There’s nothing quite like a good cup of tea, is there? Tea is simply the perfect way to start your day, stay refreshed come brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and all points in between. It goes great with any meal, and is enjoyable all on its own. You can enjoy tea while on the go, or during a sit down tea time with friends.
Whether you love Oolong, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Chai, or any number of infusions and concoctions, if you’re a true tea aficionado, you already know that the way to enjoy tea at its fullest is with a first-class tea kettle.
There are a few things every tea lover should have on their Tea Kettle Checklist:
- A little elegance goes a long way
- Electric kettles can be quite convenient
- Brew time and quality matter
- Tea kettle quietness is key
That last one is especially important. For as much as we’re all nostalgic for the loud alerting whistle of a kettle announcing that your tea is well-brewed and ready to go, a loud kettle can disrupt the ambience of mealtime and be quite annoying.
Table of Contents
- Which Quiet Kettle Should I Choose?
- 1) HadinEEon Variable Temperature Electric Kettle
- 2) Habor Electric Kettle
- 3) Dezin Electric Kettle Water Heater Upgraded
- 4) COMFEE’ MK-HJ1705a1G Electric Kettle Teapot
- 5) COSORI Electric Kettle
- 6) Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle
- 7) Zeppoli Electric Kettle – Glass Tea Kettle
- 8) BonNoces Portable Electric Kettle
- Conclusion on Best Quiet Kettles
Which Quiet Kettle Should I Choose?
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the top quiet kettle choices on the market.
1) HadinEEon Variable Temperature Electric Kettle
This is a great kettle that offers a high-end brew and is priced that way.
You get quite a lot with this offering from HadinEEon, starting with 6 different temperatures (160, 175, 185, 190, 200, and 212 Fahrenheit). This kettle packs a decent amount of power at 1200 watts. It’s a bit smaller than other kettles at 1.5 L, but heats up slightly faster, bringing things to a full boil in around five minutes, all while operating in a quiet, noise resistant fashion.
One fantastic feature this unit has in its favor is its “Keep Warm Function.” This is just what it sounds like, a setting that keeps water at a specific temperature for 12 hours, at which point it shuts off. You can set your tea kettle in the evening and have warm water waiting for your tea come breakfast time, or set it at any point and enjoy a hot cup of tea throughout the day.
Safety-wise, this is another kettle that offers that fantastic auto shutoff feature.
Our rating: 4.9 / 5
2) Habor Electric Kettle
The first thing to note about this electric kettle is its combination of elegant glass body with a stainless steel top.
The borosilicate glass is sturdy enough to prevent shattering and is resistant to thermal shock. The top and inner lid boast 304 stainless steel. Not only do these look great and make for a durable kettle, but their cleanliness dramatically reduces the risk of bacteria or harmful chemicals collecting beneath the lid.
One of the most important features of many modern kettles is their automatic shutoff point. This is triggered in this unit 20 seconds after it reaches its maximum boiling point. Automatic shutoff points are not only a great safety feature, but they improve the convenience of use dramatically. Say goodbye to having to worry about your kettle overheating and overflowing – simply let it set, boil, and allow it to shut itself off when the time comes, alerting you that your tea is ready.
This unit takes around seven minutes to boil 1.7 L, or around eight cups of water. What’s more, it is able to do this without making an inordinate amount of sound, making it an all-around good, quiet electric kettle.
Our rating: 4.8 / 5
3) Dezin Electric Kettle Water Heater Upgraded
As the name implies, this is an upgraded version of previous stainless steel models by Dezin.
As opposed to a few of the industrial glass options above, this design is more of a throwback, featuring crisp stainless steel around the body as well as black insulated material at the top, bottle, and handle. If you’re looking for a great kettle on the quiet side that boasts modern brewing with a classic aesthetic bent, this is a great choice.
What’s more, it is also one of the most cost-effective choices on this list, making it a favorite of bargain hunters searching for a good brew.
This kettle boasts the biggest capacity on our list, with a total capacity of 2 L, which it heats with 1000 watts. That said, this is also an energy saver model, which favors short bursts rather than protracted heating times. As such, you’ll want to heat your water and pour it, rather than let it sit and expect it to remain at the same temperature as with the HadinEEon.
In terms of safety, this is yet another unit with an auto shutoff and protection against turning on in the absence of water. In addition, while it uses sleek stainless steel in its construction, it also boasts anti-slip insulated material to make for a safer pour.
Our rating: 4.8 / 5
4) COMFEE’ MK-HJ1705a1G Electric Kettle Teapot
This is one of if not the quietest kettle on our list. How is that so?
While it’s hard to measure the “noisiness” of kettles, this offering by COMFEE’ boils water while emitting only 59 decibels of sound. By contrast, many similarly-sized 1.7 L teapots and kettles do so at 70 decibels or above. That alone helps qualify this as one of the quietest kettle options on our list.
Beyond that, this unit boasts a stainless steel interior and convenient “Cool Touch Design” for its exterior. The latter insulates the kettle, making it heat resistant and protecting you from burns. The latter protection extends to its handle, which is ergonomic and cool to the touch.
This is another unit that boasts an auto shutoff. It also offers a Strix thermostat, ensuring that the unit not only displays temperature readings accurately, but also allows the user to better judge when to turn the kettle off, thus, helping them save energy.
This kettle boasts 1500 watts and can boil 1.7 L of water in four to six minutes.
The pop up lid makes it quite easy to clean your kettle, and it is resistant to buildup from vinegar, baking soda, and cleaning materials.
Our rating: 4.7 / 5
5) COSORI Electric Kettle
Here we have another great quiet electric kettle which boasts high strength borosilicate glass. As demonstrated above, this type of glass is industrial grade, resists scratches, and does a great job of keeping your boiled water nice and insulated while still allowing you a peek at its progress.
This unit shares other similarities with the Zeppoli listed above. Besides their glass build, Strix thermostats, and auto shutoffs, both can be rotated 360 degrees while boiling, and both boast the ability to shut off if they don’t detect any water inside. This feature is critical, as it helps prevent the heater running without you meaning it to, which is a significant fire hazard.
This unit comes with a lovely little blue LED indicator to update you as to your progress, with average boil times ranging from three to seven minutes.
In terms of quietness, this is another kettle that can boil at full power without making a lot of noise.
Our rating: 4.7 / 5
6) Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle
Most of the other quiet kettle choices on this list look like “modern kettles.”
While this offering from Stagg EKG is certainly modern, it also takes a cue from classic porcelain tea kettle designs with a long spout, teapot-inspired shape, and elegant matte white finish. That said, while other quiet electric kettle choices on this list are relatively cost-effective, this is a high-end kettle and priced that way.
That elegant design isn’t just for show, either. The fluted tip spout’s design enhances this kettle’s precision, allowing you to pour out a cup without fear of spilling a drop. The kettle is weighted such that the center of mass is closer to the handle and your hand rather than the front, increasing stability and allowing for a slow, smooth, comfortable pour every time.
The unit boasts 1200 watts for fast heating, and displays temperatures in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. An LCD screen allows you to set brew times and displays them clearly.
In terms of noise, this kettle is quiet overall, albeit without some of the noise-specific silencing power boasted by some of the other kettles on this list.
Our rating: 4.6 / 5
7) Zeppoli Electric Kettle – Glass Tea Kettle
The first thing that catches your eye with this tea kettle is its sturdy glass build.
This is another kettle that uses glass extensively in its construction, which certainly gives it an elegant design and is quite convenient for anyone who wants to “eyeball” their brew time. What’s more, the glass is industrial strength and features stainless steel accents, all of which combines for a handsome hardy kettle.
This is also another tea kettle that makes use of a Strix thermostat to control and notify you of the heat level, and another one that makes use of an auto shutoff as well. It features bright LED lights to tell you when the kettle is heating, and can heat 1.7 L of water to a full boil in five to six minutes.
The glass and stainless steel are quite easy to clean, and the unit comes with a removable plastic filter.
In terms of safety, the kettle is built with an “Anti-Slip Grip” as well as a heat resistant handle, both of which ensure that you are able to grip and pour without risk of dropping the kettle or burning yourself. An added safety mechanism ensures that the unit will not boil if there is no water in it to boil.
Our rating: 4.6 / 5
8) BonNoces Portable Electric Kettle
Let’s say you’re on the go and want to take the glorious taste of well-brewed tea with you.
While many hotels offer kettles, you might not trust them, either due to sanitation worries or the worry that your room’s kettle might not work properly. Portable kettles have become a booming niche industry, and few offer a better and quieter experience than this offering from BonNoces.
Being a travel kettle, it is slightly smaller than other kettles on our list, but still quiet decently-sized for a portable kettle with 0.5 L capacity. It is also less powerful than other kettles on this list, at 800 watts. Once again, however, this is more than enough to heat things quickly, especially with the kettle being slightly smaller. A huge plus is the fact that its precision design allows for quiet boiling, making this a great choice for those looking for a quiet electric kettle to take on the road with them.
It offers the kind of food grade cleanliness you always want in a kettle. Moreover, this is another kettle that makes use of a stainless steel interior while featuring an ergonomic handle and well-insulated exterior to protect your hands from scalding.
The cover is detachable, making it quite easy to clean.
Our rating: 4.5 / 5
Conclusion on Best Quiet Kettles
When it comes to selecting the “best” kettle on this list, it really depends on what your needs are.
If you are looking for something with raw power, the Stagg KGG compares pretty favorably, as does the Denzin, both of which top 1000 watts.
If you are looking for kettles on the larger side, the Harbor and Zeppoli each boast 1.7 L capacities, and the Denzin boasts 2 L.
Lastly, if you’re looking for sheer elegance, it is hard to top the Stagg’s throwback to classic teapots or the units that feature elegant glass bodies.
That being said, as stated above, one of the most important things to look out for with electric kettles is quietness, and in that respect, one kettle sets itself apart, and that’s the COMFEE’. It is by far the quietest kettle on our list, is the one that emphasizes its quietness the most, offers the most power at 1500 watt, is nicely sized at 1.7 L, looks fantastic, and is simply a great kettle all around.
Other quiet options include the Stagg, Harbor, and HadinEEon.
No matter what your tea brewing tastes might be, the kettles on this list can ensure that you enjoy a nice warm cup of tea made quickly and quietly.