Eco Kettle has launched the Eco 3 kettle, which includes a temperature selector enabling you heat water at either 80, 90 or 100 degrees to save energy.
The kettle has a dual-chamber design, which allows you to fill the kettle with water then release the amount you want to boil at the touch of a button, from one 200ml cup to its full 1.5l capacity. According to Eco Kettle, this ensures you don’t waste time and energy boiling more water than you need.
Eco Kettle claims that ‘in independent consumer trials, the standard Eco Kettle used an average of 31% less energy than any other kettle’ and that the temperature selector option on the new version of the kettle will help to save even more.
Eco Kettle tests
The Eco Kettle 2, which doesn’t feature the temperature select feature, was launched in the autumn – look out for the results of our Eco Kettle 2 lab test in our kettles review in January 2010. We’ll be putting the Eco 3 to the test in the future.
You can also find out how energy efficient the original Eco Kettle was when we put it to the test in our kettles review.
Plus, take a look at our for the latest toaster, coffee machine and microwave reviews.
Eco Kettle features
The temperature select feature allows you to heat water to an ‘ideal for speciality teas’ 80 degrees, ‘perfect for coffee-making’ 90 degrees, or boiling at 100 degrees.
Which? kettles expert, Lisa Galliers, said: ‘The Eco 2 and Eco 3 kettles certainly look a lot more stylish than the original Eco Kettle model – but we look forward to seeing how both perform in our kettle lab tests, particularly on energy efficiency.
‘We’re noticing a growing number of kettles on the market featuring the ability to select different temperatures, like the function featured on the latest Eco Kettle.’
The Eco Kettle 3 is available to buy now from the Eco Kettle website for £49.95.
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