10 Best Tea Kettles 2020

Choosing a kettle does not have to mean going to the shop and buying something that you put water in, apply heat and it gives you hot water. We are fortunate to live in a world where variety is the spice of life. You can express your own style and personality in how creative your appliances are. There is a bit of everything; something special for everyone. This list of the top ten kettles available on market is absolutely going to prove that.

Whether you prefer a stovetop kettle or an electric kettle there are a few things that could affect your choice.

Firstly, it is important to check the capacity of the kettle. If you are looking for a kettle to service 20 people at work, you will need a larger kettle.

Secondly, always check the materials used. Stainless steel or tempered glass is best, plastic should never be on an area that meets the water and it should always be BPA-free.

Thirdly, make sure the handle is non-slip and heat resistant.

Fourthly, price.

Fifthly, say it with style!

Best Tea Kettles

Top 10 Best Tea Kettles

ModelRating
COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle with 5 Variable Presets4.9
Whistling Tea Kettle, Stainless Steel Teakettle for All Stovetop With Ergonomic Handle4.5
Benir Tea Kettle -2.75 Quart Stainless Steel Whistling Tea Pot for Stove Top4.6
ASCOT Electric Kettle4.5
Lenox 888256 Butterfly Meadow Tea Kettle4.8
Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Whistling 2.2-Quart Teakettle, Carmine4.8
Electric Kettle, Miroco 1.5L Double Wall 100% Stainless Steel BPA-Free Cool Touch Tea Kettle4.8
HadinEEon Electric Kettle 1.7L Glass Electric Tea Kettle (BPA Free) Cordless Teapot4.8
Electric Kettle, VOSEN Electric Tea Kettle 1.7L Double Wall Stainless Steel, BPA Free Cool Touch Kettle with Auto Shut-Off & Boil Dry Protection 4.5
Mind Reader 10CATEA-BLK Japanese Tetsubin Kettle Cast Iron Tea Pot with Stainles Steel Infuser 10 Oz4.5

1. COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle with 5 Variable Presets

The COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle has five precise temperature presets so that you don’t burn your tea or coffee and a KEEP WARM feature that retains the same temperature for 60 minutes.

When the water reaches the preset heat, the kettle will beep three times. For those who think the noise is irritating, don’t worry, the makers have put the power in your hands. It is as easy as hold the HOLD TEMP button in for three seconds and you can turn the beep off. To bring the beep back, just perform the same procedure.

The stainless-steel housing, lid, and spout have no Teflon or chemical linings meaning your tea will taste like tea, not like plastic.

COSORI’s precision pour spout ensures optimal pour-over flow rate and its counterbalanced, non-slip handle helps you keep a steady, comfortable grip. It is designed not to leak or spill when pouring.

The base is also non-slip, so it stays in place on the counter.

The kettle boils in three to five minutes, much faster than many other kettles available on the market – the average boiling time is about six minutes.

COSORI features British STRIX thermostat technology to shut the power off when the water reaches the desired temperature and not to switch on if there is no water in it.

This kettle is very easy to clean, whether you are just wiping it down or removing limescale with vinegar.

Pros

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Wide range of temperatures
  • Long cord
  • More control when pouring
  • Easy to use
  • Balanced handle
  • Can see into the kettle
  • A knob on lid for easy opening
  • High in sodium

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Packaged in non-biodegradable Styrofoam
  • The auto beep can be annoying

2. Whistling Tea Kettle, Stainless Steel Teakettle for All Stovetop With Ergonomic Handle

Growing up we had a whistling teapot, and I loved the sound it made. As little as I was, I would sneak into the kitchen when no-one was around and set the kettle on to boil. Somehow, my father would hear me (I was sure he could hear me even while he was miles away at work. He would yell at me and say, what are you doing? You are going to get hurt. I would bat my daddies-little-girl-blue eyes and say with a quivering lip, I was just trying to make you a cup of tea. Who could be angry at that?

This beautiful kettle takes me back to those days before the electric kettle stole the limelight.

Its stainless-steel ergonomic design sports a comfortable grip, with a tight sealing lid to ensure it boils quickly.

It has a stylish, beautiful look and has a 3.9-quart capacity.

This kettle is suitable for use on all stovetops.

It is recommended that you handwash your kettle and air dry it upside-down.

The Whistling Tea Kettle comes with a great customer support center for all your needs.

And, of course, it whistles away when it is ready for you.

Pros

  • Food-grade stainless-steel
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • 3.9-quart capacity
  • Cordless
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Not all people like the sound of a whistling kettle

3. Benir Tea Kettle -2.75 Quart Stainless Steel Whistling Tea Pot for Stove Top

This kettle stands out on its unique, fashionable design.

Made of an iron layer wrapped between two aluminum layers that are wrapped in stainless steel, it is a very durable easy to clean kettle. The handle and spout lever are non-slip silicone to protect your hands from heat.

It is suitable for use on all stovetops – even induction.

It has a 3 liter/100-ounce capacity, so it is the right size for when entertaining, it has a loud whistle to signal when it boils.

Made with premium food-grade stainless-steel it looks very modern and stylish and is very easy to clean.

The Whistling Tea Kettle is 100% Teflon-free and BPA-free, and it is FDA approved to be rust-resistant and corrosion-resistant.

Its mirror finish makes it easy to keep clean. All parts are dishwasher safe.

The Whistling Tea Kettle has a one-year warranty.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • No toxic metals
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Kitchen-grade metals
  • Cordless
  • Non-slip, heat-resistant handle and spout
  • FDA approved
  • Suitable for all stovetops
  • Large capacity
  • Stylish looks

Cons

  • Loud whistle

4. ASCOT Electric Kettle

ASCOT is a trusted manufacturer of small kitchen appliances. They back up the quality of their workmanship with great customer support.

The stylish ASCOT Electric Kettle comes in six gorgeous colors to brighten up your kitchen

Made of food-grade 304 stainless-steel and BPA-free food-contact materials, this cordless kettle marries style, safety, and functionality.

The concealed heating element brings water to the boil in five minutes.

It has an anti-scald handle and a round spout and spout filter for smooth pouring.

When you boil water, the water is not in contact with plastic, so you don’t need to worry about any toxins being absorbed.

The kettle has a 1.7-quart capacity and is backed up by two-year quality assurance.

I love the retro look. It is the best of the past with a taste of good things to come.

Pros

  • BPA-Free
  • Cordless
  • Quiet Boiling
  • Automatic Shut off
  • LED Indicator Light
  • Boil Dry Protection
  • Overheat Protection
  • High in sodium
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Auto shut-off does not always work
  • With the scale filter in, the kettle does not always come to a full boil
  • Discoloration
  • Expensive

5. Lenox 888256 Butterfly Meadow Tea Kettle

This quaint Lenox 888256 Butterfly Meadow Tea Kettle is a throwback to the past with its stylish, vintage lines and butterflies but also has a modern feel with its use of modern technology.

Lenox has a full kitchen range with the butterfly design with a retro feel that pays homage to the elegant sophistication of generations past.

Crafted of enamel and stainless steel, the butterfly meadow is so creatively crafted. The colors are beautiful, but I do think this is very much one of those things that are not everybody’s cup of tea. I think it may feel a bit out of place in a surgical stainless-steel kitchen. It could also be the perfect item to soften a stark, plain kitchen. But it is a personal preference item.

The kettle has a 2.5-quart capacity.

It cannot be washed in the dishwasher. It must be washed by hand. Mainly because washing could damage the paint and cause the handles to become loose by being bumped around by other items and in superheated water.

The Butterfly Meadow kettle is made with stainless steel and features a thick, non-slip, heat resistant handle for comfortable, easy handling.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Aesthetically pleasing

Cons

  • Expensive

6. Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Whistling 2.2-Quart Teakettle, Carmine

Le Creuset has taken the world by storm with its stylish products.

Their quality materials, fine workmanship, and fun colors come together seamlessly to create high quality, durable products.

When the water boils a single-tone whistle sings out.

The base is quite sizable allowing for greater contact with the cooktop.

It is compatible for use on induction, gas, ceramic, and radiant ring stovetops.

Built to last with stainless steel and a vibrant porcelain enamel finish, this kettle has a 2.2-quart capacity.

This is a great gift idea for any occasion.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Stylish design

Cons

  • Very Expensive

7. Electric Kettle, Miroco 1.5L Double Wall 100% Stainless Steel BPA-Free Cool Touch Tea Kettle

The simple lines of the Miroco Electric kettle make it a beautiful kettle for modern, unicolor, multicolor, and retro kitchens.

The kettle is constructed with your health in mind. The liners, inner lid, spout, and rim are made with food-grade 304 stainless steel, and all the plastic parts are made with BPA-free plastic which never meets the water.

The interior is double-walled, made with quality PP material and stainless steel to be scratch resistant and to protect users from scalding.

Openings are nice and wide which makes it a very easy kettle to clean and fill.

British Strix thermostat technology automatically shuts the kettle off when the water boils, and it is durable and energy saving. It has a vacuum layer to protect you from scalding.

The Miroco kettle has a 1.5L capacity (8 cups) and boils in 6 – 7 minutes.

Miroco offers an 18-month follow-up service for all issues.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Food grade materials
  • BPA-Free
  • No toxic chemicals
  • Easy to clean
  • Cordless

Cons

  • Not very eye-catching
  • Not dishwasher safe

8. HadinEEon Electric Kettle 1.7L Glass Electric Tea Kettle (BPA Free) Cordless Teapot

This is a very classy number! The kettle is made with glass and the lid and base are made food-grade 304 stainless-steel.

All surfaces that meet the water are constructed with FDA approved food-grade materials. All outer areas are heat resistant to prevent injury.

It has a 1.5-liter capacity and boils in just six minutes, it has an automatic shut off feature to switch off when the water has boiled and to shut off if there is not enough water in the kettle to provide thermal shock protection.

It has a very modern, stylish look, it is made with heat resistant glass with blue light around the rim.

The ergonomic handle is heat resistant and non-slip.

HadinEEonis are so confident in their product they offer a one-year money-back guarantee.

Between the technology and the beautiful design, this kettle really appeals.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • No toxic chemicals
  • Easy to clean
  • Food grade materials
  • BPA-Free
  • Cordless
  • Non-slip, heat resistant handle
  • Stain-resistant

Cons

  • Not dishwasher safe

9. Electric Kettle, VOSEN Electric Tea Kettle 1.7L Double Wall Stainless Steel, BPA Free Cool Touch Kettle with Auto Shut-Off & Boil Dry Protection

This stylish Vosen kettle is made with premium 304 stainless-steel. There are no plastic components that touch the water while boiling and the plastic parts used on the kettle are all BPA-free.

The kettle is double-walled to help keep the heat in and not to scald your hand if you do touch the outer wall.

The Vosen kettle features British Strix thermostat technology to safely turn the kettle off when the water is boiled and to turn it off within 20 seconds if the kettle does not have enough water in it.

The powerful kettle boils water within six minutes and has a 1.7L (8 cups) capacity.

It is a beautiful addition to your kitchen, dorm room, or office. With wide openings, it is very easy to clean.

Pros

  • British Strix thermostat technology
  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • No toxic chemicals
  • Cordless
  • Food grade materials
  • BPA-Free
  • Large size

Cons

  • Not dishwasher safe

10. Mind Reader 10CATEA-BLK Japanese Tetsubin Kettle Cast Iron Tea Pot with Stainles Steel Infuser 10 Oz

And the winner is… The Mind Reader 10CATEA-BLK Japanese Tetsubin Kettle!

Wow, this is a beautiful kettle.

Made of cast iron, I imagine if you drop it on your toe, it won’t be the kettle that gets broken.

This teapot can be used for boiling water on the stovetop and for infusing. It is the kettle and the pot, two in one. It has a built-in infuser for brewing tea with leaves, letting you enjoy the fresh flavor, it should never be filled to the top, to avoid overflowing.

Cast iron has an impact on the quality of the water you drink as it releases iron ions which absorb the chloride ions in the water,

The beautiful Japanese Tetsubin design is a showstopper. If you are a collector, get it on your shelf. I am not a collector, I just love tea, and I would love to own this pot.

It has a carrying handle that makes it easy to transport from room to room without burning yourself.

Before you use this kettle to drink, it is recommended that you put five to ten grams of tea in the pot and let it brew for about ten minutes, the tannin left in the pot will help remove the just-off-the-shelf odor and protect the pot from rusting. Empty it and repeat the process until the water is clear.

When you wash it, be sure to turn it upside down so that all water drains out.

To wash it, just use water. It is not recommended to use any detergent when cleaning the Japanese Tetsubin tea kettle.

The only fault I can see is the capacity. It is the perfect size for one cup of tea. Granted it will be a quality cup of tea to be enjoyed alone with your thoughts, but who wants just one cup of tea?

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • No toxic chemicals
  • Virtually indestructible

Cons

  • Very Expensive
  • Only big enough for one cup of tea

Best Tea Kettles

FAQs

Can I add my tea, sugar, and milk directly to my tea kettle while it boils?

If you are using an electric kettle you should never put anything but water in the kettle, except to clean. Some stovetop kettles are safe to use with the tea in them, but not all. Read the instructions manual carefully before doing that. On this list, the only kettle safe to do this is the Japanese Tetsubin kettle.

What does it mean when the product information says the handle is heat resistant?

It means that heat from the boiling water will not heat the handle. While the handle will still be warm, it should never burn your hand.

What does it mean when the product information says BPA-free?

BPA stands for Bisphenol-A. It is an estrogen-imitating chemical used in the production of reusable plastic. These chemicals are known to be harmful to life. BPA can seep into the drinking water or food and then be ingested. Because estrogen is a hormone it can lead to an imbalance with effects ranging from menarche, reduced sperm count, reproductive complications, obesity, and cancer.

What is a KEEP WARM function and how does it work?

The keep-warm function does exactly what it says. It keeps water warm by either warming it gently continuously or by periodically re-boiling it.

My kettle is not switching off automatically, what can I do to fix it?

Clean your kettle well with vinegar as instructed below.

Because of the quality of the water we drink, all kettles build up a layer of lime inside the kettle. Regular cleaning will help keep your kettle functioning properly and keep it lasting longer. To properly clean and descale your kettle, pour a one-to-one solution of white vinegar and water into your kettle. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then switch the kettle on to boil. Let it boil for 5 minutes then remove it from the heat or switch it off (if it is an electric kettle) and let it sit for another 15 minutes. Rinse the kettle well to get rid of the vinegar and lime.

As promised, something for everyone. All these kettles make fantastic gifts as well. I hope you found your kettle here today. I do believe it’s tea-time.

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