There’s nothing better than a soothing cup of tea, no matter what time of day it might be. Given that we’re living in the 21st century and almost every device has ‘smart’ capabilities, it makes sense that the latest appliance to join the trend is the kettle. But what makes a kettle a ‘smart kettle’?
What is a smart kettle?
A smart kettle looks much like your average kettle, except it has a few key differences. Firstly, there are more buttons than your regular on/off switch. There are dedicated buttons for the kind of tea you’re making from green to black and oolong. Each tea’s boiling temperatures and times are all different, so if you want to get the most out of your brew, a high-tech kettle is just the thing to get you there.
Along with fancy buttons, a few have things like LED displays and quiet technology, which can really take the whole water boiling experience to the next level. You can even control some via a smartphone app, which means longer lie-ins. The kettle can be fully boiled by the time you get to the kitchen. Efficient or what?
Where can I buy a smart kettle?
There are plenty of places to grab a smart kettle, but there are usually great deals available online. Here’s our pick of the best on the market.
Five simple buttons allow you to brew the perfect water temperature depending on the type of tea you’re making. It also has a seven-cup capacity if you’re having people over for tea and scones on a Sunday.
This kettle is a great introduction to the smart kettle game. With LED illuminated buttons, simply choose the type of tea you’re making, pop it on and drink away.
If you’re looking for a kettle with a big personality, this is it. Adjust all your temperature controls from the base and then pour away. As it’s entirely glass, you can actually use it for cooking food, as well as pouring the perfect cuppa. Not to mention it comes in a stylish gold or red.
This one-litre glass smart kettle is, obviously, ridiculously adorable. Besides that, it’s made to boil quietly and to reach your desired temperature for a full kettle of water in just four minutes. And don’t worry, it’ll turn itself off if you leave it alone for too long.
An old-school style kettle meets 21st-century technology — what’s not to love? Its digital touch-button base gives you five quick-start temperature control settings, and the included tea infuser allows you to boil your favourite loose-leaf tea at your desired temperature as you go.
Another great smart kettle that packs a punch for its size. You can even brew loose leaf tea inside and enjoy it as it’s brewed to perfection.
You can enjoy full control of your smart kettle through your smartphone by connecting it to the free VeSync app. That means you can adjust your kettle’s temperature, change the hold temp time, and schedule when you want your water to boil from the comfort of your bed or desk. This baby also has an elongated spout that makes pouring super precise and easy.
Aside from a stylish black exterior and ultra durable stainless steel insulation, this premium Kogan Double Walled Smart Kettle offers five adjustable temperature settings and a ‘keep warm’ function that keeps the water hot for up to two hours. Its double-walled design also helps retain heat without the external temperature exceeding 40 degrees — an essential if you’ve got little kids running around the house.