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Kagoo Score - Our unique electric kettles rating considers: 10,000 UK prices • 42,000 expert & user reviews • 1,400 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

90

Morphy Richards 102034

901 Reviews
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£29.99

1.7L
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3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Jun 2018
The highest scoring small kettle available, with exceptional user reviews and good features
£45 Voucher
#2

89

Breville VKJ755

904 Reviews
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£24.99

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
Info
£770
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and best selling 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
£45 Voucher
#3

89

Russell Hobbs 20460

950 Reviews
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£27.99

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A staggeringly cheap and best selling 1.7L kettle, with great features and marvellous user reviews
#4

89

DeLonghi KBX3016

680 Reviews
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£27.99

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A top-rated and very cheap 1.7L kettle, good for small families
Save £15
#5

89

Dualit Architect Kettle

509 Reviews
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£9.93

1.5L
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2,300W
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£590
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
A very popular and top-quality 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
Save £13
#6

89

Breville VKJ954

448 Reviews
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£15.00

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
An astonishingly good value for money and top-rated 1.7L kettle, good for small families
#7

88

Morphy Richards 102774

358 Reviews
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£24.89

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
May 2018
A best selling and extremely cheap 1.7L kettle, good for small families
#8

88

Morphy Richards 108263

144 Reviews
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£22.00

1.5L
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Info
3,100W
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£800
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
A very popular and very good value for money 1.5L kettle, with very good features and outstanding user reviews
#9

88

DeLonghi KBJ 3001

891 Reviews
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£35.00

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and amazingly highly rated 1.7L kettle, good for small families
£45 Voucher
#10

88

Breville VKJ946

38 Reviews
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£29.95

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A breathtakingly cheap and very popular 1.7L electric kettle, with terrific user reviews and very good features
#11

87

Bosch TWK7601

748 Reviews
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£21.85

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
A bargain price and very popular 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#12

87

Russell Hobbs 21401

664 Reviews
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£19.99

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
An astonishingly cheap and very popular 1.7L kettle, good for small families
£45 Voucher
#13

87

Breville VKJ956

849 Reviews
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£26.99

1.7L
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Info
2,200W
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£770
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An astonishingly cheap and best selling 1.7L kettle, good for small families
£45 Voucher
#14

87

Breville VKJ846

99 Reviews
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£19.75

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and low cost 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
#15

87

Morphy Richards 120004

845 Reviews
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£24.99

1.5L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
An excellently reviewed and top-value 1.5L kettle, good for small families
£45 Voucher
#16

87

Breville VKJ738

861 Reviews
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£27.99

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An extremely cheap and very popular 3,000W power electric kettle, with an industry award and a gigantic 1.7L water tank capacity
£45 Voucher
#17

87

Russell Hobbs 20071

271 Reviews
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£17.50

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
May 2014
A very popular and top-value 1.7L electric kettle, good for small families
Save £25
#18

87

Kenwood kMix

55 Reviews
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£44.99

1.7L
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Info
2,200W
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£570
Over 10 years
May 2017
Good for small families, this is The highest scoring electric kettle under £100
#19

87

Brentwood KT‑1610

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£12.91

1.7L
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3,000W
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£230
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
An affordable and top-quality 1.7L kettle, with very low running costs
#20

87

Breville VKJ953

166 Reviews
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£14.95

1.7L
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3,000W
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£770
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
A top-rated and bargain price 1.7L electric 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 Russell Hobbs with an average rating of 91%. Compare all award winning electric kettles.

Rank Brand Number of Electric Kettles Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 86 £9 - £200
91%
2,701 reviews
#2
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Breville Electric Kettles 50 £15 - £100
90%
5,666 reviews
#3
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DeLonghi Electric Kettles 25 £28 - £136
90%
1,959 reviews
#4
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Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 71 £6 - £140
90%
3,078 reviews
#5
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Bosch Electric Kettles 38 £19 - £85
87%
1,952 reviews
#6
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Dualit Electric Kettles 23 £9 - £123
84%
850 reviews
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Swan Electric Kettles 34 £10 - £62
76%
599 reviews

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KitchenAid
5KEK1722
£109.00
Better user
reviews
VS
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Smeg
KLF01
£89.99
£19 cheaper
Better brand
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Russell Hobbs
Legacy
£24.99
£18 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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Morphy Richards
Accents 102102
£42.83
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Morphy Richards
Redefine
£54.99
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N21672
£44.98
£10 cheaper
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£89.99
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KEK1222
£45.80
£44 cheaper
User reviews
are a lot
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38% cheaper to
run over five
years
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£89.99
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£79.99
£10 cheaper
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£34.99
£62 cheaper
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£97.00
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£71.40
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by £5,146 over
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£29.98
£41 cheaper
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£29.99
£40 cheaper
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£69.99
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£63.00
£154 cheaper
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£39.99
£23 cheaper
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£49.61
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kMix
£44.99
£5 cheaper
$42 cheaper to
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ZX643
£19.39
Cheaper to run
by £10,293
over five years
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108261
£22.00
More popular
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£25.00
£35 cheaper
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20614
£59.50
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£62.99
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42435
£44.59
£18 cheaper
£1,029 cheaper
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£19.99
£10 cheaper
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are appreciably
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SK28020N
£29.99
27% cheaper to
run over five
years
0.1L bigger
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£50.57
42% bigger
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capacity
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42435
£44.59
£6 cheaper
8% cheaper to
run over five
years
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iKettle 2.0
£219.95
More popular
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BKE820UK
£88.99
£131 cheaper
Much better
user reviews
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Bistro (1l)
£30.98
More popular
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Brita
£21.87
£9 cheaper
Better brand
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2877
£51.07
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kMix
£44.99
£6 cheaper
Better brand
Better user
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iKettle 2.0
£219.95
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Emma
£117.75
£102 cheaper
Hugely better
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VKJ142
£43.99
Better brand
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102256
£37.99
£6 cheaper
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are hugely
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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

Kettle Prices

In total we found 576 kettles ranging from £5 to £302. A new kettle costs on average £44 and 80% of electric kettles are priced between £18 and £78. The Essentials C17JKW17 is the cheapest kettle at only £5, and Tiger PIS-A300-T is the most expensive at £301.

Kettle Brands - Price Range

Tiger electric kettles start at £291 and their most expensive electric kettle costs £301. The average price of Tiger electric kettles is £296 which is the highest average price of all electric kettle brands.

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

The third highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is iKettle kettles with an average price of £123. iKettle kettles start at £123 and their most expensive electric kettle costs £123.

Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 20 expert reviews and 17,469 user reviews for electric kettles from across the internet and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of kettle. Russell Hobbs is the top rated electric kettle brand with an average rating of 91%. Breville is the second best brand with 90% and DeLonghi is the third best brand with 90%.

Biggest Electric Kettle Retailers

We found 488 current offers for electric kettles from eBay making it the biggest kettle retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 450 current offers for electric kettles. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 126 current kettle offers.

When Are Most New Kettles Released?

We couldn't see any prominent trend in the release dates for new electric kettles over the last 3 years. 93 new electric kettles were released in January 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new electric kettle releases. October was the biggest month in 2016 for new electric kettles, with 113 new electric kettles released that month. In 2015 most new kettles were released in January, with 113 new kettles released that month.

How Fast Do Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, kettles drop in price by 8%. On a typical new kettle costing £44, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £3.

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 the majority of kettles range from 1.5L to 1.7L. The Igenix IG4030, which currently retails for £91.23, has the biggest water tank capacity and is a 30L electric kettle. The electric kettle with the smallest water tank capacity is the Swan SK27010N, which is a 0.4L electric kettle and is priced at £9.94.

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 352 kettles that are electric kettles that have a black coloured. We found 265 kettles that are electric kettles that have a stainless steel coloured, making stainless steel the second most popular colour amongst new kettles.

Powers

'Power' 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 2,900W to 3,100W. The electric kettle with the biggest power is the Morphy Richards 108262, which is a 3,100W power electric kettle and is on sale for £22.00. The Brentwood KT32W, which currently retails for £11.90, has the smallest power and is a 120W power 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. 291 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 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. 59.6% of their kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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