A kettle with a kick

Electric kettles are notoriously simple devices, but the H20 Plus is prettier and safer than most.

The H20 Plus is not your grandmother's tea kettle. Capresso

When I went off to college, I took an electric kettle with me. And I actually managed to cook entire meals in that thing--not just Ramen noodles. It was a savior. Since then, I've made a point of always having a good electric kettle in my kitchen. I would even go so far as to consider myself something of a kettle connoisseur.

When I tell you that I like Capresso's H20 Plus kettle, I mean it. It's just as easy to use as your average kettle, but it has several features that you won't find on other models.

The heating element is ideal: it's concealed in stainless steel, and works impressively fast. Concealed heating elements are becoming standard, but I still run across the occasional electric kettle with an exposed heating contraption. That's just an accident waiting to happen.

The H20 Plus also has an automatic shut-off, which is another important safety feature. Many electric kettles operate on the "if it's plugged in, it's on" model, but the H20 Plus has an on/off switch, and the ability to turn itself off when the water hits boiling. Capresso also used high-quality Schott glass in constructing the kettle, which means it's strong; it won't survive everything, but it's definitely solid.

Capresso's kettle has a very modern appearance; along with glass, it features silver and black accents. We're not talking about your grandma's electric kettle here. The price tag on the H20 Plus is $59.99.

About the author

    Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.


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