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Mega Chef Glass/Stainless Steel Electric Tea Kettle, 1.8 Liter, Black/Silver (93596270M)Mega Chef Glass/Stainless Steel Electric Tea Kettle, 1.8 Liter, Black/Silver (93596270M)
24.69
Item #2491614
Model #93596270M
  • Capacity: 1.8 liter
  • Color: Black/silver, Material: Glass/stainless steel
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Mega Chef 57.5 Oz. Electric Kettle, Silver (93596264M)Mega Chef 57.5 Oz. Electric Kettle, Silver (93596264M)
22.89
Item #2491615
Model #93596264M
  • Electric tea kettle ideal for all hot beverages
  • Capacity: 57.5 oz.
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Brentwood 32 Ounce Plastic Hot Pot; White
13.99
Item #1196699
Model #BTWKT32W
  • Capacity: 32 oz.
  • Regulate heating temperature
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MegaChef 1.8 Lt. Electric Tea Kettle Glass (93598372M)MegaChef 1.8 Lt. Electric Tea Kettle Glass (93598372M)
22.86
Item #24004915
Model #93598372M
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • 7.6 Cup Capacity
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Brentwood 61 oz. Electric Kettle, Black/Clear (kt-1960bk)Brentwood 61 oz. Electric Kettle, Black/Clear (kt-1960bk)
35.83
Item #2120666
Model #93594450M
  • Electric kettle is perfect for boiling water coffee soup and more
  • Capacity: 1.8L/61 oz.
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Brentwood 50.7 oz. Electric Kettle, Brushed Stainless Steel (KT-1780)Brentwood 50.7 oz. Electric Kettle, Brushed Stainless Steel (KT-1780)
28.19
Item #1196701
Model #BTWKT1780
  • Cordless electric kettle boils water faster than a microwave and safer than a stove top kettle
  • Comes with 50.7 oz. capacity for generous servings
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Brentwood® 1.7 Litre Cordless Plastic Tea Kettle With Silver Handle, BlackBrentwood® 1.7 Litre Cordless Plastic Tea Kettle With Silver Handle, Black
18.5
Item #238425
Model #93583236M
  • Black
  • 1.7 liter capacity
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Mega Chef Stainless Steel Electric Tea Kettle with 5 Preset Temperature, 1.7 ltr, Black/Silver (97096274M)Mega Chef Stainless Steel Electric Tea Kettle with 5 Preset Temperature, 1.7 ltr, Black/Silver (97096274M)
24.19
Item #2491622
Model #93596274M
  • Capacity: 1.7 ltr
  • Color: Black/silver, Material: Stainless steel
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Brentwood® 1.2 Litre Cordless Stainless Steel Electric Tea Kettle, BrushedBrentwood® 1.2 Litre Cordless Stainless Steel Electric Tea Kettle, Brushed
23.69
Item #238422
Model #93583239M
  • Brushed
  • 1.2 Liter capacity
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Brentwood® 1.5 Litre Cordless Stainless Steel Electric Tea Kettle; BrushedBrentwood® 1.5 Litre Cordless Stainless Steel Electric Tea Kettle; Brushed
24.19
Item #238421
Model #93583240M
  • Auto shut off, illuminated power indicator
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2"(H) x 6"(W) x 7 1/2"(L)
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Liven up the daily work break with the occasional cup of tea with the help of an electric kettle from Staples®. Self-heating kettles typically range from 1 to 2 liters in capacity, which works out to about two to four cups per batch, and they get the energy to heat the water directly from the wall socket, which is ideal for offices, dorm rooms, and other places that might not have a range top. Kettles vary from model to model, and some have features others lack. Which features are important in an electric kettle, and which aren't, depends on how and where it's used.

Electric Kettles Large and Small
For self-heating kettles, smaller is usually better. Small kettles, those in the 1 to 1.2-liter range, make enough water for one or two cups of tea fairly quickly and use relatively little energy. Their smaller footprint also makes it easier to find space for them on a crowded countertop, or even to keep at a worker's desk.

Large kettles and airpots have their advantages, however, and sometimes they're the right choice. A 2-liter kettle can serve up to four people from a single fill. Though a big kettle usually takes more time and energy than a small one to heat the greater volume of water inside, that water stays warm longer than it would in a 1-liter model. This makes a big kettle attractive for people who need hot water consistently.

Temperature Control for Electric Kettles
Some kettles heat up to a preset maximum temperature when they're plugged in and then level off to keep the water close to that point. Others have a dial or other mechanism for setting the temperature. The single-temp kettles tend to be mechanically simple with fewer moving parts. Kettles with a dial, on the other hand, offer greater flexibility for making different drinks. Black tea, for example, steeps best in near-boiling water. Green tea and other eastern varieties become unpalatably bitter at that temperature, so the ability to adjust the temperature down a bit can improve the taste and aroma of the tea.

What Safety Features Do Electric Kettles Have?
Every self-heating kettle has some required safety features, and some offer more than the bare minimum. Look for an automatic shut-off mechanism that prevents overheating and cuts power if the kettle has been sitting unattended too long. Some kettles have a built-in alert mechanism to let users know when the water has reached its optimum temperature, so it doesn't waste extra energy heating already-hot water.

How Long Do Electric Kettles Take to Boil Water?
Most kettles, regardless of their size, take about three or four minutes to bring a batch of water to a boil. Some may take a little more or less time, depending on their wattage and insulation level. If the water is too hot to use right away, it might take a few minutes to cool to the desired temperature.

How Easy Are Electric Kettles to Clean?
Most kettles just need an occasional rinse with warm soapy water. Kettles with large mouths are usually easier to clean than narrow-spouted models. Never put an electric kettle into the dishwasher unless the manufacturer specifically recommends it. Staples also carries a wide selection of coffee carafes, decanters, and teapots.