Kettles: Best Buys Best buy

Time to replace your old kettle?

Every kettle can boil water - but that doesn't mean they're all the same. Some are faster than others, some waste energy by staying on after they've finished boiling, and some are much noisier than others.

Which? kettle reviews cover all this and more. We test everything from premium brands to £10 supermarket models - we have reviews of over 200 currently available kettles.

  • We highlight kettles that don't make you boil more water than you need, so that you can save money on your energy bills
  • Our testers inspect each kettle's limescale filter so you don't end up with white flakes in your tea
  • We fill each kettle to the top to find out how heavy it really is, so you can choose a kettle that won't weigh you down

Our tests cover everything you need - discover the benefits of a Best Buy kettle with a £1 trial to Which?.

Video guide: what makes a Which? Best Buy?

We test thousands of products each year at Which? in a controlled environment that enables us to accurately repeat each test on each product - meaning our reviews are directly comparable. We buy the products we test ourselves, and go through great lengths to shape our test programmes to match the way you use the products.

Find out more about how we test products and how we find the models that deserve to be Best Buys in the video below.


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  • Reviews of 208 kettles: dome, jug and water heater
  • 62 Best Buy kettles for quick and easy boiling
  • Reviews of kettles from 27 companies.

Kettle reviews you can trust

We test Breville, Russell Hobbs and Morphy Richards kettles in our labs, alongside own-brand kettles from Argos, John Lewis and major supermarkets, so you know whether it's worth spending more on a kettle from a big-name brand.

Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.

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