For an electric kettle that has no unique features, the Peach Street PE-1300 was quite the performer with how fast and quiet it boils water. It did consume slightly more energy than some top-listers but that’s only nitpicking from us.
The kettle has all of our desired features that makes it so easy to use. To top it all off, it’s very affordable as well.
Things We Like
- Low price tag
- Fast boiling time
- Quiet boiling phase
- Light weight
- Easy to use
- Large capacity
Things We Don’t Like
- Slightly high energy consumption
- Plastic lid
We bought the Peach Street Electric Kettle PE-1300 on Amazon for $23.32 (at the time of writing), which was very affordable. Besides the black model we got, the kettles also come in aqua, blue, cotton candy pink, gray, purple, red, and white.
From the first look, the kettle has a relatively standard design. And, our first test run showed quite a fast boiling time. So, we couldn’t wait to see what else this one has to offer.
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The Peach Street Electric Glass Kettle had good scores in the tests of Boiling Time, and Keep Warm. It was even excellent in the Noise Level test. Its Energy Consumption score wasn’t as high as some of its competitors though.
For the common electric kettles (not goosenecks) like the Peach Street, we evaluate the time they take to boil 1.5 liters of water—a middle ground of their capacity. This kettle took 7 minutes and 04 seconds to bring 1.5 liters of room-temperature water (80°F/26.7°C) to boiling point (212°F/100°C).
This was quite a fast result, matching the kettle’s 1500 W of power. It translates to an 8/10 score according to our data.
We used a power meter to measure the Peach Street’s total energy consumption to bring 1.5 liters of room-temperature water to a rolling boil. The result was 152 Wh which was worthy of a 7.6/10 score.
During boiling, the Peach Street’s noise level peaked at 67.2 dB while reaching a rolling simmer. This was significantly lower than the CDC-recommended 80 dB and earned the kettle an impressive 9.3/10.
Although the glass carafe of the Peach Street doesn’t have the best properties for heat retention, the temperature only dropped from 212°F / 100°C to 203°F / 94.5°C after 5 minutes. This equaled a 7.5/10 in our Keep Warm test, quite good for a kettle that isn’t double-walled and doesn’t have the Keep Warm feature.
Despite its standard design, the Peach Street Electric Glass Kettle still has most of the desirable features like water-level markings, an LED ring, and a removable mesh filter. The lid would be improved with a stainless steel interior and a rubber band around its circumference but it wasn’t a problem.
In the Box
- One cordless kettle
- One corded power base
- One user manual
- Warranty: 1 year
The Peach Street Electric Glass Kettle arrived inside a colorful box. It’s fitted between two cardboard pads—one for the top and bottom—and wrapped around by a soft foam pad. The instruction manual has the standard safeguards, how to use, cleaning and maintenance, and a 1-year warranty that you’ll need to activate via the included QR code.
The carafe is made of glass and has a capacity of 1.7 L (57.48 fl. oz) or 7 cups of water (+2). It has a wide lid opening, 3.54 inches in diameter, allowing you to comfortably pour in water from your tap or any container (+1). There are water level markings in the middle of the carafe (+1).
The black plastic spout of the Peach Street has a standard V shape. The limescale filter is positioned by the spout and is removable (+2).
Similar to many other cordless electric kettles, the Peach Street’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).
The cool-touch handle is made of BPA-free plastic (+3). Its design is standard, without an ergonomic contour or anti-slip feature, but feels secure and comfortable on the wrist nonetheless (+4).
The Peach Street has a hinged lid that pop-ups to a 80° angle with a single push of a button located on the handle (+4). That angle is good enough for the lid to move out of the way to get water in despite the attached limescale filter (+2).
The lid’s exterior and interior are both plastic which means some contact between plastic and hot water is unavoidable. Nonetheless, we noticed no odd 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). It’s not cool-touch though, so be careful when the water’s still hot.
The Peach Street has a standard BPA-free plastic 360° swivel base that’s sturdy and fits the carafe well enough (+5). At the bottom of the base is the cord storage in addition to three small anti-slip rubber pads (+4).
The Peach Street has a 29.92 inch round power cord, which should be plenty enough for household use. It has a three-prong grounded plug which is typically safer than a two-pronged one.
The Peach Street Electric Glass Kettle checked all the boxes when it comes to how easy it is to use. It also takes no effort to clean thanks to its large lid opening and removable limescale filter.
The Peach Street 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. However, it doesn’t have an indicator light inside like with many other kettles. Thankfully, the carafe still has a blue LED ring to let you know the kettle is running (+2).
Like most other kettles, it has an automatic shutoff feature which activates when the thermal fuse detects that the ambient temperature is 100°C (+2). Keep in mind that this feature will not kick in if you leave the lid open. If you do, however, you still don’t have to worry about overheating because the kettle’s boil-dry protection feature will turn off the kettle when no water is present (+2).
9.0Ease of Use
The Peach Street is extremely simple to use, with only two distinctive buttons—one for power and one for opening the lid (+2).
The unobstructed and large opening of 3.54 inches allowed us to comfortably 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 handle felt good in the hand and seemed sturdy when we picked the kettle up when filled with water to the max (+2). The nice angle between the arm and the kettle made pouring effortless (+1).
The power base fits firmly below its carafe so there is no wobbling around during boiling (+1). Thanks to the cord’s round shape, it wrapped tightly around for storage leaving only the plug sticking out by 2.95 inches (7.5 cm) (+1).
Cleaning the Peach Street is very simple and effortless (+2). Its lid doesn’t get in the way and the opening is large enough for an adult hand to fit through and wipe the interior when necessary (+3).
The limescale filter is removable for frequent cleaning and maintenance as well (+2). To remove the limescale, we simply boil a mixture of vinegar and water with the kettle and rinse it afterward.
About your guide
Alan Nguyen is a writer and product reviewer at HealthyKitchen101. His major in English language teaching taught him to present concise information. In addition to his cooking hobby, he values the practical aspects of household appliances.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.