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Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA vs Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which electric kettle is better. The stainless steel double-walled Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA or the Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets?

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Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA

Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets

Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA vs Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets

Overall Verdict

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Both the stainless steel double-walled Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA and the Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets offer some interesting and unique features.

The Secura kettle excels in heat retention thanks to its double-wall construction, which also ensures safety by remaining cool to the touch during boiling. Meanwhile, the Chefman offers 5 temperature settings, all accessible through a one-touch control interface.

The Chefman features an LED ring that changes color based on the selected preset, adding a fun and practical element to its design. Additionally, the Chefman includes a detachable tea infuser, enhancing its versatility, and is priced only slightly higher than the Zeppoli.

The Secura lacks a visible water-level indicator on the exterior, though it does have measurement markings inside. Also, its holed filter is less effective at managing limescale buildup compared to the Chefman's removable mesh filter.

Performance-wise, however, the Chefman boiled water more slowly, which is our main evaluating aspect for a kettle. On the bright side, it was quieter when boiling and consumed the same amount of electricity.

Pros & Cons

  • Cool-to-touch exterior
  • Double-walled heat retention
  • No plastic contact with water
  • Fast to boil
  • Affordable
  • Large lid opening
  • 5 different presets
  • Removable tea infuser
  • Low price
  • Quiet when boiling
  • Removable mesh filter
  • Energy consumption
  • No water-level markings
  • Slow boiling time
  • Small opening
  • Awkward handle

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.86 x W6.34 xH10.70 inches
L8.66 x W6.50 x H8.98 inches
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.4 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)
60.9 fl oz (1.8 L)
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.75
$34.34

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
6.7

Boiling Time

7.8
5.6
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 Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL). The digital timer displays 9 minutes and 23 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F (26.7°C)
80°F
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
Boiling Time
7m 14s
9m 23s

Energy Consumption

7.0
7.0
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 Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) (14745) to be 155 Wh.
Voltage
114 V
115 V
Current
11.26 A
8.625 A
Power
1280 W
993 W
Energy Consumption
155 Wh
155 Wh

Noise Level

8.6
9.1
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 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.
Noise Level
74.5 dB
69 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 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.
After 5 Minutes
205°F / 96.5°C
202°F / 95°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
7.7

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 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.

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 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.
Length
8.9" (22.5 cm)
8.7" (22.0 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.1 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
10.7" (27.2 cm)
9.0" (22.8 cm)
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.4 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 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).
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
60.9 fl oz (1.8 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)
3.2" (8.2 cm)
LED Ring
No
Multi-colored
Filter
Built-in holes
Removable mesh filter
Water Level Markings
No
Yes
Tea Infuser
No
Detachable

Handle

7.0
5.0
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.
A hand holding the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) by its handle.
Materials
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Cool-touch, anti-slip
Cool-touch

Lid

8.0
7.0
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 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.
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 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 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.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Swivel 360°
Swivel 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.
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).
Type
three-pronged plug
two-pronged plug
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Base
Cord Length
33.7" (85.5 cm)
2.5 ft (0.8 m)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.6
6.8

User Control

7.0
7.0
The clear plastic power switch of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
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.
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
Red LED
Display
No
No
Temperature Control
No
No
Presets
No
5
Keep Warm
No
No
Automatic Shut-Off
Yes
Yes
Boil-Dry Protection
Yes
Yes

Ease of Use

9.0
7.0
A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA) into a glass.
A hand pouring tea from the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) into a glass.

Cleaning

5.0
6.0
A hand holding a tissue wiping the interior of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
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.

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