With a solid range of temperature settings and a sleek, modern design, the Enfinigy Pro largely justifies its high price
- Keep-warm function
- Modern, stylish design
- Excellent dual-walled insulation
- Variable temperature settings
- Only 1,850W
Well known for its quality knives and kitchen tools, German brand Zwilling has recently expanded into home appliances, producing similarly well-put-together air fryers, blenders and kettles. The most impressive model in its range, the Zwilling Enfinigy Pro, is an aesthetically minimal, stylish kettle with a superb range of temperature settings and functions. While there are cheaper kettles available with similar abilities, the Enfinigy Pro presents some unique positives that help it stand out from the crowd.
Zwilling Enfinigy Pro Kettle review: What do you get for the money?
The Zwilling Enfinigy Pro will set you back around £130, making it one of the pricier kettles we’ve reviewed. However, for that price, it certainly looks the part. The kettle features a sleek, dual-walled plastic exterior, available in silver or black, and has a 1.5l stainless steel container and a 1,850W heating coil internally. The body of the kettle measures 15 x 22 x 24cm (WDH) and it weighs 1.7kg. The Enfinigy sits on a square 360° swivel base, also home to its LED touch control panel, from where you can access its six temperature settings (40°C, 60°C, 70°C, 80°C, 93°C and boiling) and its keep-warm function.
While the Enfinigy Pro’s features and finesse do a lot to help justify its £100+ price tag, you may still find it to be a little north of what you’re willing to pay for a kettle. If you’re looking for a less pricey option, there are several we’re happy to recommend. Matching the Zwilling’s features beat for beat, the Russel Hobbs Attentiv (£70) comes with a more reasonable price and a handsome glass-based construction, while the Bosch Styline (£65) has many of the same features and its own unique strengths. Cheaper again, the Kenwood Dusk (£55) has a large capacity, arrives in a range of striking colour options, and proved a reliably fast boiler in testing. Finally, if you’re just looking for a solidly built, barebones model, then the John Lewis Anyday (£20) is the cheapest model we trust to get the job done.
However, those happy to pay that little bit extra, but aren’t quite taken with the Enfinigy Pro, have a couple of other premium options available to them. The Swan Alexa Smart Kettle (£99) offers variable temperature settings, a digital LED control panel, and it can be paired with any Alexa smart device to allow for voice-activated controls. At the top end of the price spectrum, the KitchenAid Artisan (£195) is a beautifully designed and luxurious-feeling kettle with multiple temperature settings and an onboard temperature dial.
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Zwilling Enfinigy Pro Kettle review: What’s good about it?
While it stumbled in some categories of our group kettle test, which we’ll cover in more detail below, the Enfinigy Pro was one of the best performers in a couple of key areas. The kettle’s dual-walled construction meant that it heated to an exterior temperature of just 29.4°C in use, which is nicely cool and safe, especially compared to the finger-singing 70°C+ that other kettles in our test reached. The kettle’s excellent insulation also meant it was top of the class in our heat-retention test, with the Enfinigy keeping water at an impressive 94.6°C when measured five minutes after boiling.
The Enfinigy also deserves praise for both its form and functions. While tastes may differ, I have found its sleek, modern look very aesthetically pleasing, making for a great addition to any kitchen aiming for a chic, minimal style. Other physical plus points include its seamless stainless steel interior and stainless steel limescale filter, which make it easier to clean than glass or plastic models, and allow less limescale into your tea and coffee, respectively. Although it doesn’t have a clear viewing window like many kettles, the Enfinigy Pro does come with handy millilitre and cup measurement markers on its inside, to help save you from boiling excess water and wasting energy.
In terms of features, the wide range of temperature settings available on the Zwilling stand in its favour. Offering the ability to heat water as low as 40°C for baby food, as well as to specific temperatures for drinks such as green tea, matcha, oolongs and white teas and coffee, this kettle will save you a lot of time and hassle if you’re a fan of a variety of hot drinks and wish to make them well. Also handy for busy households is the Enfinigy’s keep-warm function, which can hold water at your desired temperature for up to 30 minutes. Both these functions can be controlled smoothly and easily using the responsive touch controls on the Zwilling’s sturdy swivel base.
Zwilling Enfinigy Pro Kettle review: What could be better?
There’s plenty to love about the Zwilling Enfinigy Pro, then, but there’s no getting away from the fact that its 1,850W heating coil holds it back quite a bit. In our kettle group test, the Enfinigy lagged way behind the mostly 3,000W field in terms of speed. The kettle boiled a litre of water in 3mins 45secs with a boil rate of 0.35°C/s; compare this to the rest of the pack – which came in between 2mins 15secs and 2mins 25secs, with boil rates between 0.52°C/s and 0.57°C/s – and it’s hard not to be disappointed, especially given the Enfinigy’s otherwise solid design and relatively hefty price. Another less serious quibble is the noise level the Enfinigy produced in use: while its peak loudness of 57dB wasn’t the highest we recorded (that dishonour goes to the Ninja Perfect Temperature at 63.1dB), it still makes it one of the louder kettles we’ve tested.
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Zwilling Enfinigy Pro Kettle review: Should I buy it?
Thanks to its sleek, modern design, the Zwilling Enfinigy Pro is as much a decorative statement piece as it is a kettle – and retailing over £100, this added aesthetic value is a welcome and necessary salve to its high price. Admittedly, it isn’t the fastest boiling kettle we’ve tested, but its solid range of variable temperature settings, excellent dual-walled insulation, handy keep-warm function, easy-to-clean stainless steel interior, and deft touch controls provide more than enough positives to earn it top marks and a strong recommendation from us.