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Ovente Glass Electric Kettle

Updated on January 21, 2015

I've had my eye on a Le Creuset whistling kettle (available on Amazon) for a while, but the water here is so hard, I figured it would be a waste of money. Then my friend gifted me with one of these Ovente electric kettles and I've been using it for everything from tea to ramen noodles. I'm ever grateful to that friend. It occurred to me to use spring water instead of tap water like I do in my coffee pot.

The value of this wonderful appliance became evident as a result of having surgery at the time the pot was given to me. Knowing I'd be responsible for my care when I returned home from the hospital, I was concerned about safety when hoisting pans of hot water for tea and meals. The Ovente kettle is very light in weight and the lid adds more control over the flow of water and prevents one from sloshing it on themselves when trying to pour.

There are also two safety features which make this device invaluable. One, the pot turns itself off once it comes to a boil. Have you ever set a pot to boil on the stove and forgotten it? Two, if you lift lift the pot from the heating element while it's still heating (a no-no), the element turns itself off. The user guide advises to unplug the unit before lifting it from the base.

Even though one is cautioned to not allow appearance to drive the sale, as in the purchase of a car, I have to say the attractive design of the Ovente pot is more than just a plus. It fits in well visually and functionally with my other kitchen appliances.

I discuss the history of the kettle on Jaquo.

My place of employment permits time for a period of reflection in the course of the business day. For me, I usually avail myself of it in the afternoon when there's a lull in the call volume. My habit was to heat water, ferret out a few biscuits (cookies) and set up a rather simple tea. I use Earl Grey tea mostly. For me, it's not only the bit of thoughtfulness in which I engage at these times, it's the simple beauty of arrangement of the tea cup and saucer as well as the pot of hot water which reintroduce a bit of calm into the remainder of my day.

The selections below are for the next "tea for one" service I purchase for my desk. The glass design of the tea cup, saucer and and pot go perfectly with the Ovente kettle. I intend to add one to the tea setting on my desk at work. Since it's about time to replace the one I have, the one below will be my next purchase.

["... Earl Grey, hot ... ." Captain Jean Luc Picard commanding officer of the Federation starships: USS Stargazer, USS Enterprise-D, and the USS Enterprise-E]

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The Ovente pot goes from room temperature to boiling in a matter of 08:07:24 minutes.  I timed it a second time for a time of 08:16:09.Once the kettle boils the kettle shuts off.  This occurred only seconds after taking this image.  All images in the gallery provided by lens author.On the stove the water boiled at 25:43:24 minutes over med heat (setting 5).  A second time at a higher setting of 8 it boiled at 13:07:13 minutes.
The Ovente pot goes from room temperature to boiling in a matter of 08:07:24 minutes.  I timed it a second time for a time of 08:16:09.
The Ovente pot goes from room temperature to boiling in a matter of 08:07:24 minutes. I timed it a second time for a time of 08:16:09. | Source
Once the kettle boils the kettle shuts off.  This occurred only seconds after taking this image.  All images in the gallery provided by lens author.
Once the kettle boils the kettle shuts off. This occurred only seconds after taking this image. All images in the gallery provided by lens author. | Source
On the stove the water boiled at 25:43:24 minutes over med heat (setting 5).  A second time at a higher setting of 8 it boiled at 13:07:13 minutes.
On the stove the water boiled at 25:43:24 minutes over med heat (setting 5). A second time at a higher setting of 8 it boiled at 13:07:13 minutes. | Source

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If you're like me, you're frequently on the lookout for more gadgets or appliances you can add to your kitchen. I would like to hear about your experiences with an electric tea kettle. Please feel free to leave any comments related to the hub below.

Some of the other kitchen items on my list are a kitchen aid mixer, a huge chopping block and a kitchen island on wheels. In keeping with my desire for more efficient use of space in my apartment, I prefer items which can do double duty. I'm willing to go the expense of one item that can replace two or more items in my kitchen. My kitchen is really small. The only one smaller I've seen is the one in other apartments I've visited. Multiple course meals are a challenge to accomplish in a tiny kitchen, but it's doable with a bit of planning and time-efficient menu selections.

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    • Arachnea profile imageAUTHOR

      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      @takkhisa: You're welcome, takkhis. I have come to rely on it more and more. Thank you for stopping in and commenting.

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      Takkhis 

      4 years ago

      It is a lovely electric kettle! Thanks for the review :)

    • Arachnea profile imageAUTHOR

      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      @biorra2: Thank you. Glad you liked. I appreciate your stopping in, biorra2, and commenting.

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      biorra2 

      4 years ago

      Great review :)

    • Arachnea profile imageAUTHOR

      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      @kayenta: Thank you, kayenta, for stopping in and commenting. I love this kettle for the same reasons as well as the lovely blue light while it comes to a boil. Let me know what you think when you get one.

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      joann 

      4 years ago from utah

      Love the shape and function of this kettle. Will consider this kettle when its time to get one!

    • Arachnea profile imageAUTHOR

      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      @Linda BookLady: Glad you like, LindaJM. Let me know how you like yours when you get it. Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I can see the advantage of owning one and will put this on my wish list!

    • Arachnea profile imageAUTHOR

      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      @ArbonneQueen: Thank you, ArbonneQueen, for commenting. Quiet reflection or even better, a power nap, is a great way to refresh. I appreciate your stopping in.

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      ArbonneQueen 

      4 years ago

      Excellent article! I agree-we all need a little quiet break in our day. I love the convenience and versatility of an electric kettle.

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      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      @katiesnow: Hi, katiesnow. Thanks for your comments. That Bella kettle is a pretty pot, it might be a better answer for me at work. I've become pretty dependent on my Ovente also. I appreciate your taking the time to visit.

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      katiesnow 

      4 years ago

      I have a Bella ceramic electric tea pot..I do not know what I would do without it!

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      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      @SusanDeppner: Thank you, Susan, for commenting. I'm sometimes so preoccupied with projects or getting out of the house that I'll start the water to boil and then forget it. I switched to nuked water after a point, but I prefer good old fashioned boiled water for tea.

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      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      @bdkz: Thank you, bdkz, I'm honored. I'll be sure to post the link on my social media today. I don't have Tumblr, but there are a few other places I can do so.

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      bdkz 

      4 years ago

      I just featured you on Tumblr! http://squidooreviews.tumblr.com/

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      Susan Deppner 

      4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I've never used an electric tea kettle but if it shuts itself off when it's ready, I definitely would appreciate that safety feature. And I agree - it's very pretty!

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