A downside to electric kettles over stovetop kettles is that more care must be taken to keep them clean to prevent any damage to the heating element. Mineral deposits can accumulate at the bottom of the kettle, which will make them less efficient. Stovetop kettles on the other hand are less susceptible to this kind of damage.
Stovetop kettles are great for situations when you don’t have electricity. They could come in handy during a power outage or even if you have a camping vacation. Stovetop kettles are a good choice for people who already own many kitchen appliances and may not have the extra outlets available to plug in their electric kettles.
The biggest benefit is that stovetop kettles are the budget choice. If you don’t have much money to spare, you may want to go for a stovetop kettle over an electric kettle.
Some people love the old-fashioned feeling and ritual of making tea using a good ole stove top kettle. Some people love the sound of the stovetop kettle whistling, signaling to them that it’s time to brew a cup of delicious tea!