Although most reviewers say the Chef's Choice Cordless 677 boils quickly and is easy to use, some say the stainless-steel exterior gets too hot. Users appreciate the concealed heating element, which prevents mineral buildup. The Chef's Choice Cordless 677 heats water to boiling temperatures in just under five minutes: slower than some electric kettles, but significantly faster than stovetop kettles. Although the Chef's Choice kettle looks nice, a plastic kettle like the Bodum Ibis Electric Tea Kettle (*Est. $50) or the Capresso H2O Plus (*Est. $80) , made from heat-resistant glass, won't get as hot. The Chef's Choice Cordless 677 boasts a 7-cup capacity and an automatic shut-off feature. It's backed by a one-year limited warranty.
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More than 225 users review the Chef's Choice Cordless 677 on Amazon.com, where it earns an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars. On the whole, they say it's an attractive, fast boiler that's easy to use with its lighted power switch, detachable base and automatic shut-off (to prevent dry boiling). A few say the metal carafe gets very hot, and some say it imparts a metallic smell and taste. Overall, these complaints are fewer than those found for comparable electric kettles. A few say the kettle died after a couple months of use.
Review: Chef's Choice Cordless 677 Electric 1 3/4-Quart Teakettle, Contributors to Amazon.com
The Chef's Choice electric kettle is a fast heater and an overall good value for the money, according to about 65 reviews on Cooking.com. More than 40 owners provide written reviews in addition to ratings. One negative review reports a plastic odor, and another says it leaks. Overall, however, users rave about this kettle.
Review: International Cordless Electric Kettle, Contributors to Cooking.com
With more than 40 user reviews, the Chef's Choice Cordless Electric Kettle 677 earns 4.5 stars out of 5. Many users praise the kettle's fast boiling time and sleek design. Some users say it's not worth the price tag, and complain about a plastic smell that's emitted when the kettle is in use.
Review: Chef's Choice 1.75-qt. International Cordless Electric Kettle: Stainless Steel and Black, Contributors to RachaelRayStore.com
Just under 10 users say the Chef's Choice Cordless 677 is easy to use, lightweight and low priced. It receives an overall rating of 3 stars out of 5. As in other reviews of this kettle, some say it's hot to the touch and emits an unpleasant odor.
Review: Chef's Choice 677 Cordless Electric Kettle, Contributors to Epinions.com