Unlike its larger sister, the full-size Bodum Ibis (*Est. $40), the Bodum Mini Ibis makes tea for one or two and isn't cordless. It does share some features, such as an automatic shut-off and a body that stays cool while heating. On the whole, we found positive reviews of the Bodum Mini Ibis, including those who say it's a fast boiler and a good value for the money, if you want a small-capacity electric kettle. We didn't find much competition for the Mini Ibis because most small "personal" tea kettles are stovetop models. We did find one other small electric, the West Bend 6400 1-Quart Electric Tea Kettle (*Est. $27) that also fared well in user reviews, but some say the automatic shutoff feature doesn't function well.
User reviews are the most helpful resource in judging the Bodum Mini Ibis electric tea kettle, because it hasn't been included in professional reviews. Amazon.com has by far the most reviews of this kettle. We found a few other individual reviews helpful. One tester at AssociatedContent.com contributes a detailed review.
Reviewer Yvonne Cote classifies the Bodum Mini Ibis as a good stand-in kettle for occasional use. She calls its design "delicate" and says it's best used as a backup or for travel. She likes that it's quiet, unlike other (unnamed) small kettles.
Review: Bodum 5410-03USA Mini Ibis Electric Water Kettle Review, Yvonne Cote, Oct. 19, 2007
The Bodum Mini Ibis is a hit with about 90 owners posting to Amazon.com. This little kettle is said to boil quickly and pour easily while remaining cool to the touch. Users love its price, but some wish it came with a detachable base. Others say it isn't very durable.
Review: Bodum 5410-03USA Mini Ibis Electric Water Kettle, Contributors to Amazon.com
This is another single review that praises the Mini Ibis electric kettle for portability and straightforward functionality. It is said to boil water well and quickly without bells and whistles.
Review: Bodum Mini IBIS (5410-03) Electric Kettle Review, Contributors to Viewpoints.com
There's only one review here -- but this owner is delighted by her Bodum Mini Ibis, which she says boils water in four minutes and is great for travel.
Review: Bodum 5410-581 USA Mini Ibis Electric Water Kettle Reviews, Contributors to Epinions