The electric tea kettle has been in use for some time now, but it is ever being modified and designed in new ways. It is the most convenient tool for boiling water for different uses. It can be used to make tea, coffee or chocolate as well as heating water for soups and other food products.
Electric tea kettles are mostly made of stainless steel, copper or plastic. They heat water via a heating element and have an automatic shut off function which switches off the kettle when the water boils. This is a great way of preventing spillage, enhancing safety and preventing the heating element from getting damaged.
An electric kettle can be either corded or cordless. copper tea kettle Corded kettles are the older versions and have detachable IEC C15 and C16 connections. Cordless models were introduced later on, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These models have 2 parts; a kettle and a base. The kettle is placed on the base, which is then connected to the power source. Power moves from the source, through the base, to the kettle. The base and kettle have electrical components that interconnect them, making electric flow possible.
Comparing electric tea kettles with stovetop kettles
Of the two, stovetop models have been around for the longest time and are still a favorite of many people. However, the electric kettle is fast gaining popularity for its convenience and the advantages it has over the stovetop model.
An electric kettle has the option of pre-setting the temperature you want your water to heat or boil at. The stovetop models don’t have this option. The shut off system in an electric is considered better and safer than the whistle the stovetop kettles produce when water boils.
An electric kettle can be easily packed and carried when traveling. The stovetop can only be used in one place – the kitchen.
Electric tea kettles are available in different styles and can be found in many retail stores. They can also be purchased online.