Hot drinks, like 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 simply 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, as they say, is all 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 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 is all about style. A well thought out slick design. An ergonomically designed handle makes it easier to handle. The base houses the temperature controls to give it those clean lines. And it's goose neck spout prevents any spillage of the hot water. 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 temperature 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.