To choose a quality tea kettle, select an electric kettle, select a kettle made of sturdy material, and check if the handle is easy and comfortable to hold. Additionally, check if the components are easy to clean, and look for useful features, such as a heat-resistant handle and an automatic shut-off function.
Compared to stovetop kettles, electric kettles can boil water more quickly. Determine the size that suits your needs before shopping for kettles. The smallest ones are capable of boiling a few cups of water, although bigger electric kettles can accommodate 2 to 3 quarts. Choose cordless models for easier serving.
Whether you opt for a tea kettle made from stainless steel, glass, plastic or another material, make sure the material can withstand leaks, discoloration and leaks. Test if the handle is easy to grab and keeps your hand safe from the hot spout. A nonslip, heat-resistant handle and a wide spout make pouring water from the kettle safer and more comfortable.
The exterior parts should be easy to clean, and the interior should not retain tea leaf residue or scents. It's also a good idea to choose cool-touch housing and bases and boil-dry protection to protect yourself from the heat and prevent fire accidents. Electric kettles with an automatic shut-off feature switch off instantly once the water level becomes too hot to avoid overheating.