Bodum BISTRO Electric Double Wall Water Kettle
The Bodum BISTRO Electric Water Kettle only does one thing but does it so well that you will enjoy just boiling water with a cool exterior and easy pouring.
Ease of Use/Performance: 5/5
How much I enjoy 5/5
The Bodum Electric Double Wall Water Kettle has a glass body surrounded by protective plastic with a removable base for easy pouring. The Double Wall Electric Kettle uses a 1500 watt heating element on the bottom to heat water quickly.
The Bodum BISTRO can hold up to 38 ounces of water and can reach boiling in about six minutes for quick water heating without using those dangerous stovetop kettles. The large plastic handle stays cool to the touch along with the exterior of the kettle for a safe kettle.
The Double Wall Electric Kettle uses a borosilicate glass that is a neutral material for the inner wall to contain heat and to keep your water clean. The outer wall is plastic to allow the outer surface of the kettle to remain cool so pouring your water is not dangerous.
The double wall design insulates the kettle and helps keep the water warm longer than stove top kettles and the wide open top allows for easier cleaning. The top flips up with the push of the large center button on the cover and allows you to get inside for cleaning.
The pour spout works well and has a handy mesh screen that is removable but you don’t have to open the top to pour your water. The large handle stays cool to the touch even when heating water to boiling which happens pretty quickly using the 1500 watt element.
I did a little kitchen testing and found the Bodum BISTRO kettle heats water to 180 degrees in five minutes and to boiling at 212 degrees in about 6 minutes and 15 seconds. A stove top kettle heated the same amount of water to 180 degrees in 7 minutes 23 seconds and to boiling in 9 minutes and 18 seconds.
Being able to heat water to the perfect temperature for tea at 180 degrees in almost half the time as a stove top means getting to enjoy your beverage faster. A few minutes may not make much of a difference but with the cool to the touch exterior it also makes a safer way to heat water.
The Bodum BISTRO Water Kettle has a removable design so the base that plugs in the wall stays put and you can take the kettle to your table for serving. The entire kettle remains cool on the outside so using the kettle on the table is safe.
The safety features of the spring loaded seal that protects the elements on the base are safe so you can’t accidentally come into contact with the wiring inside. The base stays put where you need it and has a two and a half foot cord that works well for countertops.
The on off switch is on the top of the handle for convenient use and a small led indicator lets you know when the unit is on. The element does have a safety switch that will shut the kettle off when it reaches a certain temperature so it does not boil dry.
The base inside the kettle is stainless steel and glass but you should not heat anything inside but water even though the instructions do not state this. If your water is hard you may need to descale the kettle from time to time but mostly rinsing and an occasional light cleaning with soapy water is all you should do to clean the inside.
You should take care not to get the base or the bottom of the kettle wet near the connection to prevent electrical problems from kettles heating element. Using the kettle normally and occasionally rinsing it out has worked well for me and I have not seen any buildup inside after two months of use.
The Bodum BISTRO Water Kettle is a handy and safe way to heat water as well as a quick one that works well and is stylish. I highly recommend the Bodum BISTRO water kettle as a great countertop water kettle that works well and is much better than stovetop kettles.
Safe and Quick
Exterior stays cool to touch
Keeps water warm with double wall design