We Tried It! SMEG Electric Kettle

By Dana Raidt | Last Updated: September 12, 2016

IMG_5456I’m a little ashamed to admit that my kitchen is seriously lacking on the gadget and appliance front—everything I own was pretty much either a gift or scored at the thrift store, so it’s a hodgepodge of finishes and styles. I’ve had my eye on SMEG‘s Italian appliances for a while, imagining a parallel universe where my entire kitchen is decked out in cool vintage-looking gear (or at least one where it actually matches).

SMEG’s line of ’50s-inspired small appliances includes pretty toasters, blenders and electric kettles in black, white, red and pastels. I opted to give the electric kettle in pastel blue a try, both because it’s adorable and because I’m sick of constantly moving my tea kettle to and from the stove when I need to use the burners. Even when full, the SMEG heated my water up in just a few seconds, and the on/off switch lights up so you can easily see if you’ve already turned it on. There’s a water filter inside too—and while I feel pretty good about the quality of my tap water, it was nice to have that extra assurance. 

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In addition to being functional (and encouraging me to drink more tea!), the kettle is pretty enough that I don’t mind keeping it on the counter. It’s as much a conversation piece as it is a stove space-saver, and now I have my eye on that toaster and blender to complement it.

Disclaimer: We received a sample from SMEG in order to try the kettle, but this had no influence on our opinion and this isn’t a sponsored post.

Buy the SMEG ’50s-inspired small appliances at smegusa.com.

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