Kettles aren’t the most exciting household appliances but a necessity for any well-equipped kitchen nonetheless. Modern kettles are a lot more advanced than they used to be, with many now featuring variable temperature settings and hot water on demand. But don’t forget that a good old-fashioned kettle is more than up to the job too – in fact there’s plenty of evidence to show that electric kettles can actually be bad for your health because of the presence of lead.
Let’s take a look at the best brands of kettle out there today:
10. Russell Hobbs compact brushed steel kettle
A stylish and attractive stainless steel kettle that features a concealed element. This keeps the surface exteriors of the kettle cool to touch even when it’s boiling water, which is handy for those with little ones around. The lid also doubles up as a cup so you can make tea on demand without having to find another cup or mug in your kitchen cupboards! It does an impressive job at keeping water warm too – ideal if you’ve had no time to drink it.
9.Morphy Richards stainless steel jug kettle
A slimline and stylish stainless steel kettle from Morphy Richards that keeps water warm for a good 15 minutes, perfect if you don’t like to drink your tea all in one go. It’s also capable of boiling water twice as fast thanks to its rapid boil technology. You can choose from four different colours too – white, red, black and grey – so it will look great with any kitchen theme or colour scheme!
8. Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle with variable temperature controls
This is a cordless electric kettle that features some excellent safety features and can also be used for making coffee thanks to its built-in stainless steel filter. It’s also got an incredible LED display which makes it easy to see how much water you have left, even when the light conditions aren’t ideal. The best feature of this Cuisinart kettle is its ability to boil water at different temperatures – from 80 degrees up to 100 degrees, so there’s no need for guesswork when you’re making tea.
7. OXO Brew Adjustable Temperature Pour-Over Kettle
This kettle has a cool design that is made entirely from stainless steel. It features an adjustable temperature dial which allows you to manually set the water’s boiling point at any temperature between 140 degrees and 212 degrees. A great option for those who need to cook particular foods such as baby food or anything else that needs boiled water but not necessarily piping hot! This kettle also comes with an optional lid, perfect for keeping your tea warm until it’s ready to drink – making it one of the best electric kettles on the market today.
6. Hamilton Beach 40880 Stainless Steel 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle
This is a stainless steel kettle with a 1.7 litre capacity which can also be used to brew tea and coffee thanks to its built-in filter for loose leaf herbal teas or ground coffee. It’s has an auto switch off function that will turn the kettle off once it’s boiled, making it both safe and easy to use.
5. Aroma Hot H20 X3 Water Kettle
This is another high quality water boiler from the makers of Aroma Hot H20. This kettle is capable of boiling water extremely quickly, even when it’s filled to the brim with 1.7 litres of water – perfect if you’ve got a lot of guests round for tea and coffee. It’s also capable of keeping water warm for up to an hour, ideal if you like to drink a lot of tea or coffee throughout the day.
4. Smarter iKettle 2.0
This smart kettle comes with a huge number of features that make it one of the most advanced electric kettles available today. It’s featured in several TV and radio adverts, which shows just how popular this model is – not bad for an appliance that can be used solely to boil water! The iKettle 2.0 has a built in Wi-Fi connection so you can connect it up to your home network at home or remotely via your smartphone or tablet using the Smarter app. You can then control and monitor the kettle’s temperature remotely so you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to turn off your kettle again!
3. Cookworks Illuminating Kettle
A great looking kettle that’s available in four different colours to match your kitchen. This kettle is capable of boiling water extremely quickly and has a built-in light which allows you to see the water level even when the light conditions aren’t ideal. The lid also doubles up as a cup so you can make tea on demand without having to find another cup or mug in your kitchen cupboards! It does an impressive job at keeping water warm too – ideal if you’ve had no time to drink it.
2. Smeg KLF04X Electric Kettle With Thermometer
This kettle features a built-in temperature gauge that is capable of measuring exactly how hot the water inside is. This might not sound like much but it’s great if you’re making something that needs boiled water – such as baby food or soup – to make sure your food doesn’t burn! It will also boil water quickly, and comes with an auto switch off function so you can help save energy too. The body of this Smeg kettle is made entirely from stainless steel, so it’s tough and will look great in your kitchen.
1. Breville Impressions VKJ755 jug kettle
This is definitely the top kettle in our opinion. It features a built-in filter that allows you to make loose leaf tea and coffee without having to use any filters or paper, which makes it ideal for anyone who likes their drinks hot but also pure. This Breville jug kettle has variable temperature controls so you can set your water boiling point at whatever temperature works best for you – whether it’s 80 degrees or 100 degrees! It also comes with a removable mesh filter that you can use to keep your tea leaves safe and sound.
So there we have it – the best kettles, according to our research! Of course, this list could be completely different in a few months time so keep an eye on the market to see if there are any new models or brands that you like.