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Dou­ble-sided fill­ing scale with mul­ti­ple divi­sions
Can be used with one hand thanks to the spring-loaded lid
5 degrees of heat­ing and func­tion of main­te­nance of the set tem­per­a­ture
Gor­geous light­ing dur­ing heat­ing


Very long heat­ing process
Small lid open­ing angle (dif­fi­cult to wash by hand)

Test results of the WMF KUCHENminis Vario

  • Price-qual­i­ty ratio
  • Place in the over­all rank­ing
    24 out of 35
  • Val­ue for mon­ey: 49
  • Heat­ing and pow­er con­sump­tion (40%): 58.5
  • Exploita­tion (40%): 68
  • Equip­ment (20%): 92
Test results
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In the WMF KUCHEN­min­is Vario teapot, the select­ed oper­at­ing mode is indi­cat­ed by LEDs, and on the bot­tom side you can see a blue light ring — it looks very styl­ish.

In addi­tion to the fine fil­ter to pro­tect against scale, the pack­age includes a tea fil­ter. It can be used direct­ly when boil­ing, thus turn­ing the ket­tle into a teapot.

Not always optimal usability

The dis­ad­van­tages of the device can be attrib­uted to its small size. Clean­ing the ket­tle by hand is very dif­fi­cult and should be tak­en into account, espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing the “glass design” and the high like­li­hood of plaque for­ma­tion when brew­ing tea direct­ly in the ket­tle.

WMF KUCHENminis Vario
WMF KUCHEN­min­is Vario: illu­mi­na­tion dur­ing boil­ing

A large num­ber of divi­sions on the scales locat­ed on both sides of the case will please both right-han­ders and left-han­ders. The spring-loaded lid opens with the press of a but­ton — using one hand to fill the ket­tle will be enough. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the pour­ing process is not opti­mal, and boil­ing one liter of water takes too long.

In gen­er­al, this ket­tle can be con­sid­ered a chic kitchen gad­get with a high cost, but with great func­tion­al­i­ty and a few draw­backs.

Alternative: also made of glass and more — Severin WK 3471

Severin WK 3471The Sev­erin WK 3471 teapot is also made of glass, offers a choice of tem­per­a­ture modes and is also sup­plied with a tea fil­ter. In addi­tion, it holds more water and boils it much faster. Of course, it takes up more space in the kitchen, but a wider open­ing of the lid is also of great impor­tance. When choos­ing this mod­el, users will have to aban­don the chic back­light and fine descal­ing fil­ter.

Test results of the WMF KUCHENminis Vario

Heat­ing and pow­er con­sump­tion (40%)
Exploita­tion (40%)
Equip­ment (20%)

Characteristics and test results of the WMF KUCHENminis Vario

Price-qual­i­ty ratio
Penal­ty points
Jus­ti­fi­ca­tion of the fine
Max Vol­ume
1.0 l
Min­i­mum Vol­ume
0.2 l
Boil­ing time for 1 liter of water
4:18 min
Time to shut­down after water heat­ing up to 95°C
Max­i­mum pow­er con­sump­tion
1.524 W
Ener­gy con­sump­tion for heat­ing 1 liter of water
107 Wh
Choice of water heat­ing tem­per­a­ture
tem­per­a­ture indi­ca­tor
Shut­down sig­nal
Inter­nal light­ing
Water tem­per­a­ture 30 min­utes after boil­ing
One hand­ed use
Pow­er off when removed
Access for clean­ing
Scale fil­ter in spout
Splash free lid open­ing
Scale read­abil­i­ty
Vis­i­bil­i­ty of the con­trol sig­nal
Slow pour accu­ra­cy
not exact­ly
Quick fill accu­ra­cy
not exact­ly
Hous­ing mate­r­i­al out­side
Body mate­r­i­al inside
Max­i­mum noise lev­el
16.3 sleep
Non-slip stand
Keep warm func­tion
Weight (with­out stand)
845 g
Cord length
70 cm