Which? reveals its verdict on cheap kettlesTop-class kettles don't have to cost the earth

13 October 2010

Bodum Ibis 5500 kettle

The colourful Bodum Ibis 5500 kettle

The latest round of Which? kettle lab test results are in and include our expert verdict on kettles costing as little as £5.

We've tested 13 of the latest kettles available on the high street, bringing our total number of kettle reviews to 167.

Models tested range from the cheap, such as John Lewis’ Value kettle (£8), to the cheerful, like the eye-catching purple Bodum Ibis kettle (£30).

Value kettles

A budget kettle can be snapped up for less than £5, and we’ve full test results for two popular cheap kettles, the Argos Value (£4.78) kettle and Tesco Value JK07 kettle (£4.78).

But, at £3 more, how does the John Lewis Value kettle compare? Head to the Which? kettles review to find out.

Which? kitchen appliance expert Lisa Galliers says: ‘You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a Best Buy kettle. Our latest reviews include ratings for five kettles costing £20 or less, which takes the total number of kettles tested in this price bracket to 19 models – and four are Best Buys.'

Kettles and toasters

More than half of the kettles Which? has tested come with a matching toaster - you can get the perfect kitchen set by using our compare features tool and selecting the 'Matching toaster' option under 'Style'.

And it's not just matching toasters you can search for; other options you can use to track down your perfect kettle include shape, material, colour and price. 

Our latest First Look reviews

Bosch recently launched the stylish Styline collection, featuring a two-slice toaster and variable temperature kettle.

Before fully testing them, we bring you our initial impressions in a First Look review of both the Bosch Styline TWK8633 kettle and TAT8613 Toaster, in our toasters review.

Offering something a little bit different is the new Breville PureTea Glass Tea Maker. It works just like a kettle, but allows you to brew tea inside as well as boil water. Find out what we though of it in the Breville PureTea Glass tea maker First Look review.

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