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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every electric kettle on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 1,170 electric kettles, 3,590 reviews and 966 prices. Last updated 15 August 2017.

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$42.57

#2 Nesco GWK‑02

GWK-02
A breathtakingly economical to run and great value for money 1,500W power kettle, with very good features and one of the biggest water tank capacities on the market
98
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
97
Running Costs
$6,095 / 10 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
1.8L
Black
1,500W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
May 2015
Release Date
eBay $42.57
Best Buy $44.99
Overstock $49.99
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$69.91

#4 Nesco GWK‑03D

GWK-03D
The highest rated kettle under $100, with very good features
97
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
97
Running Costs
$6,095 / 10 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Black
1,500W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
May 2015
Release Date
Amazon US $69.91
Overstock $71.99
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$66.49
Save $23.50 (26%)

#5 KitchenAid KEK1722

KEK1722
A best selling and top-value 1.7L electric kettle, with very low running costs and a recent release date
95
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Running Costs
$8,127 / 10 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Red
2,000W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
May 2017
Release Date
eBay $66.49
Best Buy $88.99
Overstock $99.99
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$79.99

#6 KitchenAid KEK1222SX

KEK1222SX
A very cheap and breathtakingly economical to run 1.25L electric kettle, with very good features and a recent release date
94
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Running Costs
$6,095 / 10 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
1.25L
Red
1,500W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
May 2017
Release Date
eBay $79.99
Best Buy $87.99
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$47.69

#7 Krups BW3110

BW3110
An astoundingly economical to run and bargain price 1.7L kettle, with very good features and a recent release date
93
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Running Costs
$6,095 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Stainless Steel
1,500W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Mar 2017
Release Date
eBay $47.69
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$39.95

#8 Unold 18445

18445
A phenomenally economical to run and very cheap 0.5L electric kettle, with very good features
91
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
98
Running Costs
$508 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
0.5L
Black
125W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Sep 2015
Release Date
eBay $39.95
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$24.91

#9 Aroma AWK‑1400SB

AWK-1400SB
A bargain price and fully featured 1.7L kettle
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
Black
Mar 2015
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Release Date
eBay $24.91
Best Buy $28.99
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$22.64

#10 Aroma AWK‑105

AWK-105
An astoundingly cheap and fully featured 1.7L kettle
96
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Overall Score
Excellent
1.7L
White
Mar 2015
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Release Date
eBay $22.64
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$94.79
Save $52.21 (36%)

#11 Russell Hobbs Legacy

Legacy
An excellently reviewed and good spec 1.7L kettle, with low running costs and a fair price
No Reviews
78
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
78
Running Costs
$9,752 / 10 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
1.7L
Black
2,400W
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Power
Nov 2015
Release Date
eBay $94.79
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$77.97

#12 Stelton Emma

Emma
A top-value and good spec 1.5L kettle
95
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
78
Overall Score
Very Good
1.5L
Grey
Sep 2016
Water Tank Capacity
Colours
Release Date
eBay $77.97
Amazon US $77.99
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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 $389 and in total we found prices for 61 electric kettles. A new electric kettle costs on average $54 and 80% of electric kettles are priced between $0 and $121. The Riviera & Bar QD870A is the most expensive electric kettle that we found at $389, and the Morphy Richards Brita is the cheapest at only $0.

Electric Kettle Brands - Price Range

The %8highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Bodum kettles with an average price of $312. Bodum kettles start at $312 and the most expensive Bodum electric kettle costs $312.

WMF kettles range in price from $133 to $133, and the average price of WMF kettles is $133 which is the second highest average price of all kettle brands.

Lloytron kettles start at $101 and the most expensive Lloytron electric kettle costs $101. The third highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Lloytron kettles with an average price of $101.

Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 10 expert reviews and 4,596 user reviews for kettles available online and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of electric kettle. The top rated kettle brand is Tefal with an average rating of 89%. The second best brand is Breville with 89% and the third best brand is Dualit with 81%.

Biggest Kettle Retailers

The biggest kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 31 current kettle offers from eBay. The second biggest kettle retailer is Best Buy with 7 offers. That means eBay is over 4 times bigger than Best Buy when it comes to kettles. Amazon US is the third biggest retailer with 5 current offers.

When Are Most New Kettles Released?

Most new kettles tend to be released between July and September. That means that most of the latest kettle technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. July was the biggest month last year for new kettles, with 55 new kettles released that month. 113 new electric kettles were released in January 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new kettle releases. In September 2014 121 new electric kettles were released making it the biggest month that year for new electric kettle releases.

How Fast Do Electric Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, electric kettles drop in price by 20%. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $1 on a typical $7 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.

The water tank capacities of electric kettles range from 0.4L to 30L. The water tank capacities of the majority of kettles range from 0.97L to 4.2L. The NescoGWK-02 has the biggest water tank capacity. This electric kettle is a 1.8L electric kettle and currently retails for $36.34. The NescoGWK-02 has the smallest water tank capacity. This kettle is a 0.4L kettle and is on sale for $17.97.

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 203 electric kettles that are kettles that have a Black coloured, which makes Black the most common colour amongst new electric kettles. We found 172 kettles that are kettles that have a Stainless steel coloured, making Stainless steel the second most frequently found colour amongst new kettles.

Powers

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

Across the range of electric kettles, the powers range from 125W to 3,100W. The powers of the majority of electric kettles range from 2,900W to 3,100W. The Morphy Richards102002, which is priced at $114.00, has the biggest power and is a 3,000W power electric kettle. The Morphy Richards102002 has the smallest power. This kettle is a 125W power electric kettle and can be purchased for $39.95.

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

Biggest Electric Kettle Retailers

We found 31 current offers for electric kettles from eBay making it the biggest electric kettle retailer. That is over 4 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Best Buy for whom we found 7 current offers for electric kettles. The third biggest retailer is Amazon US with 5 current electric kettle offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Electric Kettles?

With the cheapest price on 30 kettles, eBay is most frequently the cheapest electric kettle store.

Proportion of Electric Kettles for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The store that most frequently offered the cheapest price on electric kettles is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 96.8% of its electric kettles.

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