Tea drinkers, you know that the best small electric teapots (aka kettles) are a godsend. These handy appliances boil water within minutes — much faster than their stovetop counterparts — ensuring your go-to cuppa can start steeping, stat. What's more, they emit less heat, come with added safety features, and couldn't be easier to use.
When choosing the best electric tea kettle for you, first consider what features you want the most. For instance, if speed is a priority, go with one of the fastest electric kettles that use high-wattage bases to heat water even faster. For safety concerns, opt for one with an automatic shut-off function that detects when the water is boiled as well as heat-resistant handles. Since small teapots are also useful for on the go, you might even want a travel kettle — and trust me, there's a collapsible one on this list that'll fit nicely inside your carry-on.
To help you navigate all the options, I've compiled a list of the best small electric teapots, below. My picks include all the features mentioned above, and their sizes range from a .5-liter capacity to a 1.25-liter capacity — so they'll never take up too much space.