There are many multipurpose kettles available in the market but all of them cannot be used for boiling milk. One needs to very specific while choosing the best electric kettle for boiling milk in India.
The importance of the electric kettle that can be used for boiling milk should not be questioned. It has got tons of benefits. These multipurpose kettles can be used for cooking Maggi, making tea, boiling eggs, or just boiling milk or water.
Before moving further, let me explain why you should not use any random electric kettle to boil milk.
Can we boil milk in electric kettle?
NO. You cannot use every single electric kettle for boiling milk. A kettle for boiling milk must have some specs, such as auto shut off, temperature customization, easy to wash, stainless steel body.
Milk does not evaporate like water. It comes out of the kettle quickly, so some precautionary steps should be taken while boiling milk. Also, your electric kettle should not overheat the milk to prevent damages and current malfunctions. The build quality of the kettle should be good enough to prevent milk from sticking after boiling.
A milk boiler or a multi-purpose cooker is designed differently than the normal electric kettle. The milk boiler comes with lots of features which lack in usual electric kettles.
Actually, you are not advised to boil milk in any basic electric kettle because it may overburn or damage the product.
Now, after considering all the above points, I have chosen the below products based on how suitable they are while heating the milk.
4 best electric kettles for boiling milk in India
1. Pigeon by Stovekraft Quartz Kettle
The first on our list of the best milk kettles in India is this Stovekraft Quartz Kettle by Pigeon. No doubt, it is one of the most sold multipurpose kettles in India due to various reasons. This particular kettle comes in different variants and sizes and has got hygienic stainless steel body.
I have chosen this as top pick because of its ‘big mouth’ and the transparent glass lid. You can easily pour in the milk and wash it after use. The glass lid makes the milk boiling process visible to you and you can control the temperature by opening or closing the lid whenever required.
It’s perfect for other uses too – from boiling water to making soup or other hot beverages like black tea or black coffee. When it comes to boiling water, you can do it pretty quickly by preventing the steam from coming out using the single push flip glass lid provided. It has been given with 360° rotational base structure of the body which is quite helpful in keeping the jug knob to the desired position and the plug can be inserted anywhere.
You don’t need to worry about forgetting to switch off the kettle while boiling water. The auto cut off feature will take care of it and will turn off the kettle automatically using the power indicator.
Overall, a decent multipurpose kettle for using at home, hostel, hospital, or hotel. You can even carry anywhere comfortably while travelling.
|Big mouth with transparent lid – great features for boiling milk||Cord length is bit short|
|Safe to use|
|Detachable base with heat repellent handles|
2. Havells Aqua Plus 1.2 Litre Kettle
Next on the list is this lightweight and portable Aqua Plus 1.2 litre Kettle by Havells. It has truly impressive design with high quality stainless steel interior. A beautiful piece to beautify your kitchen or you can nicely keep at your bedside table.
The electric kettle is provided with a wide mouth for filling or cleaning, which makes it suitable for boiling milk. At times, the milk residue get stuck inside after boiling, so the big mouth ensures easy cleaning with your hands after use.
It has an auto shut-off function which prevents overheating and damaging the kettle. This feature improves the lifespan of the kettle and makes it durable. Again, the handle is heat resistant and its outer body doesn’t get heated. So, it’s pretty safe to touch and even carry while in use.
The best part about this appliance is its portability. You can take it anywhere comfortably. Also, brewing tea or coffee at anytime of the day becomes much convenient.
For boiling milk, I suggest you to be a bit attentive. Keep the lid open, stir it continuously once the milk rises up and switch off accordingly.
|Portable and durable||Short cord length|
|Unique and classy design||Non-transparent lid|
|Easy to use and operate|
|Comes with energy-saving technology to save power|
3. Butterfly Wave 1.2-Litre Multi-Cooker
Not exactly an electric kettle but this multi cooker by Butterfly is perfectly designed to boil and cook. You can make your favourite instant noodles or pasta in a couple of minutes. You can prepare tea, hot water, or even boil eggs.
Now, what makes this appliance an ideal milk boiler is its temperature settings feature. You can slowly heat the milk at 70 degree Celsius to avoid spilling or burning. Again, the glass lid makes it even easier for you to watch the food cook or boil stuff inside. The stainless steel body and big mouth make it convenient for cleaning after you are done boiling the milk.
Let’s talk about other features. The cooker comes with a swivel power base, which makes it 360 degrees rotatable. This allows you to plug in the power from any angle as per your convenience of holding the jug handle. You can also move the jug easily without a cord as the base is completely detachable.
If you are a gym-goer, here is one bonus you might like. You can actually boil up to 6 eggs at one time with the egg boiler provided. Interesting, right? Another awesome thing is that the auto cut mechanism protects it from overheating and it will go to ‘keep warm mode’ once the cooking or boiling is done. Good for people who tend to forget a lot!
|Uses only 600 Watt of power; has power indicator||Found none|
|Wider mouth for filling, pouring, and cleaning|
|Keep warm mode is pretty useful|
|Can set the temperature as per your needs|
|Nicely designed handle with firm grip|
4. Prestige PMC 2.0 Multi-Cooker
PMC 2.0 Multi-Cooker is one of the most admired products from the house of Prestige. Again, this is a multi-purpose kettle or we can simply call it multi-cooker. Technically, there are no big differences between the two. Anyway, multi-cookers are somewhat better than a kettle in boiling milk, so I have included in the list.
This electric cooker is almost similar with the above one in terms of functionality. It has a powder-coated body with elegant design. The glass lid, big mouth, and temperature control features make it an ideal milk kettle.
Just like any other multi-cooker, you can make Maggi, tea, soup, or steam any small quantity of food. What more? You can even cook rice with this appliance. So, it’s perfect choice for a hosteler, a student, or someone living alone.
This appliance would be great for parents with small babies as heating water, milk, or sterilizing bottles would be much easier. The egg boiler will save you a lot of effort in boiling eggs after working out.
|Can cook rice||Bit pricey|
|Glass lid with temperature control|
|Detachable from its swivel power base|
|Can heat the food quickly; energy efficient|
|Lightweight and portable|
What makes an electric kettle perfect for boiling milk?
You need to take precautions and be attentive while boiling milk in a kettle or multi-cooker. So, to make your task easier, look for these unique features while picking the best milk boiler for your kitchen.
1. Stainless steel interior with big mouth
There are various benefits of having an electric kettle with stainless steel interior and big mouth. We all know that stainless steel cookware is considered good from our health point of view and it is safe to use. Also, it is easy to clean after use. Milk is something that leaves lots of residue after boiling, so it can be problematic to clean if it’s made of some other materials. The big mouth allows you to put your hand inside and clean it easily.
2. Auto shut off feature
This is another important feature which your dream milk boiler must have. The auto shut off feature enables you to switch off the appliance soon after the milk starts to rise. It ensures that no milk is spilled out of the kettle reducing mess while boiling milk. Also, overheating of milk may cause damage to the appliance. A few products like Prestige Automatic Milk Boiler has this feature (not included in the list).
3. Adjustable temperature
It’s always advisable to boil milk on slow and steady heat or power supply. Heating milk on an electric kettle with no adjustable temperature setup needs proper attention. Boiling it on high heat can create a mess by spilling or overflowing the milk fast. So, a kettle with adjustable settings makes your task more effortless.
Tips for boiling milk in electric kettle
Whether you are boiling milk in a pot or electric kettle, you need to watch and pay full attention to avoid spilling or running over. These are some tips you should follow:
1. Open the lid
You may close the lid to save time, but if you fail to watch it properly then chances are high that the milk may rise up suddenly before you switch off the appliance. Milk does not evaporate and may overflow in a few seconds. So, to avoid any kind of mess and mishaps, always boil the milk with an open lid.
2. Shut off the kettle once the milk rises up
If your kettle doesn’t have an auto shut off feature, then you will have to continuously watch it. You can not leave it to boil on its own. Once the milk gets up, switch off the power immediately.
3. Set the temperature low
Don’t try to boil your milk by giving it maximum temperature at starting. You should set the temperature low at the beginning for smooth boiling of milk. High temperature makes your milk spill soon after you put it on and it gets unboiled.
4. Don’t put milk out of capacity
It is always advised by experts to keep 3/4th or half of the kettle full for boiling at one time. Putting lots of milk at once create hassle and milk gets out of the kettle just after few minutes. So, put the lesser quantity of milk while boiling in an electric kettle.
How to make milk tea in an electric kettle?
At times we all crave for home-made milk tea while travelling and with electric kettle, you can easily brew your favourite cuppa anytime. All you have to do is follow the below steps:
Quantity – 2 cups of milk tea (do not fill the kettle more than half its capacity)
- Add 1 cup of water to the kettle and boil it for almost 3-4 minutes by closing the lid of the kettle.
- Open the lid and add 2 teaspoons of tea leaves to the water. You can add cardamom seeds, ginger, cinnamon, or cloves for added flavours. (Set the temperature low if possible)
- Let it boil for 1 or 2 minutes and then simply add sugar to it. Sugar may be added later as per your taste.
- Now, you have to wait for the water to boil with bubbles and then add 1/2 or 1 cup of milk to it. Don’t close the lid because it may come out of the kettle instantly.
- Stir it continuously to avoid any kind of immediate boiling or over flowing. Once you get the right colour and texture of a tea, switch off the kettle.
Now the tea is all ready to serve with snacks! Easy, right?
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Not all kettles can be used for heating milk but with the above multipurpose kettles/cookers, your task of boiling milk will become much effortless. What more, you can cook other items too, from instant noodles to vegetable soups. And, you don’t need to turn on your gas stove at night for brewing a nice cup of coffee or tea.
An electric kettle is one appliance preferred by many for its portability, uses, and handiness. It’s a good choice for bachelors, travellers, sick people, or anybody in general.
All the products reviewed can be used as milk kettles with proper care and precautions. Go grab any of your choice!