If you need a new kettle, the first step is to compare prices. There are clear differences here. The prices for a kettle fluctuate a lot, but the numerous models sometimes offer different equipment.
It doesn't always have to be a new kettle
A new kettle is often needed if the old device appears to be defective. However, there is obvious damage that can be repaired with relatively little effort. This significantly slows the heating up of the device when the kettle needs to be descaled. Here you can read about how to descale a kettle naturally.
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Some kettles start to whistle. Even this does not necessarily have to be irreparable damage. Often a necessary descaling is necessary here too, which immediately provides a remedy. But this is not always the case and in rare cases the old kettle can actually be broken.
The prices for kettles differ significantly
Now it's time to buy a new kettle. But the prices really move in a wide range. The prices range from around 10 euros to 250 euros. The device for 250 euros is not just a branded device, but also a manufacturer that is very much in trend for kitchen aids.
Features of high-priced kettle
However, the devices also offer something like a temperature display integrated in the container, a controllable temperature between 50 and 100 degrees Celsius, at which the device switches off - and, most importantly, these devices are also equipped with their own limescale filter. In regions with particularly calcareous water, this can be a sensible investment.
General features of kettles
But these are exceptional devices both in terms of price and equipment. Most devices have other features:
- Kettle container made of steel or plastic (or a combination)
- Container with or without filling indicator
- concealed heating rod or open heating rod
- Container can be removed from the holder wirelessly or not
- Capacity in liters
- Branded or unbranded kettles
Plastic or steel
Plastic devices are of course cheaper. However, with consideration for natural resources, a steel kettle should be used. The filling indicator is quite useful, but after a while you will fill the water in anyway based on your experience with the device. The concealed heating element makes sense, as a significant risk of accidents is defused. On the other hand, limescale deposits are no longer visible.
The fact that the container can be removed without a cable is a valuable equipment criterion in any case. The filling quantity should be based on individual needs. More power means higher power consumption, but faster heating of the water in the stove. In this context, you should definitely include the energy-saving label in your considerations.
No-name cheap equipment versus brand water cooker
No-name devices are generally much cheaper than trademark equipment. Although the electric kettle is no longer a typical electrical appliance, which is more repaired before disposal, trademark devices are still preferable. The mostly longer life equalizes the supposed price advantage of the low-cost device in not a few cases. In no case should you select a cheap device from a dubious provider.
Buy no electric kettle from dubious providers
For example, with Asian markets abroad or Far Eastern websites. Not infrequently, the electrical equipment is life-threatening. It is by no means uncommon for kettles to be made available in Asia that are poorly grounded and which could give you an electric shock if you just touch the case.Tips & Tricks If you want to buy a new device, you can dispose of the old kettle free of charge at the same dealer.