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Mueller Ultra Kettle M99S vs Amazon Basics Electric Glass Kettle Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which simple glass electric kettle is better. The Mueller Ultra Kettle M99S or the Amazon Basics Electric Kettle F-625C?

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Mueller Ultra Kettle M99S

Amazon Basics Electric Glass Kettle

Mueller Ultra Kettle M99S vs Amazon Basics Electric Glass Kettle

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance40% Design25% Usability35% ScoreOverall 40%Performance 25%Design 35%Usability Mueller Ultra Kettl...Amazon Basics Elect...7.88.17.97.57.77.97.57.5
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The cheaper Amazon Basics Electric Kettle F-625C is a solid choice with only a few weaker aspects than the Mueller Ultra Kettle M99S.

At the same power draw, the two kettles showed equal boiling speed. However, the Amazon Basics consumed slightly more energy and was noisier while boiling. Most of all, it didn’t retain heat as well as the Mueller despite also being made of glass.

Talking about design, both kettles boast high-quality elements, such as a removable mesh filter, water-level markings, and an LED ring. The Amazon Basics kettle includes a silicone band around its underlid to ensure a tighter seal that the Mueller lacks. Unfortunately, its score is heavily brought down due to its wobble base-to-kettle assembly.

Pros & Cons

  • Fast boiling time
  • Low energy consumption
  • Quite when boiling
  • Good heat retention
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • Light weight
  • Large capacity
  • Pretty fast boiling time
  • Long cord
  • Handle not ideally shaped
  • Cord wrap loosely
  • Kettle waddles on base
  • Cord rigid to wrap

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 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
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Power
1500 W
1500 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless kettle)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$27.44
$29.63

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.1
7.9

Boiling Time

7.8
7.8
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Mueller Ultra Kettle (M99S). The digital timer displays 07 minutes and 14 seconds.
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.
Room Temperature
80°F
80°F / 26.7°C
Water Volume
1.5 liters
1.5 liters
Boiling Time
7m 14s
7m 13s

Energy Consumption

8.4
8.0
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) to be 148 Wh.
The Mueller M99S uses 148 Wh to bring 1.5 liters of water to a boil.
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) to be 150 Wh.
Voltage
113 V
113 V
Current
10.97 A
11.17 A
Power
1230 W
1250 W
Energy Consumption
148 Wh
150 Wh

Noise Level

9.0
8.5
The Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 70.3 dB. The power meter reads 113 V, 10.97 A, 1.23 kW, 73 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
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.
Noise Level
70.3 dB
75 dB

Keep Warm

7.5
7.0
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 203°F for both probes. In the middle is the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) 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 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.
After 5 Minutes
203°F / 95.5°C
202°F / 95°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
7.5

In the Box

On the upper right is the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S). 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 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.

Dimensions

The Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) is 8.27 inches in length, 6.34 inches in width, and 8.78 inches in height.
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.
Length
8.3" (21.0 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.1 cm)
6.3" (16.1 cm)
Height
8.8" (22.3 cm)
8.8" (22.3 cm)
Weight
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)

Carafe

8.0
8.0
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it glowing blue of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S).
The mesh filter attached to the plastic black V-shaped spout of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S).
The plastic black bottom of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S).
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).
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Weight
1.9 oz (53 g)
2.1 oz (59 g)
Materials
Borosilicate glass
Glass
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
3.1" (8.0 cm)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
LED Ring
Blue
 Blue
Filter
Fixed mesh
Removable mesh filter
Water Level Markings
Yes
Yes
Tea Infuser
No
No

Handle

7.0
7.0
A person holding the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) by its handle.
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.
Materials
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Cool-touch, anti-slip
Cool-touch

Lid

7.0
8.0
The black pop-up lid of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) has a silver button in the middle.
The black pop-up lid of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) has a silver button in the middle.
The pop-up lid of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) opens at a 75° angle.
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).
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Hinged
Hinged
Open Mechanism
Push-button pop-up
Push-button pop-up

Base

9.0
6.0
The top of the power base of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S).
The top of the power base of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S).
The bottom of the power base of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads.
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.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
360°
360°
Cord Storage
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

The power cord of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) is 30.31 inches long.
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).
Type
three-pronged plug
three-pronged plug
Power
1500 W
1500 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Base
Cord Length
30.3" (77.0 cm)
29.7" (75.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.5
7.5

User Control

7.0
7.0
The power switch located on the handle of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S).
The clear plastic power switch of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
No
Blue LED
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
8.0
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) into a glass.
A person in a dark green shirt pouring water from the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) into a glass.

Cleaning

7.0
7.0
A person in a black shirt holding the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) by its handle on one hand and the other hand wiping the carafe interior with a piece of tissue.
A person in a black shirt holding the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) by its handle on one hand and the other hand wiping the carafe interior with a piece of tissue.
The removable mesh filter of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S).
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.

Behind the Comparison

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