For me the following things are crucial when buying a new kettle.
I really need temperature control. I mostly use the kettle for tea, and I never use boiling water for tea. Always either 90 degrees Celsius or 80. Mine also has a 70 degrees Celsius setting, which I sometimes use for cooking purposes.
A glass shell, which helps in quickly spotting calcium build up.
Cordless, 360 degrees.
Should ideally be high powered, so water boils quickly.
Mine isn’t 100% foolproof though, as I sometimes have some electric errors, with for example the kettle stopping midway operations. I was considering getting a new one, but over the past few months there were no other incidents so I’m just holding onto it as long as possible. It’s around 5 years old now.
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My wife and daughters all use Comfee kettles. When the daughters are here at home (summer/Christmastime) my wife’s kettle probably gets 6-8 uses per day (about 20 oz each time). But it seems this brand is pretty similar to your Secura.
If I was going to get a new one (and if I drank tea enough to bother), I like Damian’s idea of temp control. When I do make tea, unless it’s really dead cold out, I prefer to let it cool and ice it.
But black teas started over about 185/85 F/C seem to cloud badly upon cooling. So I’m standing there at the microwave popping it open and testing with instant read, run another 5 seconds, instant read, run another 5 seconds… etc. trying to get right about 185°F. So temp control would be very handy.
Me too. I almost exclusively use my kettle for tea. I don’t know the temperature control kettle mainly to minimize the temperature probe which often introduce plastic parts. Maybe I am just being overly worry about plastic. Thanks.
That was the first electric kettle I owned, probably 30 years ago. Mine died. It’s too bad our electrics don’t match the wattage/voltage of the Brit counterparts. Those kettles are almost instantaneous! I currently have a glass Breville, no temp settings. I use it all the time. I love electric kettles.
We bought this Miroco electric kettle from Amazon in May 2021. It’s fantastic! I’ve never had an electric kettle, and it’s a life-changer. We heat water for coffee and tea several times a day. Amazon doesn’t seem to have it anymore, but I found it on WalMart.com.
I have a different Amazon Basics model (https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Stainless-Steel-Electric-Kettle/dp/B072DWYBL7/ ) and it’s, well, basic. It works perfectly well for boiling water for tea or pour-over coffee, or the odd recipe that calls for boiling water when I don’t feel like doing it in the microwave. I wish the top opened a bit wider as it’s hard to fill directly from the fridge’s filtered water dispenser, but that’s my only issue.