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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique electric kettles rating which considers: 1,000 US prices • 4,900 expert & user reviews • 1,600 product comparisons • 10 industry awards • Score breakdown
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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

$17.93

0.4L
Info
Info
1,000W
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$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

$18.88

1.7L
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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

$28.26

1L
Info
Info
2,000W
Info
$330
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#5

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Igenix IG7458

281 Reviews

$28.26

1L
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Info
2,200W
Info
$370
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#6

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Russell Hobbs Classic

90 Reviews

$37.21

1L
Info
Info
2,200W
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$370
Over 10 years
Jul 2018
#7

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Breville VKJ956

 

$42.40

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

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Brentwood KT1960BK

 

$18.88

1.8L
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Info
1,100W
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$180
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#9

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Igenix IG7270

 

$16.70

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

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Sencor SWK1013OR

 

$30.80

1L
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1,100W
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$150
Over 10 years
Jun 2018
#11

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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

 

$40.47

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Jun 2020
#13

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Sencor SWK1017TQ

 

$36.77

1L
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1,100W
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$150
Over 10 years
Jun 2018
#14

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Sencor SWK1018RS

 

$36.90

1L
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Info
1,100W
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$150
Over 10 years
Jun 2018
#15

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Russell Hobbs Buckingham

 

$27.84

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Oct 2014
#16

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Brentwood KT1790RG

 

$33.00

1.7L
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1,200W
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$200
Over 10 years
Feb 2017
#17

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Russell Hobbs 21401

 

$32.07

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

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Sencor SWK1817TQ

 

$42.69

1.8L
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2,000W
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$330
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
#19

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Russell Hobbs Mode

 

$35.60

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Jun 2016

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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 86%. Compare all award winning electric kettles.

Rank Brand Number of Electric Kettles Price Range Average Rating
#1
Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 107 $19 - $338
86%
729 reviews
#2
Breville Electric Kettles 62 $27 - $100
83%
3,179 reviews
#3
Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 37 $35 - $260
82%
1,056 reviews
#4
Bosch Electric Kettles 56 $45 - $340
80%
1,762 reviews
#5
DeLonghi Electric Kettles 29 $88 - $130
78%
1,369 reviews
#6
Sencor Electric Kettles 24 $31 - $86
78%
3 reviews
#7
Dualit Electric Kettles 28 $154 - $161
76%
1,166 reviews
#8
Swan Electric Kettles 42 $18 - $49
71%
949 reviews
#9
Tefal Electric Kettles 31 $78 - $84
66%
6 reviews
#10
Philips Electric Kettles 30 $50 - $180
61%
120 reviews
#11
Severin Electric Kettles 22 $42 - $159
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

In total we found 140 electric kettles ranging from $14 to $340. The average price of a new electric kettle is $90 and the 80% of electric kettles are priced between $27 and $180. The Bosch TWK7203 is the most expensive electric kettle that we found at $340, and the Signature S101 is the cheapest at only $14.

Kettle Brands - Price Range

The average price of Siemens kettles is $329 which is the highest average price of all electric kettle brands. Siemens kettles start at $312 and their most expensive electric kettle costs $338.

The second highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Bugatti kettles with an average price of $249. Bugatti kettles range in price from $249 to $249.

Klarstein kettles start at $180 and their most expensive electric kettle costs $180. The average price of Klarstein kettles is $180 which is the third highest average price of all electric kettle brands.

Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 44 expert reviews and 11,700 user reviews for electric kettles and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of kettle. Russell Hobbs is the top rated kettle brand with an average rating of 86%. Breville is the second best brand with 83% and Morphy Richards is the third best brand with 82%.

Biggest Kettle Retailers

The biggest kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 120 current kettle offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 9 offers. That means eBay is over 13 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to kettles. e-Global Central US is the third biggest retailer with 3 current offers.

When Are Most New Kettles Released?

We couldn't see any prominent pattern in the release dates for new kettles over the last 3 years. Nine new kettles were released in January 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new kettle releases. In 2018 most new kettles were released in August, with 49 new kettles released that month. In January 2017, 102 new kettles were released making it the biggest month that year for new electric kettle releases.

How Fast Do Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

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

That means that on a typical kettle costing $90 you could save on average $6 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.

The water tank capacities of kettles range from 0.4L to 30L. The water tank capacities of most electric kettles range from 1L to 4L. The electric kettle with the biggest water tank capacity is the Igenix IG4350, which is a 3.5L kettle and is priced at $45.01. The kettle with the smallest water tank capacity is the Swan SK27010N, which is a 0.4L electric kettle and currently retails for $17.95.

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 common colour amongst new kettles. We found 409 kettles that are kettles that have a black coloured. We found 338 kettles that are electric kettles that have a stainless steel coloured, making stainless steel the second most frequently found colour amongst new kettles.

Powers

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

The powers of electric kettles range from 120W to 3,100W. The powers of the majority of electric kettles range from 2,900W to 3,100W. The Bosch TWK5P475, which is priced at $85.94, has the biggest power and is a 3,000W power electric kettle. The Brentwood KT32W, which currently retails for $18.69, has the smallest power and is a 120W power electric 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 electric kettles. For each retailer it shows the total number of electric kettles where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying electric 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. 118 of their electric 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 electric kettles by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of kettle prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's kettle prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 98.3% of their kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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