Features to consider
Most kettles with a wattage of 3kW are classified as being “Rapid Boil” although each kettle’s speed and performance can vary between brands and models. For this reason we always recommend taking the time to read the reviews of other customers before you make your final purchase, ensuring you receive a yellow kettle that is fast and efficient (if that is what you desire).
The yellow kettles within our range hold between 1.5 and 3 litres of water. A smaller 1.5 litre kettle is still perfect for making 6 large cups/mugs of tea as the average cup requires about 250ml of water. Before you click through to a kettle’s full product description you can view the capacity of each kettle on it’s listings page.
Boil Dry Protection
An essential feature in any modern electric kettle. If your kettle is empty of water then it will automatically shut-off.
While most modern electric kettles have limescale filters these days (be wary of some budget kettles without) you should look out for the ones with a removable filter for easy cleaning. Your kettle’s filter is an essential piece that will need occasional washing to keep your water free from limescale and tasting delicious.
An electric kettle with a concealed element is a smart choice. If you peer inside a kettle with a concealed element you’ll notice that all that is present is a flat stainless steel bottom that secretly houses the element.
Kettles with open elements contain what resembles unsightly coiled tubes and therefore lots of unreachable surface area that makes cleaning incredibly difficult, if not impossible. An open element allows for the gradual build-up of limescale (often the reason most kettles eventually fail). With a concealed element the build-up of limescale is easy to prevent due to how easy it is to clean out the inside of your kettle.
360 Degree Base
A standard feature on most cordless electric kettles, a 360 degree base allows the user to replace the kettle on its base from any direction. This makes it perfect for left and right handed users as it means no awkward twisting of the wrist when replacing your kettle. It’s also an essential feature especially for those with arthritic wrists.