As fall turns to winter, you can’t help but find yourself craving coziness. The cold weather can be tough, but there’s something comfortable and happy about snuggling up with a magazine, a heated blanket and the perfect cup of coffee or tea. Of course, to achieve that last part you’ll need one of the best tea kettles on the market.
Whether you heat your water on the stovetop or by just pressing a button, there is never a wrong way of heating water to make a great cup of tea. The traditional stovetop kettle appeals to many of us, with its classic style and whistle, or for those of us who do not like waiting too long for water to boil, the electric kettle gives us greater efficiency.
In this article we look in greater detail at the differences between these two types of kettle as well as reviewing a selection of bestselling stovetop and electric tea kettles. We hope that by the end of the article we will have helped you to choose the best tea kettle for your home.
What to Look for in Tea Kettles?
- Size: If you usually make a single cup of tea or fill a small French press, you might not want a large kettle taking up space on your stovetop or in your cabinets. If you often entertain large crowds, however, it’s nice to be able to serve everyone without waiting for a second batch of water to boil.
- Material: Tea kettles are made from a variety of materials, including glass, stainless steel, and coated metal. Note, though, that if you have an induction cooktop (instead of a gas or electric stove), your options are more limited—just make sure your chosen kettle is compatible.
- Cleaning: Even though you’re only boiling water in your kettle, you’ll occasionally want to remove built-up scale residue. Kettles with a large opening may let you fit your whole hand into the pot for cleaning, while a smaller opening might require a brush. Glass kettles make it easy to assess cleanliness, while metal kettles are a little harder to examine.
5 Best Tea Kettles of 2021:
|Circulon 1.5 Quart Sunrise Tea Kettle||8.92 x 9.06 x 9.84 in||2.59 pounds|
|Chef’s Secret||3.74 x 3.74 x 3.74 in||3.4 pounds|
|Fino Pour Over Coffee Kettle||11.25 x 5.75 x 6.5 in||14.4 ounces|
|Revere-2-1/3-Quart-Whistling-Kettle||7 x 7 x 7 in||1 pounds|
|OXO-Classic-Kettle||9.7 x 9.7 x 9.6 in||3.84 pounds|
The Circulon 1.5 Quart Sunrise Teapot is a stove kettle that can heat up to six glasses of water.
With its unique modern styling, this teakettle looks fantastic on the kitchen stove.
And also a whistling kettle with a lifetime limited warranty.
Its squeezing and pouring mouth is part of the handle and is easy to use.
The steel is coated with a charming red enamel, which is easy to clean and has a lead-free enamel inside.
Most importantly, it is suitable for all stoves, including induction and carbon steel, and the cover is stainless steel.
Chef’s Secret 2.75 Quart Surgical-Stainless-Capsule is a high quality kettle.
It is suitable for heavy tea drinkers or boiled water for other cooking needs.
And it is made of stainless steel,which makes it stylish and retains the heat in the kettle.
The kettle heats up quickly and has a powerful whistle that lets you know when the water is ready.
Besides that there is no plastic on the teapot so you can use it for many years without any parts to break.
It has to be mentioned that the kettle has a wide base and copper to reduce heat loss from the burner and speed up the heating process.
Made from stainless steel in Japan, it has a narrow gooseneck nozzle that slows down the casting speed to maximize the taste of tea and coffee.
This kettle is suitable for electric furnaces, induction furnaces and gas stoves, although it has no whistle function.
And this pretty pour-over tea kettle is designed for light use with a small capacity and a low price.
Moreover it is also safe for dishwashers and the handle is thermoplastic and high temperature.
By the way, its attractive satin finish is another unique feather.
Like any stainless steel kettle, it can rust easily over its useful life, and the risk can be reduced by draining and drying between uses.
The kettle can hold 2 1/3 cups of water and can provide a few cups of hot tea in a few minutes.
In addition, it conducts heat very well and heats the water quickly.
And also it is a whistling teapot with a loud whistle enough to hear the sound of another room.
Furthermore, the stainless steel construction creates a stylish design that is easy to maintain and is an attractive addition to any kitchen.
Because this material keeps the handle and spout cool to handle the kettle.
When hot water is poured out, it does not spill, which prevents water from splashing on the counter.
The OXO-Classic-Kettle-Brushed-Stainless teapot is made of stainless steel and is very attractive.
Heavy-duty stainless steel construction protects equipment from rust, and it is easy to use and easy to clean.
Even if you are not in the same room, the large base can be heated quickly and the whistle is loud enough.
Most importantly, they are heat resistant and easy to handle even when pouring hot water.
One of the best features of the OXO-Classic-Kettle-Brushed-Stainless teapot is the steam hood and handle.
However, pouring is safe and stable, because the handle can be folded down for easy filling and storage.
This combination of form and function makes it a favorite of teapot owners.
Benefits of the Electric Tea Kettles
Electric kettles are usually faster than stovetops, taking around four minutes or so to boil and are easy to use. They also use less energy than a stovetop kettle.
As well as the auto shut-off, other useful features include the water gauge, so you know how water much is in the kettle at any time and the cordless base or detachable cord. Some cordless bases can store excess cord, keeping it out of the way. Some kettles have a keep warm function, ideal if you need to break off when using, or you need early refills.
Depending on what kind of tea you prefer, there are also the newer generation of electric kettles which allow minor temperature adjustments. Although most black tea best suits a rolling boil at around 212°F, a lower temperature such as between 160°F and 185°F will suit more delicate teas such as green and white teas.