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Electric Kettles are great for getting hot water fast. Here are five kettles to consider buying in 2020 according to foodies.

Before you buy an electric kettle, there are factors to consider when deciding on which is right for you. Do you need hot water for your favorite tea? or your pour-over coffee? or your favorite instant noodle soup?

An electric kettle can be an essential kitchen appliance if you’re on the go and need hot water fast. However, deciding on the right one for you can be tricky, particularly with the wide variety of models available in the market.

There are different factors to consider when choosing an electric kettle including style, speed, size, controls, and safety.  We will cover each of these factors briefly and to help you select the electric kettle that fits your need. 

The Style of Electric Kettles

Kettle style can be one of the most important factors when deciding which option is best for you. Most buyers want a Kettle that aesthetically fits their kitchen. Given electric kettles prominently display on a kitchen counter, many people want them to connect with the rest of the kitchen. For example, if you have stainless steel appliances in your kitchen, you may also want your electric kettle to be.

The Speed of Electric Kettles

If you’re buying an electric kettle, speed can be an important factor, particularly if you’re on the go and are looking for places to save time. Electric kettles with a power element of 3Kwh are generally the fastest. If you’ve got a bit more time, you can also opt for one with less power element, which may be lower cost.

The Size of Electric Kettles

When considering the size of the electric kettle you need, you’ll want to consider the kitchen counter space you have and the number of cups you’ll need to make at any one time. For example, if you host guests often and need to serve 6-7 cups of tea. You may want to opt for a larger electric kettle. They come in 1.5 L to 1.7L, which is perfect for larger gatherings.

The Controls of Electric Kettles 

Innovation in electric kettles is continuously evolving. If you’re looking for modern conveniences, you’ll want to look for options with buttons with pre-programmed settings. Also, look for easy to use a water level indicator that makes measurement easy. Also, some electric kettles provide the ability to set different temperatures. On the high-tech end, you’ll find smart home features to control the electric kettle using your mobile phone such as turning the device on or monitoring the water temperature.

The Safety of Electric Kettles

When thinking about safety, you’ll want to consider a kettle that’s easy to handle – light-weight and rubber grip. Also, you’ll want to look for options for removable and washable anti-scale water filters. These can usually found in the base of the spout. Also, look for a kettle that automatically switches off if there isn’t enough water to reduce the risk of burning or causing damage. Lastly, kettles can get extremely hot, and certain kettle materials can reach hotter temperatures than others.

Now that you’ve got a good idea of what electric kettle you’re looking for. Here is a curated list of Electric Kettles ranked by our foodie community.

5. Cuisinart PerfectTemp Programmable Kettle (Amazon – $99.95)


4. Fellow Tagg EKG, Electric Pour-over Kettle For Coffee and Tea (Amazon – $149.00)


3. Secura The Original Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Kettle (Amazon – $39.99)


2. OXO Brew Cordless Glass Electric Kettle (Amazon – $89.99)


1. Hamilton Beach Glass Electric Tea Kettle, Water Boiler & Heater (Amazon – $29.99)

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Ever wonder what’s the best drinks on the Starbucks Menu? We did. So we had foodies in the CRAVVE App Community weigh in on this very important foodie question.

One of the things people love about the Starbucks Menu is the continued stream of drink innovation that is introduced on a regular basis. Beyond the Starbucks Menu, there is a lot to love about Starbucks – it’s convenient, reliable, personalized and rewarding. As a result, it is not surprising that it has built a cult-like following.

In addition, it has its own language for drink sizes from short (shot) to tall (small) to grande (medium) to venti (large) to trenta (extra large). Don’t worry, it only takes a few tries to remember – so don’t be embarrassed if you forget the language the first few tries when ordering.

Beyond the drinks on the Starbucks Menu, there are also many other perks that people love. For example, people love earning Starbucks Stars for a free drink or the convenience of ordering ahead with their cutting edge mobile app, or it’s getting a free drink on your birthday. As a result, the Starbucks experience is the gold standard for surprise and delight but also building member loyalty.

In addition to the perks,  people are hooked on the variety of drinks on the Starbucks Menu. According to Starbucks there are 170,000 ways to customize your drink. With a drink menu so vast, it’s easy to see why people may get lost. With that in mind, we had foodies in our CRAVVE app community weigh in on their favorites. Here is what they told us. 

14. Caffe Latte – Starbucks Menu

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This rich dark espresso is balanced with steamed milk and a foam top for a perfect drink to warm you up inside and out. This is a staple on the Starbucks menu. It is reliable and is great for a caffeine kick but also with light flavor for those who prefer a light or medium roast. 

13. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino – Starbucks Menu

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Looking for something a bit more decadent? The Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino is the perfect reward after getting through a long meeting or tough class. With a caramel syrup mixed with coffee, milk and ice with a layer of caramel sauce, whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and of course the crown jewel crunch caramel-sugar topping. As a result, it’s not only beautiful but it’s delicious. 

12. Mocha Frappuccino – Starbucks Menu

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Any chocolate lovers out there? If yes, you’ll love this drink with Frappuccino Roast Coffee, with milk and ice which come together with mocha flavor that’ll leave your sweet tooth very happy. In addition, if you want to change things up, give affogato-style a try with a hot espresso shot poured in over the top.

11. Regular Roast Coffee – Starbucks Menu

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Need a coffee but not a lot of time? A regular Starbucks coffee is a perfect way to get a quick coffee when you don’t have time to wait. From Pike Place to Verdana, you’ve got flavor options to explore at Starbucks. In addition, add cream or sugar if you want to sweeten or lighten the flavor of your coffee. 

10. Caffe Mocha – Starbucks Menu

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Looking for something sweet but also want a caffeine kick? A hot Caffe Mocha drink is the perfect option with a rich, espresso combined with a bittersweet mocha sauce, steamed milk, and then topped with whipped cream. Consequently, this is a Starbucks classic. 

9.  Ice Coffee – Starbucks Menu

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Looking for a  cold and refreshing coffee that’s simple and fast? The Iced Coffee Blend with milk is served chilled and sweetened over ice. As a result, it’s perfect on a hot summer day or a great pick me up that’s easy to drink and refreshing.  In addition, with all of the latest cold brews and nitro brews, there are lots of options to choose from. 

8. Chai Latte – Starbucks Menu

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Want to spice up your morning or afternoon? A chai latte is the perfect option. That’s because it is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy – a black tea infused with cinnamon, clove, and warm spices combined with steamed milk and topped with foam. How can you say no to that? You can’t!

7. Strawberry Acai Lemonade – Starbucks Menu

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Look for the perfect summer drink or a sweet and light refreshment in the afternoon? The strawberry flavor, passion fruit, and açaí is blended with a splash of lemonade and served on the rocks. 

6. Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade – Starbucks Menu

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This mash-up of peach-flavored fruit juice, iced green tea, and lemonade is a refreshing reminder of the innovation that Starbucks pumps out. As a result, if you’re looking for something new to try and have a bit of a sweet tooth – this is the option to try. You won’t be disappointed. 

5. Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato 

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Want a drink that will have you walking o the clouds? Well, this drink is probably as close to getting you there as any. Because of the layers of fluffy foam, cascading espresso, vanilla syrup and a caramel drizzle served over ice. The whole experience is cool. Even placing the order and saying “Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato”  feels so right. Starbucks really out did themselves with this name. 

4. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew 

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If you love the Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte, this cold brew version is going to make you very happy. It’s a great way to get the pumpkin spiced latte flavor you love but in a cold brew option. As a result, it’s no wonder our foodie community rated it as one of its favorites. 

3. Pumpkin Spice Latte 

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It wouldn’t be a best Starbucks drink list without the Pumpkin Spiced Latte. This seasonal phenomenon draws crowds and is a customary option to welcome the fall feeling. It is no surprise that our foodie community rated so highly and in the top 3. 

2. Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream 

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This straight from the tap, cold brew is topped with house-made vanilla sweet cream – giving it a velvety coffee experience. Because of this, it is no wonder our foodie community rated it #2. In addition, if you’re looking to get introduced to cold brew coffee – this is a great place to start.  

1. Matcha Green Tea Latte 

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Looking for an instagrammable drink that is not only beautiful but delicious? The Matcha Green Tea Latte is not only gorgeous and delicious but it will make also make you feel good about yourself. Because of the silky smooth experience, it will transport your senses – it’s no wonder it’s the #1 ranked drink by our foodie community.

What’s your favorite? Be sure to drop us a comment or share with your foodie community.

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Are you looking for the best cheese dishes for your food instagram? The oooey gooey and delicious varieties of it are limitless. I mean, what makes for a better food photo than an epic pull? Not much. So which cheese dishes are the favorites of food bloggers? We thought we’d put this question to the test with our Cravve foodie community and here is what we found.

11. Fondue

Is there anything better on a cold winter day than a hot pot of cheese spilling with a delicious slice of bread?  Not according to our foodie community, who ranked it in our top 11 . Beyond capturing the perfect photo of your cheese spilling over an awesome slice of bread –  it is also the perfect way to upgrade your social event. Friends don’t let friends dip alone. So get your favorite group of friends together and take a dip.

10. Lasagna

What’s your favorite thing about lasagna? For me, it’s that golden bubbly top layer or the number of different cheeses that you can use with this classic Italian dish. Whether it’s the ricotta, cottage cheese, cream cheese, cheese curds, mozzarella, or Parmesan – whatever your favorite – there is no denying that the cheese is the best part.

9. Fried Cheese Sticks

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Looking for an awesome cheese pull dish?  Fried Cheese Sticks are a great option to get the perfect stretch. Break one of these bad boys in half and capture that mozzarella pull moment. They are also a perfect dipping dish, with marinara sauce or pizza sauce.

8. Cheese and Crackers

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An artisanal board can be the perfect canvas to paint that perfect cheese platter. Especially with the different shapes, textures, and  sizes. Also, don’t forget to pair a perfect wine and to share it with friends.

7. Cheese Bread

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A great appetizer and starter dish, cheese bread can be the perfect complement to a nice meal. It also can be decorated with garnishes or toppings to give it that extra pop of flavor. My personal favorite is garlic but vegetables can also add that splash of color perfect for that colorful portrait.

6. Pizza

It wouldn’t be a very good list of best cheese dishes if pizza was not on it. With so many awesome varieties – Pizza can be a great blogging option – whether you’re trying to show off a new unique topping or capturing that amazingly long mozzarella pull or you’re just trying to capture a beautiful photo of a classic pie. Pizza is a terrific dish to blog about. My personal favorite is a deep-dish pizza – with a surprise stuffing – there are so many blogging options with the potential to knock readers off their feet!

5. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Looking to get an amazing cheese pull photo? There may not be a better option than a grilled cheese sandwich. Two perfect halves split and pulled apart with some ooey-gooey filling in the middle. It’s a food blog moment that will bring people coming back for more. Just typing that made me hungry and happy. 

4. Cheese Fries

French Fries, Cheese, Pork, Jalapenos, Delicious, MealLooking for a dish that will get a lot of likes? A fries melt will stop other foodies in their tracks. Be sure to capture the ooey gooey melted cheese over these crispy golden sticks.  With so many varieties of fries – waffle, tater tots, crinkle cut, etc.  – with this dish you could create a whole blog dedicated to it. For added effect, capture other unique toppings, that will make foodies stop by and drop a “Wow” comment.

3. Mac N Cheese

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Yes, Mac N’ Cheese is a favorite among food bloggers, the melt on top of the noodle. Yum! Plus, change up the noodles you use to get people going crazy for your food pics. In addition, if the noodle combo doesn’t feel like enough – you can always add that extra topping of bacon or pulled pork. Yes, please!

2. Cheeseburger

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Cheese melting over a juicy beef patty. Need we say more. The cheeseburger is a show-stopping king of food blogging. Looking for a reliable option that will be sure to get a lot of likes and comments. The cheeseburger is a go-to for many food bloggers. Be sure to get a close-up that captures the melt and leaves readers wondering how does someone possibly bite into this?!

1. Cheesecake

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That’s right, the #1 dish to blog about, according to our foodie community – is the cheesecake.

The perfect combination of cheese, chocolate, and cake – Triple C threat – makes the cheesecake an irresistible dish. It’s no wonder why foodies love to blog about it. They’re perfect for any occasion and experience – whether you’re fine dining or eating a meal at home. Cheesecake is accessible and love-able.

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There are so many kitchen gadgets that are clever, cool or quirky but which kitchen gadgets are useful enough to make cooking and eating more enjoyable. Well we searched all across the web to pull together the ultimate list of kitchen gadgets – and we found some awesome ones! We then put our foodie community to the test and had them weigh in on which kitchen gadgets they prefer.

Check out our list of top 17 useful kitchen gadgets ranked according to our foodie community*:

1. Avocado Savers

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Kitchen Gadgets | Avocado Hugger, $11.99, Available at Amazon

Who doesn’t love a good avocado? Never let your avocado go to waste again. This avo saver is made to fit all avocado varieties, so you can enjoy your favorite fruit for longer.

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Kitchen Gadgets | Nostalgia 6-Wedge Electric Quesadilla Maker with Extra Stuffing Latch, $49.95, Available at Amazon

Quesadilla are a great party snack or appetizer. Instantly upgrade your quesadilla game with a quesadilla maker.

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Kitchen Gadgets | Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker, $24.99, Available at Amazon

Get the perfect morning cold brew to get your day started right. Plus, make extra for later and keep it cold in your fridge — you know, for that afternoon fix.

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Kitchen Gadgets | Final Touch Watermelon Keg Tapping Kit with Coring Tool, $24.99, Available at Amazon

Your party just got an upgrade with this watermelon keg tapping kit. Fill the body of the watermelon with your favorite cocktail or fruit drink. Friends and family will have so much fun.

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Kitchen Gadgets | Cibi Cereal Bowls with Straws For Kids, $15.95, Available at Amazon

Cereal lovers know that the best part of eating cereal is what’s left when the cereal is all gone. Now you can get every last drop of milk with a straw that’s built right into your bowl. Skip the mess or awkward bowl guzzle.


Kitchen Gadgets | OXO Good Grips Corn Prep Peeler, $15.95, Available at Amazon

Corn on the cob is the perfect side dish, but nobody likes fussing with a knife to try and cut all of the kernels off or worse getting kernels stuck in their teeth. Now you easily get all of the corn without the hassles or mess.


Kitchen Gadgets | Play and Freeze, Ice Cream Ball- Ice Cream Maker, $39.59, Available at Amazon

Get all of the goodness of homemade ice cream — plus the fun of a ball game. This fun gadget takes ice cream making to the next level with a fun activity. Perfect for families with kids.


Kitchen Gadgets | Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin with Removable Rings, $20.00, Available at Amazon

Never struggle to get the perfect height roll. This adjustable rolling pin with removable rings will save you tons of time and makes it easy to get the perfect roll without all of the effort.


Kitchen Gadgets | Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Strainer, $29.99, Available at Amazon

Straining your noods has never been easier. With easy to use snaps that fit virtually any pot – you can now get your noods strained in no time. Plus, the thin design is easy to store – perfect for space conscious kitchens.


Kitchen Gadgets | Angry Mom Microwave Cleaner, $9.99, Available at Amazon

Cleaning your microwave is a lot less boring when you use this fun angry mom gadget.


Kitchen Gadgets | Spiralizer 7-Blade Vegetable Slicer, $27.99, Available at Amazon

Getting the perfect food spiral can be difficult, but this gadget takes spiraling to the next level. This heavy duty spiralizer will help make pasta from your favorite vegetables. This is a perfect companion gadget for those on a Keto, Gluten Free or Paleo diet. Plus, it comes with 4 recipe books to help inspire the perfect veggie pasta meal.

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Kitchen Gadgets | Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Timer, $49.99, Available at Amazon

Making a breakfast sandwich is about to get a lot easier. With specific compartments to toast your bread, cook your eggs, and heat up some bacon, this small gadget prepares your breakfast sandwich in just a few minutes, which is perfect for mornings when you don’t have a lot of time.

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Kitchen Gadgets | BUTEFO 8 in 1 Kitchen Tool Set All in 1 Multipurpose Kitchen Gadget Kitchen Tool Bottle, $14.99, Available at Amazon

This is not your average kitchen bottle tool. It’s a swiss army knife of gadgets and included a funnel, measuring cup, squeezer, egg masher, spice grater, egg separator, cheese grater and can opener. If you’ve got limited space in your kitchen – this is a great solution to get the tools you need all in a space saving design.

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Kitchen Gadgets | Dip Clip Bowl Plate Holder, $9.99, Available at Amazon

Whether you’re eating fries, chips or veggies. Clip these sauce bowls to the edge of your plate so you can enjoy your favorite sauces, dips, spices, or little snacks right where you want them. We all need a little more dipping sauce in our food life!

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Kitchen Gadgets | Safe Grabs: Multi-Purpose Silicone Original Microwave Mat, $29.95, Available at Amazon

Keep those precious hands safe with every microwave hot meal with the safe grabs mat. Now you can use this multi-purpose microwave mat to safely grab food, to cover food to avoid splatter or even open jars.

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Kitchen Gadgets | Coffee Scoop, Stainless Steel Beokey Long Handled Tea Spoon with Bag Clip, $6.95, Available at Amazon

Don’t lose the coffee freshness! This coffee scoop with bag clip is the perfect solution to be able get your scoop of coffee and clip it too.

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Kitchen Gadgets | Fast Fruit Vegetable Salad Chopper Bowl, $7.99, Available at Amazon

Never struggle to cut a salad again. This fruit and vegetable salad slicer saves you tons of time and makes it easy to get your salad chopped and mixed so you can enjoy without all of the effort.

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