UPDATED January 18th for 2017!

Welcome to our guide on find the best electric kettle 2017. We’ve looked at five kettles in depth and reviewed each of them. We’ve also looked at a wider range of models and packed all of their stats and details in a handy comparison table.

Use the table of the contents on the left to jump to the area of your choosing. Directly below is our recommendation for best kettle.

The best electric kettle

Philips HD4671/20

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Philips HD4671/20

THE BEST

The HD4671/20 from Philips is a well-rounded kettle that scores well in most areas. At 3000 watts and with a 1.7 litre tank, it’s fast and is big enough to boil water for six cups of tea in one go, but if you only need to boil one cup there’s a handy indicator that ensures you don’t fill more than you need. It’s large spout means you dont need to open the hinged lid to fill it up – useful in some situations. The kettle has a brushed stainless steel exterior, with a plastic handle and spout.

  Large 1.7 litre capacity
  3000 watt element

  Slightly large

  • Speed
  • Capacity
  • Noise
  • Style
  • Other features

“Fast and with a large capacity”

8.3/10


Bosch TWK8633 Styline

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Bosch TWK8633 Styline

MOST STYLISH

A well featured and attractive electric kettle, the Bosch TWK8644 Styline (part of the LINK Styline Collection) is a good choice for a modern kitchen and the best kettle we’ve tested. Of special interest is the temperature control which lets you choose between four different temperature settings (70 degrees Celsius up to 100 degrees) and the keep warm function, which will keep the water in the kettle hot for up to thirty minutes. A 3000 watt element ensures the kettle boils quickly, and the 1.5 litre capacity is decent.

Overall, this is the best kettle to buy that we have reviewed, and comes highly recommended!

  Temperature control
  Keep warm function
  Cool design

  A bit heavy (1.7 kg)

  • Speed
  • Capacity
  • Noise
  • Style
  • Other features

“Great features and contemporary style”

8/10


Russell Hobbs Illumina

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Russell Hobbs Illumina

SOLID ALL-ROUNDER

The Illumina has a large 1.7 litre tank and is one of the lightest kettles we’ve tested at just 1.3 kg. Russel Hobbs have also included a temperature control with four settings (70 degrees Celcius up to 100 degrees). This is hooked up to the kettles light ring around the base of the unit, which dynamically changes colour based on how hot the water is. A 2300 watt element slightly lets the package down, and the styling wont be to all tastes.

  Light – only 1.3 kg
  Four setting temperature control
  Large 1.7 litre capacity

  2400 watt element not the fastest

  • Speed
  • Capacity
  • Noise
  • Style
  • Other features

“Lightweight with a large tank”

7.2/10


Breville VKJ595

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Breville VKJ595

COOL DESIGN

The Breville VKJ595 is a an excellent modern kettle. The standout feature is the in-built illumination, which cycles the colour of the kettle when in standby mode. When boiling, the colour let’s you know how close the kettle is to finishing. Another key feature is the included Brita water filter, which removes impurities from the water and makes your cuppa taste better. On the downside the kettle only has a 1 litre capacity – only really enough for two or three full cups.

  3000 watt element
  Funky dynamic colours
  Built-in Brita filter

  1 litre capacity
  Filter takes time to clean water

  • Speed
  • Capacity
  • Noise
  • Style
  • Other features

“Fun design with built in Brita filter”

7/10


Dualit Architect 72905

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Dualit Architect 72905

ELEGANT AND CLASSY

The Dualit Architect is a fantastic kettle and one of the most stylish. It’s 2300 watt element is not the most powerful out there, but at 1.47 kg it’s one of the lighter metal kettles available. It’s hinged lid opens wide, making it easy and quick to fill. Cup level indicators ensure you only need to boil what you need, and the unusual spout design helps to prevent spills.

This may not be the best kettle out there, but it’s one of the best looking.

  Cup level indicators
  Easy to fill
  Interchangeable colour panels are available

  Water level indicator can be tricky to read
  Somewhat loud

  • Speed
  • Capacity
  • Noise
  • Style
  • Other features

“A stylish all-rounder”

6.8/10

 

Our review criteria

We’ve picked out our top five favourite electric kettles and given each of them a detailed review, listing pros and cons of each. We’ve also included detailed specs for each kettle. In order to give each kettle a rating we’ve looked at five key areas:

Speed

Nobody wants to wait for a kettle to boil. Kettles that boil quickly score higher.

Capacity

A quick kettle is not that useful if you need to fill it twice. Kettles with unusually small tanks are penalised in our scoring system.

Noise

All kettles make noise, but some are significantly louder than others. Quieter kettles get a higher score.

Style

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, especially when it comes to your kitchen. Cheap materials and poor design is not rewarded in our scoring system.

Other features

Not all kettles are created equal. Kettles with unusual and useful features score well in this section.

Final score

After considering each of the above criteria all scores are added up to arrive at our final score, which will hopefully guide you towards the best kettle for you.

Quick comparison table

Below we’ve assembled the best kettles available today into a handy table. If you don’t have time to read our reviews you can use our comparison table to quickly find the best kettle to buy.

We’ve only included our favourite kettles here – all of these are good options!

 NameTypeCapacity (litres)Power (watts)ColourWeight (kg)Lid typeBoil dry protectionAuto shut offOn indicatorWarranty (years) 
Russell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge KettleRussell Hobbs CambridgeElectric1.73000Silver1RemovableNoNoNoDefault
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Philips HD4671/20 Energy Efficient KettlePhilips HD4671/20Electric1.73000Silver2HingeYesYesYesDefault
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Bosch TWK8633 Styline Collection Cordless Jug KettleBosch TWK8633 StylineElectric1.53000Black/Silver1.7HingeYesYesYes2
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Russell Hobbs 20160 Illumina KettleRussell Hobbs IlluminaElectric1.72400Silver1.3HingeNoNoNoDefault
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Swan Travel Jug KettleSwan Travel Jug KettleTravel0.5600White0.531HingeNoYesYesDefault
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Morphy Richards 102004 Accents Pyramid KettleMorphy Richards Accents PyramidElectric1.53000Red1.4RemovableYesYesYes2
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Dualit Architect Range Brushed Stainless Steel Kettle 72905Dualit ArchitectElectric1.52300Silver1.47HingeYesNoNo1
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Bugatti Vera KettleBugatti Vera KettleElectric1.72000Silver1.7HingeYesYesYes1
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Dualit Polished Chrome Classic Kettle with Copper TrimDualit ClassicElectric1.73000Silver1.61HingeYesNoNoDefault
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Andrew James Apollo Fast Boil KettleAndrew James ApolloElectric1.73000Black/Silver1.5HingeYesNoYes2
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Delonghi Distinta Future Bronze Kettle Delonghi Distinta FutureElectric1.72000Metallic1.3RemovableYesYesYesDefault
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Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Compact Glass Kettlethe Compact Glass KettleElectric12400Silver/Glass1.7HingeYesYesYesDefault
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Morphy Richards Brita 120003Morphy Richards BritaElectric1.53000Black1.2HingeYesYesYes2
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Breville VKJ738 ImpressionsBreville VKJ738Electric1.73000White1.1RemovableYesYesYes1
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VonShef 13/130VonShef 13/130Electric1.53000Black1.5HingeYesNoYes2
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Breville VKJ595Breville VKJ595Electric13000Silver1.53HingeYesYesYes1
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Lakeland Neon BlueLakeland Neon BlueElectric1.72200Silver1.27HingeYesYesYesDefault
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Cuisinart CPK18ECuisinart CPK18EElectric1.72750Silver1.3HingeYesYesYes3
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Officina Alessi Hob Kettle 9091 FMOfficina Alessi 9091 FMStovetop2N/ASilver1.5NoneN/AN/AN/ADefault
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Dualit Lite Stoneware 72664 - Basalt Finish Dualit Lite StonewareElectric1.52300Basalt Black1.7HingeYesNoYesDefault
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Kingavon EK23 travel kettleKingavon EK23Travel1900White0.68HingeYesYesYesDefault
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Le Creuset Traditional KettleLe Creuset TraditionalStovetop2.1N/ABlack0.44RemovableN/AN/AN/ADefault
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Le Creuset Kone KettleLe Creuset KoneStovetop1.6N/ABlack0.331RemovableN/AN/AN/ADefault
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Le Creuset Zen KettleLe Creuset ZenStovetop1.5N/ACerise0.327RemovableN/AN/AN/ADefault
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Morphy Richards 108000 RedefineMorphy Richards RedefineElectric1.53000Black1.39RemovableYesYesYes2
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Russell Hobbs 20760 Purity Russell Hobbs PurityElectric13000Glass/Illuminated2HingeYesYesYes3
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