13 Best Electric Kettles In Malaysia 2020: How To Choose A Reliable Kettle (& Available Types)

Get the best electric kettle in Malaysia 2020 so that it will last you longer! Use it after your water filter to ensure clean drinking water! Or to make coffee and tea with ease!

Avoid the cheaper plastic electric kettles as chemicals from plastic will leach into your water over time.

Electric kettle prices in Malaysia depend on the brand and make. Fancy ones cost as much as ~RM500. The electric water kettles in this list are around RM100-200.

How To Choose The Right Electric Kettle

1. Speed

If the water takes a long time to boil, you might as well be using a conventional kettle over the stove! Most electrical kettles can boil water within 3-4 minutes.

And with the best instant coffee in Malaysia, you can enjoy your cup of coffee in less than 5 minutes!

2. Size And Weight

Little personal kettles will boil water faster. But if there’s more than one person in your household, you’ll end up needing to boil multiple times a day!

On the other hand, larger kettles are generally heavy even before the water is in! They take longer to boil water too. However, boiling once is probably enough!

Another thing to note is how much counter space you have available! And if you want to bring it along with you on your daily commute.

3. Complexity

Many kettles only have a single button to start the boiling process. Turning off when the water reaches boiling point.

Note: If you don’t need your water to reach boiling point, you can look into an instant hot water dispenser instead! Some allow you to choose the temperature too!

There may even be a keep warm function, much like a rice cooker!

And if you’re using a kettle mainly to make your daily cup of coffee and  tea:

Why not have a look at the best coffee makers too?

4. Cost

It goes without saying that a stainless steel kettle would cost more than one made of plastic! 

Likewise, size and the number of features will play a part in raising the cost!

Aim to get a kettle around the RM100-RM200 range for a decent build and adequate capacity for a family!

5. Extra Features

  • Variable temperature setting/ control
  • Keep warm
  • Aesthetic design
  • Retractable cord
  • Minimum fill – is it possible just to boil one cup?
  • Cord length
  • Thermal insulation
  • Insulated handle
  • Noise level
  • Warranty – shows that the brand has faith in their product
  • Water level indicator

Types Of Kettle

Electric kettles come in 2 forms. There’s no real benefit or disadvantage between them. It just depends on which shape you prefer.

Or where you like to pick up the kettle!

Both types can come in a variety of materials and finishes – plastic, glass, stainless steel, chrome, etc.

1. Dome/Pyramid Kettle

Handle is on the top. Base is fatter. Like a regular stove-top kettle! The lid is usually not attached.

2. Jug Kettle

Taller, narrower shape. With a side handle. Typically has a hinge and extra button for the lid to pop open.

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13 Best Electric Kettles In Malaysia 2020

Most of these kettles in this list are jug kettles.

Which does not mean that jug kettles work better than pyramid kettles! Rather, it’s just that people seem to like the modern look of jug-style kettles more!

Electric Kettles Below RM100

Plastic interior kettles are neither safe for your health nor long-lasting. So here are some stainless steel kettles instead! With capacity between 1.2 to 5L.

1. Midea MK-15D Cool Touch Series 1.5L Jug Kettle

Plain but functional, jug-type Midea MK-15D has a double-insulated body of plastic and stainless steel. Keeping your water hot and your hands from burning!

The stainless steel lid pops up and there’s a charging base that allows the kettle to rotate all around (i.e.360 degrees).

Midea MK-15D Cool Touch Series 1.5L Jug Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.5L
  • Power: 1,800 – 2,150 W
  • Weight: 1.11kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 162 x 251 x 221 mm
  • Cord Length: n/a
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Price: RM69

2. Faber FCK DW 2200 1.7L Electric Kettle

Faber’s FCK DW 2200 is a solid black jug kettle with a stainless steel seamless interior. Although the lid is attached to the kettle, the wide opening makes it easy to clean!

It’s cordless too. And you won’t have to worry about the handle getting hot! Just watch the top because steam tends to escape from the edges of the lid!

Faber FCK DW 2200 1.7L Electric Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.2L
  • Power: 2,200 W
  • Weight: n/a
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): n/a
  • Cord Length: n/a
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Price: RM79

3. Toshiba KT-17SH1NMY Stainless Steel 1.7L Electric Jug Kettle

Light for its size, Toshiba KT-17SH1NMY uses 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel on the interior as well as the exterior. Which is not prone to odors or stains!

Nothing escapes that lid either once the lock is down! This is a good bargain for an electric kettle with a Strix thermostat!

Toshiba KT-17SH1NMY Stainless Steel 1.7L Electric Jug Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.7L
  • Power: 1,850 – 2,200 W
  • Weight: 0.95kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 215 x 240 x 150 mm
  • Cord Length: n/a
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: Anti-splash 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Price: RM79

4. Pensonic PAB-1708CS Cool Touch 1.7L Jug Kettle

Another cordless jug-type kettle, but white and with a push-open lid:

Pensonic PAB-1708CS has a seamless inner build of stainless steel (including the inside of the lid!). Along with a removable and washable filter.

It’s safe to use with overheat protection, automatic switch off and a double walled exterior.

Pensonic PAB-1708CS Cool Touch 1.7L Jug Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.7L
  • Power: 1,850 – 2,200 W
  • Weight: n/a
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): n/a
  • Cord Length: n/a
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Price: RM89

5. Khind EK2000 2.0L Electric Kettle

For more capacity:

There’s this attractive white and mint electric kettle by Khind (a local brand) with all the features of the previous models.

A seamless stainless steel inside (plus inner lid), double-wall insulation and auto switch-off!

Khind EK2000 2.0L Electric Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 2.0L
  • Power: 1,500 – 1,800 W
  • Weight: 1.1kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): n/a
  • Cord Length: 1m
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Price: RM96

6. Faber FK 5005 Stainless Steel 5.0L Automatic Electric Kettle

Prefer a classic appearance? This dome-type stainless steel kettle looks just like a conventional stove-top kettle. Except for the electric port and on/off button at the base of the handle!

It stores a lot more than any of the kettles in this list!

When boiling, there is a slight whirring noise. But you don’t have to worry about turning off the kettle as switch-off is automatic!

Faber FK5005 Stainless Steel 5.0L Automatic Electric Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 5L
  • Power: 2,200 W
  • Weight: 1.67kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 246 x 535 x 246 mm
  • Cord Length: n/a
  • Main Body Material: Stainless steel
  • Up-lid Material: Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Price: ~RM100

Electric Kettles Between RM100-200

The kettles in this section do not get bigger than 1.7L but all feature that same 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel.

And well-known international brands!

7. Xiaomi Mijia 1A 1.5L Electric Kettle

Completely white with a sleek minimalist design, Xiaomi Mijia has a Strix thermostat to ensure that the kettle doesn’t boil longer than it has too!

Other desirable features include double-wall insulation, a seamless interior of stainless steel and additional protection against electric shock!

Xiamoi has even designed the lid to open at 30 degrees so hot water doesn’t drip or splash on you!

Xiaomi Mijia 1A 1.5L Electric Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.5L
  • Power: 1,800 W
  • Weight:1.1kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 152 x 252 x 216 mm
  • Cord Length: n/a
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 6 months
  • Price: RM90 – 129

8. Philips HD9350/92 Daily Collection 1.7L Kettle

This hardy stainless steel jug electric kettle by Phillips has a lot to offer:

Starting with the 360-degree base with non-slip grips and hidden cord storage and a spring lid that opens wide for convenient refilling!

There’s even a removable micro-mesh filter (200µm) to reduce lime scale build up!

Philips HD9350/92 Daily Collection 1.7L Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.7L
  • Power: 1,850 – 2,200 W
  • Weight: n/a
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 228 x 244 x 198
  • Cord Length: 0.75m
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: Plastic
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Price: RM130

9. Philips HD9351/92 Daily Collection 1.7L Kettle

At first glance, this model looks exactly like the previous one! Albeit with a slightly higher price tag!

You might notice that the base looks different too. That’s because this model is almost entirely all 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel!

It’s from their sustainable range which incorporates the use of recycled plastic! With extra care on the product lifespan. As well as waste management during the fabrication process!

Philips HD9351/92 Daily Collection 1.7L Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.7L
  • Power: 1,850 – 2,200 W
  • Weight:n/a
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): n/a
  • Cord Length: 0.75m
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: Plastic
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Price: RM165

10. Toshiba KT-17DR1NMY Cold Touch 1.7L Jug Kettle

It looks a lot like the Toshiba KT-17SH1NMY earlier but with double-wall insulation!

The power usage is a little bit less too. And there are other additional features like the anti-scale seamless interior!

Toshiba KT-17DR1NMY Cold Touch 1.7L Jug Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.7L
  • Power: 1,800 – 2,150W
  • Weight: 1.22kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D):
  • Cord Length: n/a
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: Anti-splash 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Price: RM139

11. Tefal KO2608 Safe Tea 1.7L Kettle

French cookware brand, Tefal has a stylish black electric kettle that’s well insulated. Keeping the water warm even after 2 hours!

The inside is all seamless stainless steel. And a light at the switch will let you know when boiling is in progress!

Tefal KO2608 Safe Tea 1.7L Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.7L
  • Power: 1,800 – 2,150W
  • Weight: 1.13kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 230 x 271 x 162
  • Cord Length: n/a
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Price: RM179

Electric Kettles More Than RM200 (Designer Electric Kettle)

Want to get an electric kettle that makes a statement in your kitchen?

12. Morphy Richards 100105/100108 (Black/Red) Evoke Pyramid 1.5L Kettle

With a striking triangular design, the Morphy Richards 100105/100108 (Black/Red) Evoke Pyramid 1.5L Kettle is a conversation piece, for sure!

It’s not just pretty too!

The kettle has an anti-lime scale filter and a window that lets you view the water level. There’ll be no drips even if you’re pouring it when it’s full!

Morphy Richards 100108 (Red) Evoke Pyramid 1.5L Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.5L
  • Power: 2,200W
  • Weight: 1.22kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): n/a
  • Cord Length: 0.7m
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Price: RM296

13. Delonghi KBI2001 Distinta Flair 1.7L Kettle

Italian brand, Delonghi seldom disappoints with their designs and quality!

The stainless steel Distinta Flair 1.7L Kettle comes in a metallic finish of 3 different colors (red, silver and blue). And matches a toaster in the same range!

And even though it’s a jug type, the lid is detachable! So is the filter!

Delonghi KBI2001 Distinta Flair 1.7L Kettle
  • Water Capacity: 1.7L
  • Power: 2,000 W
  • Weight: 1.3kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 180 x 250 x 225mm
  • Cord Length: n/a
  • Main Body Material: 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Up-lid Material: Plastic
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Price: RM428

Conclusion

Can’t figure out which is the best electric kettle for your household? There are 13 recommendations in this list to get you started! Including local and international brands!

Arranged by budget and all with a stainless steel interior! Most are cord-free and can boil ~1-2L water within a few minutes!