Kettles: Compare features & prices Prestige Eco 55845 review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/kitchen/reviews/kettles/prestige-eco-55845/review/
The Prestige Eco 55845 kettle promises to save you time and energy by boiling water quickly and efficiently. But is it as energy-efficient as its name would suggest? Our experts have put this kettle to the test in the Which? lab to find out.
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Time to boil
How quickly the kettle boils one litre of water.
How noisy the kettle is when boiling. Quieter kettles get higher star ratings.
How quickly the kettle turns itself off after reaching boiling point, saving time and electricity. Better kettles have shorter overboil times.
How much water you need to fill the kettle with to be able to use it - better kettles have lower minimum fill amounts.
Energy to boil
How much energy it took to boil one litre of water.
Quality of the limescale filter
How effective the filter is at blocking limescale from getting out of the kettle.
Limescale filter overall
How effective the limescale filter is and how easy it is to remove, clean and replace it.
Ease of opening/closing the lid
We consider how the lid is opened, how easy and smooth this is to do and how much force is needed to close it again.
We rate the ease of filling the kettle, both through the lid opening and the spout where possible.
Comfort of the handle
Five star kettles have a handle that is well designed and comfortable to hold, suiting all hand sizes.
Manoeuvring, handling and carrying
We rate the weight and balance of the kettle, when full and empty, and assess the ease of returning it to its base.
Size, brightness and position of buttons and markings.
A five star kettle will only pour water from the spout, not from the surrounding lid, and will not drip after use.
Ease of reading water windows/gauges
We rate how easy it is to read the water gauge and how responsive it is to changes in the water volume.
We check the outer surfaces of kettles for dirt traps and rate whether they are quick to show fingermarks and smudges. We also rate how easy it is to clean the inside of the kettle, to get rid of any lingering limescale.