Recommend a Kettle with No Plastic Parts

Anyone bought (or know of) an electric kettle that has no plastic parts that are in contact with the water or steam?

My Kogan smart kettle, like this, broke down. Although there was no plastic touching the water, the lid and its housing had a mixture of plastic and metal screws which corroded.

Lots of options out there but many have hidden plastic components that can't be seen on pictures (eg. lid lining, spout filter, etc). Might have to just get a trusty stovetop kettle.

Cheers

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  • +1

    my aldi kettle is glass metal and some plastic and its fine.
    its a hazard to have a kettle with a metal lid, you know because it would get hot.

    • you know because it would get hot

      Can't remember having that problem myself in the past unless the stovetop kettle was left to boil for an extended period, although I also can't remember ever taking the lid off - filled from the spout.

      Not to say you can't have an electric one with a non-touch opening lid. Good if a version of this one was available in Oz. Looks like a well designed and reviewed kettle.

      • -2

        Username definitely checks out

      • Just looking at the kettle you linked to, it ships to Aus, and it is now US29.99 as opposed to US59.99 - quite a bit off. The shipping cost is a killer, of course.

        Edit: just realised, the voltage rating means not suitable to use here. Yeah, would have liked this too if available here.

  • +1

    Go the stovetop kettle. We did and haven't looked back.

    • +4

      I’d always turn back as I’m paranoid about leaving the stove on.

      • They have a whistle.

  • +1

    I won a Breville Soft Top kettle, made of plastic, and no matter how much I boiled and cleaned the kettle, the water tasted like plastic. Those plastic kettles must be toxic. When I complained to Breville, they sent a replacement that had exactly the same problem, so both brand new kettles I ended up throwing away. Metal kettles are the only ones I will ever use in the future.

    • Tend to agree. The water from the Kogan steel kettle tasted odd too. Either the steel wasn't food grade or the plastic in the lid was causing it.

  • +1

    induction glass water kettle

    • wouldn't that get hot?

  • +1

    i just fill up a mug with water and microwave it for 2 minutes

  • Breville Ikon was the most plastic free kettle I could find 9 years ago. The water level window is the only plastic in contact with the water. The lid is plastic also but does not contact the water.

  • +2

    How bout a billy can?

  • +1

    You need more mettle to help you settle
    Not more metal in your kettle

  • +1

    …no plastic parts that are in contact with the water or steam?

    I also wanted the same thing, and since I got this Wahl Travel Stainless Steel kettle , I am really happy with it. Even though it is small (only 0.5L), just in case you might find this useful …

    I use it extensively, for making my daily cuppa, and for travel (some hotels do not have kettles or have only plastic ones).

    Only the top is plastic, but by keeping the lid open when boiling water, I am able to prevent the steam from coming into contact with the lid as well. This will disable the auto-cutoff function when the water boils. But since the time it takes to boil the water is relatively quick (1-2 mins), I just keep an eye and ear out for the boiling - and manually switch it off. Prefer a bit of effort than the steam coming into contact with the cover.

    I love this kettle so much, I bought a spare one just in case they do not sell them anymore in future. The first one I got was from Amazon US, but the delivery was expensive. I later found that ozgameshop sells them, and got another from here when they have free-delivery offer (every now and then).

  • +1

    Electric kettles are mainly made of steel, iron, aluminium ore a combination of metals as well as plastics. For the housing of a metal kettle, high grade steels are usually used. Low density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP), or polystyrene (PS) are all heat resistant plastics, that incorporate the upper housing of kettles in some models with a metal enclosure on the bases, that contains the heating elements. (Kettle Heating Elements)

     

    LDPE is used for dry cleaning bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, produce bags, and garbage bags, as well as “paper” milk cartons and hot/cold beverage cups. LDPE does not contain BPA, but as with most plastics, it can leach estrogenic chemicals. PP is used to make yogurt containers, deli food containers and winter clothing insulation. PP actually has a high heat tolerance and as such, does not seem to leach many of the chemicals other plastics do. PS, also popularly known as Styrofoam, is used for cups, plates, take-out containers, supermarket meat trays, and packing peanuts. Polystyrene can leach styrene, a suspected carcinogen, especially in the presence of heat (which makes hot coffee in a Styrofoam container an unwise choice). (EcoWatch)

     

    Nearly 81 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPS in their urine. And once it enters the body it can affect cells in ways that parallel BPA. A 2013 study by Cheryl Watson at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found that even picomolar concentrations (less than one part per trillion) of BPS can disrupt a cell’s normal functioning, which could potentially lead to metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity, asthma, birth defects or even cancer. “[Manufacturers] put ‘BPA-free’ on the label, which is true. The thing they neglected to tell you is that what they’ve substituted for BPA has not been tested for the same kinds of problems that BPA has been shown to cause. That’s a little bit sneaky,” Watson says. A 2011 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives found that almost all of the 455 commercially available plastics that were tested leached estrogenic chemicals. (Scientific American)

  • The tefal safe to touch has no plastic that touches the water. You can unclip the plastic piece in the spout.

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/home-appliances/tefal/tefal-safe-t...

    The best ones on amazon cant be used in australia.

    • Cheers and its handy it comes with 6 hair combs!

    • looking for a kettle - about to confirm purchase on amazon……am being ignorant? but why can't they be used in australia?
      thanks.

  • The best I have found is on Ebay or Kogan Tea Kettle
    https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/800w-18l-electric-glass-tea-ket...
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Electric-1-8L-Litres-4-Pre-Program-Temperature-Settings-Smart-LED-Tea-Kettle/132180413572?epid=2260726834&hash=item1ec6910c84:g:P4oAAOSwsPNcJF9k:sc:AU_StandardDelivery!2171!AU!-1

    has no plastic inside water all stainless and glass, a silicone gasket for the temperature probe only inside, however has a reeking plastic base that is off gassing with toxic smell, bought it and now sending back, would be ideal if they could make it out of good plastic base.
    or
    Xiaomi all stainless and temp control from smart phone.
    https://www.gearbest.com/water-filter/pp_773540.html?wid=143... or
    with bluetooth control https://www.gearbest.com/kitchen-appliances/pp_366782.html?w... or ebay @ https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Xiaomi-1-5L-Electric-Water-Kettl...

    Haven't bought it but is good if you don't want any plastics near water, my problem with this one is too much stainless would prefer a glass kettle to a stainless one as not well known but stainless still would leach metals such as nickel and chromium into the water even thought small it could be a concern over the long term so for me would be best to try a limit as much as possible by going for a glass one.

    If someone could make and Australian version of this one would be perfect.
    https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Temperature-BPA-Free-Fast-Bo...

    • If someone could make and Australian version of this one would be perfect.

      Like that one?

      I have this one and love it.

  • Hey I think Xiaomi Electric kettle is the best match. It has one peace stainless steel inner part, no plastic is in contact with water. My friend was using this and loving it I'm waiting for my delivery.

  • +1

    An option here, though not a kettle, more versatile. Does take longer to bring a full litre of water to the boil, quick enough maybe otherwise to use in place of a kettle.

    Grandparents on one side owned one of these, originally made in Australia from thick chrome-plated copper. China now, thinner but also much lighter stainless steel. Makes suitable for travel/camping, 750W element makes suitable for running off a mid-sized generator or battery bank and inverter.
    Boil water, cook vegetables, heat soup, poach eggs.
    If you have a drill-speed controller, use to lower heat, simmer, keep warm.

    Buy the larger of two sizes available, if interested. We own three all up, DJ's or Myer used to sell them. Here are some eBay listings if keen -
    https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_nkw=birko+food+drink+hea...

    A coupon of one sort or other will likely bring down the price on one or more of those.

    • +1

      Haha, I have one of these birkos. Used to make instant noodles in university dorm with it. And other ways of cooking - e.g., fry eggs, etc. Has no temperature control, so was getting really adept at controlling temp by on/off switch :-)

      It is really a great multi-purpose appliance.

      • +1

        Very likely ongoing, you are an adventurous and dangerous woman!
        I'm sure that even instruction booklets for the older units warned against frying eggs. You could have done with my drill-speed controller innovation, that would have helped there :)

        You will have to fish around for the one you still have I reckon. Handle certainly helps in throwing contents in direction of very dangerous (even more dangerous than you, bluesky) Dropbears @°0°@

        Look up and stay safe bluesky!
        :)

        • +1

          I'm sure that even instruction booklets for the older units warned against frying eggs

          RTFM RTM did not cross our minds … it was a basic survival skill for students!
          Frying eggs is nothing … A well-seasoned student must be able to cook a 3-course meal with it!
          :-)

          • +1

            @bluesky: :) Also a long history of RTM reluctance bluesky and not always a good idea when it comes to disassembling things…

            Due-diligence in reading manuals also loses out to the creativity and challenge of figuring things out. Probably some sort of life-lesson in there somewhere…

  • Hubby likes the Kambrook Glass Kettle but I thought it's bulky.

    So when we're in China, we bought a beautiful JoYoung. It's really herbal-tea pot with various settings. We love the glass and the minimum water level.