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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique electric kettles rating which considers: 1,000 US prices • 12,000 expert & user reviews • 1,600 product comparisons • 16 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Swan SK27010N

47 Reviews
Non‑drip spout  Automatic shut off system  Ergonomic grip 
Non‑drip spout
Automatic shut off system
Ergonomic grip

$18.21

0.4L
Info
Info
1,000W
Info
$170
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#2

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Russell Hobbs Darwin

118 Reviews
Cordless  Supports filtering  360° rotational base
Cordless
Supports filtering
360° rotational base

$19.18

1.7L
Info
Info
2,200W
Info
$370
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
#3

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Russell Hobbs 23840

 
Supports filtering  Boil‑dry protection  Removable filter 
Supports filtering
Boil‑dry protection
Removable filter

$19.91

0.85L
Info
Info
1,000W
Info
$170
Over 10 years
Mar 2018
#4

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Swan SK31020N

42 Reviews
Cordless  360° rotational base Non‑drip spout 
Cordless
360° rotational base
Non‑drip spout

$28.71

1L
Info
Info
2,000W
Info
$340
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#5

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Russell Hobbs Classic

90 Reviews
Cordless  Supports filtering  360° rotational base
Cordless
Supports filtering
360° rotational base

$37.79

1L
Info
Info
2,200W
Info
$370
Over 10 years
Jul 2018
#6

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Igenix IG7458

281 Reviews

$28.71

1L
Info
Info
2,200W
Info
$370
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#7

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Breville VKJ956

331 Reviews

$43.07

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
Info
(Unknown)
Jun 2020
#8

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Brentwood KT1960BK

 

$18.88

1.8L
Info
Info
1,100W
Info
$190
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#9

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Igenix IG7270

8 Reviews

$17.00

1.7L
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Info
2,200W
Info
$370
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#10

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Brentwood KT1800

1 Review

$20.00

1.7L
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1,000W
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$170
Over 10 years
May 2018
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Breville VKJ755

242 Reviews

$41.11

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Jun 2020

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Breville VKJ897

430 Reviews
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1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Jul 2017
#12

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Brentwood KT1790RG

 

$31.82

1.7L
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1,200W
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$200
Over 10 years
Feb 2017
#13

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Brentwood Appliances KT‑1618

3 Reviews

$15.51

1.7L
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Info
1,200W
Info
$200
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
#14

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Russell Hobbs Mode

 

$34.23

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
Info
(Unknown)
Jun 2016
#15

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Russell Hobbs Textures

 

$27.40

1.7L
Info
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Feb 2019
#16

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Bodum Bistro (1l)

30 Reviews

$11.99

1.1L
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Info
1,500W
Info
$220
Over 10 years
Mar 2018
#17

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Russell Hobbs 21401

 

$32.57

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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(Unknown)
Jun 2016
#18

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Brentwood KT1770

 

$35.23

1.2L
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1,200W
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$200
Over 10 years
Aug 2009

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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 Morphy Richards with an average rating of 88%. Compare all award winning electric kettles.

Rank Brand Number of Electric Kettles Price Range Average Rating
#1
Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 69 $41 - $181
88%
1,069 reviews
#2
Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 107 $19 - $362
86%
737 reviews
#3
Breville Electric Kettles 62 $28 - $100
84%
3,228 reviews
#4
Bosch Electric Kettles 56 $46 - $339
80%
1,752 reviews
#5
DeLonghi Electric Kettles 29 $88 - $130
78%
1,346 reviews
#6
Sencor Electric Kettles 22 $31 - $86
77%
3 reviews
#7
Dualit Electric Kettles 28 $60 - $151
76%
1,170 reviews
#8
Swan Electric Kettles 42 $18 - $50
71%
947 reviews
#9
Tefal Electric Kettles 31 $78 - $84
66%
6 reviews
#10
Philips Electric Kettles 30 $50 - $180
61%
119 reviews
#11
Severin Electric Kettles 22 $44 - $163
50%
4 reviews

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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.

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

We currently list 130 electric kettles ranging from $13 to $363. On average, a new kettle costs $85 and 80% of electric kettles are priced between $28 and $176. The cheapest kettle that we found is the Signature S101 at only $14, and the most expensive is the Russell Hobbs 23830 at $362.

Kettle Brands - Price Range

Siemens electric kettles start at $306 and their most expensive electric kettle costs $332. The average price of Siemens electric kettles is $319 which is the highest average price of all electric kettle brands.

Klarstein electric kettles range in price from $289 to $289, and the average price of Klarstein electric kettles is $289 which is the second highest average price of all electric kettle brands.

Bugatti electric kettles start at $274 and their most expensive kettle costs $274. The third highest average kettle price out of all brands is Bugatti electric kettles with an average price of $274.

Electric Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 44 expert reviews and 11,740 user reviews for kettles and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of electric kettle. Morphy Richards is the top rated kettle brand with an average rating of 88%. Russell Hobbs is the second best brand with 86% and Breville is the third best brand with 84%.

Biggest Kettle Retailers

The biggest kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 136 current kettle offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 9 offers. That means eBay is over 15 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to electric kettles. e-Global Central US is the third biggest retailer with 3 current offers.

When Are Most New Electric Kettles Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any prominent trend in the release month for new kettles. In January 2019, nine new electric kettles were released making it the biggest month that year for new electric kettle releases. In 2018 most new electric kettles were released in August, with 49 new electric kettles released that month. The biggest month in 2017 for new kettle releases was January, with 105 new kettles released that month.

How Fast Do Electric Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, electric kettles drop in price by 6%.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $5 on a typical $85 new electric kettle by waiting 6 months before buying.

Water Tank Capacities

'Water Tank Capacity' is the maximum capacity of water that the kettle can hold at a time.

Across the range of electric kettles, the water tank capacities range from 0.4L to 30L. The water tank capacities of the majority of kettles range from 1L to 4L. The Igenix IG4350, which can be purchased for $45.99, has the biggest water tank capacity and is a 3.5L kettle. The Swan SK27010N, which sells for $18.33, has the smallest water tank capacity and is a 0.4L electric kettle.

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

We found 413 kettles that are kettles that have a black coloured, which makes black the most popular colour amongst new kettles. The second most common colour amongst new electric kettles is stainless steel. We found 343 electric kettles that are kettles that have a stainless steel coloured.

Powers

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

Comparing all electric kettles, the powers range from 120W to 3,100W. The powers of the majority of kettles range from 2,900W to 3,100W. The kettle with the biggest power is the Bosch TWK5P475, which is a 3,000W power electric kettle and sells for $88.26. The Brentwood KT32W, which can be purchased for $18.69, 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 Electric 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. 133 of their electric kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Electric 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. 97.8% of their electric kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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