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22 October 2021

Best kettle and toaster sets for 2021

Our pick of the best kettle and toaster sets to suit every budget.
Rebecca Jakeman
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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.

Just want to know the very best options for your budget? See our round-up of the top five best kettles and top five best toasters.

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Last updated: September 2021

Best Russell Hobbs kettle and toaster set

Small appliance brand Russell Hobbs has been a popular choice for kettles and toasters for many years now. There are lots of matching sets from, and they're not usually too pricey, but will they get breakfast on the table in a flash?

  • 81%
    £50.00

    This kettle is one of the highest-scoring models we've tested, impressing in near enough every area of our tests. It boils quickly and quietly, doesn't waste energy and will keep your morning cuppa flake-free - even if you live in a hard water area.

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  • 71%
    £49.99

    This stylish toaster will have breakfast ready in a flash, and produces beautifully even slices with no rogue burnt or underdone patches. You'll struggle to fit taller slices in without squashing them down, but otherwise we highly recommend it.

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See all our Russell Hobbs kettle reviews and Russell Hobbs toaster reviews to find out how other models compare.

Best textured / patterned kettle and toaster set

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.

  • 78%
    £28.00

    Stylish textured kettles don’t have to be expensive, as this model proves. It’s energy efficient, quick to boil and won’t disturb the peace in the kitchen. It’s user-friendly, and the filter is effective.

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  • 77%
    £26.00

    You’ll love the toast from this two-slot toaster. It pops up beautifully browned slices in next to no time, and the well-designed crumb tray is easy to remove and replace for cleaning.

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To see which brands have dipped their toes in the textured trend, see all our kettle reviews and toaster reviews.

Best traditional kettle and toaster set

You can't go far wrong with a sleek, classic kettle and toaster, but you don't have to spend a fortune to get the look.

  • 76%
    £90.00

    If you're always gasping for a tea, this model will deliver the goods in a speedy 2 minutes 37 seconds. With its low minimum fill, tea for one is even quicker - you'll be waiting just 56 seconds.

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    £89.99

    This classic-looking toaster makes some pretty good toast in just two and a half minutes. You can squeeze in thick and chunky slices no problem, and it's very easy to use too.

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Best cheap kettle and toaster set

It can be tricky to find an inexpensive set, let alone one that can make the perfect tea and toast, but we've uncovered some brilliant cheaper pairs that put pricier rivals to shame. Here's our top pick:

  • 71%
    £9.00

    A few niggles mean it’s not quite a Best Buy, but this kettle gets the basics right. It’s quick to boil, lets you boil just one cup of water, and the effective filter will keep your drinks limescale free.

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  • 65%
    £9.00

    This cheap toaster is easy to use and clean, makes very nice toast, and is one of the few we’ve tested that can fit taller slices. It’s definitely worth a look.

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Buying them separately? See all our Best Buy kettles and Best Buy toasters and sort by price to find the best cheap models around.

How to get the best deal on a kettle and toaster set

Matching kettle and toaster set

Shop around

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.

Supermarkets

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?