Kettles are one of those appliances every kitchen has, no matter what bells and whistles you find you own a kettle is a true necessity. When shopping for a new kettle there are plenty of choices for you, including different models.
You’ll be able to select from stove-top kettles, cordless kettles and corded kettles at all different price points and different finishes.
Let’s take a look at the pro’s and con’s of each, allowing you to make the right choice for your kitchen and needs.
A stove top kettle is your more traditional model of a kettle. As the name suggests it sits on your stovetop, with the burner boiling the water in the kettle. Usually these kettles are made of exceptional heat conductor materials that are also very sturdy.
The idea is to allow the water to reach the point of boiling as fast as possible. Many also offer a spout that whistles or “sings” once the water has boiled so you know it’s ready.
These kettles are typically very easy to clean and are relatively inexpensive. It doesn’t matter what kind of stove you have, whether it be electric or gas, a stove top kettle will work on both.
These types of kettles are extremely popular with campers as they can be placed on a camping stove or even over the fire. These kettles usually hold up very well over time and people tend to replace them out of boredom rather than necessity.
Stove top kettles can take longer to boil than cordless and corded models, as well it does require the use of the stove each time. You also have to be careful not to leave the kettle boiling for long as you can boil it dry and therefore risk a fire while it continues to cook on the stove.
Cordless Electric Kettle
A cordless electric kettle consists of a kettle that sits in a base. This base is then plugged into a power source so when turned on, it heats the water in the kettle.
Once the water is boiled, the Panasonic kettle automatically shuts off and you are able to lift the kettle/pot off the base for easy pouring without any cord hindering you.
These types of kettles usually boil the water extremely fast and because they automatically shut off, there is no danger of the kettle boiling dry. They do have a minimum and maximum fill line that you need to be sure to adhere to.
Cordless electric kettles are widely available and can be very inexpensive or have a high price tag. The price variance is based on the amount of water it holds, the features, the speed at which it boils and the finish. These are perhaps the most convenient models to own.
Corded Electric Kettle
A corded electric kettle is a kettle which plugs into the wall, then you turn on the switch to boil it. Like the cordless model, it boils extremely fast and then shuts off when finished. It also has a minimum and maximum fill line that you need to pay attention to.
The difference with this model is that the cord is attached to the pot itself so you are limited with our reach when pouring the Pansonic kettle while it’s still plugged in.