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Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA vs Cosori Glass Electric Kettle GK172-CO Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which electric kettle is better. The stainless steel double-walled Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA or the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle GK172-CO?

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Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA

Cosori Glass Electric Kettle GK172-CO

Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA vs Cosori Glass Electric Kettle GK172-CO

Overall Verdict

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Our best stainless steel pick—the double-wall Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA scored higher than the glass Cosori Glass Electric Kettle GK172-CO thanks to certain unique strengths. And, it could have been better if not for some minor drawbacks.

The Secura kettle outperforms the Cosori in terms of heat retention due to its double-wall construction, which additionally ensures safety by remaining cool to the touch during boiling. At the same power draw, the Secura was slightly slower but consumed a lot less electricity when boiling water. It wasn’t as quiet as the Cosori but that wasn’t a big problem.

Both kettles allow for no plastic-to-water contact thanks to their stainless steel inner lid. However, the Secura’s holed filter is less effective at handling limescale buildup compared to the Cosori's mesh filter. Also, the kettle does not have a visible water-level indicator on the outside, but it does have measurement markings on the inside.

Pros & Cons

  • Cool-to-touch exterior
  • Double-walled heat retention
  • No plastic contact with water
  • Fast to boil
  • Affordable
  • Large lid opening
  • Glass spout
  • Stainless steel under lid
  • Large opening
  • Quiet when boiling
  • Easy to use
  • Light weight
  • Energy consumption
  • No water-level markings
  • High energy consumption
  • Cord doesn’t fit storage

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.86 x W6.34 xH10.70 inches
L9.13 x W6.22 x H10.25
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)
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Power
1500 W
1500 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.75
$28.65

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.3

Boiling Time

7.8
8.0
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 Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO). The digital timer displays 7 minutes and 1 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F (26.7°C)
80°F
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
1.5 liters
Boiling Time
7m 14s
7m 1s

Energy Consumption

7.0
5.8
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 Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) to be 161 Wh.
Voltage
114 V
114 V
Current
11.26 A
12.12 A
Power
1280 W
1370 W
Energy Consumption
155 Wh
161 Wh

Noise Level

8.6
9.0
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 Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 70.4 dB. The power meter reads 114 V, 12.12 A, 1.37 kW, 0.63 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
Noise Level
74.5 dB
70.4 dB

Keep Warm

8.5
6.5
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 200°F for both probes. In the middle is the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) Keep Warm 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
201°F / 94.5°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
7.6

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 left is the box of the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO). In the middle is the carafe. On the right are two documents. Below the carafe 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 Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) is 9.13 inches in length, 6.22 inches in width, and 10.25 inches in height.
Length
8.9" (22.5 cm)
9.1" (23.2 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.1 cm)
6.2" (15.8 cm)
Height
10.7" (27.2 cm)
10.3" (26.0 cm)
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)

Carafe

7.0
7.0
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 Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) sitting on top of its power base.
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it glowing blue of the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO).
The glass V-shaped spout of the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO).
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
Borosilicate glass
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
4.9" (12.5 cm)
4.3" (11.0 cm)
LED Ring
No
Blue
Filter
Built-in holes
Removable mesh
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.
A hand holding the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO)  by its handle.
Materials
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
Type
Cool-touch, anti-slip
Cool-touch, anti-slip

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 Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) opens at an 80° angle and has a mesh filter attached to it.
The pop-up lid of the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) opens at an 80° angle and has a mesh filter attached to it.
The lid’s pop-up button of the Cosori Original Electric Glass Kettle (GK172-CO) is located on its handle.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
304 stainless steel
Type
Hinged
Hinged
Open Mechanism
Push-button pop-up
Push-button

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 Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO).
The top of the power base of the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO).
The bottom of the power base of the Cosori Original Electric Glass Kettle (GK172-CO) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip silicone 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 plug of the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO).
The two-pronged plug of the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO).
The power cord of the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) is 29.53 inches in length.
Type
three-pronged plug
two-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)
29.5" (75.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.6
7.3

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 Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO).
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
Blue LED
Display
No
No
Temperature Control
No
No
Presets
No
5
Keep Warm
No
30 minutes
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 grey shirt pouring water from the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) 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).
A person in a black shirt holding the Cosori Glass Electric Kettle (GK172-CO) by its handle on one hand and the other hand wiping the carafe interior with a piece of tissue.

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