Coctione Electric Water Boiler Kettle Review

Coctione Electric Water Boiler Kettle Review

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Takeaway: Boils water fast, keeps warm for a long time, shuts off automatically.

You'll receive the kettle and the electric base plate. The kettle has a plastic handle, base, and exterior body but the inside of the carafe is all tempered glass and stainless steel. The carafe measures 9.5" tall, and has a 6.5" diameter (excluding the 3" of the protruding handle). On top is a plastic lid with a stainless steel facade and spring latch to open it. Inside there's a mesh filter for the pour spout. As the lid is well above the max fill line your water is never touching any plastic. Around the base is a stainless steel accent ring with the brand name stamped on it. The outer plastic shell is insulated from the inner glass pitcher with an air gap so that the exterior doesn't get as hot as the contents of the kettle which reduces the likelihood of burns if you touch the outside while the unit is on. The kettle weighs about 40 oz when empty, or about 2.5 lbs but is quite heavy when full (about 5 lbs). The electric base measures 8" x 6.75" x 1.25" tall. It has a glossy glass surface with touch buttons and in the middle is the heating coil which the kettle sits atop. The power cord is 28" long and heavy duty.

The maximum amount of liquid you can heat is 1.7 liters or about 7 cups. To boil the contents of the kettle, touch the power button and it will be set to boil. Note that touching the power button will always boil the water, even if you press the keep warm settings afterward. If you don't want the contents to boil, for example heating cold milk to 40° C, simply press the keep warm button to cycle to the temperature you want and do not press the power button (which they should have just labeled 'boil'). I've been using the kettle daily for several weeks and it works really as. The cold water from my tap is usually around 60° F and it takes just under 8 minutes to reach a rolling boil. I like that the kettle shuts itself off after boiling so that it won't boil dry and I don't have to watch the unit the whole time. The kettle lights up with a blue LED while heating to let you know when it's on. After boiling, if you want the kettle to keep the water warm, tap the keep 'warm button' and you can cycle through the options of 90°, 80°, 70°, and 40° C. There aren't any Fahrenheit markings. The keep warm settings automatically shuts off after 6 hours (you can't choose the amount of time) but I did find that if I removed the kettle from the plate and replaced it while in the keep warm mode this seemed to 'reset' the clock and it would keep warm for an additional 6 hours after replacing the kettle on the heating coil. If the kettle is dry or close to empty, you don't want the hot plate on for this long as its a fire risk so you should turn off the keep warm mode.

A quick note about maintenance, my kettle tends to pick up 'rainbow' spots on the inside of the stainless steel base over time. This discoloration is scaling from mineral deposits if you have hard water and can build up each time you boil water. It is easy to remove though with a few drops of lemon juice. Just rub the lemon juice into the spots and allow to sit for 30 seconds before wiping it up, and I found that the spots are easily removed. I do this about once a week since I use the kettle often.

Overall, the kettle works great. It boils a lot of water quickly and can keep it at a specified temperature for a decently long period of time. It's also safe to touch the outside of the kettle (plastic portion only, it's all glass near the top) even after it reaches boiling temperature.

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