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Compare the 10 Best Electric KettlesOctober 2017

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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every electric kettle on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 1,250 electric kettles, 3,070 reviews and 15,700 prices. Last updated 13 October 2017.

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£29.99

#1 Breville VKJ956

VKJ956
The highest scoring 1-2L capacity kettle available, with satisfactory running costs and marvellous user reviews
96
Reviews
16 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
60
Running Costs
£15,439 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Cream
3,000W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Jul 2015
Release Date
Amazon UK logo
ao £30.00
Littlewoods £34.99
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£14.94

#2 Swan SK18120BLUN

SK18120BLUN
A positively reviewed and low cost 1.7L kettle, good for small families
84
Reviews
117 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
2 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£11,322 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Blue
2,200W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Feb 2016
Release Date
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Amazon UK £17.19
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£22.99

#3 Breville VKJ738

VKJ738
Trusted Reviews - Recommended
A best selling and very good value for money 1.7L kettle, with average running costs and an industry award
94
Reviews
1 Award
94
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
73
Age
2 Years Old
49
Running Costs
£15,439 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
White
3,000W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Jul 2015
Release Date
The Hut logo
Amazon UK £28.00
Argos £29.99
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£28.99
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#4 Morphy Richards Prism

Prism
Trusted Reviews - Recommended
The highest review score 1-2L capacity kettle around, with good features
96
Reviews
1 Award
89
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
78
Age
2 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£11,322 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1.5L
Black
2,200W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Jan 2016
Release Date
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Amazon UK £31.56
Argos £34.99
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£29.99

#5 Swan SK261020

SK261020
A very cheap and gigantic water tank capacity 3,000W power kettle, with moderate running costs and very good user reviews
85
Reviews
142 Reviews
92
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
57
Running Costs
£15,439 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1.8L
Black
3,000W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Dec 2015
Release Date
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Amazon UK £31.99
Currys £31.99
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#6 Swan SK18120N

SK18120N
A good spec and excellent value for money 1.7L kettle, good for small families
98
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
70
Age
3 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£11,322 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
White
2,200W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Apr 2015
Release Date
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£18.90

#7 Bosch TWK6031GB

TWK6031GB
A fairly new and staggeringly cheap 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
97
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Age
7 Months Old
41
Running Costs
£15,954 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
White
3,100W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Mar 2017
Release Date
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Sonic Direct £24.95
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#8 TriStar WK‑3375

WK-3375
A cheap and massive water tank capacity 2,200W power electric kettle, good for small families
89
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Age
10 Months Old
78
Running Costs
£11,322 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
1.8L
Black
2,200W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Dec 2016
Release Date
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Amazon UK £38.27
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£23.70

#9 Russell Hobbs Legacy

Legacy
An excellent value for money and best selling 1.7L kettle, good for small families
94
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
62
Running Costs
£12,352 / 10 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Black
2,400W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Nov 2015
Release Date
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ao £29.00
Amazon UK £29.99
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£35.35

#10 Melitta Look Aqua

Look Aqua
An affordable and fairly new 1.7L electric kettle, with OK running costs and very good features
97
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Age
9 Months Old
60
Running Costs
£12,352 / 10 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Black
2,400W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Jan 2017
Release Date
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Amazon UK £44.99
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Electric Kettle Brands

Find out how electric kettle brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their electric kettles. Click on a link to compare all electric kettles made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Electric Kettles Price Range Average Rating
Russell Hobbs logo Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 43 £12 - £130 93%
Morphy Richards logo Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 37 £18 - £120 92%
Breville logo Breville Electric Kettles 32 £15 - £100 88%
Swan logo Swan Electric Kettles 29 £11 - £61 77%
Bosch logo Bosch Electric Kettles 27 £19 - £97
Other brands Other Electric Kettle Brands 245 £5 - £254

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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.

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.

Filtering

Finally, 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 £0 to £250 and in total we found prices for 518 electric kettles. The average price of a new electric kettle is £36 and 80% of electric kettles are priced between £0 and £75. The most expensive kettle that we found is the Sencor SWK 7001 at £250, and the cheapest is the Kenwood SJM030 at only £0.

Electric Kettle Brands - Price Range

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

Stelton kettles start at £119 and the most expensive Stelton kettle costs £119. The average price of Stelton kettles is £119 which is the second highest average price of all kettle brands.

JACOB JENSEN kettles start at £109 and the most expensive JACOB JENSEN electric kettle costs £109. The third highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is JACOB JENSEN kettles with an average price of £109.

Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 6 expert reviews and 3,072 user reviews for electric kettles from across the internet and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of kettle. The top three electric kettle brands are Tefal, Breville and Morphy Richards. Tefal has an average rating of 89%, Breville has an average rating of 89% and Morphy Richards has an average rating of 88%.

Biggest Electric Kettle Retailers

The biggest kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is Amazon UK. We found 342 current kettle offers from Amazon UK. The second biggest kettle retailer is eBay with 318 offers. That means Amazon UK is slightly bigger than eBay when it comes to electric kettles. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 126 current offers.

When Are Most New Electric Kettles Released?

July to September is the most common period for new electric kettles to be released in. The biggest month last year for new electric kettle releases was July, with 56 new electric kettles released that month. January was the biggest month in 2015 for new kettles, with 114 new kettles released that month. 121 new kettles were released in September 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new electric kettle releases.

How Fast Do Electric Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

On average kettles drop in price by 15% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £5 on a typical £35 new electric 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.

Across the range of electric kettles, the water tank capacities range from 0.4L to 30L. The water tank capacities of most electric kettles range from 1.7L to 1.9L. The IgenixIG4030, which is available at £74.99, has the biggest water tank capacity and is a 30L kettle. The electric kettle with the smallest water tank capacity is the IgenixIG4030, which is a 0.4L electric kettle and currently retails for £12.94.

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

Colours

We found 220 electric kettles that are electric kettles that have a Black coloured, which makes this the most popular colour amongst new electric kettles. The second most common colour amongst new electric kettles is Stainless steel. We found 182 electric 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.

The powers of electric kettles range from 120W to 3,100W. The powers of the majority of electric kettles range from 2,200W to 2,400W. The Morphy RichardsAccents 102010 has the biggest power. This electric kettle is a 3,100W power electric kettle and is on sale for £37.95. The Morphy RichardsAccents 102010, which is priced at £12.10, 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.

Biggest Kettle Retailers

We found 342 current offers for electric kettles from Amazon UK making it the biggest electric kettle retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 318 current offers for electric kettles. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 126 current electric kettle offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Electric Kettles?

With the cheapest price on 179 electric kettles, Amazon UK is most frequently the cheapest kettle retailer.

Proportion of Electric Kettles for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 52.3% of its electric kettles, Amazon UK is most frequently the cheapest electric kettle shop.

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