We avidly drink green tea. Well over fifteen years now. So we often keep electric kettles like the Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Kettle 677 2 (6772) on the kitchen counter for quick and efficient heating of the water. The stainless steel finish is attractive and modern looking, and resists tea stains as well.
The 6772 kettle is not really cordless. In fact, there is a cord that you must plug into a fifteen amp outlet attached to the accompanying stand, that supplies power to the heating elements built into the pot. But the fact that the pot itself has no permanently attached power cord makes for much easier filling and less dangerous hot water pouring into teacups. This is a substantial appliance that exudes an air of durability and dependability that you’d probably like owning. Nothing looks cheap about this cordless yet electric teapot.
Benefits, Features, Pros, and Advantages of the Chef’s Choice 677 2 Electric Kettle
Nearly 2 Liters
Heats 1.7 liters of water in approximately eight minutes here in Pittsburgh, PA. It may heat more quickly at higher altitudes.
Even when the water boils, the noise, while you can indeed here it, is rather soft.
No Slip Feet
The stand that supplies power to the kettle itself comes equipped with substantial anti-skid feet that definitely prevent sliding of the whole unit even when full. These also provide acoustic isolation from the counter, and this likely helps keep the kettle quiet.
Integrated Plastic Lid
Features an attached black plastic lid that latches open for near effortless filling, and latches closed to contain hot liquids while pouring.
The large-diameter mouth on this cordless kettle makes for quick and easy filling and cleaning with little slop and spill.
A clear, neon-lit lever makes starting and stopping the kettle a snap; literally. The light comes on while heating is in progress.
Fast Water Boiling
Heats 1.7 liters of cold water to a rolling boil in less than eight minutes, and not just around the water surface either. Water is well-heated throughout. Better than a microwave oven for fast heating of water.
Auto Shutoff when Water Boils
This heated kettle automatically shuts off soon after the water inside begins to boil, which, when filled with 1.7 liters of cold water, occurs within five minutes.
The Stand is Not a Burner
The supporting stand remains cool to the touch. Note that this stand is not a burner, and thus, contains no heating elements. The heaters are sealed in the bottom of the removable kettle.
Stainless Steel Construction
Has the “in” look of a spun stainless steel finish on all its metal parts, with black plastic for the handle, stand, and lid that compliments the metal with a subtle yet definite contrasting appearance.
With the handle being plastic, there is little chance of electric shock from this appliance.
Easy to Pour
The positioning of the handle provides great balance and thus, ease of carrying this kettle from its stand to your teacup. Pouring is a breeze.
Disadvantages, Cons, Limitations, and Problems of the Chef’s Choice 677 2 Stainless Steel Kettle
A bit Costly
At nearly $60, the price was a bit expensive, particularly since competing brands of similar electric kettles cost less than half of this.
Occasionally, this cordless electric kettle clicks and snaps, even hours after last use. This is likely the mechanical shut-off mechanism inside cooling down, and could be remedied by incorporating a fully electronic thermostat system in future models.
Not a Full Two Liters
We’d prefer that this appliance held a full two liters of fluid instead of the 1.7 liters that it’s designed for. However, you can put 2 liters of water in without much ill effect, although for maximum safety, overfilling is not recommended.
Pilot Light Too Dim
It would be nice if the power light in the power lever was significantly brighter; sometimes in a brightly lit kitchen, we can’t tell if the pot is still in-cycle just by looking; especially given how quietly it operates.
Plastic Parts Scratch Too Easily
The plastic lid appears a bit too easy to scratch. A definite improvement would be a harder cover.
In total, we’re quite pleased with the Chef’s Choice International kettle, model 677-2. It heats water faster and more thoroughly than a microwave oven, is easy to clean, and is affordable. So, we would recommend the 6772 to anyone in routine need of quickly heated hot water for tea, hot chocolate, soups, bouillon, and other hot beverage making. Our rating is thus 95 out of 100.
Where We Bought Ours
We purchased this hot beverage maker at Bed Bath & Beyond. However, it’s also available at JCP, Amazon, and Alibaba among other establishments. Look for its spun stainless steel exterior, black handle, and black plastic lid.
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References for the Chef’s Choice 677 2 Electric Kettle
- Chef’s Catalog Web Site. Large selection of Chef’s Choice products here.
- Where to Buy the Chef’s Choice International 6772 Electric Kettle
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