How to buy an electric kettle

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What to consider before you buy an electric kettle


Electric kettles are available in different capacities, ranging from 1 litre to over 5 litres. Naturally, the weight or amount of water to be heated will inform the time it takes the kettle to heat up. This also directly determines the overall amount of power that will be used up to boil water. Consequently the capacity of a kettle directly affects its power consumption. Thus it is important to always pick a kettle with the capacity that best fits the purpose you intend to serve by buying the kettle.

Power Consumption

In addition to the capacity, the time it takes the kettle to heat water is a factor that determines its power consumption. On the average, a kettle will take about 125 seconds to boil water. This will require a total of around 1200 watts of power. However the capacity of electric kettles range from 1,000 watts to 1,800 watts, depending on their capacity. Always use an electric kettle when you are ready to use the heated content to avoid reheating.


Always remember to check for warranty. The duration of the warranty determines the confidence the manufacturer has in the product. Therefore the longer the warranty, the more confident the manufacturer is that the product is durable. Never buy an appliance with no warranty! Finally, you should buy from an authorized dealer to ensure that the warranty is valid.


There are many electric kettle brands in the market. Always check for the SONCAP and the warranty (as said above). Additionally, you can tell us your experience with your appliance brand, or as your questions, in the comments section below.

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