New Best Buy kettle is quietest tested in yearsThree new Best Buys uncovered in latest reviews

06 October 2014

Swan Vintage SK261020BLN kettle

We've just tested this Swan Vintage kettle - how did it score? 

Which? has put another batch of kettles through its tough lab tests, and has found one new Best Buy kettle that is the quietest model tested in the last six years.

The quietest kettle just identified is so quiet that it gets a five-star rating for noise - a very rare rating which isn't matched by any of the other 226 kettles you can find reviews for on

It also impressed in other respects - it boils quickly, can boil small amounts of water and has a good limescale filter. Overall, it's one of the best kettles you can buy.

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Three new Best Buy kettles

This wasn't the only kettle that scored highly in our latest round of testing. Another kettle earned Best Buy status for its speedy boiling, great limescale filter and ability to boil one cup of water. We also found a rare Best Buy with multiple temperature settings - great for making drinks such as green tea and coffee where the water temperature should be below boiling point.

As well as these kettles to look out for, we also uncovered one you should definitely avoid - it boils slowly, doesn't have a limescale filter, is heavy and is difficult to pour. We've rated it as a Don't Buy.

Which? kettle expert Matt Clear said: 'Whether you're after a kettle that boils quickly, is easy to use, or doesn't make much noise while boiling, our reviews can help you find exactly what you're looking for.' 

New kettle reviews

Here are all the kettles we've reviewed in our latest round of testing:

  • AEG 7 Series EWA7800
  • AEG EWA7101U
  • AEG EWA7102U
  • Bosch TWK7101GB
  • Brabantia 32864
  • Hotpoint WK30MAC0UK
  • Hotpoint WK30MAR0UK
  • Hotpoint WK30MAX0UK
  • KitchenAid 5KEK1722BAC
  • KitchenAid 5KEK1722BER
  • KitchenAid 5KEK1722BOB
  • KitchenAid 5KEK1722BSX
  • Russell Hobbs Buckingham 20460
  • Russell Hobbs Orleans 19390
  • Swan Vintage SK261020BLN
  • Swan Vintage SK261020BN
  • Swan Vintage SK261020CN
  • Swan Vintage SK261020GN
  • Swan Vintage SK261020RN
  • Tefal Safe to Touch
  • Vektra Vacuum 1 Series

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