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Electric Kettles

Electric kettles are handy for making tea or coffee and for any cooking task that requires a few cups of boiling water. We tested 8 models and rated them on their speed, ease of use, and safety.

What We Learned

Electric kettles are handy for making tea or coffee and for any cooking task that requires a few cups of boiling water, from rehydrating dried mushrooms and tomatoes to softening lasagna noodles or reconstituting concentrated stocks. The Capresso Silver H2O Electric Kettle won our last testing in 2008; we wondered if it was still the best kettle on the market. We gathered two stainl...

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