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The 10 Best Electric Kettles - June 2017

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 1,090 electric kettles, 4,160 reviews and 12,200 prices. Last updated 23 June 2017.

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#1 in Electric Kettles
Purity

Russell Hobbs Purity

Trusted Reviews - Recommended
Reviews
80
1 Award
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
69
Average Features
Age
77
1 Year Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
71
Very Good
Black
1L
2,200W
Colours
Water Tank Capacity
Power
Jan 2016
Release Date
#2 in Electric Kettles
Vkj187

Breville Vkj187

Reviews
79
67 Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
61
Average Features
Age
73
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
68
Good
Cream
1.5L
3,000W
Colours
Water Tank Capacity
Power
Oct 2015
Release Date
#3 in Electric Kettles
Legacy

Russell Hobbs Legacy

Reviews
83
557 Reviews
Value for Money
62
Good
Features
74
Average Features
Age
75
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
70
Very Good
Black
1.7L
2,400W
Colours
Water Tank Capacity
Power
Nov 2015
Release Date
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#4 in Electric Kettles
Prism

Morphy Richards Prism

Trusted Reviews - Recommended
Reviews
73
1 Award
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
64
Average Features
Age
77
1 Year Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
67
Good
Black
1.5L
2,200W
Colours
Water Tank Capacity
Power
Jan 2016
Release Date
#5 in Electric Kettles
VKJ738

Breville VKJ738

Trusted Reviews - Recommended
Reviews
91
1 Award
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
27
Missing Some Features
Age
70
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
64
Good
White
1.7L
3,000W
Colours
Water Tank Capacity
Power
Jul 2015
Release Date
#6 in Electric Kettles
72702

Dualit 72702

Reviews
75
141 Reviews
Value for Money
78
Very Good
Features
43
Average Features
Age
73
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
61
Good
Cream
1.7L
3,000W
Colours
Water Tank Capacity
Power
Oct 2015
Release Date
#7 in Electric Kettles
SK18120BLUN

Swan SK18120BLUN

Reviews
74
117 Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
43
Average Features
Age
65
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
60
Good
White
1.7L
2,200W
Colours
Water Tank Capacity
Power
Apr 2015
Release Date
#8 in Electric Kettles
QD870A

Riviera & Bar QD870A

Reviews
64
1 Review
Value for Money
30
Mediocre
Features
52
Average Features
Age
87
10 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
57
Average
Stainless Steel
1.5L
2,000W
Colours
Water Tank Capacity
Power
Sep 2016
Release Date
  • £214.40
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#9 in Electric Kettles
KLF01

Smeg KLF01

Reviews
47
3 Reviews
Value for Money
39
Mediocre
Features
35
Missing Some Features
Age
91
6 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
46
Mediocre
Cream
1.7L
3,000W
Colours
Water Tank Capacity
Power
Dec 2016
Release Date
#10 in Electric Kettles
WK 3471

Severin WK 3471

Reviews
68
2 Reviews
Value for Money
74
Very Good
Features
58
Average Features
Age
66
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
60
Good
Black
1.5L
3,000W
Colours
Water Tank Capacity
Power
Apr 2015
Release Date
  • £74.71
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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 32 £8 - £100 85%
Morphy Richards logo Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 30 £11 - £150 81%
Breville logo Breville Electric Kettles 24 £20 - £100 86%
Bosch logo Bosch Electric Kettles 20 £18 - £84
Swan logo Swan Electric Kettles 20 £11 - £64 76%
Other brands Other Electric Kettle Brands 163 £5 - £314

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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