According to research, 95% of kettle owners boil water every day, with some using the kettle up to 5 times a day or more. EST water strategy manager, Andrew Tucker, claims that the use of water contributed to £228 of the average energy cost. This same research shows that kitchen appliances like kettles and water taps utilize 22% of a household’s water.
Are you ready to go eco with your electric kettle and save water and energy? We have made your shopping time easier by selecting 10 of the best energy efficient kettles in the UK.
Upgrading to a modern and eco kettle is not easy, though. There are numerous smart and programmable kettles with fancy designs and different functions. Regardless of the functions, you are looking for, below are some of the main Eco features to get from an eco-friendly kettle.
Features of an Eco-Friendly Electric Kettle
One-Cup Indicator Function
Go for an environmentally-friendly kettle that allows you to boil the amount of water you need, even if it is one cup. Boiling the exact amount you need for your cup of tea will help you reduce energy costs, water usage, and the quality of your drink.
There is a water level gauge marking that makes it possible to see the exact level of water you require.
Quick Boiling Function
An energy-saving kettle will not only make it possible for you to boil small amounts of water but also do it so quickly. Some of the Eco kettles in the market will boil one cup of water in less than a minute.
Temperature Control Feature
One of the ways to conserve and save energy is to control how hot you want your water. With temperature control features, it is easy to choose a preferred temperature rather than having the water completely boil.
When you need to boil more water than you need or are not planning using the water immediately, this function will be a saver.
A keep-warm function ensures the water retains its temperature long after it has boiled. Depending on the kettle, the water can be warm for 20 minutes to 2 hours.
Cleaning an electric kettle is not easy with the traditional electric kettles. The modern and cordless kettles, however, make it easier for you to clean your kettle courtesy of their hidden heating element feature.
Built-In Filter Systems
Limescale is easy to build-up in electric kettles, especially if one lives in an area with hard water. Such build-ups lead to higher consumption of energy and affect the taste of your drink. The answer to this is getting a kettle with built-in filters that will keep your water clean and your kettle as efficient as possible.
Some of the safety functions to look for in an eco kettle include an auto shut-off feature and a slow-release lid.
The auto-shutoff lid ensures the kettle shuts-off as soon as the water reaches the boiling point. A kettle without this function will take longer to cut out long after the water has boiled, leading to energy wastage.
The slow-release lid, on the other hand, prevents water from splashing. Boil-dry protection is another safety feature to look for in an electric kettle. It ensures will automatically switch-off the heating element when there is no water in the kettle. Also, watch out for the acoustic alert feature that lets you know when the water has boiled.
Top 10 Energy Efficient Eco Kettles
Duronic EK42 Energy Efficient Electric Kettle
Duronic’s EK42 is one of the best eco-friendly technology kettles in the market. Why? For starters, it has an eco rapid boil feature with 2.5 – 3 KW that saves energy. The temperature control feature makes it possible to choose different boiling temperatures. And, its keep warm feature retains the water temperature up to 30-minutes. You can also boil your preferred amount of water, plus the transparent window makes it easy to see the water level gauge.
Its large capacity of 1.7 litres ensures you save energy. And, for safety purposes, this kettle has boil-dry protection and auto shut-off features. It is also cordless with a 360° base that makes it easy to use for both right and left-handed people. The heating element is hidden, which makes it easy to clean.
Why we love it: it has most, if not all Eco features. From a rapid boil feature to a keep warm feature, notification beep, removable filter spout, temperature control panel, and boil-dry protection feature.
Russell Hobbs 24360 Energy Saving Electric Kettle
We love the cutting-edge design, cuteness, and the 3000W performance of this kettle. But these are not the only reasons why we are recommending it. It is a large capacity kettle that holds up to 1.7 litres at a go. With the quick-boil option and a cup-indicator, you can boil one cup in 45 seconds. These features make it possible to save up to 66% of energy.
It has a viewing area to gauge the level of water and a removable filter for easy washing. There is a boil-dry protection feature, and a pour spout feature to keep water from splashing. It also has a 360° base that makes it easy for left-handed people to use.
Don’t forget to check out their energy efficient halogen oven as well to save on your electric bills.
We love it because: it is a rapid boil kettle with 3000W that improves performance, large capacity and can boil 1 cup in 45 seconds that saves up to 60% energy.
Bosch TWK8633GB Electric Kettle With Stainless Steel Interior Base
When it comes to the best energy-efficient kettles, this Bosch model comes highly recommended. It could be the temperature control feature at the base of the kettle that lets you choose between 70 – 100°C. Or the keep warm function that retains water temperature for up to 30 minutes. Maybe it is the large capacity of 1.5 litres. For us, it is these features and many more.
There is the removable limescale filter that ensures your kettle works efficiently even when using hard water. The hidden heating element also makes it easy for you to clean the kettle. It has a 360° base that makes it an excellent choice for all users. We are not forgetting its triple safety system that has boil-dry protection, automatic shut-off, and the ability to switch-off when lifted.
We love it because; it helps saves energy thanks to many features like keep warm, variable temperature control, and a removable and washable limescale filter.
Breville Impressions VKJ755 Eco Electric Kettle
There is so much love about this kettle, all of which make it one of the best energy-saving kettles to buy. It has a rapid boiling feature with a 3KW hidden element that also makes it easy to clean. Its large capacity makes it possible to boil up to 1.7 litres of water, enough for 6 – 8 cups. There is a water level gauge so you can only boil what you need and a removable limescale filter for efficiency.
If you are left-handed, the 360° base comes in hand when using this kettle. Some of the safety features include a codeless base with non-slip stands and a lift-off lid.
We love it because; it helps save energy thanks to the rapid boil, 3KW, and the water level gauge. Its heating element is also hidden making it easy to clean.
Russell Hobbs 25113 Energy Saving Kettle
This energy efficiency kettle has a large capacity (1.7 litres) and a rapid boil system. With this, you can boil 1 cup in just 45 seconds, thus saving up to 66% energy. It is also easy to make one cup by using the water level gauge. Its perfect pour spout ensures there are no water wastage dues to splashes. For easy cleaning, it has a hidden element and shuts off after boiling.
There is a quite boil function that is 75% quieter compared to other Russel Hoobs kettles. The illuminating feature turns blue when the water comes to a boil. The colourful and yet subtle copper ombre will bring a touch of elegance to your kitchen.
We love it because; you can save up to 66% of energy using its smart boil function when not boiling up to the kettles fill. It also has a removable filter to prevent sediments from building up.
Andrew James Lumiglo Electric Kettle
Thanks to the rapid boil feature and the 3000W, it is easy to quickly boil up to 1.7 litres of water using this electric kettle. There are level markers for easy tracking of the levels of water you are boiling. The kettle has a removable and reusable filtering system for limescale to help keep your kettle operating as efficiently as possible.
Safety features for this kettle include non-slip feet, boil-dry protection, and the auto shut-off features. The LED’s illuminations when the kettle is working will brighten up a dull morning when making your favourite beverage.
We love it because; it is a large capacity kettle with high efficiency of 3000W, a rapid boil system, and a water level gauge that lets you measure your desired water level.
AEG EWA7800-U Stainless Steel Energy Efficient Kettle
AEG’s has a Class A eco kettle, an energy-efficient kettle you can count on for your delay needs. First, it is a large capacity kettle with a capacity of up to 1.7 litres. Then, there is the temperature control function with 8 options that enables you to boil at your desired temperature. It also has a keep-warm function that keeps the temperature up to 40 minutes. While we are on energy saving, it has a 1 cup option that boils a cup of your favourite drink in 45 seconds.
There are fancy safety functions on this kettle. For example, there are 3 ways to shut it off- by lifting the kettle, the boil-dry protection, or when the water reaches its boiling point. The concealed element features make it easy to clean the kettle.
We love it because; it saves energy using the rapid boil feature, keep-warm mode, temperature control panels, and 1 cup boiling option. It also gives you 3 preset tea settings.
Ascot Quiet Boil Electric Kettle With Stainless Steel Filter
Do you feel like most electric kettles are noisy for you? Well, this Ascot’s quiet-boil kettle does not only boil your water quietly but also does so in an Eco-fashion. What caught our first attention is that it is BFA-free. The 3000W makes it possible for the kettle to boil water faster than the traditional models. It has a large capacity of 1.6 litres and a 360° base to suit all types of users or kitchen plans.
The pour spout ensures there are fewer or no spills when boiling. The overflow holes, on the hand, allows any water droplets generated from the steam to flow out. There is a stainless steel filter that will come in hand for anyone using hard water.
We love it because; it is BFA free, and comes with boil-dry protection and auto shut-off features. It also has 3000W for faster boiling.
Prestige Eco Kettle 55845 Perfect For Busy Mornings
If you are looking for an economical kettle, then the prestige electric kettle 1.7 litre is an excellent choice. It is made with durable plastic and has a rapid boil feature that boils your favourite drink fast enough. It is also possible to boil your preferred amount using the easy to read water level gauge. And, if you live in an area with hard water, the removable and washable filter will keep your kettle going for longer.
Regardless of the style in your kitchen, or the hand that you use, this kettle’s 360° base makes it perfect for you. For safety, there is the boil-dry protection feature and the rubber feet that are non-slip.
We love it because; Not only does it save energy using the rapid boil feature it is also made from durable plastic. There is also a removable and washable filter that keeps it efficient for longer.
Vektra VEK-1201R Electric Kettle To Keep Your Drink’s Temperature
Last but not least is this energy efficient electric kettle from Vektra. It is by far the best kettle to go for in case you want your water to retain temperature for a longer period. It has a keep-warm function that retains heat for up to 4 hours! It also enables you to save water, thanks to its large capacity options of 1.2, 1.5, and 1.7 litres.
It has a leak-proof button that ensures there is no spillage in case the kettle falls down. The built-in thermostat ensures the kettle goes off when it gets to the boiling point, thus saving energy. This also an excellent choice for anyone looking for a kettle that suits various kitchen designs, or if they are left-handed, thanks to the 360° base.
We love it because; its keep-warm mode keeps the water’s temperature for 4 hours, longer than most of the eco choices available.
Whether your need for an eco kettle is to save energy, water, cost, or the environment, the above 10 kettles will help you achieve just that. And, in some cases, you get pre-programmed tea-making settings for your lazy days.
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