Electric Kettles

AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Electric Kettle

This kettle:

  • Is made of stainless steel.
  • Runs on 1500 watts.
  • Has a height of 7.75 inches.
  • Has a 4 cup capacity.
  • Has only 3 markings.
  • Has no additional features.


The AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Electric Kettle is part of the Electric Kettle test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Electric Kettle models like the Stainless Steel Electric Kettle are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Time to boil: The time it took the kettle to boil 1L or 4 cups of water.

Time to cool: The time it took the kettle to cool down 1L or 4 cups to 150F.

Convenience: Convenience includes how easy it is to distinguish the water level in the kettle and how easy the carafe markings are to read.


Reached temperature indicator Reached temperature indicator If the kettle has a reached temperature indicator like a beep.
On/off switch turns off
Status indicator Status indicator If the kettle shows the status whether it is heating up or if it has reached the desired temperature.
Scale filter Scale filter If it has a scale filter or not
Keep Warm function Keep Warm function If the kettle has a Keep Warm function.
Boil dry protection Boil dry protection If the kettle has a Boil dry function
Auto shut-off Auto shut-off Does the kettle shut off when it has reached temperature.
Warranty Warranty The manufacturer's warranty on the electric kettle.
1 yr
Additional features Additional features Additional features could be more settings, interior material different than outer material of the kettle, etc.
No additional features


Material Material The material of the kettle (plastic, stainless, etc.). If the interior of the kettle is different than the exterior then it is noted.
stainless steel
Capacity Capacity The capacity of the kettle in cups.
Wattage Wattage How many watts each kettle consumes.
Temperature range Temperature range What the temperature range of the electric kettle is. Most only boil water to a temperature of 212 F.
212 °F
Carafe markings increments Carafe markings increments What increment markings that are on the kettle-.25, .50 etc
only 3