Does a completely plastic-free electric water heater kettle even exist? Yes, but they are VERY rare. I spent countless hours (lost track after 90 hours) minutely examining nearly a thousand kettles.
However, if you want an electric gooseneck water heater kettle, you are in luck. Those are a little more commonly available.
What about an all glass water heater kettle? Maybe. I found one that appears to NOT have an exposed plastic or silicone Automatic Power Shut Off Hole.
What the heck is that? Let me explain…
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Not All Water Heater Kettles Are Alike
Finding the best electric water kettle no plastic, was far more difficult than I could have imagined. So, I have tried to make this easy for you, no matter what style electric water kettle you prefer.
When it comes to boiling water – whether it’s for a quick cup of tea, or to make oatmeal for the whole family – there are basically three available options. One is to simply boil water in a pot on the stove. The second option is to use a stovetop kettle. But the ultimate in simplicity, functionality and convenience is to pick up a quality brand of electric water heater kettle.
Sure, boiling water on the stovetop can get the job done. But using a cordless electric kettle is quicker and safer. It also uses less energy, so it can save you a little on your utility bills. Note: the plastic free kettle does not have a cord attached to it. However, the base that the kettle sits upon, does have a cord.
While there seems to be an endless array of options in the electric kettle market, not all kettles are created equal. In fact, some may be dangerous to operate, due to their plastic interiors, or cheap electrics.
Water, Water, Everywhere – Not A Drop Fit To Drink
Many people are worried about chemicals being leached out of plastic by hot water. Boiling water is logically worse than warm water, and steam is probably even worse yet.
The original big scare was the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). So, today many water heater kettle products claim to be BPA Free. Well, the plasctic may well be BPA Free, but if the plastic is being heated by your water heater kettle, is it safe to drink?
That led to the realization that other chemicals could also be released into our water from plastics. Which brings us to the Automatic Power Shut Off Hole.
Automatic Power Shut Off Hole. Worried About Plastic?
Many kettle manufacturers claim to have BPA and even plastic free kettles. However, many of them do have plastic parts that are exposed to water vapor and steam. So, even if the boiling water doesn’t touch any plastic parts, the hot steam can.
How much plastic you are willing to put up with is up to you. Many people are happy with lids and lid hinges made of plastic. Some people are OK with silicone seals between glass and metal parts. So, how do you feel about stainless steel spout strainers that have plastic edges? I have seen them all.
The Automatic Power Shut Off Hole is located where the top of the handle is attached to the kettle.
Sometimes there is a plastic piece that fits around the hole, but many times there isn’t. However, that hole usually leads into the plastic handle.
NO, the lid does not cover over that hole.
For many people this is not an issue they are worried about. For other people, it’s a deal killer.
What I set out to do is find the best of the best when it comes to electric kettles. But I soon realized that not everyone wants the same features. In my research, I discovered that the best plastic free kettles fit into one of three categories: stainless steel, stainless steel gooseneck, and glass carafe styles. Each has their own advantages. But it really depends on how you plan to use your kettle, and how much plastic you can live with.
Stainless steel kettles are generally the most durable and fit in well with kitchens outfitted with other stainless steel appliances.
Glass kettles allow you to see exactly how much water is inside at a glance and those that are equipped with LED lights provide an eye-appealing visual display as the water heats up.
Gooseneck electric kettles look terrific and are primarily designed for heating water for various teas or pour-over coffee. This style of spout facilitates a uniform and softer flow of water – creating the perfect, full-bodied taste.
This type of kettle is generally smaller in capacity with most capable of handling just one or two cups – maximum.
Other kettle designs can handle up to 8 cups of hot water.
Are Electric Kettles The Most Used Appliance?
Its sole purpose is to heat up water. Yet the electric kettle has become an essential appliance in most modern kitchens.
Not only is a kettle a key component for preparing coffee, tea, or hot chocolate – it’s also useful for a number of kitchen tasks including making liquid broth from concentrated cubes, preparing instant (or from scratch) soups – even cooking pasta. However you use your kettle, it’s probably one appliance that gets used several times every day.
What’s Most Important In Choosing The Right Kettle?
Several factors come into play when considering the best plastic free water heater kettle for you. It’s best to find a model that boils the water quickly. But you also want a spout that pours without splashing or spilling. Of equal importance is a handle that’s comfortable to grab and lift when the kettle is full of water.
A good kettle should be solid and stable on its base and feels comfortable and secure when you lift it in your hand. Many kettles these days are cordless – in fact, that’s the only type we recommend.
You simply lift the carafe off the base to fill or to pour steaming hot water into your cup. It’s a little easier to manage than constantly watching out for the cord of the old-style electric kettle. All kettles we have highlighted offer 360° compatibility. That means you can set the carafe anywhere on the base (you don’t have to place it in a specific position) and it will work automatically.
Power Indicator Lights
Most quality kettles have switches that light up when the water is in the process of heating and shut off when the water completes its selected cycle – or comes to a full boil. That’s something you just can’t get when boiling water on the stove.
With stovetop models, you’ll hear the whistle – and you’ll need to attend to it right away. But these electric kettles shut down on autopilot.
You want the light to be bright enough so that you can see it if you’re several steps away.
Speed and Capacity
Boiling speed and water capacity are also important factors to consider. Logically, you might think that the fastest boil times would belong to smaller capacity kettles. But that’s not the case. For example…
Visible Water Levels
Many find it helpful when you can see the water level as you fill it. Glass kettles make this effortless. You know at a glance how much water you have inside.
Most stainless steel models rely on small windows to indicate water levels.
Some versions only feature small etchings inside the water receptacle, which makes it a little more difficult to know whether you’ve got enough water or not.
Below is my favorite design. Full glass container surrounded with cool touch exterior. It is also available in black.
- 【BPA Free Window-Glass and Double Wall Design】 Featuring the classic Double-Walled structure concept with a brand new glass viewing window design, this kettle combines safe touch function and unique visual experience. The BPA Free glass window allows you to measure the perfect amount of water to boil, and the outer thicken wall ensures the external layer is always cooler than the normal glass kettle to prevent accidental burning and cracking.
- 【Bicolor LED and Keep Warm Function】 Dezin illuminating kettle designed with a bicolor changeable LED system, the blue light will gather and swirl in the water when heats and the green light will be turned on along with the keep warm function when you want the water keeping the temperature between 122°F/50℃ to 158°F/70℃. The keep warm function provides the right temperature for your tea and coffee and helps their flavors come out fully brewed so that brings you a more authentic taste.
- 【Borosilicate Glass and 304 Stainless Steel】 The entire body of the kettle is made by specially crafted borosilicate glass that known for its heat resistance and cracking resistance. And its bottom and the inner lid is made of 100% food grade 304 stainless steel that allows saving natural water taste without any odors after heating.
- 【Safe Boiling】 This intelligent electric kettle will auto shut off once the water is boiled. And when there’s no water inside the kettle to boil, the power switch will also turn off automatically to protect the heating elements and ensure the kettle lasts longer. The 1.5L capacity allows you to prepare water for coffee, tea, and beverages all day long at a time.
- 【Hassle-free Service】 Dezin is always oriented towards serving the customers’ needs and measure customer-satisfaction levels to determine the success of our business. If there is any problem with our product, you can feel free to contact us and we will take good care of you until you are satisfied!
Another factor to consider is that sooner or later, every kettle will need to be cleaned, but to what degree largely depends on the quality of the water and frequency of cleaning. Whatever type of kettle you settle on – you can count on scale building up inside. So you’ll need to clean it periodically.
But some models make this task exceedingly difficult. With a narrow opening, it’s hard to get your hand inside. Of course you can always pour vinegar directly inside to serve as a de-scaling agent.
Filling and Pouring
The best kettles offer wide openings that enable easy filling. But they also need to have handles that are comfortable to hold (and preferably textured for security) with pour spouts that provide consistent and smooth water flow, without spills or splashes.
Inferior electric kettles put your hands dangerously close to the hot water or steam. Some have lids that flip back quickly, which could spill droplets of steaming hot water onto your skin.
Tea Drinkers Favor Preset Temperatures
If you’re a tea drinker who loves a variety of herbal teas – or someone who loves perfectly-brewed French Press coffee – you may prefer a kettle that offers preset temperatures.
These ones provide various settings – each identified for a specific type of beverage like Oolong tea, for example.
Shown below is the one that I own. I have been using it at least 8 times per day for two years or more.
- DESIGN IN CALIFORNIA: This Cosori’s Gooseneck Kettle features 5 precise temperature presets, so your tea is brewed just right; It also has a Keep Warm function that automatically keeps water at the same temperature for 60 minutes
- THE PUREST TASTE: The kettle is made with food-grade stainless steel in its housing, lid, and spout, with no Teflon or chemical linings, which keeps the perfect taste for your coffee and tea
- PRECISE POURING: The COSORI’s precision pour spout is designed for the optimal pour-over flow rate. The counterbalanced handle helps keep your pour steady, moves the center of mass back towards your hand – encouraging a more comfortable, slower pour
- QUICK HEATING: The 1200 watts of power boils a full kettle in just 3-5 minutes, meaning you can enjoy a cup of coffee in no time; Stop wasting your time in front of the microwave or stove;
- SAFE TECH & AUTO SHUTOFF: Features British STRIX thermostat technology, auto shut-off after the water get your desired temperature; Boil-dry safety feature where it turns off if it detects there is no water inside
- CHRISTMAS GIFT: Prepare extraordinary Christmas gifts for your beloved family and friends. Make a beverage with your pour-over coffee maker.
Avoid The Dangers of BPA
Today’s best-selling electric kettles are made primarily from stainless steel and glass, though some have had their exteriors coated in enamel. But strangely, some electric water heater kettles are made almost entirely of plastic.
The real danger is having plastic that makes contact with the water. BPA found in plastics has been known to leach into water and this process seems to be amplified when the water is heated. For this reason, you should avoid any kettle that has plastic on the inside – whether it’s the carafe itself, or the lid. It’s just not worth the risk.
Everyone is looking for something a little different whether it’s the size, functions, or look. What’s perfect for someone else might not be perfect for you. But the key is to buy a quality kettle that’s both safe and effective. Below are our top picks in each category – starting with stainless steel devices.
Stainless Steel Electric Water Heater Kettles
Another kettle with an Automatic Power Shut Off Hole.
Another stellar stainless steel kettle is this option from Yabano. It’s a full capacity kettle of 1.7 liters and 1500 Watts of power.
But here’s what’s a little bit different about this kettle and why you might want to consider it. Yabano boils water extremely fast. We’re talking a full kettle’s worth of full-boil water in just two to four minutes.
- Super fast boiling kettle & Auto shut-off: 1500 watts power means this electric kettle is extremely fast to heat water. 2-4 minutes of very fast boiling time, it’s efficient for home or office use. In addition, kettle shuts off automatically once it reaches boiling point. It features the auto-shut off safety.
- 100% Stainless steel interior kettle: Made with the finest quality 304 stainless steel which resists scratching and rusting, healthier than others because there is no plastic there could touch the water inside. Kettle’s interior wall, lid and spout everything inside is stainless steel, have the purest taste.
- Double walled kettle with scald-proof: Cool to touch kettle exterior, handle and lid, the kettle protects you away from scalding. So this water kettle is so much cooler to the touch with scalding risk significantly reduced. Besides, the double wall construction also makes the kettle keep water warm longer.
- Lightweight & large capacity: The kettle is lightweight and easy to fill or pour water. large capacity is the perfect size for filling the thermos or insulated vacuum bottles (if you prefer).
- Easy to clean: Wide mouth on the kettle means it’s easy to clean. What you need to do is just open the lid and wash it. IF have any unsatisfied with our product, please contact us, we promise give you the best solution.
That’s impressive and it’s one of the reasons why this one is popular not just for homes, but for office use too. Nobody likes to wait. With Yabano, you don’t have to.
It offers a 100% stainless steel interior with a double wall construction, so it’s safe to touch. Once it reaches a boil, this kettle shuts off straight away – so you don’t have to worry about checking in on it.
The Auto Power Shut Off Hole is made of white BPA free plastic. Otherwise, the interior is solid stainless steel.
Opens wide for easy water filling and the occasional cleaning.
This 1.7 liter (7 full cups) kettle by Barsetto is a good sized kettle that heats up fast. If you aren’t that fast in the morning then the automatic shut off function plus boil-dry protection is just what you need.
The plastic parts are BPA-free. So, drink up.
This Barsetto kettle claims 1550 Watts of power and is capable of boiling a full pot of water in abut six to eight minutes.
- ☕【15 BAR ENSURE THE BEST FLAVORS】: 15 bar professional imported Italian pump, with 1100W powerful pressure to extract coffee, which makes the coffee can release the best flavors. It is easy to form beautiful coffee crema and a smooth taste. The small size is very suitable for household use.
- ☕ 【PROFESSIONAL MILK FROTHING WAND】: Frothing milk for cappuccino and latte by hot steam want. The steam wand can adjust the amount of steam and rotate 360 degrees, which can produce silky and smooth milk foam better. The professional frothing wand mixes steam and milk in order to create a rich, dense and creamy froth for every drinks. SUS304 stainless steel nipple is not easy to rust.
- ☕ 【DOUBLE TEMPERATURE CONTROL】: With an accurate dual temperature control system, the temperature of water and the taste of milk foam, foam, coffee and milk can be adjusted to achieve the ideal state. Make sure to extract coffee at 198℉ and steam at 212℉. The double-volume boiler can produce more hot water and steam.
- ☕ 【HIGHLY CLEAR CONTROL】: The clear temperature dial can see the temperature changes, visualized operation, suitable for beginner coffee lovers. Equipped with indicator light, easy to operate. The port filter has a double-layer filter and a double-cup splitter, which can make two cups of espresso at the same time. The separated transparent water tank is convenient for observation.
- ☕ 【PROMISE & SERVICE】: Consumers will get TWO-YEAR Promise of this Espresso Machine. If you have any problem of this machine, Please feel free to contact with us, we will give you the best solution as soon as possible.
This TOPWIT electric kettle is another one of our selections in the stainless steel water heater kettle category. This one is even larger at 2 full liters or 8.45 cups in capacity.
It features stainless steel on the inside liner, bottom and inner lid – all the key areas – so you don’t have to worry about any plastic making contact with your water. (I don’t know if it has a Power Shut Off Hole).
Thermal insulation ensures that it’s safe to touch the exterior of the kettle. It looks pretty cool too.
This TOPWIT kettle also comes with automatic shut off and boil-protection. So no matter how busy you get – you won’t have to worry about the kettle running endlessly, or boiling dry.
- ❀ Fresh & Cute Design – Differs from the conventional stovetop tea kettles, this model of Topwit electric kettle is in a lovely and unique color and rife with a fresh and cute style. It adds color and warmth to your kitchen while you’re making coffee, tea, hot chocolate, oatmeal and more.
- ❀ Safe Touch Exterior – The exterior is safe touch which is made of thermal insulation material, allows water to stay hot longer than stainless steel or glass kettle and reduce energy consumption. Also, with the safe-touch handle, provides a hassle-free pouring experience.
- ❀ Stainless Steel Interior – The interior the electric kettle is food grade stainless steel that make it durability and healthy to boil water.
- ❀ 2L Large Capacity – With humanized design and large-capacity feature, this water boiler can make multiple cups of tea or coffee at the same time, convenient and time-saving. It’s a good helper for your family and friends gathering.
- ❀ Higher Safety – The electric kettle also has an advanced temperature controller with automatic shut off and boil dry protection technology to ensure safety and durability. Also, the power of this electric kettle is 1000W which can easily heats up the water in a short time.
Some folks find a 1.5 liter kettle just a little too small. When that’s the case, here’s an option worth taking a look at. It’s a 1.7L capacity stainless steel electric kettle from Vosen.
What’s terrific about this one is that it features food grade stainless steel on the inside lid, spout, rim and kettle liners. Vosen has deployed stainless steel in every area that matters. However, it does has a Power Shut Off Hole.
It boasts 1500 Watts of power with automatic shut down when the water is ready, as well when an empty carafe is detected on the base of the kettle. These kinds of safety features make the Vosen kettle one you can use without worry.
- 【Premium 304 Stainless Steel Interior】The kettle liners, inner lid, spout & rim are made of food-grade 304 durable stainless steel.
- 【Elegant Looking 】The color coated brushed stainless steel of the appearance makes the tea kettle unique and aesthetic. Also, the simple one-touch on/off switch button is easy for operating.
- 【Double Wall Design& Extremely Safety 】VOSEN electric Kettle is constructed with double walls and thermally insulated handle to prevent scalds during pouring the water. It will be auto shut-off within 20 seconds after water reaches a full boiling point or no water was detected inside, ensure user safety.
- 【Boils water in a flash】The hot water kettle operates on 1500W and quick to boil a full 1.7L/ 8 cups pot of water in 6 minutes or less! Perfect for college dorms, offices, kitchens, hotel.
- 【2 Years Warranty 】We offers 2 years after-sales warranty and 1 years replacement risk-free for you. Please feel free to contact us when you meet any questions or problems.
Electric Stainless Steel Water Heater Kettle Comparisons
Gooseneck Stainless Steel Water Heater Kettles
Most Popular Gooseneck: COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle with 5 Temperature Control Presets, Pour Over Kettle for Coffee & Tea, Hot Water Boiler, 100% Stainless Steel Inner Lid & Bottom, 1200W/0.8L
I have owned this one for a couple of years now and use it 8-10 times per day. I don’t know how I ever lived without it.
This COSORI electric gooseneck kettle is another popular kettle – both online and offline. It scores an impressive 4.8 stars out of 5 – from nearly 1800 actual customer reviews (at the time of this writing). That’s pretty impressive and a sure-fire sign of a quality product.
Though smaller at only .8 liters in capacity, it’s a stylish kettle with a gorgeous gooseneck spout that’s finished in an attractive matte black. With variable temperature settings, this beautiful COSORI kettle makes an ideal gift for any tea lover.
There is a small temperature probe in the bottom of the kettle that has a metal seal around it. Except for exterior only plastic parts, this COSORI model offers 100% stainless steel construction inside, including the inner lid and bottom, plus, it boasts 1200 Watts of water heating power.
And this particular gooseneck kettle has a built-in warming feature that will keep the water at your selected temperature for 60 minutes – perfect for enjoying that second cup.
With the correct setting you’ll ensure that your tea leaves never get scorched, which can occur when the water comes to a full boil.
You’ll hear a tone that beeps three times in succession once the water has reached the selected temperature for the setting. But if the last thing you want is more noise in your life, you can easily disable the feature on the COSORI gooseneck kettle.
There is no Teflon or chemical linings used on the COSORI – only food-grade stainless steel on the housing, spout, and lid. What this means is that you can count on the purest tasting (and healthiest) hot water every time.
And the stainless steel lid is safe to touch after the water has boiled – just be very careful with any steam that may emerge.
This kettle features high-strength laser welding, which makes it virtually leak-proof. And with its built-in precision spout, you can count on the perfect pour over flow rate that’s ideal for both tea and coffee.
For added safety, the COSORI kettle has both a boil dry feature and an automated shut off switch when the water reaches the desired temperature.
It also has other cool features like touch sensitive controls and a nonslip handle that remains cool at any temperature. To keep your kitchen counter tidy, the unused length of power cord can be stored inside the base which was also designed to prevent slipping on any surface – even those with glossy finishes.
- Extended two year warranty with registration
- Quality well-built product that functions appropriately
- Aesthetically pleasing (this stylish design would look great on any countertop)
- Wide range of temperature settings allow for perfect teas and coffees
- Longer cord provides additional location opportunities
- Well-balanced handle that’s easy to manage
- Beautiful spout provides a smooth and even pour-over
- The knob on the lid remains cool so refilling after boiling is easy and safe
- Shuts off when it supposed to (so you don’t have to worry about it like you would with a stovetop kettle)
- Looks like a traditional stovetop kettle but it’s electric (so you get the vintage design with all the modern features)
- Beep volume is too low
- Buttons are built to resemble touch-screen buttons rather than actual manual buttons
- Compared to some, it’s a relatively expensive kettle
- Provided instructions suggests that the teapot should be dried after each use and de-scaled on a weekly basis (which is not particularly convenient for most people)
- Beeping sound seems to stop working at some point
Additional Gooseneck Stainless Electric Kettles That Deserve Honorable Mention (Not in any particular order)
Jocuu Gooseneck Electric Pour Over Kettle with Temperature Control, Tea & Pour Over Coffee Kettle, Stainless Steel, Auto Shutoff Boil-Dry Protection, 0.8L, Matte Black
This Jocuu Pour Over Coffee Kettle is the perfect pour-over kettle for one or two cups of coffee or tea at a time with its .8 liter carafe.
With 1200 Watts, there’s more than enough power to produce hot water in little time – just three minutes to be precise.
This offering also comes with automatic shut off and boil-protection – two key safety features that are important in a kettle.
Inside, the carafe, bottom, spout and lid are all made from food grade stainless steel.
With one degree precise brewing temperature settings on the Jocuu – it’s easy to get that authentic café experience right at home.
- Electric Kettle with Adjustable Temperature Control: Brew your beverage at the perfect temperature with Jocuu gooseneck electric kettle. Its temperature control ranges from 45°C-100°C or 113°F-212°F and is adjustable by one degree for crafting your coffee or tea with precision
- Quick Heating and 4-Fold Safety Protection: The electric kettle operates at 1200W, boils water in 1-3 minutes, and automatically shuts off once the water reaches the set temperature. Its leak-proof design and additional safety features like the NTC temperature sensor and boil-dry function allows the tea kettle to turn off when the water in it dries out completely
- Keep Warm and Memory Function: Jocuu pour-over kettle lets you track the real-time temperature of your beverage on the LED panel and its Keep Warm Function maintains it for up to 120 minutes. The tea maker with memory function, remembers and maintains the preset temperature you selected last time for brewing the same taste every time
- Cordless Kettle with Leak-Proof Design: Designed in California, the electric kettle for boiling water features precision pours spout, designed for optimal pour-over flow rate, giving you total control over the speed and direction of the stream with no drip back. For a cordless pour, you can easily operate the water kettle with one hand by detaching it from the base
- Durable Performance with 3 Years Warranty: Rejuvenate yourself with the purest taste of every beverage with the BPA-free, 304 stainless steel tea kettle. Additionally, the pour over coffee kettle comes with 3 years limited warranty and lifetime technical support
Gooseneck Water Heater Kettle Comparisons
Glass Water Heater Kettles
Dezin Electric Kettle with Keep Warm Function, BPA Free Window-Glass Double Wall Design Electric Tea Kettle, 1.5L Bicolor LEDHot Water Kettle with Auto Shut-Off and Boil Dry Protection for Coffee, Tea
I don’t own this kettle, but to the best of my knowledge, it has NO water exposed plastic parts.
DEZIN makes a decent – and very affordable glass electric kettle. Not only does it look stunning – it performs flawlessly.
It features a double wall construction, plus automatic shut off and boil-dry protection.
On this model, the entire water receptacle is crafted from borosilicate glass. A glass well-known for its resistance to heat cracks.
The bottom and the inner lid is made from100% food grade stainless steel – so it’s much safer than any of those kettles that are primarily plastic.
The entire water receptacle is borosilicate glass. Stainless lid. Safe touch exterior.
Espresso Machines 15 Bar Cappuccino Machine with Adjustment Milk Frother for Espresso, Latte and Mocha, 1.5L Removable Water Tank and Double Temperature Control System, Black, 1100W
This item has an Automatic Power Shut Off Hole.
Features an anti-splashing lid.
This 1.7 liter (8 full cups) kettle by Barsetto is a good sized kettle that features a removable filter screen, cool LED light and automatic shut off function plus boil-dry protection.
It’s plastic free and therefore BPA-free.
This Barsetto kettle claims 1550 Watts of power and is capable of boiling a full pot of water in abut six to eight minutes.
Glass Water Heater Kettle Comparisons
|Time To Boiling
Probably Plastic Free
Buy on Amazon
|Customer says about 8 minutes
|GEVI by Barsetto
Power Shut Off Hole
Buy on Amazon
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