10 Quiet Electric Kettles For Your Perfect Morning Cup

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What better way to start your day than with a cup of coffee or tea using a quiet electric kettle? 

Listening to blaring sounds early in the morning could disrupt the flow you’ve set for the day or rouse up the rest of the family. 

Selecting a quiet kettle can be tricky, though. Combing through customer reviews might take too long. Your initial search might lead you down a rabbit hole of comments and reviews. 

To save you time and guide you in your purchase, we’ve come up with a top 10 list of the best quiet electric kettles along with their prices and kettle features to find one that suits your needs.

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Our Top Electric Kettles

Best Overall

Capacity: 1.7 L/ 57 Oz

Weight: 3.28 lbs

Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 7.7″

Material: Stainless Steel

Wattage: 1500W

Manufacturer: Secura

This electric water kettle from Secura is the only one on this list to have a double wall stainless steel body, so it stays cool to the touch while keeping the temperature hot for longer.

It is a great quiet everyday item to have. You can have your water boiling in just minutes with barely any sound. Even though the lid is not detachable, it has a large opening that provides easy access for cleaning.

The unit uses the British Strix control to conserve energy when reheating already hot or warm water, so you needn’t worry about excessive power consumption.

The kettle sits snug on its power base and does not spill when pouring. Sad to say, it only has one temperature setting.

Features:

  • 360º Swivel Base
  • Cordless
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Stainless Steel Double Wall
  • BPA-free Cool Touch Exterior
  • Stainless Steel Filter
  • LED On/Off Button
  • Available in Multiple Colors
  • Boil-Dry Protection
  • 2 – Year Limited Warranty

PROS

  • Sleek Design
  • Quiet
  • Fast Boil
  • Best Value

CONS

  • No variable temperature setting
  • Lid does not go all the way back
  • No water indicator
  • Slight tendency to rust

Best All-around Use

Capacity: 1.75 L/60 Oz

Weight: 4.3 lbs

Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 11.2″

Material: Stainless Steel & Glass

Wattage: 1500W

Manufacturer: OXO

The OXO 8716900 Brew Clarity Adjustable Temperature Kettle is a stunning product introduced by OXO. This glass kettle brings water to a quiet boil fast and looks good doing it. Its quiet beep indicates that boiling is done.

One of its safety features include a slow soft open lid to prevent potential burns. This one takes the kicker for the highest water capacity in this list as you can see from the water level.

In addition to all these awesome features, you can adjust the temperature in the power base however you like it (170 – 212).

Although this OXO  product is not fully plastic free, we can say it’s solidly built and well-proportioned, especially with its borosilicate glass that also provides thermal shock protection.

Features:

  • 360º Swivel Base
  • Cordless
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Maintains Temperature for up to 30 Minutes
  • Adjustable Temperature Setting
  • Durable Borosilicate Glass
  • Non-slip, Comfortable Handle
  • Perforated Stainless Steel Filter
  • 2 – Year Warranty

PROS

  • Quiet
  • Fast Boil

CONS

  • Tendency to be inaccurate with temperatures
  • Lid does not come off
  • Difficult to empty completely
  • Lid does not go all the way back
  •  

Most Quiet

Capacity: 1.7 L/57 Oz

Weight: 2.64 lbs

Dimensions: 5.1 x 6.3 x 9.4″

Material: Aluminum

Wattage: 2200W

Manufacturer: DeLonghi America, Inc.

The Kenwood Persona Electric Kettle is a fast and quiet kettle that definitely stands out in this list considering all its features.

It resembles a pitcher shape rather than a traditional kettle with a push-top lid. Despite this, it has a smooth brushed silver aluminum finish and can hold up to 7 cups of water.

The kettle is a bit heavy but gives a sturdy feel to it. There is a small plastic window on the side of the pot for a better look inside.

The simple design lets you remove it easily from its cordless base, which activates the automatic shutoff once the boiling is done.  One of its cons is the temperature guide, which is just a sticker and can easily come off over time.

Features:

  • 360º Swivel Base
  • Cordless
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Quiet Mark Certified
  • Maintains  Temperature up to 30 Minutes
  • Sound Alert Option
  • Small LCD on the Base with a Digital Display
  • 7 Different Temperature Settings
  • 1 – Year Limited Warranty

PROS

  • Quiet Mark Certified
  • Sound Alert Option
  • 7 Different Temperature Settings
  • Fast Boil

CONS

  • Pricy
  • Temperature guide sticker will come off over time
  • Lid does not go all the way back
  • Uses up more energy

Capacity: 1.7L/57 Oz

Weight: 8 lbs

Dimensions: 8.2 x 6.1 x 9.5″

Material: Stainless Steel

Wattage: 1500W

Manufacturer: Cuisinart

Cuisinart is a company known for their reliable kitchen appliances. The Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Electric Kettle is no different.

This 1500 watts of amazing technology and quiet operation can have your water boiling in under minutes. The stainless steel design shows it is surely a kettle built to last.

Its modern look design would be aesthetically pleasing on your kitchen counter or tabletop. The different temperature settings are definitely handy for tea enthusiasts.

It works like a charm and can come to a boil quickly and quietly. The water level indicator is easy to spot although the body of the kettle can get a bit hot to the touch.

Features:

  • 360º Swivel Base
  • Cordless
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Blue LED Indicator Light with Blue Backlit Water Window
  • 6 Different Temperature Settings
  • Stay-cool Nonslip Handle
  • Washable Limescale Filter
  • 3 – Year Warranty

PROS

  • Stay-cool Non-slip Handle
  • Washable Limescale Filter
  • Quiet
  • Fast Boil

CONS

  • No insulation
  • Tendency to be inaccurate with temperatures
  • Buttons on handle can accidentally be pressed

Capacity: 1.5 L/50 Oz

Weight: 3 lbs

Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 12.2″

Material: Glass

Wattage: 1500W

Manufacturer: Molla

The Molla Púro Cordless Glass Electric Water Kettle is a glass water chamber model with stainless steel accents at the top and bottom.

What drew a lot of users to this quiet  kettle is you can see through the entirety of it making sure you get a precise quantity of water.

It is also German made and likely well-manufactured.  You can touch the glass without getting burnt due to its heat and shock-resistant Duran Glass, making it durable and safe for children.

The anti-calcium filter helps against build up and all plastic parts are BPA-free.

The filter can be removed, which makes for easy cleaning; however, this unit takes a longer time to boil water and only has one temperature setting.

Features:

  • 360º Swivel Base
  • Cordless
  • Auto Shut Off
  • BPA Free
  • SCHOTT Duran Glass
  • Boil-Dry Protection
  • Anti-Calcium Filter
  • 1 – Year Limited Warranty

PROS

  • BPA-free
  • SCHOTT Duran Glass
  • Boil-Dry Protection
  • Quiet

CONS

  • Takes a bit longer to boil water
  • No variable temperature setting
  • Cord is a bit short
  • Heavy

Capacity: 1.7L/57 Oz

Weight: 2.65 lbs

Dimensions: 8 x 11 x 10″

Material: Stainless Steel

Wattage: 1500W

Manufacturer: Breville

Breville is a trusted world-class Australian brand and the company behind the Breville SK500XL Ikon Kettle.

This easy-to-manage and plastic free model has been on the market for more than a decade. That alone should say something about its worth.

This kettle has a minimal design and an attractive brushed stainless steel finish. The water gauge is big, well marked, very nicely lit and easy to read.

The unit is heavy and sits solidly on the power base. It can heat water extremely well with very minimal sound and has a quiet ding when it’s done boiling.

Although, this may not be the best for tea drinkers as this kettle only has one temperature setting.

Features:

  • 360º Swivel Base
  • Cordless
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Backlit Water Indicator
  • Cushioned Controlled Lid
  • 1 – Year Warranty

PROS

  • Cushioned Controlled Lid
  • Fast Boil
  • Quiet

CONS

  • No variable temperature setting
  • No filter
  • No insulation

Capacity: 1.5 L/50 Oz

Weight: 2.02 lbs

Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 9.7″

Material: Non-stick

Wattage: 1200W

Manufacturer: Dualit

Dualit is a British manufacturer more known for their toasters but they also have a lineup of appliances for coffee and tea such as the Dualit 72955 Design Series Kettle.

Its powerful 1200W heating element brings water to boiling point rapidly. Spout design also prevents water from carelessly spilling out.

The pure chrome exterior gives off a futuristic feel while still remaining stylish and elegant. Something that will surely pop out on a countertop. And it’s quiet too!

The simple push button lid keeps hands away from steam. A downside though is the kettle size appears bigger than the jug capacity.

Features:

  • 360º Swivel Base
  • Cordless
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Rapid-boil
  • Water Indicator with Illuminated Window
  • Pure Pour Spout with Filter
  • 1 – Year/2 – Year Limited Warranty (depending on defects)

PROS

  • Water Indicator with Illuminated Window
  • Quiet
  • Fast Boil

CONS

  • No variable temperature setting
  • No insulation
  • A bit big for its water capacity

Capacity: 1.25 L/ 42 Oz

Weight: 2.5 lbs

Dimensions: 8.9 x 7 x 10.4″

Material: Stainless Steel

Wattage: 1500W

Manufacturer: KitchenAid

KitchenAid is an American company dedicated to creating amazing kitchenware and they’ve done it again with the KitchenAid 1.25L Electric Kettle.

Despite having the smallest capacity on our list, don’t let its stylish compact design fool you.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simple the kettle is to use. This elegant piece is available in 6 standout colors. It has a removable lid and wide opening for easy cleaning.

The cord can even be stored in the base when not in use making it storage-friendly.

There is an indication on the interior for maximum quantity of water. Let’s not forget to mention this kettle is quiet.

Be warned though. The metal is not insulated and can therefore, burn when touched directly after boiling water. This model also comes in only one temperature setting.

Features:

  • 360º Swivel Base
  • Cordless
  • Auto Shutoff
  • Limescale Filter
  • Available in Multiple Colors
  • On/Off Switch with LED Indicator
  • Smooth Aluminum Grip
  • 1 – Year Warranty

PROS

  • Limescale Filter
  • Smooth Aluminum Grip
  • Fast Boil
  • Quiet

CONS

  • No variable temperature setting
  • No insulation
  • Pricy
  • Small capacity
  • Handle gets in the way during cleaning

Capacity: 1.7 L/57 Oz

Weight: 2.6 lbs

Dimensions: 5.5 x 9.4 x 9.2″

Material: Stainless Steel

Wattage: 1500W

Manufacturer: Russell Hobbs

As far as kettles go, this one takes the cake for the most industrial looking.

The Russell Hobbs Retro Style Electric Kettle is a modern twist on the vintage kettle, a wonderful quiet kettle to have that will surely stand out in your kitchen.

It has a decent build quality and solid body, with accurate pouring and perfect performance.

This unit clicks rather than makes a sound when done and can boil 1 cup of water in just 55 seconds. That’s definitely a fast boiling rate.

The lid comes fully off the body for easy clean up and refill. Unfortunately, the length of the wire is on the shorter side.  

Features:

  • 360º Swivel Base
  • Cordless
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Water Temperature Gauge
  • Removable, Washable Filter
  • Interior Level Markings for Precise Measuring
  • Ribbed Handle for Secure Grip

PROS

  • Ribbed Handle for Secure Grip
  • Fast Boil
  • Quiet
  • Available in Multiple Colors

CONS

  • No variable temperature setting
  • No insulation
  • Cord is a bit short
  • Pricy for no additional features
  • Slight tendency to rust
  • No indication of warranty

Capacity: 1.5L/50 Oz

Weight: 2.87 lbs

Dimensions: 7 x 10 x 9″

 

Material: Stainless Steel

Wattage: 1500W

Manufacturer: Dualit

The Dualit Cordless 6-Cup Jug Kettle is the second Dualit item on this list. It has a polished stainless steel body that tapers toward the top with a hinged lid and ball knob. 

It has great visual appeal and the stainless steel construction is well built. 

You can tell from the outside this is a high quality kettle. It has a protective handle against heat so it’s safe after the water reaches boiling point. 

It’s really simple to use and does not overwhelm users with unnecessary settings or buttons. It comes with a reliable non-slip feet rest, and uses a non-drip spout, which makes it very easy to pour water. This model; however, has no variable temperature functions.

Features:

  • 360º Swivel Base
  • Cordless
  • Auto Shut Off
  • Washable Limescale Filter
  • Dual Water-Level Indicators
  • 1 – Year Limited Warranty

PROS

  • Dual Water-Level Indicators
  • Quiet
  • Fast Boil

CONS

  • Pricy for no additional features
  • No insulation
  • No variable temperature setting

Why Go Quiet?

What difference does it make to go for a kettle that also happens to be quiet?

I can tell you from experience making hot water this way has never been more convenient in my life, especially when I’m in a rush.

I used to settle for the traditional kettle that often took too much time and to signify it was done would be a loud whistle. Now I know when my coffee is done with a simple click sound in just a matter of a few minutes.

What to Consider When Choosing a Quiet Electric Kettle

There could be more considerations than what I’ve mentioned below but to help narrow it down, I’ve enumerated what I find to be the most vital selling-points in buying one of these quiet kettles.

1. Sound

Whilst there is no truly quiet kettle out there, the sound itself is definitely a nonissue . 

This attribute is directly correlated to wattage. Meaning the higher the wattage, the faster and louder the boil, and vice versa.

2. Speed

More often than not, speed is a big factor when buying this kind of appliance. Everyone is always looking for the most efficient appliances to shave off the time it takes to do mundane tasks.

3. Functionality

The device should be easy to handle and not overly loaded with unnecessary features that take away from its original purpose.

The kettle’s only function is to boil water, so it’s expected for these kettles to not just get the job done but rather to get the job done well.

4. Design

Although looks are not everything, it’s always a plus when the design of the kettle matches with your kitchen or goes well with your countertop.

5. Volume of Liquid

It’s important for the jug to be able to carry a good amount of liquid instead of constantly having to refill right away after you’ve poured yourself a mug’s worth of water.

Based on the number of people in your household, the size of the jug would matter in this case.

6. Material

Stainless steel, glass and plastic are the most common materials used in electric kettles. The durability of the device will boil down to the quality of its materials.

7. Safety

When it comes to appliances, safety should always be put first. Automatic shutoff in kettles such as these is the main safety feature to prevent overheating and fire hazards.

8. Temperature Control

For the coffee or tea connoisseurs out there, this kettle feature would be helpful in bringing the most flavor out of specific kinds of teas or coffees, or for those looking to make certain dishes in the kitchen that need a precise temperature.

9. Price

Price will often vary based on the material and features provided but could also mark the build quality of the kettle itself.

The price of anything generally influences one’s decision making  but we’re here to focus on the value on how far your money can get you.

Which is Best For You?

At surface level, you might be overwhelmed with so many great quiet kettles on the market.

It goes without saying that each unit has its own trade offs. While every kettle here has earned their place on our list, we chose the following kettles based on price, sound or quiet level, quality, design, material and additional features.

Best Value

If you’re simply looking for a hassle free way to boil water then look no further than the effortless handling of the Secura SWK-1701DB The Original Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle 1.8 Quart.

We know a deal when we see one. This kettle may be the cheapest one on the list but you’re guaranteed a job well done and more.

Have we mentioned that it’s quiet? Plus its power saving technology is a pretty sweet bonus. What this kettle lacks in its limitations, it makes up for in quality, quiet level and value.

Best For All-Around Use

If you happen to be a tea-lover and are willing to splurge a little without breaking the bank too much, the OXO 8716900 Brew Clarity Adjustable Temperature Kettle may be the one for you.

There’s no denying that this model has a pretty steep price tag but most users can agree that it’s worth it. Its multi-temperature preset and see-through material, along with the feature to keep water warm for 30 minutes definitely won us over.

We’re certain this kettle can give you a perfect cup of tea every time.

The Best Quiet Kettle Goes to...

It’s no secret that a good quiet kettle is a practical addition to have in your household.

It can add a whole new experience to your mornings. The market is full of kettles out there to satisfy everyone’s list of requirements. Kettles from argos let’s say, might strike great deals for you. Or if you prefer an alternative before purchasing a kettle, Currys could be your second best bet.

Undoubtedly, it does vary from person to person and comes down to personal preference. And the Kenwood SJM610 Persona Collection Electric Kettle is the quietest one we recommend.

Some might be avid tea drinkers, others could just enjoy having a simple cup of joe in the morning. What works for you might not work for others. As long as the kettle satisfies you, the choice is always yours to make.

Your quiet kettle can be used to make coffee. We’ve made an easy-to-read review of the best quiet coffee grinders available! And if you need something to store your snacks, maybe it’s time to invest in a quiet mini fridge too.