Electric kettles can be purchased from The Home Depot, Kohl's, Best Buy, Amazon.com and Walmart. Kettles are manufactured by well-known brands, such as Black & Decker, KitchenAid, Hamilton Beach, Chef's Choice and Cuisinart. Prices typically range from $15 to $130, depending on the size, durability and programming capabilities.
Electric kettles are useful for preparing hot drinks in environments without a stove top, such as in dorm rooms. The least-expensive models usually have plastic housings, while higher-end kettles are often stainless steel or ceramic. Shoppers can buy cordless models that have a plug-in base or one-piece kettles with the cord attached. The most advanced models have digital interfaces, automatic shutoff safety features and programmable settings to enable precise temperature control.