The latest Which? kettles test has uncovered five new Best Buy kettles, including the quietest we’ve ever tested and two £30 models.
All five Best Buys heat up quickly and can boil as little as one cup at a time, which means you don’t need to waste time and electricity boiling excess water. Three of them were among the quieter kettles we’ve tested.
Which? kettles expert Matt Clear said: ‘You’ve told us that noisy boiling is one of the things that most annoys you about kettles, so it’s great to see some new kettles which are not just quiet but also boil quickly and help you save energy.’
Which? members can discover which kettles received Best Buy recommendations in our kettle reviews.
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Kettles getting faster
Manufacturers have clearly been working on making kettles faster. As we’ve noticed more of the models we test are able to boil a litre of water – about four cups – in around two and a half minutes.
So we’ve made it tougher to achieve a four or five-star rating for speed of boiling. This will help you identify the kettles that truly stand out for their speed.
How we test kettles
Which? tests kettles more thoroughly than anyone else. We measure how noisy each kettle is, how quickly it boils, how much energy it uses, and how easy it is to use. We also examine the limescale filter on each kettle to see if it’s effective at keeping flakes of limescale out of your cup of tea or coffee.
All our testing is based on what you say is most important to you when buying a good kettle.
Full list of new kettles
The full list of new kettles we’ve tested is:
- Bosch Village TWK7603
- Bosch Village TWK7607
- Breville Glass VKJ628
- Breville Spectra VKJ595
- Breville Still Hot VKJ366
- Breville VKJ665
- Breville VKJ687
- Currys Logik L17PKBK12
- Currys Logik L17PKBU12
- Currys Logik L17PKG12
- Currys Logik L17PKP12
- Kenwood JKP280
- Magimix 11687
- Magimix 11688
- Magimix 11690
- Magimix 11689
- Morphy Richards Accents 43966
- Philips HD4656
- Russell Hobbs Illuminating Glass 15082
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