In this overview, we tackle the Chefman RJ11-17-GP electric kettle. A small appliance, this kettle measures 8 x 10 x 6 inches and weighs just 2.3 pounds. Kettles are not an essential kitchen tool for most. For others, it is. Still, they can be very convenient. This Chefman kettle is a precision model, which means water doesn’t just get “hot.” Instead, it can reach an exact temperature.
I could see this electric kettle in my kitchen. The mostly glass, black, and stainless steel look will match any decor. The small size means that it can easily tuck away in a corner for easy storage, but it looks so good, you might want to display it.
EASY-TO-USE APPLIANCE WITH AMAZING FEATURES
One of the things that can slow you down is having to spend a lot of time fixing breakfast. If you eat much instant oatmeal or other instant hot cereals (i.e., grits), this kettle can help you save time in the morning. In addition, you can boil water faster using a kettle than even a microwave. Imagine having boiling water available at a moment’s notice for your tea, coffee, or even hot chocolate. This thing is good to use for all hot beverages, but mainly tea. It includes a removable tea infuser.
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Depending on what temperature you set, there is a “keep warm” or rather a “keep hot” feature. This setting will keep your water at the exact temperature you want for up to an hour.
There are two safety features to help you keep peace of mind. What if you rush out of the house and forget to unplug your kettle? No problem.
The automatic shut-off is a safety feature that will put you at ease. If you’re anything like me, then you might have let a pot boil dry before. The Chefman RJ11-17-GP has an anti-boil-dry feature. So you don’t have to worry about your kettle catching fire.
Ease of Use
Users find the Chefman RJ11-17-GP very easy to use. The 360-degree swivel base means that it can work for left or right-handed people. There aren’t a bunch of complicated attachments. It’s essential with many valuable features that other kettles don’t have.
The temperature range is 120 to 212 degrees. The temp intervals are spaced by 10, for example, 120, then 130. However, when it reaches 200 degrees, the next option takes it up to the max (212 degrees).
What Do Customers Think?
After reading some customer reviews, I found that (from user experience) you can bring a pot of water up to boil in about 6 minutes. A 6-minute boil is perfect if you have a newborn baby or young children. I remember when my son was first born, we were always boiling water on the stove. Also, we would need warm water to wet the washcloth to wipe off his face. An electric kettle would have been handy back then.
You can program the kettle to store your favorite temperature settings. So if you regularly make baby formula, coffee, or various kinds of teas, or even those “just add water” meals, you can set the temperature for each one. That certainly works better than having to rely on memory.
According to some customers, this kettle isn’t very easy to clean as the opening is relatively small. I don’t think this is a big deal, though. There are long-handled scrubbers out there, even available at the dollar store, for such difficult items.