You might be aware of kettles being used to heat water. Water kettles are handy appliances and can be very useful. It takes lesser time and power to heat and drinks a cup of water if you are used to taking hot or warm water regularly. The kettles are available in different sizes, shapes, and styles. What you wish to buy is your choice. But, it is important to consider the features of the kettle before you buy one.
Features you must consider
The features of the electric kettle that you must pay attention to or consider include
Corded or Cordless
In a corded kettle, the power cord pushes directly into the jug or a kettle that sits on a “plate” that is to be heated. If you like to be able to lift the kettle from its base and pour water into your cup, then you should go in for a cordless water kettle. The cord attached to the heating element is sealed inside a swivel base, and the jug that is used to heat water is placed on top of the base to heat water.
Kettles in general use 1500 watts. However, some kettles use more or less power. When you are considering which wattage to choose from one thing you should keep in mind is keep that the more wattage a kettle uses, the louder it would be. But, ones that use less wattage will be slow to bring water to a boil.
Standard water kettles that are powerful are usually big and tend to hold around 6 to 8 cups of water. However, you also have smaller and travel-friendly water kettles that you can carry with you easily that hold around2- 4 cups of water.
However, they are less powerful and would take a long time to bring water to a boil.
Some kettles might have filters; this is a desirable feature because it prevents unwanted chemicals and particles in water from going into the cup of water you drink. But, you should also bear in mind that these filters have to be changed periodically. Therefore, before you buy such a filter, you should consider the cost of the filter, how often you would have to change it, etc.
This is a desirable feature in a kettle. This would help you know the level of water in the kettle without having to open the lid. The gauge would also be handy when you are specific about having a particular level of water heated.
You must be aware of the features that are available and can be expected in an electric kettle. This would help you to make the right choice of kettle depending on the purpose, style of use, and power consumption. However, there are certain other factors such as the brand name, design of the kettle, and cost of the kettle that would influence your purchase decision. Make sure; you buy the kettle that you feel is right for you and would serve the purpose for which you are buying it, effectively.