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Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA vs Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602 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 Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602?

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Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA

Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602

Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA vs Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle EKT-602

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance40% Design25% Usability35% ScoreOverall 40%Performance 25%Design 35%Usability Secura Electric Ket...Elite Gourmet Elect...7.77.87.67.66.86.17.96.7
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Our top stainless steel choice—the double-wall Secura Electric Kettle SWK-1701DA is, without a doubt, better than our lowest rated product—the Elite Gourmet Electric Kettle (EKT-602).

The Secura kettle excelled in heat retention thanks to its double-wall construction, which also ensured safety by remaining cool to the touch during boiling. Even considering its lower power draw, the Elite Gourmet was still much slower and consumed much more electricity. On the brightside, it was quieter than the Secura when boiling.

The Secura's holed filter is less effective at managing limescale buildup compared to the Elite Gourmet's removable mesh filter. Additionally, the Secura lacks a visible water-level indicator on the exterior, though it does have measurement markings inside. However, we found that the Elite Gourmet kettle's two buttons are awkwardly positioned close to each other.

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
  • Quiet when boiling
  • Energy consumption
  • No water-level markings
  • Slow boiling time
  • High energy consumption

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.86 x W6.34 xH10.70 inches
L8.39 x W6.50 x H9.57 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
1100 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.75
$25.43

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
6.1

Boiling Time

7.8
4.9
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 Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602). The digital timer displays 10 minutes and 04 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
10m 4s

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 Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) to be 161 Wh.
Voltage
114 V
114 V
Current
11.26 A
8.438 A
Power
1280 W
960 W
Energy Consumption
155 Wh
161 Wh

Noise Level

8.6
9.2
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 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
74.5 dB
68.3 dB

Keep Warm

8.5
7.5
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 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
205°F / 96.5°C
203°F / 95.5°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
7.9

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 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 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 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
8.9" (22.5 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.1 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
10.7" (27.2 cm)
9.6" (24.3 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 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
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)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
LED Ring
No
Blue
Filter
Built-in holes
Fixed 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 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

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 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 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 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
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 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
33.7" (85.5 cm)
28.7" (73.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.6
6.7

User Control

7.0
6.0
The clear plastic power switch of the Secura Electric Stainless Steel Double-Wall Kettle (SWK-1701DA).
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
Blue LED
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

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 person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Elite Gourmet Electric Glass Kettle (EKT-602) 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 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.

Behind the Comparison

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