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Secura SWK-1701DB Review

This kettle offers the consumer little besides a relatively hefty price tag
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secura swk-1701db electric kettle review
Price:  $60 List
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Manufacturer:   Secura
By Nick Miley, Michelle Powell and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Sep 9, 2019

Our Verdict

Given the cost of the Secura SWK-1701DB, we recommend that consumers look to the higher-rated models in our review. While this kettle isn't terrible, for the money one can get quite more value from other models in the class.
Large capacity
Stainless steel reservoir
Sloppy pouring

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Secura SWK-1701DB is your basic, pitcher-style kettle. It offers no temperature settings nor temperature holding. It is not particularly fast to boil, and it is difficult to pour. Moreover, by comparison to its peers, this product is overpriced. We think that many will find some of the other products in this review more satisfactory.

secura swk-1701db electric kettle review
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Boil Time

At 4 min, 23 sec to bring four cups of 57° F water to a boil, the Secura didn't break any records. However, the time isn't too shabby either.


A kettle's pouring characteristics are important in two ways. One, if pour-over coffee in order, one will want to reduce the water flow to a slow, steady stream. Two, if the unit will be used to make lots of hot drinks, one will want a kettle that can pour fast, but steady. In comparison to its peers, the Secura is terrible at slow pours and marginal at fast pours.

secura swk-1701db electric kettle review
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Ease of Use Features

The Secura offers little in the way of ease of use features. It lacks temperature holding and setting options; although it does shut itself off when it hits a rolling boil. The water reservoir is constructed of stainless steel and the lid capping it is attached. The unit has a max fill line set at 1.7L and it pours over a pitcher-style nozzle.


Value is simply a ratio of product performance and price — the higher the performance and the lower the cost, the greater the value. Our research shows that the Secura is overpriced when compared to its peers. As such, we do not find this product to be a very good value.

secura swk-1701db electric kettle review
Credit: Jenna Ammerman


With all the kettles on the market, one can do a lot better than the Secura SWK-1701DB. This machine is expensive for the few conveniences it offers the user. Moreover, it isn't exceptionally fast to boil and it's difficult to pour.

Nick Miley, Michelle Powell and Austin Palmer

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