Oxo Brew 8716900 is electric kettle with 1.75 liter capacity and adjustable temperature feature.
Oxo Brew 8716900 heats up water pretty fast but so do competitor models, there isn’t much difference between them so this won’t be the deciding factor when it comes to choosing one over another.
What makes Oxo Brew 871690 stand out among other models is that it’s quieter than most electric kettles. You can barely hear it when it’s heating up water. You might think that this can also be a bad thing as you might not hear when the water is ready but that’s not the case as Oxo Brew 871690 beeps when it has heated water to your desired temperature.
Some consumers have reported that they noticed plastic-like smell or flavor in the water however most didn’t so perhaps those who did received faulty units but nonetheless this is something we should warn you about.
You can select the temperature your water will be heated to (anywhere from 170°F to 212°F). This can be very useful as different types of tea and coffee require different water temperatures for optimal extraction. On top of that it will also keep water at your desired temperature for 30 minutes.
Temperature control is quite accurate, the variance is within couple degrees. You can adjust temperature in 1 degree increments which is advantage over many other electric kettles which only allow you to adjust temperature in 5 or 10 degree increments or only allow you to use already preset options.
Other features of this electric kettle include BPA free borosilicate glass, 360 degree swivel base, nonslip handle that doesn’t get hot, lid that opens slowly (to prevent releasing too much steam) and perforated stainless steel filter that’s removable for cleaning.
Build quality is very good for the most part. The kettle feels better made and sturdier than cheaper models but there are still some room for improvement (i.e. the base feels a bit cheap).
The markings of water levels could be larger to be easier to read but on the other hand smaller ones like it has makes the design of electric kettle cleaner.
Overall Oxo Brew 8716900 is a really great electric kettle for the money. Only concerning thing is that some consumers have reported plastic-like smell/flavor and it’s hard to predict how common this issue is.
OXO Brew Adjustable Temperature Electric Kettle Specifications:
- Capacity: 1.75 liters
- Temperature range: 170°F to 212°F / 77°C to 100°C
- Dimensions: 10.4″ x 7.8″ x 13.4″
- Weight: 5 lb