Epica 1.7l Kettle
Update February 2021:
Looks like this kettle is permanently unavailable.
Gone. Ceased. Unattainable. Extinct. Departed.
Epica has left the building.
When you try to find the Epica kettle on their company website, you will be disappointed. It is not there.
Are they ashamed of it and hide it like the embarrassing cousin nobody likes in the family?
There is no reason – the temperature controlled kettle makes a good first impression (unlike the cousin).
The stainless steel looks clean, robust and functional. The conical design is traditional, elegant although slightly unexciting.
It wants to be recognized as a kettle – nothing wrong with it.
How does it work?
You open the kettle by pushing a black button on top of the lid.
It is a quick kettle. For the 1.7l it needs just about 5 minutes to boil the water. No beep, lights just go out, and the noise stops.
The temperature control sits on top of the handle. There is a select button you press until the desired temperature is reached (default is boiling).
The lowest programmable temperature is 160°F/71°C which is, with some green tea exceptions, enough for teas and coffee.
It also has a ‘Keep Warm’ button for each temperature setting.
Epica offers a generous 2-year warranty. Be aware that you might have to return the kettle to the manufacturer, not the seller.
Worth mentioning that the adjustable kettle is BPA free and therefore safe to use.
More features are listed here.
Unavailable at the moment.
Suitable for a $$ budget.
The Good, the Bad, and the Conclusion
- 2-year warranty
- all necessary variable temperature features
- BPA free
- excellent value (when on special offer)
- overpriced when not on special offer (list price is $94.95)
- temperature settings might not go low enough for tea gourmets
The Epica kettle is a good, reliable product with all the expected features of a medium priced temperature adjustable kettle.
For the ‘normal’ price of $94.95, it would be well overpriced. It is hard to imagine that the price will go back to the original amount.
Still, take advantage of the fair price while it lasts.
The Kettle Whistler
To go to the manufacturer’s website: unfortunately, the kettle is not listed as a product!?
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Please leaves your comments, opinions and experiences below.
Now this is an amazing advance from the days of boiling a kettle on top of the stove. Lately we have used our coffee maker to heat the water for tea or hot chocolate this seems to make our efforts streamlined.
I was wondering if the pot is insulated so that it doesn't have to keep heating, it doesn't seem to indicate that in the product review. Then I noticed it does have a "keep warm" feature that would work for us. I am glad you included that in your review.
You have an amazing site, I was thinking if I should research this further but then I realized you have a multitude of kettles with reviews; that will sure make my further research a little easier. Thank you.
Thank you for your kind words.
Water for chocolate? I always find milk a better fit for a chocolate drink. You can even heat it in a kettle, just make sure you use a temperature setting well below boiling.
Excellent overview you have up here on epica1.7, its interesting. This is a very good kettle according to the various features you have highlighted here for it. Even if I will not get it for anything, I need to consider the 2years warranty on it. That alone would make me to buy this product. Also being the fact that I can get it for less now before it rises back to its initial price. Thanks for bringing such offer.
Thank you for your time and comment.
Good evening Martin,
At this moment I have a stainless steel Russell Hobbs but it is rather old. It is good I have come across your post and see what is available on the market.
This Epica kettle looks good. I like the keep warm button. That is something practical and my water kettle does not have it.
Very important that it is BPA free and has a 2-year warranty. I will keep your review in mind when the time has come to buy a new kettle.
Thank you for the comment Taetske.