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Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets vs Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602 Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which glass electric kettle is better. The Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets RJ11-17-CTI-RL or the Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602?

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Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets vs Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602

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In terms of overall score, the Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets RJ11-17-CTI-RL wasn’t much higher than the Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602—our lowest-rated product. However, it offers some unique valuable features that really separate it from its opponent.

The Chefman offers 5 temperature settings, easily accessed through a one-touch control, similar in ease of use to the Elite Gourmet's single-setting. Both kettles come with a limescale mesh filter and an LED ring, but the Chefman's LED ring changes color according to the selected preset, adding a fun and practical aspect to its design.

Although it is priced higher, the Chefman also includes a detachable tea infuser, increasing its versatility. In contrast, the Elite Gourmet kettle has buttons that are too closely spaced, making them awkward to use.

At the same power draw, the Chefman boiled water faster while consuming less electricity compared to the Elite Gourmet. It was similarly quieter while boiling but didn’t have as good heat retention as its competitor despite also being made of glass.

Pros & Cons

  • 5 different presets
  • Removable tea infuser
  • Low price
  • Quiet when boiling
  • Removable mesh filter
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • Light weight
  • Large capacity
  • Quiet when boiling
  • Slow boiling time
  • Small opening
  • Awkward handle
  • Slow boiling time
  • High energy consumption

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.66 x W6.50 x H8.98 inches
L8.39 x W6.50 x H9.57 inches
Weight
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Material
Glass and BPA-free plastic
Glass and BPA-free plastic
Capacity
60.9 fl oz (1.8 L)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Power
1100 W
1100 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.34
$25.43

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.7
6.1

Boiling Time

5.6
4.9
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL). The digital timer displays 9 minutes and 23 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
80°F
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
1.5 liters
Boiling Time
9m 23s
10m 4s

Energy Consumption

7.0
5.8
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) (14745) to be 155 Wh.
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) to be 161 Wh.
Voltage
115 V
114 V
Current
8.625 A
8.438 A
Power
993 W
960 W
Energy Consumption
155 Wh
161 Wh

Noise Level

9.1
9.2
The Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 69 dB. The power meter reads 115  V, 8.625 A, 993 W, 0.82 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
69 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 Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) 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
7.7
7.9

In the Box

On the upper right is the Chefman Electric Kettle with Temperature Control (RJ11-17-CTI-RL). 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 Chefman Electric Kettle with Temperature Control (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is 8.66 inches in length, 6.50 inches in width, and 8.98 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
8.7" (22.0 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Width
6.5" (16.5 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.8 cm)
9.6" (24.3 cm)
Weight
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)

Carafe

8.0
8.0
The carafe of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The carafe of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The opening diameter of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is 3.23 inches.
The plastic black V-shaped spout of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The mesh filter attached to the plastic black V-shaped spout of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
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
60.9 fl oz (1.8 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
3.2" (8.2 cm)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
LED Ring
Multi-colored
Blue
Filter
Removable mesh filter
Fixed mesh
Water Level Markings
Yes
Yes
Tea Infuser
Detachable
No

Handle

5.0
7.0
A hand holding the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) by its handle.
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

7.0
7.0
The open button for the pop-up lid of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The open button for the pop-up lid of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The pop-up lid of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) opens at an 80° angle.
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

9.0
9.0
The top of the power base of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The top of the power base of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The bottom of the power base of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) 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
Swivel 360°
Swivel 360°
Cord Storage
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

The two-pronged flat power cord of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is 29.72 inches long (75.5 cm).
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
two-pronged plug
 three-pronged plug
Power
1100 W
1100 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Base
Cord Length
2.5 ft (0.8 m)
28.7" (73.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.8
6.7

User Control

7.0
6.0
The control panel on the handle of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) has two buttons. On the left is the on/off switch and on the right is the button to toggle between 5 preset temperatures: 175°F,185°F,195°F,200°F, and 212°F.
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
Red LED
No
Display
No
No
Temperature Control
No
No
Presets
5
No
Keep Warm
No
No
Automatic Shut-Off
Yes
Yes
Boil-Dry Protection
Yes
Yes

Ease of Use

7.0
7.0
A hand pouring tea from the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) into a glass.
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) into a glass.

Cleaning

6.0
7.0
The opened Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) with its removable mesh filter and tea infuser.
The Chefman RJ11-17-CTI-RL has a removable mesh filter and tea infuser.
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.