There’s nothing quite like waking up to a hot cup of tea or coffee in the morning or pouring yourself a cup to boost you during the day. This daily ritual has made kettles an essential part of any home kitchen, making a decision to buy a new one should not be taken lightly.
There are a lot of brands and varieties of kettles available on the market to choose from when you’re looking for a new kettle, today, we are going to be looking at one brand, Aroma, and breaking down what they have to offer to help you make a good buying decision.
About The Brand
Aroma is an American company that was established in San Diego, California, in 1977. They started out producing ovens until they really began getting popular as the leading producer of American-made rice cookers in 1992. Since then, the brand has expanded to include a wide range of products across a variety of different departments, including, of course, kettles.
Their well-established legacy makes buying from Aroma that an easy choice. The kettles from Aroma come with at least a one-year warranty, so you are guaranteed a certain level of quality. Their selection also comes in a few different materials and capacities, you have the opportunity to pick the one that suits your needs and style the best.
So now we are going to be looking at a few of the top choices from Aroma and their pros and cons. The criteria we are going to be looking at to assess these kettles are price, appearance, capacity, and general functionality.
Without further ado, let’s get into the kettles.
At the bottom of the price ladder, we have this 1L brushed stainless steel kettle at $30. This is a very affordable and simple option that will give you all you need from a simple kettle without breaking the bank. It is small and has a 4 cup capacity, best suited for smaller households.
Boiling less water at once is actually more energy-efficient, this could actually save you money on electricity in the long run. It has a simple one-touch operation and an automatic shut-off, you never have to worry about it boiling dry. The body is stainless steel with a plastic, cool-touch handle so you can use it safely, and it has a cordless design, so you have the ultimate flexibility.
It boasts a 1 cup per minute boiling speed, you can have your cup of tea or coffee ready as quickly as you like. All in all, this one is great if you are on a budget and just need a reliable kettle that will keep going through daily use.
- Fast boiling
- Small capacity
- Basic appearance
Next up is the glass Aroma kettle at $48.90. This is a larger kettle with a 7 cup capacity, it’s better suited for larger households than the previous option we’ve looked at so far.
The kettle is made up of a heat-resistant glass body with a brushed stainless steel base and a cool-touch handle that looks pretty simple when it is off. However, when your water starts boiling, the glass will light up blue, which looks beautiful and adds a fun feature to your kitchen in an unexpected way.
It has a 360-degree power base with a one-touch operation that makes using this kettle seamless. The thing that makes this kettle a step up from the first one we looked at, besides the appearance, is that it gives you more control over your boiling with a temperature dial.
The dial ranges from warm to boil and allows you to heat water for a variety of purposes in a very convenient manner. Although it is not fully programmable and not as accurate as some of the other options, it still gives you more control than your average kettle.
- Large capacity
- Light up glass body
- Temperature dial
- Simple appearance when off
If you want a kettle that looks really good and adds to the design of your kitchen, then this Quilted kettle is for you! It has a soft-touch exterior that insulates the body and looks good into the bargain. It comes in 3 different colors, black, white, and pink, so you can coordinate your kettle with your kitchen. The design is modern and stylish and will amplify any kitchen with its presence.
This Quilted Kettle sells for $50, which is a really good price for the appearance and functionality, especially when compared to other brands on the market. The whole piece is BPA-free, you don’t have to worry about anything harmful leaching into your water.
It has a five-cup, 1.2L, capacity, it’s a mid-sized kettle that would suit most households but might be a bit small for entertaining. The body is made from 316 surgical-grade steel, it is guaranteed to last you a long time if you take care of it. This steel is in a double-walled configuration that helps the water boil faster and has a snug fit lid for heat retention, which makes this kettle super-efficient.
Overall this kettle is pretty and useful for a really good price, it is really one worth considering.
- Attractive design
- Durable and long-lasting
- Smaller capacity
If you really like tea, then this electric tea maker might be a good choice for you.
This cute little 6 cup kettle is pink with a glass body and a pink base that has 16 preset heating buttons built into it for you to boil water for every possible use. The preset settings have digital temperature and time controls for boiling, black tea, green tea, white tea, fruit tea, herbal tea, milk tea, Oolong, white fungus, bird’s nest, dessert, Chinese herbs, porridge, soup, milk formula, and keep warm.
These settings allow you to brew the perfect cup every single time, no matter what you’re making. The milk formula setting makes this great for a tea lover that is also a parent of a little one. It even has a bonus setting that allows you to delay the timer so you can prep the kettle the night before to have your kettle ready to go as soon as you get up in the morning.
This kettle also has a tea infuser that comes with it that fits onto the inside of the lid and lets you steep and prepare your loose leaf tea within the kettle itself. This is great when combined with the keep warm feature, you can indulge in the cup after cup without having to go through the steeping process again.
All these features make this kettle multi-purpose and well worth the investment especially considering the price of other alternatives. At $60, this is actually a really great deal for a specialized appliance that serves many purposes and allows for so much customization, it is one to keep in mind.
- Specialized tea maker
- Large capacity
- 16 presets
- Detachable tea basket
- One bright color
At the highest end of the scale, we have this 7 cup kettle for $60. Aroma’s kettle range is really well priced, which means that you can get quality appliances at an affordable rate
For the basics, this kettle boasts an extra high wattage which gives you 30% faster boiling so you can have your tea or coffee ready really quickly. It has a brushed stainless steel finish and a 360-degree cordless base that we have come to expect from a good kettle.
What makes this kettle really stand out, however, is the digital controls that are built into the handle. These buttons let you boil your water to the precise temperature you need for whatever you are brewing with four preprogrammed temperatures designed for specific teas or coffee.
If you are a tea enthusiast, then this kettle is great for you because it comes with a detachable tea basket that allows you to brew tea right in your kettle like the tea maker we looked at previously. The keep-warm setting will keep the tea at the ideal temperature for 1 hour so you can move right on to your next cup.
- Large capacity
- Preprogrammed settings
- Detachable tea basket
- I can’t watch the brewing
Best For Brewing Tea
Although we have two kettles here today that are designed with tea in mind, the Electric Tea Maker is definitely the superior choice if you want to really get technical about your brews. Its 16 presets really can’t be beaten and allow you to brew just about any tea under the sun perfectly every time. It is also cute and fun to look at, which is an added bonus for your kitchen decor.
Best Value for Budget
The 1L Stainless Steel kettle at $30 is the most affordable offering that we have from Aroma. This brushed stainless steel kettle is simple and compact, and ideal for smaller households. Since it comes from a reputable brand like Aroma, you can go with the budget-friendly option while still being guaranteed a certain level of quality and durability in your product, you really can’t go wrong with this option.
Answer: When a product is deemed BPA free, it means that the compound Bisphenol A has not been used during the manufacturing process. This chemical is found in a lot of plastic products like food packaging and plastic appliances like kettles. While many of them keep their BPA levels at a safe level, it is better to have no traces whatsoever.
The issue with BPA is that it can leech into your food and cause you issues with your endocrine system and your hormones as it mimics the effect of estrogen. To be sure that your products are harming you without your knowledge, you should always look for a BPA-free indicator on the packaging.
Answer: The mesh in the spout is there for a variety of reasons. It minimizes the escaping steam, your kettle will boil faster, and it prevents any mineral scale build-up from pouring into your coffee. It also prevents any debris or insects from falling into the kettle when it is not in use.
Answer: If your kettle has an exposed element, then it is likely that you will need to descale your kettle every now and then (approximately every 4-6 weeks) when you notice that scale has started to build up around the element. This scale builds up with change depending on the type of water you have in your area. Descaler sachets can be bought from a grocery and should be used according to each manufacturer’s instructions that come with the descaler.
Answer: As you can see, some of these kettles can brew water to a precise temperature for each variety of tea, but which temperature is ideal for each tea? Here is a basic guide, so you know exactly how to brew the perfect cup every time.
• Black: 212 degrees
• Green: 175-180 degrees
• White: 175-180 degrees
• Oolong: 195 degrees
• Rooibos: 212 degrees
• Herbal: 212 degrees
In general, Aroma has a decent kettle selection with great functionality, if not always in the prettiest designs. These kettles will be high quality and last you a long time if you maintain them and take care of them.
Out of all the kettles we looked at today, the one that I think is worth investing in is the 7 cups electric kettle. It is the most expensive here, but it is still within a reasonable price range when compared with other brands.
It also provides you with settings that allow you to customize your boiling specifically for the brew you are partaking in that day. It can also function as a regular kettle, so it gives you the option of being multifunctional. You get so much functionality for the price that it would be a mistake to pass this one up.