Whether crafting a cup of pour over coffee in the morning or unwinding with herbal tea at the end of a long day, learning how to use an electric kettle can help you create your favorite beverages and more.
An electric kettle plugs into an outlet and uses electricity to power an integrated heating element, rather than using a stovetop burner to heat water. Electric kettles come with a power base that uses electrical current to send heat energy directly into the kettle (though not all electric kettles have a separate base.
Most electric kettles are operated by either a simple on/off switch or feature controls that heat water to a precise temperature to create specialty drinks like tea, coffee, hot cocoa or other warm drinks. However, they can also be used to heat water for soup, oatmeal and more. New parents may find kettles helpful for cleaning baby bottles or preparing formula.
Read on to learn more about how to use an electric kettle and other helpful information.