Kettles can be found in most kitchens in Germany. Whether you want to enjoy a warm cup of tea, prepare an instant noodle pot or boil baby items, the possible uses for this kitchen helper are extremely versatile. An electric kettle is no longer just a kettle. Rather, a glass of water heater with a pretty LED lighting can be a stylish eye-catcher in your kitchen.
But what should a high-quality kettle still be able to do? May it be for example a kettle with filter for you? The detailed kettle comparison tells you what you should look for in January 2019 in search of the perfect kettle for your needs. We also give you plenty of practical tips for dealing with your kettle on the way. So you can easily descale this household helpers, for example, so you can afford your kettle as long as possible excellent service.
The best kettles in the detailed comparison
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1. Vivreal glass stainless steel kettle with powerful 2.200 watts
The Vivreal water heater becomes a real eye-catcher in your kitchen due to its glass and stainless steel design alone. With this kettle you can watch the water while cooking. The blue-lit interior of the kettle ensures that you get a real eye-catcher with this device in the house.
With 2,200 watts, this kettle also has plenty of power to offer you. After the water has reached its boiling point, the device from Vivreal shuts off automatically for your safety, of course.
The capacity of this designer kettle amounts to generous 1.7 litres. Of course, the BPA-free kettle in terms of your health and in terms of the most pleasant taste experience has been equipped with a lime filter. Even the hidden heating element can contribute to good water quality. In addition to the automatic shutdown, there is an automatic lid opening on this model. Your new kettle weighs comfortably light 1.07 kilograms. In the production of this kettle, the renowned brand manufacturer was, in many respects, intent on providing the best possible taste experience. Finally, the body of the kettle consists of silicate glass, which is both heat-resistant and tasteless. The lime filter also ensures that the boiled water from this kettle does not taste powdery.
Of course, your new kettle can be easily cleaned and decalcified. The concealed heating element, which is located below the stainless steel base of the kettle, contributes considerably to this. The 360-degree station, from which the device can be removed wirelessly, is equally suitable for right-handed and left-handed people.
A convenient cable rewind is also available in the area of the base station. So you do not get embarrassed when pouring the water, this handy household helper has a beak-shaped spout. Even with these security features your new kettle gets attention:
- Cool-touch handle
- Boil-dry protection
- overheating protection
The cable length is a pleasant 0.8 meters. Of course, a water level indicator including a unit scale in this kettle is also available. The dimensions of the tasteless kettle are 23 by 17 by 24 centimeters.
2. Philips HD4646 / 20 Series Kettle elegant in black and silver
The Philips HD4646 / 20 Series kettle immediately attracts attention with its sleek black and silver design. The 360-degree base station ensures that left and right-handed people can use the Philips kettle equally comfortably. The covered heating element is also an advantage, as the kettle can be cleaned very easily if necessary and can be descaled in no time. The capacity of the branded device is 1.5 liters.
Also, the dry cooking protection of the 998 grams heavy kettle is for you an advantage. Thus, you can make sure with the powerful kettle, that you do not take any security risk if you should not disconnect the tea maker yet from the outlet. With a power of 2,400 watts, this kettle can ensure that the water boils very fast. The cable length of 0.75 meters has proven to be perfectly adequate in practice. Also, this Philips kettle has to offer you a practical filter. This is advantageous for you in that this special filter counteracts a powdery taste of your water. The anti-lime filter is also easy to wash off. Thus, the renowned brand manufacturer offers you not only aromatic, but also clean water in view.
On top of that, the handling of your new kettle is extremely easy. After all, you can fill the kettle not only over the lid, but even over the practical, beak-shaped spout . Useful water level readouts that are easy to read are on both sides of the unit.
Even to a helpful cable rewind the brand Philips has thought. Thus, you can stow your new kettle even more space-saving when needed. Of course, after the boiling point has been reached, the automatic shut-off of the plastic kettle is taken care of.
3. Andrew James stainless steel glass kettle with LED lighting
The beautiful LED lighting makes the Arendo stainless steel glass kettle a kind of art object in your kitchen. You can not only watch the water while cooking, but the blue interior lighting of the kettle turns it into a particularly interesting spectacle. The modern kettle made of stainless steel and glass was also equipped with a 360-degree base station. This means for you in practice that left and right-handed people should be able to cope with this pretty kettle equally well. Even this visually appealing kettle from the large kettle comparison does not come without a scale filter. Finally, this filter counteracts a powdery water taste and contamination of the water by small lime particles. Of course, the three limescale filters, which are part of the original scope of supply of this kettle, can be easily exchanged and washed if necessary.
The easy to understand operating instructions are another plus. A fast cooking process is ensured by the impressive output of 2,200 watts. This kettle can boil up to 1.7 litres of water in a short time. Your safety can be ensured thanks to the following features:
- STRIX controller for automatic shutdown
- Processing of heat-resistant safety glass
- Ergonomic cool touch grip
The GS and RoHS certifications clearly show that the kettle is as safe as it is reliable . Incidentally, the silver-black kettle appears with the following dimensions: 23 x 16 x 24 centimeters. At a weight of 1.2 kilograms, your new kettle is very comfortable in the hand.
4. BESTEK stainless steel kettle for up to 1.7 litres of water
The BESTEK stainless steel kettle fits perfectly into a modern kitchen due to its elegant plastic stainless steel look in silver-black. Stainless steel BPA-free processing is also a blessing to your health. With its dimensions of 15.5 x 22.2 x 25 centimeters, this kitchen helper can offer you a maximum capacity of 1.7 liters of water. The power of 2,000 watts is sufficient to bring the said amount of water quickly to a boil. The kettle itself weighs 1.05 kilograms.Especially passionate tea lovers will appreciate this kettle as a perfect tea maker very much. After all, there are six different temperature settings, from which you can freely choose the taste and type of drink. From 70 to 100 degrees Celsius, you can use a variety of settings for the following beverage types: fine teas, green or white tea, oolong tea, French-style pressed coffee or black tea.
The thermally insulated handle with its very good heat resistance ensures that you can not burn or scald yourself. In the interest of your safety, the automatic shut-off of the kettle is done at a low water level. Thus, a malfunction of the device can be avoided. The special STRIX control also ensures that the water temperature can be monitored at any time. This ensures the accurate operation of your new kettle. The warming function is one of the other useful features of this kettle. After all, you can use this feature to keep your kettle at the set temperature for up to half an hour.
5. Clatronic WK 3445 Kettle in 6 different colours
The Clatronic WK 3445 kettle is available in a huge variety of colors for you. Whether in white, blue, black, pink, orange or green, you are spoiled for choice. This modern kettle has grown to a volume of water of up to 1.7 liters. Practical one-hand operation is easily possible thanks to the safety hinged lid.
The high-quality stainless steel heating element also indicates the attractive finish of your new kettle. The two external water level indicators help ensure that the kettle is equally suitable for left and right-handed people and you can always see exactly how much water is currently in the device.
The dimensions of the plastic kettle are 14 x 22 x 25.5 centimetres. In addition to the reliable dry cooking protection for your safety, the kettle also has a strong output of 2,000 watts to offer. Of course, the kettle can be removed wirelessly from the base station. At a weight of only 730 grams, the kettle is extremely comfortable and easy in the hand. Also on an automatic and manual shutdown you have to do without this kettle as well as the following features:
- overheating protection
- Removable scale filter
- Rubberized, non-slip handle
- Illuminated on/off switch
- Cable rewind the base station
Do you attach great importance to an appealing, coherent design of the most important kitchen gadgets in your household? Then this kettle may well be the right choice for you. After all, you can buy a coffee maker, a toaster and a kitchen scale in the same design also from Clatronic and thus ensure a consistent look in your kitchen.
6. Aigostar Eve 30GON glass kettle with 2,200 watts of power
The Aigostar Eve 30GON glass kettle attracts attention with its appealing design. After all, you can watch the water in this kettle of water while cooking. Due to the blue interior lighting of the kettle is particularly good effect.
The generous capacity of 1.7 litres of water has proven itself in practice as well. The dimensions of 21 x 16 x 25 centimetres are the same as the standard size. Given the weight of 1.28 kilograms, the kettle is quite comfortable in the hand. Of course, the branded water heater can be quickly cleaned and descaled if necessary. Finally, the device has a high-quality stainless steel base that covers the heating element.
The borosilicate glass of the kettle was processed tasteless. It is also dirt-repellent and very durable. The cable length of 0.75 meters is usually sufficient in practice. With a power of 2,200 watts, it can be quickly made to ensure that the water reaches its boiling point in this kitchen helper. The 360-degree swivel base is also an advantage. Finally, left-handed and right-handed people can use the kettle equally comfortably.
All plastics used in this kettle are environmentally friendly and food grade materials. At the most important safety feature of a kettle, the automatic shutdown, the manufacturer has thought as well. This powerful kettle is also equipped with a practical cool-touch handle for your safety. Although the base station is wired, but the kettle itself can do without a cable, this makes pouring a lot easier for you.
7. WMF STELIO Kettle for 1.2 liters of water
The visually appealing WMF STELIO water heater makes a lot with its very good energy efficiency A. The high-quality stainless steel kettle is ideal for bringing up to 1.2 liters of water to boil in the blink of an eye. A concealed heating element is included in this branded kettle as well as a transparent water level indicator.
The 360-degree socket has proven itself in practice not only thanks to the useful cable rewind. Rather, left-handers as well as right-handers can use the kettle of the renowned brand WMF equally comfortably.
Naturally, the manufacturer of the WMF STELIO kettle also thought of the most important safety features. Therefore, a dry cooking and overheating protection are equally present. While the dimensions of the kettle amount to 17.7 x 19.7 x 20.1 centimeters, the kettle only weighs 980 grams. With 2,400 watts, this kettle presents itself as significantly more powerful than most other devices from the large kettle comparison.
In addition to the wireless jug, the external water level indicator and the lime water filter have also proven themselves. Of course, the filter can be removed from the kettle and washed off if necessary.
From the practical automatic cooking stop to the lid lock, this kitchen helper is characterized by a particularly high level of user comfort. The non-slip, rubberized handle can also contribute to the highest possible level of safety and comfort. The single-handed lid opening can even be used conveniently at the push of a button.
8. Russell Hobbs Kettle with a capacity of 1.7 litres of water
The Russell Hobbs kettle is also a visually attractive brand device. The modern stainless steel kettle wants to impress you with a capacity of 1.7 liters of water. Even the concealed heating element, which is located below the stainless steel bottom of the kettle, has paid off in practice.
This means for you that you can clean and decalcify your new kettle from WMF especially easy. The black-silver kettle also wants to convince you with these handy features:
- 360-degree device foot – thus suitable for right and left-handers alike
- Practical cable rewind
- Stainless steel inner container
- Thermally insulated, ergonomic handle
- Practical water level indicator (outboard)
- dry protection
- Dimensions: 25 x 21 x 16.5 cm
- Power: 2,400 watts
- Weight: 1.23 kg
The fact that the water level indicator is additionally illuminated is also an advantage. In addition, a removable lime water filter is available, which can be easily washed off if necessary. From the lid lock over the overheating protection up to the usual automatic cooking stop this kettle also has the most important safety features. The matte Cromargan kettle is also very easy to act, because only the base, but not the water tank was provided with a cable.
The soft-touch handle can also contribute to the high level of comfort when handling this Russell Hobbs water heater. If a consistent look of your various kitchen helpers is extremely important to you, you can fall back on a large variety of other Russell Hobbs household helpers. Whether you are interested in a coffee machine or a toaster, Russell Hobbs also offers these devices in the same design as your new kettle.
9. Aicok stainless steel kettle with warming function for up to 2 hours
The TZS First Austria stainless steel kettle makes a big difference with a few real features attention. After all, you can bring up to 1.7 liters of water with 2,200 watts in this kettle not only very fast to boil. Rather, you can comfortably choose between the following temperature settings (in degrees Celsius):
Thus, the most diverse teas can be prepared very tasty. In addition, your new TZS First Austria stainless steel kettle can keep the water warm for up to 2 hours. The temperature is 85 degrees Celsius. By the way, each of the preset temperatures is accompanied by its own color. So you can not only visually recognize how hot your water is cooking. Rather, the play of colors in the window of the kettle makes this kitchen helper a real eye-catcher.
The high-quality stainless steel jug contributes to the appealing look of the kettle. Of course, the floor of the household helper was made of high-quality stainless steel, this kettle also has a concealed heating element. Even a lime filter was thought of in this silver kettle, as you can go out of the way so a powdery taste of your water. The BPA-free processing of this kettle is of great benefit to your health. After all, BPA can negatively affect your hormone balance. You do not have to fear these negative consequences for your health with this branded water heater.
The dimensions of the kettle are 24 x 22 x 16.99 centimeters. Incidentally, the 2,200 watt kettle unfortunately does not emit a beep when the water has reached its boiling point. Thanks to the light weight of just 898 grams, the kettle is incredibly comfortable to hold. The automatic Deckelöffnun g has proven itself in terms of the highest possible user comfort equally.
Dry running and overheating protection are provided for your safety. The wirelessly removable kettle can be conveniently used by left-handed and right-handed people. The 360-degree rotatable base station reliably ensures this.
How does a kettle work?
Whether you add a kettle made of glass, a kettle made of stainless steel or a plastic kettle, with this handy kitchen helper, water can be heated in no time. The design of the water tank can differ depending on the model. A jug shape is common. But there are also a kettle and pitcher-shaped kettle. Basically, a distinction can be made between two functional principles:
- Kettle that works according to the immersion heater principle
- Kettle with the heating element under the bottom plate
With a capacity of 2,000 to 2,400 watts, the water heaters from the large kettle can boil water in no time. This works because the heating element of the kettle and thereby the water itself heats up. As soon as the water boils, most kettles on the market trigger an automatic shutdown. This is advantageous for the following reasons:
- The water cannot continue to boil and thus “lost” in the form of water vapour
- The kettle can not cook empty, which would be associated with a significant security risk
Incidentally, the electric kettle was already able to start its triumphal march in 1893. At that time, the first kettle of this kind was presented at the World’s Fair in Chicago, USA. The common kettles on the market have a protective cover, which serves as splash and scalding protection. This protection also works when pouring. In addition, the heat can be held by the lid in the container. The amount of evaporation decreases at the same time. A cordless kettle will not work without a cable. Although some kettles are advertised as wireless by their manufacturers, a cable is of course required for the power supply. However, the water tank is actually wireless.The feed cable was finally integrated into the contact foot, which is responsible for the power supply. The wireless container can thus be easily filled and used for pouring tea water and Co.
Usually there is a beak-shaped spout, which can also be equipped with a special permanent water filter. This ensures even better taste and even better water quality. For most kettles on the market, these appliances now rely on a concealed heating element below the stainless steel bottom plate.
When does water boil in the kettle?
Whether you want to bring water on the stove or in the kettle to cook, of course, it is the very normal laws of physics. Water boils only when its boiling point is reached. This is 99.97, ie around 100 degrees Celsius. This is also the temperature at which water in the kettle begins to boil. The question of how fast water boils in the kettle, however, can not be answered flat rate.
Finally, the different kettles from the large comparison have a different power in watts. This ensures that the heating element of the kettle heats up at different rates. The faster the heating element gets sufficiently hot, the faster water will cook in the kettle, of course.
In addition, the starting temperature of the water also plays a role. When you pour water into the kettle at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, this water tends to boil faster than water, which is only 20 degrees Celsius warm. The amount of water is important. You can bring a small amount of water to a boil faster than a big one. In general, however, you can assume that water boils in the kettle in minutes much faster than on the stove.
How does a kettle without a cable work?
As already mentioned, most kettles without cables are actually not wireless at all. Because usually, the base station of the kettle has a corresponding power cable. There is also the possibility to operate a kettle over the cigarette lighter of your car. These mini kettles, also referred to as travel kettles, therefore also have a cable, albeit a different cable than a regular power cord.
In addition, you should know that a travel kettle can usually offer you only a much smaller capacity than a standard kettle for 2 liters of water. Cheap water heaters on the go can often bring just 0.5 liters of water to a boil. Truly wireless kettles can be powered by a battery.
However, this has not proven in practice, so you will have to look for a long time for such a kettle. Even in the camping area, these kettles are of no importance. Because if there is no power connection, most campers prefer to fall back on some kind of gas cooker.
What is more energy efficient – kettle or stove to use for cooking water?
This question is also asked by many consumers. After all, you do not necessarily need an independent kettle or tea maker. After all, you could just bring your tea water in a pot on your stove to a boil.
The benefits of a kettle are so obvious that many people even go over to boil the water for their noodles, potatoes and Co. in the kettle. This will allow you to speed up the cooking process altogether. If you have to go fast, this trick is ideal.
She does it well, if you put a small amount of water in a pot and turn on the stove. Thus, the stove can already warm while you the remaining water, which you then added to the pot, preheated in the kettle once.
Which kettles are good? – Criteria for the purchase
Whether it is a new milk frother, hand blender, waffle maker, egg cooker, washing vacuum cleaner, a juicer, deep fryer or food processor may be for you, smart consumers first make a budget helper compared to. After all, this comparison reveals which kitchen helpers you can rely on and which device has what it takes to become your personal prize-winner. In the search for a new kettle you have to make a fundamental decision between the following models:
- Stainless steel kettle
- Glass kettle
- Plastic kettle
- Ceramic kettle (rarely available)
The cheapest are simple plastic kettles. With this type of kettle it is very important that you pay attention to BPA-free processing. After all, BPA can negatively affect your hormone balance and thus your health. Therefore, it does you good if you do not buy a kettle cheap if it was not specifically made free of BPA. With a glass and a ceramic or stainless steel kettle you need not worry about it.
An electric kettle made of stainless steel looks visually appealing. Unfortunately, it is often the case with these kettles that fingerprints on their surface are easily securable. Therefore, you should opt for a matte stainless steel look at your brand kettle. A good glass kettle will be a real eye-catcher in your kitchen. This is especially true for a LED kettle with lighting.
Although often a higher kettle price is charged for these electric kettles, these gadgets are visually a real highlight. After all, you can watch the water boil. A kettle that changes color while the water is boiling is not just a visual eye-catcher. Perhaps this is a kettle with a thermostat, so that the different colors may stand for different water temperatures. A kettle with temperature setting is especially recommended for tea lovers. Finally, various brewing temperatures are ideal for a wide variety of teas. If you use a kettle with temperature selection, you can be sure that your tea water has just the right temperature without having to measure. However, you will have to search specifically for a kettle with temperature controller, as many manufacturers have not yet offered this function.
If you want to buy a kettle cheap and save as much as possible, you will have to take a kettle with temperature controller distance. This already shows that there is no binding criteria list for the purchase of a new kettle. Rather, you should consider which model best meets your needs. We only provide you with information on the most important features that are generally important.
The capacity, for example, depends heavily on your needs. A kettle with 0.5 liter capacity may be sufficient for traveling or for singles. A 1 liter kettle is enough to allow you and a guest to enjoy more than a warm cup of tea. However, most boilers on the market come with a capacity of 1.2, 1.5, 1.7 or 2 liters therefore, which should be sufficient for families or multi-person households.
Whether you choose an LED glass kettle or a kettle with temperature gauge, the following criteria are also important when looking for your new tea maker:
- The brand – for example, a Gastroback kettle, a designer kettle by WMF or a Moulinex kettle
- The colour – kettle in white, kettle in yellow, kettle in orange, kettle in black, kettle in green, kettle in red, kettle in pink, kettle in blue etc.
- The dimensions (a small kettle is recommended for travelling)
- Kettle design – transparent glass, retro kettle, can shape etc.
- The power in watts – usually between 2,000 and 2,400 watts, while a kettle with 3000 watts is rather the exception
- Kettle with a lime filter or without
- cable length
- Suitable for left and right handed people?
- With individual temperature regulation or fixed presets?
- With measuring scale/water level indicator outside?
- Cost in the price comparison
- With automatic shut-off, dry and overheating protection for your safety
- With beep when the water has boiled?
- With permanent water filter for better water quality?
- With LED interior lighting?
- The noise level of the kettle
An electric kettle with a filter is suitable for several reasons. On the one hand, a special limescale filter ensures that no lime pieces can end up in your water. Thus, a powdery, slightly unpleasant taste can be avoided. On the other hand you have to clean such a kettle thanks to the special filter also much less often. Finally, the filter can usually be removed. So it’s enough if you clean the filter regularly. The complete kettle, on the other hand, you rarely have to decalcify extensively.
Purchase advice for your new kettle – which brand is recommended?
If you want to order a kettle, expect a huge variety of brands. Whether you should buy a kettle of Krups or a Clatronic kettle in the offer, depends on which criteria in the detailed kettle comparison are the most important. However, before you decide on a particular kettle offer, a look at the following list makes sense:
- TZS First Austria
- Russell Hobbs
Even with a kettle in retro design, you should probably buy a kettle online, in which the kettle looks rather classic and discreet. This is for a very simple reason. After all, there are a number of brands that, like WMF, Clatronic and Co., have kettles and other household aids such as toasters and coffee machines in a perfectly coordinated design for their customers. By buying such a kettle cheaply, you will ensure a consistent look in your kitchen.
How and when should you descale your kettle? Tips for the practice.
How can you clean your kettle with vinegar ? Is cleaning with vinegar even useful or is it advisable to descale it with another aid? We have summarized the most important tips for you below:
- Add sufficient vinegar/vinegar essence to the kettle so that the bottom is completely covered
- Leave the vinegar cleaner for about fifteen minutes
- Fill the kettle with water
- Bring the water to a boil
- Then empty the kettle
- Finally fill the kettle with pure tap water
- Bring the water to a boil again
- Drain the kettle again so that it is clean and ready to use
How often you should clean your kettle depends mainly on your water hardness. This varies from region to region. At the latest when you can see from a glance at the bottom of the kettle that lime has settled there, it is time for the next cleaning. It is usually enough if you decalcify your kettle once a month. You can also use baking soda, a special decalcifier or lemon for cleaning, with the walls of the kettle specifically rubbing in lemon. If you live in a region with particularly calcareous water, a glass of water is not recommended. Because the lime deposits are then visible on the glass. The following German cities are known for their calcareous water: Ulm, Erfurt, Leipzig, Cologne, Bonn, Magdeburg, Göttingen and Hannover. When should you dispose of your kettle? If your kettle simply cannot be turned on, the cable is scorched or mould has formed inside, it’s time to dispose of this kitchen gadget. Even if the limescale residue can no longer be removed, your kettle belongs to the bulky waste. It is important that this is electronic waste and not simple household waste, which must be disposed of properly.
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