Best Electric Kettles in India (2023)
Today we’re going to present you with a list of best electric kettles in India. Whether you are a student burning midnight oil or a new parent preparing infant formula/meal, this list of kettles compiled by us would prove the best way to keep going relentlessly. Some of them can be used even for making tea or coffee…even for making instant soups and noodles.
For this review, we have tried & tested several electric kettles from various brands. Taking into consideration their built quality, durability, safety, water heating performance and other aspects, we have picked some of the best electric kettles in India.
Criteria Used for Testing Quality
There are not too many things to look out for in this category of devices. The details that really matter are given below:
- Materials used in kettles
- Holding capacity
- Customer reviews
- Price &
- Period covered by warranty
Best Electric Kettles in India
1. Havells Aqua Plus 1.2 Litre Double Wall Kettle
- Auto shut off
- Integrated stainless steel function
- 360 degree cordless kettle
- Energy saving
- Cool outer body with no scalding hazard
- Wide mouth for easy filling, pouring and cleaning
Havells Aqua Plus 1.2 litre electric kettle looks quite impressive. Though it is not something having functional importance, appearance does matter…Because at times when you don’t need it, its presence before you is nothing more than an appearance! If it looks good to the eye, you won’t find it coming in your way. But if it doesn’t look good, you will surely mind it occupying your desk unnecessarily.
We believe it would have been better if its on/off switch had a better design. It looks like a tongue stuck out over some silly bloomer to express mild regret. We aren’t quite sure either about the white color that is given to it.
The outer wall of the kettle is glossy black and the lighter matte finish lid and base of the same color are quite attractive. If the color of the on/off switch was a right match, it would have been better.
Interestingly, this on/off button lights up when you switch it on. This idea of integrating the indicator light with the switch is certainly innovative.
The outer body is plastic and the inner body is stainless steel. It weighs around 1 kg and is quite durable.
The cord length is another issue with the product. It would have been better if it were longer.
It is perfect when it comes to performance. And it is due to the 1500W capacity that it features. It makes Havells Aqua Plus what it is.
2. Philips HD9303/02 1.2-Litre Electric Kettle (Multicolor)
- Food grade stainless steel
- Wide opening for easy pouring and cleaning
- Concealed heating element and cord winder
- Steam sensor
- Dry boiling and overheating prevention
- 360 degree cordless pirouette base for easy handling
- 2-year warranty on product
Philips HD9303/02 1.2-Litre electric kettle has a SUS304 body with stay cool plastic handle, a lid with integrated switch for opening it and a plastic base with an indicator light.
The product has a truly ergonomic design, having the on/off switch right at the top of the handle, making it easy for you to hold the kettle by the handle and switch it on with a press of a thumb on the switch.
When it is switched on, the red indicator light on the plastic base lights up till the device automatically turns off when water starts boiling.
Since it runs on 1800W, it doesn’t take long to boil water. Such features as steam sensor, dry heat and overheat protection make it absolutely safe to use.
It won’t be wrong to say that Philips HD9303/02 is handing down to you a symbol of the long-standing tradition that is associated with this brand.
3. Prestige Electric Kettle PKOSS – 1500 Watts
- Power indicator light
- Auto shut off
- Water level indicator
- 1.5 litre capacity
- Automatic cut off
- 360-degree swivel base
- Single touch lid locking
- Large opening
- Stainless steel interior
- 1 year warranty
Prestige Electric Kettle PKOSS is a rare combination of cost-effectiveness and utility. Just imagine! If you buy it online, it comes well below Rs. 1000/-. And it has all the features that you find in the best products.
To name them, the 1.5 litre holding capacity, water level indicator, 1500W, stainless steel interior and partly plastic and partly SS outer body, one-touch lid locking and Auto shut off.
If you use it with care, it would certainly last long. The reason why we referred to handling it with care is that the product certainly compromises on the quality of the plastic material that is used in its make in order to lower its cost. Also, if you don’t dry it after every use, it may get rust.
Taking all the pros and cons into account, we may say that for the price that is set on it, the product is certainly good.
4. Cello Electric Stainless-Steel Kettle
- Stainless steel body
- Auto shut off
- Wide mouth for easy cleaning
- 1 liter capacity
- 1000 – 1200W
- 1-year warranty
Cello Quick Boil 900 electric kettle is a baby elephant. Perhaps, you may or may not share our perception but the design of its handle DOES make it look like that if looked sidewise. But because we called it baby elephant, we’d like to stem any possibility of being misunderstood by emphasizing its littleness. It is very small and can warm or boil not more than a litre of water. For this purpose its 1000W capacity more than suffices…It’s almost elephantine.
You can keep it with you in the same way that you do your water bottle before you on top of your computer table. And, it doesn’t pout so ostentatiously. It’s not emotionally so vulnerable. But it is perfectly shaped to pour water without showing what is called teapot effect.
It has a push lid opening which is not quite common in water kettles. But this fact should not worry you about its coming off the kettle while pouring water. The amount of water that it stores cannot exert that kind of pressure on the lid. This makes the lid design quite rational.
The main body of this kettle is cylindrical which would have adversely affected its look had it been bigger in size. But given its size, it rather enhances its look. By the way, how many electric kettles are there that have cylindrical body?
The important thing is that it is made up of stainless steel which is not only strong but also retains heat for long durations.
Indeed, Cello is one of the best brands that are available in India. Choosing it won’t make you regret for it. If the capacity of this kettle meets your requirements, we’d certainly recommend that you go for it.
5. AmazonBasics Double-Walled Stainless Steel Electric Kettle
- Made from SUS304 stainless steel
- Cool touch double wall
- Steam sensor
- Auto shut down
- BIS certified plug and cable
- Wide mouth
- Cord winder at the base
- One-touch lid for easy filling and pouring
- On/off indicator
- 1.7 litres
AmazonBasics appliances are known for serving quality without raising the cost. This double-walled stainless steel electric kettle certainly bears out this brand reputation.
It wears a premium look with glossy plastic outer body. Its form doesn’t grow much broader toward its lower part. It looks more elegant the way it is. The inner wall is SUS304 stainless steel. It has a sturdy build and you can feel its weight when you hold it in your hand.
There is a switch given on its hand for opening up the lid. The on/off switch is located just below the handle and close to the bottom. It is transparent and when the kettle is switched on, the switch becomes blue.
Considering its size and holding capacity, the 2200W adequately meets its energy requirements. It heats water quite fast. When it reaches the boiling point, the thermostat automatically turns it off. This steam sensing mechanism is absolutely effective.
This AmazonBasics electrical kettle is certainly one of the best you can find in Indian market. Go for it. You will not only get a quality product, you will also get quality service that is associated with Amazon.
6. Kent Vogue 1.8 Litre Electric Kettle (Stainless Steel)
- Can make coffee, tea, soup, etc
- 1,8 litres
- 360 degree cordless rotation
- 304 stainless steel
- Concealed SS heating plate
- Auto off
Kent Vogue 1.8 litre electric kettle, just as its title suggests, follows the trend that is by no means latest. There are several kettles available in the market having the same design. If you put them in line and remove the logo from them, they would look the same…almost the same.
However, this similarity has nothing to do with quality, which largely depends on the quality of materials that are used in them, and features that lend them high level of efficiency. While we cannot know what materials are used in a kettle, the quality of plastic and steel are the things that cannot remain hidden.
For instance, we may take the power base of a kettle. It is by no means difficult to find out whether is build quality is good or bad. If it is good, you won’t be able to twist it easily. On the other hand, the one that is flimsy will easily bend when you exert pressure on it from different angles.
As for the features that are directly reflected in performance, they include the wattage, storage capacity, Auto off and steam sensor. In all these respects you won’t find this kettle lacking in any way. It runs on 1500W and can heat up to 1.8 litres water pretty fast.
7. Inalsa Electric Kettle Absa with 1.5 Litre Capacity, (Black/Silver)
- Fast boiling
- Can make hot beverages and instant soups
- 1.5 litre
- Concealed heating element
- Auto shut off
- 100% stainless steel
- 360 degree pirouette base
- Cord winder
- Big mouth with hinged lid
- 1 year warranty
Brand Inalsa has basically Spanish origin, being a subsidiary of Taurus Group. It is fast becoming very popular among Indian consumers because of the modest price tags attached to its appliances. There are several other foreign brands in Indian market but they are not so cheap.
Cheapness apart, its popularity owes no less to the quality that it serves. Nobody would want a cheap product if it is not going to last. People get attracted toward low price only when quality is not compromised for the sake of price. This, exactly, is the reason why we included Inalsa Electric Kettle Absa for review.
Its main features are the 1.5 litre capacity, 1500 watts and Auto shut off. Frankly speaking, these are the most important features in any kettle. The second only in importance are the dry heat and overheat protection.
The downside of the product is that it is not double walled. But considering the price that is set on it, we cannot complain about it. The only inconvenience you may have to face is, you cannot touch the stainless-steel body after you switch it on. Another big disadvantage of having single wall is that its content does not retain its heat as long as the content of the dual-walled kettles do.
Nevertheless, Inalsa Electric Kettle Absa is certainly one of the best in its category.
8. BUTTERFLY 1500 Watts Rapid Stainless Steel Electric Kettle 1.5LT, Silver
- Stainless steel body
- Auto cut off
- 1.8 litre
- 360 degree swirl base
- 1 year warranty
This 1500W stainless steel kettle is an offering from Butterfly, a homegrown brand that has a wide range of kitchen appliances to its credit. India knows it…Because this brand knows India thoroughly.
As for this electric kettle, it has all the features that enable it to compete with the best offerings from other brands in its category. It has 1500W, 1.8 litre capacity, fast heating operation and Auto cut off. These are the must haves for any story that falls in this genre.
Best Electric Kettles in India – A Buying Guide
Usefulness of Electric Kettles
Electric kettle is a very handy appliance for boiling water, preparing hot beverages, etc. People use it because of the convenience it offers through plug and play function. The only labor that you got to do is to fill it with water or whatever it is.
If you want to boil water in small quantities, electric kettle is the best thing for you. It boils water quickly. And when it boils, the device automatically shuts off. The whole thing is a lot easier when compared with boiling water on cook tops. You wash the utensil, fill it with water, put it on cook top, and wait till it boils…How much you have to wait till it is done?
The whole thing is quite time consuming. And if you are a person having busy routine to follow, you certainly can’t afford to waste your time like that. Therefore, the best way to avoid being bothered by a series of manual tasks you need to perform if you are to heat water on cook top, and to save your invaluable time, is by having an electric kettle with you.
No less important is its cost-effectiveness. It is extremely cheap and you don’t have to set aside budget for it. That is no small advantage.
If you are staying in regions where water is hard, then for quick supply of drinkable water electric kettle is indispensable. It quite effectively precipitates the minerals and calcium that are found in water.
If you visit certain regions of India, you shouldn’t be surprised if the family or friend you visit asks you whether you want hot or cold water to drink. The use of electric kettle is so common there.
Electric kettle is also very helpful for college students or single professionals who need quick supply of hot water for making tea (using tea bags, milk powder, sugar powder, etc) or for making coffee without leaving their desk so that their concentration is not lost.
Very often you may have to wake through nights. On such occasions, you may also need some refreshment during short breaks in the form of tea or coffee in order to maintain your efficiency level.
Things to Look Out for While Buying an Electric Kettle in Year 2023
Wattage: The higher the wattage a kettle has, the quicker it is in boiling water. It raises efficiency of a product. You will notice that kettles that have greater capacity to hold water are sure to have higher wattage, at the very least, above 1500W. The upper limit may be above 2000W. Without higher wattage, kettles having large holding capacity will take longer to boil water.
Holding capacity: This is important if your need for boiled water is great. You need something that can boil more than 1.5 litres at one go. And if you want it for tea or coffee, then it is better to go for a kettle that holds around 0.5 litre…Because in that case you will be keeping it on your desk that may be cluttered with wires and pieces of hardware. If it is small, you won’t find it cumbersome. Different sizes are designed to serve different levels of needs and convenience. You are the right person to decide what exactly you want that meets your requirements.
Steam sensor: It works by bringing the steam that is generated from the surface of the boiling water inside the kettle to the thermostat. The thermostat is set to a level of temperature. When that temperature is reached, it turns off the device. Though this mechanism is simple, it is very much necessary. Therefore, most electric kettles have it.
Quality of the power base: The design and purpose of the power dock remains the same in all electric kettles. It is made up of base and kettle top base set socket. The whole thing consists of plastic and metal.
The important thing to look out for, here, is the build quality of the power base. There are available in the market products that raise concern about this particular part in their mechanism. Generally, the material used for it is plastic and metal.
Also, it would be extremely expedient for you if there is a facility of winding cord under the power base.
Materials used in their make: Most kettles are made from stainless steel and plastic. But, now we also see different brands offering electric kettles that have glass body. The glass kettles are not different from the metal and plastic products in any way. The advantage of their glass body is that it allows you to have visual apprehension of how much they are filled and how far the heating has progressed.
The glass used in these kettles is either borosilicate or soda lime. This treated glass is very durable and can resist high temperatures well. The thing is that you need to clean it nicely in order to keep it from getting stained. And if you make and keep tea or coffee in it, it may give off smell of these beverages. The point is, you need to clean it nicely.
Coming to the kettles that make use of plastic and stainless steel, these often come with two walls, the inner wall being stainless steel and the outer of plastic. The advantage of dual wall is that you can touch the outer wall even when the heating operation is on. You cannot touch a kettle having single wall because it does get very hot.
Corded or cordless: There is a thing like past generation of kettles. It features a socket for the plug at one end of a wire while the other end of it is plugged into the main source of power. Kettles having such a system cannot be moved easily in the way that the new generation of kettles can be. The latter class of kettles can be moved 360˚ on the corded power base. For this very reason cordless kettles with corded power base are very much in vogue right now. As said earlier, it is good to go with the one that offers storage under the power base for the power cord.
Ergonomic design: Not all kettles have it. The ease of use depends a lot on how the handle and the lid are designed. By experience you know that a handle that has convex curve lends firmness to the grip. And if the on/off switch is placed right on top of the handle, it is easier to switch it on. In some kettles that place is assigned to a switch for opening the lid and the on/off switch is located right under the handle near the bottom of the kettle. Some kettles feature a push lid opening. It is good for small kettles that hold very less amount of water. It depends upon the user which system is suitable for him.
Safety: It is invariably ensured by overheat and dry heat protection. Even the Auto shut off function can be included in it since if it is not there, you cannot budge an inch from there until the heating operation concludes. It is because of this feature that you can switch it on and move away to attend to other important tasks. Even if you forget having switched it on, it doesn’t matter.
When the water starts boiling, the kettle automatically turns off, thanks to Auto shut off.
Best brands: Here are some of the best electric kettle brands that are available in India…
- Morphy Richards
- Russel Hobbs
- V-Guard &
Best Electric Kettles in India – Conclusion
Though electric kettles don’t belong to the categories of products that require very high level of technological sophistication, it is certainly difficult to select one from many. This difficulty is partly due to the fact that in spite of their simple design, they do show marked difference in quality. Hence, the need for robust product reviews that, we believe, we have brought to you. The buying guide is needed for some important generic information.
Last update on 2023-03-23 / Images from Amazon