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Best kettles in Australia for 2020

We’ve read hundreds of reviews from real customers to choose the best kettles you can find in Australia.

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The best kettles in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the products on this list based on extensive research, real customer reviews and personal experience. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the kettles with the highest review score within those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best overall kettle: Breville the Soft Top Dual Kettle BKE425BSS

Breville the Soft Top Dual Kettle BKE425BSS

  • Easy to use
  • Large capacity
  • Lacks advanced features
  • Some customers complain that there is no light that shows when the kettle is switched on

Price (RRP): $89.95

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Why we chose it

The Soft Top Dual Kettle from Breville is our pick as the best overall kettle for a few reasons. It's competitively priced, simple to use and includes a host of practical features. It's also scored plenty of positive reviews from customers at retailers like The Good Guys and Harvey Norman.

This cordless kettle features a large 1.7L capacity, 2,400W of power and a one-touch push-button lid. The brushed stainless-steel design is easy on the eye, and there are dual BPA-free windows so you can easily check the water level.


Best cheap kettle: Kambrook Pour With Ease 1.7L Kettle

Kambrook Pour With Ease 1.7L Kettle

  • Easy to use
  • 1.7L capacity
  • No advanced features
  • Not the most aesthetically pleasing

Price (RRP): $39.95

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Why we chose it

If you're searching for a kettle that's as affordable as it is practical, it's hard to go past the Kambrook Pour With Ease. With ratings of 4.5 out of 5 or higher from customers at Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and Domayne, it's a product that has been a solid performer for plenty of consumers.

Featuring a 1.7L capacity, the Pour With Ease features a swivel base and a lid that pops up with one touch. There are also two windows so you can check the water levels, while the kettle is made from BPA-free materials.


Best electric kettle: Cuisinart 46325 1.7L PerfecTemp Cordless Kettle

Cuisinart 46325 1.7L PerfecTemp Cordless Kettle

  • Different temperature settings to create the perfect cup of tea or coffee
  • 30-minute keep-warm mode
  • A little pricey
  • Some customers report it is a little heavy

Price (RRP): $210

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Why we chose it

The Cuisinart has plenty of positive reviews and ratings from customers at Kitchen Warehouse, Appliances Online and eBay. It's also one of the highest-rated electric kettles on productreview.com.au, so it's our pick if you're looking for an electric kettle with advanced features.

Boasting a 1.7L capacity, the PerfecTemp features six preset temperature settings designed for different types of tea. There's also a 95°C setting to help you create the perfect French press coffee, plus a 30-minute keep-warm option to ensure the water stays hot.


Best stovetop kettle: Le Creuset Zen Kettle 1.5L

Le Creuset Zen Kettle 1.5L

  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • There are cheaper options available
  • Hard to see if you have filled kettle to maximum water level

Price (RRP): $168.95

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Why we chose it

Boasting positive reviews from customers at a range of kitchenware retailers, the Le Creuset Zen Kettle is well worth a look if you're searching for a stovetop kettle.

Featuring a design that mimics classic Japanese teapots, this stylish number is made from carbon steel with an enamel finish. It features a heat- and slip-resistant handle, is suitable for all cooktops including induction, and whistles when the water boils.

The Zen kettle also has a 1.5L capacity, comes in a range of colours and is backed by a 5-year warranty.


Best retro-style kettle: Smeg KLF03

Smeg KLF03

  • Looks great
  • Easy to use
  • Not cheap
  • Some customers complain about lid getting stuck

Price (RRP): $229

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Why we chose it

This 50s-style kettle from Smeg comes in a host of eye-catching colours and features a funky retro design. It also boasts positive reviews from customers with Harvey Norman and Appliances online, plus an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 40 customer ratings on productreview.com.au. As a result, it takes the win as the best retro-style kettle.

Featuring a 1.7L capacity and a 2,400W heating element, the KLF03 is not just stylish but practical too. There's a water level indicator so you can easily tell when it needs refilling, and a stainless-steel limescale filter to help make cleaning easier.


Best glass kettle: Breville BKE395 1L Compact Pure Kettle

Breville BKE395 1L Compact Pure Kettle

  • Looks great
  • Easy to use
  • Small capacity may annoy some
  • Some customers complain about condensation building up on the lid

Price (RRP): $99.95

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Why we chose it

The Breville Compact Pure Kettle receives an average rating of 4.5 or higher out of 5 with customers at Harvey Norman, Appliances Online and Bing Lee. As a result, it's our pick as the best glass kettle.

With a 1L capacity, this compact kettle is made from thermal shock-resistant Schott glass. It features a quick heating time, a slow-release lid to prevent spills and slowly let steam escape, and won't take up too much space in your kitchen.


Methodology

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Brands considered
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Best kettles chosen
  • We based our findings on real customer reviews (as of August 2020) and key product features.
  • We compared kettles from 12 leading brands.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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