Best Quiet Electric Kettles for a Serene Morning Routine

There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee to start a day off right! However, noisy kitchen appliances can really put a damper on the contemplative morning mood. That’s why I set out to find the best quiet kettles to integrate into any existing kitchen setup.

Even outside of your morning routine, an electric kettle can be an incredibly useful tool in the kitchen. In addition to being safer than boiling water on a stove, it’s also faster and all-around more convenient. So let’s talk about how you could find the best product for your kitchen beyond getting one that matches the rest of your appliances aesthetically.

How to Find the Quietest Kettles

Before I tell you all about the best quiet kettles I’ve found, let’s take a moment to talk about what makes some of them quieter than others.

You see, traditional stove kettles were designed to be loud. The high-pitched whistling sound they would produce as they brought the water to a boil was a great signal to take the kettle off the stove. However, those aren’t the kettles we’re dealing with now.

Most modern, electric kettles have an automatic shutoff function. That means that there’s no need for them to produce noise as the water comes to a boil.

Yet most electric kettles still make an odd squealing sound as the heating elements warm up. According to some experts, quick-boiling kettles can be as loud as electric drills, with the resulting noise being in the 80–95 decibel range!

But is there a way to avoid such unpleasant noise? Of course! Many of the companies I’ll mention in my reviews have addressed that problem head-on by implementing proprietary quiet-boil technology in their products. Generally, they only produce about 60 decibels at most, which is comparable to moderate rainfall or the amount of noise you might hear in a quiet office building.

Even the material a kettle is made of can make it somewhat quieter. Obviously, some parts — namely, the heating elements at the bottom of the kettle — must be metal. However, having a plastic or glass body can definitely make a kettle more pleasant to your ear. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the quietest kettles on the market.

The best quiet kettles in 2018.

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The following recommendations include kettles of all kinds — small and large, opaque and transparent, basic and high-tech. But if you want to expedite your search for the quiet kettle of your dreams, you should figure out the kettle capacity you need and go from there. Aside from that, you can go by the appearance of the product since the ones on this list are all equally quiet.

1. COMFEE’ 1.7L Quiet-Boil & Cool-Touch Series Electric Kettle

The quiet-boil and cool-touch series kettles by COMFEE’ manage to deliver on both promises through one product feature — the double-wall design. The inside of the kettle is made of stainless steel,which ensures that the water doesn’t touch the plastic (even though it’s BPA-free).

Thanks to the vacuum layer between the stainless steel interior and the cool-touch exterior, the sound and the hot air won’t escape the kettle. Some of the noise may still go up through the spout and the edges of the lid, but most of it will be muffled by the body of the device. According to the company, the kettle won’t produce more than 59 decibels of noise, as opposed to the 70 decibels their competitors’ products produce.

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Of course, the sound of boiling water is pretty much unavoidable. However, because of the 1,500-Watt fast-boiling elements, it shouldn’t take the kettle a long time to heat 1.7 liters of water. So you won’t have to put up with any noise for too long, anyway.

The appliance will automatically shut off as soon as it brings the water to a boil. On top of that, the heating elements won’t even work if there’s no water in the kettle,thanks to the built-in boil-dry protection.

The model in question comes in three attractive colors, including baby pink, mint green, and black.


  • The 1.7-liter capacity is ideal for cooking or brewing beverages
  • Stainless steel interior, BPA-free plastic exterior
  • The double-wall design makes the device quieter and cool to the touch
  • Fast-boiling 1,500W heating elements


  • Doesn’t have a window on the side
  • No fancy features

2. BonNoces 0.5L Quiet Fast Boil & Cool Touch Portable Electric Kettle

If you’re often disappointed upon entering a hotel room without a functioning kitchen area, consider getting a mini kettle. Since this 6.5-inch kettle yields exactly two cups, it’s the perfect unit for traveling solo or with a partner.

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Like the previous product on my list, this BonNoces kettle is made of two materials. The inner layer is food-grade stainless steel, while the outer one is high-quality plastic (available in blue, pink, and white). The space between those layers dampens noise and prevents heat from transferring to the outer material. Of course, you won’t have to touch the body of the device at all, when the handle is right there.

Once you flip the switch on top of the handle, the 800-Watt heating elements should bring the water to a boil within five minutes. Once they do, the kettle will shut off automatically, and the same will happen if it detects no water inside.

The lid is fully detachable, allowing you to thoroughly clean the inside of the kettle. Just make sure it’s completely cool before sticking your hand in there. The bottom of the lid, the spout, and even the filter are all made of stainless steel too, which should also help with the cleaning process.


  • The half-liter capacity is great for boiling water on the go
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel interior, cool-touch BPA-free plastic exterior
  • The double-wall design makes the appliance quieter
  • Fast-boiling 800W heating elements


  • Too small to use for cooking
  • Doesn’t have a window
  • No fancy features

3. HadinEEon Variable Temperature 2L Quiet Electric Kettle

Now, if you’re looking for something a bit more substantial and high-tech, you might like this HadinEEon kettle. The 2-liter appliance has a completely different design than the previous two products. For one, it has a completely transparent borosilicate glass body with measurement gauge lines printed on the side.

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Instead of a simple switch, there are eight buttons on top of the handle. You’ll find the start/stop key under the six temperature presets, ranging from 160 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

Directly below the start button, there’s a keep-warm button that will maintain your preferred temperature for four hours. If you don’t use that option, though, the kettle will turn off automatically — and it even has boil-dry protection.

When the kettle is on, you’ll see a bright blue LED ring at the bottom. Thanks to the fast-boiling heating elements under the stainless steel bottom, it’ll take no more than five minutes to boil 1.5 liters of water. That’s the main thing that’ll keep this appliance relatively quiet. However, unlike the previous ones we’ve seen, it doesn’t have any kind of double-wall insulation.


  • The 2-liter (70oz) capacity is perfect for cooking or brewing tea or coffee
  • Borosilicate glass body with measurement gauge lines on the side
  • Six temperature settings and a keep-warm function
  • Fast and quiet-boiling 1,200W heating elements


  • The glass isn’t exactly cool to touch
  • When it’s on, it glows bright blue, which can be annoying

4. ASCOT 1.7L Stainless Steel Quiet Electric Tea Kettle

If you’re worried about plastic getting in contact with your water, this ASCOT kettle might be just what you need. The stainless steel appliance comes in a matte or polished silver finish. Both versions have only a few plastic parts, which are, of course, BPA-free.

The ring-shaped lid handle is mostly made of stainless steel, though it has an anti-scald plastic coating on the inside. However, if you want to protect the whole handle, you can replace the metal bit with a fully plastic one. Aside from that, the only other plastic parts on the appliance are the ones on the handle and the transparent power switch below.

Even though the body of the device won’t be completely cool to touch, it shouldn’t be too hot to handle if you accidentally brush up against it. The kettle also has an automatic shutoff feature and boil-dry protection.

Its 1,500-Watt heating elements will warm up any amount of water in seven minutes at most. In fact, if you only want to make two cups of tea, they’ll probably be ready in two minutes flat. So, any noise you do end up hearing will be short-lived.


  • The 1.7-liter capacity can be used for cooking or brewing beverages
  • Stainless steel build prevents plastic from touching your water
  • A clean, retro design with an anti-scald handle
  • Fast and quiet-boiling 1,500W heating elements with boil-dry protection


  • Doesn’t have a window
  • The stainless steel body of the device isn’t cool to the touch
  • No fancy features

5. Culinary Obsession Borosilicate Glass & Stainless Steel 1.8L Quiet Kettle

If the previous example has convinced you not to go for an opaque kettle after all, here’s another fully transparent option you might prefer. This Culinary Obsession kettle is another mix of borosilicate glass and stainless steel. The 1.8-liter container is great for brewing tea or making food — and the measurement gauge lines printed on the glass will help you no matter what you decide to use it for.

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Again, the main benefit of this product in terms of noise is its quick boiling time. The kettle should boil half a liter of water in under two minutes, so any noise you do hear won’t last long. The full capacity won’t take much longer, coming to a boil after only six minutes.

The body of the device is thick enough to stop most sounds from escaping. Ultimately, the only noise you’ll be able to hear is the bubbling of the kettle’s contents — but that’ll probably come up through the spout.

Speaking of which, the top and bottom of the kettle (including the spout filter) are actually made of stainless steel, not glass. In fact, the only plastic part of the whole kettle is the handle, including the lid flip switch and the power switch.

Finally, like most basic models, this kettle has dry-boil protection and an automatic shutoff feature. It also lights up when its heating elements are active.


  • The 1.8-liter capacity is great for either cooking or preparing hot beverages
  • Borosilicate glass body with visible gauge lines and stainless steel details
  • There’s a lid flip switch on top of the handle and a power switch below
  • Fast and quiet-boiling 1,200W heating elements


  • The glass isn’t exactly cool to touch
  • The blue LED indicator light might be bothersome

6. Azeus 1.8L Fast-Boiling Quiet Electric Kettle

Now that we’ve seen several single-layer kettles, let’s take a look at another double-wall unit. The Azeus kettle has many of the properties I’ve already highlighted in other products. Its quiet heating elements can bring 1.8 liters of water to a boil within seven minutes or so. You’ll know the device is working if the LED lights under the company logo are on.

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As we have established, these kinds of units have a bit of space between the stainless steel interior and the BPA-free plastic exterior walls. That vacuum prevents sound and heat from transferring from the inner layers to the outer ones, making the whole kettle safe to touch.

Even though the manufacturer used food-grade plastic, the outer layer still won’t come in direct contact with the water. The spout, filter, and the bottom of the lid are all made of stainless steel too. Everything else, including the handle, the power switch, and the corded base of the device, is plastic.


  • The 1.8-liter capacity is ideal for cooking or brewing beverages
  • Stainless steel interior, white BPA-free plastic exterior
  • The double-wall design makes the kettle quiet and cool to the touch
  • Fast-boiling 1,500W heating elements


  • Completely opaque, with the only measurement gauge being on the inside
  • Basic model with no extra features and a somewhat dull design

7. Molla Púro 1.5L Electric Water Kettle With Premium Schott Glass

Molla’s Púro electric kettle is another simple yet elegant solution made of stainless steel and Schott glass. Some of the parts that come in contact with the water are BPA-free plastic. Additionally, the product has some external plastic parts, notably its handle and base. As always, the kettle itself is cordless, allowing you to freely pour its contents without having to worry about the cable.

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Now let’s take a moment to discuss what makes this kettle quieter than most. Basically, it all comes down to the high-tech heating elements at the base of the product. When you flip the switch below the handle, the elements will turn on along with a blue LED that will light up the transparent power switch.

The water inside the kettle should start bubbling within a few minutes. However, if the water level falls below 8.5 ounces, the boil-dry protection will kick in, preventing the heating elements from working.

There’s another design element that makes this kettle perform quietly even when it’s not heating water. The lid flip switch on top of the handle triggers the top of the kettle to open slowly. That’s certainly quieter than the usual snapping noise you might hear from products that don’t use that technology. However, the main purpose of that particular feature is to protect you from scalding water and steam.


  • The 1.5-liter capacity can be used for brewing beverages or cooking
  • Schott glass body with light gauge lines
  • Stainless steel top and bottom, black plastic handle featuring power and lid flip switches
  • Fast and quiet-boiling heating elements


  • The glass isn’t exactly cool to touch
  • The blue LED indicator light might be bothersome
  • It has a (presumably plastic) replaceable anti-calcium filter (rather than a stainless steel one)

8. HadinEEon 1.7L Glass Electric Kettle With Stainless Steel Lid & Bottom

If you liked the previous HadinEEon kettle I mentioned but don’t need variable temperature settings, you might prefer this model. Instead of letting you choose from all those different heat settings, this kettle has a simple power switch. When you flip it, the blue LED ring at the bottom of the kettle will glow as the circular heating elements inside heat the water evenly and quickly. It shouldn’t take any longer than six minutes to boil 1.5 liters.

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The sides of this product are made of borosilicate glass — and that includes the spout! It doesn’t even have a filter, possibly to prevent unnecessary contact with plastic. However, parts of the lid and the handle of the device are made of BPA-free plastic.

Since the manufacturer decided to place the power switch on top of the handle, you’ll have to use the switch on top of the lid when you want to refill the kettle. After the water boils, the power switch will flip back on its own. Alternatively, the kettle won’t even activate the heating elements if it doesn’t detect enough water.


  • 1.7-liter capacity borosilicate glass body with visible gauge lines
  • BPA-free plastic and stainless steel elements (available in three colors)
  • Simple power switch with automatic shutoff and boil-dry protection
  • Fast, even, and quiet-boiling 1,200W heating elements


  • The glass isn’t exactly cool to touch
  • The bottom of the device has a blue LED ring that may be annoying to some

9. Hamilton Beach 1L Glass Electric Kettle With an Led Indicator, Auto-Shutoff & Boil-Dry Protection

This Hamilton Beach kettle is fairly similar to some of the other glass and stainless steel models we’ve seen. The body of the device is mostly made of glass, except for the built-in mesh filter. Of course, if you’re worried about plastic contamination, you can always remove that part. Another feature we’ve already seen is the blue LED ring that lights up at the bottom of the kettle when it’s on.

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The kettle has an automatic shutoff and boil-dry protection,as well as a relatively quick boiling time. After all, it can only hold a liter of water, so it should be able to heat it faster than a stove or a microwave. Better still, it’ll certainly be quieter than a stovetop kettle — at least it won’t squeal to signal that the water is hot.

When you want to boil some water, you’ll open the kettle by squeezing the pinch grip opening mechanism on the lid. The glass body allows you to see the exact amount of water you’re pouring in. But don’t expect it to be cool to the touch once the heat is on! Just keep your hands on the anti-scald handle, and you’ll be fine.


  • 1-liter capacity glass body with white gauge lines
  • It has stainless steel and plastic elements — like the built-in mesh filter
  • Simple power switch with automatic shutoff and boil-dry protection
  • Quick and quiet-boiling 1,500W heating elements


  • The glass isn’t as cool to the touch as a double-wall might be
  • Some people may not appreciate the built-in plastic mesh filter
  • Soft blue illumination can be distracting at night

10. Miroco 1.5L Cool-Touch Quiet Electric Kettle

Whether you get the black or the orange version, this double-wall kettle from Miroco will look absolutely stunning on your countertop. The outer layer of the kettle is made of BPA-free plastic that should remain cool to the touch thanks to the vacuum between it and the stainless steel interior wall.

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In addition to the inner walls of the kettle, the spout, filter, and bottom side of the lid are also made of stainless steel. As we have established, that prevents water contamination and, more importantly, stops sounds from escaping the kettle.

The Strix temperature controller in the base of the kettle allows it to shut off automatically and prevents overheating. That heating element is actually remarkably quiet and fast, boiling 1.5 liters of water in less than six minutes. Fortunately, this product isn’t the only one on this list that has this kind of temperature controller.


  • The 1.5-liter kettle is great for brewing beverages and cooking
  • Stainless steel interior, BPA-free plastic exterior
  • The double-wall design makes the device quieter and cool to the touch
  • Fast and quiet 1,500W heating elements


  • Doesn’t have a window on the side
  • The interior gauge lines only show the minimum and maximum amount of water you can put into the kettle
  • Plain power switch function with no fancy features

11. AICOK 1.7L Variable Temperature Stainless Steel Electric Kettle With Speedboil

Ultimately, all of these kettles make about the same amount of noise — just below 60 decibels. However, these last two products are certainly more advanced than the previous ones I reviewed. So let’s start with this 1.7-liter stainless steel kettle from AICOK.

The stainless steel kettle features a transparent window with black gauge lines that should allow you to measure out exactly as much water as you need. The window should light up in different colors depending on the temperature setting you select.

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Rather than having a simple power switch, this unit has a whole control panel on top of the anti-scald handle. Your options will be the same as with the previous kettle with similar settings — in the 160–212-degree range.

Also like that previous model we discussed, this one has a 2-hour keep-warm feature. Even if you take the kettle off its square base, it’ll restart whichever heating cycle you used when you put it back on. Its memory feature will kick in as long as it wasn’t disconnected for more than a minute and a half.

Like many of the other kettles on this list, this one works with Strix technology. In this case, that means that it should be able to boil 1.7 liters of water in five minutes flat. What’s more, it’ll do it quietly — which is yet another benefit of the Strix heating elements.


  • 1.7-liter stainless steel kettle with a transparent window
  • Variable temperature controls with corresponding multi-color LED lights
  • Keep-warm cycle and 90-second memory feature
  • Fast-boiling 1,500W heating elements


  • Mesh filter may be a disadvantage if you don’t want any plastic to come in contact with your water
  • The kettle itself may not be as cool to the touch as the handle

12. Primens 1.5L Smart Electric Kettle With Variable Temperature Control

Last but not least, we have this somewhat futuristic-looking double-wall kettle from Primens. If not for the LED display on the side of the device, this would be an unremarkable black kettle. However, the symbols on the side indicate not only the current temperature inside the kettle but also which heating modeyou’ve selected.

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The controls that allow you to make that selection are right under the display. The left button lets you choose between one of four presets — 100, 175, 200, and 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Like the previous smart kettles we’ve seen, this one also has a keep-warm function that will maintain the temperature of the kettle’s contents for up to an hour.

Throughout all that, the kettle won’t make more than 60 decibels of noise,thanks, in part, to its double-wall construction. You can also thank the 1,500W heating elements for making the whole process as quick as possible. It’ll take the kettle anywhere between three and eight minutes to heat or boil the water, depending on the amount you need it to process. Since it uses Strix temperature control, it also has boil-dry protection.


  • The 1.5-liter double-wall kettle with a stainless steel interior and BPA-free plastic exterior
  • Four heating presets and a 60-minute keep-warm feature
  • Has an LED temperature display on the outside
  • Fast-boiling 1,500W heating elements


  • There is no window to let you see inside the kettle
  • There are no specific gauge measurements, only the minimum and maximum requirements

Features That Make a Good Quiet Kettle

In the following section of the article, I’ll let you know what features you should keep an eye on while shopping for a quiet kettle.

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Low Noise Level

The level of noise a kettle produces is just about the most important feature it has. At least, for our purposes, it is. In open-concept kitchens, living rooms and offices especially, sound travels. So, to avoid irritating our family, roommates or coworkers, we ought to use the quietest kettle available to us.

So, how can we spot a quiet kettle? Some manufacturers label their products as “quiet kettles” or “silent kettles.” If they don’t, there are a few other ways to tell which kettles are quieter than others. For example, the more powerful an electric kettle is, the louder it will be. Also, poorly built kettles, as well as those with moving parts, do tend to be noisier.

Boiling Speed

The speed of the boil is a good indicator of the kettle’s power. And, as I previously mentioned, the more powerful the kettle is, the noisier it will be. Of course, that’s not always the case. Still, most manufacturers specify the watts and voltage a kettle uses.

Few kettles can manage to be both quick and quiet. Still, I’d say that even a weaker electric kettle will probably bring your water to boil in less time than a stove would.

Safety Features

Safety is a huge factor when choosing any kind of kettle. You’ll definitely want to make sure that it’s built of thicker materials so that your kettle doesn’t heat up on the outside.

You’ll be dealing with boiling water anyway – so you might as well make sure that the exterior of the kettle is safe, at least. Fortunately, many manufacturers make the exteriors of their kettles cool to the touch. So, in order to prevent accidents, you should make sure the one you pick is made of thick and durable materials.

Design (Colors and Materials)

Obviously, you’ll want to make sure the kettle you go for fits in nicely in your kitchen or office. Luckily, there are many options to choose from. You can pick from a wide assortment of colors and materials. Your kettle could be plastic, glass, or stainless steel, with a modern or a vintage look.

It can also be as big or as small as you need it to be – this will all depend on your own needs. However, most of them will still have the same parts. They all have a base that powers the kettle, and the kettle itself, which typically has a window that shows how much water you’re pouring into it.

Extra Features

While most electric kettles automatically turn off once the water boils, some can be set to turn off when they reach a certain temperature. In addition, some kettles can even maintain a certain temperature, with a “keep warm” feature.

Also, there can be minor functional design differences, like non-slip handles. These, I imagine, would be great features for bigger kettles. If you fill those things up, you might have some trouble pouring the boiling water out if your hand is sliding off the handle.

And, all of the kettles I’ve reviewed are cordless. That means that the kettle itself isn’t confined to an outlet. Most kettles, in fact, are powered through a base, which is plugged into an outlet. That also ensures that the bottom of your kettle will stay cool to the touch.


When you’re looking for kettles that have the features I just talked about, you should know that a dollar store kettle won’t cut it. In fact, the most basic high-quality plastic kettles, which can also meet our noise requirements, go for around $30. For more design options or extra features, you’ll definitely want to set aside upwards of $50, maybe even $100.

Basically, the price of the product will depend on the brand, the quality, and the capacity of the kettle.

Enjoy Your Morning Routine With a Quiet Kettle

Every modern kitchen needs an electric kettle — but you shouldn’t have to settle for just any product. The main selling point of the kettles I’ve listed is their quiet performance.

Most of them achieve it through the efficiency of their heating elements as well as some other aspects of their designs. For example, in addition to making sure the kettle is cool to the touch, the double-wall feature on certain units also keeps the sound in check. Of course, no matter how insulated a kettle is, the sound of bubbling water will still be able to escape through the spout. Fortunately, it won’t be bubbling for long, thanks to the fast-boiling feature most of the products I listed have.

So if you’re stuck choosing from several of the quiet kettles I mentioned, just go by their appearance. Since the noise levels are consistent across the board, it’s okay to judge a book by its cover — just this once!




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