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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique electric kettles rating which considers: 870 US prices • 20,000 expert & user reviews • 1,700 product comparisons • 46 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Swan SK27010N

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

$21.17

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

86

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Brentwood KT1960BK

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

$16.28

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

86

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Breville VKJ956

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

$46.60

1.7L
Info
Info
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

$31.06

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

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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
#6

85

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Igenix IG7458

289 Reviews

$33.88

1L
Info
Info
2,200W
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(Unknown)
Mar 2015
#7

85

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Igenix IG7270

8 Reviews

$18.35

1.7L
Info
Info
3,000W
Info
(Unknown)
Mar 2015
#8

85

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Tower T10052MNB

71 Reviews

$28.23

1.7L
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Info
3,000W
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(Unknown)
Apr 2019
#9

85

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Breville Lustra

 

$34.49

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Feb 2017
#10

85

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Russell Hobbs Darwin

125 Reviews

$26.77

1.7L
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2,200W
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(Unknown)
Jul 2017
#11

85

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Breville VKJ755

449 Reviews

$44.48

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Jun 2020
#12

85

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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
#13

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Morphy Richards Dimensions

1,000 Reviews

$59.90

1.5L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Mar 2015
#14

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Russell Hobbs Adventure

503 Reviews

$29.65

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Jan 2018
#16

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Bodum Bistro (1l)

 

$24.99

1.1L
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1,500W
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$240
Over 10 years
Mar 2018
#17

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Haden Heritage

 

$34.94

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Jun 2017
#18

83

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Russell Hobbs Luna

 

$37.99

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
May 2020
#19

83

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Russell Hobbs Eclipse

 

$44.75

1.7L
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3,000W
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(Unknown)
Nov 2017
#20

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Swan SK14060N

10 Reviews

$31.07

1.7L
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(Unknown)
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2,200W
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(Unknown)
Apr 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 102 $14 - $70
85%
899 reviews
#2
Breville Electric Kettles 68 $33 - $75
83%
4,559 reviews
#3
Bosch Electric Kettles 58 $42 - $364
81%
2,196 reviews
#4
Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 39 $37 - $112
81%
1,906 reviews
#5
DeLonghi Electric Kettles 32 $99 - $143
79%
2,369 reviews
#6
Tefal Electric Kettles 35 $78 - $84
77%
73 reviews
#7
Dualit Electric Kettles 29 $130 - $162
76%
1,472 reviews
#8
Swan Electric Kettles 43 $21 - $55
73%
2,123 reviews
#9
Sencor Electric Kettles 25 $27 - $86
70%
13 reviews
#10
Philips Electric Kettles 31 $46 - $180
65%
582 reviews
#11
Severin Electric Kettles 22
60%
142 reviews
#12
Daewoo Electric Kettles 25
60%
244 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 109 electric kettles ranging from $9 to $365. The average price of a new kettle is $80 and the 80% of kettles are priced between $23 and $162. The Brentwood KT32W is the cheapest kettle at only $10, and Bosch TWK7203 is the most expensive at $364.

Kettle Brands - Price Range

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

The average price of Graef kettles is $335 which is the second highest average price of all electric kettle brands. Graef kettles start at $335 and their most expensive electric kettle costs $335.

Klarstein kettles start at $247 and their most expensive electric kettle costs $247. The third highest average electric kettle price out of all brands is Klarstein kettles with an average price of $247.

Electric Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 68 expert reviews and 19,971 user reviews for electric kettles and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of electric kettle. Russell Hobbs is the top rated electric 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 93 current offers for kettles from eBay making it the biggest kettle retailer. That is over 10 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 4 current kettle offers.

When Are Most New Electric Kettles Released?

Most new kettles tend to be released 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 electric kettles were released in June, with 11 new electric kettles released that month. The biggest month in 2019 for new electric kettle releases was April, with 13 new electric kettles released that month. 49 new electric 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%.

A typical new kettle costs on average $79. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $3.

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 1L to 4L. The kettle with the biggest water tank capacity is the Igenix IG4015, which is a 15L electric kettle and is on sale for $161.96. The kettle with the smallest water tank capacity is the Swan SK27010N, which is a 0.4L electric kettle and can be purchased for $21.17.

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 430 kettles that are electric kettles that have a black coloured. We found 330 kettles that are kettles that have a stainless steel coloured, making stainless steel the second most popular colour amongst new 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 the majority of kettles range from 2,900W to 3,100W. The kettle with the biggest power is the Morphy Richards 103012, which is a 3,000W power electric kettle and sells for $45.81. The kettle with the smallest power is the Brentwood KT32W, which is a 120W power electric kettle and is available at $9.99.

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. 92 of their 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. 98.9% of their electric kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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