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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 latest kettles.
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!
Our product experts were seriously impressed with this supremely stylish kettle from Smeg- so much so that it's won the crown as our Number One 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.
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.
Another eye-catching addition to our list, this Infinity Ombre glass kettle boasts a smoked Schott glass body which glows when boiling for a touch of style. It includes rapid boil technology, while an ergonomic handle and lid make refilling and pouring a breeze.
This Russell Hobbs Luna kettle has been specially designed to be as quiet as possible while boiling, but its 3kW heating element still brings water to the boil quickly and efficiently. What's more, it has a special rapid boil zone, so if you're only after a single cup, it's even faster. The "perfect pour" spout is a great safety feature, too!
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.
Bring a touch of the Big Apple to your kitchen with this ultra-stylish entry from Breville. Taking inspiration from the bright lights of Broadway, the base lights up when the kettle is boiling. It's as enjoyable to use as it is to look at, too, with a balanced handle that also houses a soft-opening lid release.
With its unique metal textured design, the Russell Hobbs Geo is a real statement piece. One neat feature we liked about this kettle is that it has internal markers for one, two, and three cups. This means you can quickly boil just the right amount of water- perfect for squeezing in a quick cuppa.
Another entry from Breville, the Curve is a large 1.7L kettle that can comfortably boil enough water for a whole round of hot drinks. It performed strongly in our tests, with a fast boiling time, and our experts found its design made it very easy to use. Its removable limescale filter makes it easy to clean, and especially suited to hard water areas.
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.
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