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Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA vs Amazon Basics Electric Glass Kettle Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which electric kettle is better. The stainless steel double-walled Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA or the glass Amazon Basics Electric Kettle F-625C?

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Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA

Amazon Basics Electric Glass Kettle

Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA vs Amazon Basics Electric Glass Kettle

Overall Verdict

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The stainless steel double-wall Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA scored slightly lower than the glass Amazon Basics Electric Kettle F-625C, but it has noteworthy strengths that made it our top stainless steel pick.

The Secura kettle excelled in heat retention due to its double-wall construction, which also ensures safety by staying cool to the touch during boiling. Additionally, it matched the Amazon Basics in boiling speed and quietness.

However, the Secura kettle lacks a visible water-level indicator on the exterior, although it does have interior measurement markings. Its holed filter is also less effective at managing limescale buildup compared to the removable mesh filter found in the Amazon Basics.

Pros & Cons

  • Cool-to-touch exterior
  • Double-walled heat retention
  • No plastic contact with water
  • Fast to boil
  • Affordable
  • Large lid opening
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • Light weight
  • Large capacity
  • Pretty fast boiling time
  • Long cord
  • Energy consumption
  • No water-level markings
  • Kettle waddles on base
  • Cord rigid to wrap

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.86 x W6.34 xH10.70 inches
L8.27 x W6.34 x H8.78 inches
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Material
Stainless steel interior, BPA-free plastic exterior
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
$31.75
$29.63

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.9

Boiling Time

7.8
7.8
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA). 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 (26.7°C)
80°F / 26.7°C
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
1.5 liters
Boiling Time
7m 14s
7m 13s

Energy Consumption

7.0
8.0
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) to be 155 Wh.
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C) to be 150 Wh.
Voltage
114 V
113 V
Current
11.26 A
11.17 A
Power
1280 W
1250 W
Energy Consumption
155 Wh
150 Wh

Noise Level

8.6
8.5
The Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 74.5 dB. The power meter reads 114 V, 11.26 A, 1.28 kW, 70 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
74.5 dB
75 dB

Keep Warm

8.5
7.0
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 205°F for both probes. In the middle is the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) 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
205°F / 96.5°C
202°F / 95°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
7.5

In the Box

On the upper right is the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA). 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 Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) is 8.86 inches in length, 6.34 inches in width, and 10.70 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
8.9" (22.5 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.1 cm)
6.3" (16.1 cm)
Height
10.7" (27.2 cm)
8.8" (22.3 cm)
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)

Carafe

7.0
8.0
The carafe of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) sitting on top of its power base.
The opening diameter of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) is 4.92 inches.
The maximum water level indicator on the interior wall of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The stainless steel V-shaped spout of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
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
2.1 oz (59 g)
2.1 oz (59 g)
Materials
Stainless steel interior, BPA-free plastic exterior
Glass
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
4.9" (12.5 cm)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
LED Ring
No
 Blue
Filter
Built-in holes
Removable mesh filter
Water Level Markings
No
Yes
Tea Infuser
No
No

Handle

7.0
7.0
A hand holding the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
A hand holding the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The button for the pop-up lid of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) located on 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

8.0
8.0
The pop-up lid of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The pop-up lid of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The pop-up lid of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) opens at an 75° angle.
The hinge of the pop-up lid of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
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 Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The top of the power base of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The bottom of the power base of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) has a cord storage but was missing two out of its 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
Swivel 360°
360°
Cord Storage
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

The two-pronged flat power cord of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) is 33.66 inches long (85.5cm.
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
33.7" (85.5 cm)
29.7" (75.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.6
7.5

User Control

7.0
7.0
The clear plastic power switch of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
The clear plastic power switch of the Amazon Basics Electric Glass and Steel Kettle (F-625C).
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
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

9.0
8.0
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) 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

5.0
7.0
A hand holding a tissue wiping the interior of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
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.

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