Best Kettle 2016

Top 7 Kettles You Can Buy

Best Rated
Bosch TWK8633 Styline Collection Cordless Jug Kettle
Best Seller
Philips HD4644/00 Energy Efficient Kettle
Russell Hobbs 18554 Brita Filter Kettle
Morphy Richards 43615 Jug Kettle
Russell Hobbs 18946 Colours Kettle
Best Deal
Bosch TWK7603GB Village Collection Kettle
Russell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge Kettle
ModellBosch TWK8633 Styline Collection Cordless Jug KettlePhilips HD4644/00 Energy Efficient KettleRussell Hobbs 18554 Brita Filter KettleMorphy Richards 43615 Jug KettleRussell Hobbs 18946 Colours KettleBosch TWK7603GB Village Collection KettleRussell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge Kettle
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Wattage3000 W3000 W3000 W3000 W3000 W3000 W3000 W
Capacity1.5 L1.7 L1 L1.7 L1.7 L1.7 L1.7 L
MaterialPlastic / Stainless SteelPlasticPlastic / Stainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelPlasticStainless Steel
360° Base
Limescale Filter
Boil-Dry Protection
Dimensions17 x 23.5 x 26.3 cm24.4 x 16 x 22.2 cm24.2 x 26 x 16.5 cm21 x 16 x 24 cm22.2 x 16 x 24.5 cm15 x 22.5 x 23.5 cm23 x 24 x 16 cm
Weight1.7 kg0.32 kg1.3 kg1 kg1 kg0.93 kg1 kg
(Special) Features
  • Adjustable Temperature
  • Keep Warm Function
  • Eco friendly
  • One Cup Water Level Indicator
  • Includes Brita Filter, Cartridge and Memo Counter
  • Concealed Heating Element
  • Easy View Water Gauge
  • Fail Safe Cut Out
  • Rapid Boil Technology
  • Centre Water Gauge
  • Simple usage & handling
  • Rapid boil; 1 cup to boil in 45 sec
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Best Rated
Best Seller
Philips HD4644/00 Energy Efficient Kettle
Philips HD4644/00 Energy Efficient Kettle
  • Eco friendly
  • One Cup Water Level Indicator
28,00 €
Russell Hobbs 18554 Brita Filter Kettle
Russell Hobbs 18554 Brita Filter Kettle
  • Includes Brita Filter, Cartridge and Memo Counter
  • Concealed Heating Element
25,96 €
Morphy Richards 43615 Jug Kettle
Morphy Richards 43615 Jug Kettle
  • Easy View Water Gauge
  • Fail Safe Cut Out
24,99 €
Russell Hobbs 18946 Colours Kettle
Russell Hobbs 18946 Colours Kettle
  • Rapid Boil Technology
  • Centre Water Gauge
20,00 €

Things You Should Know For Our Kettle Reviews

Helping you boil with quality and style in our best kettle review 2016.

What makes a good quality kettle? A question you don’t really ask yourself until you’re standing in your nearest retailer wondering how to actually choose not only the best but also the cheapest kettle.

A kettle needs to get the job done and be reasonably cheap is what you’ll be thinking and we totally agree!

So to make sure that’s exactly what you’ll find consider our best kettle review and continue reading to hear about just a few things you should look out for in order to find the most suitable and best kettle for you.

What makes the best kettle?

  • simplicity in usage
  • a good and safe handling
  • a quick and thorough boil
  • a low noise level

Design and Handling

Leaving your personal taste aside, kettles come in different styles and forms. But in general any kettle will have a canister with a grip either on the side or the top. The best kettles should hold at least 1.5 litre canister and more as you’ll want to use as much hot water as possible for the next tea party.
Especially for older people it’ll be vital that the handle allows a tight and comfortable grip and that the kettle isn’t too heavy.
Here a modern, side grip, plastic kettle is a reliable option for example the “Bosch Village Collection Kettle”.

Any kettle should also be keeping the steam and especially the water away from your hands as this is a serious hazard.

Stove-Top Kettles

Stove-top kettles are the traditional alternative to current electric kettles. Not to say that they’re not good, they do come with less features though and will be slightly less safer than electric kettles.

This kettle review focuses on the more available electric kettles, so if you’re seriously considering to buy a stove-top quickly check the pro’s and con’s below.

Pros of Stove-Top Kettles Cons of Stove-Top Kettles
  • independent from electricity
  • demands stove for usage
  • very affordable
  • less features
  • easier cleaning process
  • longer boiling time (up to 10min)

The Smarter iKettle (2.0)

Yes, in a world where we’ll soon be controlling every electrical home appliance via smartphone the next step for kettles has been taken by the company Smarter.

Introducing the iKettle and now its successor the 2.0. A kettle fully controllable via a smartphone app.

Check this quick review to get a taste of boiling water in the future!


Safety

Not to be underestimated when handling boiling water as mentioned before. The best kettle for you should definitively have some of the following safety measures.

  • cool touch feature
  • cordless kettles
  • boil-dry protection
  • automatic shut off
  • thermal fuse

These functions will provide you with general safety so that you’ll only have to worry about the main thing: making yourself a nice cup of tea with the best kettle.

When choosing between a stainless steel and a plastic kettle remember that the steel kettle will become very hot when boiling (if it has no cool touch function). It’s also heavier and therefore might be harder to handle for elderly people or arthritis sufferers.

Variable Temperature

Some of the best kettles offer a temperature control function. Not every hot drink you make will require the same water temperature.

Hot Drinks Ideal Temperature °C
Green Tea 70-80°C
Coffee 90-95°C

Boiling Speed

The faster your kettle boils water the quicker you’ll get your hands on a aromatic cup of tea or coffee. How long it takes to boil is mostly dependent on what’s under the hood of your kettle meaning its power.

The Quickie
The quickest boil for 1 cup of water is 45 seconds!

The fastest boils will be just under 2 and a half minutes for 4 cups of water and in order to achieve this your kettle will need about 2800- 3000 kW.

No matter if cheap or expensive, the best kettle should have around 3000 kW.

Features

Here are some essential and extra features needed for a kettle to become the best kettle.

Essential Kettle Feature Description
Limescale Filter This is the mesh filter that is typically found in the spout, and is particularly essential if you live in an area with hard water.
It should be easy to remove for cleaning, and the mesh should be fine enough and fit well to stop any limescale getting into your cup.
Boil-Dry Protection This automatically turns the kettle off if it doesn’t contain enough water.
Power Ratings The power of a kettle ranges from about 2.2kW to 3kW – higher-wattage kettles are more powerful and so boil faster. Most kettles now have a wattage of 3kW.
Water Level Indicator All kettles have a recommended minimum amount of water for boiling, but not every model uses the same.
If both right- and left-handed people are going to be using the kettle, look for water level windows on both sides of the kettle.
Extra Kettle Feature Description
Illuminated Kettle Most kettles have some sort of illumination to show when they’re switched on. Glowing water gauges or bases are also common, and are helpful when using the kettle in low light.
Multiple Temperature Settings As mentioned before some kettles let you alter the temperature the water is heated to. This is a feature particularly worth looking out for if you’re going to be using the kettle to make coffee or green tea.
Cool Touch Body Some kettles have an insulated body so that the outside remains cool enough to touch, even when the water inside is boiling.
Soft Touch Handle A soft rubberised area on the handle can make it more comfortable to grip and lift.
Concealed Element There are plenty of kettles which have concealed elements, making them easier to clean, but there are still some kettles available that have exposed elements.

Noise

Forget the good old fashioned whistle, an electric kettle automatically switches off when the water has been boiled and won’t need all your attention, though if you don’t happen to choose the best kettle it might get it anyway.

Many of us have been in the situation were a Sunday afternoon kitchen chat over a cup of tea was interrupted by the kettle’s noise when boiling.
It has been proven that some kettles are as loud as electric drills! This being no longer just an inconvenience but simply not bearable.

Some of the best kettles have quiet boil technology to reduce bubble size and therefore the noise by 75%.

Buying the Best Kettle

We recommend you buy your kettle online as you’ll have a comfortable and wider selection , also the best kettles will be slightly cheaper. Further you’ll see special offers like 2 for 1 or an entire kettle set with cups, saucers etc. .

For guaranteed quality and extra features have a look at kettles from these brands/ manufacturers, it’s quite likely one of them will have the best kettle for you.

  • Bosch
  • Breville
  • De’Longhi
  • Dualit
  • Morphy Richards
  • Russell Hobbs
  • Philips