A lot of my friends have electric kettles. They swear by them. And why not? They take up less space than a conventional kettle, they heat up faster, and get to a higher temperature. Or, at least, that’s the idea. Unlike my friends, I wasn’t so sure. I decided to go out and get one and put it head to head with my tea kettle to see if all the hype is true. Here’s what happened.
The tea kettle had a temperature of approximately 180 degrees when done and took 4 mins and 54 seconds to get there.
The electric kettle had a temperature of approximately 175 degrees when done and took 5 mins and 1 second to get there.
Seems they both took about 5 mins to heat the water and both got it to a similar temperature. Unexpectedly, the tea kettle actually did it faster and got it to a higher temperature, if only by a hair.