Fall’s almost here, so it is a perfect time to review this Cosori Stainless Steel Electric Kettle!
Cosori was kind enough to send me this electric kettle to review, so I put it to the test this week.
It’s a fairly basic electric kettle, so there’s nothing out of the ordinary to point out about it. It has a stainless steel interior and stay-cool handle, and it holds 1.7 liters. There is a base that the kettle sits upon for heating, then you can remove it to have a cord-free pot of hot water.
The kettle features a push-button opening on the top and a LED indicator that automatically shuts off when the water comes to boil.
Using the Kettle
I filled the kettle to max capacity and set a timer to see how long it took to boil. At 6 minutes and 26 seconds, the indicator automatically shut off. The boiling wasn’t particularly loud or annoying — it was no louder than any other electric kettle I’ve used.
The handle was cool as promised, but the body was definitely quite warm to the touch. I don’t think it could burn, but it isn’t something you’ll want to grab or hold.
The water poured easily with no dangerous leaking from the sides. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep track of how long the water stayed hot, but I will say I came back to it after sipping a cup of tea for quite a while and it was hot enough to pour another. The double-walled construction and stainless steel interior pot should do a good job keeping water hot long enough to have a few cups of whatever you’re drinking.
One key design element to note is that water never comes in contact with plastic. Both the interior (including the inner lid) and the spout are food-grade stainless steel, so there isn’t anything near the water itself besides that.
Pros & Cons
As you’ve probably guessed, there’s nothing particularly remarkable or anything problematic with this Cosori electric kettle. It’s a basic device that does what it’s supposed to and appears to be a solid device. Even so, I have some thoughts on both pros and cons if you’re considering this kettle.
There is a design flaw in the base that I want to note. When plugged in, the base does not lie flat (shown below). Is this a big deal? Not really. It flattens and presents no problems when the kettle is on it. Even so, it bugged me.
The other cons are really related to what it doesn’t have versus some other electric kettles, namely temperature adjustment. The average hot beverage drinker shouldn’t mind too much, but those who are passionate about tea won’t like that you cannot adjust for whatever type of tea you’re drinking.
In terms of price, this kettle is inline with most other kettles of this style. However, Cosori is known for putting on some great sales, so it’s possible that you could grab this one for a low price — that would definitely make this worth your time.
I do have to say that one of the big pros here is the Cosori name. In my experience with them, and based on the reviews I’ve read online, their customer support is excellent.
As for the kettle itself, overall it seems to be a good, basic electric kettle with cordless capabilities and a good build. The stainless steel interior and spout is also a big plus.
This hasn’t been out long enough to be able to speak to how well it will hold up over time, but with a one year warranty (plus an extra year if you register), there isn’t any big reason why I would dissuade you from this kettle.
Check it out on Amazon here.