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Xiaomi Electric Kettle Review 2024 | Should You Buy the Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2?

In the ever-evolving landscape of kitchen appliances, Xiaomi has consistently demonstrated a commitment to innovation and functionality.

One of their standout offerings, the Xiaomi Electric Kettle, has captured the attention of tea enthusiasts and kitchen connoisseurs alike.

As we embark on this in-depth exploration, our focus is set squarely on dissecting the features, performance, and overall user experience of the Xiaomi Electric Kettle.

Join us on this journey as we unravel the steaming secrets behind this cutting-edge appliance in our definitive Xiaomi Electric Kettle Review.

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Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2 Review 2024

Xiaomi Electric Kettle Review

The Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2 makes a grand entrance, sweeping away its predecessor, the first-gen Xiaomi Electric Kettle, like a tidal wave in the electric kettle market.

Is it a mere showpiece, or does it genuinely enhance the art of tea brewing? Let's explore the intricacies of its steaming core to unravel the truth.

Design: A Fusion of Elegance and Functionality

Xiaomi Electric Kettle design Review

The Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2 dons a sophisticated, minimalist design with clean lines and a brushed stainless steel finish.

This upgrade exudes effortless elegance on any countertop. However, beyond its slender appearance lies a surprisingly capacious 1.7L interior, a significant enhancement from the first-gen's 1.5Ls.

Performance: Swift and Secure

Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2 performance Review

The Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2 transcends aesthetics; it's a powerhouse of efficiency. The 1800W heating element accelerates water boiling, bringing 1.7L to a rolling boil in a mere 5 minutes. This marks a 2-minute improvement over its predecessor, ensuring a quicker tea-brewing experience.

Yet, the focus extends beyond speed to safety. Armed with a comprehensive 4-layer safety system encompassing boil-dry protection, overheating protection, and automatic shut-off, this kettle ensures a secure user experience.

Convenience: Crafted for Seamless Comfort

Xiaomi Electric Kettle2 review

The Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2 features a wide spout for effortless filling and pouring. Its one-piece seamless design eliminates crevices, thwarting the accumulation of limescale. Cleaning becomes a breeze, bidding farewell to the frustrating remnants that can ruin your tea.

Tea enthusiasts will appreciate the concealed heating element, preventing burnt residues at the kettle's bottom. For those keen on temperature precision, the keep warm function maintains your desired temperature for up to 12 hours.

Comparison with the First-Gen: A Decisive Victory

Comparing the Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2 with its predecessor reveals a clear upgrade:

Feature Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2 Xiaomi Electric Kettle
Capacity 1.7L 1.5L
Heating element 1800W 1500W
Boil time 5 minutes 7 minutes
Keep warm function Yes No
Design Sleek stainless steel Plastic with curves
Safety features 4-layer protection Boil-dry protection
Cleaning Easy, seamless design More difficult, crevices

The Verdict: A Pinnacle of Progress

The Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2 stands out as a superior upgrade. It is faster, safer, more convenient, and aesthetically superior. While the first-gen kettle fulfilled its purpose, it is overshadowed by the functionality and elegance of its successor.

For those seeking a reliable, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing electric kettle, the Xiaomi Electric Kettle 2 is a compelling choice. It proves to be a worthwhile investment for tea enthusiasts, coffee aficionados, and anyone who values a well-designed appliance that excels in its task.

Xiaomi Electric Kettle Review

Type  Features
Capacity 1.5 litres
Body Stainless Steel
Heating Type Electric
Heating Modes 4 types - Milk Powder, Baby Rice Flour, White Tea, Coffee
Resting heat time Up to 12 hours
Boiling Time 5 minutes
Voltage  220V
Weight 1.3kgs
Bluetooth 4.0


Inside the Box 

The packaging is like most Viomi products, its a back cardboard box with the image of the smart kettle on the front portion. You can find a list of the specs and features on the sides.

Inside the box you'll find:

  • An instruction manual
  • The water kettle itself.
  • The base plate with a charging plug. 

Design 

xiaomi smart kettle

From the outside, the water kettle looks like any other kettle, except it looks a bit futuristic. It has a nice black matte finish. The material is made of hard black plastic.

  • On the handle, there is a display with a boil button and a warm button. The display also shows the temperature the water is at currently.
  • You will also find the Viomi logo on the device and a Bluetooth symbol engraved into the handle to showcase the fact it supports Bluetooth.
  • The handle is pretty ergonomic and you'll find a button on top of the handle which basically ejects the cover of the smart kettle.
  • If you are cooking precisely with measurements, the Viomi water kettle can help. It has markings on the inside that displays the quantities such as 500ml, 1 L and 1.5 litres.
  • On the inside its filled made from a silver lining of a combination of metals that help heat the contents. You will also find a tiny stick-like thermostat which directly heats up the contents.
  • The base of the kettle has a copper coil like port. The protrusion on the charging base neatly fits into this port. The charging base also has a wire and plug attached to it.  

The Black finish of the Viomi Smart kettle is super useful as it not only looks elegant but also prevents coffee stains. The grip is comfortable. But the placement of the warm and boil button is annoying. However, we can give the placement a pass since it's a super useful component.

Function and Use 

So how does it work? This smart kettle can actually be used stand-alone unlike the majority of the Xiaomi eco-system products that depend on IoT set up to function.

  • Simply, connect the base to a plug point and make sure the kettle is on the charging plate. Now, add the water or milk you want to heat. And hit the boil or warm button. Fairly simple.
  • Of course, you also have the option to use it through the Mi App to connect the Viomi smart kettle. For those who hate making their morning coffee the old school way, Xiaomi has launched a revolutionary automated coffee machine.

Mi Home App Set Up

It's fairly simple to sync your Viomi smart Kettle to your MI Home App. all you have to do is follow these steps:

  • First, make sure the kettle is connected to a power outlet and is on.
  • Open Mi Home App on your smartphone.
  • Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone.
  • On your app interface, add a new device either manually or by searching for nearby devices.
  • Once you click on the Viomi Smart Kettle Icon, the user interface will ask you to press the boil button on the handle for 3 seconds.
  • Once this is done, the water kettle will automatically connect.
  • Now you can rename the device and control the various features.

So now that you have connected it to the Mi Home app, you can change the temperatures and access various features like boil and the keep-warm function. You can use the predefined settings that are built-in for basic functions like making coffee or tea.

  • So what is the boiling time like? It takes about two minutes and fifteen seconds for the first boil. Whereas the second boil takes only a minute and twenty seconds. Another aspect of keeping water in the kettle is to keep the temperature as warm as possible so that the next boiling time is quicker. The Viomi smart water kettle beats every other kettle, with a resting temperature of 57-degrees after an hour. 

You can also use a feature called ‘Keep warm’, which basically heats up your water to a certain temperature for a set period of time. But one glaring issue is, you cannot get the water kettle to boil water remotely. This means you cannot instruct the kettle to start boiling the water. You need to be present physically to turn it on to boil. 

Key Features

  • The Viomi Smart Kettle has a real-time temperature display and an intelligent water temperature control.
  • It also has triple safety protection to make sure there are no mishaps. Which includes an automatic power-off feature. It also has a thermal insulation mode that can be selected through the panel button.
  • This smart kettle can be set up to 12 hours of accurate temperature. Basically, you can keep you water warm for up to 12 hours while consuming only 0.5 kW/h power.
  • It is capable of using high power to provide a fast heating function. The boiling time is only about 4-6 minutes which is relatively good when compared to other smart kettles that take up to 10 mins.
  • This stainless steel kettle has a decent capacity of 15 litres which is more than enough for a 3 member family. It also has scale markings on the inside to help you from wasting water.

Performance

When it comes to performance the Xiaomi Viomi kettle is amazing when it comes to both real time and long term. I've used it for almost 2 years now and haven't run into any major issues. While the heating element has lasted, the wiring and the body of the kettle has taken quite a few hits. However, it's still going strong which is a testament to Xiaomi's engineering.

The kettle can boil the full capacity of 1.5 liters in under 5 minutes thanks to the brilliant 1800W heating coil. Additionally, this heating coil is cancelled. So, it won't be affected by the minerals or limescale in the water. Most importantly, this smart kettle will automatically shut off when the water reaches its boiling point.

In fact, since this kettle is equipped with smart technology, there's a lot of actions you can automate. You can set it to keep the temperature warm and even set the kettle to keep the content warm for different liquids. This beast can actually keep your liquids warm for 12 hours using very little electricity.

Viomi Smart Water Kettle with Bluetooth - Final Thoughts

So this is your everyday kettle with a slight difference. The button for boil and warm are pretty useful and also the temperature number on the handle display. This makes it super easy to boil the water at the perfect temperature you are comfortable with.

  • The Mi App, as always adds to the value of the product and there are a number of things you could do with the Mi app such as setting the temperature, turning on the timer, setting the continuous boiling time.
  • The only thing you can’t do with this app is to turn on the device remotely, which is probably for the best as it can be hazardous in certain circumstances. 

Pros 

  • Beautiful hard plastic and great form factor
  • An amazing display with easy to use buttons
  • Super easy to use with the Mi Home app
  • Boils the water in about a minute and a half 
  • The resting temperature is the highest among other smart kettles

Cons 

  • It makes a bit of noise while using 
  • It only connects over EU Server. So, non-Europeans need to change their region settings.

How do I pair my MI smart kettle?

Pairing your Mi Smart Kettle to your phone isn't just another cool function. In fact, Doing this will unlock features that are hard to access directly through the kettle. Most importantly, doing this will save you a lot of time. To successful pair your Mi Smart Kettle with your smartphone, just follow these steps:

  • First, make sure the kettle is connected to a power outlet and is on.
  • Open Mi Home App on your smartphone.
  • Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone.
  • On your app interface, add a new device either manually or by searching for nearby devices.
  • Once you click on the Viomi Smart Kettle Icon, the user interface will ask you to press the boil button on the handle for 3 seconds.
  • Once this is done, the water kettle will automatically connect.
  • Now you can rename the device and control the various features. Check out our review of the Viomi Smart Water Kettle with Bluetooth for more details.

User Reviews

I honestly expected a bit more from the kettle considering the characteristics. What I did not like:

1) The handle is extremely uncomfortable and feels brittle. You almost always press the buttons on the handle when you lift it. Which is quite annoying.

2) It's hard to remotely control the device unless you sync it to the European server. Although this isn't a huge problem, it's hard for a non-European user.

However, I liked that the kettle has good thermal insulation and performance.

Val from Canada

The kettle came perfectly packed, it can be controlled via the mobile application, the appearance is beautiful, water boiling is very fast. I recommend buying this product to everyone! Overall it has a very nice quality. Very easy to clean devices and easy to install and setup.

Martin from USA

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