettles are very popular in Europe; in Amsterdam or London my friends rarely put a traditional kettle on the stove. The electric version heats water so much faster. There are many options, ranging in price from low ($11) to high ($90). Some have cords, and others attach to a base for heating and lift off for cordless serving. Here's a few that I've looked at...