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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique electric kettles rating which considers: 37,000 UK prices • 11,000 expert & user reviews • 1,600 product comparisons • 10 industry awards • Score breakdown
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DeLonghi KBJ3001W

482 Reviews

£39.99

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Nov 2018
#2

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Russell Hobbs Inspire

1 Review
Which? - Best Buy

£24.92

1.7L
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3,000W
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£670
Over 10 years
Sep 2018
#3

89

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DeLonghi KBA3001R

143 Reviews

£49.99

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Nov 2018
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#4

89

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Bosch TWK7101GB

20 Reviews

£49.00

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Aug 2018
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#5

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DeLonghi KBZ3001GY

82 Reviews
Which? - Best Buy

£64.97

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Nov 2018
#6

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Russell Hobbs Adventure

503 Reviews

£18.00

1.7L
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2,400W
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£670
Over 10 years
Jan 2018
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#7

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Breville VKJ755

251 Reviews

£25.00

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
Voucher
#8

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Breville VKJ738

532 Reviews

£27.00

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#9

87

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Russell Hobbs Darwin

118 Reviews

£9.95

1.7L
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2,200W
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£620
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
#10

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DeLonghi KBOM3001R

219 Reviews

£49.98

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Nov 2018
#11

87

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Bosch TWK7105GB

66 Reviews

£49.95

1.71L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
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#12

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Breville VKJ956

346 Reviews

£25.00

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#13

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DeLonghi KBX3016GR

376 Reviews

£42.50

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#14

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Breville VKT092

£34.90

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
#15

86

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Breville VKJ946

186 Reviews

£29.99

1.7L
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£840
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
#16

86

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Breville VKJ952

375 Reviews

£17.95

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#17

86

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Breville VKT090

£37.97

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
#18

86

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Breville VKJ897

444 Reviews

£18.95

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
#19

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Morphy Richards Dimensions

383 Reviews

£19.00

1.5L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Apr 2018
#20

86

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Breville VKJ994

25 Reviews

£29.99

1.7L
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3,000W
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£840
Over 10 years
Oct 2016

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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 Morphy Richards with an average rating of 89%. Compare all award winning electric kettles.

Rank Brand Number of Electric Kettles Price Range Average Rating
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Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 80 £9 - £129
89%
1,069 reviews
#2
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Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 106 £7 - £106
85%
652 reviews
#3
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Breville Electric Kettles 60 £17 - £85
83%
3,141 reviews
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Bosch Electric Kettles 52 £25 - £130
80%
1,756 reviews
#5
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DeLonghi Electric Kettles 29 £30 - £163
78%
1,344 reviews
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Dualit Electric Kettles 29 £45 - £134
76%
1,162 reviews
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Swan Electric Kettles 41 £14 - £70
70%
810 reviews
#8
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Tefal Electric Kettles 30 £34 - £143
66%
6 reviews
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Philips Electric Kettles 30 £20 - £95
61%
114 reviews
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Severin Electric Kettles 22 £21 - £65
50%
4 reviews

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Russell Hobbs
Legacy
£31.99
Better brand
More popular
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Morphy Richards
102773
£8.99
£23 cheaper
Newer by one
month
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Breville
VKJ952
£17.95
£2 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Russell Hobbs
21271
£19.99
Better brand
One year newer
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Morphy Richards
Redefine
£48.95
More popular
Six months
newer
VS
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Russell Hobbs
N21672
£49.98
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
11% bigger
water tank
capacity
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Breville
VKJ956
£25.00
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Better overall
reviews
VS
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Russell Hobbs
20460
£24.99
One more award
Better brand
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Swan
Twist Jug Kettle
£34.21
More popular
Bigger water
tank capacity
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Russell Hobbs
Bubble
£30.00
£4 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Dualit
1.5 Litre Jug Kettle
£79.99
Newer by seven
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Bosch
TWK7S05
£79.99
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Bigger water
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Gastroback
42426
£70.76
Newer by 14
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Breville
VKJ946
£24.50
£46 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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KitchenAid
KEK1222
£57.00
£33 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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Smeg
KLF01
£89.99
Bigger water
tank capacity
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DeLonghi
KBI3001
£57.99
More popular
18 months newer
Better brand
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Kenwood
KMIX
£49.95
£8 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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Smeg
KLF01
£89.99
More popular
VS
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Bosch
TWK7203
£75.22
£15 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
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Breville
VKT019
£35.00
£45 cheaper
Much better
user reviews
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Smeg
KLF03
£79.99
Newer by two
years
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Severin
WK3475
£39.99
£96 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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Smeg
KLF04
£136.38
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Four months
newer
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Bosch
TWK7805
£44.47
£36 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Dualit
1.5 Litre Jug Kettle
£79.99
More popular
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DeLonghi
KBI2001
£90.07
Better brand
15 months newer
VS
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Smeg
KLF03
£79.99
£10 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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DeLonghi
KBI3001
£57.99
Better Kagoo
Score
13 months newer
VS
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Emerio
WK-111746
£45.79
£12 cheaper
Marginally
bigger water
tank capacity
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Russell Hobbs
21888
£35.00
Better brand
VS
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DeLonghi
KBLA3001
£34.49
Newer by six
months
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Bosch
TWK6A031
£37.99
Better Kagoo
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VS
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Russell Hobbs
Heritage
£37.00
Better brand
Two years newer
A bit bigger
water tank
capacity
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Domoclip
DOD110
£52.97
£17 cheaper
Six years newer
VS
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KitchenAid
KEK1722
£70.06
Better Kagoo
Score
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Unold
18018
£27.36
40% bigger
water tank
capacity
VS
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Severin
WK 3646
£25.65
£2 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
21 months newer
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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

The price range of electric kettles is from £5 to £192 and in total we found prices for 498 electric kettles. The average price of a new electric kettle is £45 and 80% of electric kettles are priced between £20 and £85. The most expensive electric kettle that we found is the Bonavita BV382510V at £192, and the cheapest is the Essentials C17JKW17 at only £5.

Electric Kettle Brands - Price Range

The highest average kettle price out of all brands is Bonavita electric kettles with an average price of £192. Bonavita electric kettles range in price from £192 to £192.

Stelton electric kettles start at £144 and their most expensive electric kettle costs £144. The average price of Stelton electric kettles is £144 which is the second highest average price of all electric kettle brands.

Bugatti electric kettles range in price from £125 to £135, and the third highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Bugatti electric kettles with an average price of £130.

Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 39 expert reviews and 11,339 user reviews for electric kettles and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of kettle. Morphy Richards is the top rated kettle brand with an average rating of 89%. Russell Hobbs is the second best brand with 85% and Breville is the third best brand with 83%.

Biggest Kettle Retailers

The biggest electric kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 460 current electric kettle offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 269 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to electric kettles. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 128 current offers.

When Are Most New Kettles Released?

August to October is the most common period for new electric kettles to be released in. In August 2018, 49 new electric kettles were released making it the biggest month that year for new electric kettle releases. January was the biggest month in 2017 for new electric kettles, with 112 new electric kettles released that month. In 2016 most new kettles were released in October, with 108 new kettles released that month.

How Fast Do Electric Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

On average kettles drop in price by 0% in the first 6 months after release.

That means a saving of £0 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.

Comparing all electric kettles, the water tank capacities range from 0.4L to 30L. The water tank capacities of the majority of kettles range from 1L to 4L. The Igenix IG4030, which is priced at £84.99, has the biggest water tank capacity and is a 30L kettle. The Swan SK27010N, which is available at £13.50, 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.

Available Colours

The most frequently found colour amongst new electric kettles is black. We found 402 electric kettles that are electric kettles that have a black coloured. We found 321 electric kettles that are kettles that have a stainless steel coloured, making stainless steel the second most common colour amongst new electric kettles.

Powers

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

The powers of electric kettles range from 120W to 3,100W. The powers of the majority of kettles range from 2,900W to 3,100W. The kettle with the biggest power is the Morphy Richards 108262, which is a 3,100W power electric kettle and is priced at £20.00. The Brentwood KT32W, which can be purchased for £13.27, has the smallest power and is a 120W power electric kettle.

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 kettles. For each retailer it shows the total number of 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. 252 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 electric kettles by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of kettle prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's kettle prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 54.8% of their kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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