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Best Electric Tea Kettle for the Office



Electric tea kettles are great. They generally heat up faster than a stove top kettle and don’t require that you have an entire stove to do it. This makes them great for the office if yours doesn’t have a kitchen.

No coffee maker? With an electric kettle and a pour over dripper, you can have coffee whenever!
No coffee maker at the office? With an electric kettle and a pour over dripper, you can have coffee whenever!

And the winner is…Cosori Gooseneck Stainless Steel Electric Kettle at Amazon.

They are much safer than our best stovetop kettles because they are engineered to turn off once the water boils. Plus you can place them on any surface you wish to because the bottom of the carafe stays cool to the touch.

But you may wonder what you should be looking for when deciding which electric tea kettle you should get.

I have taken the time to do some research, pair it together with some first-hand knowledge and try and find 3 electric kettles that will suit the needs of those of you looking to enjoy some freshly made tea or coffee in the office — even if your office has no kitchen!

Best Tea Kettle for the OfficeWhy We Like It
1. Cosori Gooseneck Stainless Steel Electric Kettle stainless steel kettle offers six different temperatures for different types of tea
2. Mueller Premium 1500W Electric Kettle LED lights in glass kettle add visual interest, giving alert when water is boiling
3. Bella 1.2 Liter Electric Ceramic Tea Kettle beautiful ceramic kettle adds ceremony to your daily tea breaks

Cosori Gooseneck Stainless Steel Electric Kettle

COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle with 5 Variable Presets, Pour Over Coffee Kettle & Tea Kettle, 100% Stainless Steel Inner Lid & Bottom, 1200 Watt Quick Heating, 0.8L, Silver

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This is a gorgeous electric tea kettle. It is made with brushed stainless steel and will make an elegant addition to any office. But is it more than just good looks?

Just as hot as you like

It has precise temperature control. You can heat your water to 6 different temperatures with a mere push of the button. The temperature settings are 160º for delicate tea, 175º for green tea, 185º for white tea, 190º for oolong tea, 200º for french press coffee, and 212º for anything that needs boiling water (cup o’ ramen anyone?).

Good capacity. Easy clean.

It has a holding capacity of 4 cups (or 0.8 liters) and measurement lines, so you know how far you have filled it up. It also has a 90-second memory function which will remember what temp you selected and returns to heating if you pick up the kettle and put it back down. There’s a removable filter for easy cleaning and a power base that can swivel 360 degrees.

Solid guarantee

The company will also stand by its product giving you a 30 money back guarantee if you have any issues or the device does not meet your expectations. If you have an issue with it after that, then they will replace the product for you, free of charge, provided that you are still within the 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Should you buy this one?

I like the way that this kettle looks. It has a futuristic feel to it, which is appropriate since we are heating water without a stove! Also, the temperature presets are a nice touch and helps to ensure you don’t overheat your water, giving you the perfect brew every time.

Make tea, make noodles, make coffee. An electric kettle makes the office feel more like home.
Make tea, make noodles, make coffee. An electric kettle makes the office feel more like home.

Mueller Premium 1500W Electric Kettle

Mueller Premium 1500W Electric Kettle with SpeedBoil Tech, 1.8 Liter Cordless with LED Light, Borosilicate Glass, Auto Shut-Off and Boil-Dry Protection

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This 1.8-liter capacity kettle from Mueller could become a conversation piece at the office because it is made of glass and it is pretty fun to watch water once it has reached a rolling boil.

Blue bubbles!

The Borosilicate glass has an LED indicator light to let you know when the water is beginning to boil, and it will cut off at the desired temperature. It will also cut itself off if it detects there is no water in the kettle.

Cool look, stay-cool handle

Along with the cut off safety feature, this kettle also has a heat-resistant, no-slip grip, stay-cool handle so you don’t need to be worried about burning yourself while pouring a glass of tea, coffee, or whatever else you may be making (instant oats is fast and filling).

Good boiling speed

It has 1500 watts of power to help the water boil faster, and it can come to a full boil within minutes. Perfect if you need your water to reach a boil quickly, so you can be on time to your meeting, with a fresh cup of tea in hand.

Keeps it tidy

It has a convenient design that has the cord attached to the base, so you won’t get tangled up in a cord while you’re trying to pour your boiling hot tea.

Of course, Mueller will stand by their product to ensure you love it. They offer a two-year warranty on this device. If you have any issues with it, simply contact the manufacturer, and they will handle it.

Should you get this one?

This is a very nice looking product, and it gives you a good amount of power in a small device. The LED indicator on the inside of it is a very nice touch and makes it easier to tell if the water is ready while adding a bit of ambiance to your workspace.

Although it boils water super quickly, several other devices can also do the same. All in all, this is what you want if you’d like a little more visual interest in your office kettle.

Bella 1.2 Liter Electric Ceramic Tea Kettle

BELLA Electric Ceramic Tea Kettle, Boil Water Quickly and Easily, Detachable Swivel Base & Boil Dry Protection, Carefree Auto Shut Off, 1.2 L, Silver Tile Pattern

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The Belle tea kettle is a little bit of a different design, and that is why I decided to put it on the list. Of course, it is more than just a decorative piece, but the white ceramic along with the ability to choose from many different designs with different colors is a huge plus for this piece.

Easy on-off

It only takes a flip of a switch to get from cold water to boiling water for your tea, coffee, hot cocoa, or any other reason you would need to boil water. It also has a blue LED light that turns on whenever you turn on the device, making sure you always know when it is on or off.

Gooseneck controlled pour

It also has a fully detachable base so you can take the kettle with you. There is a gooseneck spout helping you to have a controlled pour and keeps you from spilling any water on your desk, your keyboard, or worse.

Should you get this kettle?

The full ceramic construction is fairly unique in the kettle world. It makes it feel like you’re adding a bit of old-world charm to your space, instead of yet another piece of machinery. For me, tea and coffee is about the ritual as much as the drink itself, which is one of the reasons I like this kettle.

Wrap – Up

Any of these three products will work in your office. The glass Mueller is nice to watch work, and the Bella is beautiful to look at. But I think the winner here is the Cosori stainless steel electric kettle from Amazon.

Not only is it beautiful, but it has 6 presets that will heat the water up to the temperature that you need and not a degree higher. No more scorching your tea or burning your coffee, which is important to someone like me who cares about the quality of my beverage. Because of that, I think it is the best product on this list.

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About the Author: Alexis DeAnda

Alexis DeAnda is a food fanatic, library card user, and cast iron hunter, in that order. She has been cooking for anyone that will taste it ever since her mom let her make doughnuts on Saturday mornings at the age of 7.

2 thoughts on “Best Electric Tea Kettle for the Office”

  1. I’d like to get a kettle for my office, but I’m worried that the steam will set off the smoke detector on the ceiling. Do the models you reviewed here emit much steam? (Or should steam even be a concern?) Thanks!

    • Hi Ashley — generally with these models the lid keeps the steam pretty well contained. There will be a bit when the top is released right as you pour it, but should just be a small amount. Hope that helps.


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