Chefman RJ11-17-CTI 1.8L Electric Kettle Review

Chefman RJ11-17-CTI is electric kettle with maximum capacity of 1.8 liters and 1500 watt power supply.


Performance

Most modern electric kettles have power supply of 1500 watts – the same as Chefman RJ11-17-CTI. What this means is that they heat up water in roughly same amount of time. So even though Chefman RJ11-17-CTI does warm up water relatively fast (within few minutes), the same can be said about many other electric kettles.

Where Chefman RJ11-17-CTI does differ a bit is when it comes to maximum capacity. It can hold up to 1.8 liters whereas other electric kettles typically hold 1.5 to 1.7 liters or even less in some cases. This means it you will have to refill less often however since it has same power but can hold more water it will take slightly longer to bring water to boil when filled to max. line.


Temperature control

Chefman RJ11-17-CTI electric kettle has 5 different temperature settings. It’s also equipped with LED strip around the bottom of glass pot which illuminates in different colors depending on which temperature setting you have selected:

  • 175°F (green)
  • 185°F (blue)
  • 195°F (yellow)
  • 200°F (purple)
  • 212°F (red)

It’s worth to mention that electric kettles with multiple temperature settings often are more expensive than this one.


Features

Chefman RJ11-17-CTI has all the features you expect from modern electric kettles like Auto shut-off, boil-dry proteciton, stay-cool handle and 360° swivel base.

One of the unique features it has is removable tea infuser. Essentially you can insert it, heat up water, add tea leaves or tea bags to the tea infuser, close the lid and wait for tea to steep. This way you can conveniently pour tea straight from the kettle.

Keep in mind that tea infuser is made of metal which has high thermal conductivity meaning it will get very hot inside the kettle after heating water.


Possible issues

Even though most of the consumer feedback is positive there are people that have had some issues with this model too. The most common issues from those who reported any include:

  • Auto-shut off feature not working properly
  • Kettle failing after few months
  • Rusting


Other

The bottom of the kettle is a bit difficult to clean due to opening not being not very large.


Verdict

The verdict for Chefman RJ11-17-CTI is inconclusive. On one hand it offers great value for money as it’s affordable yet has many nice features. On the other hand, some consumers have had different issues with this model.

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