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The best kettles on the market, from small models to giant catering kettles
Compare top brands including Russell Hobbs, Morphy Richards and Breville
Every week we rank the best electric kettles based on features, reviews and price
We compare: 1,340 Electric Kettle Models 17,000 Electric Kettle Reviews 15,100 Electric Kettle Prices
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{Breville VKJ755
£27.99
Was £40 (43 days ago)
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#1

90

VKJ755

Breville VKJ755

712 Reviews
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£24.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
The highest scoring 1-2L capacity kettle available, with average running costs and great features
#2

90

VKJ956

Breville VKJ956

18 Reviews
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£28.00

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1.7L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and remarkably cheap 1.7L kettle, good for small families
#3

90

VKJ957

Breville VKJ957

708 Reviews
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£24.99

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1.7L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and top-value 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#4

87

VKJ738

Breville VKJ738

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£24.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
May 2016
A positively reviewed and best selling 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#5

86

VKJ946

Breville VKJ946

38 Reviews
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£29.99

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1.7L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
An impressive value for money and very popular 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#6

86

Prism

Morphy Richards Prism

39 Reviews
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£34.99

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1.5L
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2,200W
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£11,000
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
A very good value for money and award winning 1.5L kettle, good for small families
#7

86

SK18120BLUN

Swan SK18120BLUN

117 Reviews
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£14.90

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1.7L
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2,200W
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£11,000
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A highly rated and top-value 1.7L kettle, with good features and very low running costs
#8

86

Look Aqua

Melitta Look Aqua

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£18.74

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£12,000
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
An affordable and recently released 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#9

85

Aspect

Morphy Richards Aspect

204 Reviews
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£29.99

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£11,000
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
A good value for money and relatively new 1.5L electric kettle, good for small families
#10

85

KBOV3001BG

DeLonghi KBOV3001BG

258 Reviews
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£44.79

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
Good for small families, this is the best scoring kettle under £100
#11

84

VKJ738

Breville VKJ738

922 Reviews + 1 Award
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£28.00

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1.7L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A sensationally highly rated and great value for money 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#12

84

VKJ846

Breville VKJ846

99 Reviews
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£34.50

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and positively reviewed 1.7L kettle, good for small families
#13

84

SK24030

Swan SK24030

10 Reviews
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£24.30

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1.5L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
A top-rated and top-value 1.5L electric kettle, good for small families
#14

83

Enjoy Aqua

Melitta Enjoy Aqua

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£14.99

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£12,000
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
A recently released and impressive value for money 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#15

83

SK28020N

Swan SK28020N

19 Reviews
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£29.92

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1.8L
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£11,000
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A very cheap and huge water tank capacity 2,200W power kettle, good for small families
#16

83

KBOM3001

DeLonghi KBOM3001

188 Reviews
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£44.99

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1.7L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A best selling and excellently reviewed 1.7L kettle, good for small families
#17

83

Legacy

Russell Hobbs Legacy

30 Reviews
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£21.99

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£12,000
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
A top-value but a little out of date 1.7L kettle, with average running costs and good features
#18

82

SK18120N

Swan SK18120N

117 Reviews
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£13.90

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£11,000
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
A good spec and affordable 1.7L kettle, good for small families
#19

81

SK261020

Swan SK261020

142 Reviews
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£29.99

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1.8L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
A very cheap and giant water tank capacity 3,000W power kettle, with satisfactory running costs and very good user reviews
#20

81

SK25040N

Swan SK25040N

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£27.99

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1.8L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and fully loaded 3,000W power electric kettle, with moderate running costs and a giant 1.8L water tank capacity

80

KT-1620

Brentwood KT‑1620

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£15.00

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£6,200
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
A very economical to run and newly released 1,200W power kettle, with a very cheap price and a massive 2L water tank capacity

80

Colours Plus+

Russell Hobbs Colours Plus+

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£28.50

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£12,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
A newly released and astoundingly good value for money 1.7L kettle, good for small families

80

SK261050GN

Swan SK261050GN

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£19.80

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
A bargain price and fully featured 1.7L kettle, good for small families

80

102773

Morphy Richards 102773

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£22.50

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
A bargain price and fully featured 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families

80

LAFCZA44640

Lafe LAFCZA44640

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£14.99

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£11,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
An affordable and very economical to run 1.7L kettle, good for small families

79

TWK6031GB

Bosch TWK6031GB

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£15.99

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£16,000
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
A fully featured and top-value 1.7L kettle, good for small families

79

Look Aqua Vario

Melitta Look Aqua Vario

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£44.04

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1.7L
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£12,000
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
A newly released and fully featured 1.7L electric kettle, with OK running costs and a fair price

79

SK18120LIMN

Swan SK18120LIMN

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£13.49

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1.7L
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£11,000
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
An economical to run and extremely cheap 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families

79

L17JBS17

Logik L17JBS17

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£11.99

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£11,000
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A cheap and very economical to run 1.7L electric kettle, with good features

78

SK261030

Swan SK261030

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£27.99

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2L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
A very cheap and fully featured 3,000W power electric kettle, with alright running costs and one of the biggest water tank capacities around

78

20071

Russell Hobbs 20071

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£16.95

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1.7L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
A fully featured and top-value 1.7L electric kettle, with OK running costs and lots of positive recommendations

78

WK-3222

TriStar WK‑3222

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£28.61

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£10,000
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
A very economical to run and stunningly cheap 2,000W power kettle, with good features and one of the biggest water tank capacities on the market

78

SK261050

Swan SK261050

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£20.70

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A staggeringly cheap and fully featured 1.7L kettle, with alright running costs

78

Buckingham 20460

Russell Hobbs Buckingham 20460

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£25.99

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1.7L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and impressive value for money 1.7L kettle, with moderate running costs and very good features

78

L17SKC14

Logik L17SKC14

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£24.98

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1.7L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A fully featured and affordable 1.7L electric kettle, with average running costs

77

L17SKBK14

Logik L17SKBK14

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£24.98

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An excellent value for money and gigantic water tank capacity 3,000W power electric kettle, with average running costs and great features

77

Orleans Polished 19390

Russell Hobbs Orleans Polished 19390

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£20.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A fully featured and breathtakingly good value for money 1.7L kettle, with satisfactory running costs

77

SK261020BLN

Swan SK261020BLN

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£29.99

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1.8L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
A top-value and fully featured 3,000W power kettle, with OK running costs and one of the biggest water tank capacities available

77

VKJ967

Breville VKJ967

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£18.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A fully featured and affordable 1.7L kettle, with alright running costs

76

BBEK1013

Brabantia BBEK1013

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£24.99

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£11,000
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
An economical to run and great value for money 1.7L kettle, with good features and lots of positive recommendations

76

VKT119

Breville VKT119

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£37.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
A fully featured and top-value 1.7L kettle, with satisfactory running costs

76

L17SKR14

Logik L17SKR14

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£24.98

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and fully featured 1.7L electric kettle, with satisfactory running costs

76

VKT019

Breville VKT019

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£29.99

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1.7L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and fully featured 1.7L electric kettle, with moderate running costs

76

Dome 19191

Russell Hobbs Dome 19191

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£27.99

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1.8L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A giant water tank capacity and top-value 3,000W power electric kettle, with average running costs and great features

76

VKT017

Breville VKT017

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£31.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A great value for money and fully featured 1.7L kettle, with OK running costs

76

VKT018

Breville VKT018

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£37.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A fully featured and staggeringly good value for money 1.7L electric kettle, with moderate running costs

76

TWK7601GB

Bosch TWK7601GB

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£22.99

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1.7L
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£15,000
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
A top-value and fully featured 1.7L kettle, with satisfactory running costs

76

20610

Russell Hobbs 20610

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£19.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
An affordable and fully featured 1.7L kettle, with satisfactory running costs

76

MM9870

Igenix MM9870

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£13.98

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£11,000
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
An economical to run and affordable 1.7L kettle, with good features

76

SK34010

Swan SK34010

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£32.34

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A fully featured and good value for money 1.7L electric kettle, with satisfactory running costs

75

KBJ3001

DeLonghi KBJ3001

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£32.35

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1.7L
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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

75

VKT117

Breville VKT117

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£37.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
A fully featured and cheap 1.7L electric kettle, with alright running costs

75

VKT118

Breville VKT118

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£37.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A cheap and fully featured 1.7L electric kettle, with satisfactory running costs

75

IG7280

Igenix IG7280

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£11.00

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£11,000
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
A low cost and good spec 1.7L kettle, with satisfactory running costs

75

E456

Elgento E456

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£10.99

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£11,000
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
A good spec and low cost 1.7L kettle, with alright running costs

75

KI2608UK

Tefal KI2608UK

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£34.99

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£15,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A fully featured and cheap 1.7L electric kettle, with average running costs and plenty of positive recommendations

75

IG7270

Igenix IG7270

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£6.99

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£11,000
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
A good spec and affordable 1.7L electric kettle, with alright running costs

75

WK 5011 CB

Bomann WK 5011 CB

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£11.59

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£11,000
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
A good spec and top-value 1.7L kettle, with OK running costs

75

21401

Russell Hobbs 21401

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£23.25

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Over 10 years
May 2016
A top-value and very popular 1.7L kettle, with OK running costs and lots of positive recommendations

75

AD 1225

Adler AD 1225

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£22.97

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Over 10 years
May 2015
A very economical to run and top-value 1.7L electric kettle, with good features

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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 - £90 93%
Morphy Richards logo Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 38 £21 - £120 88%
Breville logo Breville Electric Kettles 34 £19 - £62 87%
Swan logo Swan Electric Kettles 30 £11 - £58 77%
Bosch logo Bosch Electric Kettles 26 £16 - £95
Other brands Other Electric Kettle Brands 269 £5 - £220

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£22.99
£8 cheaper
More popular
42% bigger
water tank
capacity
VS
Unold 18320
Unold
18320
£30.73
£4,117 cheaper
to run over
five years
Logik L17SKC14
Logik
L17SKC14
£24.98
Bigger water
tank capacity
VS
Russell Hobbs 15075
Russell Hobbs
15075
£16.50
£8 cheaper
More popular
Cloer 4715
Cloer
4715
£34.13
A lot bigger
water tank
capacity
VS
Cloer 4990
Cloer
4990
£36.53
Cheaper to run
by £206 over
five years
Breville VKT124
Breville
VKT124
£34.99
£14 cheaper
Better brand
Bigger water
tank capacity
VS
Dualit APR17
Dualit
APR17
£48.99
Cheaper to run
by £3,088 over
five years
Morphy Richards 43027
Morphy Richards
43027
£29.95
£15 cheaper
Better brand
VS
DeLonghi KBOM3001
DeLonghi
KBOM3001
£44.99
Bigger water
tank capacity
More popular
Morphy Richards Brita
Morphy Richards
Brita
£25.00
£8 cheaper
Better brand
0.5L bigger
water tank
capacity
VS
Bodum BISTRO
Bodum
BISTRO
£32.54
Cheaper to run
by £8,748.99
Melitta EasyTop Aqua
Melitta
EasyTop Aqua
£30.54
£38 cheaper
Bigger water
tank capacity
VS
KitchenAid 5KEK1222
KitchenAid
5KEK1222
£69.00
38% cheaper to
run over five
years
Bosch TWK8612
Bosch
TWK8612
£60.25
£8 cheaper
£1,029 cheaper
to run over
five years
VS
Severin WK 3477
Severin
WK 3477
£68.64
Better brand
0.2L bigger
water tank
capacity
Siemens TW86104P
Siemens
TW86104P
£82.60
20% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
WMF Skyline
WMF
Skyline
£45.78
£37 cheaper
A bit bigger
water tank
capacity

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

In total we found 448 electric kettles ranging from £5 to £220. The average price of a new electric kettle is £44 and 80% of electric kettles are priced between £19 and £80. The most expensive kettle that we found is the Smarter iKettle 2.0 at £220, and the cheapest is the Essentials C17JKW17 at only £5.

Kettle Brands - Price Range

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

The average price of Caso kettles is £147 which is the second highest average price of all electric kettle brands. Caso kettles start at £147 and the most expensive Caso electric kettle costs £147.

Stelton kettles start at £131 and the most expensive Stelton electric kettle costs £131. The third highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Stelton kettles with an average price of £131.

Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 11 expert reviews and 18,364 user reviews for kettles from across the internet and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of electric kettle. Breville is the top rated kettle brand with an average rating of 92%. Dualit is the second best brand with 81% and DeLonghi is the third best brand with 77%.

Biggest Electric Kettle Retailers

The biggest kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 373 current kettle offers from eBay. The second biggest kettle retailer is Amazon UK with 290 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to kettles. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 133 current offers.

When Are Most New Electric Kettles Released?

The most common period for new kettles to be released in is between July and September. In July 2016 55 new electric kettles were released making it the biggest month that year for new kettle releases. The biggest month in 2015 for new electric kettle releases was January, with 115 new electric kettles released that month. In 2014 most new electric kettles were released in September, with 121 new electric kettles released that month.

How Fast Do Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

New electric kettles drop in price by an average of 20% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical electric kettle costing £34 you could save on average £7 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Water Tank Capacities

This 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 most electric kettles range from 1.7L to 1.9L. The IgenixIG4030, which sells for £124.83, has the biggest water tank capacity and is a 30L electric kettle. The kettle with the smallest water tank capacity is the IgenixIG4030, which is a 0.4L electric kettle and is available at £12.31.

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 253 kettles that are kettles that have a Black coloured, which makes this the most frequently found colour amongst new kettles. We found 200 electric kettles that are electric kettles that have a Stainless steel coloured, making Stainless steel the second most popular colour amongst new electric kettles.

Powers

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

Across the range of kettles, the powers range from 120W to 3,100W. The powers of the majority of electric kettles range from 2,000W to 2,300W. The BoschTWK6031GB has the biggest power. This electric kettle is a 3,100W power kettle and can be purchased for £15.99. The electric kettle with the smallest power is the BoschTWK6031GB, which is a 120W power electric kettle and is on sale for £10.40.

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

Biggest Kettle Retailers

The biggest electric kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 373 current electric kettle offers from eBay. The second biggest electric kettle retailer is Amazon UK with 290 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to electric kettles. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 133 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Kettles?

With the cheapest price on 220 electric kettles, eBay is most frequently the cheapest kettle retailer.

Proportion of Electric Kettles for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 59% of its kettles, eBay is most frequently the cheapest electric kettle shop.

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