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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique electric kettles rating which considers: 1,300 US prices • 10,000 expert & user reviews • 1,600 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

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Swan SK27010N

47 Reviews

$17.44

0.4L
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1,000W
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$230
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#2

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Igenix IG7102

11 Reviews

$14.97

0.5L
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1,000W
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$230
Over 10 years
May 2017
#3

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Russell Hobbs 21473

$17.71

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#4

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Brentwood KT1620

3 Reviews

$20.98

2L
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1,200W
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$270
Over 10 years
Jan 2009
#5

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Swan SK14060N

9 Reviews

$27.46

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
#6

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Russell Hobbs 21471

$19.37

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#7

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Igenix IG7458

281 Reviews

$24.96

1L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#8

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Swan SK14070N

4 Reviews

$33.69

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
#9

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Russell Hobbs 21472

$20.91

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
#10

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Swan SK31020N

42 Reviews

$27.45

1L
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2,000W
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$460
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#11

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Breville VKJ956

324 Reviews

$38.06

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
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Breville VKJ755

232 Reviews

$36.20

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
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Brentwood KT1960BK

$18.88

1.8L
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1,100W
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$250
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
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Igenix IG7270

8 Reviews

$14.97

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
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Brentwood KT1770RG

$25.98

1.2L
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1,200W
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$230
Over 10 years
Aug 2009
#16

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Breville VKJ967

10 Reviews

$29.95

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#17

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Brentwood KT1800

$26.99

1.7L
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1,000W
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$230
Over 10 years
May 2018
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Morphy Richards 108263

617 Reviews

$31.20

1.5L
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3,100W
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$710
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
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Breville VKJ946

186 Reviews

$37.45

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
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Breville VKJ557

183 Reviews

$22.28

1.5L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
May 2014

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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 89%. Compare all award winning electric kettles.

Rank Brand Number of Electric Kettles Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 80 $28 - $162
89%
686 reviews
#2
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Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 106 $17 - $311
88%
121 reviews
#3
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Tefal Electric Kettles 28 $58 - $125
86%
1 review
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Breville Electric Kettles 58 $22 - $100
83%
3,143 reviews
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Bosch Electric Kettles 52 $35 - $301
80%
1,768 reviews
#6
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DeLonghi Electric Kettles 29 $56 - $216
78%
1,380 reviews
#7
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Dualit Electric Kettles 30 $91 - $234
77%
1,083 reviews
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Swan Electric Kettles 41 $17 - $120
70%
810 reviews
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Philips Electric Kettles 30 $37 - $171
61%
113 reviews
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Severin Electric Kettles 22 $31 - $81
50%
4 reviews

Trending Electric Kettle Comparisons

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KitchenAid
KEK1222
$67.99
$306 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by five
months
VS
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Smeg
KLF01
$374.22
Better brand
Bigger water
tank capacity
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Dualit
Classic
$147.15
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
0.2L bigger
water tank
capacity
VS
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KitchenAid
KEK1565
$59.99
$87 cheaper
Newer by two
years
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Bosch
TWK7805
$57.78
$33 cheaper
10 months newer
0.2L bigger
water tank
capacity
VS
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Dualit
1.5 Litre Jug Kettle
$90.95
Better brand
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Breville
BKE700BSS
$55.00
$125 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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Kenwood
KMIX
$179.80
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by five
months
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Siemens
TW86104P
$289.58
Newer by four
years
VS
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Bosch
TWK8612
$264.33
$25 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
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Krups
BW3110
$42.99
$40 cheaper
Six years newer
Cheaper to run
by $110 over
five years
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KitchenAid
KEK1722
$83.00
Better Kagoo
Score
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Krups
BW3140
$59.99
Five months
newer
VS
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Bosch
TWK7105
$62.51
Better Kagoo
Score
1% bigger water
tank capacity
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Smeg
KLF03
$787.90
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Ariete
2869
$47.83
$740 cheaper
Three months
newer
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Bosch
TWK8612
$264.33
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Severin
WK 3477
$62.35
$202 cheaper
Newer by six
years
0.2L bigger
water tank
capacity
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KitchenAid
KEK1222
$67.99
$196 cheaper
Four years
newer
25% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Bosch
TWK8612
$264.33
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Bigger water
tank capacity
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Siemens
TW86105P
$289.58
Newer by four
years
VS
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Bosch
TWK8612
$264.33
$25 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Bosch
TWK7203
$300.77
Better user
reviews
Better overall
reviews
Newer by 15
months
VS
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Breville
VKJ946
$37.45
$263 cheaper
More popular
Better Kagoo
Score
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Breville
VKT071
$46.20
$73 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Grundig
WK 5620
$118.90
Newer by 19
months
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Bodum
Bistro (1l)
$29.99
$35 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 14
months
VS
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Tefal
Safe to Touch
$64.50
One more award
Better brand
0.4L bigger
water tank
capacity
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Lloytron
E886
$102.79
25% bigger
water tank
capacity
VS
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Adler
AD 02
$11.85
$91 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
19 months newer
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WMF
Skyline
$139.69
Better Kagoo
Score
Bigger water
tank capacity
Newer by nine
months
VS
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Tefal
BI812FKR
$125.00
$15 cheaper
Better brand
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Bosch
TWK7203
$300.77
$37 cheaper
Better brand
Considerably
better user
reviews
VS
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AEG
EWA7800
$337.93
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Six months
newer
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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.

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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

The price range of electric kettles is from $11 to $788 and in total we found prices for 222 electric kettles. On average, a new kettle costs $83 and 80% of kettles are priced between $25 and $176. The most expensive kettle that we found is the Smeg KLF03 at $788, and the cheapest is the Adler AD 02 at only $12.

Kettle Brands - Price Range

The highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is AEG electric kettles with an average price of $338. AEG electric kettles range in price from $338 to $338.

The second highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Smeg kettles with an average price of $331. Smeg kettles start at $144 and their most expensive electric kettle costs $788.

The average price of Siemens kettles is $281 which is the third highest average price of all electric kettle brands. Siemens kettles start at $265 and their most expensive electric kettle costs $290.

Electric Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 33 expert reviews and 10,319 user reviews for electric kettles and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of electric kettle. The top rated electric kettle brand is Morphy Richards with an average rating of 89%. The second best brand is Russell Hobbs with 88% and the third best brand is Tefal with 86%.

Biggest Electric Kettle Retailers

We found 146 current offers for kettles from eBay making it the biggest kettle retailer. That is over 12 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Overstock for whom we found 12 current offers for kettles. The third biggest retailer is Appliances Connection with 12 current kettle offers.

When Are Most New Kettles Released?

The most common period for new kettles to be released in is between August and October. If you wait until August 2019 then you might be able to get better features on your electric kettle. Also the price of the current kettles may drop off just before the latest models are released in August. 49 new electric kettles were released in August 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new kettle releases. The biggest month in 2017 for new electric kettle releases was January, with 115 new electric kettles released that month. In 2016 most new electric kettles were released in October, with 108 new electric kettles released that month.

How Fast Do Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

On average electric kettles drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $4 on a typical $83 new 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 most electric kettles range from 1.5L to 1.7L. The kettle with the biggest water tank capacity is the Igenix IG4350, which is a 3.5L electric kettle and currently retails for $43.68. The electric kettle with the smallest water tank capacity is the Swan SK27010N, which is a 0.4L kettle and can be purchased for $17.44.

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

The most frequently found colour amongst new kettles is black. We found 399 kettles that are kettles that have a black coloured. The second most popular colour amongst new kettles is stainless steel. We found 317 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 kettles, the powers range from 120W to 3,100W. The powers of the majority of electric kettles range from 2,900W to 3,100W. The Morphy Richards 108261, which can be purchased for $30.63, has the biggest power and is a 3,100W power kettle. The kettle with the smallest power is the Brentwood KT32W, which is a 120W power kettle and is priced at $16.10.

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 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. 137 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 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. 93.8% of their electric kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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