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My grandmother is a tea drinker, as is my own mother. I align more with coffee drinkers, however, I do enjoy tea as well. Since I was a kid we have always had stove-top tea kettles to address our water boiling needs. Every year when my grandmother comes to visit she always comments on how long it takes for the water to get hot with the stove-top tea kettle, as she is used to the much quicker electric tea kettle that she has at her house. She has been trying to get my mom to switch to an electric kettle for YEARS, and has even offered to buy her one. My grandmother was recently staying with us as she recovered from a fall that broke her heel (did you know that you can break your heel?), and shortly after she left, in pure irony, I received this beautiful Epica 1.75 Quart Cordless Electric Stainless Steel Kettle to review.
First things first....This kettle is gorgeous! I love the look of it, and feel that it would fit in on any kitchen counter top. The stainless steel look is a compliment to any kitchen scheme, making it an easy kitchen appliance addition to any home. Second, it certainly boils water quicker than any stove-top kettle I have ever encountered. This is a plus for me, as I have little patience and more importantly, sometimes my son decides he want oatmeal for breakfast 15 minutes before he is supposed to leave to catch the bus. Sometimes we cut it pretty close... The Epica 1.75 Quart Cordless Electric Stainless Steel Kettle is extremely easy to use too. It comes with a small round base which plugs into an outlet. You pop open the top of the kettle to fill it, and set it back onto the base. Just under the handle is the power switch. When you press it down it turns blue to signify that it is on and heating up. Once the water is boiling, this will automatically switch back up into the off position, and the light will turn off. Once the water has boiled, you can lift the kettle off of the base and take it wherever it is needed. This is so convenient if you are entertaining! Even more convenient is the easy-to-read water level gauge placed directly behind the handle.
So far I have no complaints about this Electric Kettle, and I am excited for my grandmother to come visit so her tea will be ready in no time at all! If you use hot water frequently, I would highly recommend the Epica 1.75 Quart Cordless Electric Stainless Steel Kettle. I'm not a major tea drinker, but this can be used for people who use coffee presses, eat "just add hot water" meals, enjoy oatmeal or cream of wheat and also, I use boiling water when I clean, and I have to say that this makes getting hot water an absolute breeze. This kettle has been a real time-saver!
I give my Epica 1.75 Cordless Electric Stainless Steel Kettle 10 stars:
If you are in the market for an electric kettle, I would highly recommend this one, and you can get it from Amazon HERE. (It is currently out of stock, but when it comes back into stock, I will update with a price).