What are Electric Kettles
Electric kettles use electricity to produce heat and boil water. The 2 main components of an electric kettle are heat and a container to hold the water. In electric kettles, there is a heating mechanism that uses electricity to produce heat and boil water. Unlike gas fired kettles, electric kettles usually have a shut off mechanism to shut off the kettle once the water is boiling. They also shut off if there is no water in the kettle. Some electric kettles have temperature settings for different types of drinks, such as different types of teas and coffees.
Benefits of Electric Kettles vs. Traditional Tea Kettles
One of the main benefits of electric kettles is safety. Electric kettles don’t use an open flame or flammable gasses. You don’t have to watch an electric kettle to make sure the kitchen doesn’t get set on fire. If you are like me and have children, you tend to forget things. I have been known to put something on the stove and then forget about it. Then you come back to a burnt skillet! I’ve also put water in a pot to boil and forgot about it. When I realized my mistake, all the water had evaporated!
There are debates regarding what the best kettle is for the environment and energy efficiency. Some say gas is more efficient because you are using energy directly from the source. Most people agree that electric kettles are more efficient than using a microwave to heat water. You can check out the debate on electric kettles here!
You tend to have more control and awareness with electric tea kettles as opposed to stove fired kettles and microwaves. Many electric kettles have temperature buttons where you can choose just how hot your water gets. Electric tea kettles also have light indicators that tell you when they are heating, when they are off, and when you tea is ready.
Easy to Use
After the initial earning curve, electric tea kettles are easier to use. They don’t require a stove, just an electrical outlet, so you can just plug them in anywhere. To start heating water, all you have to do is press the start button or lever. That’s it. You don’t have to light a stove, or guess how long it will take in the microwave.
Many new electric kettles come with cool LED lights that light up the water as it boils. You can see the bubbles light up against the blue light and it looks really cool! Some electric kettles also have a feature where you can keep the water warm or at a certain temperature for 12 hours! Maybe you are having a party and want to keep the hot tea going for a while! Or it’s good if you like a warm drink for breakfast AND lunch. Many electric kettles also have double insulated walls, so although the water is hot, the outside of the kettle will not burn your hands.
Best Electric Tea Kettle 2019
#1 Best Electric Tea Kettle
This electric kettle is made by HadinEEon. It holds up to 2 liters of water per kettle. This kettle has about every feature you would need and has great reviews and is not over-priced. The walls of the kettle are glass so you can see the water as it boils. It also has a blue light that lights up the water as it is boiling. No plastic touches the boiled water so there is no toxic contamination from the plastic. There is a filter on the spout to filter out any lime deposits from the water. It has different temperature settings and you can keep your water warm for 12 hours.
#2 Best Electric Tea Kettle
This electric kettle is made by Microc. This kettle is cool because it is sleek and simple. If you are looking for something more simple without all the flashy extras, this is the kettle for you. It can hold up to 1.5 liters of water. It also has a fast heating mode, which differentiates it from kettle #1. There is a lever at the bottom to switch it on and off. Like the 1st kettle, this one comes with a removable base that it sits on while it is heating up.
#3 Best Electric Tea Kettle
COSORI Electric Kettle(BPA-Free),1.7L Cordless Glass Boiler Hot Water & Tea Heater with LED Indicator Light,Auto Shut-Off & Boil-Dry Protection,100% Stainless Steel Inner Lid & Bottom, 2 Year Warranty
The #3 best electric tea kettle is made by Cosori. This electric kettle is less expensive than the other 2 kettles listed above. It holds 1.7 liters of water. Like kettle #2, this kettle has a lever switch at the bottom to turn it on and off. It doesn’t have different temperature modes, but it does have a quick boil feature. It also has a blue light LED indicator that shines throughout the bottom of the glass.
#4 Best Electric Tea Kettle
This electric kettle wins the #4 place for its style. It is retro style and will look awesome in your kitchen. It as an old style thermometer on the front to give you the temperature of the water. The retro kettle has a quick boil feature and a filter on the spout to filter out bad stuff. It holds up to 1.7 liters of water.
#5 Best Electric Tea Kettle
This electric tea kettle wins because it looks so awesome. The other cool thing about this kettle is that is has a digital dial where you can choose the temperature. It will keep the liquid that temperature for 60 minutes. It also has a super precise pouring spout so you don’t have bubbles, splashes and drips. This kettle looks and pours awesome.
Electric Tea Kettle Time Chart
Now that you have your electric smoker, it’s time to start boiling some water! Horay for tea! Below is a chart that shows the tea steeping time and temperature you should use on each type of drink.
|Type||Temperature (F)||Steeping Time|
|Green Tea||175||1-3 minutes|
|White Tea||180||3-4 minutes|
|Oolong Tea, Hot Cocoa||190||3-5 minutes|
|French Press Coffee||200|
|Black Tea/Herbal Tea||212||5 minutes|
If you want to make excellent tea or coffee, then think about getting an electric kettle. They have a lot of advantages over non-electric kettles. My mouth is watering just thinking about all of those tasty teas. Happy drinking! (not like beer drinking, you know what I mean.)
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