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COMFEE Electric Kettle CEKG003 In-depth Review

The Comfee home appliance brand is part of the Midea Group based in China. Besides electric kettles, Comfee also distributes toaster ovens, microwaves, air-fryers, and rice cookers. The brand also covers refrigerators, water dispensers, washing machines, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers.

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The Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) on the right and its cardboard box on the left. In the background is a shelf with different electric kettles.

Overall Verdict

After being run through all our tests, the Comfee Electric Kettle (CEKG003) proved to be an all-around excellent glass kettle. Apart from comparatively high energy consumption, performance was good.

It’s user-friendly with all the design features you would want on a kettle, except that the cord storage does not work so well. Nevertheless, considering the generally low price point, it's an excellent choice for anyone on a budget.

Things We Like

  • Very inexpensive
  • Quiet and fast boiling
  • Easy to use
  • Light weight
  • Large capacity
  • Long cord

Things We Don’t Like

  • High energy consumption
  • Cord doesn’t fit storage

 We purchased the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) because of its popularity and shockingly low price of $26.17 on Amazon (at the time of writing). . Of the bat, we were impressed with its solid design and fast boiling time. Read on to find out how this kettle performed across the board on all our tests and evaluations.

On a side note, this kettle has other similar models if you’re interested. One has a glass carafe and stainless steel base, one has a stainless steel carafe with a water level window, and one has a stainless steel carafe but without a water level window.

Key Specs

Dimensions
L8.66 x W6.30 x H9.45 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Material
Glass and BPA-free plastic
Capacity
57.48 fl. oz. (1.7 L)
Power
1500 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)

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Compared to Other Electric Kettles

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Analysis and Test Results

7.0 Performance

The Comfee Glass Electric Kettle has a pretty fast and very quiet boiling phase. However, it consumes quite a bit more energy compared to other kettles on our list. Its ability to retain heat isn’t anything to write home about either.

7.4 Boiling Time

1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003). The digital timer displays 7 minutes and 34 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
Boiling Time
7m 34s

For the common electric kettles (not gooseneck) like the Comfee, we see how long it takes to boil 1.5 liters of water—a good mid-capacity. This kettle took 7 minutes and 34 seconds to bring 1.5 liters of room-temperature water (80°F/26.7°C) to boiling point (212°F/100°C).

This result was acceptable for the kettle’s 1500 W of power, worthy of a 7.4/10 score.

5.8 Energy Consumption

The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) to be 161 Wh.
Voltage
113 V
Current
11.40 A
Power
1280 W
Energy Consumption
161 Wh

We used a power meter to measure the Comfee’ total energy consumption to bring 1.5 liters of room-temperature water to a rolling boil. The result was 161 Wh which was quite high. Compared to other kettles in our data, this one could only get a 5.8/10.

8.9 Noise Level

The Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 71.5 dB. The power meter reads 113 V, 11.10 A, 1.28 kW, 0.72 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
The Comfee Glass Electric Kettle CEKG003 reaches a maximum of 71.5 dB while boiling.
Noise Level
71.5 dB

During boiling, the Comfee’s noise level peaked at 71.5 dB while reaching a rolling simmer. This is very safe considering the CDC recommended 80 dB safe exposure level for a period of 2 hours. This result showed that the kettle was very quiet while boiling and earned the kettle an 8.9/10.

6.0 Keep Warm

On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 200°F for both probes. In the middle is the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) 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
200°F / 94°C

The glass carafe quality of the Comfee isn’t the best for retaining heat. The kettle also doesn’t have temperature control for the Keep Warm feature. As a result, after 5 minutes, the temperature dropped from 212°F / 100°C to 200°F / 94°C. This only scored 6/10 according to our rating scale.

7.4 Design

The Comfee Glass Electric Kettle looks very similar to many other kettles, but the build quality is notably good. Convenient features include a mesh filter, a blue LED ring, a large opening, and a pop-up lid.

In the Box

On the upper left is the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003). On the right is a cardboard box. Below the kettle, on the right is an instruction manual and on the left is the power base.
  • One cordless kettle
  • One corded power base
  • One user manual
  • Warranty: 1-year limited in the US

The Comfee arrived between two foam pads—on the top and bottom—inside a carton box. The instruction manual had basic information on the kettle’s parts, how to use, safeguards, cleaning and maintenance, troubleshooting, and a warranty.

Dimensions

The Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) is 8.66 inches in length, 6.30 inches in width, and 9.45 inches in height.
Length
8.7" (22.0 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Height
9.4" (24.0 cm)
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)

7.0 Carafe

The carafe of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) sitting on top of its power base.
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it glowing blue of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
The glass V-shaped spout of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
The black plastic bottom of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Weight
2.1 oz (59 g)
Materials
Borosilicate glass
Spout
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
3.9" (10.0 cm)
LED Ring
Blue
Filter
Fixed mesh filter
Water Level Markings
Yes
Tea Infuser
No

The carafe is made of glass and can hold  1.7 L (57.48 fl. oz.), which is about 7 cups (+2). It has a large opening, 3.94 inches in diameter, so you can comfortably pour in water from your tap or any container (+1).

There are water level markings in the middle of the carafe (+1). The Comfee has quite a unique V-shaped spout that is shaped out of the glass carafe itself. As a result, the limescale filter can’t be attached to the spout like other kettles, e.g. the Peach Street PE-1300, but is positioned by the lid and is not removable (+1).

Similar to many other cordless electric kettles, the Comfee’s heating element is positioned inside the bottom of the carafe. There’s a ring of blue LED around the bottom which will illuminate when the kettle’s running, making it easy to spot in the dark (+2).

7.0 Handle

A hand holding the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) by its handle.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
Type
Cool-touch

The cool-touch handle is made of BPA-free plastic (+3). Its design is standard, without an ergonomic contour or anti-slip feature, but it feels secure and comfortable on the wrist nonetheless (+4).

7.0 Lid

The pop-up lid of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
The pop-up lid of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
The pop-up lid of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) opens at an 75° angle.
The mesh filter attached to the hinged lid of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
Materials
BPA-free plastic
Type
Hinged
Open Mechanism
Push-button pop-up

The Comfee has a hinged lid that pop-ups to a 75° angle with a single push of a button on the handle (+4). That angle is good enough for the lid to move out of the way to get water in despite its fixed filter (+2).

The lid’s exterior and interior are plastic which some people may not like since hot water will come in contact with the lid.Nonetheless, we detected no chemical odor during the first boil.

Unlike some other electric kettles we’ve tested, this one doesn’t have a silicone band around the circumference. Regardless, the lid still closes tightly (+1), but it gets a little hot, so be careful not to touch it straight after boiling.

9.0 Base

The top of the power base of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
The top of the power base of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
The bottom of the power base of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip silicone pads.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
Type
Swivel 360°
Cord Storage
Yes

The Comfee has a standard BPA-free plastic 360° swivel base that’s sturdy and fits the carafe well (+5). At the bottom of the base is the cord storage and also three small anti-slip silicone pads (+4).

Power Cord

The three-pronged plug of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
The three-pronged plug of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
The two-pronged flat power cord of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) is 29.72 inches long (75.5 cm).
Type
two-pronged plug
Power
1500 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Cord Length
29.7" (75.5 cm)

The Comfee has a 29.72-inch flat power cord, which should be enough for household use. The cord uses a two-pronged plug which is typically considered not as safe as a three-pronged one. Nonetheless, it should be safe since the power base doesn’t have a metal casing but a plastic one.

7.3 Usability

With a standard design, we didn’t expect the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle to excel in usability. The fact that it was easy to use, carry, pour, and clean was good enough. The only thing to fault it for would be the cord which didn’t wrap neatly around its storage.

7.0 User Control

The clear plastic power switch of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003).
Control
One touch
Indicator Light
Blue LED
Display
No
Temperature Control
No
Presets
No
Keep Warm
No
Automatic Shut-Off
Yes
Boil-Dry Protection
Yes

The Comfee has a standard one-touch switch with no digital display or temperature control (+1).

The power switch is made of clear plastic and is positioned near the bottom of the carafe along the handle. It also acts as the indicator light which will illuminate with a blue LED when the kettle is running (+2).

The kettle has an automatic shutoff feature which will activate when the thermo fuse detects a boiling point temperature (+2). Keep in mind that this feature will not kick in if you leave the lid open. If you do, however, the kettle’s boil-dry protection feature will turn off the kettle anyway when no water is present (+2).

8.0 Ease of Use

A person in a grey shirt pouring water from the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) into a glass.

The Comfee is extremely simple to use, with only two buttons—one for power and one for opening the lid (+2).

The carafe felt very light when we picked it up—it’s only slightly more than 2 lbs (+2). Holding its handle felt good in the hand and it was sturdy enough to be carried around when completely filled with water. The angle between the arm and the kettle made pouring effortless (+1).

With a large opening of 3.94 inches (10 cm), it’s easy to pour in water from the tap or any container (+1). The water level markings are in the middle of the carafe for easy viewing and precise decanting (+1).

The power base fits firmly below its carafe so there’s no wobble during boiling (+1). Due to the flat shape of the cord, it was impossible for us to wrap it tightly around its storage. After storing, the cord stuck out for 6.89 inches, including the plug.

6.0 Cleaning

A  hand wiping the carafe interior of the Comfee Glass Electric Kettle (CEKG003) with a piece of tissue.

Cleaning the Comfee is very easy (+2). The opening is large enough for an adult hand to fit through and wipe the interior when necessary (+2). The limescale filter isn’t removable but the lid opens at a wide enough angle for it to not get in the way of anything (+2).

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