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Best electric kettles 2024 – for tea lovers and craft coffee drinkers

Choose the best electric kettle for your kitchen with top designs from KitchenAid, Smeg, Breville, and more

One of the best electric kettles, the Fellow Stagg Gooseneck Electric Kettle, on a kitchen counter.
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Best electric kettle 2024: Jump Menu

Aarke Kettle on a kitchen counter.

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1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best overall: Aarke Electric Kettle
3. Best gooseneck: Fellow Stagg Gooseneck Kettle
4. Best for tea: Breville Smart Kettle Luxe
5. Best retro: Smeg Variable Temperature Kettle
6. Best lightweight: Balmuda Kettle
7. Best for precision: Cuisinart Perfectemp Electric Kettle
8. Best stovetop: KitchenAid Pro Line Electric Kettle
9. Best-looking: Alessi Plissé Electric Kettle
10. Best compact: Smeg Mini Kettle
11. How we test
12. Meet the team
13. Best electric kettle FAQs

I use my electric kettle every single day. I boil the water to make my morning cup of tea, and leave enough for my dad to use for his French press coffee. Since our kettle is thermoregulating, it can warm water as well as boil it. Sometimes, I use my electric kettle to simmer water, dissolve stock or make ramen: it's a very versatile appliance.

You can find electric kettles in every color, from sleek stainless steel to baby blue and pastel pink. There are gooseneck kettles with neat, narrow spouts for pour over, as well as short, stout machines to serve hot water for every need. In short, there are so many kinds of electric kettle that it's easy to feel spoiled for choice. 

I've boiled enough water to make countless cups of tea in the best electric kettles. I know my stovetop kettles from my hard water kettles, and I know what I'm looking for: a quick, quiet boiler with a sleek, chic design. After extensive tests and research, I've rounded up the nine best electric kettles to suit every style of kitchen and size of budget.

Best electric kettles 2024

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Full disclosure: I haven't tried and tested every single electric kettle on this list. I couldn't take that many tea breaks. Where I haven't been able to get my hands on a kettle, I've scoured the specifications and read countless customer reviews to make sure I'm recommending the best electric kettles.

The Quick List

If you already know what you're looking for, and you just want to learn more about a particular appliance, you can skip to that section of the article using the jump menu. For now, here are the best electric kettles at a glance. 

The best electric kettles we recommend in 2023

The best electric kettle overall

Aarke Kettle against a white background.

(Image credit: Aarke)

1. Aarke Electric Kettle

The best electric kettle, bar none