I use an electric kettle to make tea, Aeropress-style coffee, and heat up our mugs and coffee airpot. One thing I learned early in my tea-making career was that it’s important to use different temperatures for different teas. Delicate white tea needs a lower temperature, while herbal and black tea can take near-boiling temperatures. I […]
At about $40, the high capacity T-Fal Vitesses is a strong performer. Out of the three variable temperature kettles I’ve tested, it was the fastest to heat 32 ounces to 200°F. Its poor control layout and wonky temperature range adjustment are major detractors. People who are aesthetically minded may dislike the styling and plastic construction to the point where they look elsewhere.