I just bought a new electric kettle and am happy at how much faster it boils water than my previous one. Both were of course wireless: that is, the kettle doesn’t have a wire, but sits on top of a base that connects to the electricity net. This way it’s easy to just take the boiling water wherever I need to take it.
The way to check whether an electric kettle will boil water quickly is pretty simple: check the wattage. The best kettles will have 2300 or 2400 Watts for a kettle that heats a liter. Unfortunately such high quality electric kettles aren’t at present available in the USA as far as I can tell. Do let me know if you know any webshop that does supply them.
A liter is about a quart: quite enough for a whole pot of tea.
Unfortunately not all suppliers of electric kettles mention the wattage on Amazon. I’ve found you the 5 top electric kettles on there that do that have enough to heat your water very fast.
Each of these electric kettles of course shut off automatically when the water reaches boiling temperature.
|T-Fal Vitesses 1.7L (7-Cup) Electric Kettle
This electric water kettle combines the best Amazon reviews with the best specifications: you can make tea for 8 people with this thing and it will be reasonably fast at the job.
Unfortunately it’s slower than the best European water kettles, but that can’t be helped, I’m afraid. I could not find a kettle with as high a wattage as my European kettle has.
|Hamilton Beach Brands Inc L Elec Kettle/Cord K2070 Tea Kettles Electric
This water kettle heats a quart of water to boiling temperature. That’s one pot of tea, enough for most uses.
In my experience plastic electric kettles are as good as metal ones, so this is NOT a cheap option. Do make sure you clean it well before using it though by boiling water in it that you won’t use.
|Breville SK500XL Ikon Cordless 1.7-Liter Stainless-Steel Electric Kettle
This is the most stylish electric kettle of the set. It’s cordless and has a reliable a water level indicator. It includes an easy “on/off” switch a “ready” bell, auto shut-off and boil-dry protection.
|Sanyo U-K170S 1-3/4-Quart Stainless-Steel Electric Kettle
This beautiful kettle has 1500-watt going for it. It will quickly boil up to 7 cups of water. There is boil-dry protection and auto-stop boiling for safety.
|Proctor Silex K2070 1-Quart Automatic Electric Kettle, White
This is another quart sized electric kettle. It’s 1000-watt strong and has a nonspill spout for graceful serving. For safety there is an automatic shut off as well as boil-dry protection.
Each of these kettles is of course very suitable for anybody who needs to boil water quickly, whether it’s for herbal tea, noodles or even baby formula. In short: useful for new moms, students, chefs and more.