Under the phrase “smart kettle”, modern marketers present models that have a large number of built-in functions and can even be controlled via smartphones. In the consumer electronics market segment, such kettles have a special place – there are more and more of them, but the quality often does not justify the high cost. Due to the current situation, the editors of Expertology magazine decided to conduct their own research and selected the 7 best smart kettles available for purchase by domestic users. Places in the ranking were distributed according to the following criteria:
- comparison of technical characteristics;
- maintaining a balance of opportunities and costs;
- user reviews and in-house experts’ opinion;
- reliability and availability of protection functions during operation.
7 best smart kettles
MIE Smart Kettle
MIE Smart Kettle is an alternative version of E.Zicom Aromatea, without a teapot, but with a 13-position thermostat from 40 to 100 degrees Celsius and a tea brewing function from 1 to 20 minutes. It has everything you need for comfortable use: a display, a timer, a keep warm mode, and an on indicator along with a removable lid (for ease of washing the kettle). Is that the control function through the gadget is not enough.
The body material here is a combination of metal and glass, and the heating element is a closed stainless steel coil. The maximum power of the MIE Smart Kettle is 1200 W, which is surely enough to heat 1.7 liters of water. This is a good model, which is distinguished by a high degree of reliability and visual beauty.
- the presence of a step temperature controller with 13 positions;
- tea brewing function
- excellent quality of work and high degree of reliability;
- not detected.
REDMOND SkyKettle M173S-E
The ideological successor of the SkyKettle M171S occupies the second line of our current rating. In its characteristics, you can find a lot of nuances that distinguish the current representative from its predecessor. For example, the maximum power was cut to 2200 W, without slowing down the heating rate component at all. A discrete thermostat was integrated, which allows you to smoothly adjust the temperature of water heating in the range from 40 to 100 degrees Celsius. And, moreover, display all this on the smartphone screen in real time!
As the body material of the REDMOND SkyKettle M173S-E smart kettle, it remained true to metal so as not to lower the bar for maintaining the set temperature (12 hours). In general, the model did not deviate from the canon at all, becoming a little more expensive, but including many more quality innovations, which allowed it to enter the TOP.
- 12 hours of maintaining the set water temperature;
- the presence of security systems (blocking the inclusion without water, auto-shutdown when removed from the stand);
- discrete switching of the thermostat.
- not detected.
Xiaomi Mijia Multifunctional Electric Cooker
Another novelty from the Xiaomi lineup, this time belonging to the Mijia series. The power of this smart kettle is 1800 W, and the capacity is the same 1.5 liters as the previous representative of the Chinese company. But the purpose, in essence, is different: this device is designed to make delicious tea in 24 (!) Programmed modes.
In full accordance with the declared functions, Xiaomi Mijia Multifunctional Electric Cooker provides the ability to adjust the power that affects the speed and temperature of heating, as well as control all this “splendor” through smartphones. In the presence of a blocking of inclusion without water, all the required indicators, a display and even a removable cover. According to fresh reviews from users, the kettle came out really cool – the combination of the metal body with glass, which replaced cheap plastic, received a special mark.
- wide possibilities in setting the heating temperature / power of the device;
- 24 hot drink preparation modes;
- removable cover;
- the minimum required set of indicators and security systems;
- the ability to control the kettle from a smartphone.
- not detected.
E.Zicom Aromatea is a truly cool new generation gadget, made especially for fans of tea drinking and tea ceremonies. Despite the low power consumption (the power of the model is only 1000 W), it quickly heats up to 1.7 liters of water, making it possible to maintain the temperature for 30-40 minutes. This is due to the use of a combination of glass and metal in the manufacture of the case.
A special addition from the category of accessories is the presence of a teapot with baskets for classic tea and Aromatik tea, as well as a spoon. Thanks to the step thermostat E.Zicom Aromatea provides water heating up to 37-100 degrees Celsius, with the ability to smoothly adjust the desired temperature using the display. This is a great item for tea connoisseurs, with a nice design but no obvious security features.
- low power consumption;
- the ability to control the water temperature from 37 to 100 degrees Celsius;
- there is a teapot with baskets;
- the presence of the function of maintaining the set temperature.
- lack of security features.
REDMOND SkyKettle M171S
Getting into the REDMOND SkyKettle M171S rating is due to the fact that this smart kettle can maintain the set water temperature for up to 12 hours. This is the best result among all the representatives of the list. However, for such a good function, he had to “pay off” with power characteristics: 2400 W can be a lot for a home electrical network.
But what else can we get in return for precious energy? Firstly, the function of managing the startup process from a smartphone (via the Bluetooth network and a special program). Secondly, the possibility of heating without boiling, blocking the start without water and auto-off when removed from the stand. And finally, thirdly, a completely metal case with a heating coil, water indicators and a functioning display. Even the buyers themselves consider this offer profitable!
- the ability to keep the water temperature up to 12 hours;
- smartphone control;
- an abundance of security features;
- kettle ergonomics.
- high power.
Element El’kettle WF11MB/MW
A more interesting smart kettle model is the Element El’kettle WF11MB/MW. A more powerful 2200 W model is equipped with a step thermostat with the ability to heat water to a temperature of 60 to 100 degrees Celsius. The body is made of solid metal without the use of plastics and glass, and all filtration and heating elements are made of stainless steel.
The defining advantage of this smart kettle over its competitors was the presence of a sound indication of all actions performed. Of course, in real operation, the emitted sound can be annoying, which entails a decrease in ergonomics, but it gives an undeniable “plus” of safety. We also note the on-duty indicators of the water level, the presence of a backlight when the kettle is turned on, the display of the current temperature and the function of keeping warm for up to 30 minutes.
- internal volume is 1.7 liters;
- the presence of a step temperature controller;
- digital indicators and sound notification of all actions;
- weight 1.35 kilograms.
- deliberate reduction of ergonomics due to sound accompaniment;
- high power consumption.
Xiaomi Smart Kettle Bluetooth
A 1800W Chinese smart kettle belonging to the Xiaomi Mi Home appliance group. Differs in laconic design and combination “metal/plastic” with double shock-resistant walls. Suitable for heating 1.5 liters of water, for which it uses a closed stainless steel coil.
In accordance with all safety rules, Xiaomi Smart Kettle Bluetooth has a lid lock during heating, as well as a lock to turn on the kettle without water to avoid accidents. As mandatory elements, there are a filter and a thermostat, as well as a keep warm function that is pleasant for tea drinkers. The smart kettle can be controlled from a smartphone via a Bluetooth interface, however, for this, a special application (Smart Home) must be installed on it.
- standard power consumption;
- part of the group of smart furniture from Xiaomi Smart Home;
- the ability to control the kettle from a smartphone;
- 1.24 kilograms of weight.
- not detected.