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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique electric kettles rating which considers: 1,300 US prices • 11,000 expert & user reviews • 1,600 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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Igenix IG7102

11 Reviews

$15.40

0.5L
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1,000W
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$230
Over 10 years
May 2017
#2

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Swan SK27010N

47 Reviews

$19.89

0.4L
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1,000W
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$230
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#3

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Russell Hobbs 21473

$18.22

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

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Igenix IG7458

281 Reviews

$25.67

1L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#5

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Russell Hobbs 21471

$19.89

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#6

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Morphy Richards Dimensions

1,000 Reviews

$32.04

1.5L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Apr 2018
#7

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Swan SK14070N

4 Reviews

$34.66

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
#8

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Russell Hobbs 23840

$17.66

0.85L
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1,000W
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$230
Over 10 years
Mar 2018
#9

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Breville VKJ956

320 Reviews

$39.15

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
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Russell Hobbs 21472

$21.51

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
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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
#12

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Igenix IG7270

8 Reviews

$15.40

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
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Russell Hobbs Buckingham

1 Review
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$36.58

1.7L
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3,000W
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$550
Over 10 years
Oct 2014
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Russell Hobbs 21470

$18.22

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Oct 2014
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Breville VKJ755

231 Reviews

$37.24

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
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Russell Hobbs Essentials

$17.96

1.7L
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2,200W
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$500
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#17

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Russell Hobbs 23630

$38.51

0.85L
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1,000W
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$230
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
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Breville VKJ897

440 Reviews

$25.36

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
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Morphy Richards Equip

$32.09

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
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Morphy Richards 102773

$41.53

1.7L
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3,000W
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$690
Over 10 years
Dec 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 90%. Compare all award winning electric kettles.

Rank Brand Number of Electric Kettles Price Range Average Rating
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Morphy Richards Electric Kettles 81 $27 - $179
90%
1,068 reviews
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Russell Hobbs Electric Kettles 106 $17 - $307
87%
147 reviews
#3
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Breville Electric Kettles 59 $24 - $90
83%
3,150 reviews
#4
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Bosch Electric Kettles 52 $47 - $304
80%
1,758 reviews
#5
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DeLonghi Electric Kettles 29 $74 - $231
78%
1,358 reviews
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Dualit Electric Kettles 29 $94 - $225
76%
1,177 reviews
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Swan Electric Kettles 41 $19 - $169
70%
810 reviews
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Tefal Electric Kettles 30 $60 - $125
66%
6 reviews
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Philips Electric Kettles 30 $37 - $171
61%
114 reviews
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Severin Electric Kettles 22 $31 - $65
50%
4 reviews

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$48.48
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$41.53
$7 cheaper
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$142.51
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0.2L bigger
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$49.00
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Vector
$51.34
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25501 (Cavendish)
$51.17
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TWK7203
$306.82
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VKJ946
$69.15
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$50.00
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$179.99
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$270.15
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$57.99
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$270.15
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$42.99
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$75.00
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$127.95
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2869
$49.12
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TW86104P
$294.59
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TWK8612
$270.15
$24 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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TWK7203
$306.82
Better brand
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EWA7800
$282.37
$24 cheaper
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TW86105P
$294.59
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TWK8612
$270.15
$24 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
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BW3140
$100.00
0.85L bigger
water tank
capacity
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23840
$17.66
$82 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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KLF03
$127.95
Better Kagoo
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Bigger water
tank capacity
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KBOV1200J
$73.55
$54 cheaper
Better brand
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months
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Skyline
$135.69
$31 cheaper
Newer by three
years
Better Kagoo
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Vera
$166.91
0.1L bigger
water tank
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Dorchester
$29.52
Better brand
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VKJ897
$25.36
$4 cheaper
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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

We currently list 185 kettles ranging from $12 to $307. The average price of a new kettle is $81 and the 80% of kettles are priced between $25 and $180. The most expensive electric kettle that we found is the Russell Hobbs 23830 at $307, and the cheapest is the Signature S101 at only $12.

Kettle Brands - Price Range

The average price of Klarstein electric kettles is $286 which is the highest average price of all electric kettle brands. Klarstein electric kettles range in price from $268 to $304.

The average price of Siemens kettles is $284 which is the second highest average price of all electric kettle brands. Siemens kettles range in price from $269 to $292.

AEG kettles range in price from $279 to $279, and the average price of AEG kettles is $279 which is the third highest average price of all kettle brands.

Kettle Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 35 expert reviews and 10,800 user reviews for electric kettles and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of kettle. Morphy Richards is the top rated kettle brand with an average rating of 90%. Russell Hobbs is the second best brand with 87% and Breville is the third best brand with 83%.

Biggest Kettle Retailers

The biggest kettle retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 237 current kettle offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 7 offers. That means eBay is over 33 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to electric kettles. Walmart is the third biggest retailer with 4 current offers.

When Are Most New Kettles Released?

Most new electric kettles tend to be released between August and October. That means that most of the latest kettle technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month in 2018 for new electric kettle releases was August, with 49 new electric kettles released that month. 112 new kettles were released in January 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new kettle releases. October was the biggest month in 2016 for new electric kettles, with 108 new electric kettles released that month.

How Fast Do Kettle Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, kettles drop in price by 4% on average.

A typical new kettle costs on average $81. 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.

Across the range of electric kettles, the water tank capacities range from 0.4L to 30L. The water tank capacities of the majority of kettles range from 1L to 4L. The Igenix IG4350, which can be purchased for $42.98, has the biggest water tank capacity and is a 3.5L kettle. The Swan SK27010N, which sells for $19.03, has the smallest water tank capacity and is a 0.4L 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 402 electric kettles that are kettles that have a black coloured, which makes this the most common colour amongst new electric kettles. The second most frequently found colour amongst new electric kettles is stainless steel. We found 321 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.

Across the range of kettles, the powers range from 120W to 3,100W. The powers of the majority of kettles range from 2,900W to 3,100W. The Morphy Richards Dimensions, which currently retails for $27.07, has the biggest power and is a 3,000W power kettle. The electric kettle with the smallest power is the Brentwood KT32W, which is a 120W power electric kettle and can be purchased for $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. 228 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 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. 96.2% of their kettle prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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