The Temperature Control Kettle

The Buyers Guide

Must haves

Here are a number of things you need to consider when choosing a variable temperature kettle. They are;

Simple to Operate

Luckily almost all temperature control kettles have simple controls. These normally consist of preset temperatures. Select the one you want – press “start”.

Easy to keep clean

if the jug separates from the lid, it becomes easy to get you hands inside when you want to clean. Not all of them do this and so cleaning can become a choir.

Personal or Family?

Remember these temperature control kettles are also normal kettles (boiling to 100°C). 

Those in the kitchen, we would consider as family kettles so 1.5 to 1.7 litres would make sense here.

However, many of us work or choose to work from home, then the kettle is our little kettle and so a smaller size will do. Smaller kettles do exist in the 0.7 litre size and these would be ideal.

Nice to have

Keep Warm feature

We almost put this into the “Must haves“. You don’t need it but it’s extremely useful when you switch the kettle on and have to go off and do something else. Come back and the water is at the exact temperature you set.

Almost Quite

Some kettles seen to huff and puff to heat up the water and make a clunky sound doing so. Choose one that heats water without the commotion.

What Else?

Rapid heating

Obviously the bigger the heating element the faster the kettle heats up but is it critical? We think not. If the kettle takes an extra minute to get there – does anyone notice?  

But some of us it’s a must have so a kettle with 3KW heating element (the max you can get in the UK) would fit the bill.

A phone App

What doesn’t have a phone app these days. Isn’t this just an “app to far?”. Well “yes” and “no”.

Obviously it’s not critical but it does allow you to set a temperature, switch it on and then it tells you when the kettle’s ready, as long as you have a wi-fi/internet connection. 

The Temperature Control Kettle

The Buyers Guide

Must haves

Here are a number of things you need to consider when choosing a variable temperature kettle. They are;

Simple to Operate

Luckily almost all temperature control kettles have simple controls. These normally consist of preset temperatures. Select the one you want – press “start”.

Easy to keep clean

if the jug separates from the lid, it becomes easy to get you hands inside when you want to clean. Not all of them do this and so cleaning can become a choir.

Personal or Family?

Remember these temperature control kettles are also normal kettles (boiling to 100°C). 

Those in the kitchen, we would consider as family kettles so 1.5 to 1.7 litres would make sense here.

However, many of us work or choose to work from home, then the kettle is our little kettle and so a smaller size will do. Smaller kettles do exist in the 0.7 litre size and these would be ideal.

Nice to have

Keep Warm feature

We almost put this into the “Must haves“. You don’t need it but it’s extremely useful when you switch the kettle on and have to go off and do something else. Come back and the water is at the exact temperature you set.

Almost Quite

Some kettles seen to huff and puff to heat up the water and make a clunky sound doing so. Choose one that heats water without the commotion.

What Else?

Rapid heating

Obviously the bigger the heating element the faster the kettle heats up but is it critical? We think not. If the kettle takes an extra minute to get there – does anyone notice?  

But some of us it’s a must have so a kettle with 3KW heating element (the max you can get in the UK) would fit the bill.

A phone App

What doesn’t have a phone app these days. Isn’t this just an “app to far?”. Well “yes” and “no”.

Obviously it’s not critical but it does allow you to set a temperature, switch it on and then it tells you when the kettle’s ready, as long as you have a wi-fi/internet connection.