The latest Which? reviews of new kettles have been revealed – including the cheapest Best Buy in years.
The budget kettle – which costs less than £20 – outshone many pricier rivals in our tests and earned a superb test score of 81%, making it not only the best cheap kettle you can buy right now, but one of the best we’ve tested overall.
Want to know what this cheap Best Buy kettle is and where to buy it? Which? members can find the answer by checking out our kettle reviews.
Why this cheap kettle is a Best Buy
This budget kettle does everything you would want it to. It boils quickly – four cups of water takes just over two and a half minutes – and it doesn’t make much noise while boiling.
The filter does a good job of keeping limescale out of your cup, which is particularly important if the area you live in has hard water.
It has large, clear water windows on both sides of the kettle, making it easy to see how full it is from almost any angle. And you only need to fill it with enough for a large mug to use it, so you don’t have to waste time and electricity by boiling large amounts of water that you don’t need.
Great kettles don’t need to cost much
Which? kettle expert Matt Clear said: ‘It’s great to see that a really good kettle can be produced for such a low price.
‘The challenge now is for other kettle manufacturers to improve their cheap kettles to try and match this one.’
For this latest round of kettle testing, we reviewed 10 kettles from Asda, Bella, Breville, Delonghi, Dualit, Kenwood and Russell Hobbs, and unearthed four best buys.
If you’ve bought any of the 200+ kettles we’ve reviewed over the years, why not go to the review for that kettle, click on ‘Customer views’ and tell us what you thought of it? Although our independent reviews give expert assessments of the latest kettle, even the best test lab can’t hope to discover as much about a kettle in several weeks of testing as you can over years of using it every day.