If you drink a lot of tea or make several cups of French press coffee each day, then you need a quick, efficient way to boil water. Boiling water in the microwave can be a hassle; you have to use specific dishes and figure out just how long it takes for the water to boil. Boiling water on the stove takes a long time, and it isn't convenient for anyone on the go. It might be time for you to invest in an electric kettle.
Speed: Electric kettles boil water in just a few minutes. If you boil your water on a stovetop, then you have to wait for the stove to heat up before it can heat the kettle. Electric kettles are hot instantly, so they can start heating the water without waiting. Many electric kettles can boil water faster than a microwave because the entire kettle heats up, offering more heated surface area.
Energy efficiency: Heating up the stove every time you need to boil water can eat up a lot of energy. Electric kettles are more energy efficient, partly because they are so much faster, but also because they are small. The heat coils are built right into the kettle, so they directly heat the water without having to heat a kettle first.
Convenience: Electric kettles can be used anywhere there is a plug. They are perfect for the office, dorm rooms and basements. Keep an electric kettle in your home office to avoid having to make several trips to the kitchen to make tea in the middle of the day.
Automatic shut-off: A tea kettle on the stove will whistle until you turn it off. What happens if you forget about the tea you wanted and head to the store? Electric kettles shut off automatically when the water is boiling. So, if you are in the basement doing laundry and can't get to the kettle right away, it will shut off and wait for you.