Kettle reviews: Reliability
We’ve surveyed more than 12,800 Which? members about their kettles, toasters, irons and breadmakers to find out which brands are the most reliable. We’ve compiled their views about their kettles to bring you reliability ratings for the top kettle brands.
Our survey shows that kettles have a short shelf life compared with other small kitchen appliances, so it’s important to choose a brand that bucks this trend and builds kettles that last.
The highest-scoring brand has a good reliablity score of 83%, but three brands have poor reliability – you can find out which in the table, below. We reveal results for brands including Argos Cookworks, Breville, Kenwood, Magimix, Marks and Spencer, Morphy Richards, Philips, Russell Hobbs, Tefal and Tesco.
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Common kettle problems
The kettle stopped working or failed completely 29%
Problem with the element 29%
Problem with pouring or leaking 22%
Problem with auto switch off 10%
|Kettles Which? reliability index|
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Test results tell the full story
The best kettles last a long time, but they also boil water quickly, don’t waste energy and are easy to use. We test kettles more thoroughly than anyone else – find out which kettles aced our tough tests and earned a coveted Best Buy award by reading the Which? kettles review.
We have more than 160 full test results and reviews of kettles from brands including Argos Cookworks, Breville, Kenwood, Magimix, Marks and Spencer, Morphy Richards, Philips, Russell Hobbs, Tefal and Tesco.