The 6 Best Retro Electric Kettles

Some believe that the shape and col­or of the teapot does not play a role. The main thing is that he cope with his func­tion — to pre­pare boil­ing water. But, most house­holds still tend to believe that the ket­tle should be con­ve­nient, prac­ti­cal and at the same time har­mo­nious­ly fit into the inte­ri­or of the kitchen. So what is it, a mod­ern teapot?

This time we inter­viewed employ­ees of retail out­lets. It turned out that retro-style teapots have been very pop­u­lar late­ly. But not those that we once saw on a gas stove — enam­elled with a whis­tle and pot-bel­lied sides, but mod­ern elec­tri­cal appli­ances. The retro-style teapot looks very unusu­al. But this is its high­light. Per­haps it is the antique teapot that will refresh and dec­o­rate your inte­ri­or.

How to choose a retro teapot

Cord­less retro ket­tle fits almost any inte­ri­or. How­ev­er, you should choose a device not only by exter­nal para­me­ters. In order for the ket­tle to serve for a long time, you need to seri­ous­ly approach the pur­chase.

The main selec­tion cri­te­ria are:

  1. vol­ume;
  2. pow­er;
  3. heater type;
  4. pen shape;
  5. qual­i­ty of mate­ri­als;
  6. avail­abil­i­ty of addi­tion­al func­tions;
  7. design.

Use­ful addi­tion­al fea­tures include a vis­i­ble ther­mome­ter and a tem­per­a­ture con­trol knob. The ther­mome­ter is use­ful for lovers of non-stan­dard drinks. For exam­ple, Oolong tea is rec­om­mend­ed to be brewed with boiled water at 70 °C. The ther­mo­stat will help you set the desired tem­per­a­ture.

Today, “smart” elec­tri­cal appli­ances that can be con­trolled remote­ly are pop­u­lar. “Smart” ket­tles can turn on at your request, heat up to a cer­tain tem­per­a­ture, give an audi­ble sig­nal of readi­ness, glow dur­ing oper­a­tion, and even make friends with a voice assis­tant. But this is anoth­er top­ic that the Exper­tol­ogy edi­tors under­take to cov­er in future arti­cles.

Today, Exper­tol­ogy staff stud­ied the advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages of con­ven­tion­al elec­tri­cal appli­ances. After ana­lyz­ing cus­tomer reviews of retro teapots, we have com­piled a rank­ing of the best for your kitchen.

Rating of the best electric kettles


Rat­ing: 4.9


The large Ital­ian con­cern De’­Longhi offers its cus­tomers a new ket­tle of the ICONA VINTAGE KBOV 2001 series. This is the per­fect com­bi­na­tion of retro style and mod­ern prac­ti­cal­i­ty in one device. A large num­ber of chrome ele­ments is an essen­tial sign of the old era. All teapots of the KBOV series are made in one col­or, but the man­u­fac­tur­er presents a whole range of shades. Imi­ta­tion of the Ital­ian style of the 50s is enhanced by translu­cent heat-resis­tant enam­el.

The ICONA teapot has the enam­elled case. The heat­ing ele­ment is made of stain­less steel. The low­er part of the ket­tle is much wider, which pro­vides roomi­ness and sta­bil­i­ty. The liq­uid indi­ca­tor is hid­den under the han­dle of the ket­tle, which is made in the form of an open loop. The nose is small and slight­ly curved, has a clas­sic shape; There is a built-in limescale fil­ter. The lid has a ball-shaped han­dle.

Thanks to the three-stage pro­tec­tion sys­tem, the ket­tle imme­di­ate­ly turns off after boil­ing or remov­ing from the stand. The bright on/off LED is vis­i­ble only when the ket­tle is in oper­a­tion. Your guests will not imme­di­ate­ly guess that in front of them is a mod­ern elec­tri­cal appli­ance.


  • high func­tion­al lev­el;
  • three-stage pro­tec­tion sys­tem;
  • beau­ti­ful retro design;
  • qual­i­ty mate­ri­als;
  • boils quick­ly;
  • qui­et.


  • the han­dle of the ket­tle makes it dif­fi­cult to con­trol the water lev­el.

Ariete 2869 vintage retro

Rat­ing: 4.8

Ariete 2869 vintage retro

The Ari­ete 2869 Vin­tage house­hold appli­ance dif­fers from the pre­vi­ous mod­el in the pres­ence of a keep warm func­tion. Mis­tak­ing it for an old kitchen ket­tle that your grand­moth­er once used is chrome-plat­ed details, a wide tubu­lar spout and a cone-shaped body. The fact that you have a mod­ern device in front of you is indi­cat­ed by the pres­ence of an on indi­ca­tor, a liq­uid lev­el indi­ca­tor and a han­dle with a prac­ti­cal soft touch non-slip coat­ing. Ari­ete has a hid­den heat­ing ele­ment in the form of a spi­ral, a remov­able cov­er and a fil­ter. Pro­tec­tion against over­heat­ing and break­down is pro­vid­ed by block­ing the inclu­sion with­out water.

The retro style 2000W ket­tle from the Ital­ian brand Ari­ete will give your kitchen a cozy and warm atmos­phere, and the pro­posed three col­or options in pas­tel col­ors ensure that you are sure to find the device to your taste. Thanks to the high boil­ing speed and the vol­ume of 1.7 liters, Ari­ete 2869 Vin­tage will become an indis­pens­able attribute for a large fam­i­ly.


  • high qual­i­ty and durable;
  • boils quick­ly;
  • suit­able for any kitchen-liv­ing room inte­ri­or;
  • han­dle with non-slip coat­ing;
  • back­lit but­ton;
  • easy to care for.

Gorenje K17CLI

Rat­ing: 4.7

Gorenje K17CLI

A wor­thy third place in the Exper­tol­ogy rat­ing was tak­en by the Goren­je brand ket­tle. Mod­el K17CLI has a pow­er of 2200 W, has a tem­per­a­ture indi­ca­tor and a water vol­ume scale. Boils almost silent­ly. It dif­fers from oth­er mod­els in design. The han­dle of the device, which is locat­ed not on the side of the case, but on top, focus­es on itself. It is quite com­fort­able and con­sists of a com­bined mate­r­i­al. The part for which the ket­tle is lift­ed is made of plas­tic and does not heat up. The down­side is that the han­dle does­n’t go down. There­fore, it is more con­ve­nient to add water through the spout, and not through the neck.

The shape, great­ly expand­ed towards the bot­tom, makes the Goren­je ket­tle look like old ket­tles for gas stoves. There is a descal­ing fil­ter in the wide spout, but buy­ers note that the fil­ter is dif­fi­cult to insert after clean­ing. The length of the cord on the stand is adjustable. The remov­able lid clos­es tight­ly and is easy to remove. There is a back­light on the pow­er but­ton. Boil­ing time for 1 liter of water is 3 min­utes.

An ele­gant and prac­ti­cal Goren­je retro ket­tle with a tem­per­a­ture indi­ca­tor in the form of a round dial will suit any inte­ri­or and take its right­ful place in your kitchen.


  • boil­ing water heats up quick­ly and cools down for a long time;
  • there is a built-in ther­mome­ter;
  • the han­dle does not heat up;
  • there is a han­dle illu­mi­na­tion;
  • there is no scum.


  • it is incon­ve­nient to draw water through the neck;
  • the met­al cov­er gets hot.

Xiaomi Qcooker Kettle

Rat­ing: 4.7


Not every­one knows that the Chi­nese com­pa­ny Xiao­mi, in addi­tion to smart­phones, lap­tops and fit­ness bracelets, also pro­duces ordi­nary house­hold elec­tri­cal appli­ances. Ket­tle mod­el Qcook­er Ket­tle will eas­i­ly fit into any inte­ri­or and take its right­ful place among mod­ern kitchen appli­ances. The man­u­fac­tur­er offers prod­ucts in two col­ors — white and light green. The com­bi­na­tion of glossy and mat­te details, the pres­ence of chrome ele­ments give the teapot an “old” look. The teapot has a wide, non-heat­ing han­dle that fits com­fort­ably in your hand.

The bar­rel-shaped body is made of AISI 304 stain­less steel. The inner sur­face does not form scale. There is a round tem­per­a­ture sen­sor on the side pan­el. The pow­er but­ton has a light indi­ca­tion. The pow­er of the mod­el is much low­er than that of pre­vi­ous ket­tles — only 1800 W, how­ev­er, the appli­ance will eas­i­ly pre­pare boil­ing water in 4–5 min­utes. The dis­ad­van­tages include the fact that the ket­tle does not have a win­dow to con­trol the vol­ume of liq­uid. But the deci­sive role in choos­ing Xiao­mi is still high qual­i­ty and func­tion­al sim­plic­i­ty.


  • chic appear­ance;
  • the han­dle does not heat up;
  • the pre­fix has three sil­i­cone legs;
  • lever in the form of a ball in retro style;
  • afford­able price.


  • non-stan­dard elec­tri­cal plug, need an adapter;
  • no water lev­el indi­ca­tor.


Rat­ing: 4.7


The KLF03BLEU mod­el is the most pow­er­ful among the con­sid­ered ket­tles (2400 W), which means that the water in it will boil faster. The device is made in the style of the 50s. of the last cen­tu­ry, but is also ide­al for mod­ern inte­ri­ors in the style of min­i­mal­ism, high-tech, tech­no, pop art. The clas­sic black col­or, glossy fin­ish and chrome-plat­ed han­dle give the appli­ance an ele­gant and styl­ish look. The shape of the prod­uct is egg-shaped. The heat­ing ele­ment is hid­den. Body, spout and lid are made of stain­less steel. The han­dle is made of high qual­i­ty plas­tic. The ket­tle is designed for a vol­ume of 1.7 liters, so it is suit­able for a large fam­i­ly. There is a win­dow for mea­sur­ing the liq­uid lev­el, which is locat­ed under the han­dle. The switch lever in the form of a sil­ver ball is locat­ed below. There is a back­light and a fil­ter. Turns off auto­mat­i­cal­ly when boil­ing.

In addi­tion to black, SMEG offers mod­els in white, dark beige, cream, blue, red, yel­low. Teapots open with a secret but­ton in the gray of the lid. Pro­duced in Chi­na.


  • looks spec­tac­u­lar;
  • boils quick­ly;
  • wire length is adjustable;
  • the han­dle does not heat up;
  • sta­ble legs.


  • nois­i­er than plas­tic
  • no ther­mome­ter.

Maunfeld MFK-623B

Rat­ing: 4.6


The Maun­feld mod­el MFK-623B is more rem­i­nis­cent of a retro whistling ket­tle than oth­ers. It has a bar­rel shape, a round top han­dle, a wide mouth and a wide short stain­less steel spout. The body is met­al. The heat­ing ele­ment is hid­den. An ana­log ther­mome­ter is locat­ed in the cen­ter of the case. Only the bright illu­mi­na­tion of the switch lever gives out a mod­ern elec­tri­cal appli­ance, which makes it clear that the ket­tle is heat­ing the water. The spout has an anti-calc fil­ter that can be eas­i­ly removed and washed. Above the pow­er but­ton is a water lev­el indi­ca­tor.

The com­part­ment for the pow­er cord on the stand allows you to adjust the length of the cord, and if nec­es­sary, com­plete­ly hide it. Auto­mat­ic shut­down is pro­vid­ed when boil­ing or insuf­fi­cient water. Max­i­mum pow­er — 2150 W, vol­ume — 1.7 liters.


  • famil­iar retro design;
  • heats up quick­ly
  • there are tem­per­a­ture and water lev­el indi­ca­tors;
  • pro­tec­tion sys­tem in the form of block­ing of inclu­sion;
  • afford­able price.


  • wide body takes up a lot of space;
  • noisy.

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Atten­tion! This rat­ing is sub­jec­tive, is not an adver­tise­ment and does not serve as a pur­chase guide. Before buy­ing, you need to con­sult with a spe­cial­ist.







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