The Capresso H2O Plus Water Kettle is a fast and convenient way to brew hot water for tea and other beverages, but a new independent study shows another advantage: energy savings.
The energy-conscious Capresso H2O Plus Water Kettle has a concealed heating element under a stainless steel dome on the base of the kettle, which boils water faster and uses less energy than a stovetop kettle, according to an independent study by Gaynes Labs, Inc. In fact, water boiled on an electric range used nearly 60 percent more energy than water boiled in the Capresso H2O Plus, and on a gas range the stovetop kettle use over 163 percent more energy.
The kettle’s energy efficiency and contemporary design make it the perfect choice in the kitchen, den, dorm or office. Small and portable, it can be used nearly anywhere you desire to enjoy a relaxing and healthful cup of tea. Featuring a curved glass body and beautiful chrome accents, its aesthetically pleasing, contemporary design fits compliments any décor.
The high-quality Schott glass showcases water when it boils, adding to its visual appeal and making it instantly clear when the water reaches a rolling boil. The kettle automatically shuts off when the water reaches a boil, ensuring the kettle does not boil dry. For added safety and energy savings, the kettle also automatically shuts off when it is removed from the power base.
Easy to operate, the H2O Plus comes with a simple on/off switch and a blue indicator light to show when the kettle is on. Indicator lines from 16 to 48 ounces and two to six cups on the glass kettle make it easy to fill the right amount.
Once the water is boiling, the cordless kettle, designed for right- or left-handed use, can be easily lifted from the 360-degree power base. The oversized curved safety handle ensures maximum comfort and safety when pouring. The large arched polypropylene handle, in black and chrome, has a slip-resistant plastic on its underside to provide a firmer grip.
The power base includes the electric plug, with a cord storage option so the cord does not get in your way.
The Capresso H2O Plus Water Kettle has an actual retail price of .99. It is also available in black with matte silver metallic accents and is sold at specialty retailers including www.amazon.com.
Results of Independent Study Energy Required to Boil 48 Ounces of Water
Energy Used in kWh or Cu.ft-Gas Energy Used in BTU Additional Energy Used Vs. Capresso H2O Plus
Capresso H2O Plus Water Kettle 0.1446 kWh 493.509 BTU – Stovetop Kettle On Electric Range
0.2313 kWh 789.342 BTU +59.94% Stovetop Kettle On Gas Range
0.0055 Cu.ft. Gas 1,301.592 BTU +163.74%
BTUs provide an apples-to-apples comparison of the energy used with either gas or electric heat.
Results of a 2008 independent test by Gaynes Labs, Incorporated, in Bridgeview, Illinois.