Bodum Bistro 11451-01US 17 oz. Electric Water Kettle Review

Bodum Bistro 11451-01US is a compact electric kettle with 700 watt power supply that can hold up to 17 ounces (0.5 liters) of water.


Bodum Bistro 11451-01US heats water quite fast. It has mostly to do with smaller capacity as heating element is less powerful than you typically get with larger models but in the end it works out.

There’s is a small window that allows you to see water level with 4 markings: min, 0.25 liters/8oz, 0.35 liters/12oz and 0.5 liters/17oz/max.

Overall Bodum Bistro 11451-01US electric kettle works just fine.


It’s mostly made of plastic so it obviously doens’t feel as well made and sturdy as stainless steel electric kettles.

The thing that raises most concern is that lid is held by two plastic tabs. Since they are made of plastic it’s hard to predict how well will stand the test of time.


Bodum Bistro 11451-01US is made of BPA-free plastic. It has manual on/off switch also works as power indicator light. It also has automatic shut off feature but make sure you don’t fill water past the maximum mark as otherwise it might not work.

Color options

Bodum Bistro 11451-01US electric kettle is available in 3 colors: black, red or white.

Possible issues

Some consumers have reported their units not having a working auto shut-off feature.


Cord is very short however electric kettle can be taken out of the base so you are not constrained by it.


Overall Bodum Bistro 11451-01US is a decent electric kettle but it does feel a bit overpriced. This is not the best option for home kettle but due to its smaller size and power supply it can be a good choice for travelers or truckers.

Bodum Bistro 11451-01US 17 oz. Electric Water Kettle Specifications:

  • Voltage/Frequency: 120V ~ 60 Hz
  • Power: 700W
  • Max. capacity: 17 ounces (0.5 liters)
  • Color options: 3
    • Black
    • Red
    • White
  • Certifications/Safety listings:
    • GS
    • CE
    • ETL
    • CETL

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