Another popular high-gloss with the ridged design this one is good value for money. Buyers like the 'Lift and Look' feature so you can check the toast's progress mid cycle. The powerful 3KW is a quick boiler and holds up to 8 cups.
This retro set gives a warm 50s style and they both have solid functions. You can choose cream or green if you're not so keen on the blue. The 4 slice toaster has simple cancel, defrost and reheat functions, along with 6 browning levels. The kettle holds 1.7 litre and has an easy to clean removable filter.
This set from Swan will suit a contemporary kitchen design with its high gloss with matte finish and clean ribbon lines. Like many on this list, the 3KW kettle is a solid performer and holds 1.7l capacity.
Lovely traditional design here. A pricier option with its two selling points for the kettle that it is quick and quiet. It takes only 45 seconds to boil a single cup. It is a very quiet operator but there is feedback that is less quiet when it gets scale from hard water. Make sure you remove the plastic insert as although it's meant to be useful for measuring it can lead to a taste issue.
This set looks the absolute business and performs its tasks exceptionally well. If you have the money to spend this is the recommended set. The Dualit brand is particularly known for their toasters. It's designed for commercial use so it will take anything you can throw at it. There's extra wide slots on the toaster and a 'Peep and Pop' function so you can see how it's browning without it stopping from toasting. The kettle has a slepp illuminated window with a water level indicator.
These are the key elements to consider as you go about choosing the right kettle for your needs.
Most of the kettles in our list have a power element of 3kW. You can go for a lower wattage if speed is not an issue. If they take longer though they can end up using more electricity.
Although there are a few whackier styles the two main designs are dome and jug. The dome ones are the more traditional styles with lift-off lids. These can be a little fiddly. Dome designs can have the handle at the top or on the side. In comparison with jug kettles they usually hold more water and have the handle on the side.
Many of our recommended kettles hold up to 1.7 litres. A cup of tea is around 250ml so you’re getting to get over half a dozen cuppas on the go. If you’re regularly using the kettle to heat a single cup then it’s worth checking the minimum capacity of your kettle A larger capacity might be more useful for someone who is boiling water for cooking.
We’re not talking whistling kettles here so none are super loud. However, if you’re after a super silent boiler then look out for models approved by Quiet Mark – who test noise levels in decibels output.