Jugs and kettles

We put electric jugs through their paces.

Clear kettle half full of water.

Given the simplicity of an electric jug, you might expect them to all be the same – but they’re not. We’ve tested dozens of models for their ease of use, noise, boiling performance and energy efficiency.

We've tested 51 jugs and kettles.

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Overall score breakdown

Overall score is made up of:

  • Ease of use (40%)
  • Noise (40%)
  • Boiling performance (10%)
  • Energy efficiency (10%)

Noise was assessed midway through boiling-up and from 1m away. A higher score means less noise.

Electric vintage retro kettle on a colored blue background.

Jugs and kettles guide

Before you buy, check out our buying guide.

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