Top 10 - Best Kettles of 2023

Looking for the best kettle? Discover our top 10 recommendations of the year.

Last updated by Daniel Barnes 3 days ago

Best Kettles

Our product experts have tested countless kettles to to separate the best from the worst.


Whether you're making a morning cuppa, or enjoying a tasty hot chocolate before bed, kettles are something we all use day in, day out. In fact, we Brits brew up a whopping 100 million cups of tea alone on the average day. Since they get so much use, you'll naturally want to be sure you're making the right choice when purchasing a new kettle. Our rigorous review and testing process lets us dig beneath the manufacturer’s hype to discover the truth about the bestkettles on the market today.

There are a number of things to think about when looking for a new kettle. From maximum capacity to safety features like boil-dry protection, there's more to consider than you might imagine. If you have a larger family, then a kettle with a larger capacity will help you ensure you can make everyone a cuppa without having to boil water multiple times. On the other hand, for those times when you just want a quick brew for yourself, a minimum water indicator lets you only boil the amount you really need- saving you both time and electricity. Thankfully, one thing you don't need to worry about is the price. We monitor our prices daily to make sure you get the best value. We also offer a Price Match Promise so if you do find it cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it.

So, read on to discover our top picks for the best kettles to buy!

What we look for in a kettle:


  • Value for Money
    From the most budget-friendly models to designer brands, we test hard to make sure each kettle is worth its price tag.
  • Noise
    You don't want kitchen conversation to be drowned out by a noisy kettle, so we analyse noise levels to ensure you can enjoy some peace and quiet.
  • Speed
    Stopwatch in hand, our experts test how long it takes each kettle to boil both its full capacity and just one cup.
  • 1. Dualit Architect Kettle in Grey & Stainless Steel
    Our Verdict

    Our Best Buy Kettle of 2023! Stylish and modern yet sturdy, reliable, and won't compromise on functionality!

    What We Think

    The Dualit Architect kettle is a modern kettle with impressive features. A unique feature is that it is the only kettle on the market that has interchangeable panels, meaning you can change the design of this kettle to the colour scheme of your kitchen! You also won't have to wait long for that warm brew as this kettle has 2.3KW element, making it one of the quickest boiling kettles on the market. The patented pour spout ensures that pouring boiling water has never been smoother, efficient and safer.

    Product Features
    • Patented Pure Pour Spout
    • Rapid Boil
    • Interchangeable Panels
    • Stainless Steel Kettle
    • 1 Year Guarantee included
    RRP: £109.99
    £88.95
    You Save: £21.04 (19%)
    Free Next Day Delivery
    Average Customer Review 4.65/5
    Editors Rating 96/100
    In stock, ready to dispatch.
  • 2. Smeg KLF04RDUK Retro Style 1.7L Jug Kettle in Red
    What We Think

    Our product experts were seriously impressed with this supremely stylish kettle from Smeg- so much so that it was a strong contender for Best Buy. Its delectable retro design, available in a range of different colours, is sure to bring a splash of style to your kitchen. But as well as looking great, the KLF04 also comes with a range of handy extra features. Our experts were especially impressed with the keep warm function, as well as the smart temperature indicators on the base.

    Product Features
    • 3kW with concealed heating element
    • Stainless steel body and removable washable stainless steel filter
    • 1.7 litre capacity - boils up to 7 cups at once
    • 7 Temperature settings from 50C to 100C
    • 2 Years Guarantee included
    RRP: £199.99
    £149.95
    You Save: £50.04 (25%)
    Free Next Day Delivery
    Average Customer Review 4.9/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
    In stock, ready to dispatch.
  • 3. Cuisinart Neutrals Jug Kettle in Slate Grey
    Our Verdict

    Exceptional value for money - stylish and top performance!

    What We Think

    We were mightily impressed by this stainless steel kettle from Cuisinart. The clean, minimalist design available in a Slate Grey or cream Pebble is neutral enough for most kitchen decors. Boasting all the features you would expect from any decent kettle, including: water window to easily see what level the kettle is at, 360-degree swivel base, and a 0.5L minimum and 1.5L maximum capacity. At this price point the Cuisnart Neutrals Jug Kettles is one of the best looking and best performing kettle’s we’ve tested!

    Product Features
    • 3kW concealed element for rapid boiling
    • Superior build quality – full stainless steel interior to improve taste and quality.
    • Soft closing, one touch lid for easy refilling
    • Safety auto off stops the kettle from boiling dry
    • Large spout for easy pouring without drips and spills
    • 3 Years Guarantee included
    RRP: £65.00
    £54.95
    You Save: 15% (£10.05)
    Free Next Day Delivery
    Average Customer Review 4.85/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
    In stock, ready to dispatch.
  • 4. Dualit Classic Kettle in Polished Stainless Steel
    Our Verdict

    Exceptional quality - simply the best kettle around!

    What We Think

    Dualit are one of the best kettle manufacturers on the market currently which is highlighted in their Classic Kettle. Not only is this kettle handmade in the UK, it is designed to last with it’s reliability and timeless design. A key feature that cannot be ignored is the Classic Kettle’s whisper boil for quiet and efficient boiling for the perfect brew. This kettle has a superfast, impressive 3KW element making your boiling time faster and enough for two cups in less than two minutes. Not only does the Classic Kettle have great internal technology for the perfect brew, it has a non-drip snout for secured safety while pouring plus a hinged lid and anti-wobble feet. You can say goodbye to messy wires on the worktop as the Dualit Classic Kettle has a cordless operation and a boil-dry safety cut off to ensure an easy clean up and maintenance!

    Product Features
    • Ergonomic, high quality stainless steel handle with a silicon grip for comfort
    • Patented Whisper Boil™ function
    • Precision engineered Pure Pour™, non-drip spout
    • Powerful, super fast 3kW element
    • 1.7L Capacity
    • 1 Year Guarantee included
    RRP: £159.99
    £134.95
    You Save: £25.04 (16%)
    Free Next Day Delivery
    Average Customer Review 5/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
    In stock, ready to dispatch.
  • 5. Dualit Domus Kettle in Grey
    What We Think

    The Domus Kettle is powerful yet compact. The kettle is designed to leave a small footprint on your kitchen counter, fit for kitchens with a modern, trend setting twist with its sleek matte grey look. The large ergonomic handle has easy grip silicone which is heatproof for added safety. The hinged lid has a large opening handle and wide mouth for hassle-free opening and filling. This is not a design aspect for many kettles on the market, making the Dualit Domus one of the most safe and easy kettles to operate! The Dualit Domus has a large, contoured spout that only requires a low pouring angle, taking the heavy work out of your wrists! A power 3kW elements provides faster boiling time which is concealed in the base of the kettle, away from any water contact which reduces damage from limescale!

    Product Features
    • Generous 1.5L capacity
    • 360 degree swivel base with cordless operation
    • Removable, washable limescale filter
    • Designed and engineered in the UK
    • Easy to read dual measuring windows in cups and litres
    • 1 Year Guarantee included
    RRP: £105.00
    £89.95
    You Save: £15.05 (14%)
    Free Next Day Delivery
    Average Customer Review 4.75/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
    Out of Stock
  • 6. Smeg KLF03BLUK 50s Retro Style 1.7L Jug Kettle in Black
    What We Think

    Another classic from Smeg is the KLFO3BLUK. This kettle brings 50's Nostalgia straight to your home. The beautifully crafted kettle is built for longevity with Smeg's premium stainless steel filter to eliminate the the risk of limescale build-up. An intelligent automatic switch off when the kettle reaches 100°C prevents any overheating damage to the kettle. The 360° swivel base allows you to pick up and use with ease and the power cable can wound into the base to eliminate any clutter on your kitchen worktop. An ant-drip spout ensures no mess or fuss with every brew!

    Product Features
    • Stylish retro design and stainless steel body with soft opening lid
    • Large capacity 1.7 litre makes up to 7 cups with water level indicator
    • Removable, washable stainless steel lime scale filter
    • 360 degree connection for left or right handed use
    • Water level indicator shows when you need to refill
    • 2 Years Guarantee included
    RRP: £159.95
    £134.95
    You Save: £25 (16%)
    Free Next Day Delivery
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    In stock, ready to dispatch.
  • 7. Smeg KLF05CRUK Retro Style Mini Jug Kettle in Cream
    What We Think

    If you want the style of Smeg at a more affordable price, find space in your kitchen is at a premium, or simply don't need the full capacity of a 1.7L kettle, then the KLF05 is another solid choice. Its double stainless steel wall helps to keep the outside of the kettle cool when in use, while rubber non-slip feet keep it securely in place.

    Product Features
    • 0.8 Litre Capacity
    • Water Level Feature
    • 1400W concealed heating element
    • Intelligent automatic shut off stops operation at 100C
    • Anti-slip feet
    • 2 Years Guarantee included
    RRP: £139.99
    £108.95
    You Save: £31.04 (22%)
    Free Next Day Delivery
    Average Customer Review 4.65/5
    Editors Rating 94/100
    Out of Stock
  • 8. Tower Renaissance 1.7L Kettle in Grey
    What We Think

    Next up, we have the Tower Renaissance kettle. Its generous 1.7L capacity will give you enough boiling water for up to 7 cups, which is perfect for when you've got guests over. The neat temperature gauge shows you the current water temperature, and the quiet boil function brings some welcome peace and quiet to the kitchen. Best of all, it can boil enough water for a cuppa in less than a minute, so you can spend more of your tea break relaxing.

    Product Features
    • 1.7L capacity makes up to 7 cups from one fill
    • Temperature gauge shows water temperature
    • 360-degree rotational base
    • Quiet boil function
    • 1 Year Guarantee included
    RRP: £119.99
    £48.95
    You Save: £71.04 (59%)
    Free next day delivery on orders over £50
    Average Customer Review 4.9/5
    Editors Rating 94/100
    In stock, ready to dispatch.
  • 9. Tower Scandi 1.7L Kettle in Pink Clay
    What We Think

    Another eye catching design that brings a touch of Scandinavian minimalism to your kitchen. The Tower Scandi kettle features 1.7L capacity that lets you make up to 7 cups of brew from a single boil. We particularly enjoy the unique design of this model with it's natural coating with wood effect accents that cannot be found on any other designs or models. The plush lid makes it easy to refill and the automatic shut off and boil dry protection ensures extra safety after use.

    Product Features
    • 1.7L capacity makes up to 7 cups from one fill
    • Enjoy your favourite beverages faster with 3kW rapid boil
    • Boil dry protection / Automatic Switch Off
    • 360 degree swivel base suitable for both left and right handed users
    • 1 Year Guarantee included
    RRP: £59.99
    £27.99
    You Save: 53% (£32)
    Free next day delivery on orders over £50
    Average Customer Review 4.65/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
    Out of Stock
  • 10. Breville Flow Kettle in White and Gold
    What We Think

    Finally, we have the Breville Flow, another snazzy model that also handles the basics with ease. A concealed 3kW element boils water fast while also making the kettle easy to clean, as does the removable limescale filter.

    Product Features
    • 1.7L capacity makes 6 to 8 cups
    • 3kW concealed element for rapid boiling
    • Extra wide spout
    • Removable cleanable limescale filter
    • 1 Year Guarantee included
    RRP: £59.99
    £29.99
    You Save: 50% (£30)
    Free next day delivery on orders over £50
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 78/100
    Out of Stock

What to look or in a Kettle:

Given how often most of us use our kettles (don’t ask us how many cups of tea we get through in a day) it's worth considering the features that are most important to you and those you can live without. Here are the key factors we consider when reviewing and testing kettles:

Design

Kettles typically come in two main styles: jug and dome. Jug kettles are taller, usually feature a handle on the side, and generally have a larger water capacity. In contrast, dome-shaped kettles resemble traditional stovetop models, often with lift-off lids and smaller water capacities. Their handles are typically located on top.

Boiling Speed

For rapid boiling, a 3kW power element is generally recommended, and all our top-rated kettles possess this wattage.

Noise Level

Kettles with higher wattages tend to be noisier. We assess the noise using a microphone and decibel meter, so we can inform you if any kettles are particularly loud or quiet in our reviews.

Capacity

Kettles typically hold between 1.5 and 1.7 liters of water. Considering an average cup of tea is 250ml, you should be able to boil enough for 6-7 cups at a time. If you frequently boil water for just one cup, check your kettle's minimum capacity, often clearly marked.

Additional Kettle features to consider:

Not all Kettles are built equal with some models boasting extra features, which might make all the difference:

Water Level Indicator

Considered by many as a must-have, most kettles nowadays feature a visible water level indicator on the exterior. However, some may be less conveniently placed, such as behind the handle or on the interior. Kettles with large viewing windows are ideal for monitoring water levels easily.

Variable Temperature

Kettles with variable temperature settings can heat water to different temperatures, ensuring optimal results when brewing various teas and coffees. This feature is handy for delicate herbal and green teas, which should be brewed below boiling, typically at around 80°C.

Weight

Kettles become heavier as you add more water, with each milliliter of water adding a gram to the overall weight. If lifting could be an issue, seek a model that weighs no more than a kilogram when empty.

Handle 

Examine the position and shape of the handle, as it can impact balance when pouring and filling. Some handles feature a soft, rubberized area for added grip.

Filter

Most kettles include removable, washable anti-scale water filters at the base of the spout. These collect limescale particles from the water, preventing them from entering your drink and preventing scum formation, especially in hard water areas.

Boil-Dry Protection

This safety feature automatically shuts off the kettle when there isn't enough water inside, reducing the risk of overheating and damage. Ensure you also check the water gauge to prevent overfilling, which could lead to boiling over and safety hazards.

360-Degree Base

The majority of kettles on the market feature a 360-degree base, allowing you to place the kettle in the most convenient direction. Many of our top 12 kettles have this feature. Some bases also offer cable storage underneath for tidying away excess cord.

Energy Efficiency

Look out for "quick boil," "one cup," or eco-friendly kettles, which can produce a cup's worth of boiling water in less than a minute while using up to 50% less energy. Kettles with auto shut-off features also prevent excess electricity wastage and boil-dry incidents.

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