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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique electric kettles rating which considers: 1,000 US prices • 9,500 expert & user reviews • 1,600 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1
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Brentwood KT‑1800

$26.99

1.7L
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1,000W
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$230
Over 10 years
May 2018
#2
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Brentwood KT1900BK

$29.98

1.7L
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1,100W
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$250
Over 10 years
Feb 2009
#3
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Brentwood Appliances KT‑1618

3 Reviews

$27.99

1.7L
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1,200W
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$270
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
#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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Philips HD933422

11 Reviews

$37.49

1.5L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
#6
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Breville VKT057

10 Reviews

$65.91

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#7
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Zelmer CK1020

$104.00

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
#8
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Smeg KLF04

10 Reviews

$139.00

1.7L
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2,400W
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$550
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
#9
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Igenix IG7102

11 Reviews

$30.85

0.5L
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1,000W
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$230
Over 10 years
May 2017
#10
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Swan SWU8P

4 Reviews

$87.15

8L
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1,800W
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$410
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#11
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Dualit Dome

141 Reviews

$228.97

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
#12
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Russell Hobbs Darwin

118 Reviews

$106.75

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
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Igenix IG4030

23 Reviews

$216.94

30L
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2,500W
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$570
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
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Kenwood KMIX

12 Reviews

$179.99

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
May 2017
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Russell Hobbs Colour Plus

$46.44

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
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AEG EWA7800U

25 Reviews

$334.87

1.7L
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2,400W
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$550
Over 10 years
Sep 2017
#17
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Russell Hobbs Buckingham

1 Review
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$47.23

1.7L
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3,000W
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$550
Over 10 years
Oct 2014
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Dualit Studio

138 Reviews

$49.61

1.5L
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2,400W
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$270
Over 10 years
May 2018
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Ariete 2877

$177.49

1.7L
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2,000W
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$460
Over 10 years
May 2016
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Philips Viva Collection HD930520

94 Reviews

$54.44

1.5L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Feb 2015

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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 92%. 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 $54 - $190
92%
688 reviews
#2
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Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 105 $27 - $313
89%
211 reviews
#3
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Dualit Electric Kettles 30 $45 - $229
89%
1,096 reviews
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DeLonghi Electric Kettles 29 $95 - $156
88%
845 reviews
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Breville Electric Kettles 57 $60 - $101
88%
3,210 reviews
#6
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Tefal Electric Kettles 26 $35 - $125
86%
1 review
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Bosch Electric Kettles 51 $52 - $299
81%
925 reviews
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Swan Electric Kettles 40 $70 - $87
78%
808 reviews
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Philips Electric Kettles 28 $37 - $171
72%
112 reviews
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Severin Electric Kettles 22 $30 - $79
47%
4 reviews

Trending Electric Kettle Comparisons

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KitchenAid
KEK1222
$40.00
$105 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by five
months
VS
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Smeg
KLF01
$145.00
Better brand
Bigger water
tank capacity
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Breville
BKE700BSS
$59.99
$120 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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Kenwood
KMIX
$179.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by five
months
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Bosch
TWK8612
$264.08
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Severin
WK 3477
$63.61
$200 cheaper
Newer by six
years
0.2L bigger
water tank
capacity
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KitchenAid
KEK1222
$40.00
$224 cheaper
Four years
newer
25% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Bosch
TWK8612
$264.08
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Bigger water
tank capacity
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Krups
BW3110
$37.99
$51 cheaper
Six years newer
Cheaper to run
by $110 over
five years
VS
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KitchenAid
KEK1722
$88.72
Better Kagoo
Score
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Severin
WK 3477
$63.61
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Chefman
RJ1117
$64.99
Cheaper to run
by $270 over
five years
21 months newer
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Smeg
KLF01
$145.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
0.9L bigger
water tank
capacity
VS
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Tefal
BI812FKR
$125.00
$20 cheaper
Newer by two
years
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Bodum
Bistro (1l)
$20.99
$124 cheaper
Newer by four
years
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Smeg
KLF01
$145.00
Better brand
27% bigger
water tank
capacity
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Krups
BW3140
$59.99
Cheaper to run
by $160 over
five years
VS
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Bosch
TWK7506
$51.54
$8 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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Tefal
Safe to Touch
$64.50
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Bosch
TWK7502
$51.54
$13 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by eight
months
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Severin
WK 3471
$64.11
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Krups
BW3140
$59.99
$4 cheaper
Newer by two
years
11% bigger
water tank
capacity
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Bodum
Bistro (1l)
$20.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by nine
years
Slightly better
user reviews
VS
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Brentwood
KT-1620
$20.98
Better brand
Bigger water
tank capacity
$23 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Krups
BW3110
$37.99
$14 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by $160 over
five years
VS
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Bosch
TWK7506
$51.54
Better Kagoo
Score
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WMF
Skyline
$130.77
$47 cheaper
18 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Ariete
2877
$177.49
Bigger water
tank capacity
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Tefal
Safe to Touch
$64.50
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Krups
BW3140
$59.99
$5 cheaper
Bigger water
tank capacity
Newer by two
months
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Philips
HD9334
$37.49
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Krups
BW3110
$37.99
19 months newer
Cheaper to run
by $160 over
five years
11% bigger
water tank
capacity
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Krups
BW3110
$37.99
Bigger water
tank capacity
VS
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Brentwood Appliances
KT-1780
$31.49
$7 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Cheaper to run
by $110 over
five years
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Brentwood
KT-1960
$18.88
$13 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Brentwood Appliances
KT-1780
$31.49
9% cheaper to
run over five
years
One month newer
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DeLonghi
KBI3001
$156.00
Newer by 19
months
More popular
Better brand
VS
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Bosch
TWK7203
$128.84
$27 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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Smeg
KLF03
$787.90
Better Kagoo
Score
Bigger water
tank capacity
VS
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DeLonghi
KBOV1200J
$95.00
$693 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by 13
months
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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

Electric Kettle Prices

In total we found 106 electric kettles ranging from $15 to $788. The average price of a new kettle is $103 and the 80% of kettles are priced between $30 and $190. The Brentwood KT32W is the cheapest electric kettle at only $16, and Smeg KLF03 is the most expensive at $788.

Kettle Brands - Price Range

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

The average price of Smeg electric kettles is $315 which is the second highest average price of all kettle brands. Smeg electric kettles range in price from $139 to $788.

Klarstein kettles range in price from $190 to $225, and the third highest average kettle price out of all brands is Klarstein kettles with an average price of $208.

Electric Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 23 expert reviews and 9,116 user reviews for electric kettles and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of kettle. Morphy Richards is the top rated kettle brand with an average rating of 92%. Russell Hobbs is the second best brand with 89% and Dualit is the third best brand with 89%.

Biggest Electric Kettle Retailers

The biggest kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 146 current kettle offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 12 offers. That means eBay is over 12 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to kettles. Appliances Connection is the third biggest retailer with 12 current offers.

When Are Most New Kettles Released?

August to October is the most common period for new kettles to be released in. If you wait until August 2019 then you might be able to get better features on your kettle. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current kettles cheaper in August once the latest models have been released. 50 new kettles were released in August 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new electric kettle releases. January was the biggest month in 2017 for new electric kettles, with 115 new electric kettles released that month. In October 2016, 108 new kettles were released making it the biggest month that year for new electric kettle releases.

How Fast Do Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

New kettles drop in price by an average of 5% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new kettle costing $103, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $5.

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 electric kettles range from 1.5L to 1.7L. The electric kettle with the biggest water tank capacity is the Igenix IG4030, which is a 30L kettle and is on sale for $216.94. The Igenix IG7102, which is priced at $30.99, has the smallest water tank capacity and is a 0.5L 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 393 kettles that are kettles that have a black coloured, which makes black the most frequently found colour amongst new kettles. The second most popular colour amongst new electric kettles is stainless steel. We found 310 electric kettles that are electric 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 electric kettle with the biggest power is the Dualit Domus, which is a 3,000W power electric kettle and is available at $161.00. The Brentwood KT32W, which is available at $15.52, 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 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. 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 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. 93.8% of their kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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