Pigeon Electric Kettle Review
We reviewed two variants of Pigeon Electric Kettle with different designs and purposes. Our Pigeon Electric Kettle Review will help you decide if these appliances deserve space on your kitchen top.
Why do we buy an electric kettle? For convenience and efficiency. When we review appliances, we keep the design and the purpose of the appliance, and its working in mind. Electric kettles are available in different capacities by various brands on online portals and at local home and kitchen stores. Pigeon by Stovekraft is a popular brand in the appliance section. We used two models of Pigeon Electric Kettle in our test kitchen regularly to see how they fared – design wise and usability wise.
We have been using the Amaze Plus 1.5 Litre Electric Kettle in our review kitchen for over 8 months. The kettle has provided hot water for a many cups of tea, coffee, and been a part of several reviews where hot water was required again and again. So our review of the Amaze Plus 1.5 Litre Electric Kettle by Pigeon is based on extensive usage of the product and considers all its features, including its design, features, usability, and sturdiness. After reviewing the Pigeon Electric Kettle for more than 8 months in our test kitchen, here are our findings.
Pigeon Electric Kettle by Stovekraft is equipped with easy-to-use features.
Pigeon Electric Kettle Price (MRP) – Rs 1,195/-*
Wattage – 1500 W
*Price at the time of review
Price and packaging – The Pigeon Electric Kettle has a capacity of 1.5 Litres and comes in a brown box. Pigeon Electric Kettle is priced at Rs 1,195/-. There is a user manual inside the box.
What can you use an electric kettle for? You can use it to boil water to make instant cup noodles and instant cup meals where you only require hot water to make them. You can heat water to make instant beverages like black coffee, premixed chai, green tea, and detox beverages like nimbu pani. Some models also have the feature to boil eggs in an electric kettle.
Design – The outer body of the Pigeon Electric Kettle is made using stainless steel. It has a long cord which helps in plugging it anywhere in the kitchen, pantry, or an office. There is no water level indicator panel on the outside. There is a single push flip lid on top of the kettle and a cord winder under the base.
The lock lid feature helps the water to boil in time without letting the steam escape. It has a swivel base that can easily detach and attach itself to the base of the electric kettle.
How we tested it – We used the Pigeon by Stovekraft Hot Kettle in our test kitchen for a little under one year and during those months used it extensively to boil water everyday for various purposes. We noticed a few things while testing this out.
The power light indicator turns on as soon as we switch on the electric kettle. A drawback of this electric kettle is that the body of the electric kettle heats up very quickly. The handle remains cool to touch. So take caution while pouring hot water. This is true for most stainless steel kettles in this price range.
The Pigeon Electric Kettle has a set of easy to use features and is an economical purchase when you’re looking to buy a sturdy electric kettle for your office, hostel, PG.
Pigeon Kessel – Multi Purpose Electric Kettle
We reviewed the Pigeon Kessel – Multi-Purpose Electric Kettle in our test kitchen for over eight weeks for various purposes. Here is how it went. Is this Pigeon Multi-Purpose Electric Kettle worth the purchase?
The Pigeon Electric Kettle (Pigeon Kessel) is truly a handy multipurpose appliance.
Pigeon Electric Kettle Price (MRP) – Rs 1,458/-*
Wattage – 600 W
Capacity – 1.2 L
*Price at the time of review
*As per information on the box
- Wattage – 600 W
- Capacity – 1.2 Litres
- Body – Stainless steel
- Lid – Glass with stainless steel rim
Pigeon Kessel – Multi Purpose Electric Kettle Review
Price and packaging – The Pigeon Electric Kettle has a capacity of 1.2 Litres and comes in a brown box. Pigeon Electric Kettle is priced at Rs 1,458/-. Along with the kettle, there are two attachments given – a small plastic flower-shaped container and a small stainless steel stand.
Design – The outer body of the Pigeon Electric Kettle (Pigeon Kessel) is made using stainless steel. It has a glass lid with a stainless steel rim. The handle is made using plastic. It has a long cord that makes it possible to plug it in more comfortable and accessible. A small temperature control knob in the front is also made using plastic. The temperature knob has four settings – OFF, 70 degree Celsius, 100 degree Celsius and MAX. There is a light indicator button that shuts off automatically when the desired temperature is reached.
How we tested it – We tested the Pigeon by Stovekraft Kessel 1.2-Litre Multi-Purpose Kettle in a lot of different ways for over 4 months in our test kitchen. We used it to make –
- Boiled water
- Boiled eggs
- Tea with milk, sugar and chai patti
- Instant coffee
- Instant noodles – Maggi Desi Cheesy, Masala Maggi, Maggi Tomato Flavor
Our results – The Pigeon by Stovekraft Kessel 1.2-Litre Multi-Purpose Kettle performed brilliantly well when it came to boiling eggs and making tea and coffee. It was easy to clean and did not leave any marks at the bottom of the kettle.
We deliberately made three types of instant noodles in this multi-purpose kettle as we wanted to see if the intensity of the masala makes any difference in the staining of the kettle. After multiple uses, we noticed that the noodles stick at the bottom and can get very hard to clean. We recommend that you only boil the noodles or pasta in the kettle and add the tastemaker/masala after they are cooked.
Another feature that we loved about the kettle is that it senses when the food has reached the desired temperature and auto cuts off the supply. It restarts the moment the temperature starts to drop. During our chai-making session, we found this feature to be extremely helpful as it helped avoid spillage.
The lid and the stainless steel body heat up. The lid is made using glass and is bound to heat up, but the handle was cool to touch.
Would we pick this up for personal use? Yes! This multi-purpose kettle by Pigeon is ideal for people who live alone, students, and even in a small office pantry. Handy and easy-to-use features. We liked the Pigeon by Stovekraft Kessel 1.2-Litre Multi-Purpose Kettle.
1. How do you clean a pigeon kettle?
There are some Dos and Don’ts when it comes to cleaning an electric kettle. The easiest way to clean an electric kettle is by filling it with ½ equal portions of water and white vinegar. Once the water comes to a boil, shut off the kettle and let it cool down. Discard the water and vinegar and rinse it with water. Your electric kettle is just as new. Make sure you do not dampen the electric coil at the bottom (if your model has one). Do not clean the base of the kettle in this manner.
2. Should you fill a kettle through the spout?
No. It is not advisable to fill an electric kettle through the spout. Make sure you do not exceed the marked water line indicator or it may lead to burn incidents.
3. Can you leave water in a kettle?
No. You should not leave water in an electric kettle for longer hours as it can lead to limescale build up, which in turn ruins the appliance and changes the taste of water.
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