If you are a tea or coffee lover, the first thing you should include in your kitchen is an electric kettle.
When was the first electric water kettle created?
A little history. You should know that the first model appeared in the nineteenth century and it was the Compton and Co company that brought it to market in 1891. These models heated the water with external accessories and, the first to use their own elements appeared in 1922. From then on, other brands started working and it was in 1955 when Russel Hobbs invented the first fully automatic electric teapot. The wireless teapots would come out around 1986.
A few things to keep in mind when deciding on one or another model:
- Capacity – The vast majority of models have a capacity of 1.5 liters. So, at least, make sure that the one you are going to buy has at least one liter.
- Speed – If it’s not fast, it’s of little use. In fact, the vast majority of teapots that are currently on the market do so between 3-4 minutes. Keep that in mind.
- Stay Warm – With this function you will get your hot drink at least 30 minutes.
- Auto Shut Off – It is more a fact of security than anything else, but we assure you, it is not bad to have it. And, above all, if you have a somewhat stressful lifestyle. At least you reassure yourself that, after a while, it will turn off automatically.
- With or without cable – There are these two types of models. It is clear that the models that do not have a cable are much more comfortable since you do not have to worry about having a plug nearby. In addition, you can take it wherever you want.
- No Splash Feature – Let’s not forget that we are talking about boiling water and we do not want frights or burns.
- Selection of temperature – We have already told you that it is important if you are someone who wants to get a perfect drink. The vast majority of medium-quality models already include the option to vary the temperature.
- Beware of the handle – It is important that it is comfortable and that it facilitates your grip. Therefore, a non-slip design will give you a lot of security and, of course, not burn.
Easy to use – An electric kettle has to be intuitive, easy and fast.
- Water level indicator – It is very useful because it will let you know at all times how much water you have left and what possibilities you have to make more cups.
- Design – Currently you can find all shapes, colors and designs. Therefore, you will have no problem finding one that suits your cooking style. Power. It will determine how quickly the water is heated, and the faster you do it, the less energy you will spend at home. It will be enough with about 3000 watts.
- Whistle? – And, finally, this function will come great to know how much you have the water ready even if you are not next to the teapot.
Guide to cleaning and maintenance of the Electric Kettle:
It is another of the most important points. We recommend that, in the first place, you bear in mind that a good cleaning can lead to a greater durability of your device. Therefore, the use of fresh water will help you, as well as, emptying the teapot every time you have used it and not leaving the water inside. Another important point is to decalcify it every so often.
To do this, you can use a homemade trick: put a cup of white vinegar with three cups of water, boil it and leave it overnight. The next morning, you empty it, fill it with water and boil it.