KitchenAid Artisan 1.5L Kettle Review

Verdict

The KitchenAid Artisan 1.5L Kettle is an attractive and sturdy kettle that keeps the water warm longer than many similar appliances. It offers a choice of water temperatures, so it is ideal for preparing different types of drinks, from coffee to herbal teas. To top it off, the style is impeccable; It’s a kettle that you’ll be proud to have on your kitchen counter. In short, it is an excellent kettle, but you will really want it at this price.

Advantages

  • Attractive and robust design
  • Variable temperature setting
  • Stay warm longer

Key specifications

  • Price of the opinion: $179.99
  • 1.5 liters
  • Adjustable temperature from 50 to 100 ° C
  • 21.8 x 26.3 x 21cm
  • Removable anti-scale filter
  • 85cm cable

The Artisan 1.5L kettle is part of KitchenAid’s line of high-end appliances, renowned for their sleek, robust design. Even though it has a high price, the Artisan kettle is a pleasure to use. Not only is it fast, but it also keeps your water warm longer.

More importantly, you can specify a water temperature between 50 and 100 ° C.

KitchenAid Artisan 1.5L Kettle – What You Need to Know

  • Boiling performance: This kettle is among the fastest I’ve tested. Variable temperature settings are accurate, which means more tongue burns or waiting for the water to cool.
  • Keep warm: There is no specific warm-up mode, but the kettle stays hot longer than the average of its rivals and you will save energy when you do not need to heat up the water.
  • usability: The handle is comfortable to grab and has a button to open the lid with a minimum of hassle. The water level indicator is very clear and useful.
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Kettle KitchenAid Artisan 1,5l

KitchenAid Artisan 1.5L Kettle is expensive, but the design is top notch

With a shape reminiscent of a traditional kettle, the KitchenAid Artisan kettle is not the lightest, it weighs about 1.3 kg without the base. But the robustness is part of its charm, as well as the retro-style round temperature gauge that tracks the heating process.

The Artisan kettle is available in six different colors: empire red, candy apple, black cast iron, onyx black, almond cream and silver locket. I’ve tested the Empire Red version and can attest that neither the stainless steel body, nor the rubber handle with soft handle and metal had many fingerprints.

Kettle KitchenAid Artisan 1,5l

On the handle, you will find a black round button that opens the lid. If the metal lid becomes hot, there is a rubberized area to the touch. The only drawback is that the lid will open only partially, so you have to use something to push it further. It’s good to use your hands when the kettle is not hot, but be careful when filling a new kettle.

The water indicator is located behind the handle, a common, albeit boring, position often used by kettle makers. The markings are clear to read and in practical increments of 0.25 liter.

Kettle KitchenAid Artisan 1,5l

The wow factor of the KitchenAid Artisan 1.5L kettle is its variable temperature setting

The KitchenAid Artisan Kettle controls are located on its base. A slide button allows you to choose temperatures of 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 95 or 100 ° C, turning on at each increment as a status bar.

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The power switch is slightly off the base side, but once you know its location, its use becomes second nature. When you plug the kettle for the first time into a power outlet or start the boiling process, it emits a trill, which also sounds once the water heater is finished.

Kettle KitchenAid Artisan 1,5l

KitchenAid Artisan 1.5L Kettle is fast, precise and stays warm longer than many competitors

The beauty of a variable temperature kettle such as the KitchenAid Artisan lies in the fact that you can heat water to a temperature more suitable for the beverage of your choice. While the optimum temperature for black tea and instant coffee is 90 ° C, many green teas are best infused at 70 or 80 ° C.

It is therefore important that the temperatures that a variable-temperature kettle claims to offer are accurate. The KitchenAid Artisan Kettle has produced consistent results for different temperatures, with variations of less than 2 ° C.

Kettle KitchenAid Artisan 1,5l

To reach 100 ° C, the Artisan Kettle only took two minutes and 24 seconds to boil a liter of water – a decent result as some kettles reach that temperature in about three minutes.

After 10 minutes, the water was at 86 ° C, reducing to 80 ° C after 20 minutes and 75 ° C after half an hour. After one hour, the water temperature was still respectable at 65 ° C.

Should I buy KitchenAid Artisan 1.5L Kettle?

If you have enough money and love the tough look of KitchenAid Artisan, this kettle will not disappoint you. But if you’re looking for a more affordable kettle, the Sage Smart Kettle comes with an extra function to keep warm.

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Verdict The KitchenAid Artisan 1.5L Kettle is an attractive and sturdy kettle that keeps the water warm longer than many similar appliances. It offers a ch

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