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#1

90

DeLonghi KBX3016

680 Reviews
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£29.95

1.7L
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Lime
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
The highest scoring small kettle available, with alright running costs and very good features
#2

90

Breville VKJ755

907 Reviews
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£24.99

1.7L
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Black
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and top-value 1.7L kettle, with OK running costs and great features
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#3

90

Russell Hobbs 20460

950 Reviews
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£24.90

1.7L
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Stainless Steel
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and very popular 1.7L electric kettle, with alright running costs and terrific user reviews
Voucher
#4

89

Breville VKJ954

448 Reviews
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£15.95

1.7L
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Stainless Steel
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A great value for money and positively reviewed 1.7L kettle, good for small families
Voucher
#5

89

Breville VKJ957

868 Reviews
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£29.00

1.7L
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(Unknown)
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and positively reviewed 1.7L electric kettle, with OK running costs and an astoundingly good price
Voucher
#6

88

Morphy Richards 108263

144 Reviews
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£23.99

1.5L
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White
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3,100W
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£16,000
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
A very popular and great value for money 1.5L kettle, good for small families
Voucher
#7

88

Breville VKJ952

253 Reviews
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£14.99

1.7L
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White
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A great value for money and top-rated 1.7L electric kettle, with average running costs and good features
#8

88

Russell Hobbs 21472

13 Reviews
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£14.99

1.7L
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Black
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2,200W
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£11,000
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A very highly rated and top-value 1.7L kettle, good for small families
#9

88

Swan SK261030

179 Reviews
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£29.90

2L
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Graphite
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
Good for small families, this is the highest scoring large kettle on the market
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#10

88

Breville VKJ946

38 Reviews
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£31.99

1.7L
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White
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A very good value for money and best selling 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
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#11

88

Breville VKJ953

166 Reviews
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£14.99

1.7L
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Stainless Steel
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A very highly rated and low cost 1.7L kettle, with OK running costs and good features
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#12

88

Bosch TWK7601

748 Reviews
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£22.00

1.7L
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White
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Feb 2015
A best selling and affordable 1.7L kettle, good for small families
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#13

87

Russell Hobbs Legacy

26 Reviews
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£22.50

1.7L
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Black
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2,400W
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£12,000
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
A very popular and top-value 1.7L kettle, with good features and low running costs
#14

87

Morphy Richards 120004

845 Reviews
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£26.95

1.5L
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White
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A top-value and very highly rated 1.5L kettle, good for small families
Voucher
#15

87

Russell Hobbs 20071

271 Reviews
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£17.99

1.7L
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Stainless Steel
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
May 2014
A bargain price and best selling 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
Voucher
#16

87

DeLonghi KBOM3001

188 Reviews
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£39.00

1.7L
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Black
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very good value for money and very highly rated 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
Voucher
#17

87

Morphy Richards Prism

26 Reviews
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£29.99

1.5L
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Black
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2,200W
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£11,000
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
A top-value and positively reviewed 1.5L kettle, good for small families
#18

87

Swan SK261020

293 Reviews
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£29.95

1.8L
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Copper
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
An excellent value for money and top of the range 3,000W power kettle, with moderate running costs and a gigantic 1.8L water tank capacity
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#19

87

DeLonghi KBJ3001

886 Reviews
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£39.00

1.7L
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Red
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An amazingly highly rated and very popular 1.7L kettle, good for small families
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#20

87

Breville VKJ998

46 Reviews
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£34.99

1.7L
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Green
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3,000W
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A positively reviewed and top-value 1.7L kettle, good for small families

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What Are The Best Electric Kettle Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every electric kettle and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated electric kettle brand is Breville with an average rating of 91%. Compare all award winning electric kettles.

Rank Brand Number of Electric Kettles Price Range Average Rating
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Breville Electric Kettles 50 £5 - £107
91%
5,358 reviews
#2
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Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 72 £5 - £90
90%
2,063 reviews
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Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 59 £5 - £120
89%
1,991 reviews
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Bosch Electric Kettles 38 £5 - £80
87%
1,938 reviews
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Swan Electric Kettles 31 £5 - £66
76%
750 reviews

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat does power rating (wattage) matter on a kettle?
AThe higher the power rating of the kettle, the faster and more efficiently it will heat up water, meaning you'll have to wait less time for your tea!
QWhy is a cordless kettle a good investment?
ACordless kettles allow you to fill up mugs/saucepans/etc from across the kitchen, rather than being tethered to a cord. Very helpful for topping up cups of tea in the living room!
QWhat is a 'keep warm function'?
AThis is a low power mode that gently keeps the kettle hot once the water has been boiled. This is helpful if you are going to be using small amounts of water over a long period, or if you don't need hot water right that moment.

Electric Kettle Buying Guide

Kettles are, at their most basic, devices for heating and dispensing water. They are an integral part of any kitchen, and are a necessity for quickly and easily preparing hot drinks and cooking. We hold a large range of electric kettles in all different shapes, sizes and colours, so you can find the kettle that perfectly fits your needs and the style of your kitchen.

Capacity

The most important attribute of a kettle is its capacity - how much water the kettle can hold and boil in a single use. The capacity of our kettles are measured in litres, and range from small 1/2 litre one-person kettles, to enormous kettles that can boil 2 litres or more at once. It is more efficient to boil only the water you need at the time, so if you are living alone or have a small family, a smaller kettle may save you money in the long run.

Speed of Boiling

Secondly, it's important to consider how quickly the kettle will boil water. Not all makes of kettle are created equally - some have more powerful or efficient heating elements, that allow them to head up water substantially faster than the competition. While the difference in time may be only 10 or 20 seconds, when you think how many times you boil the kettle every day, that could add up to a substancial amount of time saved every day.

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Cool-touch Housing

Modern kettles may be made using a double-walled or 'cool touch' casing. As the name suggests, these kettles are designed so that the casing doesn't get hot, even when freshly-boiled. This makes them safer to use, and reduces the risk of you accidentally burning yourself on a boiling hot kettle.

Customisable Temperature & Dosage

Some more advanced kettles may have the ability to change the temperature of the water being dispensed, so that it can be made either hotter or cooler than usual. This is especially helpful for coffee (which should ideally be made with water around 90C) or Chinese tea (best made with water around 70C). While you will pay extra for such an addition, if you routinely find your green teas spoilt by overly-hot water, this may be a worthwhile investment.

Other models of kettle have the ability to control the amount of water boiled and served in a single use. The user selects the amount of water (half a cup, 250ml, etc) and the kettle takes that amount of water from an internal reservoir, heats it, and dispenses it. This can save you money on your energy bills, but not heating unneeded water every time you want a small cup of tea.

Some makes of electric kettle have built-in filtering systems. These kettles reduce the limescale content of the water being boiled, and remove impurities that can affect the taste and colour of the water. This kind of filter is especially useful in parts of the country with hard water, since limescale buildup will be far more prevalent in these areas. Therefore if you live in areas such as London and the south-east of England, you may find a filter improves the taste and quality of the water produced from the kettle.

Electric Kettle Retailers, Prices and Features

Electric Kettle Prices

We currently list 546 electric kettles ranging from £5 to £220. The average price of a new electric kettle is £43 and 80% of electric kettles are priced between £18 and £80. The Essentials C17JKW17 is the cheapest electric kettle at only £5, and Smarter iKettle 2.0 is the most expensive at £220.

Electric Kettle Brands - Price Range

Smarter kettles start at £220 and their most expensive kettle costs £220. The average price of Smarter kettles is £220 which is the highest average price of all kettle brands.

The second highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is JACOB JENSEN kettles with an average price of £112. JACOB JENSEN kettles range in price from £112 to £112.

Stelton kettles start at £110 and their most expensive electric kettle costs £110. The average price of Stelton kettles is £110 which is the third highest average price of all electric kettle brands.

Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 15 expert reviews and 15,167 user reviews for kettles and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of electric kettle. The top three electric kettle brands are Breville, Russell Hobbs and Morphy Richards. Breville has an average rating of 91%, Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 90% and Morphy Richards has an average rating of 89%.

Biggest Kettle Retailers

The biggest electric kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 453 current electric kettle offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 412 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to electric kettles. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 121 current offers.

When Are Most New Electric Kettles Released?

We couldn't see any obvious trend in the release dates for new kettles over the last 3 years. In 2017 most new kettles were released in January, with 83 new kettles released that month. October was the biggest month in 2016 for new electric kettles, with 110 new electric kettles released that month. The biggest month in 2015 for new electric kettle releases was January, with 113 new electric kettles released that month.

How Fast Do Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

On average electric kettles drop in price by 17% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £6 on a typical £34 new kettle by waiting 6 months before buying.

Water Tank Capacities

This is the maximum capacity of water that the kettle can hold at a time.

The water tank capacities of electric kettles range from 0.4L to 30L. The water tank capacities of most electric kettles range from 0.97L to 4.2L. The IgenixIG4030 has the biggest water tank capacity. This electric kettle is a 30L electric kettle and is available at £95.69. The IgenixIG4030, which sells for £12.89, has the smallest water tank capacity and is a 0.4L kettle.

A bigger water tank means that more water can be heated at once, meaning you'll need to fill up the kettle less.

Colours

Amongst new electric kettles, the most frequently found colour is Black. We found 324 electric kettles that are kettles that have a Black coloured. Stainless steel is the second most popular colour amongst new kettles. We found 224 kettles that are electric kettles that have a Stainless steel coloured.

Powers

This is a measurement of the power of the kettle, measured in watts.

Comparing all kettles, the powers range from 120W to 3,100W. The powers of most electric kettles range from 2,900W to 3,100W. The Morphy Richards108262, which is available at £12.95, has the biggest power and is a 3,100W power kettle. The kettle with the smallest power is the Morphy Richards108262, which is a 120W power kettle and is on sale for £11.40.

A kettle with more power will be able to heat a larger quantity of water faster, making it more efficient.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Kettles?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying . For each retailer it shows the total number of where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying kettles. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 227 of their kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Electric Kettles for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 50.1% of their electric kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.