Kenmore Digital Tea Kettle (model 223709) for $30

If you like to heat water in a dedicated device and have some control over the target temperature, Sears is offering the Kenmore Digital Tea Kettle (model 223709) for $30. Free store pick-up (if a local store has it), or with an order of $49+ if getting “online shipping”. Picture #2 shows the temperature custom adjustment feature.

This averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 54 customer reviews with 85% of reviewers recommending it. This is a tea kettle, not a tea pot. Its function is to heat water and nothing else. You do NOT brew inside this!

Hamilton Beach 40880 Stainless Steel Electric Kettle for $26

If you are a frequent tea drinker, you can save on energy by using a dedicated tea kettle to heat up your water instead of using the stovetop. One such is on sale at the moment at Amazon, you can get the Hamilton Beach 40880 Stainless Steel Electric Kettle (1.7 Liter = 57.5 fluid ounces = around 7 cups) for $26 with free shipping for Prime members (or with a $35+ order for non-members). You can buy as many as you like.

PS: if you are not familiar with tea-related gadgets, a tea kettle is something that heats water, and a tea pot is something you brew the tea in. It is generally a very good idea to keep the two devices separate. Partly because most kettles are designed for boiling water, not for brewing tea, and most tea pots are designed for brewing tea, not boiling water. Unless you are 100% certain, do not assume you can mix and match!

Ovente KP72BR Cordless Electric Kettle for $13

Don’t waste energy and wear out your lovely stove to heat water. Instead you can use a dedicated device that uses up a lot less energy. Like a tea kettle. One such, Ovente KP72BR Cordless Electric Kettle is now on sale for $13 in nice brown color scheme and slightly more (up to $15) in four other colors. These are sold by and other sellers over there. Check to make sure Amazon is the seller. Free 2-day Prime shipping if you are a member! You can buy as many as you like, so if you are not a Prime member, three of these get you free shipping.

As usual with these type of electric kettles, the minimum you can heat is 500ml of water, which is about 17oz. Since most people will pour slightly more to be on the safe side, let’s just say 18oz, which is slightly more than two standard cups (two by 8oz = 16oz). If you are fond of “washing” tea leaves (a good idea for puerhs and some oolongs) or heating/rinsing the teapot or your cup, you can use the extra water for that.

With over 1000 customer reviews, these average 4.3 out of 5 with a solid 7-to-1 review intensity ratio (five-stars vs one-stars). The heating element is not visible, is at the bottom. Which is a good thing. The maximum capacity of 1.7 Liters is roughly around 57.5 fluid ounces. Since most people won’t totally max out, let’s just call it seven standard 8oz cups.

Used Presto 02704 Electric Tea Kettle for $13.60

If you are a Prime member or if you plan to place an order over $35 at Amazon, you can get the Presto 02704 Electric Tea Kettle, in “used – very good” condition, in original but damaged packaging for around $13.60 by Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is half the price of the new condition model, so if you are comfortable with used, you can score a low price!