Which kettles are best for a half time cuppa?Which? reveals the fastest-boiling kettles

25 September 2015


Which? Best Buy kettles are speedy boilers

Don’t miss any of the action during the Rugby World Cup, make sure you buy a Best Buy kettle that will boil a speedy cuppa during the half time adverts. 

The best kettles will slash the time you spend waiting for the kettle to boil. 

But our tests prove you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a quick cuppa - we've uncovered a £20 kettle that boils as quickly as some models costing around £100 more.

To help you choose a kettle that will leave you with minutes to spare at half time and with money in your wallet, check out our Best Buy kettles

Quick-to-boil kettles 

Some kettles impress in our speed tests and are able to boil a litre of water - enough for four cups of tea - in less than two and a half minutes. The slowest takes a tedious four and a half minutes. 

In recent tests one Prestige kettle was particularly quick, boiling a litre of water in just two minutes and 14 seconds, while speedy boilers from Bosch and Asda took two minutes and 25 seconds to start steaming.

But not all of these quick kettles have earned the Best Buy crown, so it's worth reading our in-depth reviews to make sure you get the best. 

Best Buy kettles 

It's no good having a fast kettle if every time you want a single cup you have to boil enough water for several. Not only does this take much longer, but it also uses a lot more energy. 

So we also test minimum fill levels to make sure you won’t waste time and money brewing more water than you need.

Several of our Best Buy kettles have also been awarded out Energy Saver badge, so that you can be confident you are getting a kettle that is both speedy and economical.

Find out more about our tough tests - read our guide to how we test kettles. 

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