Best kettle and toaster sets for 2019
By Alice Williams
A matching kettle and toaster set will smarten up your kitchen, but appliances need to do more than just look good on your worktop.
We’ve reviewed hundreds of kettles and toasters to find the rare sets that can deliver, so you can choose the style you like best, confident that your products won’t let you down come breakfast time.
In this article:
- Best DeLonghi kettles and toasters
- Best cream kettles and toasters
- Best textured kettles and toasters
- Best copper / rose gold kettles and toasters
- Best cheap kettles and toasters
- How to get the best deal on a kettle and toaster set
Italian small appliance brand DeLonghi is a popular choice for high-end kettles and toasters. And it’s not hard to see why, with quality materials and glossy finishes that look smart and sophisticated on your counters. But do they do the job well too?
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Cream is a popular colour for kettle and toaster sets, with most brands offering a cream pair in their product line-ups. The neutral tone suits both traditional and modern kitchens, looking just as at home next to an Aga as on a minimalist granite worktop.
We’ve picked out a stylish cream set below where both the kettle and toaster impressed in our tests.
Looking for something a little different? A textured kettle and toaster adds a quirky sense of style to your kitchen, with unique shapes and patterns that are bound to stand out, even on the busiest worktops.
The copper and rose gold trend is still going strong, but you don't have to spend a fortune to get the look.
Recommendations last updated: May 2019
It pays to shop around online for kettles and toasters. Retailers such as Argos and Currys often offer bundle deals that make the pair much cheaper than buying separately. It’s also worth checking Amazon for its ‘frequently bought together’ discounts.
Although a bundled deal is often your best bet, it makes sense to check the individual prices of each product before you buy, just in case a discounted item makes the pair cheaper.
Scour the seasonal sales
The January sales, or September sales - when shops try to tempt students heading to university to stock up on budget kitchen gadgets - are good times to look for bargain kettle and toaster sets. Older colour options or styles that are being phased out may be cheaper than normal.
Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco can be a good place to shop for low-cost, own-brand kettle and toaster packs from as little as £12. Paying less doesn't automatically mean you're stuck with an ugly white plastic creation though. We've found some affordable, stylish options, including copper kettles and toasters. The quality of supermarket own-brand appliances varies a lot though, so check our reviews before you buy to avoid a dud.
Another way to keep costs down is to buy from a reliable brand. We’ve found that some kettle and toaster brands are prone to faults, so you’ll likely need to replace them every few years. For the products that go the distance, see our guides to the top kettle brands and top toaster brands.
Our kettle and toaster tests
We've tested many hundreds of kettles and toasters over the years so we know a thing or two about how to sort the best from the rest. Our tests are independent and objective - we test each appliance to the same standard so it's easy to compare across different models.
We can tell you how fast each kettle boils, how noisy it is and how efficient it is, plus any annoying ease of use issues to consider. For toasters, we rate how well they brown each side of the slice, and how consistently they toast, as well as how quick they are and how well they fit different-sized slices.
Find out more about our testing here:
And finally, why not complete the set with a Best Buy coffee machine?