The latest Which? kettle tests have uncovered four new Best Buys – including one kettle that costs less than £20 and is the cheapest Best Buy currently available.
The previous cheapest Best Buy kettle was £23, and there are other Best Buys available for less than £30, but this is the first time we’ve found a Best Buy kettle cheaper than £20.
Which? kettles expert Matt Clear said: ‘It’s great to see that it’s possible to get a top-notch kettle for under £20. This kettle is fast, energy-efficient and easy to use, so even at a higher price it would have been worth buying. For less than £20, it’s a steal.’
To find out which sub-£20 kettle is a Best Buy, check out our kettle reviews.
How Which? tests kettles
Every kettle we review goes through a rigorous testing process to determine whether it’s worthy of being rated as a Best Buy.
We test how long each kettle takes to boil, how noisy it is while boiling, whether it boils for too long and how effective the limescale filter is.
Our experienced testers also assess how easy it is to lift, fill, carry, pour and clean each kettle.
10 new kettles tested
We’ve just tested 10 new kettles, including budget kettles from Argos, Breville and Sainsbury’s. We also examined the first entries into the kettles market from Hotpoint, KitchenAid and the Heston Blumenthal-endorsed Sage.
Many of the kettles we tested, including the KitchenAid Artisan (above) are available in several different colours. Here’s a full list of the kettles we tested:
- Argos Cookworks Illuminating 909/8415
- Argos Cookworks Illuminating 909/8422
- Breville VKJ556
- Breville VKJ557
- Breville VKJ558
- Delonghi Scultura KBZ3001.BG
- Delonghi Scultura KBZ3001.GY
- Delonghi Scultura KBZ3001.BK
- Delonghi Scultura KBZ3001.W
- Delonghi Vintage Icona KBOV3001.BG
- Delonghi Vintage Icona KBOV3001.BK
- Delonghi Vintage Icona KBOV3001.GR
- Delonghi Vintage Icona KBOV3001.BW
- Delonghi Vintage Icona KBOV3001.AZ
- Hotpoint Digital WK30EAX0UK
- KitchenAid Artisan 5KEK1522BCA
- KitchenAid Artisan 5KEK1522BER
- KitchenAid Artisan 5KEK1522BAC
- KitchenAid Artisan 5KEK1522BMS
- KitchenAid Artisan 5KEK1522BOB
- KitchenAid Artisan 5KEK1522BFP
- Philips HD9300/00
- Philips HD9300/90
- Sage Soft Open BKE590UK
- Sage Smart BKE820UK
- Sainsbury’s Plastic Kettle
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