The Best Kettles 2019

Are you looking to buy a kettle in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable kettles, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Kettles 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of kettles with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the kettles with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Kettles 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Cookworks Textured Kettle2624.8££Argos
Breville Flow Kettle854.8££Argos
Cookworks Illumination Kettle22784.7£Argos
Russell Hobbs Inspire Kettle3534.7££John Lewis
Breville Impressions Kettle37904.6££Amazon

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis on February 14th 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated kettles. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Cookworks Textured Kettle

  • 1.5 Litre Kettle
  • 3 kW Rapid Boil
  • 360 Degree Base
  • Washable Filter
  • “Quick boil, easy to keep clean and looks good, exactly what l look for in a kettle purchase.”
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Breville Flow Kettle

  • 1.7 Litre Kettle
  • 3kW Concealed Element For Fast Boiling
  • Extra Wide Spout
  • High Gloss Finish
  • “Fast and quiet boiling. Pours really well too.”
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Cookworks Illumination Kettle

  • 1.7 Litre Kettle
  • Blue Illumination on Boiling
  • Rapid Boil
  • 360 Degree Base
  • “Boils quickly and looks good with blue light built into kettle.”
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Russell Hobbs Inspire Kettle

  • 1.7 Litre Kettle
  • Boils 1 Cup in 45 Seconds
  • Chrome Accents
  • Available in Black, Red and White
  • “A really nice looking Kettle. Boils quickly and is quite silent compared to the old Kettle. Great price too.”
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Breville Impressions Kettle

  • 1.7 Litre Kettle
  • 3kW for Rapid Boil
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Available in Purple, Black, Red, Cream and Black
  • “Excellent product. Looks great, good quality and boils quickly.”
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Our Notes on this Market


This is the fifth update of our best kettles report, and we see quite a shake up compared to the 2016 Top 5.

As you might expect, this is a competitive product sector. We found 170 kettles at Argos, 65 at John Lewis, 380 at Tesco and over 500 at Amazon. Some of these will be different colour variants, but even so – a busy market.

From researching this sector, we calculated the best kettles according to the ratings left by owners.

It was relatively easy to navigate this amount of kettles, with models being quite distinctive in style and with descriptive model names.

While innovation hasn’t been obvious in recent years, we have seen a big push towards style and colour. In 2017 we see more new colour kettles on sale, some of these make it to our Top 5.

As always, we saw products that were very highly rated at one store, only to have a more conservative rating at others – The Dualit 72400, The Russell Hobbs Legacy and the Morphy Richards Accents all ended up with mixed reviews.


In this January 2016 update of our best kettles report, we see the return of two classic Bosch kettles which previously featured in an earlier report; The Bosch Village kettles, TWK3 and TWK7.

The Bosch kettles pushed the Andrew James Kettle and the Igenix Kettle out of the top 5 due to a larger number of reviews. The Andrew James and Igenix are still excellent, very popular kettles.

As we mentioned in last years report, this is a very busy and competitive product sector.

  • Argos sell over 100 different kettles
  • John Lewis  60+
  • Tesco 140+
  • Amazon 200+

In this 2016 update, we also saw a few new models that we expect to do well this year, due to their early customer reviews – The Morphy Richards Prism kettle being one of these.


Originally published on the 13th March 2015, this page saw its first update on the 30th of June. The last 2015 ratings round up was made on the 7th of October 2015.

In the October 2015 update of our best kettles page, we saw the Bosch Village Kettle, the Bosch Styline Kettle and the Waring Traditional Kettle replaced with the Igenix Kettle, the Russell Hobbs Legacy Kettle and the very popular Cookworks Kettle.

These were the 2015’s latest highest scoring kettles according to owners, across the Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco websites after we applied our inclusion criteria.

All the links in this notes section will take you to Amazon UK.


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