There is a whole world of beautiful kettles out there, and we've been known to splurge on the perfect tea pot that's equal parts Instgrammable and functional. But what if you want to just get the job done and not worry about looks?
Look no further than the T-fal Balanced Living 4-Cup Electric Kettle. Not only does it have more than 1,800 enthusiastic five-star reviews, but it's also now on sale for $22 on Amazon.
Buy It!T-fal BF6138 Balanced Living 4-Cup Electric Kettle, $22
So what makes the kettle so beloved? As one Amazon reviewer put it, all kettles, no matter how much you spend, have the same result: boiled water. The T-Fal option gets you there fast, with the choice of three variable temperatures. The kettle also removes fully from the base for easy, cord-free pouring. It even has a side panel in case you want to check the progress on your boiling water in the minute or so while you wait.
The same reviewer also pointed out that "nicer" models made from metal may look better on your counter, but reviewers often complained about warping and even rusting. (Another T-Fal reviewer bought this kettle back in 2012 and came back years later to update their review to say they still love it.)
With only a one-liter capacity, this isn't something to keep around if you need lots of boiling water quickly, but four cups is more than enough for tea for two or instant oatmeal for one.
What other kitchen tools do you love, even if they wouldn't win a beauty contest? Let us know in the comments.