An electric tea kettle has emerged as the best option to boil water for any purpose. Generally used for boiling water to make a quick cup of tea or coffee, electric are also used for heating water for soups or any other food product. It has been in vogue for a number of years now, although its style and designing has changed over time.
Functioning Of An Electric Tea Kettle
It is generally made of durable plastic or steel or copper or any other metal which is heat resistant and works by heating water through an element. copper kettle These types of kettles generally have an automatic shut off function which enables the kettle to stop working once the water has reached the boiling point. This feature enables prevention of any kind of damage to the heating element and spillage of water.
It can be corded or cordless with the former using detachable IEC C15 and C16 connections. The cordless versions has became popular in the late 1980s and the 1990s. These models consist of two parts- a kettle and a base that connects with the main electricity outlet. Both these parts have electrical contacts that connect to supply the required power to the kettle when it is placed on the base.
Electric Vs The Stovetop Tea Kettles
Although stovetop models have been in vogue for a long time and are still popular amonst tea lovers, an electric version is also gaining popularity for its various advantages.
Both stovetop and electric version provide an indication when the water starts boiling. However, the auto shut off feature in the electric tea kettles is considered to be better than the whistling sound produced by a stovetop model. Again, the electric version provides an option to pre-set the temperature for boiling water. This option is not available in the stovetop models. It is easy to carry along during travel while stovetop tea kettles are generally useful in kitchens and homes only.