Five new Best Buy kettles unveiled by Which?New kettles include several energy-saving models

07 June 2012

Several kettles bunched together

Five kettles have been rated as Best Buys in the latest round of Which? lab testing - including the fastest kettle we've tested in the last four years.

Several of the new Best Buys have also earned our Energy Saver award. This is given to kettles which have a low minimum fill, don't use much energy during boiling and switch off quickly once they've finished boiling.

Which? kettles expert Matt Clear said: 'It's great to see new kettles that can help you to save money on your energy bills. We want to see more kettles which have a lower minimum fill, so you don't need to waste energy by boiling excess water when you only want one or two cups of tea.'

Which? members can discover which kettles received Best Buy awards in our kettles review - if you're not a member, you can sign up for a trial membership for just £1.

New and improved testing

Which? has listened to your feedback on our kettle reviews and we have made several improvements to how we test kettles. The minimum fill level and overboil time are now taken into account when we calculate scores for each kettle, so only energy-efficient kettles will be given Best Buy awards. We also now give higher scores to kettles which have large windows on both sides, and lower ratings to noisy kettles.

The full list of new kettles we've tested is:

  • Argos Cookworks 901/5560
  • Asda KS-1001AW Fast Boil
  • Bosch Styline TWK86103GB
  • Bosch Styline TWK86104GB
  • Breville Countdown VKJ419
  • Breville VKJ458
  • Breville VKJ488
  • Breville VKJ489
  • Graef WK80UK
  • Graef WK85UK
  • Lakeland 12680
  • Marks & Spencer T680809
  • Prestige Eco 55845
  • Prestige Eco 56309
  • Swan SK24010 CREN
  • Swan SK24010 PURN
  • Swan SK24010 REDN
  • Tefal Inox KI210115
  • Tefal Inox KI210715

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