Who needs a stove when you can simply plug in an electric kettle and flip a switch? Electric kettles or hot pots are small, self-contained water-heating devices made from plastic, steel, glass or more often than not, a combination of two or all three. They are easy to use and very convenient. The variety of brands and styles of these modern teapots are unimaginable and some prices are more budget-worthy than others. Electric kettles come in all sorts of fantastic colors and shapes to fit your space and style, some fancier than others. But who says you can’t get chic, modern and efficient for a reasonable price? Here is a small list of our top 5 electric kettles under $50 which are branded and best sellers in their category.
Illy Bonavita Electric Gooseneck Kettle
This model comes with a unique spout design that offers a better pour control for tea and manual pour-over coffee brewers. This stainless steel sleek number holds up to 1 liter of water, has a built in auto shut-off and 1000w heater for quick water boiling. It is UL certified and has a 2-year warranty and we absolutely love it! It has an attractive polished finish and is ready to make you a hot cup of tea anytime, anywhere. The overall look is modern, sleek and well, shiny!
Hamilton beach 40894
This is a great brand with consistency in top performance. One of the fantastic things about this kettle is that it is cordless which is really convenient for serving guests their hot beverages straight from the kettle. It even has a handy drip-free spout built in. One reason why this brand made our list is that you never have to worry about a fire with this kettle. It has a concealed heating element, meaning the element never comes in contact with water. Safety first! In terms of appearance it has a red finish or a steel finish and a black plastic handle with the look of a classic stovetop kettle. Unfortunately the red finish isn’t scratch resistant and if not careful will reveal blotches of steel underneath. This kettle has a lot of pros and if you can look past potential scratches it’s an overall great appliance.
Oster 5965 Electric Kettle
This model has a very clean, smooth look. With 1500w you can expect the water to be boiling in no time. It comes with a “keep-warm” feature which basically means it keeps the water below boiling point for as much as 12 hours. It has a short cord, which can be a pro or a con depending on how you look at it. It has a screened pouring filter for pouring and a built-in auto-off element. The opening for adding water is rather small however, and may pose a problem when it comes on to cleaning. But if you want a kettle that is elegant, modern, fast and efficient, you will love this Oster model.
Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Glass Kettle
This model is made of glass, steel and plastic. Its glass body allows you to see the amount of water in the kettle and boiling progress. It doesn’t come with automatic shut-off as expected of most models these days, but it does have a beep alert for when the water reaches boiling point. It’s also pretty easy to use. The button that opens the lid can be easily pressed with the same hand that’s holding the handle. On the down side its pretty heavy. As much as 2 pounds without any water and the glass is breakable. So if you’re clumsy and not very careful this might not be the kettle for you. Maybe you’ll take a liking to this next model.
T-Fal BF6138US Balanced Living Electric Mini Kettle
This little kettle has 1750 watts! Doesn’t seem so small now does it? Water boils in 90 seconds with this model. It has a shiny black or white plastic housing and comes with a one year limited warranty. This model comes with an anti-scale filter that collects impurities, which is removable for easy cleaning. Another awesome feature of the T-fal is that it comes with a variable temperature control in case you don’t want your water too hot. It is also equipped with a 360-degree rotating base, which makes serving a breeze. The cord can wind up in the base. This kettle is small, fast and very cute. This is the perfect kettle for small spaces.
You have to love the modernity of these kettles. They make life a little easier and for those who don’t have the time to wait on a pot on the stove, there are kettles that are lightning fast. They work! They come in all sorts of colors and shape. They blend into your space and most are easy to store and are compact and handy. So go get your kettle, a warm cup of tea or coffee is waiting for you!
Hopefully our list has been informative and will help you choose your next modern kettle. If you have any reviews of your own on these and other brands in mind we would love to hear them. Leave your comments below and let us know your thoughts.