If you don’t You have an electric kettle in your kitchen, you are missing out. These appliances are not only slightly more energy efficient than using a stove, but they are portable and boil water more quickly. These days, electric kettles come in many different sizes with different types of spout, and you’ll often find models with customizable temperature settings as well—allowing you to set the perfect brew temperature for pour-over coffee or loose-leaf tea.
But there is a file a lot There are electric kettles. If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck or an especially great one for coffee, we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve used more than a dozen models in our lives over the past year to find out what works best and what doesn’t. These are our favorite electric kettles worthy of your countertop.
For more kitchen guides, check out the Best Espresso Machines, Best Latte & Cappucino Makers, Best Air Fryers, and Best Chef’s Knives.
Updated May 2023: We’ve added Breville IQ, KitchenAid Pro Line, Wolf Gourmet True Temperature, and Hay Sowden kettles.
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