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10 Quiet Electric Kettles For Boiling Tea or Brewing Coffee

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What better way to start your day than with the perfect cup of tea or coffee 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, and 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 that will help you kickstart your day the RIGHT way!

Best All-Around Use
OXO 8716900 Brew Clarity Adjustable Temperature Kettle
Best Value
Secura SWK-1701DB The Original Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle 1.8 Quart
Most Quiet
Kenwood SJM610 Persona Collection Electric Kettle
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The Top Quiet Electric Kettles for Boiling Tea and Brewing Coffee

After boiling tea leaves and brewing cups of coffee, these quiet electric kettles are PERFECT if you brew your hot drink early every morning. These will surely keep your housemates sleeping soundly while you enjoy your cup of joe!

1. Secura SWK-1701DB The Original Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle 1.8 Quart

Best Value

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

Secura SWK-1701DB The Original Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle 1.8 Quart 2

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’s a great quiet everyday item to have. With this quick-boil kettle, you can have your boiling water 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 don’t need to worry about excessive power consumption.

The stainless steel electric kettle sits snug on its power base and does not spill when pouring.

THE DOWNSIDE: It only has one temperature setting.

Features:

  • 360º swivel base
  • Cordless
  • Auto shutoff
  • Stainless steel double wall
  • BPA-free plastic, cool touch exterior
  • Stainless steel filter
  • LED on/off button
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Boil-dry protection
  • 2-Year limited warranty

| PROS

  • Stainless steel interior and double wall design keeps it cool to the touch
  • Quiet
  • Easy to clean and sleek design
  • Fast boil + boil-dry protection
  • Best value

| CONS

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

2. OXO 8716900 Brew Clarity Adjustable Temperature Kettle

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

OXO 8716900 Brew Clarity Adjustable Temperature Kettle 2

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.

HERE ARE SOME COOL FEATURES:

  • It has a quiet beep that indicates when the boiling process is done
  • It has safety features like a slow soft open lid to prevent potential burns
  • It has the highest water capacity in this list (2 liters)

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

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 shutoff
  • Maintains temperature for up to 30 Minutes
  • Adjustable temperature dial setting
  • Durable borosilicate glass
  • Non-slip, comfortable handle
  • Perforated stainless steel filter
  • 2-Year warranty

| PROS

  • Quiet
  • Fast boil
  • Beeping feature
  • High water capacity (2 liters)
  • Sturdy and beautiful borosilicate glass design

| CONS

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

3. Kenwood SJM610 Persona Collection Electric Kettle

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.

Kenwood SJM610 Persona Collection Electric Kettle 2

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

What stands out? It has a Quiet Mark certification — it’s SURELY a silent electric kettle you should consider.

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 electric kettle is a bit heavy but gives a sturdy feel to it. There’s 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.

Here’s the Con: The temperature guide 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 screen on the base with a digital display
  • 7 different temperature settings
  • 1-Year limited warranty

| PROS

  • Quiet Mark certified
  • Sound alert option
  • Multiple temperature control settings
  • Fast boil

| CONS

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

4. Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle

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 CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle 2

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

This quick-boil kettle has 1500 watts of power that can have your boiling water in under minutes. Pairing this technology with its quiet operation, your short wait will be a quiet one!

It also has a stainless steel design that’s built to last — and the modern look would surely match the aesthetics of your kitchen counter or tabletop. However, the body of the kettle can get a bit hot to the touch, so you should be careful.

FOR THE TEA ENTHUSIASTS: It has different temperature settings — perfect for getting the right temperature for different types of tea!

This stainless steel kettle works like a charm and can come to a boil quickly and quietly, and it has a water level indicator to makes things easier for you.

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

  • 1500 watts of power for fast boiling
  • Stay-cool non-slip handle
  • Washable limescale filter
  • Quiet

| CONS

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

5. Molla Púro Cordless Glass Electric Water Kettle, Ultra Premium SCHOTT Glass

Capacity: 1.5 L/50 Oz || Weight: 3 lbs || Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 12.2″ || Material: Glass || Wattage: 1500W || Manufacturer: Molla

Molla Puro Cordless Glass Electric Water Kettle, Ultra Premium SCHOTT Glass 2

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’s also German-made and likely well-manufactured.  You can touch the glass without getting burnt due to its heat and shock-resistant Duran Glass, giving you the durability and safety features that are safe enough for children.

HERE’S A BONUS: 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, boiling water with this kettle takes a longer time because it only has one temperature setting.

Features:

  • 360º swivel base
  • Cordless
  • Auto shut off
  • BPA-free plastic parts
  • SCHOTT Duran glass
  • Boil-dry protection
  • Anti-calcium filter
  • 1-Year limited warranty

| PROS

  • BPA-free
  • SCHOTT Duran glass
  • Boil-dry protection
  • Cool to the touch and safe for children
  • Quiet

| CONS

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

6. Breville SK500XL Ikon Kettle

Capacity: 1.7L/57 Oz || Weight: 2.65 lbs || Dimensions: 8 x 11 x 10″ || Material: Stainless Steel || Wattage: 1500W || Manufacturer: Breville

Breville SK500XL Ikon Kettle 2

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 electric 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 water.

Although, this might not be the best for tea drinkers as this electric 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
  • Easy-to-read water indicator
  • Fast boil
  • Quiet

| CONS

  • No variable temperature setting
  • No filter
  • No insulation

7. Dualit 72955 Design Series Kettle

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 72955 Design Series Kettle 2

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 BUT with a low noise level. The unique spout design also prevents water from carelessly spilling out, so that’s a plus!

The pure chrome exterior gives off a futuristic feel while still remaining stylish and elegant — something that will surely pop out on a countertop. It also has a simple push-button lid to keep your hands safe and away from steam.

THE DOWNSIDE: The size of this quick-boil kettle 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

  • 1200 watts for quick boiling
  • Unique spout design prevents spills
  • Quiet

| CONS

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

8. KitchenAid 1.25L Electric Kettle

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 1.25L Electric Kettle 2

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.

Here’s what’s convenient:

  • It has a removable lid and wide opening for easy cleaning
  • The cord can be stored in the base when not in use, making it storage-friendly
  • Quiet operation that’s perfect for the morning

Here’s what we don’t like:

  • The water level indicator is in the interior of the kettle, not the exterior. And there’s no window you can peer through to guide you
  • 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
  • Compact and gorgeous design
  • Has multiple color options
  • Fast boil
  • Quiet

| CONS

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

9. Russell Hobbs Retro Style 1.7L Electric Kettle

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

Russell Hobbs Retro Style 1.7L Electric Kettle 2

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 making a sound when done, and can boil 1 cup of water in just 55 seconds. That’s a fast boiling rate if you ask us.

What’s convenient is that the lid comes fully off the body for easy clean-up and refill. However, what’s NOT convenient is that 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

  • Attractive industrial design
  • Fast boil
  • Quiet
  • Available in black or red

| CONS

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

10. Dualit Cordless 6-Cup Jug Kettle

Capacity: 1.5L/50 Oz || Weight: 2.87 lbs || Dimensions: 7 x 10 x 9″ || Material: Stainless Steel || Wattage: 1500W || Manufacturer: Dualit

Dualit Cordless 6-Cup Jug Kettle 2

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 a simple kettle to use and doesn’t overwhelm users with unnecessary settings or buttons.

It comes with a reliable non-slip feet rest, and uses a non-drip spout, making it very easy to pour water.

THE DOWNSIDE: This model has no variable temperature functions, so it’s not a good choice for tea lovers.

Features:

  • 360º swivel base
  • Cordless
  • Auto shut off
  • Washable limescale filter
  • Dual water-level indicators
  • 1-Year limited warranty

| PROS

  • Dual water-level indicators
  • Protective and easy-to-grip handle
  • Simple and straightforward design
  • Quiet
  • Fast boil

| CONS

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

Why Do You Need a Quiet Kettle?

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

We can tell you from experience that making hot water this way has NEVER been more convenient, especially when in a rush.

We used to settle for the traditional kettle that often took too much time and had an IRRITATING loud whistle that ruined the morning mood.

Now, it’s easy to know when the boiling is done with a simple click sound in just a matter of a few minutes.

You’ll need a quiet kettle if:

  • You’re NOT a morning person
  • You’re a morning person, BUT hate that god-awful whistle sound
  • You often use a kettle early in the morning and don’t want to wake up your roommates or family members

What to Consider When Choosing a Quiet Electric Kettle

There could be more considerations than what we’re going to mention below, but to help narrow down your search for the perfect kettle, we’ve enumerated what we find to be the most VITAL selling points you need to consider before buying the quiet kettles in this list.

1. Sound

While there’s no TRULY quiet kettle out there, the sound itself is definitely a non-issue.

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

Although, some kettles with high wattage can STILL BE QUIET like the Kenwood SJM610 Persona Collection Electric Kettle.

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.

Most quiet kettles on this list boil water FAST, so this isn’t a factor you should really worry about on this list.

3. Functionality

The kettle 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 boiling kettles to not just get the job done but rather to get the job done well.

Some kettles on this list are simple and straightforward, while some have additional buttons and features. Think about what you have to go through every morning to narrow down your search!

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.

A lot of the kettles we listed above are made of stainless steel or glass, which both look good in whatever setting.

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.

For plastic components, make sure it’s BPA-free plastic. You want to avoid any unwanted chemicals seeping into your drink because of hot water!

7. Safety Features

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.

If you have children in the household, it would be best to prioritize these safety features! You don’t want a boiling kettle to burn your child’s hands, don’t you?

8. Temperature Controls

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 of how far your money can get you.

Which Electric Kettle 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 its place on our list, we chose the following kettles based on price, sound or quiet level, quality, design, material, and additional features.

Best Value

Best Value Secura

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

Best All-Around Use OXO

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 Quietest Electric Kettle You Can Buy on the Market

Best Quiet Kenwood

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. Undoubtedly, it does vary from person to person and comes down to personal preference.

BUT, the Kenwood SJM610 Persona Collection Electric Kettle is the quietest one we recommend. It’s QUIET MARK CERTIFIED, which should be enough to tell you that its silence will surely bring you bliss!

Some might be avid coffee drinkers, others could just enjoy having a simple cup of tea 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.

If you already narrowed down the best quiet electric kettle for you, you might want to consider investing in a silent coffee grinder too for the quietest morning experience.

HINT: Manual hand grinders are the way to go!


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Andrea has always been bombarded by the hustle and bustle outside her home. Living in the city doesn’t get any quieter. The never ending noise from construction, traffic, and dogs barking on the streets day in and day out drove Andrea to a breaking point.

For 3 years, Andrea committed herself to studying DIY hacks, performing soundproofing experiments, and installing noise-free solutions. Now, she lives a quiet life free of the stress from noisy environments.

She hopes to share this knowledge so that others don’t have to endure the noise reigning in their ears and live a peaceful, stress-free life.