Updated 9 Nov 2017

KitchenAid

Artisan Electric Kettle KEK1722

Snapshot: The 1.7L Kitchen Aid Artisan Electric Kettle KEK1722 has a painted-metal finish, a push-button lid, and extra features. How noisy is it?

Artisan Electric Kettle KEK1722
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$228

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Test results

Overall score
75
Ease of use
?/10
Noise
?/10
Boiling
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Very quick at getting to the boil.
  • Is very easy to fill (has a push-button lid).
  • Has a comfortable handle.
  • The on/off switch (on top of the handle) is easy to use.
  • The indicator light is easy to see.
  • The water can be poured in a nice even stream.
  • The kettle doesn’t have to be tilted much towards the end of pouring (so the angle doesn’t feel uncomfortable).
  • No problem with steam coming back at you.
  • Has 6 pre-set temperatures.
  • Has a 30-minute ‘keep warm’ function for the selected temperature.
  • Has an audible ‘water boiling’ reminder.
  • Has a ‘no water’ alert.

But

  • Noisy.
  • Pre-set temperatures in the higher range aren’t all that accurate.

Recall

In February 2018, KitchenAid recalled this kettle because the top part of the handle could separate from the body. You could be burned if hot liquid is spilled. See the recall notice for more information.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:
Ease of use (40%)
Noise (40%)
Boiling performance (10%)
Energy efficiency (10%)

Noise was assessed midway through boiling-up and from 1m away. A higher score means less noise.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$228

Specifications

Boil time (minutes:seconds)
3:02
Noise (dBa)
62
Capacity (L)
1.7
Weight (kg)
1.1

Features

Finish
Painted metal

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-
Price surveyed
June 2018

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