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Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE In-depth Review

Zeppoli was founded in 2017 under Equinox International Inc. In addition to electric kettles, they distribute kitchen towels, food containers, plastic utensils, and air purifiers.

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The Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE on the right and a cup of black tea on the left. In the background is a shelf with different electric kettles.

Overall Verdict

The Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE is an all-round good performer with an exceptionally quiet boiling phase. It has a fast boiling speed, good heat retention, and consumes little energy—all in the top tier. To top it off, the kettle is affordable as well.

Its design is standard but has all the desirable features that make it easy to use and clean. If we’re being nitpicky, a round three-prong power cord would make it safer and easier to wrap.

Things We Like

  • Fast boiling time
  • Low energy consumption
  • Extremely quiet boiling phase
  • Good heat retention
  • Affordable
  • Light weight
  • Easy to use and clean

Things We Don’t Like

  • Flat two-prong cord
  • Plastic lid interior

We bought the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE on Amazon for $27.97 (at the time of writing), which was the average price tag for the product. The brand also has a model with a completely stainless steel exterior instead of partially like the one we chose.

It has a standard design so we just went straight to a first test run and got a pretty fast boiling time. Let’s see what else this kettle has!

Key Specs

Dimensions
L9.06 x W6.30 x H8.46 inches
Weight
2.7 lbs (1.2 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

8.4 Performance

The Zeppoli Electric Glass Kettle has higher scores than its competitors in terms of boiling time, energy consumption, keep warm, and most of all, noise level. This culminates to a top-tier performance score among our tested electric kettles.

8.2 Boiling Time

1.5 liters of water boiling inside the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE. The digital timer displays 06 minutes and 51 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F (26.7°C)
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
Boiling Time
6m 51s

For the common electric kettles (not goosenecks) like the Zeppoli, we evaluate the time they take to boil 1.5 liters of water—a middle ground of their capacity. This kettle took 6 minutes and 51 seconds to bring 1.5 liters of room-temperature water (80°F/26.7°C) to boiling point (212°F/100°C).

This result is quite standard among kettles with 1500 W of power like this one. According to our data, it was relatively fast and worthy of a score of 8.2/10.

8.6 Energy Consumption

The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE to be 147 Wh.
Voltage
111 V
Current
11.43 A
Power
1260 W
Energy Consumption
147 Wh

We used a power meter to measure the Zeppoli’s total energy consumption to bring 1.5 liters of room-temperature water to a rolling boil. The result was 147 Wh which was lower than many of its competitors and scored an 8.6/10.

9.5 Noise Level

The Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 64.7 dB. The power meter reads 113 V, 8.125 A, 929 W, 100 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
Noise Level
64.7 dB

During boiling, the Zeppoli’s noise level peaked at 64.7 dB while reaching a rolling simmer, which was significantly lower than the CDC-recommended 80 dB. This result was one of our most quiet and equated to a 9.5/10.

7.5 Keep Warm

On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 203°F and 204°F. In the middle is the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer on a 5 minute countdown.
After 5 Minutes
203°F / 94.5°C

Although the glass carafe of the Zeppoli isn’t the best for heat retention, the temperature only dropped from 212°F / 100°C to 203°F / 94.5°C after 5 minutes. This translated to 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.

7.9 Design

The Zeppoli’s standard design doesn’t miss. It has all the desirable features, including a removable mesh filter, an LED ring, and water-level markings. Nonetheless, it could use a stainless steel lid interior.

In the Box

In the middle is the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE. On the left is a cardboard box, below it is the power base. On the right is an instruction manual.
  • One cordless kettle
  • One corded power base
  • One user manual
  • Warranty: 1 year

The Zeppoli Electric Glass Kettle arrived between two foam pads—one for the top and bottom—inside a carton box. The instruction manual has information on safeguards, user instructions, kettle’s parts, cleaning and maintenance, troubleshooting, and a 1-year warranty that you’ll need to purchase and activate separately.

Dimensions

The Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE is 9.06 inches in length, 6.30 inches in width, and 8.46 inches in height.
Length
9.1" (23.0 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Height
8.5" (21.5 cm)
Weight
2.7 lbs (1.2 kg)

8.0 Carafe

The carafe of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE sitting on top of its power base.
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The heating plate with a LED ring around it glowing blue of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The plastic black V-shaped spout of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The lid opening diameter of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE is 3.94 inches.
The plastic black bottom of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
Weight
2.3 oz (64 g)
Materials
Borosilicate glass
Spout
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
3.94 in. (10 cm)
LED Ring
Blue
Filter
Removable mesh
Water Level Markings
Yes
Tea Infuser
No

The Zeppoli’s 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, 3.94 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).

Its black plastic spout 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 Zeppoli’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 Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE by its handle.
Materials
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
Type
Cool-touch, anti-slip

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).

7.0 Lid

The stainless steel pop-up lid of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The stainless steel pop-up lid of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The pop-up lid of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE opens at an 75° angle.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
Type
Hinged
Open Mechanism
Push-button pop-up

The Zeppoli 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 has a stainless steel exterior but plastic interior 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.

9.0 Base

The top of the power base of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The top of the power base of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The bottom of the power base of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
Type
Swivel 360°
Cord Storage
Yes

The Zeppoli 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).

Power Cord

The two-pronged flat power cord of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
Type
two-pronged plug
Power
1500 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Cord Length
32.28 in. (82 cm)

The Zeppoli has a 32.28 inch flat power cord, which should be more than 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.

7.5 Usability

The Zeppoli Electric Glass Kettle has all the features that makes it easy to use and clean. It could even be better with a round three-prong power cord like the Peach Street PE-1300 though.

7.0 User Control

The clear plastic power switch of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
Control
One touch
Indicator Light
No
Display
No
Temperature Control
No
Presets
No
Keep Warm
No
Automatic Shut-Off
Yes
Boil-Dry Protection
Yes

The Zeppoli 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.

The kettle also doesn’t have any indicator light on its body like many others. 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).

8.0 Ease of Use

A hand pouring water from the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE into a glass of black tea.

The Zeppoli 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 3.94 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). The flat shape of the cord made it impossible for us to wrap it tightly around its storage (+0). On the bright side, after wrapping, only the plug sticks out by 2.56 inches (6.5 cm).

7.0 Cleaning

A person in a white shirt holding the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE by its handle on one hand and the other hand wiping the carafe interior with a piece of tissue.
A person in a white shirt holding the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE by its handle on one hand and the other hand wiping the carafe interior with a piece of tissue.
The removable mesh filter of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.

Cleaning the Zeppoli 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.

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