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Amazon Basics Electric Glass Kettle vs Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602 Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which simple glass electric kettle is better. The Amazon Basics Electric Kettle F-625C or the Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602?

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Amazon Basics Electric Glass Kettle

Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602

Amazon Basics Electric Glass Kettle vs Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance40% Design25% Usability35% ScoreOverall 40%Performance 25%Design 35%Usability Amazon Basics Elect...Elite Gourmet Elect...7.77.97.57.56.86.17.96.7
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Pros & Cons

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • Light weight
  • Large capacity
  • Pretty fast boiling time
  • Long cord
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • Light weight
  • Large capacity
  • Quiet when boiling
  • Kettle waddles on base
  • Cord rigid to wrap
  • Slow boiling time
  • High energy consumption

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
L8.39 x W6.50 x H9.57 inches
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Material
Glass and BPA-free plastic
Glass and BPA-free plastic
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless kettle)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$29.63
$25.43

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
6.1

Boiling Time

7.8
4.9
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C). The digital timer displays 7 minutes and 13 seconds.
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602). The digital timer displays 10 minutes and 04 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F / 26.7°C
80°F
Water Volume
1.5 liters
1.5 liters
Boiling Time
7m 13s
10m 4s

Energy Consumption

8.0
5.8
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) to be 150 Wh.
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) to be 161 Wh.
Voltage
113 V
114 V
Current
11.17 A
8.438 A
Power
1250 W
960 W
Energy Consumption
150 Wh
161 Wh

Noise Level

8.5
9.2
The Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 75 dB. The power meter reads 113 V, 11.17 A, 1.25 kW, 0.74 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
The Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 68.3 dB. The power meter reads 114 V, 8.438 A, 960 W, 101 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
Noise Level
75 dB
68.3 dB

Keep Warm

7.0
7.5
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 202°F for both probes. In the middle is the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer displaying 5 minutes on the countdown.
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 203°F for both probes. In the middle is the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer displaying 5 minutes on the countdown
After 5 Minutes
202°F / 95°C
203°F / 95.5°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
7.9

In the Box

On the upper right is the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C). On the left is a cardboard box. Below the kettle, on the right is an instruction manual and on the left is the power base.
On the upper right is the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602). On the left is a cardboard box. Below the kettle, on the right is an instruction manual and on the left is the power base.

Dimensions

The Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) is 8.27 inches in length, 6.34 inches in width, and 8.78 inches in height.
The Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) is 8.39 inches in length, 6.50 inches in width, and 9.57 inches in height.
Length
8.3" (21.0 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.1 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
8.8" (22.3 cm)
9.6" (24.3 cm)
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)

Carafe

8.0
8.0
The Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C)’s carafe sitting on top of its power base.
The Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C)’s carafe sitting on top of its power base.
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it glowing blue of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The plastic black V-shaped spout of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The mesh filter attached to the plastic black V-shaped spout of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The carafe of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) sitting on top of its power base.
The opening diameter of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) is 3.54 inches.
The mesh filter attached to the plastic black V-shaped spout of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it glowing blue of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
The plastic black bottom of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Weight
2.1 oz (59 g)
2.1 oz (59 g)
Materials
Glass
Borosilicate glass
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
3.5" (9.0 cm)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
LED Ring
 Blue
Blue
Filter
Removable mesh filter
Fixed mesh
Water Level Markings
Yes
Yes
Tea Infuser
No
No

Handle

7.0
7.0
The button for the pop-up lid of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The button for the pop-up lid of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
A hand holding the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) by its handle with its lid open.
A hand holding the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) by its handle.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
Type
Cool-touch
Cool-touch, anti-slip

Lid

8.0
7.0
The pop-up lid of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The pop-up lid of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The pop-up lid of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) opens at an 85° angle.
The pop-up lid of the AAmazon Basics Electric Kettle F-625C has a silicone band around the circumference.
The hinge of the pop-up lid of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The pop-up lid of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
The pop-up lid of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
The pop-up lid of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) opens at an 80° angle.
The hinge of the pop-up lid of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Hinged
Hinged
Open Mechanism
Push-button pop-up
Push-button pop-up

Base

6.0
9.0
The top of the power base of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The top of the power base of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The bottom of the power base of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads.
The top of the power base of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
The top of the power base of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
The bottom of the power base of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
304 stainless steel
Type
360°
Swivel 360°
Cord Storage
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

On the right is the carafe of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C). On the left is its power base with its power cord extended from below.
On the right is the carafe of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C). On the left is its power base with its power cord extended from below.
The three-pronged plug of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The three-pronged plug of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
The three-pronged plug of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602).
The power cord of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) is 28.74 inches long.
Type
three-pronged plug
 three-pronged plug
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Base
Cord Length
29.7" (75.5 cm)
28.7" (73.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.5
6.7

User Control

7.0
6.0
The clear plastic power switch of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
The handle of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) has two buttons, the one above is the lid button and below is the power switch.
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
No
Display
No
No
Temperature Control
No
No
Presets
No
No
Keep Warm
No
No
Automatic Shut-Off
Yes
Yes
Boil-Dry Protection
Yes
Yes

Ease of Use

8.0
7.0
A person in a dark green shirt pouring water from the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) into a glass.
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) into a glass.

Cleaning

7.0
7.0
A person in a blue shirt holding the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) by its handle on one hand and the other hand wiping the carafe interior with a piece of tissue.
A person in a blue shirt holding the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) by its handle on one hand and the other hand wiping the carafe interior with a piece of tissue.

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