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The best kettles for a quick half-time brew

Don't miss a minute of the Euro 2016 action

Wayne Rooney playing for England

Get a speedy kettle so you don’t miss any of England’s bid for Euro 2016 glory

Euro 2016 kicks off today with France v Romania. If you don’t want to miss a minute of the action, make sure you’ve picked up one of our Best Buy kettles so you can get a speedy round of tea in during the ad breaks.

Which? tests have shown that there’s a big difference in how quickly kettles can boil water, with the slowest model we’ve seen taking twice as long as the fastest.

The speediest we’ve found – the Gareth Bale of kettles – takes just two minutes and 14 seconds to boil enough water for four cups of tea. The slowest, however, needs a tedious four and a half minutes to boil the same amount – so you won’t have time to get your tea sorted before the adverts are finished.  

Find out which are the speedy kettles to look out for – and the slow ones to avoid – by checking out our kettle reviews.

Kettles you can rely on (unlike England)

There are high hopes for a young and exciting England team, but Three Lions fans know that you can’t rely on them to deliver at major tournaments. Similarly with kettles, some brands just aren’t as dependable as you might hope. In fact, our research shows that almost two thirds of kettles will develop a fault within four years of you buying it.

Our guide to the most and least reliable kettles reveals which brands you can trust to last a long time – a bit like the Germany team – and which ones are as unpredictable as England.

The best travel kettles for fans on tour

It can be tricky to get a decent cup of tea on the continent. Whether you’re heading to France to watch Euro 2016 live, or going further afield to escape football fever, a travel kettle is a handy item to have in your suitcase.

You don’t need to spend much to get a great travel kettle – we’ve found a Best Buy for under £15. It’s quiet, so you won’t disturb your travel companion if you want an early morning brew, and comes with two handy travel cups.

Take a look at our travel kettles guide to find out which ones we recommend.

How we uncover the best kettles

We test kettles more thoroughly than anyone else. So if you invest in a Which? Best Buy kettle you can be sure it’s not only speedy, but energy efficient and easy to use too. 

The great news is that a good kettle doesn’t need to cost the earth. More than 10 of our best kettles cost £25 or less. Head to our round up of Best Buy kettles to find the best cheap kettles.

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