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.

Best electric kettles

Electric Kettles for Tea Drinkers

Ask any serious tea drinker and they’ll tell you they can’t live without their electric kettle.

Fill the kettle with water, plug it in, and in a couple of minutes, you’ve got hot water you can refill your tea cup with over and over again.

It’s super convenient and super quick to boil water.

What to Look for When Buying an Electric Kettle

  • Variable temperature
    Variable temperature setting which means you can heat the water to an exact temperature. This is great for tea drinkers who need different water temperatures for different types of tea.
  • Gooseneck spout
    For the best control when pouring water, I prefer a gooseneck spout but I’ve included non-gooseneck kettles to show a wide range of prices.
  • Stainless steel
    To avoid a plastic smell or taste, stick to stainless steel or glass kettles.

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My Pick for Best Electric Kettle:

Other Recommended Electric Tea Kettles:

Do you Steep Tea in an Electric Kettle?

No, only water ever goes into an electric kettle.

For steeping tea, use a teapot. Boil water in the electric kettle then pour the hot water into the teapot with the tea.

RELATED: How to Make Tea Properly

How to Clean Electric Kettles

To keep your electric kettle free of any mineral deposits, clean it every few months with just water and white vinegar. 

Here’s what you do. 

  1. Fill the kettle halfway with equal parts water and white vinegar.
  2. Turn on the kettle and let the solution come to a boil.
  3. Turn off the kettle and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  4. Pour out the solution and rinse.
  5. Fill the kettle with water, turn it on, and let it come to a boil.
  6. Pour out the water and dry with a paper towel. 

If there is a lingering vinegar smell, refill the kettle with water, bring it to a boil and pour out. Repeat until the vinegar smell is gone.

 
 
 

 

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2 Comments

  • Laura
    6 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)
    6 years ago

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

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