Whenever I mention the word ‘electric kettle’, most people instantly think about brewing tea. While electric kettles are the perfect appliance for brewing the perfect cup of tea, they can also be used to prepare numerous hot beverages and foods. Think about it; coffee, cocoa, oatmeal, soup, noodles, and macaroni all require hot water.
And if you are as impatient as me, standing over the stove on cold winter’s day as you wait for your water to boil does not cut it. Electric kettles cut your time in half so that you can have your delicious and hot mug of cocoa right there and then. On my search for the perfect electric kettle I came across the Melitta 40994 1.7-Liter cordless kettle.
This large capacity electric kettle will bring your water up to rolling boil in the blink of an eye, so that you can waste no time preparing your drink or meal. So if you are interested in adding an electric kettle to your kitchen, read the review below.
Who is made for?
The Melitta 1.7L electric kettle has been designed for everyone who needs hot water for their hot beverages and meals. This kettle will do well in your kitchen, home office, and dorm room.
Features of the Melitta 40994 1.7 Liter Kettle
Always pay attention to the quality of construction that goes into your electric kettle. In this case, Melitta has created the 40994 1.7-Liter kettle with premium stainless steel for durability. The base is also compact in size, so that you can save space on your counter. The kettle also has a push-button lid for easy filling, an easy-pour spout for easy serving, and stay-cool handle for safe and easy handling.
When it comes to boiling water, the Melitta 1.7L uses a 1500W heating element. This element will boil water much faster than a microwave or stovetop. There is also an auto shutoff function integrated into this electric kettle, so that the kettle can automatically power off when boiling is done. This ensures that the kettle will not boil dry, which is one easy way of ruining your electric kettle.
Easy to Clean
Cleaning is not my favorite task, especially when it comes to items with small nooks and crevices. Thankfully, Melitta has made the 1.7L electric kettle simple to clean, so that you do not have to stress yourself cleaning the kettle.
To begin with, the kettle has a wide opening which allows you to fit your hand into the kettle as you are cleaning it. The mesh filter is also removable so that you can have room to maneuver your hand. All you need to ensure is that the kettle is cool and unplugged before you start.
Melitta has also made the electric kettle simple to use. Firstly, there are dual water windows with a blue light, so that you can clearly see the water. This illumination is particularly helpful when you are boiling water in low light conditions, where your view might be clouded.
To add onto this the kettle comes with a 360 degree rotating base, which makes it simple to fill and serve with the kettle. The base will also store any extra cord so that your countertops are not cluttered.
- Minimal plastic components
- Easy to use
- Heats water quickly
- Pours without dripping
- Safe to use
- Has a removable filter
- Exterior is not cool too touch
- Cord is short
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. How long does the water take to boil?
A. When the kettle is full, the water will take around 4 minutes to boil. This is incredibly fast when compared to other kettles in its class.
Q. Does the kettle come with a keep warm feature?
A. No. The Melitta does not come with a keep warm feature. However, the water will stay warm for a while once you are done heating.
As you can see, Melitta gives you a quick and easy way to boil water for your hot beverages and meals. So if you currently boil your water on the stove or in the microwave, this is the perfect opportunity to save your time and energy. What more can you ask for?