A very interesting title which is very hard to answer.
With hundreds of electric kettles on the market how do you decide which one is best.
Is it a basic no thrills kettle that does what its supposed to do and just boil water or should it be something with a bit of design.
You can get retro. modern, funky and glass designs that would suit certain types of kitchen.
Colour is another consideration that you may need to think about if you need to match other appliances that you own.
Its a hard question to answer so maybe we should look at the best sellers.
Bellow is a selection of best selling electric kettles.
Russell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge Brushed Kettle – 1.7 L
The Cambridge is a classic metal kettle from Russell Hobbs with a super-fast ‘rapid boil zone’.
The rapid boil heats up tap water from tepid to boiling in just 45 seconds so you wont have to wait long if your dying for a cuppa.
There is a red internal water indicator that shows how much water to add denoting 1/2/3 cups and a max level which is 1.7 litres.
It has an easy to pour spout with a removable washable filter.
The kettle is finished with a brushed stainless steel and plastic accents.
Arendo – stainless steel-glass kettle with blue interior LED-illumination
If you prefer a more elegant and modern design then the stainless steel glass kettle from Arendo is a good contender.
Its eye catching blue interior LED light illuminates the glass jug while switched on.
Another feature is the concealed 360° rotational docking base with integrated cord storage.
The 1.7 litre capacity jug has a visible water level indicator and a OneTouch-closure button.
It also comes with an removable, washable integrated limescale filter, boil-dry protection and automatic /manual safety switch.
Morphy Richards Accents 43775 Pyramid Kettle – Cream
This timeless and traditional design is from the Morphy Richards Accents range.
The pyramid design combines style with the functionality of a modern kettle.
The 3kw rapid boil heating element is concealed in the base of the kettle and has a capacity of 1.5 litres.
The on/off switch is illuminated as is the water gauge and it comes with a removable lime-scale filter.
The cordless base swivels 360 degrees so ideal for left or right handed use. Other colours available are Black, Red and Plum.
Kenwood Kmix SKM032 Traditional Kettle,1.25 Litre, Almond Cream
The kMix traditional kettle from Kenwood takes a classic shape in a new direction.
This winner of the prestigious iF design award has a painted stainless steel body with polished metal swivel base.
The base swivels 360 degrees so can be used by left or right handed people.
The sure grip handle and finger pad gives added grip for user comfort.
The on/off switch is illuminated and the kettle has a capacity of 1.25 litres.
There is a removable fine-mesh scale filter which is washable and its also available in peppercorn black.
Bosch TWK7607GB Kettle
This classic compact design from Bosch is a basic kettle with an affordable price tag.
The rapid boil 3kw element is concealed in the base of the kettle so you wont have to wait long for it to boil.
The capacity is 1.7 litres when full but does have an energy saving minimum fill of 0.25 litres.
The flip top lid is button operated and it has a easy to read water level indicator.
The base swivels 360 degrees for your connivance.