Precision boiling, remote control, energy conservation – there’s a lot to consider when you buy a modern kettle. So which model should you invest in? Read our review of top buys to find out...
Best... for precision
Best bits: Fully-automated tea machine with finite temperature control
Comments: Tea aficionados never use 100C boiling water, as amino acids are dissolved at high temperatures, which makes tea more astringent. You can adjust this kettle to exact temperatures to suit specific leaf needs as you infuse. It’s very quiet too. Find stockists on the Sage website.
Best... water quality
Best bits: An affordable model that helps create a cleaner-tasting cuppa
Comments: This is a good price for a filter kettle. It reduces limescale in the jug as well as any lead or other water impurities, which is particularly good if you live in a hard water area. The built-in indicator shows when the filter should be replaced. Buy from Argos.
Best... portable kettle
Best bits: An economical choice and ideal for one person
Comments: If you live or work on your own, then a travel kettle is the obvious way to save water and energy. This one is 0.5-litres and 17cm tall. It comes with two travel cups in case you do decide to take it on the move too. Buy from Currys.
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