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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique electric kettles rating which considers: 950 US prices • 19,000 expert & user reviews • 1,700 product comparisons • 46 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

$20.88

0.4L
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1,000W
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$180
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#2

85

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Brentwood KT1960BK

 
Big water tank capacity  Cordless  360° rotational base
Big water tank capacity
Cordless
360° rotational base

$15.77

1.8L
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1,100W
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$200
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#3

85

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Breville VKJ956

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

$45.95

1.7L
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3,000W
Info
(Unknown)
Jun 2020
#4

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Swan SK31020N

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

$30.63

1L
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2,000W
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$360
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#5

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Igenix IG7270

8 Reviews

$18.09

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Mar 2015
#6

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Brentwood KT1800

1 Review

$20.00

1.7L
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1,000W
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$180
Over 10 years
May 2018
#7

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Igenix IG7458

289 Reviews

$33.41

1L
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2,200W
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(Unknown)
Mar 2015
#8

84

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Breville Lustra

 

$33.95

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Feb 2017
#9

84

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Russell Hobbs Darwin

125 Reviews

$13.99

1.7L
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2,200W
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(Unknown)
Jul 2017
#10

83

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Breville VKJ755

450 Reviews

$43.86

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Jun 2020
#11

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Russell Hobbs Inspire

1 Review

$29.95

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Nov 2018
#12

83

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Russell Hobbs Adventure

667 Reviews

$29.23

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Jan 2018
#13

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Braun WK300

22 Reviews

$39.99

1.6L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Nov 2018
#15

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Russell Hobbs Luna

 

$37.99

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
May 2020
#16

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Kenwood JKP250

 

$60.99

0.5L
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650W
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$120
Over 10 years
May 2013
#17

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Russell Hobbs Textures

 

$29.23

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Feb 2019
#18

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Breville VKJ994

91 Reviews

$37.99

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
#19

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Swan SK14060N

10 Reviews

$30.64

1.7L
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(Unknown)
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2,200W
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(Unknown)
Apr 2017
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Brentwood KT1790RG

 

$31.98

1.7L
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1,200W
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$210
Over 10 years
Feb 2017

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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 85%. Compare all award winning electric kettles.

Rank Brand Number of Electric Kettles Price Range Average Rating
#1
Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 103 $18 - $113
85%
1,099 reviews
#2
Breville Electric Kettles 68 $29 - $100
83%
4,364 reviews
#3
Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 39 $37 - $113
81%
1,677 reviews
#4
Bosch Electric Kettles 58 $42 - $345
81%
2,214 reviews
#5
DeLonghi Electric Kettles 32 $50 - $144
79%
2,361 reviews
#6
Dualit Electric Kettles 29 $162 - $162
76%
1,488 reviews
#7
Swan Electric Kettles 42 $21 - $65
70%
1,399 reviews
#8
Sencor Electric Kettles 25 $86 - $86
69%
13 reviews
#9
Tefal Electric Kettles 35 $78 - $84
68%
6 reviews
#10
Philips Electric Kettles 31 $80 - $180
65%
582 reviews
#11
Severin Electric Kettles 22 $29 - $186
57%
107 reviews
#12
Daewoo Electric Kettles 25
50%
36 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

Electric Kettle Prices

The price range of kettles is from $12 to $346 and in total we found prices for 110 kettles. The average price of a new kettle is $78 and the 80% of electric kettles are priced between $23 and $164. The most expensive kettle that we found is the Bosch TWK7203 at $345, and the cheapest is the Brentwood KT32W at only $12.

Electric Kettle Brands - Price Range

Siemens kettles start at $344 and their most expensive kettle costs $344. The highest average kettle price out of all brands is Siemens kettles with an average price of $344.

The second highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Graef kettles with an average price of $329. Graef kettles range in price from $329 to $329.

The third highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Klarstein electric kettles with an average price of $243. Klarstein electric kettles start at $243 and their most expensive electric kettle costs $243.

Electric Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 67 expert reviews and 18,331 user reviews for kettles and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of kettle. Russell Hobbs is the top rated kettle brand with an average rating of 85%. Breville is the second best brand with 83% and Morphy Richards is the third best brand with 81%.

Biggest Kettle Retailers

We found 101 current offers for kettles from eBay making it the biggest kettle retailer. That is over 11 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Overstock for whom we found 9 current offers for kettles. The third biggest retailer is Appliances Connection with 7 current kettle offers.

When Are Most New Electric Kettles Released?

The most common period for new kettles to be released in is between April and June. That means that most of the latest kettle technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. Last year most new kettles were released in June, with 10 new kettles released that month. April was the biggest month in 2019 for new electric kettles, with 13 new electric kettles released that month. 49 new kettles were released in August 2018 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, kettles drop in price by 4%.

That means that on a typical kettle costing $78 you could save on average $3 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 electric kettles range from 0.4L to 30L. The water tank capacities of the majority of kettles range from 1.5L to 1.7L. The electric kettle with the biggest water tank capacity is the Igenix IG4350, which is a 3.5L kettle and can be purchased for $48.66. The electric kettle with the smallest water tank capacity is the Swan SK27010N, which is a 0.4L kettle and can be purchased for $20.85.

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 431 kettles that are electric kettles that have a black coloured, which makes black the most common colour amongst new kettles. We found 330 electric kettles that are electric kettles that have a stainless steel coloured, making this the second most frequently found colour amongst new electric kettles.

Powers

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

The powers of kettles range from 120W to 3,100W. The powers of most electric kettles range from 2,900W to 3,100W. The electric kettle with the biggest power is the Russell Hobbs 21889, which is a 3,000W power kettle and can be purchased for $112.70. The Brentwood KT32W, which is available at $12.00, 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 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 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. 92 of their 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 electric 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. 91.1% of their electric kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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