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Mueller Ultra Kettle M99S vs Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602 Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which simple glass electric kettle is better. The Mueller Ultra Kettle M99S or the Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602?

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Mueller Ultra Kettle M99S

Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602

Mueller Ultra Kettle M99S vs Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance40% Design25% Usability35% ScoreOverall 40%Performance 25%Design 35%Usability Mueller Ultra Kettl...Elite Gourmet Elect...7.88.17.97.56.86.17.96.7
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As our lowest-rated product, the Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle (EKT-602) significantly lags behind the Mueller Ultra Kettle M99S, despite its lower price. However, it effectively highlights the differences between a weak and a strong-performing kettle.

Even considering its lower power draw, the Elite Gourmet was still much slower and consumed much more energy than the Mueller. On the brightside, its similar glass carafe had equally good heat retention and was even quieter than the Mueller while boiling.

Both kettles feature high-quality design elements such as water-level markings, a removable mesh filter, and an LED ring on their carafes. However, the Elite Gourmet kettle has two buttons positioned close to each other, which we found awkward to control.

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
  • Quiet when boiling
  • Handle not ideally shaped
  • Cord wrap loosely
  • 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
2.4 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
1100 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$27.44
$25.43

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.1
6.1

Boiling Time

7.8
4.9
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 Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602). The digital timer displays 10 minutes and 04 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F
80°F
Water Volume
1.5 liters
1.5 liters
Boiling Time
7m 14s
10m 4s

Energy Consumption

8.4
5.8
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 Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) to be 161 Wh.
Voltage
113 V
114 V
Current
10.97 A
8.438 A
Power
1230 W
960 W
Energy Consumption
148 Wh
161 Wh

Noise Level

9.0
9.2
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 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
70.3 dB
68.3 dB

Keep Warm

7.5
7.5
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 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
203°F / 95.5°C
203°F / 95.5°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
7.9

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 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 Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) 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
2.4 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 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
1.9 oz (53 g)
2.1 oz (59 g)
Materials
Borosilicate glass
Borosilicate 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
Fixed mesh
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.
A hand holding the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) by its handle.
Materials
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
Type
Cool-touch, anti-slip
Cool-touch, anti-slip

Lid

7.0
7.0
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 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 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 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

The power cord of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) is 30.31 inches long.
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
30.3" (77.0 cm)
28.7" (73.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.5
6.7

User Control

7.0
6.0
The power switch located on the handle of the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S).
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
No
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 grey shirt pouring water from the Mueller Ultra Electric Kettle (M99S) 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 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 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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