KitchenAid KEK1722SX 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle review

KitchenAid is perhaps the most respected name in the kitchen appliance industry. Chances are your grandmother owned a kitchen appliance, and so does your mother; now it’s your turn.

KitchenAid electric kettles are not just your ordinary kettles; they manage to combine function and style so that you can have a fun time doing something as normal as boiling water.

There are a variety of KitchenAid kettles to choose from, but my personal favorite is the 1.7L electric kettle. This kettle has been built to rapidly boil water to the temperature of your choice, so that you can achieve your desired results each and every time.

So if you would like to be the new owner of a KitchenAid electric kettle, look at the review below.

KitchenAid KEK1722SX 1.7-Liter Electric Kettle

Who is made for?

The KitchenAid 1.7L has been designed for everyone who needs hot water to make their favorite hot beverage brew.

Features of the KitchenAid KEK1722SX 1.7-Liter Electric Kettle

Quality Construction

When it comes to KitchenAid, you can always be sure that you will be getting the best quality possible. One look at the construction of the 1.7L electric kettle and you will agree with me. This kettle has a solid dual wall construction, which provides a cool touch even when the water is boiling. There is also a well designed pour spout that does not leak, a lid release button for simple filling, and a soft grip handle for optimum comfort.

Variable Temperature Settings

Unlike most kettles that only offer one temperature setting, the KitchenAid kettle offers multiple settings ranging from 122 degrees F to 212 degrees F. You can easily adjust these settings so that you can choose the temperature that you desire:

140 F for delicate tea, 158 F for green tea/white tea, 176 F for blooming tea/green tea/ green and white chai tea, 194 F for black tea/oolong tea/hot chocolate, and 212 F for red chai/herbal tea/rooibos tea/oatmeal/instant soup/Yerbe Mate.

Hold Temperature Function

You do not always use hot water immediately you boil it. In these cases, it is convenient if your water remains warm until you get to it. Thankfully for you, the electric kettle comes with a hold temp function that will maintain the temperature of your water for 30 minutes.

Large Capacity

The KitchenAid is also a large capacity kettle with the ability hold 1.7L of water. This large capacity kettle also comes with a large graduated window, so that you can easily see the level of water in the kettle.

Great Heating Performance

Last but not least, the sleek and well designed kettle offers great heating performance. The kettle also has an auto shutoff feature and a digital temperature display so that you can track the boiling of water.

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  • Pros
    • Great aesthetics
    • Variable temperature is useful
    • Has a hold temp function
    • Heating unit is concealed
    • Easy to clean
    • Quiet operation
    • Has a removable mesh filter
    • Well designed pour spout
    • Easy to open lid
    • Has a digital temperature display
  • Cons
    • Does not boil very fast
    • Kettle is hot to the touch

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is the interior of the KitchenAid kettle constructed with?

A. The interior of the kettle is made using stainless steel. There are also 2 bolts at the bottom of the kettle with 2 small plastic covers, and a plastic window that is covered with measurements.

Q. Can you use this kettle with an outlet timer so that the water can boil automatically at a set time?

A. No you cannot. Even if the power for the kettle is on, you will need to manually activate the kettle so that it can start boiling.

Q. What is the minimum and maximum volume of water that you can boil with this kettle?

A. The minimum volume of water that you can boil is around 0.25 liters, and this should take less than a minute. The maximum volume of water that you can boil is 1.7 liters, which should take 5 minutes or less.

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Conclusion

KitchenAid does not take any prisoners when it comes to creating a top quality kitchen appliance, and the 1.7L is just an example of the skill and mastery that they have in this industry. Despite the fact that this kettle is slightly slow when it comes to boiling, it offers versatility so that you can achieve optimized boiling each and every time.

Karla Hines