Variable Temperature Kettles – 5 of the best

The humble kettle has been with us for over a thousand years. Now today's kitchen taps can deliver both drinking water and instant boiling water. However variable temperature kettle provides a unique ability to heat water to a temperature of your choosing and this has some very practical applications not least of which it will save on your energy bills, if you don't boil water when you don't have to.

Hot drinks, especially tea and instant coffee should not be made with boiling water. Setting the water to hot but not boiling will bring out subtle flavors that get lost if the water is too hot. The result is a much more satisfying beverage.

There are a lot of models to choose from, some good and some not so good. The five we've chosen here are just good kettles, period. But we've attempted to cover various price points as we know not everyone can afford the big bucks models. But that doesn't mean the cheaper models are inferior. Each one of our models would make an ideal gift especially for tea and coffee drinkers. The choice is yours

This a great choice for those on a low budget but that doesn't mean it's not a worthy contender.  Controls are nicely laid out and simple to use. And it will keep the water at the selected tempearture for upto two hours.
This a great choice for those on a low budget but that doesn't mean it's not a worthy contender. Controls are nicely laid out and simple to use. And it will keep the water at the selected tempearture for upto two hours.



This another  great bargin variable temperature kettle. A great model and designed with safety in mind. This kettle is safe to touch even when the water inside is at boiling point. The controls are straight forward and will keep the water at the desired temperature for hours.
This another great bargin variable temperature kettle. A great model and designed with safety in mind. This kettle is safe to touch even when the water inside is at boiling point. The controls are straight forward and will keep the water at the desired temperature for hours.



This glass kettle with its blue lighting lets you see the water as it heats up. It's simple to set the temperature too and will keep your water at the required temperature for around 30 minutes
This glass kettle with its blue lighting lets you see the water as it heats up. It's simple to set the temperature too and will keep your water at the required temperature for around 30 minutes



This is all about style. A well thought out slick design. An ergonomically designed handle makes it easier to handle.  The base harbors the temperature controls to ensure those clean lines. And it's goose neck spout prevents any spillage of hot water within. We think this model looks abosultely fanatastic.
This is all about style. A well thought out slick design. An ergonomically designed handle makes it easier to handle. The base harbors the temperature controls to ensure those clean lines. And it's goose neck spout prevents any spillage of hot water within. We think this model looks abosultely fanatastic.



Everything you would expect from a high end kettle with temperature setting capabilities. But this one has an App so you can control it from your smartphone which takes this model into a different league. Providing you've filled it first, you can use your smartphone to set the temerature and switch the kettle on then the App tells when the water's ready. But that's not all; you can use you app as an alarm clock to switch the kettle on first thing in the morning. It also knows when you're coming home and can get the water ready for you when you arrive. An amazing design - the future is here.
Everything you would expect from a high end kettle with temperature setting capabilities. But this one has an App so you can control it from your smartphone which takes this model into a different league. Providing you've filled it first, you can use your smartphone to set the temerature and switch the kettle on then the App tells when the water's ready. But that's not all; you can use you app as an alarm clock to switch the kettle on first thing in the morning. It also knows when you're coming home and can get the water ready for you when you arrive. An amazing design - the future is here.



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