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List of brands we tested in this review.
PriceExpand to view more details.
This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. You can often get a better price by shopping around.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 8 and 349
Boil performance score
Based on the time taken to boil one litre of water.
enter value/s in increments of i between 51 and 85
Ease of use score
We score the following equally weighted factors: controls, filling, pouring, removing/replacing on the base, water level indicator, balance and handle comfort.
enter value/s in increments of i between 57 and 88
Noise is measured 50cm away from the kettle as it reaches boiling point. For comparison, a typical conversation is carried out at about 60dB, while city traffic is measured at around 80dB.
enter value/s in increments of i between 47.3 and 65.7
How much water the kettle can hold.
enter value/s in increments of i between 0.8 and 1.8
Shop Ethical rating
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.
Minimum water level (L)
The minimum level of water required for operation.
enter value/s in increments of i between 0.18 and 1
Weight of kettle when empty.
enter value/s in increments of i between 0.49 and 1.62
How wide the kettle's base is.
enter value/s in increments of i between 12.1 and 26
Manufacturer's stated wattage.
enter value/s in increments of i between 1400 and 2400
The main material of the kettle. Some stainless steel models are coated and may come in different colours or finishes.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Ease of use score
- Noise score
- Boil performance score
- Energy efficiency score
- Brand reliability score
- Brand satisfaction score
- Noise (dB)
- Boiling time
- Good points
- Bad points
- Shop Ethical rating
- Lid type
- Water level indicator
- Operation light
- Weight (kg)
- Cord length (cm)
- Fill in diameter (cm)
- Footprint (cm)
- Capacity (L)
- Minimum water level (L)
- Wattage (W)
- Cord storage
- 360° power base
- Audio boil reminder
- Auto stop when finish boiling
- Switches off when lifted
- Other features/uses
- Warranty (years)
- Country of origin