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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 1,170 electric kettles, 4,180 reviews and 14,800 prices. Last updated 11 August 2017.

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#1 Swan SK261020

SK261020
The highest scoring 1-2L capacity kettle around, with low running costs and brilliant user reviews
90
Reviews
142 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Age
2 Years Old
70
Running Costs
£15,439 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
1.8L
Black
3,000W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Dec 2015
Release Date
eBay £29.99
Currys £31.99
Amazon UK £31.99
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£22.99

#2 Breville VKJ738

VKJ738
Trusted Reviews - Recommended
The highest review score 1-2L capacity kettle available, with average running costs and great features
95
Reviews
1 Award
95
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£15,439 / 10 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
White
3,000W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Jul 2015
Release Date
The Hut £22.99
PC World Business £29.96
Argos £29.99
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£14.98

#3 Swan SK18120BLUN

SK18120BLUN
A low cost and top-rated 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
88
Reviews
117 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£11,322 / 10 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
White
2,200W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Apr 2015
Release Date
Ebuyer £14.98
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£28.50
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#4 Russell Hobbs Colours Plus+

Colours Plus+
The newest 1-2L capacity kettle available, with low running costs
97
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Age
1 Month Old
76
Running Costs
£12,352 / 10 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Blue
2,400W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Jul 2017
Release Date
eBay £28.50
John Lewis £29.95
Argos £29.99
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£18.90

#5 Bosch TWK6031GB

TWK6031GB
An affordable and recently released 1.7L electric kettle, with alright running costs and marvellous features
97
Value for Money
Excellent
91
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Age
5 Months Old
56
Running Costs
£15,954 / 10 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
White
3,100W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Mar 2017
Release Date
eBay £18.90
Sonic Direct £24.95
Hughes £24.99
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£17.49

#6 Russell Hobbs 20071

20071
A stunningly cheap and fully featured 1.7L kettle, with alright running costs
98
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
2 Years Old
62
Running Costs
£15,439 / 10 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Stainless Steel
3,000W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Dec 2015
Release Date
eBay £17.49
Argos £17.99
Amazon UK £17.99
View Details
£22.99

#7 Morphy Richards 102773

102773
A fully featured and bargain price 1.7L kettle, good for small families
97
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£15,439 / 10 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Stainless Steel
3,000W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Dec 2015
Release Date
Currys £22.99
Argos £24.99
Amazon UK £24.99
View Details
£24.99

#8 Swan SK261020BLN

SK261020BLN
A fully loaded and bargain price 3,000W power electric kettle, with moderate running costs and one of the biggest water tank capacities around
96
Value for Money
Excellent
92
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
55
Running Costs
£15,439 / 10 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
1.8L
Blue
3,000W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Aug 2015
Release Date
Hughes £24.99
Currys £31.99
Amazon UK £31.99
View Details
£14.95

#9 Brabantia BBEK1013

BBEK1013
A bargain price and very economical to run 1.7L kettle, with very good features
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£11,322 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
White
2,200W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Feb 2016
Release Date
eBay £14.95
Ebuyer £21.99
Amazon UK £27.95
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£10.79
Save £4.19 (28%)

#10 Logik L17JBS17

L17JBS17
An affordable and very economical to run 1.7L kettle, good for small families
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£11,322 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Stainless Steel
2,200W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Jan 2016
Release Date
eBay £10.79
PC World Business £11.98
Currys £11.99
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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 42 £13 - £120 65%
Morphy Richards logo Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 36 £11 - £150 73%
Breville logo Breville Electric Kettles 33 £15 - £93 85%
Swan logo Swan Electric Kettles 29 £11 - £65 77%
Bosch logo Bosch Electric Kettles 23 £19 - £99
Other brands Other Electric Kettle Brands 194 £5 - £250

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

Kettle Prices

Electric kettles range in price from £0 to £257 and in total we found prices for 400 electric kettles. On average, a new electric kettle costs £31 and 80% of electric kettles are priced between £0 and £70. The Riviera & Bar QD870A is the most expensive electric kettle that we found at £256, and the Master Digital KT175 is the cheapest at only £0.

Electric Kettle Brands - Price Range

Smarter kettles start at £100 and the most expensive Smarter electric kettle costs £100. The average price of Smarter kettles is £100 which is the highest average price of all electric kettle brands.

Bugatti electric kettles range in price from £95 to £95, and the average price of Bugatti electric kettles is £95 which is the second highest average price of all electric kettle brands.

The %8highest average kettle price out of all brands is Riviera & Bar kettles with an average price of £95. Riviera & Bar kettles start at £0 and the most expensive Riviera & Bar kettle costs £256.

Electric Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 8 expert reviews and 4,110 user reviews for electric kettles available online and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of kettle. The top rated electric kettle brand is Tefal with an average rating of 89%. The second best brand is Breville with 89% and the third best brand is Morphy Richards with 79%.

Biggest Kettle Retailers

We found 220 current offers for kettles from eBay making it the biggest electric kettle retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 164 current offers for kettles. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 110 current electric kettle offers.

When Are Most New Electric Kettles Released?

July to September is the most common period for new electric kettles to be released in. For the latest electric kettle features you may want to consider waiting until July 2017. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current kettles tend to drop off when the next models are released. Last year most new electric kettles were released in July, with 55 new electric kettles released that month. January was the biggest month in 2015 for new electric kettles, with 113 new electric kettles released that month. The biggest month in 2014 for new kettle releases was September, with 121 new electric kettles released that month.

How Fast Do Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

New kettles drop in price by an average of 23% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means a saving of £7 on a typical £30 new kettle if you wait 6 months before buying.

Water Tank Capacities

The water tank capacities of kettles range from 0.4L to 30L. The water tank capacities of most kettles range from 1.7L to 1.9L. The kettle with the biggest water tank capacity is the IgenixIG4030, which is a 30L Water tank capacity kettle and sells for £99.66. The IgenixIG4030 has the smallest water tank capacity. This kettle is a 0.4L Water tank capacity kettle and sells for £13.90.

Powers

Comparing all electric kettles, the powers range from 125W to 3,100W. The powers of most kettles range from 2,200W to 2,400W. The BoschTWK6031GB has the biggest power. This kettle is a 3,100W Power electric kettle and can be purchased for £18.90. The BoschTWK6031GB, which is priced at £29.80, has the smallest power and is a 125W Power kettle.

Biggest Electric Kettle Retailers

We found 220 current offers for kettles from eBay making it the biggest electric kettle retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 164 current offers for kettles. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 110 current electric kettle offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Electric Kettles?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest electric kettle prices (found to be cheapest for 109 electric kettles).

Proportion of Kettles for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on kettles is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 49.5% of its kettles.

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