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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique electric kettles rating which considers: 10,000 UK prices • 59,000 expert & user reviews • 1,500 product comparisons • 11 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

90

Russell Hobbs 21600‑10

755 Reviews
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£33.98

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
May 2018
The highest scoring small kettle available, with great features and the latest technology
#2

88

Russell Hobbs 21883

21 Reviews
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£29.99

1.7L
Info
Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A breathtakingly good value for money and top-rated 1.7L kettle, with great features
#3

88

DeLonghi KBX3016

728 Reviews
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£29.95

1.7L
Info
Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
An excellently reviewed and very cheap 1.7L kettle, with great features
#4

88

Morphy Richards 102774

371 Reviews
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£25.00

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
May 2018
A top-value and very popular 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#5

88

Morphy Richards 108263

383 Reviews
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£22.99

1.5L
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Info
3,100W
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£870
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
A very popular and affordable 1.5L electric kettle, with great features and excellent user reviews
#6

88

Breville VKJ952

472 Reviews
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£18.49

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A classic and excellent value for money 1.7L kettle, good for small families
#7

88

Breville VKJ954

472 Reviews
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£15.99

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A great value for money and positively reviewed 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#8

88

Breville VKJ755

1,155 Reviews
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£24.89

1.7L
Info
Info
3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A classic and best selling 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#9

87

Russell Hobbs Adventure

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£21.99

1.7L
Info
Info
2,400W
Info
£670
Over 10 years
Aug 2008
A very popular and top-value 1.7L kettle, good for small families
#10

87

Cuisinart CTK17

58 Reviews
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£50.00

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
The highest rated electric kettle under £100, with very good features
#11

87

Russell Hobbs 19192

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£299.99

1.8L
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Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A huge water tank capacity and bargain price 3,000W power kettle, with features
#12

87

Brentwood KT‑1900BK

33 Reviews
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£23.11

1.7L
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Info
1,100W
Info
£310
Over 10 years
Feb 2009
A highly rated and affordable 1.7L kettle, with good features and very low running costs
#13

87

Russell Hobbs Colours Plus+

889 Reviews
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£19.99

1.7L
Info
Info
2,400W
Info
£670
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
A best selling and low cost 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#14

87

Morphy Richards 120004

946 Reviews
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£24.99

1.5L
Info
Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A very highly rated and bargain price 1.5L electric kettle, good for small families
#15

87

Russell Hobbs 21600

12 Reviews
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£32.99

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
Info
£620
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
A very highly rated and good value for money 1.7L kettle, with great features
#16

87

Russell Hobbs Inspire

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£29.99

1.7L
Info
Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
Sep 2018
A newly released and best selling 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#17

87

Russell Hobbs 20071

271 Reviews
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£14.50

1.7L
Info
Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
May 2014
A bargain price and classic 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#18

87

Swan SK261030

618 Reviews
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£33.97

2L
Info
Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
The highest review score large kettle available, with a very good price
#19

86

Breville VKJ953

171 Reviews
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£14.89

1.7L
Info
Info
3,000W
Info
£840
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A low cost and top-rated 1.7L kettle, good for small families
#20

86

Brentwood KT‑1610

12 Reviews
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£13.78

1L
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Info
900W
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£250
Over 10 years
Jan 2009
A top-rated and bargain price 1L 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 52 £15 - £100
91%
8,499 reviews
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DeLonghi Electric Kettles 27 £30 - £206
90%
3,369 reviews
#3
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Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 77 £19 - £139
90%
14,810 reviews
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Bosch Electric Kettles 43 £20 - £80
88%
5,804 reviews
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Dualit Electric Kettles 24 £12 - £117
84%
1,979 reviews
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Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 98 £8 - £90
83%
9,032 reviews
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Tefal Electric Kettles 21 £26 - £80
80%
346 reviews
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Swan Electric Kettles 36 £14 - £70
75%
2,059 reviews
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Philips Electric Kettles 22 £21 - £90
68%
186 reviews

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

Kettle Prices

We currently list 568 kettles ranging from £5 to £315. On average, a new kettle costs £45 and 80% of kettles are priced between £19 and £80. The cheapest electric kettle that we found is the Essentials C17JKW17 at only £5, and the most expensive is the Tiger PIS-A300-T at £314.

Kettle Brands - Price Range

Tiger electric kettles start at £296 and their most expensive electric kettle costs £314. The highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Tiger electric kettles with an average price of £305.

Smarter kettles range in price from £220 to £220, and the second highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Smarter kettles with an average price of £220.

Bugatti kettles start at £145 and their most expensive electric kettle costs £199. The third highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Bugatti kettles with an average price of £160.

Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 35 expert reviews and 48,144 user reviews for kettles available online and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of kettle. The top three kettle brands are Breville, DeLonghi and Morphy Richards. Breville has an average rating of 91%, DeLonghi has an average rating of 90% and Morphy Richards has an average rating of 90%.

Biggest Kettle Retailers

The biggest kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 488 current kettle offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 420 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to kettles. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 117 current offers.

When Are Most New Electric Kettles Released?

We couldn't see any noticeable pattern in the release dates for new electric kettles over the last 3 years. 118 new electric kettles were released in January 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new electric kettle releases. The biggest month in 2016 for new kettle releases was October, with 113 new electric kettles released that month. In January 2015 114 new kettles were released making it the biggest month that year for new electric kettle releases.

How Fast Do Electric Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, kettles drop in price by 2%. That means a saving of £1 on a typical £45 new kettle if you wait 6 months before buying.

Water Tank Capacities

'Water Tank Capacity' is the maximum capacity of water that the kettle can hold at a time.

Across the range of kettles, the water tank capacities range from 0.4L to 30L. The water tank capacities of most electric kettles range from 1.6L to 1.7L. The electric kettle with the biggest water tank capacity is the Igenix IG4030, which is a 30L electric kettle and is priced at £92.29. The electric kettle with the smallest water tank capacity is the Swan SK27010N, which is a 0.4L electric kettle and currently retails for £13.50.

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

Available Colours

Black is the most frequently found colour amongst new kettles. We found 350 kettles that are electric kettles that have a black coloured. We found 270 electric kettles that are kettles that have a stainless steel coloured, making stainless steel the second most popular colour amongst new electric kettles.

Powers

'Power' 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 kettle with the biggest power is the Morphy Richards 108261, which is a 3,100W power electric kettle and can be purchased for £22.49. The electric kettle with the smallest power is the Unold Auto, which is a 125W power kettle and sells for £49.82.

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 electric kettles. For each retailer it shows the total number of electric kettles 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. 325 of their kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Kettles for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for electric kettles by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of electric kettle prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's electric kettle prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 66.6% of their kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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