Best Electric Kettles for Tea

An electric kettle is an absolute must for all serious tea drinkers. Here are the best electric kettles for brewing tea.

Bonavita electric kettle

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Bonavita Variable Temperature Gooseneck Electric Kettle

The Bonavita electric kettle is my favorite. It’s the one I own and use almost on a daily basis. 

Because I drink all different types of loose tea, I like that you can set and hold different water temperatures. (For example, a black tea should be brewed at a higher temperature than a green tea in general.)

Plus, I like that the gooseneck spout allows for precision pour control which I definitely need when using it for brewing tea in gaiwans and small Japanese teapots.

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Zojirushi Water Boiler & Warmer

Ok, this is not an electric kettle, you got me. I had to add this Zojirushi Water Boiler & Warmer to the list since it’s been on my wish list forever. It was between my Vitamix blender and this water boiler from Japanese brand Zojirushi and the Vitamix won out.

You leave this on your countertop and it’ll boil water and keep it warm so you can have hot water set to your preferred temperature available all day.

It’s perfect for tea since you can set the temperature to whatever you’re drinking.

Make sure to get the Citric Acid Cleaner to give it a thorough clean and remove lime scale buildup.

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Stagg Electric Kettle

The Stagg electric kettle and the Bonavita are the most popular gooseneck kettles in the world of tea.

With a sleek, stylish look and simple controls, it’ll boil water to whatever temperature you set it to and it’ll hold that temperature for an hour.

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Mueller Electric Kettle

I prefer gooseneck spouts and variable temperatures when it comes to my kettles but not everyone wants to spend $60+ for one. This Mueller electric kettle is great for those on a budget since it’s only $25 and does what it needs to effortlessly, which is to boil water for tea.

I like that it’s made of glass so you can see how much water is in the pot and it automatically shuts off as soon as the water boils.

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OXO kettle

OXO Adjustable Temperature Kettle

What I really like about this Oxo Adjustable Temperature Kettle is that the opening is so much wider than other electric kettles so it’s much easier to clean since I can fit my hand inside.

It has all the great features that I look for in an electric kettle, which includes having a gooseneck spout, a temperature setting, and temperature hold.

Turn the knob to your preferred temperature and it’ll heat the water in a couple of minutes.

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Balmuda The Pot

Balmuda The Pot is from a Japanese company that designs minimalist kitchen appliances.

It’s stylish, modern, and compact; it’s just big enough to make three cups of tea.

There isn’t a temperature setting so it just goes straight to boil but if you’re strictly a black tea (Earl Grey, English Breakfast) drinker, this should be perfect for your needs since black tea should be steeped in boiling water.

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  • Laura
    5 years ago

    Thanks for the great round-up of kettles! I actually have the Krups one, and while I like how sleek it looks and how quickly it boils, it's a bit hard to clean because the lid flips in the middle to open and it's not detachable. Will put the Bonavita one on my wish list. 🙂

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    5 years ago

    Ahhh, good to know, Laura. Thanks for the info!

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