Glass, stainless steel or ceramic: kettle without plastic: is that even possible? Five devices in comparison

Kettles are electrically operated, so it is almost impossible to do without plastic.

Glass, stainless steel or ceramic: kettle without plastic: is that even possible? Five devices in comparison

Kettles are electrically operated, so it is almost impossible to do without plastic. Because the fact is: The power supply cables contained therein cannot do without the material. The same applies to the insulating base on which the devices are placed in order to operate them electrically. So if you want to do without plastic completely, a classic kettle is out of the question. Even modern kettles that you heat on the stove contain plastic elements. But the good news is: there are many models from popular brands that are virtually plastic-free, with the exception of small amounts. We present five of them to you.

1. Glass kettle

Although there is no kettle without plastic, there are devices made of glass that are almost completely plastic-free - such as this model from Emerio. It includes an anti-limescale filter, overheating and boil-dry protection, and an LED light that skilfully sets the scene for the transparent body. The material is not only odorless and tasteless, but also particularly durable and hygienic. The device holds 1.7 liters of water and contains only small amounts of stainless steel and BPA-free plastic parts.

2. Stainless steel kettle

Stainless steel is particularly robust and easy to clean: due to the smooth surface, limescale and dirt deposits are said to be less common. Additionally, the durable material is said to not affect the taste of the water, which is a real benefit for tea drinkers. There is no plastic-free kettle among the stainless steel variants either, but most devices are almost plastic-free - such as this model from Wmf with a capacity of 1.2 liters and a weight of 980 grams. There is also a larger one Variant with 1.7 liters.

3. Ceramic kettle

Ceramic also has odorless and tasteless properties, but there are far fewer kettles made of the material - such as this model from Concept. Visually based on a teapot, the device holds 1.2 liters of water. One of the special properties of ceramics is that it should be able to store heat longer than stainless steel or glass and the water in it stays hot longer. Added to this is the nostalgic factor that most models of this type bring with them.

4. Retro Kettle

This DeLonghi kettle from the new Icona Vintage series is said to be reminiscent of the 1950s. Despite the retro look, the model is extremely modern and comes with almost no plastic. It is made of stainless steel and has a capacity of 1.7 liters. The limescale filter it contains can be removed from the device and then cleaned under (warm) water. The model in retro design is available in different colors.

5. Kettle (almost) without plastic

This kettle-look model is also an electric kettle from KitchenAid. The device is made of stainless steel and contains only a few plastic elements - for example in the insulation of the handles, as these are made of metal and get extremely hot when the water boils. The lid, on the other hand, is made of aluminum and not plastic, as is the case with many other models. The limescale filter is also removable and easy to clean.

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