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Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE vs Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets Side-by-Side Comparison

Our review shows which glass electric kettle is better. The simple Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE or the Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets?

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Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE vs Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets

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The Chefman Electric Kettle 5 Presets offers some rare and valuable features that the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE doesn’t. Unfortunately, the former’s performance score really brings down the score comparison between the two.

The Chefman offers 5 temperature settings, all accessible through a one-touch control interface, mirroring the single-setting functionality of the Zeppoli. Both kettles feature an LED ring, but the Chefman's ring changes color based on the selected preset, adding a fun and practical element to its design. Additionally, the Chefman includes a detachable tea infuser, enhancing its versatility, and is priced only slightly higher than the Zeppoli.

However, the Chefman falls short in terms of boiling speed, energy consumption, noise level, and heat retention. Additionally, while both kettles come with a removable limescale filter, the Chefman's smaller lid opening may pose challenges during cleaning.

Pros & Cons

  • Fast boiling time
  • Low energy consumption
  • Extremely quiet boiling phase
  • Good heat retention
  • Affordable
  • Light weight
  • Easy to use and clean
  • 5 different presets
  • Removable tea infuser
  • Low price
  • Quiet when boiling
  • Removable mesh filter
  • Flat two-prong cord
  • Plastic lid interior
  • Slow boiling time
  • Small opening
  • Awkward handle

Key Specs

Dimensions
L9.06 x W6.30 x H8.46 inches
L8.66 x W6.50 x H8.98 inches
Weight
2.7 lbs (1.2 kg)
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
Material
Glass and BPA-free plastic
Glass and BPA-free plastic
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
60.9 fl oz (1.8 L)
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Cord Placement
Base (cordless carafe)
Base (cordless carafe)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$27.97
$34.34

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.4
6.7

Boiling Time

8.2
5.6
1.5 liters of water boiling inside the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE. The digital timer displays 06 minutes and 51 seconds.
1.5 liter of water boiling inside the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL). The digital timer displays 9 minutes and 23 seconds.
Room Temperature
80°F (26.7°C)
80°F
Water Volume
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
50.72 fl. oz. (1.5 liters)
Boiling Time
6m 51s
9m 23s

Energy Consumption

8.6
7.0
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE to be 147 Wh.
The power meter reads the energy consumption of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) (14745) to be 155 Wh.
Voltage
111 V
115 V
Current
11.43 A
8.625 A
Power
1260 W
993 W
Energy Consumption
147 Wh
155 Wh

Noise Level

9.5
9.1
The Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 64.7 dB. The power meter reads 113 V, 8.125 A, 929 W, 100 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
The Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is boiling 1.5 liters of water. The noise meter displays the maximum sound pressure level to be 69 dB. The power meter reads 115  V, 8.625 A, 993 W, 0.82 Wh, 50 Hz, and 1.0 PF.
Noise Level
64.7 dB
69 dB

Keep Warm

7.5
7.0
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 203°F and 204°F. In the middle is the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer on a 5 minute countdown.
On the right is a Thermo Pro two-probe digital thermometer displaying 202°F for both probes. In the middle is the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) with 1.5 liters of water and two probes inside. On the right is a digital timer displaying 5 minutes on the countdown.
After 5 Minutes
203°F / 94.5°C
202°F / 95°C

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
7.7

In the Box

In the middle is the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE. On the left is a cardboard box, below it is the power base. On the right is an instruction manual.
On the upper right is the Chefman Electric Kettle with Temperature Control (RJ11-17-CTI-RL). On the left is a cardboard box. Below the kettle, on the right is an instruction manual and on the left is the power base.

Dimensions

The Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE is 9.06 inches in length, 6.30 inches in width, and 8.46 inches in height.
The Chefman Electric Kettle with Temperature Control (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is 8.66 inches in length, 6.50 inches in width, and 8.98 inches in height.
Length
9.1" (23.0 cm)
8.7" (22.0 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
8.5" (21.5 cm)
9.0" (22.8 cm)
Weight
2.7 lbs (1.2 kg)
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)

Carafe

8.0
8.0
The carafe of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE sitting on top of its power base.
The carafe of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE sitting on top of its power base.
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The heating plate with a LED ring around it glowing blue of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The plastic black V-shaped spout of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The lid opening diameter of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE is 3.94 inches.
The plastic black bottom of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The carafe of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The carafe of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The heating plate with a LED ring around it of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The opening diameter of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is 3.23 inches.
The plastic black V-shaped spout of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The mesh filter attached to the plastic black V-shaped spout of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
Capacity
57.5 fl oz (1.7 L)
60.9 fl oz (1.8 L)
Weight
2.3 oz (64 g)
2.1 oz (59 g)
Materials
Borosilicate glass
Glass
Spout
V-shaped
V-shaped
Opening Diameter
3.94 in. (10 cm)
3.2" (8.2 cm)
LED Ring
Blue
Multi-colored
Filter
Removable mesh
Removable mesh filter
Water Level Markings
Yes
Yes
Tea Infuser
No
Detachable

Handle

7.0
5.0
A hand holding the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE by its handle.
A hand holding the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) by its handle.
Materials
Cool-touch BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Cool-touch, anti-slip
Cool-touch

Lid

7.0
7.0
The stainless steel pop-up lid of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The stainless steel pop-up lid of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The pop-up lid of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE opens at an 75° angle.
The open button for the pop-up lid of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The open button for the pop-up lid of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The pop-up lid of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) opens at an 80° angle.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Hinged
Hinged
Open Mechanism
Push-button pop-up
Push-button pop-up

Base

9.0
9.0
The top of the power base of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The top of the power base of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The bottom of the power base of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads.
The top of the power base of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The top of the power base of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL).
The bottom of the power base of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) has a cord storage and also three small anti-slip rubber pads.
Materials
BPA-free plastic
BPA-free plastic
Type
Swivel 360°
Swivel 360°
Cord Storage
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

The two-pronged flat power cord of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The two-pronged flat power cord of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) is 29.72 inches long (75.5 cm).
Type
two-pronged plug
two-pronged plug
Power
1500 W
1100 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Cord Placement
Base
Base
Cord Length
32.28 in. (82 cm)
2.5 ft (0.8 m)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.5
6.8

User Control

7.0
7.0
The clear plastic power switch of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The control panel on the handle of the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) has two buttons. On the left is the on/off switch and on the right is the button to toggle between 5 preset temperatures: 175°F,185°F,195°F,200°F, and 212°F.
Control
One touch
One touch
Indicator Light
No
Red LED
Display
No
No
Temperature Control
No
No
Presets
No
5
Keep Warm
No
No
Automatic Shut-Off
Yes
Yes
Boil-Dry Protection
Yes
Yes

Ease of Use

8.0
7.0
A hand pouring water from the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE into a glass of black tea.
A hand pouring tea from the Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) into a glass.

Cleaning

7.0
6.0
A person in a white shirt holding the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE by its handle on one hand and the other hand wiping the carafe interior with a piece of tissue.
A person in a white shirt holding the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE by its handle on one hand and the other hand wiping the carafe interior with a piece of tissue.
The removable mesh filter of the Zeppoli Electric Kettle ZPL-KETTLE.
The opened Chefman Electric Kettle with 5 Presets (RJ11-17-CTI-RL) with its removable mesh filter and tea infuser.
The Chefman RJ11-17-CTI-RL has a removable mesh filter and tea infuser.