With an electric kettle, you can enjoy in no time a good hot cup of tea. Did you know that it uses less than a saucepan or whistle to heat water? There are many models in the trade. With our advice, you will buy the one that suits you best.
What is the best electric kettle for you?
- You are not always well awake in the morning? So choose a double-walled appliance . The water stays warm inside, but you are not likely to get burned by touching the outside. Which is more cautious when you are not in the morning (we know what we are talking about …).
- The higher the power, the faster the water heats up. This does not mean that the kettle consumes more, on the contrary: it stays on for less time and therefore consumes less. Kettles with Keep Warm feature consume much more.
- Better to buy a model in which the heating element is not isolated, but integrated in the bottom. This allows energy savings.
- The volume varies between 0.5 and 2 liters. If the use you intend to make the device is limited to heating water for tea, a small model is enough. You also use it to heat pasta water? So, better to turn to a bigger model. Enjoy your meal !
- There are kettles with or without power cable. Cable less versions are handy because you do not have to pull the plug to pour the water. Better still, especially for left-handed users: models with swivel base . It is then very easy to put the kettle back in its place.
- Tea lovers will choose a model with temperature control: 80 ° for green tea and 100 ° for black tea.
Do not forget to decaled regularly!
A scaled kettle heats less quickly, consumes more and breaks down more easily. Your kettle does not have an anti-lime scale function? So, decaled it by boiling water with a drizzle of white vinegar. It will then rinse a few times with water to rid it of the unpleasant smell of vinegar. You can also replace the vinegar with lemon juice.
The frequency of decaling depends on the hardness of the tap water. Count between every month and every three months. Another solution is to use filtered water.
Do you love gadgets? Buy a smart kettle!
Smart thermostats, like Anna, or smart lamps have been on the market for some time. But there are also kettles connected by wifi with your Smartphone. You can synchronize them with your alarm clock so that the water starts to heat up as soon as your alarm rings, or simply remotely control them with the app. And when they are almost empty, they send a message. Practice, is not it?