Electric kettles make things easy in the kitchen. When warming or boiling water, tea, coffee or even any other beverage, they simplifies the process and shortens the time taken for this. Below we are going to see best electric kettles brands in Kenya, but before that, we will look at factor or features to check for when picking an electric kettle model.
How does electric kettles work?
Electric kettles just like any other electronic device run through electric power. At the bottom of the kettle is a thermostat/coil/heating element that receive the electric power and changes it to heat energy. The change in temperature is what heats the liquid which is usually at the top part of the kettle. Learn more at hunker.com
User cases of electric kettles
Electric kettles are mainly used to heat water and beverages e.g, tea and coffee. This can be in an office, hotel, home or even outdoor especially for travelers.
Features to consider when choosing an electronic kettle
Different models of electric kettles have different features, to get the one that suits your need you will need to put them into consideration. The following are some of the most important you should not miss to check.
Manufacturers make different sizes of electric kettles. If you need to make more cups of a beverage, you will need one with a higher capacity. The capacity is usually labeled in Liters, 1 Liter is usually 3 cups of standard cups. If you need to make one cup for example, it means the kettle capacity you choose should be at least 0.5 Liters.
2. Temperature control
Some kettles will have this feature while others do not. Temperature control helps you heat your liquid at the exact temperature you want. This is important especially in beverages, some of the beverages such as tea are known to have different tastes when heated at different temperatures.
Also, liquids have different boiling points, for example in case of water the boiling point is at 100’C but coffee might have a higher boiling point due to additional of more substances to water. This means you can set the exact temperature you need in regard to the liquid in this kind of kettles.
3. Energy efficient
In most cases, energy efficient kettles also have the temperature control feature. This means that you can control the amount of electric power used when heating. The lower the temperature you use, the lower the electric energy used. An energy efficient kettle does not only help you control the amount of electricity used but also the time taken. This means you enjoy fast energy saving process.
The material to consider here is the exterior and interior of the kettle. The inside of the kettle is commonly made of stainless steel. Although there are other materials that can be used, the stainless steel kettles are highly recommended, this is because they have some advantages over the other types which include; they do not produce in harmful substance, they do not rust, easy to clean and are light.
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The exterior of the kettle is in most cases made of stainless steel or plastic. The stainless steel is better because it can not break as compared to the plastic, however, stainless steel exterior ones are more expensive.
Apart from influence of appearance of the kettle by the exterior material, the design or the shape of the kettle and the color will also affect the appearance. In this case, choose one that suits your taste.
6. Easy to use controls
The buttons or dials to switch on/off or even to control the temperatures should be user friendly and easy to use, these controls should also be highly durable, you can get this from reviews from other users.
If you are into traveling or need one for outdoor use, you should pick one that is easy to carry around. Some designs are highly portable while others are not.
Best electric kettles brands in Kenya
After looking at different features to consider, below are some best electronic kettles brands, you can apply the above considerations to pick a model that will serve you needs.
1. Binatone electric kettles
Binatone is a reputable home appliances brand in Kenya. Their electric kettles are no less. The models contain different super features that you can pick, from different capacities, auto switch off to temperature control.
2. Armco electric kettles
Just like the above brand, Armco is not new to the kitchen appliance production. They have a pool of models for you to choose from. Each model have it’s own unique features meaning it will be hard for you to lack one suiting your need. Also, most of their items have warranties.
3. Von Hotpoint electric kettles
If you miss a suitable model in the above two, then go for von hotpoint brand. You will have list of features available to pick from.
4. Ramtons electric kettles
Ramtons brand have been in the market for a long time in Kenya, this means you can get both traditional and modern electronic kettles from them. Also to keep up with newcomers in the the market, they continue producing high quality kettles.
Above are some of the top electronic kettles in the market, this does not mean that you will not get more brands in the market, if you identify a good model from other brands do not hesitate to pick it.
Cleaning of electric kettles
Since an electric kettle is a simple home appliance, the clean process is also usually easy. It is recommended to use lemon and water, boil the contents and then put off the boiling, allow the contents to remain in the kettle for about 20 minutes and then discard them.
Cost of electric kettles in Kenya
According to the brand, model and retailer you will meet different costs in the market.
What is the average cost of an electric kettle in Kenya?
The price of an electric kettle in Kenya starts from KSH 850 going upwards. The more features an electronic have, the higher it will cost,
From the above guide, we hope you will be able to pick the best kettle. Cheers!!